Debate Of The Week #6

It must be Friday because it’s time to drop your socks and grab your tux again for Big Mike’s Debate of the Week! Wait Wait Wait!  It’s not Friday, it’s Wednesday!

Well, sorry I missed last week but life happens.  And this week I will be in Chi-Town for Easter.  I just wanted to get you a little something to hold you over for the holiday until I get back.

Two weeks ago I asked you, if you had a choice of the following which one would it be and why?  A Blood Lusting Zombie, A normal Run of The Mill Vampire, A Bad Ass Throat Ripping Werewolf, or The Last Human on Earth.

Many of you surprised me by wanting to face the world as The Last Human on Earth.  I’m not sure I have a strong enough mental state to do that.  Plus I would want to try being something I was not before I leave this world.  I’m adventurous that way.  So for those who chose to be the human, remember I gave you the choice to be something different when I show up at your door or cave or wherever as the Bad Ass Throat Ripping Werewolf.

On to the Debate Of The Week!

Wooo Hooo, we are coming up to a bunch of Federally recognized holidays.  Alright, so we really aren’t but that statement makes this post work.  Cut me some slack here.

So back to the glory I intended.  Yeah!  Free days off from work.  That is if you are employed.  Which I can happily say I will be as of Monday April 9.

So here is the Debate of the week.  If you could choose the day that holidays are recognized what day would that be?  Let me clarify.

Here is a list of 2012 US Federally recognized holidays.

Monday, January 2 New Year’s Day
Monday, January 16 Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Monday, February 20 Washington’s Birthday
Monday, May 28 Memorial Day
Wednesday, July 4 Independence Day
Monday, September 3 Labor Day
Monday, October 8 Columbus Day
Monday, November 12 Veterans Day
Thursday, November 22 Thanksgiving Day
Tuesday, December 25 Christmas Day

Now you can see that most industries’ employees get the benefit of usually getting the day after a weekend off (unless you are in retail or other service type industry).

So here is my clarification to the question.

Now that you can see the days that the holidays fall on, is this the ideal day off for you?  Or would you rather your place of employment give you Fridays off instead of the Federally accepted Monday off?  Another way to look at what I’m asking is; would you rather have the long weekend start on a Friday and end on a Sunday or begin on a Saturday and end on Monday?

Does that make sense?  Too bad if it doesn’t.  Go back to work then if you want to nit pick.  No Holidays For You!  And you have to pay extra for bread!

I view holidays like the back of your head if you had a mullet.  You know, business in the front, party in the back.

For me the decision is null right now since I’m technically unemployed until after Easter.  But I could see voting being a 50/50 split.  I guess I would prefer to only work Monday – Thursday and have the week end for me sooner (in my own little bubble this works).  But then I can see where people dread Mondays.

I say for those of you that dread Mondays, drink more coffee and deal with it.  I want my Fridays off!

I guess our system of holidays could be a little more jacked up or overwhelming.  Take for example, Japan.  They have random holidays.  About 18+ holidays.  Here is a little snippet.

My favorites were midori no hi (Greenery Day) observed at the beginning of May.  This is just to celebrate an old emperor’s love for plants.

How about kodomo no hi (Children’s Day).  On this day parents spend the day with their children, usually the boys and they go out for food and a day of fun.  It’s supposed to be about planning and nurturing the child’s future.

This one always got me, taiiku no hi (Health and Sports Day).  The day is to celebrate the opening day of the Olympics back in 1964.  Talk about extending the memory….

One last thing on Japanese holidays.  I know there are some Valentine’s Day Haterade drinkers out there, so this is for you.  They don’t just have one Valentine’s Day, they have two.  The first one is for the guy to receive gifts; actually on Valentine’s Day(14 Feb), and the other is for the woman in mid March, called White Day.  Be glad you are in the US, haters.

Alright time to reel this post back in to it’s intended purpose.

Where do you stand?  What is better? Get Friday off and go back to work Monday or Get Saturday thru Monday off and back to the grindstone on Tuesday?  Or would you like your days off at another time?

Let’s hear it.  Sound off!

One last thing for ya.  A few helpful tips for your Easter weekend:

1) If you’re getting melted chocolate all over your fingers, you’re eating it too slow!

2) If you can’t eat all of your chocolate, it can be kept in the freezer for some time.  But if you can’t eat it all, what’s wrong with you?

3) Chocolate has a lot of preservatives.  It makes you look younger.  So eat up!

4) In my world; chocolate covered raisins, cherries, oranges, and strawberries count as fruit.  So eat as much as you want.

5) If you’re trying to loose weight, try eating a chocolate egg before every meal.  This way it will suppress your appetite and therefore you will eat less during meal time.

 

 

 

Have a Happy Easter!

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Debate Of The Week #5

It must be Friday because it’s time to drop your socks and grab your tux again for Big Mike’s Debate of the Week!

Two weeks ago I asked you who has the best french fries?  McDonald’s – Burger King – Wendy’s – Chick-fil-A – or self nominate a restaurant.  There seemed to be a mix of likes on this topic.  I think it would just be safe to say that french fries are good and as long as you can find a hot one you should enjoy it with whatever else you like.

I really enjoy doing these Debates of the Week.  I hope you are too.  Here is a topic close to my heart.  As I told you in my one post “Something To Think About” I love scary movies, specifically zombie ones.  This topic might not be for everyone but I think it would be interesting to hear from those that are not into these types of things.  You never know, you might have to make a choice such as this at some point in your life.  December 21, 2012 comes to mind……

So let’s get down and dirty.  I want to know if you had a choice of the following which one would it be and why?

1) A Blood Lusting Zombie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2) A normal Run of The Mill Vampire (and not a sparkly one from the Twilight series)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3) A Bad Ass Throat Ripping Werewolf

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4) The Last Human on Earth

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For me the first 3 are tough to choose from.  They all have their pros and cons.  But out of them all I’m leaning toward the Bad Ass Werewolf.  Here are my reasons:

ZOMBIE

The Zombie has it’s weaknesses.  It would eventually decay even though it is already dead.  I don’t see any life force that keeps it alive except the constant consumption of humans and animals.  And there are only so many humans to go around.  Unless you watch the AMC show The Walking Dead.  The only thing that works is the tried and true method of shooting them in the head.  Other than that, those damn things don’t seem to have a weakness.  Oh of course you could drop them in a well or lock them in a barn.  I guess that would make them stupid creatures.  Plus with my luck I would be a slow mover zombie.  That makes it a bad choice for me.

VAMPIRE

The Vampire, again has it’s weaknesses.  What if all the humans are gone then they are left with cannibalism or whatever it is called for them.  Then you have vampires going after vampires. Or even worse you’re left with sucking on a cow or pig. That is just not a good thing, all that cholesterol.  Your main weakness will be the only other thing that can really kill you, a werewolf.  Plus all that biting and flying around, just not for me.  I like to be on the ground (I’m afraid of heights).  Vampires are another bad choice for me.

LAST HUMAN

Then there is the Last Human.  Ugh, need I say more?  I guess it would be OK for a week but then what?  I would get bored because of no Facebook updates or Twitter comments to read.  And have you ever tried playing Words With Friends by yourself?  You can’t!  It’s in the name.  You’re left with setting up and talking to manikins like Will Smith in I am Legend.  I guess if you’re a guy the best thing would be that you don’t have to put the toilet seat down anymore.  The human has way too many cons.  If your not a doctor or nurse you’re screwed.  Might as well wrap yourself in bubble wrap and sit in a corner so nothing happens to you.  But then you might pop all the bubble wrap out of boredom.   Now you’re really screwed.  Have fun with that life.  Next!

WEREWOLF

So that leaves me with the Werewolf.  I would be the tricky bastard that changes from human form to a hairy beast (not much of a change except for the head hair).  That means I’ll have hair again (Hells yeah!).  I would also have some kick ass nails that would be great for back scratches.  I guess I really don’t need to go much further than that.  Plus who or what is gonna mess with a werewolf, Van Helsing?  Bring it buddy!

Now it’s your turn.  Which one will it be for you and why………

Do you remember the rules for the Debate of the Week?  If not check them out Here.

Enjoy your weekend!  I know I will…..It’s my birthday on Sunday!

Debate Of The Week

Since I have been struggling with finishing the stories I have already started, I figured why not start another one.  I will make Fridays, “The Debate of the Week” day.  I want this to be an interactive type of post so that I can learn more about my readers.  That, and hopefully pull more people into conversations that normally just click and read and not comment (like me). 🙂

The Rules:

1) Simply post a comment as to which is your choice with 1 or 2 reasons why or answer the questions I give you

2) If you are split in your decision still try and choose just 1 option

3) That’s it!  It is that simple!  And the next Friday I will talk about the results before the next Debate.

So here we go!

The Debate (What’s better?)

In the spirit of tomorrow, Saturday 18 Feb being marked National Drink Wine Day, drinking will be the first topic to tackle!  Woo Hoo!  Like our society needs yet another reason to drink, right?  But hey, everything in moderation is OK.  At least in my world or what “They” say is good for me.  The list of benefits for drinking wine seems to grow every year. A glass of wine a day has been shown to improve heart health, reduce forgetfulness, help you lose weight, boost your immunity, and help prevent bone loss.  Sounds like a magical cure for all things bad, right?  But I’m a little skeptical on the “They” say it is good for you.  Who is “They?”  OK, forget about the “They” thing.  I just wanted you to get that brain chugging (pun intended).

I’m an Italian.  So I should like wine.  It’s in my bloodline.  But I just can’t drink the stuff.  It gives me headaches and sometimes leads to the almighty migraine.  I just can’t figure it out.  I felt so left out at family meals during the holidays when everyone would be drinking the homemade deliciousness.  Oh well!  I would drink my glass of water and press on.

Like I stated in my one post These Buds Are For Me, I do like beer but of the dark porter or stout type. The less I can see through the beer the better for me.  I also like some alcohol.  I’m a whiskey guy.  I can remember back in college I would hide a bottle of Jack in that wardrobe thingy closet in my room.  My drink of choice was whiskey sours but then at fraternity parties I would partake in many other types.  I really liked Kamikazes and gin-juice.  I can also remember a few blurry nights of Mad Dog 20/20 with a few keg stands.  So enough about me and what I like.

How about you? 

Your options are Wine – Beer – Spirits/Alcohol

Are you a wine, beer or mixed or straight spirit/alcohol drinker?

If you drink wine is it the hype of the benefits that keep you drinking it?

If you are a beer drinker what brand is “yours” or what kind do you like?  Do you like wine too?

Spirit drinker?  What’s your drink of choice and why do you drink spirits and not wine or beer?

Enjoy your weekend!