Monday, September 14, 2009

The Best Post Ever!

The other day, I blogged my heart out and confided about my worries about Nicki and her refrigeratorphilia. Why does she keep staring at our freezer? What does it mean? Is there a mouse? Is Nicki insane? Is the mouse insane? How long are cats supposed to live, anyway?

And for the most part, people were suportive, commenting that I was a wonderful person. Some troublemakers suggested that it was a mouse and one schadenfreudeist said "I can't wait til Nikki (sic) delivers a mouse to you as a present. Oh, that will be the best post ever."

Nice, right?

But it got me thinking.

What do you, as a reader, want?

Do you want happy posts, or do you want to be entertained?

Let's take a quiz and find out! For each question, answer "A" or "B".

1. On Monday morning, when I read Marinka's blog, I hope to find out:

A. That her weekend was relaxing and peaceful.
B. That surely this was the weekend that she'll tell us that Husbandrinka sent her packing! How much more can a mere mortal take?

2. When Marinka first got Nicki, what were your hopes and dreams?

A. A seamless integration into the family, and years of enjoyment.
B. That Nicki was really a cougar, and would tear the entire family apart. Preferably after she developed opposable thumbs and set up a camera to record the whole thing for multiple You Tube views.

3. When Marinka started reading Ulysses, you thought:

A. What a wonderful way to expand one's horizons! I want to be more like Marinka.
B. I give it a day, tops.

4. I look forward to Marinka's memoir being published.

A. Absolutely! Sign me up for multiple copies!
B. Absolutely! And it will be delivered to me by a unicorn!

5. These questions written in the third person, make me think that:

A. Marinka is paying homage to blogging idol Bossy. How fun!
B. Marinka is starting to crack. How fun!

6. Mama and Papa are

A. Beloved blog characters.
B. So Central Casting that they're obviously made up. Can't wait for Crap on Poops, or whatever that illiterate hate website is to expose her!


Ok! Quiz over! Pencils down! Tally up the As and the Bs.

If you chose mostly "A"s, you are a wonderful person and a asset to the human race. I hope that you are cloned and there will be more of you around soon. Unless cloning is painful, of course, because I only wish you the very best.

If you chose mostly "B"s, you are not a wonderful person, but because I suspect that you are ever so slightly unstable, I will say nothing further. But believe you me, I will be thinking it. Hard.

If you chose the exact same number of As and you did Bs, you're obviously trying to sabotage my post. Therefore, you are in the not wonderful person category.


Blogger ♥ Braja said...

I got all C's...

September 14, 2009 at 12:44 AM  
Blogger Johbird said...

Quick question - is it "Nicki" as this post implies, or "Niki" as your blog header's "Nightly Niki" suggests? Clearly, none of these is "Nikki", but you can see how one would become confused...

September 14, 2009 at 2:05 AM  
Blogger Beth said...

Oh! A test! I may just come back later. I think my pencil just broke.

September 14, 2009 at 6:11 AM  
Blogger Maureen@IslandRoar said...

There really should be an essay question; not everyone rocks on multiple choice.
Ohm and put me on the list to have the memoirs delivered by that unicorn. Cool!

September 14, 2009 at 8:39 AM  
Blogger pam said...

I chose 'B's and so what, I'm not wonderful. What I want to know is did you buy Nikki the camera yet?

September 14, 2009 at 9:45 AM  
Blogger Christy said...

Please have a unicorn deliver my copies pronto!

September 14, 2009 at 10:07 AM  
Blogger daydreamymama said...

My choices were all A's. However, I add the footnote that I hope bad things continue to happen, but only in your imagination, so that I can keep reading your posts and laughing my ass off. But it's important that your life go well, so that you can keep writing.
Er, does that make sense? But wait, does that mean that I am encouraging you to develop some form of schizophrenia? That won't get any posts written.

September 14, 2009 at 10:47 AM  
Blogger Teacher Mommy said...

I always score very well on standardized tests.

But you aren't standard. So I failed.

But you'd be so BORING if everything was sunshine and daffodils!

September 14, 2009 at 10:51 AM  
Blogger Maddness of Me said...

B's across the board. Yes, I already know I'm sick and twisted. I'm looking in to therapy but I suspect you secretly love it.

September 14, 2009 at 11:55 AM  
Blogger the mama bird diaries said...

I was just thinking that Nikki might catch MORE than one mouse. It could be a whole family. And she'd probably bring it to your bedroom... like breakfast in bed for you all. Keep your camera handy.

September 14, 2009 at 11:57 AM  
Blogger Aunt Becky said...

I KNEW I shouldn't have taken those Certs from that hippie. Retsin center my ass!

September 14, 2009 at 1:28 PM  
Blogger WA said...

Why is there a test today? You said there'd be no tests today.

And I'm cool with whatever you write about as long as you don't investigate the litter box again.

September 14, 2009 at 2:35 PM  
Blogger Janet said...

Man. Only you can make me laugh this way, I swear.

September 14, 2009 at 3:25 PM  
Blogger Domestic Goddess (In Training) said...

Can we get a little better bloggy karma if we are mostly b's, but admit that we feel slightly bad about it?

September 14, 2009 at 3:59 PM  
Blogger A Mom on Spin said...

All "B"s obviously except the questions about Mama and Papa who are definitely beloved blog characters!

September 14, 2009 at 4:29 PM  
Blogger Tanya said...

I so enjoy your blog --- I check daily in an obsessive way. Our lives couldn't be more different. Perhaps that is why I love your stories so much. Also, I really hate cats.

September 14, 2009 at 5:37 PM  

Just tell it like it is. Make me laugh. Love the mom and dad. They are hysterical. Your blog is humorous and just shows that you are human...and have a sense of humor.

September 14, 2009 at 6:39 PM  
Blogger Brandy Rose said...


September 15, 2009 at 5:17 PM  
Blogger Brandy Rose said...

but B's only because you have to admit, a blog with a cougar and a unicorn together with the drama of drug use all in one post...exciting!

September 15, 2009 at 5:56 PM  
Blogger Anna See said...

I get comment freeze because you and your readers are so darn witty it leaves me feeling a wee bit insecure. I will tell you that I got mostly A's-- although I am intrigued by the unicorn. :)

September 15, 2009 at 10:58 PM  
Blogger jessicabold said...

Never thought of giving a QUIZ! Great idea...I'm stealing it...maybe...not sure if I'd have enough responses to be accurate and stuff...

September 16, 2009 at 12:10 PM  

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