Yes, my little huckleberries, today I have a pop quiz for you. Anyone who answers all 5 questions correctly will receive a gold star ⭐️ which, I think we can agree, is quite nice. What more could you want?
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Q1: What was Ms. Bean doing when the power went out at 6:00 p.m. on Friday?
A. Editing a new blog post about the meaning of life.
B. Playing an old-time word game, UpWords, with her sweet patootie whilst enjoying Classic Vinyl on SiriusXM.
C. Making a chocolate soufflé to celebrate the weekend.
D. Writing a strongly worded tweet criticizing Space Karen for ruining Twitter.
Q2: What caused the power to start flickering and turn off in a dramatic ending to a long week?
A. A roofing shingle on our house came loose, crashed down onto a utility line, and *bam* no power.
B. A crazed squirrel a few blocks over ate through an electrical line and *shazam* no power.
C. Torrential rain and high winds knocked over an old tree onto an electric substation and *kapow* no power.
D. Thor the God of Thunder, son of Odin and Freya and source of the name for Thursday, had a hissy fit and *poof* no power.
Q3: What did Ms. Bean mutter when she saw realized what had happened?
A. Now what?!!
B. Where is that damned squirrel!
C. The end is nigh, repent ye sinners while ye may.
D. Holy Fricking Mole-y! I’M. NOT. HAPPY.
Q4: How long did the power outage last and what was the temperature inside the house when it came back on?
A. A few minutes then all was well again; temperature remained at 68ºF.
B. A few hours just long enough for Ms. Bean to fret about the food in the refrigerator going bad; temperature went down to 65ºF.
C. 16 hours meaning that Ms. Bean slept fitfully knowing the food in the refrigerator had gone bad, but not the freezer… yet; temperature plummeted to 56ºF.
D. over 24 hours thereby causing the food in the refrigerator and the freezer to go bad; temperature bottomed out at 54ºF.
Q5: Did Ms. Bean and Zen-Den go to the grocery store on Saturday and spend mucho dinero to buy food to replace what was in the refrigerator when the power went out?
A. Yes, of course they did.
B. Nope, the power outage was just a blip.
C. Maybe, but first they went to buy a lottery ticket feeling it’d be the best way to finance the unanticipated expense of buying food for the refrigerator again having been grocery shopping on Friday afternoon.
D. What makes you think they went grocery shopping on a Saturday?
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