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Felicia Nimue Ackerman (Nimue)
Posted on Thursday, May 19, 2005 - 9:07 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

HINT: Remember the puzzle title. Why would one particular year be particularly good for my making a point in the situation in question??
Lynne (Lynne)
Posted on Thursday, May 19, 2005 - 9:39 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does it matter who hosts the sedar?
The actual location of the meal?

We went to one last year but due to two other engagements on the same day this year we couldn't attend (typical - no invitations for weeks, and then three on one day). Would this reason for not going fulfil the same criteria as your example? Or would you have to turn it down regardless of having a particular reason to do so?

Supposing we couldn't go last year, but could this year, would something about 2005 supersede 2004?
Felicia Nimue Ackerman (Nimue)
Posted on Thursday, May 19, 2005 - 10:01 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Lynne (Lynne) on Thursday, May 19, 2005 - 09:39 pm:


Does it matter who hosts the sedar? yes
The actual location of the meal? yope

We went to one last year but due to two other engagements on the same day this year we
couldn't attend (typical - no invitations for weeks, and then three on one day). Would this reason
for not going fulfil the same criteria as your example? no Or would you have to turn it down
regardless of having a particular reason to do so? I wouldn't go in any case, but there's something special about this year

Supposing we couldn't go last year, but could this year, would something about 2005
supersede 2004? yes
Lynne (Lynne)
Posted on Thursday, May 19, 2005 - 10:09 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the something special about this year a religious thing? Obvious to non-religious people? Would it be obvious worldwide?
On particular continents?
Felicia Nimue Ackerman (Nimue)
Posted on Friday, May 20, 2005 - 7:36 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Lynne (Lynne) on Thursday, May 19, 2005 - 10:09 pm:


Is the something special about this year a religious thing? no Obvious to non-religious people? equally obvious to religious & non-religious people
Would it be obvious worldwide? no
On particular continents?yope
John Morahan (Wunderland)
Posted on Friday, May 27, 2005 - 10:50 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is there something about this year which gives you a particularly good excuse for not going? or is it something that would make it difficult to find a good excuse?
Felicia Nimue Ackerman (Nimue)
Posted on Friday, May 27, 2005 - 11:27 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By John Morahan (Wunderland) on Friday, May 27, 2005 - 10:50 pm:


Is there something about this year which gives you a particularly good excuse for not going? yesish
or is it something that would make it difficult to find a good excuse? no
John Morahan (Wunderland)
Posted on Saturday, May 28, 2005 - 1:17 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is it something specific to you?
Is it something specific to the people who might invite you?
Felicia Nimue Ackerman (Nimue)
Posted on Saturday, May 28, 2005 - 8:13 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By John Morahan (Wunderland) on Saturday, May 28, 2005 - 01:17 am:


Is it something specific to you? yes
Is it something specific to the people who might invite you? yope
John Morahan (Wunderland)
Posted on Saturday, May 28, 2005 - 8:41 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is it something that happenned to you this year? if so, was it expected?
Is it something you did this year? intentionally?
Is your age relevant? a significant birthday? or anniversary?
Will the same thing apply next year? any future year?
Felicia Nimue Ackerman (Nimue)
Posted on Saturday, May 28, 2005 - 8:51 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

y John Morahan (Wunderland) on Saturday, May 28, 2005 - 08:41 pm:


Is it something that happenned to you this year? yes if so, was it expected? yes
Is it something you did this year? yope intentionally? yes
Is your age relevant? yope a significant birthday? no or anniversary? no
Will the same thing apply next year? yes but not quite as well any future year? yes
John Morahan (Wunderland)
Posted on Saturday, May 28, 2005 - 9:00 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

How long were you expecting it - less than: a day? a week? a month? a year? a decade?
Is the year 2005, as opposed to your age in the year 2005, relevant?
Is the number 2005 (other than the year) relevant?
Felicia Nimue Ackerman (Nimue)
Posted on Saturday, May 28, 2005 - 9:31 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By John Morahan (Wunderland) on Saturday, May 28, 2005 - 09:00 pm:


How long were you expecting it - less than: a day? no a week? no a month?no a year? yes a decade?
Is the year 2005, as opposed to your age in the year 2005, relevant? no
Is the number 2005 (other than the year) relevant? no
Hannah Kinghern (Kdoc)
Posted on Tuesday, May 31, 2005 - 8:57 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

so did you want to be able to say something like, 'I was invited to a sedar this year but I said no because X'? where X is something new about you? something that has been true about you for the first time this year? where X is a reason you could not go? where X is a reason you would not want to go?

would you be in a position this year to be able to give a particularly witty reason for not going?

could you be in this same position if you were male?

is it relevant how old you are in relation to other people? are you entering any special and relevant age band?
Felicia Nimue Ackerman (Nimue)
Posted on Wednesday, June 01, 2005 - 7:19 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Hannah Kinghern (Kdoc) on Tuesday, May 31, 2005 - 08:57 pm:


so did you want to be able to say something like, 'I was invited to a sedar this year but I said
no because X'?yope where X is something new about you? yes something that has been true about
you for the first time this year? yes where X is a reason you could not go? no where X is a reason you
would not want to go? no

would you be in a position this year to be able to give a particularly witty reason for not
going? well. . . I like to think so

could you be in this same position if you were male? yes

is it relevant how old you are in relation to other people? yope are you entering any special and
relevant age band? no
John Morahan (Wunderland)
Posted on Thursday, June 02, 2005 - 5:52 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Something about you has changed this year - was this change: physical? mental? emotional? psychological? social? geographical? other?
Felicia Nimue Ackerman (Nimue)
Posted on Thursday, June 02, 2005 - 6:01 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By John Morahan (Wunderland) on Thursday, June 02, 2005 - 05:52 pm:


Something about you has changed this year - was this change: physical? no mental? no emotional? no
psychological? no social? yes| geographical? no other? well, find out the species of "social"; it does fa;ll in a recxognized sub-category
John Morahan (Wunderland)
Posted on Thursday, June 02, 2005 - 7:19 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does the change relate to how you interact with others? in general? in a specific situation? with specific people? are you interacting with new people? no longer interacting with certain people?
Felicia Nimue Ackerman (Nimue)
Posted on Thursday, June 02, 2005 - 8:04 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By John Morahan (Wunderland) on Thursday, June 02, 2005 - 07:19 pm:


Does the change relate to how you interact with others? yesishin general? no in a specific situation? yes with
specific people? yes are you interacting with new people? yesish no longer interacting with certain people? no
John Morahan (Wunderland)
Posted on Thursday, June 02, 2005 - 8:11 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Are these specific people: one person? less than 5? 10? 50? 100? the same 50-60 people who might invite you?
Have you become a member of an organization?
Have you formed a relationship with someone who might be offended if you attended?
Felicia Nimue Ackerman (Nimue)
Posted on Thursday, June 02, 2005 - 8:52 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By John Morahan (Wunderland) on Thursday, June 02, 2005 - 08:11 pm:


Are these specific people: one person? no less than 5? no 10? 50? 100? the same 50-60 people
who might invite you? probably between 10 & 50 & not the same people who woyuld invite me
Have you become a member of an organization? irrel
Have you formed a relationship with someone who might be offended if you attended? no
John Morahan (Wunderland)
Posted on Friday, June 03, 2005 - 10:28 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the specific situation: formal? informal? work-related?
Would you interact with these people in the same way they interact with one another?
Are they a group of people? or a number of separate individuals?
Do they all know one another?
also, do the people who might invite you all know one another?