Thursday, December 5, 2013

Friday Flash 55.....



Flint Junior College...1968
Mr. Drew was no-nonsense instructor, and he hated slackers.
The verdict was still out about me, until one day he woke me out of
a nap in Western Civilization 101.
"Mr. Haynes, what year did Garibaldi unify The Papal States?"
(No Clue)
'Ummm...1870?'
"Ha!!! Out of the mouths of babes...."


A true story, and the answer was pulled right out of my ass! He never asked me anything again.
If you or anyone you know is a lucky guesser or has written a Friday Flash 55
Please come tell The G-Man
I will visit, read, enjoy, comment.....Then BOOK!
So from the most slacking host from coast to coast...
Have a Kick Ass Week-End!!!

( I got a C+ in the class...hehehehehe)

41 comments:

Brian Miller said...

ha.
had to teach world history last year....i remember giribaldi...
a lucky save...ha
how come it never worked out that way for me...smiles.

i wrote two this week...choose your own adventure...

my poetic 55

my more story 55

Brian Miller said...

shazam!

Gabriella said...

I am not sure I know a lucky guesser but I have written a 55. Here is my Ode To 55.

Mary said...

Cool story. I have never been a lucky guesser; but I enjoy doing 55's. Here is mine.

Nara Malone said...

I did that in Calculus once, then he asked me to show him how I got the answer. I never could keep history dates straight.


Mine is here: Blessing the Hounds

Heaven said...

Don't know the answer but history is one of my fav subjects ~ Am playing along ~

Scarlet Verses: Of spring dreams

Alice Audrey said...

Off hand I'd say you were a genius. My ass produces completely different answers. :)

Mine is up


Margaret said...

C+ for sleeping! That's pretty amazing.

My Angel"

I will be back between commercials and after "Sound of Music" - it is LIVE on NBC - a theatrical production with Carry Underwood. Grew up on that show - also our family has participated in it many times.

Margaret said...

UGH

My Angel

That's what I get for being in a hurry.

Mama Zen said...

Quick in your sleep, eh, G-Man?

The poem I've got up on my poetry blog is 55 words . . . if you don't count all the parentheses. Margaret told me to give you a shout; she thinks you'd get a kick out of it.

TALON said...

Obviously you were dreaming about Garibaldi...right? :)

My 55: Ornamental

Fireblossom said...

I knew that. NOT!!!

grapeling said...

One time, I knocked over a cup of coffee after falling asleep.

My 55 is a tribute to Mr. Mandela. ~

Brandi B. said...

I cheated in latin class. All my guesses were "lucky".

Ann (bunnygirl) said...

Maybe it really is true we can learn subconsciously as we dream?

I wrote about a clever idea, too. Coincidence? Prada Marfa

Björn said...

Wonderfully lucky... and a true story also... This week I have one for this... ha.. so many dVerse entries coming here.
http://brudberg.wordpress.com/2013/12/05/on-shores-of-susquehanna/

Lydia said...

You have to be way more than a "lucky guesser" to have had that experience, G. There are some psychic genes inside those jeans, at least that day there were!

Isn't Brian cute with his "shazam!" at being numero uno this week?!

Remembered

Grandmother (Mary) said...

Just when you needed it! Well done. Here's mine:

http://journeyintoelderhood.blogspot.it/2013/12/mistress-of-magic.html

Yvonne Osborne said...

I would never guess you for a slacker! I'm trying not to be. Up and at em just for you. Here is my ode to Red Rover.

ramblingsfromamum said...

I wish I had pulled some answers out of my…. took me back though and here is my contribution G Man - on the 55 http://ramblingsfromamum.wordpress.com/2013/12/06/a-time/

hedgewitch said...

I always say you know a ot more than you say you do, Galen--I'm betting your subconscious works along in overdrive while your brain is otherwise occupied.

Well, my internet is back up, and I'm playin politics:

Curds

Be around to read after some coffee and I have a few intimate moments alone.

Other Mary said...

Ha - I always knew you were above average!

Linc said...

Lucky indeed! That's a great way to build a reputation, though I'm not sure if it'd be good or bad!

I'm with Alice Aubrey on this; my ass has never been so useful.

Here's mine: Mandela

Akila G said...

Ha! lucky you. here is mine: a bit of well, melancholy that rides my mind now http://randomlynovel.blogspot.in/2013/12/the-inevitable.html

janaki nagaraj said...

Hahaha...nice.
Mine is here - http://janakinagaraj.com/2013/12/soul-within.html

razzamadazzle said...

Someone must have been helping you out! Love the luck of the G-Man!

Mine is HERE.

Amelia Elizabeth said...

So happy to have found your blog and this meme! Here's my first one - Day Off

Glenn Buttkus said...

Another dVerse tribute to you & the Flash 55, G-Man; expect dozens more than usual today; well deserved, sir. Mine is called MIRACLE IN THE BURBS
http://bibliosity.blogspot.com/2013/12/miracle-in-burbs.html

Tempest Nightingale LeTrope said...

I've not written a Flash 55, but I'll tell a tale of when I was in nursing school. I was working nights (which I still do) and going to school during the day. Ugh! The women who ran the program were a bunch of unsympathetic See You Next Tuesdays, overall. I dozed off in class one time. This instructor knew that I worked nights, but that carried no weight with her. She drew up this manifesto after that, all because of me. I never realized that I had such power! She was really pissed off that I dared fall asleep during her terribly exciting lecture!

grapeling said...

back for another helping of 55 - hope you don't mind, Galen ~

Eric (Bubba) Alder said...

Sorry I'm late!

’Tis The Season 55

John (@bookdreamer) said...

What's luck gots to do with it ( oh wrong song)


Here

awakenedwords said...

sometimes the guess is the best answer.

My very late 55

http://wp.me/p1ZKiY-30o

Lady In Read said...

my history teacher - well he just read out of the book,. but his life lessons were fascinating..
http://myrandrspace.blogspot.com/2013/12/treasure-trove-thursday-of-fun-friday.html

manicddaily said...

Much better than a D-minus! Maybe you were sleep learning! Always fine. Hope all well. k.

Here's mine.

http://manicddaily.wordpress.com/2013/12/07/blue-in-55/

raivenne.com said...

Taking a slight poetic turn with my 55 words.

http://wp.me/pPury-10d

freyawrites.com said...

Hey G-Man - Claudia pointed me in your direction. Here's my 55 for the week - sorry it's late teacher ;-)

http://freyawrites.com/2013/12/05/the-big-reveal-dverse-form-for-all/

lynnieg1948 said...

You do live a charmed life Galen!!

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GAB said...

Seems to me I did that just once myself I hadnt fallen asleep but was writing a not to a girlfriend but some how I got the right answer! I also got a C in that class. (not sure what class it was though cant remember that!)

Margaret said...

Finally finished participating in last Friday's 55's :) Now I'm ready for this weeks, but I will be posting a bit later tonight. See you then.