Divorced, beheaded, died.
Divorced, beheaded, survived.
That’s the macabre mnemonic that’s been taught for years to remember the fates of each of King Henry VIII’s six wives. It’s that second one in line that is probably the best remembered of Henry’s harem. It was on May 19, 1536 that Anne Boleyn, second wife of Henry VIII, was beheaded just days after being convicted of the crimes of adultery, incest and high treason. More than likely, Anne wasn’t guilty of any of that nonsense… the king just needed a convenient excuse to get her non-son bearing womb out of the way so he could marry his newest flavor of the month, Jane Seymour.
Before being legally murdered by her husband, Anne did give birth to a future outright queen of England, none other than Elizabeth I. Talk about having some strange parents…
And now it’s time for The Nest to lose its head, along with all of our marbles, in answering this week’s Share Your World questions… hosted, as always, by Melanie!
Do you become discouraged by the annual “Blogging Ennui” phenomenon that comes around every year? (it’s early this year IMO) (blogging ennui means (to me) a distinct slow down in writing and participation, which lasts an indefinite period of time).
Eh, I get more discouraged by the permanent loss of so many people who used to be prolific bloggers and participants here. Looking at the comments on some of my older posts makes me realize how many people who used to be a daily part of my online life are now doing….. well, not blogging anymore. I continue to chug away even if only four or five people on average are going to stop by to tell me how shitty my posts are…
If you were in a room filled with you and your doppelganger and 2 billion dollars, what would you do? What do you think your doppelganger would do?
Well, hopefully he’d help me carry all that money out of there and home. Can you imagine how much all those bills would weigh? Let alone if a bunch of it was in change! I’d gladly let my twin have half of the jack, and if he’s anything like me, he’d be more than satisfied with that cut…
A building is burning. You have time to either save a child trapped inside or a valuable painting which you would then sell, using the money to save 20 children from starvation. What would you do and why?
I’d find myself another theoretical moral dilemma to get involved in. That kid’s on its own, and neither me nor my doppelganger are gonna be spending the money we get from that valuable Bob Ross masterpiece on anything as frivolous as child hunger. As
Anne Boleyn Marie Antoinette once said, let them eat cake!
What’s your opinion of yams or sweet potatoes?
I’d like to think this question was inspired by my answer to the Australia part of last week’s world food query. Even if it wasn’t, that won’t stop me from taking a bow and patting myself on the back…
Patiently waiting for the standing ovation you’re all giving me to subside……
Now as for yams…….. well, once again, in the immortal words of Paul Hogan:
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