Responsibility 199, what is it?

Responsibility 199 is a belief; I believe that to be healthy and to increase my longevity I need to weigh 199 pounds or less...
Responsibility 199 is a need; I need to reduce my weight, reduce my percentage of body fat, and the elevated threat of disease my present condition presents...
Responsibility 199 is a mission; I recognize that achieving 199 will be a challenge, perhaps the hardest I have ever undertaken...
Responsibility 199 is a commitment; I acknowledge that I must commit to action, commit to change, commit to myself and those I love to achieve this mission, to increase my longevity...
Responsibility 199 is ME.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Day 87 - Riddle Me This

A good Tuesday to one and all. The picture there is a recent sunset near home. I was waiting for my son to finish soccer practice and watched the sun fall behind this cloud and give us this cool shot. Not the coolest sunset picture ever, but, in Illinois we don't get many cool sunset pictures. Sunrises over Lake Michigan can be very cool, but sunsets, not so much.

I'm going to lighten things up today here. My past several posts have been a bit on the serious side although for good reason. Don't get me wrong this getting-healthy is serious stuff; but every so often you just have to look in another direction for a bit.

So, I have some questions for you, lets see if you or any of those around you got answers for me...

1- Sam is a butcher, no not the one from the Brady Bunch. Anyhow he is six feet - two inches tall, wears size 11 shoes, has a 38 inch waist, and wears a size 7-1/2 hat... What does he weigh?

2- Sam doesn't diet mainly because he is addicted to pancakes. He owns a single frying pan in which he can cook two pancakes at once. He uses a timer to cook his pancakes for one minute on each side, very meticulous he is. How can Sam cook three pancakes in just three minutes?

3- Sam goes for a walk in a nearby field and finds something he likes to eat. It has no bones, it has no meat. He puts it in his pocket, takes it home, puts it on the counter and forgets about it. Three day's later, he notices it walking away. What was it?

Enjoy this day!

Responsibility 199 - Gotta Do It!!


  1. OK, this brought back horrible memories of those math questions I could never answer! I would sit with my dad & get so frustrated & upset & scream! My mind did not work that way.. same with Geometry.... hated it! Did fine with other math classes.

    So, not even going to try but I will come back & check what others say.... plus I am too tired to think right now.. need sleep! :-)

  2. Jody, didn't mean to frustrate, please don't scream. I'll post the answer to these in my post tomorrow. Sweet dreams!

  3. I'm with Jody, "OK, this brought back horrible memories of those math questions I could never answer! ". It hurts to think this early in the morning.
    Sam the Butcher! thats funny.

  4. How much sam weighs is a question of measurements, what sam weighs is not therefore Sam weighs meat.
    Sam can decrease the size of the pancakes to fit 3.
    Sam brought home a caterpillar

  5. HaHa! I hate riddles...they always leave me feeling stupid. So I'll just wait and read the answers tomorrow!

  6. Luke, you got one right per the answers I have. But who is to say there aren't multiple answers and you just found the others? :-)

  7. I was around the prison working and part three came to egg!!

  8. Just got the middle one.. I think!! After i posted my answer i realized i didn't follow the directions and reducing the size of the pancake would have them done in 2 minutes not reminded me of a fraction riddle from when i was a kid about how to split 2 cookies evently between 3 people. So take 2 with your riddle...I will show my work like in math class.... Pour two pancakes, brown for 1 minute, flip one, remove one, pour new pancake, brown for 1 minuted, flip new pancake, remove cooked pancake, add half-cooked pancake, brown 1 minute remove two completed pancakes....cover with butter, blueberry syrup, and a dash of powdered sugar!!!

  9. Too much thinking for the morning! I have no idea about the first one. The second one I started thinking about then read Luke's post. I was almost there haha. And the third one I'd agree with Luke it's an egg! Figured that out before I read his post. Have a great day!

  10. Illinois totally has nice sunsets! I don't know what you're talking about!!! :-)

  11. Oh, I was just ribbing ya but yes, these math problems had me pulling my hair out! :-)

  12. I thought egg.
    Then I thought "ego."
    I don't know - they can both be vewwy vewwy twickey -
    Er, uh - tricky!