Re: LL Word Association:Kaboodle
posted at 12/12/2010 11:55 PM EST
In Response to Re: LL Word Association:Kaboodle
[QUOTE]KABUKI "Hi Ken:Is the Tower of the Downs related to the mail or the postal service? I'm just curious about the connection -- perhaps it was a stop for the pony express? I'm not complaining -- I find the connections people make to be pretty fascinating, so I'm curious" I've been offline since Friday night and so just saw this one in catching up... wasn't Ken's "(tower of the)DOWNS" post in response to UPS(re:ups and downs)? Hope everyone is safe and dry or drying out on this dreary Sunday night!
Posted by PeteK68[/QUOTE]
Believe it or not, it was in the back of my mind all day on Saturday -- what did the postal service (USPS was the word before Ken's post) have to do with Tower of Down?
Then, just before I fell asleep, it dawned on me that Ken was associating with the UPS post before -- "ups and downs" as you said. "Doh!" Doesn't say much for my grey matter! But in my brain's defense ;) I am battling a pretty severe case of pneumonia (not kidding), so I don't think my brain cells are getting their full dose of oxygen right now.
Anyway, it just comes back to my point that I find this association game fascinating. My mind was so much on one train of thought (post office) that I couldn't for the life of me switch tracks to get the UPS and Downs connection. I'm often surprised by the things others here come up with -- and I surprise myself, too, evidently!
So, when I asked Ken about the connection, I wasn't trying to be a smart-ash, I really was trying to figure it out. I guess Ken charitably didn't think I could be that dumb to miss it -- he overestimated me! ;-)
Sorry for the digression -- back to the game! And thanks for the answer, Petek.