It was Primary Day for First In The Nation New Hampshire yesterday. The line-up of candidates on the ballots was extensive, to say the least. It reminded me of cereal aisles at grocery stores. So many brands to choose from, so many boxes, so many facadic advertising ploys reaching out into the aisles to grab at unsuspecting consumers. So much empty caloric sugar inside each box, and wheat that has been stripped of all it’s nutrients and replaced with refortified man-made ingredients. Tons of preservatives to make sure that the contents have a long shelf life, maybe as long as the shelf itself. And don’t forget that the cereal is boxed by weight, not by the contents which may have settled.

All sorts of shapes, flat, round, round with holes in them, chunky, colored pastelly or natural. A cereal for each and every member of the masses.

That’s what we had to choose from on Tuesday. A candidate for every palate. But very few that actually had any nutritional content.

I hate talking about politics, I get nowhere. I hate thinking about politics, but I did cast my vote.

Back in the seventies and eighties people discussed pre-,post-and a-millennialism. You got nowhere when you were sucked into one of those arguments. Now you get nowhere if you discuss global warming, aka climate change. Of course there’s climate change, there always has been, and always will be climate change.

As a matter of fact we have always had cereal, politics, and a knowledge that this world is not going to last forever though I’m not sure which actually came first. It’s probably a close tie. I think taxation fits in there nicely, too.

This following quiz might not be as much fun as Heidi’s quiz a few weeks ago, but what the heck. Go for it.

Arrange the items below in the order in which you think they happened/will happen in time. To keep this a writers blog I’ve thrown in some books.


The end of the world

The Bible


Pride and prejudice (the sins)


Jasper Fforde’s next Thursday Next in his series.

My cosy mystery

Pride and Prejudice (the book)

Climate change

The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock

Do let me know what you think.

About Eleanor Ingbretson

Native New Yorker. Transplanted to New Hampshire years ago, but still considered a flatlander by the neighbors. Writer of fantasy and mystery and whatever else takes my fancy.

Posted on February 10, 2016, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. All I’m going to prioritize is that your cosy novel will be the next thing that happens…so let’s see your list in order!


  2. And the correct order is…..

    Climate change [I know there were no Cheerios in all those volcanoes and things.)
    Cereal [No food, no people.]
    Politics [If goodies exist, then politics exists]
    Taxation [If politics, then taxation]
    Pride and prejudice (the sins) [Things prohibited arise before the prohibitions]
    The Bible [If fun, then prohibited]
    Pride and Prejudice (the book) [Miss Austen, Mr. Eliot and Mr. fforde exist to nest your book.]
    The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock
    My cosy mystery
    Jasper Fforde’s next Thursday Next in his series.
    The end of the world [All of the above, hence….]


    • Eleanor Ingbretson

      Well, I agree with you on most counts, and your reasons. Let’s see if there will be any other chimers-in and then I’ll put my order in.

      On Wed, Feb 10, 2016 at 3:13 PM, Thursday Night Writes wrote:



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