Five Question Friday – “Really?? It’s Friday again??” Edition

Hey! As usual, questions come via Mama M, and your own take on them would be most welcome. I’m racing to get these typed up before the husband gets home (because I’m kind of hungry and we’ll probably eat and stuff when he gets in, not because, you know, he’ll beat me for using the computer or anything), so I’ll leave it at that this week.

The Questions:

1. If you had $1,000 to donate to a charity, which would you choose?
2. Snow days: Do you welcome them happily or are they a pain in your butt?
3. What talent did you wish you had and why?
4. Are you a news, politics or celebrity gossip junkie?
5. What is your favorite “cocktail”? (Are you a beer person, a kiddie cocktail junkie, or perhaps your more the “Cosmo” kind?! Anything flies…doesn’t hafta be alcoholic!)

My Answers:

1. If you had $1,000 to donate to a charity, which would you choose?
I really don’t know. Options would be animal-related (because animals are inherently innocent and mistreated animals are heart-breaking), child-related (because children are inherently innocent and mistreated children are heart-breaking), or mental-health-related (because this hits close to home now, and I think both that the stigma surrounding it is unnecessary, and that we don’t have NEARLY enough answers about the physical details of this).

Alternately, if I was allowed to do that, I might just walk around handing hundred dollar bills to nice people.

2. Snow days: Do you welcome them happily or are they a pain in your butt?
Um…not much actually shuts down here when it snows. But there are those few times that things get bad enough to affect things at least a little. In my working life, how much I liked them has varied. For the first few years, I would spend an hour and a half doing my morning commute at a snail’s pace, with white knuckles and no snow tires (dumb), but it was a pretty light work day. Eventually I started learning to be selfish and stayed home, at which point I LOVED snow days since I had a break, but hadn’t been able to plan ahead enough to fill that time with other chores. It was like surprise permission to relax. And that was awesome.

Now that I’m home, it doesn’t really make a difference one way or the other most of the time. Except I’d rather not drive in the snow.

3. What talent did you wish you had and why?
Dancing. I would LOVE to be able to dance (like, professionally, not with a drink in my hand and a lot of hip gyration. I’ve got that second kind covered). I have serious So You Think You Can Dance envy. It’s the best combination of grace, and beauty, and emotion. I would dearly love to be able to do that.

I actually did a lot of dancing as a child, but had to stop before we got to any of the really fun stuff (the very next year I would have gotten pointe shoes!  Boo!). Maybe for the best since I turned out to be short and a little bit curvy.

4. Are you a news, politics or celebrity gossip junkie?
None of the above. I get my current events news through incidental radio listening in the car, via my husband (though he really only tends to supply tidbits related to either technology, gadgetry, or unusual animals/insects), or from a certain online community group that I’m a part of. I’m not a seeker of news.

Though I do enjoy hearing about the unusual animals/insects. Did you know there is apparently a variety of ant that cultivates a fungus in its colonies that’s no longer found in the wild (like, farms it there intentionally and takes a starter batch with them if they branch out anywhere new)? Well now you do. So do I.

5. What is your favorite “cocktail”? (Are you a beer person, a kiddie cocktail junkie, or perhaps your more the “Cosmo” kind?! Anything flies…doesn’t hafta be alcoholic!)
My standard bar shot was either vodka and lime, or vodka and cranberry. When I’m at some kind of event serving cocktails but with no menu to select from, I usually have a tough time coming up with anything I know the actual name of. Often I end up getting an odd mishmash of things just because I happen to know what they’re called.

I’m not at all a beer person. I drank a lot of beer in my University days, but more because that’s what everybody drank than because I actually liked it. Now that I’m old enough not to be cool even if I’m drinking the “right” things, I don’t bother with it. Mostly I drink wine (which I didn’t have a taste for when I was younger). I also like cider okay. Sometimes the odd mixed drink, mostly involving vodka. Sometimes things that involve a blender. Or anything made with Bailey’s and milk (Mmmmm…).

And now I’m desperately craving some Bailey’s and milk.

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5 Responses to “Five Question Friday – “Really?? It’s Friday again??” Edition”

  1. Darleya says:

    1. If you had $1,000 to donate to a charity, which would you choose?
    Something related to orphans. I just get so distraught about the mistreatment in orphanages. Every child deserves love.
    2. Snow days: Do you welcome them happily or are they a pain in your butt? I really love the snow. Snow Days? All the better! Supreme happiness on my end.
    3. What talent did you wish you had and why? Singing. I love music, and love beautiful voices. I do not have one, so I refuse to sing in front of anyone.
    4. Are you a news, politics or celebrity gossip junkie? celebrity gossip, but not as much as I used to be. Politics is about the farthest thing on my mind at all times. I just don’t care at all. Call me naive, but I just don’t.
    5. What is your favorite “cocktail”? (Are you a beer person, a kiddie cocktail junkie, or perhaps your more the “Cosmo” kind?! Anything flies…doesn’t hafta be alcoholic!) Definitely cocktails or martinis. I don’t enjoy beer, but try it every now and again hoping that I’ll like it. I can do coronas with lime though. Anything sour is awesome for me. I also love spicy caesars. I really have no favourite, I can never make up my mind on drinks.

  2. Geege says:

    1. If you had $1,000 to donate to a charity, which would you choose?

    I would donate it to the guy who cleans my building at work. He has a big family and we try to get things together for him every Christmas, but it would be nice to drop him some funds sometime during the year, just cause I could. I know he’s not a “charity” per se, but I love to see how happy he gets when he gets cash or gifts from us.

    2. Snow days: Do you welcome them happily or are they a pain in your butt?

    Snow day?? What’s that!? HAHA I haven’t had one since high school. If it snows too much and I feel like I can’t get to work, they will send someone to get me :( That’s the danger of my job – there is always someone out driving around who can pick you up.

    3. What talent did you wish you had and why?

    Oooh, I’m with Darleya, I wish I could sing. I hold no illusion that I can carry a tune, but when I hear people who have a natural talent for it, I’m super jealous. A great singer can reduce me to tears.

    4. Are you a news, politics or celebrity gossip junkie?

    I used to be really into the celebrity gossip, but now I realize that I’m not cool enough to even know who half of the celebrities are so I had to back off. I do enjoy a “strange” news story though – KTLA.com has some good ones!

    5. What is your favorite â??cocktailâ??? (Are you a beer person, a kiddie cocktail junkie, or perhaps your more the â??Cosmoâ?? kind?! Anything fliesâ?¦doesnâ??t hafta be alcoholic!)

    I have a hard time choosing drinks too. My go to is usually vodka and cranberry but I’m also a big fan of red wine and I love beer in the summer.

  3. pinkbrain says:

    1. If you had $1,000 to donate to a charity, which would you choose?

    The animal shelter where we got Daisy. It’s a no kill shelter and there’s soooo many cats there. It broke my heart.

    2. Snow days: Do you welcome them happily or are they a pain in your butt?

    Ha ha snow days! Must have been written by an American! Last snow day we had in Montreal was called The Ice Storm.

    3. What talent did you wish you had and why?

    Whip up a dish from scratch and make it taste delicious. I sometimes fail and go, hmm that wasn’t good, won’t do that again. That and I wish I could do the Cha Cha (also a big fan of SYTYCD).

    4. Are you a news, politics or celebrity gossip junkie?

    Celebrity gossip, although I refuse to buy any of those silly magazines. World affairs, I’m kind of lacking. Just yesterday I saw something about Egypt on the cover of the newspaper in the lobby of our building. What? Is there a conflict going on there, I thought…

    5. What is your favorite â??cocktailâ??? (Are you a beer person, a kiddie cocktail junkie, or perhaps your more the â??Cosmoâ?? kind?! Anything fliesâ?¦doesnâ??t hafta be alcoholic!)

    Alcoholic, I like fruity Sex on the Beach type of drinks. That or any sort of juice with pineapple juice in it. Pineapple juice makes everything taste better.

  4. pinkbrain says:

    I got this message when I tried to post. Awesome!

    Sorry, your comment was blocked because it contains one or more of the following words: buy, sex, written, good.

  5. steff says:

    1. i think im too selfish and skeptical to just pick a charity and trust them to do the right thing with the money. i like what you said about handing out hundos to nice people. it might not seem fair but im a control freak.

    2. i love snow days no matter what. i usually dont even attempt to drive after snowfall for like 3 days bc thats how much of a nervous (bad) driver i am. my husband snowplows tho so snow days just mean work for him and for that they kind of suck.

    3. i wish i had the ability to be confident no matter what the situation. just adapt to my surroundings and turn life into a box of chocolates no matter what kind of shit storm is on the rise.

    4. i am mostly embarrassed to say that i would spend most of my work day scouring the latest in celeb gossip. this was also bc my job required me to be tied to a desk and computer. now that im at home i rarely, if ever, read up on gossip which is kind of refreshing bc now i can focus on my own life for once.

    what’s even more embarrassing? i have almost no clue what goes on in news in general. i never read the paper and never watch the news. i know, i know. for shame…

    5. im a terrible drinker. the only thing ill really touch that has hard liquor in it is a rum and pineapple, mostly bc it doesnt taste like anything alcoholic. i LOVE me some red wine (white need not apply) and have never “enjoyed” a beer. like seriously, never. ill drink ‘em, im just not gonna like it.

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