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

Friday, January 28th, 2011

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.