Friday, July 6, 2007

Friday 5 - You Make The Call!

Because I wasn't a fan of this week's short Friday 5, I went ahead and asked 5 people to each ask me a question. The questions, who asked them, and the answers can be found below. I should mention that no matter how humorous the question was asked, I took each one seriously and gave my serious answers.

Before I get to that though, I have to mention that I went to the Naked Fish for the first time last night. I tried coconut crusted calamari and liked it. Dinner was an appetizer (sesame ginger crusted popcorn shrimp) with two sides (red bliss garlic mashed and golden sweet plantains). Mighty, mighty tasty and we had a great time too. I would totally go again, and I know that Steve won't complain about that because he loves it there.

On to my improvised Friday 5:

Question 1, provided by Kimberly: What's one thing you want to learn how to do before you die?
This one actually is a question that I've thought about before. I'm "only" 26, going to be 27 this year, but you never know what's going to happen. Because of that, starting this year I've started a list of things that I want to do before the year is out (watch next week for an update on where I'm at with this year's list). However, this is a year-to-year thing, and I think that this question implies a bit more of a life-long "thing to do" before I head on up to the pearly gates. That said, I would say that one thing (out of the many) I want to learn to do before I die is to sing properly. To me, singing is such a great means of expression and the use of your voice in a beautiful way is such a wonderful gift from God. While I can hold my own in a round of karaoke, I'm by no means good enough to even consider auditioning for American Idol or to try out for a band or something to that effect. I would love to be able to sing properly, and if money provides (or someone volunteered singing lessons) I would love to take the lessons and time it takes to do so.

Question 2, provided by Steve: Describe the worst thing that could possibly happen to you. Be detailed, explicit and complete. LIke my answer would be: Get dragged across astro turf naked at 65 miles an hour, dipped in lemon juice and rolled in salt, all while being forced to listen to Britney Spears and Nelly sing an improvised duet of "My Heart will Go On" by Celine Dion.
Considering this was from Steve and the obvious answer is "You dying before me", I thought maybe I'd put the answer I've thought about a few times in the past. Please excuse the detail, the question calls for detail:

Getting into a horrid firey car wreck, caused by a truck carrying jet fuel that was driving way too fast on I-93. The truck hitting my small, poor, comparatively defenseless Corolla at 80+ miles an hour and hurling me nose over tail into a guardrail and exploding into a massive ball of fire. I am able to crawl away, barely, only to find myself lapsing into a coma from the pain and the burns and becoming a vegetable for the rest of my life. Meanwhile, my husband and my family are locked in a heated battle about what to do. I can hear every word, every single one both good and bad, and all I want to do is scream "PULL THE PLUG FOR CRYING OUT LOUD! I'M NOT ALIVE ANYMORE, I'M LIVING OFF OF MACHINES, AND WOULD RATHER BE WITH GOD AND JESUS ON THEIR TIME THAN LIVING IN THIS PERSONAL MUFFLED HELL!!!"

Note: I'm dead serious here. I've thought about this one before too, and this WOULD be the worst possible thing ever.

Question 3, from my mom: If you could live one year in someone else’s shoes, whose shoes would you be wearing and what path would you travel differently?
I wouldn't want to if I could, so we'll alter the question slightly to say "If you HAD to live a year... etc.". I would be a member of the paparazzi, only I would become an activist in it who rallys for the privacy of the celebrity rather than the blatent exploitation of every famous person who gets themselves into some sort of trouble or problem. I would work to change the culture of the group of photographers who have just brought these "poor" girls into the center spotlight at the risk of their own lives and repuations - all to make a buck. Put some heart into that line of work, make it less about the money and more about showing people's hearts.

Question 4, from Josh: What websites do you go to on a daily basis? What websites do you like that you want your friends to also enjoy?
Each day I visit Gmail, CNN, The Boston Channel Weather, SmarTraveler, and the blogs listed on the left. I think it would be neat if my friends began to read each others blogs more as they are all unique and give a bit of insight into different views of the world.

Question 5, from Mags: What is the craziest most out of character thing you've ever done?
I had to think about this one for a bit, because I don't do that many crazy things. I thought of a couple, but I don't know that they're that crazy or that out of character for me. Digging back in the vault, I would have to say that one of the most out of character things I've ever done was my freshman year in college. I went to a frat party with a friend of mine because we were bored and were friends with some of the brothers in the fraternity at the time. While there, this guy was chatting with us and was dancing with us, and while he didn't seem like a bad guy I was just not at all interested in a relationship (or anything else for that matter). At the end of the night, he asked me for my number because he wanted to call me sometime. So... I gave him A number. But it wasn't MY number. I reversed the last two digits on the number because I felt bad saying no, but didn't want him to call either. I felt bad about it even though I was the hero on my floor for a few weeks afterwards. :)
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Current Music: Pearl Jam, "Jeremy"

1 comment:

James said...

I must point out that if given ten lifetimes Celine Dion could not have composed My Heart Will Go On.

But Steve didn't put that in his blog so I had to put it here.