If you'd like to join the fun, it's quite simple: to play you can either answer the questions in a comment at Patrick's Place [see Other Journals], or put the answers in an entry on your journal, but either way, leave a link to your journal so that everyone else can visit! (And if you're playing for the first time, please be sure to say so in the comment!) Enjoy!
1. Who is the last house guest you invited into your home and was it a pleasant visit?
My old college roommate decided to visit during the winter. She does stuff like that. Not always a pleasant time to come to Chicago. But we still had fun.
2. Other than to work or school, where was the last place you drove?
One of my healthclubs. Do you know anyone else who belongs to two healthclubs and can't do anything but swim and eat at the snack bar? A triumph of hope over adversity.
3. In terms of emergency supplies, how many of the following do you have in your home? A) Candles B) Fresh batteries C) Containers of bottled water
I've got dozens of plumber's candles [which are used for luminaria], a container with all kinds of batteries from triple A to D, and an extra Hinckley Springs five gallon jug of water that goes on the cooler of the same name, when the other one runs out. I also have butane lighters to light all the candles.
4. You're invited to a pot-luck dinner: what specialty do you offer to bring? (It has to be something you can cook yourself, not something you bring from a store!)
Homemade banana cake from scratch with almond buttercream icing. Or Hungarian goulash. And there's always Mrs. Linklater's chocolate chip macadamia nut cookies and tuna tettrazini.
5. Which of the following do you feel is the most true based on your own life experiences:
A) It is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.
B) The best laid plans of mice and men often go awry.
C) To have a friend, you must first be a friend.
D) Keep your friends close and your enemies closer.
E) Never judge a book by its cover.
F) The tree of knowledge bears the noblest fruit.
It is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all. There's no better feeling than being in love and nothing worse than afterward. But the highs and lows are what make it so exhilarating. Nothing else short of prescription drugs comes close.
6. READER'S CHOICE QUESTION #31 fromCherie: We have all watched movies and TV shows that have inspired us to want to do what the characters in the show are doing, (doctors, lawyers, politicians, fire fighters, etc). Has there ever been program that you watched that made you realize that the occupation of the characters was something you could NEVER become?
I could never be a professional football player. To start with I wouldn't be able to pass the physical.