Five Question Friday

I found Jack’s flip-flop in my purse today. Thankfully I found it before the meeting I was headed to. This is kind of indicative of how my week has gone. Random yet all turning out for the best.

Here’s what I have on the list for this weekend:

  • Make/start four Angry Birds costumes
  • Watch Liam run around a soccer field for 60 minutes
  • Walk with Sandy
  • Complete week 5, day 3 of Couch-to-5K – 20 minutes of running sandwiched in 5 minutes stints of walking
  • Get family photos taken
  • Find a good quality carry-on suitcase that we can pack full and hook Jack’s car seat to for toting it (and him) through the airport
  • Church
  • Go to a symphony concert for kids with Liam, my BFF and her daughter (Liam’s BFF)
  • Gather and tag clothing for my MOPS’ consignment sale
  • Catch up on my bloggity blog reading

1. Do you prefer your ice cream in a bowl or in a cone?
I gotta say, I really don’t like cones. I prefer pure, unadulterated ice cream (preferably of the coffee variety).

2. What three things do you love the smell of?
Good men’s cologne. Freshly bathed children. Coffee.

3. Giftcards or no? (In regards to gift giving…)
I love gift cards if I’m the receiving in, much better than getting something I wouldn’t use or don’t like (does that make me snobby, ungrateful or just practical?). But I like giving good gifts, the right gift, to people I’m giving gifts to. It seems like a double standard, but so be it.

4. What sports did you play in high school if any and do you still play them?
Um, yeah… sports. Have I mentioned that I earned an academic letter? I do have a funny story about sports and high school. Well, two stories.

The first was that I contemplated trying out for the track team so I could do discus or shotput (why? why? why? I think there might have been a cute guy involved). Training for track started during the winter, while there was still snow on the ground and even though I had no intention of being a running member of the track team, I was still expected to train with the rest of the team until it was warm enough to actually try out on the track. So we had to run in the school. My interest in track lasted about two days and then I discovered friends hanging out in one of the classrooms, practicing German and my interests changed (despite the fact that I was taking Spanish).

The second story was my short-lived thoughts of trying out for the girls’ tennis team as the rumor was that no one ever got cut because so few people tried out – what can I say, I liked to succeed at the things I tried to do and tennis seemed like guaranteed success, at least in the making the team aspect. We’ll ignore the fact that I had never played tennis before… at the same time as this interest in tennis was running its course, I was exploring my future college options, requesting catalogues and visiting a multitude of websites. I had pie in the sky fantasies about being accepted to some fancy, big name school so along with local schools, I requested information from places like Harvard, Rice and Vanderbilt simply to get the catalogues in the mail. I must have listed myself as being on the tennis team on one of their forms because during the summer I received a personal letter from the tennis coach at Vanderbilt, inviting me to contact him and apply at their school. And for a second, I kicked myself for not actually trying out for the team and then I laughed a whole lot.

5. Were you in band in high school? What instrument did you play?
Nope, but I was friends with lots of people who were in the band – does that count? And I was in the orchestra in middle school – something way less cool than being in the band – I played the violin.


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3 responses to “Five Question Friday

  1. You and I are in the same boat on #3. I think that makes us practical. 🙂

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