Five Question Friday: November 4, 2011

I’m back.  It has been a challenging few weeks, but I’m back and ready to go. I decided to keep 5QF, but to add “Point to Ponder” on another day of the week, like maybe on Wednesdays.  And I absolutely reserve the right to change a question if the powers that be list a question that is too banal, gross, intrusive, crude, or what have you. So far I’ve only done that once.  At any rate, let’s see what questions we have for this week! Enjoy.

1. What movie do you love to quote?

I don’t actually quote movies, but there is one movie that I can quote, almost verbatim, from beginning to end. I LOVE it! Sadly, I packed the video away in storage until we move into a house which could be months, or even a year from now. It is a quirky movie and it makes me laugh and smile so it’s great to watch on a “blue” day. 🙂 Ever hear of “The Princess Bride”? Great for children and adult alike…. Dorky as all get out, but that is its charm. 🙂

Cover of "The Princess Bride (20th Annive...
Cover via Amazon
2. Have you ever ridden a motorcycle?
hmmm . . . a few! My parents belonged to a Harley Davidson club when they were in college. I rode around on the back of one when I was a small child. We owned a Honda dirt bike when I was in my early teens that we rode through cotton fields and on back roads . . . we (my twin brother and I) were too young for a license so we rode on the back roads and through the fields to avoid the traffic cops. A guy had a better chance of getting a date with me if he had a motorcycle…. sad but true. Haven’t been on one in a while, but have many memories of wonderful rides with the wind blowing through my hair (in the days before the helmet laws). I also have the burn scars on my calves from scraping against the exhaust pipe to attest to my motorcycle-riding days.
Harley-Davidson motorcycle
Image via Wikipedia
3. What’s your favorite thing to do on a rainy day?
These days I read (academic stuff for class), write (academic stuff for class, and blogging) or sleep. But my favorite favorite thing to do, if it is not storming, is to grab the poncho, the umbrella, and the camera and take a walk! See here for what happens when I do that! 🙂

4. Do you prefer a bunch of small gifts, or one really big, (expensive) gift?
I’m not one for big or expensive . . . but a gem or two here and there is appreciated now and then. 😉 On the other hand, the handmade gifts from my grandchildren (or children for that matter) or the sweet note from my husband written on the back of a PNC bank statement envelope are priceless, far more valuable than emeralds or diamonds.
multi-coloured lilies
Image by nicodeemus1 via Flickr
5. Do you ever lose track of days and show up somewhere wrong?
Duh…. I’m a middle age woman sliding toward 60 with ever-increasing speed. What do you think?
My "Good Morning" look with a cup of coffee, and Genevieve looking over my shoulder! 🙂

So there you have another Five Question Friday. 🙂 Have a joyful weekend, and I’ll see you next week for 5QF!

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21 thoughts on “Five Question Friday: November 4, 2011

    1. LOL!!!! Actually, I am a morning person, it just takes a while to put on the “pretty!” hehehe . . . . But I figured a little morning humor was in good order today. And the quote from Cool Hand Luke is perfect . . . for this morning. Thanks for stopping by. I always appreciate it. 🙂

    1. LOL . . . I thought y’all would get a kick out of that! I think “go-thither” is about right, but my husband still loves me. 😀 Thanks for stopping by. I appreciate it.

  1. My favorite thing to do on a rainy day is to read in bed. Kind of cliche, but I adore doing it.

    Hope you’re doing okay. I thought about you and your cat a good bit yesterday. And I don’t even know you. Just know how hard it is to lose a pet.

    Kathy

  2. 1. Travis Bickle (Robert De Niro) in Taxi Driver:
    “Thank God for the rain to wash the trash off the sidewalk.”

    2. Yes. I bought an Efield Bullet motorcycle and drove around in India for some months. I love to feel the enginge between my legs and the wind blowing in my hair.

    3. Watch God wash the trash off the sidewalk.

    4. I prefer a surprise gift – size/price doesn’t matter

    5. One time (many years ago) we had partied from friday night to saturday evening. On sunday I was supposed to be at work something like 4 in the afternoon. I woke up at 5, started leaving the house while I was getting dressed and on the phone to work. When I came out on the street I realized that I had just slept for a few hours and that it was still the middle of the night (which also explained why nobody was picking up the phone at work).

    1. Hi CG! I like your answers. I’ve done the same thing re: #5…sleep a few hours and think you’ve slept all night. Glad I’m not the only one! BTW, thanks for stopping by.

  3. OK,, I’ll go for it: Movie quote: Let it go, Indiana (from Indiana Jones and the Holly Grail); Yes, I rode a motorcycle when I was in college (a million years ago) and was hit by a car; it’s a rainy day here and I’m sitting in Java Joe’s, a local coffee emporium, catching up on blogs I’ve been neglecting; presents? Little things from the heart; No, I don’t lose track of days because everything is in my Outlook schedule and my Blackberry, not my brain.

    Bud aka Older Eyes

    1. Maybe I ought to go with the Outlook stuff??? Don’t have a blackberry but we are looking at smartphones. Will they really help me . . . I’m pretty hopeless about those things. BTW, Thanks for stopping by, Bud. I appreciate it.

  4. What a riot on that last one… Is that really you Cecilia? Oh you are a riot! Love it. 😉
    I’ve been out of the loop with power outages and conferences… now catching up on comments. TY! 🙂

  5. Hats off to you for taking a stand against blindly answering silly questions! My wife and I have been watching a lot of 3rd Rock from the Sun lately so, every once in a while, one of us works some gem into our own conversations.

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