Five Question Friday: 9/28/2012

It has been a while since I posted a 5QF! I think the last one was back in January. I thought it might be nice to pick it up again, at least for a while. If you enjoy this sort of thing, feel free to add this feature to your blog. Click on the icon above to be whisked through cyber space to the home page of this weekly post, the place where the weekly questions are posted (usually on Thursday evening to give the blogger time to adequately answer the questions.) If a question is insulting or too banal for your liking (yes, it happens occasionally), just substitute a question of your own. πŸ™‚

Now, on to this week’s questions!
1.Β Do you prefer to drive to your vacation spot or fly?

Definitely drive. Both of us enjoy road trips, and we travel well together. There is so much to see and do along the way that we seldom get bored. The camera usually sits in my lap should a photo op suddenly appear. R has been known to drive off the beaten path, park the car along the side of the road, then sit and wait the 15 or 20 minutes needed for me to get the shot that can’t be missed. He never complains. Sometimes we pull over at scenic spots just to take a walk, breathe in the woody smell of nature, or just relax a bit. Then we pile back in the car and are off again! We can’t do any of this from an airplane. There are times when flying is the practical choice, but when given our druthers, we both prefer driving. πŸ™‚

2.Β If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you go and why?

This is a frequently discussed question in our household. R is a world traveler and there are many places he would like to introduce to me. He has told me about Bariloche in the Patagonia, Argentina, places in Denmark, Venice, Italy, and all over eastern Europe, etc. He has many wonderful tales to tell and someday I will travel to those places with him. On the other hand I have been all over this country and would love to take R to places that have meaning for me: Rocky Mountains, Smokey Mountains, Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, and more. But THE place that tops our priority list is the land of Israel, home for all Jewish people. R has visited the country several times, and actually lived there for a couple of years back in the 1980s. I have never been. To pray at the Wester Wall/Kottel is my dream, and someday soon we hope to go there.

3. Should grown women wear leggings?

Sure! Why not? They are cute as well as keep the legs warm. It never occurred to me that these might be a young girl’s garment. In fact, I think I’ll go out and pick up a pair or two today! πŸ˜‰

4. If you could change your name to any other name, would you? And what would it be?

At this stage in life I’ll keep what I have. When I was younger there were certainly times I wanted to change my name. Now that I am approaching the late middle-age time of my life ( πŸ˜‰ ) I am happy with my name. In fact, after divorcing my first husband I returned to my maiden name. When I married R (and love of my life) I kept my maiden name. I don’t want to keep changing names as I am perfectly happy with this one.

5.Β What magazines do you subscribe to?

I don’t subscribe to many magazines but there are a few: National Geographic; Smithsonian; The Intelligent Optimist (formerly known as “Ode”); and several professional journals (mental health counseling.)

That’s it for this week! Hope you like it. Feel free to join in and I’ll see you next week (B”H)


10 thoughts on “Five Question Friday: 9/28/2012

  1. 1. Vacation ? Hmmm.Went to the mall . Two years ago. Does that count ?
    2. New Zealand or Nova Scotia. Anywhere but Miami.
    3. What are leggings? If they cover legs then no.
    4. Name change to “Not Guilty”
    5. Subscribed to TIME and US NEWS for 50 years. Dropped the subscriptions. They are 1/3 the size and every other page an ad and in attempt to broaden audience they have junk I’d never read and have lost their mission as news mags. Who needs print media anymore with net access?

    1. I certainly agree with you re: “news” magazines. They are not what they used to be. And we can get our news from every conceivable biased angle we want on the internet! Oy… that is why my subscription list has dwindled to exploratoring, discovery, and optimism. In a world such as this, I need inspiration more than the depressing! Blessings to you for a great day. πŸ™‚

    1. Thanks Elizabeth. I’m going to try to stay more connected with the blogs this quarter, but that all depends on the coursework. I’ll be sooooo glad when my schooling is behind me! Thanks for stopping in. πŸ™‚

  2. Goodness, I LOVE these questions. I definitely prefer to fly and have wanted to live in Bangkok for years. My partner Sara kept an apartment there when we got together, as she was working in Asia. Then I persuaded her to come home. Stupid thing to have done. I should have gone there!

    1. I’m so glad you stopped by and that you liked the questions. I hope to have more posts like this in the future. Hopefully you will get the opportunity to visit Bangkok with Sara in the future. If you do, I want to hear all about it. Thanks for stopping by, Kathy. It is good to see you again.

      Hugs back,

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