Sunday, September 18, 2005

the Saturday Six

Better a little late than never.  You answer the questions in your journal, leave the link in the comment section of Patrick's Place, and we all get to know one another better. 

Picture from Hometown

1. When is the last time you took a vacation and went basically nowhere?  Was it as relaxing as previous vacations where you have actually planned a trip? 

Because of a septic tank problem that used our vacation funds, coupled with the high price of gasoline, we stayed home Labor Day weekend.  I spent about seventeen hours in my cabin in the woods and the rest just being lazy here at the house.  You bet it was relaxing!  I love to travel, but I'm always trying to make ends meet and cramming all the sight-seeing I possibly can into too short a time.  That's stressful, even when you are having fun.

2. Take this
quiz:  Which historical lunatic are you?

You are William John Cavendish-Bentinck-Scott, the Fifth Duke of Portland

3. READER'S CHOICE QUESTION #64 from Jaymi:   What is your favorite book from childhood and why?

I have several, but I'll name the one that goes furthest back in my memory:  It was a book of several fairy tales; I believe it was a Hans Christian Anderson collection.  It had "The Princess and the Pea", "Rumplestiltskin", "Snow White", and one of my favorites, about a little tailor that killed seven with one blow (they were seven flies, but he didn't tell people that part).  Oh yes, and there was one about a princess on a glass mountain that was too slippery for the princes' horses to climb.  I imagine I was six or seven years old when my sister gave me that book for Christmas.  If I could find that exact book on E-Bay, I'd buy it for the memories. 

4. READER'S CHOICE QUESTION #65 from Hannah:  What book character do you most identify with and why?

Since he was a real person, perhaps he couldn't be called a "character".  The apostle Peter, in the New Testament.  That poor man was always saying the wrong thing and screwing up, but he meant well.  And even with all his mistakes, he was one of Jesus' "inner circle".

Holly:  What do you think is an appropriate gift to a party?  What do you consider a quality Christmas gift from an acquaintance to a party or get together, a friend, and a GREAT friend?

Honestly, I don't do parties or gifts well.  And I don't expect gifts, really... although I've received lots of gifts I cherished. 

Judi:  If you had to make a choice for the rest of your life between food and sex, which would you choose, provided the following conditions: If you chose sex, you would never feel hungry, but just wouldn't be able to enjoy a nice meal or the tastes of good food or drink; if you chose food, you would no longer have the physical intimacy and pleasure, but you still wouldn't feel deprived of it.  In other words, whichever one you choose to give up will be a series of pleasures you'll never be able to experience firsthand again.

I usually don't answer questions about sex since it's nobody's business but mine, but I'll do this one.  At my age, I'll take food, thank you very much.


siennastarr said...

I was thinking of doing Patrick's Saturday Six, but I'm just too darned tired today.  Good questions though!  And good answers!
I loved your answer to the food vs sex?  Mine would be food too!  Definitely! lol


lv2trnscrb said...

Loved your answer to #6; I basically said the same thing.

Also loved the song that you were listening to "Come Now is the Time to Worship" when you did this journal entry - one of my favorites.