Friday, July 20, 2012

Take 5; It’s Friday


Welcome to the end of another week, everybody.  And with another Friday rolling around, you know that means it’s time for another five questions, so let’s get this show on the road. 

five question friday

1.  What do you call them—flip flops, sandals, thongs, or slippers?

Um . . . I don’t think I understand the question, as three of those things are actually different things.  Flip flops and thongs could be used interchangeably, and, strangely, my preference has changed over time.  In my youth, I called them thongs, but now I call them flip flops.  I don’t know why, but it’s true.  But to me, sandals and slippers are totally different things—from each other, and from flip flops.

2.  Are you a “my kids can do no wrong” kind of mom, or a “Johnny punched you? Well what did you to to him first?!” kind of mom?

Somewhere in the middle.  I absolutely understand that even my kid can do (and has done) wrong, but I’m more like, “Johnny punched you? Tell me what happened.”

3.  Would you confront a good friend that looked/looks down on your husband/significant other?

Confront may be too strong a word, but I’d certainly discuss it with them.  If you can’t have that conversation with a “good friend”, how good are they, really?

4.  Biggest pet peeve?

Had to think about that for a minute, but I guess I’d go with habitual liars.  Not the kind that lie about important things (that goes beyond a pet peeve for me), but the kind who are constantly telling falsehoods about things of absolutely no consequence—usually just to make themselves look better.  Kind of like braggarts.  I don’t particularly care for that behavior, either, but it’s worse when you’re bragging about something untrue.  I’m sure there’s a word for people like that, but I don’t really know what it is, other than “annoying”. 

On the other hand, I’m also frequently annoyed by people on my Facebook feed who do nothing but post stupid funny pictures.  For the most part, you’re on my feed because I’m interested in the things you have to say, so I don’t like it when you don’t ever actually say anything.  (Not that there aren’t some people who I wish would say a little less now and again, but that’s a whole other topic.)

I dunno.  Liars, goofy Facebook posters.  Both tick me off.  And, come to think of it, for just about the same reason:  not being their true selves.  Maybe my real pet peeve is posers.

5.  What’s your favorite take out meal?

Almost has to be pizza. (Preferably Pizza Hut, though of late we’ve been into Papa Murphy’s.)  I’m actually kind of a junk-food junkie, so I’ve had a lot of take out in my lifetime, but I think pizza’s the best thing to actually make a plan around the idea of going out to get something to bring home.  Come to think of it, I haven’t made a plan for dinner tonight . . .

So there you have it, this week’s edition of Five Question Friday.  If you want to play along, just jump on the linky below.  Or, leave your answers in the comments—I love to see what other think.

BTW, for those playing along with the UBC, this is my 24th post for the month; I’m on a roll! (Not to be a braggart, or anything!)  It’s still my intention to post every day, but I do like having a little breathing space, just in case life gets in the way.