Friday, May 17, 2013

Five Questions and Sandwich Shopping


So, my first day of summer break passed far too quickly, and without quite as much relaxing as I would have liked.  And, we’re doing a family picnic tomorrow, which will be fun, but I’m unprepared.  It’s nothing fancy, just sandwiches, but it turns out I don’t even have those meager fixin’s here in the house.  I really should have shopped this evening, but I was far too tired, which means I’ll have to be up at the crack of dawn to run to the store and get things going.  I’m pretty sure that means the pasta salad and Jell-O cake I was planning to make are going to become macaroni salad and cupcakes from Wal-Mart.  Don’t judge.  But, since I do have an early rise tomorrow, let’s get the Friday questions rolling so I can hit the sack.

five question friday

1. Do you have a doppelgänger?

First, this question makes me laugh, and makes me think of How I Met Your Mother.  But, unlike the HIMYM gang, if I have a doppelganger, I haven’t found them yet.  Guess I’ll have to keep looking. 

2. Do you keep your car cleaned up?

Let’s just say that I almost couldn’t stop laughing long enough to type this answer.  As I mentioned just yesterday, cleaning out my car will have to be on my to-do list for this vacation, but I can guarantee you it won’t stay clean long.

3. What is a current fashion that drives you crazy.

Well, for the most part, I’m so far removed from current fashion trends that I don’t have much of an opinion about them.  As far as I’m concerned, jeans and a tee shirt are timeless.  Though, like many people in my generation, I could live without the whole baggy pants hanging down over the boxers bit.

4. How often do you go grocery shopping?

Brian does our regular shop once per week; I usually make a mid-week run for whatever miscellaneous items we need to get us through.  Though, as discussed earlier, that doesn’t always mean we’ve got stuff to throw together a sandwich. 

5. What has been the best surprise of your life?

That’s a hard question.  I don’t know that I’ve had a lot of really big surprises along the way.  The huge things that are often surprises—marriage proposals, pregnancies—those things were discussed and planned.  One time I had a surprise birthday party—well, dinner gathering more than party—and that was nice.  I think I told you once before about the day my dad surprised us with cable television, and that was a nice surprise.  Oh, and I was really surprised by The Sixth Sense; does that count?  Mostly, though, I like the little surprises in life—a butterfly landing on your arm, the rainbow that pops up over the highway, a sudden cool breeze on an unbearably hot afternoon.  Those are the best surprises of all.

And, now, dear friends, I believe I will sign off, go to bed, and awake bright and early for morning grocery run.

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