Friday’s Feast Special Edition
The questions this week are courtesy of Stone Girl at Musings of a Cynical Optimist.
What is your favourite vacation spot in the United States?
It might be a place I haven’t gone yet! Odds are it has a beach and I’m longing to return to Hawaii, but also have a long list of places I haven’t yet visited, but intend to, including Alaska.
If someone else (friend, co-worker, family) brings up a religious or political topic, how likely are you to join the conversation, on a scale of 1 to 10 (1 = not likely, 10=very likely).
The answer depends upon where the conversation takes place and whether we’re talking about a friend who has no connection to my professional activities or a colleague. If I’m talking with friends away from the workplace, the answer is 10. If we’re talking about my coworkers or superiors initiating a discussion of personal religious beliefs, my response is 0. As to politics, my answer is 10 if I have an opportunity to hear or tell a joke about George W. Bush, but I also make it my practice not to have serious, in-depth conversations or debates about politics at work.
What song do you listen to when you feel very sad?
It depends upon what I’m sad about and how motivated I am to feel better quickly. Also, there are certain songs that I never want to hear again because I associate them with very sad events or situations, so I actively strive never to hear them again and try to extract myself from any situation in which I might or actually do hear them. One such tune is “Taps” which was played at my father’s funeral. As the saying goes, “if I never hear it again, it will be too soon.”
Someone you really admire is coming over for a home-cooked dinner. What do you serve him/her?
Something purchased from one of the several fine catering services here in town, most likely Mexican dishes.
If the only form of transportation left in the world is by animal (horse, mule, camel), where would you live?
Lodi. Right here in the homestead.