Can you guess I’m on a new “blog every few days” plan?
- What is the best painting you’ve ever seen in a museum or art gallery? I got to see Rembrandt’s Night Watch at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. That was especially cool because it’s huge–about ten feet tall!
- What was the most interesting display you’ve seen in a museum setting? I think it was at that same museum trip that we saw a photograph of a woman crouching over a toilet, smoking a cigarette. The photo was hung on the wall over a urine-colored, hard plastic toilet. It was odd.
- Have you ever been to a Children’s [sic] museum? If so have you been as a child and/or as an adult? If so did you find it more interesting as you were older? I don’t think I have. I remember going to a petting zoo near my grandma’s old house once, though.
- What is the most important thing you learned in a museum? I don’t know. Then again, I’m not sure what the most important thing I learned in school was, either.
- What is your most memorable trip to a museum? Well, it looks like that 7th grade trip to Amsterdam stuck with me pretty solidly!
- Have you ever dressed up as a Disney character? Come to think of it, no.
- What was your favorite Disney movie growing up? Like all 80’s babies, I loved The Little Mermaid, but I also liked Beauty and the Beast a lot.
- Which Disney character can you relate to the most? I think I liked Beauty and the Beast because I subconsciously identified with Belle. She liked to read.
- Have you ever been to a Disney theme park? I went to Disney World twice when I was little.
- When does someone become “too old” for Disney? I hope never!
October 22: The Friday Five (trippy…)
- Do you just do every week’s Friday Five or do you read other people’s entries as well? Back when I actually did them every Friday, I routinely read other people’s answers. I’m more likely to read them when they’re copied and pasted into the comment itself, but I only ever leave links. I’ve always thought that’s because I have to reformat the questions in order to display them properly on my blog, but now that I’m typing this out, I realize that they’d probably transition fine. LJ accepts HTML in comments. Hmm….
- If you do read, why; and if you don’t, why not? I just like reading things other people write. It makes my world feel a little smaller. (That’s a good thing.)
- How did you come to know about the Friday Five? I’ve been participating since back when it was its own site. I think I read someone else’s answers (ironically, I think they were posted in an LJ), and then I jumped on the bandwagon. It looks like I’ve been doing them (or trying to) since I started my blog in 2002. Yikes.
- How many Friday Fives have you done since you joined the communityBlogs didn’t really have categories and tags in 2002, so there’s no easy way to go about counting.
- What do you like most about The Friday Five? I like the opportunity to write about something completely unexpected. Sometimes I get to share things about myself I never would have thought to share. It’s not as organic as non-meme blogging, but it’s just as valid.
First of all, I would like to note that I feel like a dinosaur because I was actually not a little kid ten years ago, so I have answers to these questions that do not involve, say, Barney.
- What were your three favorite songs ten years ago? Let’s see, I was fourteen and midway through the ninth grade. I definitely loved *NSync, but I think I was done with the Backstreet Boys. I had a brief obsession with Robyn. I think I thought she was much more popular stateside than she actually was. I liked anything Top 40 enough to get on the radio back then. There wasn’t nearly as much rock/pop and country crossover then. I did like a little Shania Twain, though.
- What songs or groups from ten years ago did you love then, but don’t like anymore? I won’t like: I still love *NSync. Other than that, I don’t think I listen to anything now that I did then.
- What songs from ten years ago did you love then, still love now, but haven’t heard in a long time? If I haven’t heard them, how am I supposed to identify them now? I have loved 80’s music pretty much forever, so I suppose a lot of 80’s songs would qualify.
- What songs or groups from ten years ago did you not like then, but do like now?
- How has your taste in music changed in the last ten years? I discovered Switchfoot as *NSync’s popularity died down. As a matter of fact, I wore my handmade “i like switchfoot.” shirt out to do errands today and chatted with the guys at the post office and the Chevy dealer about them. Fun times.