Friday Fives

I swear I’m really back in action this time!

August 24: Food

  1. What’s your favorite fruit? It’s a tie between apples and green grapes. I also love, love, love orange juice, but I don’t like the original fruit.
  2. What’s your favorite vegetable? I don’t think I have a favorite. I love fresh spinach on its own as a salad, but I also find cooked broccoli (lightly salted) very tasty.
  3. What’s your favorite protein? This is a unique way of asking this question, because it works for vegetarians and vegans, too. I like that. I love beef. Living in Texas has made me like beef even more. Bacon is pretty tasty, too, though. Mmm, bacon.
  4. What’s your favorite dish to cook? My specialty is called Pasta Lindsay. It’s rotini tossed with tomato sauce (extra oregano) and ground sausage. I am strong believer in tossing pasta in sauce rather than letting people sauce it themselves.
  5. What’s your favorite dish that someone else makes for you? I will only eat egg salad if my mom makes it for me. She used to make it occasionally for my school lunch when I was very small. I remember the excitement I felt when I went into the kitchen after dinner to find eggs boiling on the stove. It was like a lunch preview!

photo of chicken-fried bacon by Cara Fealy Choate

August 31: Travel

  1. Have you ever left the country you live in and where? Oh, yes. I used to live in Germany and Japan and traveled elsewhere in Europe. And last spring break, I went to Nicaragua, of course.
  2. What countries would you visit if time and money were not problems? I would love to visit Australia. It’d be nice to be in a country where I only have to manage foreign vocabulary instead of a whole language. It’d also be awesome to visit Rome or the Holy Land.
  3. Out of all the foreign food you’ve tried, which is your favorite and why? I don’t like much Asian food, but I make an exception for chicken teriyaki. That’s yummy. I also had something in Germany called a Speicher cake which was the most cheesecake-like thing I ate (before I discovered actual cheesecake).
  4. Can you name all 7 continents? Yes.
  5. Which continent are you least likely to ever want to see and why? Antarctica, because it’s ridiculously cold and unforgiving. I can’t recall at the moment, but I’m pretty sure that not even penguins will live there.

September 8: Sports

  1. What is your favorite sport to watch? I don’t really like sports, but basketball is okay. Play generally keeps going, delays are minimal, and I can see the players because they’re not wearing pads. If you need thirty pounds of padding, can you really call what you’re doing “fun”?
  2. What is your favorite sport to play? Ha.
  3. Favorite sports team? Any that have colors that flatter me. I pretend UMD’s fourth color (gold) doesn’t exist most of the time.
  4. Favorite sports player? I would have to watch sports to care. My brother?
  5. Why do you enjoy watching/playing your favorite sport? I don’t!

September 21: Cell Phones

  1. When did you get your first cell phone? I was in high school. Tenth grade, I think, or maybe eleventh. I wasn’t expecting it at all, and it was definitely an adventure.
  2. Do you have any special ring tones, if so what are they? My current ring tone is “Call Me,” by Blondie. Technically it’s people already calling me, but I heard it on someone else’s phone once and thought it would be awesome. And it is. I also use “Tears of a Clown” by Smokey Robinson for my Motown-loving mom and the theme song from Star Trek: TNG for my dad. Good times.
  3. Does your phone have a camera? Yes! Don’t all phones have cameras these days? Even the cheap ones?
  4. What kind of phone do you have now? I have a two-year-old iPhone 4. I’m due for an upgrade, but I can’t afford the two adapters I’d need if I got the 5 right now. I also can’t quite afford the phone itself.
  5. What carrier do you use? I have had AT&T since back when half of it was Cingular. I’ve gotten good reception and customer service so far.

And now I’m caught up on the F5! I feel so accomplished.

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