Over at RevGalBlogPals, my friend will smama writes: Greetings friends! It's been awhile since I've contributed to the posts here at the revgalblogpals website, but I agreed to step into the Fifth Friday of the Month Friday Five slot. So here I be. As I zip around the webring it is quite clear that we are getting BUSY. "Tis the season" when clergy and laypeople alike walk the highwire from Fall programming to Christmas carrying their balancing pole with family/rest on the one side and turkey shelters/advent wreaths on the other. And so I offer this Friday Five with 5 quick hit questions... and a bonus:
1) Your work day is done and the brain is fried, what do you do? Lately, it's been "Head to church for more band practice." But the big gig is tomorrow night, so we should get a little breather now before getting ready for Christmas. Normally, though, it would be catch up with The Alpha and play with/walk the dogs (now back to plural).
(If anybody in town is reading this and wants to attend, here are details on the concert!)
2) Your work week is done and the brain is fried (for some Friday, others Sunday afternoon), what do you do? Go out to eat, or watch a DVD that's been sitting on the coffee table all week, or have an adult beverage. Sometimes all three.
3) Like most of us, I often keep myself busy even while programs are on the tv. I stop to watch The Office and 30 Rock on Thursday nights. Do you have 'stop everything' tv programming or books or events or projects that are totally 'for you' moments? Not usually. But, this election season, I have suspended The Alpha's firm 10:00 bedtime rule to watch The Daily Show, and occasionally the first part of The Colbert Report.
4) When was the last time you laughed, really laughed? What was so funny? Last Friday night, we watched our very special copy of The Legend of Boggy Creek with some friends who hadn't seen it since childhood. With the lively running commentary we all provided, there were times I thought I was going to pee myself!
5) What is a fairly common item that some people are willing to go cheap on, but you are not. Gotta agree with will smama on this one: Toilet paper.
Bonus: It's become trite but is also true that we often benefit the most when we give. Go ahead, toot your own horn. When was the last time you gave until it felt good? My sister's MS has landed her in our hometown hospital, a 5-hour drive from here, for the last week and a half. Since I couldn't go see her, I called the local bakery I loved when I lived there, and they agreed to do a delivery to her hospital room, which isn't normally part of their services. Two times now, they've taken cookies and brownies to her for me. Beats flowers any day!