Saturday, August 6, 2022

Friday 5's: Friday 5 + 1 + 5 = 11!

This post catches up on two week's worth of Friday 5s. The questions are sourced from the usual place... The Friday 5 blog.

August 5, 2022 - WHMS

WHMS - A radio or TV station or just a fancy way to say "whims".

1. What’s the farthest you’ve ever driven in one trip?

Um.. since I live in Hawaii there is not too many places you can go. They are mostly near, but go over an hour, then that's far. That said... on the Big Island of Hawaii.... Honokaa to Ka'u on the south-side of that island. Did that in 1984 when we took my grandmother on a drive back to the area she grew up during the early years of the last century. It was a fun, multi hour trip for the day that covered more than 200 miles I guess. We did that with my parents' Ford Granada.

I've been to the continent, but none of the trips I drove there were "far"... Las Vegas to the Hoover Dam and a little over the boarder into Arizona... Um.. ok...more sand and desert, we turned back avoiding an even longer, unplanned trip segment.

2. What are you very particular about when ordering in a restaurant?

Make sure they have free iced water. Some restaurants don't. I do not do alcoholic beverages or sugared soft drinks.

3. Which of your friendships goes back the furthest?

My sister! Knew her since 1965 (baby time). We keep in touch. Friendships with my cousins go back more than 50 years, though I am not very close to most of them. After that my ongoing friendships (mainly through Facebook and other social media platforms) with some grade/high school classmates (1970s). After that some of my college friends (late 1970s)... and then professional friends from the 1980s onward. Not mentioning any names, but if you follow me on Facebook, you may know who some of them are.

4. How do you feel about romantic comedy films, and what’s your favorite?

Um... I can live without them... That said, the ones I enjoyed the most:

  • Splash
  • Sixteen Candles
  • Pretty in Pink
  • Sleepless in Seattle
  • Romancing the Stone

5. How did you spend last new year’s eve, and how would you like to spend the next?

I stayed at home. I did the same the previous year and will probably do the same this coming new year. Ho hum. Not much to celebrate as I grow older.

6. Bonus question, since it’s the sort not everyone can answer: What’s your favorite song from Oklahoma!?

Checked some YouTube clips. Don't recall any of them, though I do remember Shirley Jones who went on the star in The Partridge Family from 1970 to 1974.

July 29: Scattergories Part 12

This is the random generator one. Let's see which letter option I'm gonna do:


Ding! I got C and we know "C is for Cookie!"

1. What geographical feature should be renamed in your honor?

Cape of Mad Mel - You know way down south near South Africa and Antarctica. A menace to navigation!

2. Who should play you in a movie about your life?

Clint Eastwood. Heh. One of my favorite actors currently alive, though his characterization of me would probably not match since I associate him with "tough guy" roles. More to my liking and still alive is Tom Hanks.

3. What are you chasing?

Elusive CASH.

4. What’s getting in your way?

Lack of CASH

5. What are you especially grateful for this week?

CASH! I found a dime on the ground the other day. Plus I can use cash to pay for COOKIES! I am always grateful for cookies that I can eat and not the evil ones I have to delete from my browsers.

1 comment:

  1. If you've seen When Harry Met Sally (which is where WHMS comes from), you've also heard "Surrey with the Fringe on Top" from Oklahoma! :)

    Not a thing wrong with staying home on NYE, but you haven't crossed over into old age until you no longer stay up 'til midnight.