Friday, July 8, 2011

Five Question Friday, From Indiana

Here it is again. My Five Question Friday answers. 

I don't write the questions, I just read and type whatever comes to mind.

You can visit here for the original post and how this whole thing works.

1. Do you think cursive writing is overrated? (Schools in Indiana have now voted to take teaching cursive writing out of their curriculum.)

I do not remember the last time I wrote in cursive.  I would like to say that it is sad to see cursive no longer being taught, but I don't know why I would think that is sad?  It seems like a waste of my sad emotions, and there are only so many of those to go around.

I think that if it isn't being used, there are plenty of other things to fill the time in school kids would have used to learn to write like that.  Like teaching them Spanglish, or how to wear a belt or, how to drive on a roundabout.  Those seem like good uses of our tax payer education dollars.

I have really good ideas. I should be a part of education reform.

2. Do you still use a pocket calendar or notepad or do you keep your info on your smart phone?

I really want to be someone that uses only my smart phone, but I just really like writing out my lists.  I do use the calendar on my phone though. 

I actually rewrite my list every day, transferring over the undone items from the day before and writing ones that I completed but forgot to write down, just so I can cross them off.

I really crave a feeling of accomplishment.

3. What 3 things would you save if your house was burning down? (family & pets are already safe)

My magic bullet. I've used it daily since purchasing it so clearly it's become pivotal in my life.  Plus a smoothie would probably make us feel a little better when we no longer have shelter.

The boys sleeping bags (which I am counting as one item since no one is here to tell me the official rules.)  Traveling with them the last few days has taught me that no way am I sleeping with them for any duration of time and grabbing those bags is like grabbing two beds.  I'm smart.

Our family picture hanging in our dining room...that was the most I have ever spent on a frame in my life. No way am I letting that burn down with the house.

4. Country Mouse or City Mouse, err Person?

Mostly city.  I think I only really enjoy the country for short periods of time.   I need reasonable access  to the important things in life, like Starbucks and oh sweet Lord, Target.

If I were a mouse though, I think I'd definitely be country, it just seems like it would be easier to find food and it's important to be practical when answering these questions that really dig deep into the soul.

5. If you could pick ANY reality show to go on, which would you pick?

What a tough question, there are so many gems out there.
The Bachelorette comes to mind first because it's just such a fantastic concept.  It's full of crazy, over the top dates and exotic locations.  Also, all the bachelorettes seem to have some well put together outfits and I enjoy a nice outfit.
There are also other fun ones though like Jersey shore.  It would be fun just to attempt to hang with that crowd.  Could Snooki and I really be friends? 
Real Housewives of Orange County/New York/Atlanta would be fun because then I'd be some rich lady....but then I'd also probably be more or less crazy and that would be really inconvenient. 
I can not answer this question.  I guess I pick the Bachelorette, except for the dating other guys thing, I'm sort of nuts for the guy I have.  Maybe that would be too big of a problem in light of the entire concept of the show.  Would it be cool to just shake all the guys' hands at the end of our dates and play board games when we are offered the chance to stay in the Fantasy Suite?
Fine, I'd be a friend of Kate's on Kate plus Eight who pops by sometimes and performs miracles organizing eight children.  That sounds safe.
Have a good weekend everyone!


Emmy said...

I would want to be on Fear Factor- which isn't on anymore- or Wipe Out. Though unless I advanced really far I would probably hardly get any air time as I am not weird enough :)

Prudently Painted Vintage said...

Ok you sucked me in and I had my Five Questions Friday debut today :) I am a big fat copy cat and damn proud of it!

Your three things to save were far more interesting than mine. I think you would be awesome on the bachelorette besides for the three kids and married part. You got it in the bag! Besides you would look totally cute in all those outfits :)

thesisterhoodofspiritualsinglemoms said...

#3 I would have to get my pictures. I had my kids close together (all three within 5 years) so memories of who did what kind of run together. I also have my grandmother's collection of photos that were given to me when she passed away. My photos are priceless!

Sandra said...

I love these question/answer posts. My two youngest children haven't been taught cursive, and my two oldest never bother writing in cursive. Personally I love it! And yes, I'm definitely a "write a list" person...I write it in cursive! :) And Bachelorette: good pick! I hadn't thought of that one!

mama_pez said...

The bachelorette totally needs the married-friend-for-practical-advice-that-she-will-just-ignore-anyway, don't you think? Then you could be on the show, get awesome outfits, go to all the exotic locations with your own guy, and be an eternal source of jealousy to the bachelorette. They should totally hire me to help them organize their show!