Is it just my imagination, or is the Friday Five suddenly not sucking as much as it used to?
1. List five things you’d like to accomplish by the end of the year.
a) Sleep through the night without waking up to pee, having to separate Bob and James from a sleepwalking fistfight, or rescuing the trash from the racoons.
b) Have money in the bank that isn’t spent already.
c) Be reasonably caught up with work.
d) Have all my (and Bonnie’s) old clothes that I’m (and she’s) not going to wear anymore but are still useable donated to local charities.
e) Be ready to take on the new year without feeling beaten up.
2. List five people you’ve lost contact with that you’d like to hear from again.
a) My old high school english teacher.
b) A friend of mine from elementary school.
c) This guy I used to hang out with when I lived in California.
d) One of my old bosses.
e) Some of the weird folks I’ve met at trade shows.
3. List five things you’d like to learn how to do.
a) Fly a plane.
b) Scuba dive.
c) Speak a foreign language fluently.
d) Rebuild a car engine.
e) I’m drawing a blank for the last one.
4. List five things you’d do if you won the lottery (no limit).
a) Pay all my debts, and maybe a few other people’s too.
b) Set up college and trust funds for the kids. Both of these entries sort of fall under a more general concept of “set my family up with up a blanket of reasonable financial security.”
c) Start a scholarship or two, or do some sort of charitable work. I like the idea of a scholarship, though, because it implies that the money is going towards someone who’s proven some merit, and that rings true for me.
d) Buy a nice villa for my mom somewhere warm. She’s mentioned Mexico once.
e) Take a long, long vacation. Australia would be on the trip, definitely. The Mediterranean, too.
5. List five things you do that help you relax.
a) Watch TV (unless something about Michael Jackson is on).
b) Read a book. Sci fi or fantasy, preferably.
c) Go for a walk. I don’t do this as often as I should.
d) Take a nap. I don’t do this as often as I want.
e) Play a video/computer game. Ditto.