Saturday, April 06, 2013

Saturday 9

Saturday 9: Whenever I Call You "Friend"
1) How did you meet your best friend? 
In March 2004, I appeared as a freelancer at the agency where he already worked.

2) Mother Winters used to say she loved all us kids equally, but at various times she liked one of us more than the others. Does your "friend ranking" ever shift? Or is the person you think of today as your best friend always #1?  
I suppose it shifts. There are friends who need me more at various times, and friends I turn to more readily when specific issues arise. But I always love them all!
3) What makes you a good friend? 
I take friendship seriously and keep my buds in my thoughts.

4) Think back to your childhood -- what games did you and your friends like to play? 
My bike: a rose coaster
Is riding bikes a game? Sometimes our bikes would be horses, other times motorcycles. It was a good day in spring when we got our bikes out, and a sad day when winter hit and we had to put them away. There were Barbies, of course, and jump rope was serious business on the school playground. The girl who lived three doors down and I had a competition to see who could read the most Nancy Drew books.
5) Would you rather lose your hair, or the little toe on your left foot? (Yes, you must commit to giving one up.)  
My toe. I like my hair, but I don't really think that little toe is doing much for me.
6) Think of the phrase, "like nails on a blackboard." What is your least favorite sound?  
You know the sound of cardboard scraping against cardboard when you're assembling a moving box? I HATE THAT SOUND!
7) Do you add fabric softener to your wash or place a softener sheet in the dryer?  
Dryer sheet. Our building laundry room is four floors down and what I don't need is another JUG to carry down those stairs.
8) Showtime, HBO, or neither?  
Right now, both. They are both included in my "bundle." I don't really watch them, though. When I want to see a movie, I look for it with the Comcast OnDemand feature.
9) Have you ever fired a gun?  
I have a very vague memory of holding a rifle when I was four or five. It was early morning and we were visiting my mother's relatives, who lived on a farm, and my dad and the man of the farm thought it would be a good idea for us shoot. When my mom found out, she freaked. I don't recall if I actually fired the gun. I think I refused. I do recall it feeling big and very scary.


  1. Nancy Drew--I remember loving those books, and the Hardy Boys too!

  2. Oh, lots of good play going on when you were a kid. I love all the imaginative stuff we used to do. Nowadays, with video games and technology, our kids don't have the imagination that we used to have. I had the exact same thought about the toe. And, that cardboard sound is terrible too.

  3. OMG I had almost all of the Nancy Drew books - and some Hardy Boys, too. I gave them to my cousin to read, and I think she threw them out. I was so mad. That was a set I would have kept forever. LOVED Nancy and Ned! :)

  4. I love that you and your friend had a Nancy Drew contest!

  5. Oh I forgot about jump rope and Nancy Drew.
    Katie atBankerchick Scratchings

  6. The only kind of bikes I ever got as a kid were paid for by green stamps :)

    I'm not a gun lover myself...

  7. I had a Huffy bike that must have weighed a ton. We used to play cops and robbers on them.

  8. Anonymous8:55 AM

    How well i remember that first day in spring when the bikes were unlocked [yes...our bikes were kept locked away from us in the basement until the snow was gone and the streets had been swept of the foot of sand that accumulates over the winter] and the tires filled and the chrome shined and we took off down the street with hair streaming behind from under our helmets....

    thank you for prompting that memory!