44 entries from srah blah blah tagged with 'friday five':


The Friday Five

1. What do you do for a living? My current part-time job doesn't (and couldn't) support me in the style to which I have become accustomed. So for a "living" I am a student, in that I am doing this so that I can one day earn a living. 2. What do you like most about your job? I enjoy learning and being around similar-minded people. I like thinking that I will one day have a job in this field and figuring out how I will be able to apply what I'm learning. 3. What do you like least about...

srah - Friday, 9 April 2004 - 4:12 PM
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The Friday Five

Need content. Am tired and depressed lately and have blogtopics but not the will to blog. Encourage me? In the meantime, it's memetime. 1. List your five favorite beverages. Tea with milk and sugar, chai tea, bubble tea, peach iced tea and apricot juice. 2. List your five favorite websites. SI webmail (when it works), IMDb, Technorati, The Onion and... uh... srah blah blah. 3. List your five favorite snack foods. Junior Mints, my grandma's Nuts and Bolts (basically like Chex Mix), chips and salsa, gingersnaps and cheese. 4. List your five favorite board and/or card games. Trivial Pursuit, Rummikub,...

srah - Friday, 19 December 2003 - 10:45 AM
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The Friday Five

1. Using one adjective, describe your current living space. disastrously-messy (to protect the honor of Srah's Mother, Beloved of All Srah Blah Blah Visitors, I will point out that I'm talking about my room and not the rest of the house, which is pristine and only has this one horrific blight at the end of the hall) 2. Using two adjectives, describe your current employer. helpful, disorganized 3. Using three adjectives, describe your favorite hobby/pasttime. entertaining, enlightening?, lazy (watching movies) 4. Using four adjectives, describe your typical day. hysterical, jargonriffic, stressed, mostly-happy 5. Using five adjectives, describe your ideal life....

srah - Friday, 14 November 2003 - 5:45 PM
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The Friday Five

Haven't done one of these in a while... 1. What food do you like that most people hate? Mushrooms, olives, blue cheese. 2. What food do you hate that most people love? Coffee, beer, dark chocolate. 3. What famous person, whom many people may find attractive, is most unappealing to you? Lots of them. Most notably Jennifer Love Hewitt. She's so dreadfully average that the fact that some people think she's beautiful makes me want to kick her in the face. Also Nicolas Cage and John Travolta. *shudder* 4. What famous person, whom many people may find unappealing, do you...

srah - Saturday, 8 November 2003 - 6:15 PM
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The Friday Five

Meh, why not? 1. Name five things in your refrigerator. Things that belong to me or I am particularly attached to: Thursday evening's chipati leftovers, cran-grape juice, peach iced tea, mushrooms, horseradish mustard. 2. Name five things in your freezer. Cooooookies, ice cubes, frozen peas (much better than canned), blueberries, mixed nuts. 3. Name five things under your kitchen sink. Onions, potatoes, dishwasher detergent, vases, more dishwasher detergent. 4. Name five things around your computer. Empty tea-cup, address card box, piles of scrap paper, a print-out of today's Get Fuzzy cartoon, a French postage stamp. 5. Name five things in...

srah - Saturday, 18 October 2003 - 12:21 PM
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Last Friday's Five

The Friday Five is not on this week, but I meant to do last week's and never got around to it. 1. Who is your favorite singer/musician? Why? The Beatles because I grew up with their music... well, second-generation, by listening to my dad's albums. Renaud because, although I couldn't see any value in his music at the beginning of last year, Stefan won me over and made me realize how clever his lyrics are. Neil Diamond because... he's The Neil. Serge Gainsbourg because he has clever, somewhat hidden dirty old man lyrics that make me feel superior because I...

srah - Friday, 26 September 2003 - 6:32 AM
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The Friday Five

1. When was the last time you laughed? I believe Becky remarked on my hamster laugh last night as we were on the phone. 2. Who was the last person you had an argument with? With Jez, I guess. I'm so nice and easy to get along with! Or passive-aggressive! 3. Who was the last person you emailed? La Sofinette 4. When was the last time you bathed? Approximately 6:55 to 7:15 this morning. 5. What was the last thing you ate? I had a chocolate last night and before that it was dinner - chicken noodle soup and corn...

srah - Friday, 22 August 2003 - 7:47 AM
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The Friday Five

My kinda Friday Five! 1. What's the last place you traveled to, outside your own home state/country? My last trip out of the state was our trip to Virginia, New Jersey and New York. Before that, it was France, and before that, a very short trip to Belgium. 2. What's the most bizarre/unusual thing that's ever happened to you while traveling? It once took me 29 hours to get from Grenoble to Aberdeen. I participated in an English quiz night. I met John Hannah... 3. If you could take off to anywhere, money and time being no object, where would...

srah - Friday, 8 August 2003 - 9:30 AM
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The Friday Five

1. Do you remember your first best friend? Who was it? I believe my first best friend was Nathan, who I like to call my ex-fiancé because we were going to get married (whether he liked it or not) when I was four. Worth mentioning, however, is my second best friend, Jenny, in whose clutches I was, to varying extents, from kindergarten up to fifth grade. From kindergarten to third grade, I wasn't allowed to have any other friends besides Jenny. If she was absent, I had to play alone. She, on the other hand, could take off with whoever...

srah - Friday, 11 July 2003 - 7:26 AM
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The Friday Five

1. How are you planning to spend the summer [winter]? Working to make money for grad school. Drinking wine and going to Meijers. Thinking about writing - but not actually writing - a romance novel. 2. What was your first summer job? During high school, I worked at the public library during vacations, but I also worked there during the school year, so it wasn't really a "summer job". My first one of those was at the evil evil Hallmark shop at the mall. I asked for 35 hours a week and often got anywhere from 0 to 5. In...

srah - Friday, 27 June 2003 - 8:39 AM
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The Friday Five

1. Is your hair naturally curly, wavy, or straight? Long or short? It's naturally straight, with weird kinks in it. I think rather than being natural, the kinks come from me tucking wet hair behind my ear and the hair drying into that shape. Either that or London. I suppose it's naturally long, but I cut it so it won't be. 2. How has your hair changed over your lifetime? When I was young, my hair was a sort of pixie/bowl cut. Like Susie Derkins from Calvin & Hobbes, although I'm not sure why she's the first person who comes...

srah - Friday, 20 June 2003 - 9:33 AM
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Friday Five

1. What's one thing you've always wanted to do, but never have? Learned about seventeen different languages, including Spanish, Dutch, Arabic, Bulgarian, Japanese, Swedish, and Italian. It takes a lot of time and effort to learn languages, and I find it difficult to teach myself, so I'd have to sign up for classes. Which is something I haven't done so far. I'd also like to write a book or two. 2. When someone asks your opinion about a new haircut/outfit/etc, are you always honest? Of course not. That would be rude. Sometimes I say "I think I liked it better...

srah - Friday, 13 June 2003 - 10:15 AM
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The Friday Five

1. What brand of toothpaste do you use? Right now I am finishing off a tube of Aquafresh bought in France because it was the only kind I could find that stood up. Normally in the US I buy Colgate because I like their packaging better than Crest's. They're all the same, anyway. 2. What brand of toilet paper do you prefer? Whatever my mommy has bought. In France, I bought The Pink Kind That Is On Sale brand toilet paper. I was very loyal to this brand. 3. What brand(s) of shoes do you wear? I don't have any...

srah - Friday, 23 May 2003 - 9:09 AM
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The Friday Five

Somehow appropriate... 1. Would you consider yourself an organized person? Why or why not? I am obsessively organized in some respects, but mostly a complete slob. 2. Do you keep some type of planner, organizer, calendar, etc. with you, and do you use it regularly? During the school year I often do, because I have to keep track of assignments, so I actually use it for other things too. During the summer and during the past year, I never had any idea what was coming up. 3. Would you say that your desk is organized right now? For once, yes....

srah - Friday, 9 May 2003 - 11:11 AM
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The Very Easy Friday Five

1. Who is your favorite celebrity? Good question. I have no idea. None whatsoever. 2. Who is your least favorite? Unfortunately I think I have a lot more celebrities I dislike than those I like. Andie MacDowell is always at the top of the list, but we'll also throw in Tom Cruise, Charlton Heston, Britney Spears, Johnny Hallyday (sacrilege! I will be thrown out of the country!) and John Revolta. 3. Have you ever met or seen any celebrities in real life? Yes - Dave Coulier, Blake Sloan, Marty Turco, several other players who went pro and can probably be...

srah - Friday, 18 April 2003 - 5:05 AM
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The Friday Five

1. What was the first band you saw in concert? Probably the Michigan Marching Band or the Mitchell Elementary School band. If we're talking real concerts, Dave Matthews Band. I believe my entire real-concert experience is DMB, K's Choice, DMB again, and Travis. 2. Who is your favorite artist/band now? I have loads. The Beatles are pretty steadily at the top of the list, but we can also throw in Renaud and Charles Aznavour for the heck of it. My favorites change daily - I am quite fond of Cabas aujourd'hui. 3. What's your favorite song? Once again, changes daily....

srah - Friday, 11 April 2003 - 7:54 AM
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The Friday Five

1. How many houses/apartments have you lived in throughout your life? Two houses (Ann Arbor/Grenoble), two apartments (both in the same building in Vichy), and four dorm rooms (Albion - Wesley, Spanish House, German House, French House). 2. Which was your favorite and why? Home in Ann Arbor is my favorite, because it's home in Ann Arbor. Of the apartments, I prefer the new one but do miss my oven. Of the dorm rooms, I do have a special fondness for 303 Wesley, but I might have to go with the Bowling Alley in German House. 3. Do you find...

srah - Friday, 4 April 2003 - 4:25 PM
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The Friday Five

1. What was your most memorable moment from the last week? Sometimes I feel like Stefan thinks I'm insane and never understands anything I say, but I felt like I actually won his respect this week when I told him that I had never been to Germany because I didn't speak German. I know, I explained further, that everyone says Germans speak very good English, but I would feel guilty going to Germany and speaking English. If I were Chinese and spoke English in Germany, I wouldn't feel so bad, but being American, I would feel too arrogant and American...

srah - Friday, 28 March 2003 - 3:31 PM
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The Friday Five

1. If you had the chance to meet someone you've never met, from the past or present, who would it be? At the moment I'd like to meet Dubya, except for the fact that I would be immediately thrown to the ground and handcuffed by Secret Service agents just for thinking about what I'd like to do to him. So instead I would like to meet Ian Rankin or Christopher Brookmyre, either of which would be much happier and less violent. 2. If you had to live in a different century, past or future, which would it be? I would...

srah - Friday, 21 March 2003 - 6:59 AM
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The Friday Five

1. Do you like talking on the phone? Why or why not? I can think of few things that I like less than talking on the phone. I get nervous, I can never remember what I wanted to say, and I feel at a disadvantage for not being able to read the other person's lips or use their body language to understand what they're saying. 2. Who is the last person you talked to on the phone? My pookie. Did I say "pookie"? How awful. My belovèd. My cheri. 3. About how many telephones do you have at home? At...

srah - Friday, 14 March 2003 - 6:49 AM
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The Friday Five

1. If you could only choose 1 cd to ever listen to again, what would it be? That is very difficult, and my favorite CD changes so often. For now, I will say Charles Aznavour's 20 Chansons d'or. 2. If you could only choose 2 movies to watch ever again, what would they be? Argh! Again difficult, but I'll go with my two favorites: Sliding Doors and Le fabuleux déstin d'Amélie Poulain. 3. If you could only choose 3 books to read ever again, what would they be? I'm thinking three Choose Your Own Adventure stories, because that would at...

srah - Friday, 11 October 2002 - 4:54 AM
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The Friday Five

1. What's your favorite piece of clothing that you currently own? I like my stripey blue knee socks (which I am wearing right now) and my soft grey argyle socks. I also like my skirt that looks like a bell. I go "ding-dong" whenever I wear it. Then Alex asks me "What's brown and sounds like a bell?" 2. What piece of clothing do you most want to acquire? I guess I would like some grey pants or some new black pants. There isn't anything I've particularly been lusting over. 3. What piece of clothing can you not bring yourself...

srah - Friday, 30 August 2002 - 8:56 AM
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The Friday Five

1. What is your current occupation? Is this what you chose to be doing at this point in your life? Why or why not? I am a student assistant in a historical library. No no no no no no no. And no. No no no. I never had any desire to work in anything related to archives. 2. If time/talent/money were no object, what would your dream occupation be? Half-time Director of International Education, half-time web designer. 3. What did/do your parents do for a living? Has this had any influence on your career choices? They are both archivists. They...

srah - Friday, 23 August 2002 - 7:11 PM
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The Friday Five

1. Do you have a car? If so, what kind of car is it? Sort of. I have a 1987 Honda Civic which has recently become undrivable. So I still physically have it, I'm just not driving it anywhere. I'm not quite sure what to do with it. But our family has a multitude of cars, so there's always something to drive if I can't wangle a ride out of someone. 2. Do you drive very often? More than I'd like. I can't wait until I'm rich and famous and can pay people to drive me places. Or until I'm...

srah - Friday, 9 August 2002 - 8:28 AM
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The Friday Five

1. What is your lineage? Where are your ancestors from? I am 1/4 English, 1/4 German, and the other half is a mixture of French, Irish, Scotch-Irish, English, Dutch, etc. 2. Of those countries, which would you most like to visit? Uh, France. Wait, I'm going there already. I've visited England and Scotland, so I guess I'd like to go to Germany. But I'm afraid. They speak German there. 3. Which would you least like to visit? Why? Germany. They speak German there. I am very conflicted on the whole Germany issue. Maybe I should go to Brazil instead. I...

srah - Friday, 2 August 2002 - 8:40 AM
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The Friday Five

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srah - Friday, 7 June 2002 - 9:12 AM
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The Friday Five

1. What's the last vivid dream that you remember having? See Wednesday. 2. Do you have any recurring dreams? Sometimes I get deja vu in dreams - I realize that I've dreamt about a place or a situation before. But I don't really have any dreams that repeat themselves. 3. What's the scariest nightmare you've ever had? I once dreamt that I killed my family. I woke up and I didn't want to go back to sleep. 4. Have you ever written your dreams down or considered it? Why or why not? I record my dreams when I remember to....

srah - Friday, 24 May 2002 - 8:40 AM
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The Friday Five

1. What shampoo do you use? I usually use Suave, I think. Usually peach or chamomile. Lately I found this Jasmine something or other but I don't remember who makes it. 2. Do you use conditioner? What kind? Nope, not usually. My hair's too long at the moment and it gets weighed down by conditioner. If I do, it's usually the accompanying conditioner to my shampoo, or whatever Becky has lying around. 3. When was the last time you got your hair cut? Waaaaaaaaaaaay too long ago. My hair cutting lady went on maternity leave in January and I haven't...

srah - Friday, 17 May 2002 - 8:18 AM
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The Friday Five

1. What are your hobbies? Computer fiddling, reading (when I have the chance - certainly not during the school year), watching movies. 2. Do you collect anything? If so, what? I collect quotes and postcards from places I've been. 3. Is there a hobby you're interested in, but just don't have the time/money to do? I wish I had more time for reading and money for travel. 4. Have you ever turned a hobby into a moneymaking opportunity? Instead of having a lemonade stand when I was younger I tried to sell art on our lawn extension. I remember our...

srah - Friday, 26 April 2002 - 1:17 AM
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The Friday Five

1. What is your favorite restaurant and why? Mmmmmm, food. Let's see. I like Mongolian BBQ... I like Zingerman's Delicatessen, if that counts as a restaurant. I like Chili's. Generally I'm not a big fan of chains. I like to eat at lots of restaurants, so maybe my favorite is Whichever One I've Never Been To. 2. What fast food restaurant are you partial to? Subway is yummy. Local Ann Arbor fast food restaurant Y & S (yogurt and sandwiches) is lovely. I am also rather partial to Arby's ("I'm so hungry I could eat at Arby's!"). I like Boston...

srah - Friday, 12 April 2002 - 12:31 AM
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Friday Five

1. What are the first things that you do in the morning to start your day? I get up, check my email, blog, read blogs, suddenly realize I have to be to class in five minutes, put on pants and run to class. 2. What are the last things that you do at night before going to bed? I change into my pajamas, hopefully remember to turn my speakers down, turn out the lights and climb into bed. 3. What daily routine have you recently added to your day? Hrm. Can't think of one. 4. What routine do you wish...

srah - Friday, 5 April 2002 - 12:02 AM
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The Friday Five (Illustrated)

1. If you could eat dinner with and "get to know" one famous person (living or dead), who would you choose? John Hannah, of course! I've already met him, but I would love to talk to him again. And dinner is good, too! If I had to pick someone new who I'd never met, I'd go with my favorite celebrity crush (?) of the moment, Moby. 2. Has the death of a famous person ever had an effect on you? Who was it and how did you feel? Not that I can think of. I mean, there have been famous...

srah - Friday, 29 March 2002 - 12:09 AM
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Smattering's Friday Five

Smattering's Friday Five 1. What is your favorite time of year? Autumn. If Spring is indecisive, it's cold and snowy. If Autumn is indecisive, it's warm and sunny. Hmm, tough choice. 2. What is it about your favorite season that, well, makes it your favorite season? I always liked the beginning of the school year. And the leaves and stuff. And a coolish breeze when it's warm. 3. What is your least favorite time of year? Why? Wiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiinter. And it won't die. 4. Do you do anything to celebrate or recognize the changing of seasons? No, don't think so. 5....

srah - Friday, 22 March 2002 - 12:11 PM
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Smattering's Friday Five

It is posted, after all. 1. What's your favorite animal? Rabbits, I suppose. Other animals are very entertaining, like llamas and moose and walrii. 2. What pets have you had in your lifetime? Taddy the Westie (West Highland White Terrier) until 1986, Catlin the red cocker spaniel/sheltie mix from 1989 to 1997, and now Howie the devil dog cocker spaniel, who came to replace me when I went away to college. 3. Is there any specific pet that you've wanted but never had? Why? Since Spring Break I've wanted a cat to keep me company while I'm in France. 4....

srah - Friday, 15 March 2002 - 11:36 AM
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Fiveless Looks like there's no

Fiveless Looks like there's no Friday Five this week, but here's another of Heather's projects to take its place. The Globe of Blogs is a database of blogger information. So you can search for a blog from the same location as you, someone of the same age and sex, or someone with the same birthday as you. There aren't too many people in it yet, but if they get a lot more in there, it will be fun to look for people who have things in common with you. So go join!...

srah - Friday, 15 March 2002 - 12:29 AM
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Smattering's Friday Five

Smattering's Friday Five 1. What makes you homesick? I miss my families - whichever one I am apart from at the moment. 2. Where is "home" for you? Is it where you are living now, or somewhere else (ie: Mom & Dad's house, particular state/city)? I have several homes - I think I consider Ann Arbor, Albion and Grenoble all "home" in some way. 3. What makes it home for you? People? Things? I think it's people and the sense of being comfortable. 4. Where is the furthest you've been from home, miles-wise? I have no idea how many miles...

srah - Friday, 8 March 2002 - 11:05 AM
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Smattering's Friday Five

Smattering's Friday Five 1. What's your favorite vacation spot? The Pont du Gard. 2. Where do you consider to be the biggest hell-hole on earth? The Albion College library. Or Louisiana. 3. What would be your dream vacation? Several months traveling all around France and other parts of Europe or maybe a trip on the Orient Express. 4. If you could go on a road-trip with anyone, who would it be and why? Denis, Sophie, and a couple of international driver's licenses. I'm not driving the whole way. American road-trips were one of the big things they were always talking...

srah - Friday, 1 March 2002 - 12:25 AM
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Friday Five

1. Hey, baby, what's your sign? Do you think it fits you pretty well? Virgo. I think so. I am (was moreso before) very organized. I can't remember any more Virgo traits at the moment, but I think I have a lot of them. 2. What's the worst birthday gift you've ever received? Erm... unwanted clothes? 3. What's the best birthday gift you've ever received? Erm... Money is always good... 4. What's the best way you've celebrated your birthday thus far? I like anything where my friends and loved ones are around. Nothing sticks out in particular. My 10th was...

srah - Friday, 22 February 2002 - 11:56 AM
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Los cinco de viernes

1. Have you ever had braces? Any other teeth trauma? I had braces for... what was it? Four years? Seems like millions. 2. Ever broken any bones? No. I'm kind of disappointed... but not really. 3. Ever had stitches? I am SO BORING. Maybe if I got out from behind my computer (in front of my computer!) I would have some of these exciting motion-related traumas. I am a slug. 4. What are the stories behind some of your [physical] scars? My scars have all disappeared! In elementary school I used to have a mark on my forehead from where...

srah - Friday, 1 February 2002 - 1:53 AM
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The Friday Five

1. What cologne or perfume do you wear? Sometimes I wear Arielle, by Fragonard, which Alfie brought me back from France. 2. What cologne or perfume do you like best on the opposite sex? I like nice deodorant smells. I think I like Polo Sport but I'm not sure. I don't, as a rule, go around sniffing people and ask what they're wearing. Boyfriend wears Paco Rabanne and he smells good. 3. What one smell can you not stomach? Vomit. I suspect that's true of most people. If you are a vomit-sniffer, then you scare me and now I am...

srah - Friday, 25 January 2002 - 12:18 AM
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The Friday Five

1. What do you have your browser start page set to? IE is set to My Yahoo! and Netscape is too - for the moment - but I keep thinking about setting it to the News page of my JH site and always forget. 2. What are your favorite news sites? Mostly I skim Yahoo!'s headlines while I'm on My Yahoo!. 3. Favorite search engine? Google. 4. When did you first get online? We used to go on MNet (is that what it was called? MichNet? I don't remember) when I was in late middle/early high school, but we...

srah - Friday, 18 January 2002 - 12:04 AM
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The Friday Five

1. You've just won a complete collection of movies starring one actor - what actor would you pick? Would John Hannah be too obvious an answer for you? 2. What was the last movie you saw in a theater? The Fellowship of the Ring 3. What was the last video or DVD that you bought? I got Four Weddings and a Funeral for xmas. Off the top of my head, I think the last one I bought myself was The Mummy. Sense a theme? 4. What movie could you watch over and over again and not get sick of?...

srah - Friday, 4 January 2002 - 1:03 PM
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The Friday Five

1. What was your biggest accomplishment this year? Becoming mentally stable enough (quiet in the peanut gallery) and comfortable enough with myself to handle having a boyfriend, the creation of the International Student Union, second semester in France, 4.0 GPA for this past semester... boy, am I accomplished. 2. What was your biggest disappointment? Erm... boy, seems like I'm pretty positive for once. Gradually losing my French? 3. Will you be making any New Year's resolutions? I'm going to try to be a better person. I think I was a good person when I was a freshman in college...

srah - Friday, 28 December 2001 - 3:57 AM
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The Friday Five

Friday Five: 1. What is the weirdest thing you've ever eaten? Goat cheese is weird-tasting but not that exotic. I've had snails, rabbit, and ostrich. Not too exciting. And I like it that way. 2. Name one (material) thing you can't live without. Computer! 3. Name something you've always wanted to do but didn't have time for. Learn five or six languages. 4. What outrageous thing do you wish you had the nerve to do? Go to a country where I don't speak the language and try to learn it there. And somehow find a job that doesn't require language...

srah - Friday, 21 December 2001 - 12:11 PM
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