Friday, September 25, 2009

Friday 5 - Getting To Know You

Here is the background story found on this week's Friday 5: Some friends and I were talking one night about smalltalk and how what most of us want is to get past it and to find out what people really care about. We figured that if you could come up with the kinds of questions that don’t violate social conventions (taboo subjects, for example, or questions that are too personal) but give you an idea of what really matters to the other person, you could jump past smalltalk and get right to the good stuff. Here are five that we thought might work!

I invite you to play along with Friday 5 and with me. Or simply enjoy my answers...see if you feel like you know me any better :-) I wouldn't hate it if you commented, you know?

1. What are the titles of the last three books you read all of? Love and Other Near Death Experiences by Mil Millington, Morgan's Passing by Anne Tyler, and Consider This Senora by Harriet Doerr.

2. What are the titles of between three and five magazines you subscribe to or used to subscribe to? I don't subscribe to magazine anymore, but some that I read online are Rolling Stone, Spin, Entertainment Weekly, and Paste.

3. What’s on your night table? (we figured this one was borderline, since it involves the bedroom, but if the vibe is right and you preface the question with the background story I told above, you could make it work) Books. My cd player / radio. My plugged in cell phone at night. Usually a water bottle. Geez...that is not at all personal! Just maybe don't ask what is IN my night table drawer....

4. What are the three best things that happened to you in the past seven days? I found out the Drifter was quitting. I got to see Little Prince taking his first steps. I had a couple of really good talks with DR.

5. What was your senior yearbook quote, and what would your yearbook quote be this year if there were such a thing? I might not have had a Senior quote...if I did, I honestly don't remember it. At that point in my life it would probably been something Shakespearian, as I was operating fairly heavily under the influence of my English teacher. This year? Hm. Tough. It would change from day to day. However, since it is today I will go with -

I'd like to run away
From you,
But if you didn't come
And find me ...
I would die.
~ by Shirley Bassey ~


Sebastien said...

Little Prince taking his first steps, that is marvelous!

Tara said...

Oh that is awesome that you got to see Little Prince take his first steps!

laura b. said...

Sebastien: And now things will never be the same :-)

Tara: It was really amazing.

Churlita said...

I too love that Little Prince took his first steps and you got to see it.

I think my quote would change from day to day depending on my mood.

laura b. said...

Churlita: It is so fun to see how they change so quickly at this age.

And I guess we change quickly at our age too! My quote would definitely change each day too.

crazy4coens said...

i love love love the book Morgan's Passing. Just hearing the title made me smile :-)

i didn't have a year book - so no quote

the 3 best things that have happened to me are: nothing bad happened, i realized i don't always have to be waiting for something to happen and i wnet grocery shopping and had enogh money!

Laura - you are great! thanks for being you!

laura b. said...

Crazy4Coens: I LOVE Anne Tyler. I also love your three best is so modest, but lovely!
Thank you so much for your kind words. That means the world to me :-)