Friday, January 29, 2010

Friday 5 - Hoops

Time for some Friday 5 awesomeness!  Quick on the draw, Tara has hers up already, so be sure to check it out.  Clearly all the coolest people are doing it, so you should be too!  :-)  Or not.  Really, I'm just glad to see you.   Let's talk hoops.

1.When did you last feel you were required to jump through meaningless hoops to get something you wanted?  Happened all the time back when I was married.  Nowadays, it doesn't happen so often and when it does it isn't personal, just inconvenient.  I can, as a general rule, live with those sorts of hoops.  And feel lucky that I haven't been tested like that too recently.

2.What kinds of hula hoop memories do you have?  I do remember having a hula hoop and being good at it...most little kids are, because they're so loosey goosey or something.  I also remember when we had our Modern Dance unit in 9th grade PE and we learned a dance that involved a hoop.  Ah, good times!  A couple of years ago, they were having a hula hoop contest at one of our company picnics.  I didn't enter, because I was afraid of looking stupid.  I'm sure I would have, but really, who would have cared?  Next time, I'll try to remember that.

3.How do you feel about basketball? I used to like it when my kids played basketball.  It was one of the faster moving games they participated in.  It could get a little aggressive, but then most sports can.  I guess that is sort of one of the points of sports.  I like a game of h.o.r.s.e. as well as the next guy, but my dribbling could use some work.

4.What do you think of hoop earrings?  I have pierced ears, but sort of gave up on earrings when I had babies.  Considering my baby baby is almost 13, I'd probably be safe to go back to them, but meh.  Anyway...hoops... There are the little demure ones, which are sweet, and the ones as big as your head which are hoochie.  So either way, totally cool.  I give hoop earrings two lobes up!

5.What’s your favorite Whoopi Goldberg movie?  I'm going to have to get in the Way-Back Machine and go with "The Color Purple".   Yeah.  That was a good movie, remember?

Hope you enjoyed (w)hooping it up with I'ma get in my hoopty and book it on outta here.  Let's all have ourselves a fab weekend!


Tara said...

I LOVE "The Color Purple"!

Great answers! I think everyone looks a little silly when they use the hoola hoop. It's not glamorous sport, but fun!

I'm okay with dribbling, kinda okay with getting the ball through the hoop, but when it comes to an actual game where I have to block opponents? Not my strength. :D

Sebastien said...

Have a fantastic weekend Laura! I was never good at hula hooping. I wish I was better, it's so much fun.

My word verification is 'zards.' I like the sound of it.

secret agent woman said...

Basketball is really the only sport I enjoying watching live even a little bit. And I like hoop earring, but I worry about them getting pulled out of my ears so I only wear the small ones.

laura b. said...

Tara: I don't look glamorous playing any sport, but next time hula hooping comes up, I will try to be braver.
Oh, defense, yeah, not my strong suit either...not even close.

Sebastien: Thanks! That is a great word...I believe it is short for lizard...or maybe wizard. Either way, cool.

Secret: Yes, some sports are nearly painful to watch live.

That fear of having the piercing torn was what put me off earrings all together when my kids were small. But little hoops are surely cute.