Friday, July 2, 2010

Friday 5 - Dog-and-Pony Shows

Almost time for a nice, long weekend!  Yay!  Do you guys have Monday off?  I do and I am soooo happy about it.  How about a little Friday 5 to get the party started?  Yeah!

1.What’s your favorite zoo animal?  It is hard to choose just one and I always feel a little guilty about seeing animals in zoos too...I can't help it.  If I have to choose one though, I am going to say I most enjoy visting the ape enclosure.  Sometimes they seem sort of pissed off, but at least they keep themselves amused.

2.What’s your favorite circus act?  Let me answer you in song -  ♪ Oh, he floats through the air, with the greatest of ease...the daring young man on the flying trapeze! ♫
3.When did you last attend (or participate in) a parade?  The last parade I attended was the  high school's homecoming parade...last Septemeber?  The last parade I participated in was probably a good 12 or so years ago when my older boys were Cub Scouts and they used to march in the local holiday parade.  I was always a leader of some sort and had to go along keeping them orderly or focused on moving forward or something... 

4.When did you last attend a sporting event?  I can't remember when it was, but the last sporting event I attended in person must have been one of Miss Personality's t-ball games.  I seem to remember it being awfully hot, so maybe it was last summer.  It was also very cute.

5.What unique festivals does your area feature in celebration of some kind of food?  There is a big Strawberry Festival in Oxnard.  I didn't go this year, but I've been before and it is pretty cool if you like strawberries...and who doesn't?  DR was just mentioning that he was near a Blueberry Festival last weekend.  I would say most fruit based festivals are a good bet :-)  

Alright then!  Please feel free to Friday 5 for yourself in comments or on your blog.  Why not?  Now, go on and have a great Independence Day weekend!


secret agent woman said...

I really dislike both circuses and parades pretty intensely. Oh, and I hate watching sports. Let's see, what does that leave? I like zoos, but only if they've gone to some effort to make natural enclosures. Festivals I typically enjoy - crafts, fruit, music, culture - I'm not too picky about it.

laura b. said...

Secret: Oh parades make me cry a little, I like them so much :-)
Music festivals are the best!

crazy4coens said...

my favorite zoo animal as a kid was nosey the elephant - i think i liked her because she had a name. i try to avaid zoos at all costs now becasue i feel so bad for the animals. i look at them and i want to cry - all that captivity.

my favorite circus act as a kid were the little dogs who did all kinds of clown things, on their back legs.

i don't know when i last attended a parade - probably a veterans day day parade in palmdale 22 years ago. i don't like standing and waiting.....

the last sporting event i attended was the giants playing somebody probably about 5 years ago.

we have all kinds of festivals here - the one i can remember is the loomis eggplant festival held in auburn. go figure! i've always wanted to go to the asparagus festival in lodi, or is it stockton, because they have deep fried asparagus. i'd also like to try a deep fried twinkie!

thanks for asking!

laura b. said...

C4C: Thanks for answering!
I think the asparagus festival is in Stockton. You should definitely go and get fried everything!

Churlita said...

I like zoos if they treat the animals well. Omaha has a great zoo with the animals in their natural habitat. They all seem pretty happy.

Tara said...

I need to see a parade before the end of the season!

I don't know of any unique festivals for food, but I do know that one town closer to the lake has a Duct Tape festival!

laura b. said...

Tara: Oh, a Duct Tape festival sounds great! I'd go to that :-)