Friday, October 15, 2010

Friday 5 - Every Sha-La-La-La

In honor of the sixty-fourth birthday of Richard Carpenter, this week’s Friday 5 is inspired entirely by the songs of the Carpenters.  That is what was up on the Friday 5 website.  The author also expressed a lack of confidence in the questions, but I think they are cute!  And who doesn't have some sort of pretty strong feelings about The way or the other :-)  So let's shing-a-ling-ling, shall we?

1.Why do birds suddenly appear every time you are near?  I always assumed it was because they have mistaken my hair for their nest.
Photographic evidence, just taken.  Tweet, tweet!

2.What always gets you down? Both too much and not enough alone time.  It is a balancing act, for sure.

3.If you had to live yesterday once more (literally yesterday, as in Thursday the 14th), which part might be worth writing a pretty pop song about?  I wasn't feeling quite up to par yesterday, so it is difficult to pick out a magical moment.  Still, a song about a tired mom watching The Office with three of her kids could be awesome, right? 

4.Where’s the coolest place you’ve been where you could look “down on creation?” As a rule, my fear of heights makes it difficult for me to look down on or at anything.  I do like it when we drive up Glendora Mountain Road and look down on the lights of the city.  It's really quite beautiful and somehow soothing.

5.What’s something in your life that has only just begun? The whole rest of my life!  Here it comes!
Hope you are all looking forward in a life that is full of tomorrows for that heart of yours.  And dear friends, PLEASE...if you haven't done this week's Choose and Defend, located directly below this post, would you consider doing it now?  Thank you :-) xx


secret agent woman said...


1. Birds suddenly appear around me because I feed them.
2. In fact, rainy days and Mondays do? get me down.
3. Hmm. My day was not unlike yours. I was a tired mom watching Law Order SVU. But I was getting some wild text messages that might be song-worthy.
4. High in the Swiss Alps.
5. Pretty much all of it.

dmarks said...

I don't have any strong feelings about that group. But I do keep thinking of one of their last songs, "Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft", which came out in the wake of the "Close Encounters" alien craze.

laura b. said...

Secret: haha! Yeah, the birds are just another in a long line of devotees to the Secret food bank ;-D
Dang, I'd love to get some wild texts...

Dmarks: Oh my. I have no memories of this song. Away to YouTube!

Tara said...

Definitely agree on your answer for #2 - too much alone time and not enough can both get me down. I also don't like too much drama to deal with. That gets me down, too.

laura b. said...

Tara: Oh, I completely agree. The less drama the better. We are peaceable people!

Churlita said...

Why is it that thinking the rest of my life has just begun can feel so exciting and so scary all at the same time?