It's Friday's Feast. On a Friday, even. I feel almost....current.
Appetizer: Name something someone has done lately that impressed you.
Yesterday my little singing guppies (you know, the ones that actually LOVE my class) had to sing on their own in front of their peers. They did NOT want to do it (Do we HAVE to sing today? Yes. Can we sing a duet with someone else? No. Can we be excused if we are sick? No. Do we HAVE to sing? Yes I'm too nervous to sing Too bad Do we really really have to sing? Yes I didn't know we had to sing today You should read your syllabus Can I throw up? Not in the classroom, please) but at the end of the hour, they all did a really great job. Not only was I very proud of them...I think they were proud of themselves.
Soup: Do you have any relaxing rituals? If so, what are they?
Somehow I don't think managing to collapse IN bed my bed before lapsing into a couch coma counts as a ritual. Rituals involve planning, planning requires time, and both of those things are in short supply in my world.
Salad: If you could spend the winter season somewhere other than your current location, where would you choose to stay?
Hard question. The last thing I would want to do is go somewhere where everybody else goes because then although I may have escaped the cold and the snow, I've done so with an entire population of people whose pants are hiked up to their armpits and who cannot see over their steering wheel. So Florida, Arizona and the likes are out. California is a no-go because I don't own a gun and would be unprepared for freeway driving. Maybe I'd just go back to Hatteras and experience Outer Banks life winter-style -- lots of ocean and no tourists.
Main Course: When was the last time you had dinner out, and what was the name of the restaurant?
Normally, this would not be a difficult question. However, for the last several weeks I've been on the poverty diet, so dining out has not been much of an option. Not that it's been terribly missed, because the House o' Tuna is (more often than not) yummier than any restaurant. I think, though, the last place I ate dinner was at an Applebees, because they are fast and close to the house. Exciting, eh?
Dessert: If you had a boat, what would you name it?
USS GREENTUNA or THE TUNAFITZGERALD