Friday, July 30, 2010

Friday Leftovers (July 30)

It's Friday. Time for the Leftovers.

Word Association

Play here.

1. Inception :: Movie
2. Anticipation :: Eager
3. Space :: Dark
4. Earn :: Keep
5. .com :: .org
6. Hello! :: Goodbye
7. Equivalent :: Same as
8. Swore :: Up and down
9. Actions :: Speak louder than words
10. Expletive! :: Damn

Not really a whole lot of explaining, kinda straightforward answers. Boring, I know. Sorry, I'll try to make it more interesting the next time.

Feeling Good

It's now been five days since the marathon and I feel fine. I felt fine on Monday actually. I was still feeling the effects of the race that day but I walked a lot and never felt like I was going to pass out or anything.

Anyway, just wanted to pass that along in case you were wondering about my well-being :-)

Five Question Friday

Another installment of Five Question Friday. As always, thanks to Mama M. for hosting this.

1. Did you have a favorite blanket or toy as a kid? If so, do you still have it?

I used to love GI Joe and Transformers. I had lots of GI Joe toys.

Funny story. When I was about 10 or 11, I got a brand new GI Joe toy. I really wanted it and was so happy when I got it. It was helicopter that turned into a boat and used by the Dreadnoks. Okay, well, anyway... I had it one day - ONE DAY - and Danny broke it. Danny, who was about 6 or so at the time, always broke my damn toys. This time, though, I was angry and totally bummed at the same time. The helicopter/boat never worked the same after that.

For my 32nd birthday, Danny bought me the same helicopter/boat vehicle. Brand new. I put it together and it's sitting on a bookcase in my office. He promised never to touch it.

2. Do you dream in color?

I do not dream in color. Every time I remember my dreams, it's always in black and white. They're never really vivid in color, although sometimes they are vivid in their details.

And speaking of dreams...

Go. Watch. Inception.

3. How tall are you? Do you wish you were shorter or taller?

I am 5-feet-10 inches tall, maybe a half-inch taller. I wish I would be an even six feet tall but I'm okay being 5-10.

4. If you could have anyone's (celeb or other) voice as the guide on your GPS, who would it be?

Well, my first inclination is to have some female celebrity's voice on there but I might spend too much time in my car driving around the neighborhood that way... so it would have to be... hmmm..

Jim Dale.

I know what you're asking - Who the heck is Jim Dale?

He narrated the entire Harry Potter series on audiobooks. He was just as much a part of the series to me as Harry, Hermione and Severus Snape. Listen for yourself.

In case you don't know... I listened to books 1-6 when I first started going to the trainer back in 06. I didn't really get into the series until the third book and then I was hooked. I only allowed myself to listen to them at the gym so of course I longed to go to the gym.

The books were very enjoyable not only because of the content but because of Jim Dale. His voices for characters were fantastic, and I associate those voices with the characters more than the voices of the actors who play them in the movies.

So if my non-existent GPS could get Jim Dale's voice in there, that would be fantastic.

5. Do you return your shopping cart to the corral or leave it wherever in the parking lot?

I always try and take it back but sometimes the carts don't make it back. I'd say about 80 percent of the time I take it back. When I don't take it back, it's usually because the girls are on my last nerve or it's hot and I don't want to leave them in the truck alone or whatever. If I'm alone, I always take it back. The way I see it, I don't like loose shopping carts in parking spots when I pull up, so why would I contribute to someone else's own dislike of loose shopping carts?


Willoughby said...

I'm glad to hear you're feeling fine. I was wondering if the knee pain you mentioned a while back was bothering you after the marathon.

You're right, I've never heard of Jim Dale. I think I would choose either Morgan Freeman or David Ogden Stiers (Maj. Winchester from MASH). His does the narration in the movie Beauty and the Beast and it's excellent.

Willoughby said...

Um...that should read "he does" not "his does". I must need more coffee this morning!

Mark said...

If you haven't seen the TV show Pushing Daisies, you must watch it. It was a fantastic show, and Jim Dale was the narrator for it. His narration helped make the show what it was.

Whitney said...

I just did a post about my most favorite childhood toy on my personal blog (there's a link to it on FB, if you are interested). I love that Danny bought you a replacement... even if it was YEARS later.