I'm on a blogging roll! After a one-week absence, I'm back with more fascinating responses to life's most pressing questions--it's Five Question Friday, hosted by Mama M.!1. Do you know how to play a musical instrument?
Yes. :-) I took cello lessons from 3rd through 8th grade. Sadly, I didn't practice much so I never got very good. If you were to hand me a string instrument today (violin, viola or cello), I could play some of the beginning Suzuki classics, like "Allegro."
I took piano lessons from 3rd grade through high school. I can remember a few bits and pieces and can pick out things like "Twinkle Twinkle." I also can read music, so if you give me a piano and sheet music, I can play, just not very well. (Again, I was terrible about practicing so even though I took lessons all those years, I never progressed very far. But I had a very understanding teacher (unlike with cello), who understood I wasn't practicing but kept encouraging me by finding music I liked (more jazz and ragtime than classical). God bless her!)
2. What is your pet peeve while driving?
Ugh, people drive like crap! Among my pet peeves: not signaling, driving with a cell phone in your hand, and drifting into my lane.
3. Would you rather have a housekeeper or unlimited spa services?
I am not a spa person and I keep a very messy house, so definitely the housekeeper. Yes, please!!!
4. Is there a song that you hear that will take you back to the moment, like a junior high or high school dance?
So many songs instantly transport me, I can't choose just one. I never really went to dances so nothing comes to mind there. '80s music takes me back to middle school. Nirvana takes me back to high school. Alanis Morissette, Tori Amos and the Indigo Girls take me back to college.
5. What song best represents your life right now?
I'm inspired by "Turn, Turn, Turn" by the Byrds that takes its lyrics from Ecclesiastes--to everything there is a season. Also I like to listen to "The Middle" by Jimmy Eat World to remind me that life is a journey and this is just the middle of the ride.
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