Resistance is futile

Here is a meme, which I encountered on Caterina’s blog: Grab the nearest book. Open the book to page 23. Find the fifth sentence. Post the text of the sentence in your journal along with these instructions. Sure, why not? The sentence is: “But fair and noble as were the forms in which they were…

Friday Five: Living spaces

I’ve noticed that my answers to the Friday Five are rather lopsided; I typically write short answers to four of the questions, but ramble on at great length in response to the other one. This week’s answers are no different. 1. Do you live in a house, an apartment or a condo? House. (Answers don’t…

Friday Five: Laundry

Looking at Ben’s blog, I was startled to see that the Friday Five has begun appearing again. I had more or less given up on it. Well, I’m a day late, but I’ll answer this week’s questions; it seems as good a way of any to break the Blogger’s Block that’s been plaguing me for…

Friday Five: The politics of hair

I detect a certain pro-youth bias in this week’s Friday Five. All of the questions are about hair. But what if we don’t have hair? Fortunately, I still have some left. 1. What shampoo do you use? White Rain Naturals. Simple, inexpensive, and gets the job done. 2. Do you use conditioner? What kind? No,…

Friday Five: Hobbies

This week’s Friday Five is about pastimes and avocations. 1. What are your hobbies? I used to have more, but the only one that has really survived the time pressures of parenting and working full-time is my fascination with games. Originally, it was just role-playing games (primarily D&D), but in recent years I’ve become rather…