Friday Five for October 1, 2004

I haven’t done a Friday Five for a while … mainly because they’ve generally been repeats in some form or fashion of previous questions I’ve answered.

But still …

I should have at least attempted to answer them.

So to make up for my recent Friday Five laziness …

I’m going to rapid fire answer my way through four different sets of Friday Five type questions.

1 … 2 … 3 … 4 … Go ! πŸ™‚

The Friday Five:

You wake up one morning, all groggy and tired. As you stumble your way into the bathroom, you look in the mirror and find out that…

1. You’re the opposite sex. Besides the obvious playing with the new parts, what would you do?

Roll my eyes. Go ugh and do the whole sex change thing all over again. Though at least this time I’d have some experience at it. πŸ™‚

2. You’re someone famous. Who and why?

You know, this isn’t meant to sound conceited or anything, but there’s really no one I’d want to be other than myself. I suspect that I’m probably of that opinion because I’ve spent so much of my life already playing a character other than me, that being someone else again just has no appeal. Besides … who says I’m not famous !!! πŸ™‚

3. You’re the King (Queen) of the World (no, you’re not James Cameron). What edict would you pass?

Well, first of all … I wouldn’t “pass” an edict … passing is what you do on the football field, basketball court, or in the bathroom.

I’m the Queen, I don’t need anyone’s consent. Instead, I’d just “announce” an edict, which would be as follows:

From this moment henceforth, the country of France shall be renamed and forever referred to as New Poland.

Oh yeah, and Osama Bin-Laden shall now be called Pookie Bin-Laden.

Editor’s Note: I apologize for any disrepect those from Poland or of Polish heritage feel I’m showing them by renaming the country formerly known as France. Personally, I don’t blame you … I wouldn’t want my country of heritage … Czechoslovakia … associated in any way with the country formerly known as France either. But I’m not going to change it, because it does make me laugh … and I am now the Queen. πŸ™‚

Wait … what are you doing ?? Don’t bow before me !! That’s lame … in my kingdom … respect is shown by brushing fingers with other women or knuckle bumping men. Got it ??

4. You’re no longer in Kansas (or this world) anymore. Where are you?

Ahhhh, that’s sort of a silly question. But I’ll go with Tatooine, I really don’t mind it there at all and I’m sort of sick of Dagobah.

5. You have a clone standing next to you and it’s going to work/school for you while you get to play hooky. What are you going to do today?

Hmmmm … I’d probably still go to work or school. I’d feel guilty otherwise. But I would send my clone out to do something fun. Does that make up for my buttness or just confirm it further?

The Friday Fiver:

1. Last time you smiled:

I smile a lot. Probably within the last couple of minutes. Though my last, sincere, heart-felt laughing was sometime last weekend goofing off with Cousin Golfer. I had a blast and laughed tons. πŸ™‚

2. First time you can remember being proud of yourself:

I really don’t ever remember being proud of myself. Again, keeping the secret I was keeping my entire life, lying in a way to everyone important to me, was something that I didn’t feel any pride in doing and probably overrode any sense of accomplishment I might of otherwise felt in doing anything I did.

On the other hand, my family and friends being proud of me has always been of the utmost importance to me … to this day I really strive hard to accomplish that.

3. Last time you lied:

Hmmmm. Probably the last time someone asked me how I was doing and I responded with anything other than … “Not great“. Though I lie like that all the time … I hardly ever tell anyone how I’m really doing. I tell my mom and dad the truth, ’cause if I didn’t, I’d get in trouble. But other than that, seriously … most “how are you doing” questions are simply hellos, not meant to evoke a sincere answer. Even now, after posting this … I’ll continue to lie my gradually-getting-better-looking-butt off when asked the question and convince people I really am doing good, even if at the moment I’m not ! πŸ™‚

4. First time you felt true sadness:

Wow … tough question. I really don’t focus or think much about being sad, ’cause … well, it makes me sad. So I just don’t know the answer to that one … I’d venture a guess that it was probably at sometime related to fall-out in some ways from my dealing with my ts’ism … things I’ve lost from my old life that I miss or missed out on I ‘spose.

5. Last time you you made a tough decision:

Well, this one was a pretty tough one for me to make !! πŸ™‚ Since then, making decisions quite often has gotten easier for me … though sometimes accepting the decisions I’ve had to make has been a struggle.

Friday’s Feast:

What sound, other than the normal ringing, would you like your telephone to make?

Okay … I’m deciding to jot this question down as one of the stupiest questions ever to appear in a Friday Five. I’ll still answer it of course, but as far as the question goes … Huh ??

I just don’t get it.

Is it inquiring what sounds I’d like my phone to make when it’s just sitting there … not ringing when no one is calling me ?? If that’s the focus of the question, then I’d like my phone to make the sound of a tree falling in the woods when no one is there.

If it’s asking what sound I’d like my phone to make when it’s doing it’s job of notifying me when I’m receiving a phone call … I’m pretty content with the traditional telephone ringing sound actually, thank you very much ! πŸ™‚

Describe your usual disposition in meteorological terms (partly cloudy, sunny, stormy, etc.).

Amy is bright and sunny once again, accompanied by a nice refreshing personailty coming from a heartfelt direction. Her attitude is kewl and there’s not a cloud in the sky.

How many of you have your finger down your throat after reading that ?? πŸ™‚

Now personally, I think I’m rather boring because of my day in and day out nice weather, but hey … if you want some sun, you know I’m always a good place to find it !! πŸ™‚

What specific subject do you feel you know better than any other subjects?

I really don’t think I know any specific subject better than any other … I know a little about a lot of things, but a lot about nothing. I’m just your average Jane Rove of all Trades.

Main Course
Imagine you were given the ability to remember everything you read for one entire day. What books/magazines/newspapers would you choose to read?

The Bible. Though I probably wouldn’t be putting the information to good use.
Dune. Scratch that, I’ve already got it memorized.

If a popular candy maker contacted you to create their next candy bar, what would it be like?

You know, I really like those seven-layer bars often made during the holiday season. So my candy bar would probably be something like that … soft with chocolate chips, coconut, butterscotch chips, graham cracker and crushed nuts. I’d call it The Amy Bar and my advertising slogan would be … Did You Get Your Piece of Amy Today?

Juuuuuusssst Kidding !! πŸ™‚

No, wait, you know …

The more I think about it, I’m pretty that it would be my advertising slogan.

Friday Q:

FQ TOPIC: Danger.

FQ1: What happened the last time you thought yourself to be in danger?

I removed myself from the situation.

Most of my dangerous situations are pretty much the same these days … me, in a bar, by myself, trying to extract myself from an encounter with some extremely drunk guy who mistakenly thinks my friendly disposition and mild flirting allows him to drape an arm over me, blow his gawd-awful breath in my face and make not-so-subtle contact with various parts of my bod. It really doesn’t happen that often … I’d say on average maybe once a month I’m in a situation that is causing me to fear for my safety in some greater manner than normal. Most of my solo validating trips are very reaffirming, positive and non-eventful. The biggest variable is just how quickly a mild situation can turn dangerous and having to rely only on oneself to get out of it.

FQ2: How do you generally react when faced with a dangerous situation?

Calmly and methodologically. I know I take risks in placing myself in social situations at times, and I don’t do such things carelessly or oblivious to my surroundings. I always have doors noted, rest room locations identified and a good lay of the room. I usually strike up an active conversation with the bartender or waitress so that if needed, there’s a bit more of a familiarity there so I could ask them for assistance. I’m very aware of where I park my car and where I have to go between my car and the bar or restaurant. I also make good use of bouncers. Eventually, once a situation has elevated to the point of dangerous for me … I always just leave. Once I’m able to extract myself from the scene, I just think it’d be too dangerous to continue hanging out there.

As far as extracting myself from the situation itself, it depends. With very forward, aggressive guys, I’m usually very forceful in tone, biting in attitude back. With them you just have to be blunt, but try not to embarass them.

If it’s a guy that I’ve sort of maybe, kinda encouraged which led to my predicament … then I try to stall things out best I can until I can figure a way out of the setting.

FQ3: What’s something you enjoy doing that has an element of danger to it?

I’ll take “Discrete Intimate Moments In Quasi Public Places” for $1,000.00 Alex. I’m sooooo not one for pda, but when it comes to … ah well, you know what I’m talking about !! πŸ™‚

FQ Gallery: Post a dangerous photo.

Okay, according to some, this is fairly dangerous !! πŸ™‚

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  1. The day my clone plays hockey is the day I start wearing a skirt and heels to wor …

    Ahem … scratch that. πŸ™‚

    No. My clone does not play hockey.

  2. Dagobah to Tatooine? Out of the chamber pot and into the frying pan if you ask me. Heck, if it wasn’t for his arthritis, Yoda wouldn’t have set foot on that green sauna Dagobah. You don’t just get athleteΣ³ foot on Dagobah, you mildew! Tatooine? It’s like Yuma in July, without soap. Don’t give me that, “it’s a dry heat” nonsense. I toast muffins in a dry heat. It’s hard enough to afford water to drink on Tatooine. Do you think anyone bathes there? Have you ever smelled a Jawa?

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