Five ketchup

So, I’ve been doing them, but Pivot’s
been bitchy. Bitchy, bitchy, bitchy.

Five-y.

June 24

  1. Can you share a tale of a favorite summer cookout/get together?

    I have a group of old (and some newish) friends that we take trips with–in the summer it’s always the Lake House. We go there and swim and jet-ski
    and boat and cook fabulous dinners and play games and goof off. In a friend’s cabin in the very middle of nowhere. It’s awesome.

  2. What is a favorite summer ritual of yours?

    Swim team. Meets were hours of basically hanging out with my friends and racing in the pool.

  3. After a long hot summer day, what is your favorite way to quench your thirst?

    Usually water. Cold.

  4. The 4th of July is coming up, what plans, if any, do you have?

    Family barbeque out at my Aunt’s house on the river. My brother’s finally old enough to be manning the pig cooker. We’ll take the dog and let him roll in dead fish with his… er… cousin Belle. I’ll take the camera.

  5. What are you looking forward to doing most before the summer ends?

    Oh, going to the Lake. Totally. We always have such a great time–I love being with my friends.

July 1

  1. Photo albums or picture frames?
  2. Both, and lots of each. Though most of the albums are digital.

  3. Digital camera, disposable, or point-and-click?
  4. Again, all of the above. I guess you can say photography is sometimes a bit of a hobby.

  5. What facial expression (of yours) is usually captured in pictures?
  6. The sour one directed at the person behind the camera. I don’t photograph well.

  7. What’s your favorite picture and why?
  8. I have a lot of favorite pictures. Out of all the ones I’ve ever shown, probably one from a long while ago, which I only still have as a negative, I think. It’s of a young gay couple, in a clinch, in the nude in this harshly-lit tile bathroom. It’s just an incredibly set shot. I couldn’t get one
    that good again if I tried, and it just sort of… happened.

  9. Do you take the picture after you say “1, 2, 3”, or after you say “2” and right when you say “3”, or do you use another method or not count?
  10. I hold my breath, but I don’t count.

July 8

  1. How much money is in your wallet right now?

    Whatever change is left over from the trip to the farmer’s market today.

  2. How much money would you need in the bank to feel secure? Rich?

    Secure? Enough for retirement and an emergency buffer. Rich? Enough for early retirement, an emergency buffer, and luxuries like a custom home and frequent travel.

  3. If someone gave you $100, no strings attached, what would you do with it?

    Put it with the rest of the money in the bank.

  4. If someone gave you $1 Million, no strings attached, what would you do with it?

    Same thing I did with the $100.

  5. How much does something have to cost before it starts counting as “real” money, as a purchase to be considered and evaluated, but below which you’ll buy without really thinking about it?

    Depends on what it is. Frivilous things, $5 or so. Household items, about $20. Clothes, around $50 for separates, $70 for dress or formal, probably $80 for shoes. Toys and electronics, probably around $100. Video games I’m a cheapskate on, $20. Luckily Katamari had a good price point.

July 16

  1. Who was your first best friend?

    Boy down the street. We spit on it and everything.

  2. Who have been some of the most influential people in your life?

    My parents. Who else?

  3. Do you usually have one best friend or a lot of close friends?

    Both.

  4. Do you believe people of the opposite sex can be best friends and not lovers?

    Sure.

  5. Have you ever fallen in love with a friend?

    All of my loves have been friends.

July 22

You’re stranded on a deserted island. Somehow, magically, you knew to bring the following five things to make being stranded somehow bearable.

  1. What form of entertainment would bring with you (eg: a certain book or a badmitton set)?

    Some crazy good cellular access technology?

  2. What tools would you bring with you?

    Solar powered battery charger?

  3. Who would you bring with you?

    Not my cat, because she would be absolutely miserable on a desert island. My brother’s dog. No people, though. People are annoying.

  4. Name one grab bag item you would have with you (anything you want).

    A scroll of teleport, thank you.

  5. Name one thing you simply couldn’t live without on the island.

    Technology, duh.

  1. What are your creative dreams?

    To have more time for the creative.

  2. What do you do to make them real?

    Think up fun stuff to build and build it, mostly.

  3. What would you do if time and money were no object?

    Putter about the world, exploring whatever seemed interesting at the time, travelling whereever I wanted to go.

  4. Who are the supportive people in your life?

    My friends and close family. Naysayers and mean people don’t last long.

  5. What makes you unique?

    Well, according to CSI, my fingerprints, footprints, ear prints, and of course DNA. Among other stuff.

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