Friday, May 11, 2007
FRIDAY FIVE: You Say Po-tay-to and I Say Po-tah-to
Reverend Mother writes:
There are two types of people in the world, morning people and night owls. Or Red Sox fans and Yankees fans. Or boxers and briefs. Or people who divide the world into two types of people and those who don't. Let your preferences be known here. And if you're feeling verbose, defend your choices!
1. Mac? (woo-hoo!) or PC? (boo!)
Why yes, the Friday Five author reserves the right to editorialize!
Mac. Unless of course you enjoy that regular trip to the tech shop to have the viruses removed, the files restored and the disk space compacted. (If it's a good looking tech, I can understand).
2. Pizza: Chicago style luscious hearty goodness, or New York floppy and flaccid?
Deep dish, thick crust Chicago style that no one in California knows how to make any more. Chicago is my second preferred place to live after Texas. And I'm currently stuck in California. And what is up with Canadian bacon and pineapple on a pizza??? That is just so wrong.
3. Brownies/fudge containing nuts:
a) Good. I like the variation in texture.
b) An abomination unto the Lord. The nuts take up valuable chocolate space.
[or a response of your choosing]
Ah, a chocolate question.......
a) Most definitely. Walnuts or pecans, either. And if you want to be really, really wicked, toast and sugar them before putting them in the batter.
b) Yes, I'll eat these too. After all, there's chocolate in them. I have never met the chocolate dessert that I did not like.
4. Do you hang your toilet paper so that the "tail" hangs flush with the wall, or over the top of the roll like normal people do?
What's this 'like normal people do' business, now, hmmmm? When the tail hangs over the front, it often sticks and I have to use my hands all over the roll to get my obligatory Sheryl Crow one square off. Then it's ripped up and mangled and I have to use my just soiled hands to get more. When the tail is in the back, as God intended and as He has in His powder room, then you can get what you need in one grab, thus maintaining the hygenic integrity of the entire roll.
5. Toothpaste: Do you squeeze the tube wantonly in the middle, or squeeze from the bottom and flatten as you go just like the tube instructs?
From the bottom and flatten. I suspect cameras in my bathroom and fear the toothpaste waste police.
Bonus: Share your favorite either/or.
Well now, so many to choose from:
Either eat all your vegetables and fruit or no dessert! (that's for Wonderboy from the time he was one)
Either pick up your room or shut your door (that's for Wonderboy's father)
Either use a tissue or hose it off (not givin' details here)
UPDATE: After reading some pithy and intelligent commenters, I realized that I blew the Either/Or bonus question. Here's some with correct syntax:
Tennis shoes or sneakers?
Cash or credit?
Wax or tweeze?
(and.....not related to the Friday Five.....if you're interested......I started another story. The first installment is here