Friday, September 14, 2012

Friday Five - Randomness

I haven't done a Friday Five in a long time. The most convenient reason is that I never think to take my computer to nanny with me, and while I have the time before my little buddy wakes up, I hate blogging from my phone/iPad and I don't think about it when I get home. Another reason is that I have kind of been avoiding my RevGal friends because I'm not entirely sure I still fit in because I don't necessarily think of myself as "one of them" anymore, even though I know in my head I am. This whole issue of identity and calling and work and how it all comes together is complicated, and I definitely see it getting worse before it gets better. Alas, I felt myself tugged back into this world and this circle so I'm playing along in the "safest" way I know how and thankfully today's questions feel very safe and exciting, so yay!

What is the best thing that happened to you this week? Definitely my yoga class last night! Not only was it great for me physically, but also mentally, emotionally, spiritually, and socially!

If you were in a Ms., Miss., Mr. Wherever Pageant, what would your talent be? Since I doubt comedic sarcasm would be acceptable, I'll go with classical piano. Or tuba. I bet nobody else would be playing the tuba, I'm I'm probably still pretty good!

You were just given a YACHT! What would you name it and why? The Miss Penny because when I was growing up my family would collect change on the ground and put it into what was known as "the yacht fund". Apparently this was something my grandfather started when my mom and her siblings were children (maybe even before, I'm not sure) and so whenever we find pennies (or other change) it's "yacht fund money"

If you were to perform in a circus, what would you do? I'm more of a behind the scenes girl, but if I had to perform I'd probably ride an elephant!

What do you have in your bag/wallet/backpack that best describes your personality? I have a zippered pouch with a picture of three cupcakes on the front that holds notebooks, sticky notes, pens, crayons, markers, & paperwork along with change, receipts, stickers, and whatever else gets tossed in it. I think it suits me because it's fun and cheerful but has an important purpose, can stand up to a lot, is much more flexible than it seems, and usually ends up catching junk it doesn't need but holds on to it anyway!

So there you have it, my randomness for today. Hope you enjoy!


  1. May I respond to your first paragraph? Don't stay away! I believe that there are more of us in this RevGals circle that share your struggles but may not voice it. I'm one of those who in a liminal place, and am glad to be part of your cheer squad. Others do the same for me, which is one of the reasons I "play." I also understand the reluctance to say too much. If you come to Nashville one of these days, let's lunch!

  2. I second altar ego's comment and hope to "see you around".
    Glad yoga is a good practice for you. I've tried a very beginner's class and I think I need to one that comes before that. :-)

  3. First, what Purple and Altar said, I THIRD!! Don't stay away...
    I love the image of the cupcake pouch,although now I want a cupcake ;-)

    I love yoga, too, and I don't go often enough.

  4. what a great play (another pianist, too!) and how amazing about the yacht fund!

  5. I had to stay away for times and totally understand, but once I would come back I would wonder how I stayed away... it's a pull/push at different times. Great play - I wanna hear tuba on one of those shows now...

  6. I think sarcastic comedy would be way more fun for those watching the pageant!

    I haven't participated recently either, but my excuse is pure laziness. Well, that and busyness!bbBlessings as you discern.

  7. Super glad to have you with us--there's room for us all in our various stages, so I hope you'll stick around! I loved this play, and can't believe you had a yacht fund!!! What a great coincidence (and fun name for a yacht too!).