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Friday Five: Gatterstories Y

June 20, 2014

SHE LIVES! My business trip to Las Vegas ended up with winnings of $264 (oh, roulette, I missed you) which was all spent on:

  • OTC meds & cough drops from a Walgreens on the strip
  • extended checkout time at the Mirage so I could rest before my 12:45am flight
  • doctor copay
  • four prescription meds

Y? Because I developed (caught?) acute asthmatic bronchitis while I was there and a double ear infection from all of the goop being pushed up into my head on the flights home. “The reddest ears I’ve seen today — I don’t usually see adults get a double ear infection,” said Dr. Babe at the appointment I made as soon as I touched down in Philadelphia.

The trip is a post in itself, so I’ll share that another time. Now that I’m human again, I’ll hop back in with today’s Friday 5. The topic is Gatterstories – the five questions have to be answered with words beginning with a letter spat out from a random letter generator. My letter?


Because we like you!

Delovely! Let’s get it on.

1. What article of clothing, whose name begins with the letter, have you never worn?

A yarmulke, otherwise known as a kippah, which is the small round cap worn by Jewish men. That was easy! Next?

2. What book, whose title begins with the letter, are you looking forward to reading?

Here’s where I hit a wall. I checked my Goodreads list of books to read. Nothing begins with Y. I read (The) Year of Magical Thinking a while back and it was very moving. I’ve read some Young Adult books. So I’ll add one to my list “You Belong to Me” by Mary Higgins Clark. I keep wanting to like mysteries, so I’m looking forward to reading it. Unfortunately, I have 3 books in front of it, including The Goldfinch which is so bleak I’m thinking of abandoning it 1/3 of the way through.

3. What mode of transportation, whose name begins with the letter, seems like it would be fun?

Yachting! But not yacht racing — I did that on a cruise excursion a lifetime ago. Instead I want the rich person’s yacht experience, with teal blue Mediterranean waters, cushiony deck chairs and someone else to do the steering.

4. What form of exercise, whose name begins with the letter, have you recently engaged in?

Yoga, as in the DDP Yoga variety. I think it’s great. I was sidelined because of this stupid lingering cough, but I’m looking forward to picking it back up next week. It’s yoga with a cardio element. You know I’ve been a fan of pro wrestling forever, so the added enthusiasm of Diamond Dallas Page is a big plus.

5. What fictional character, whose name begins with the letter, would be good company on a long trip?

Yzma’s out because she’d try to kill me. Ygraine, mother of King Arthur is also bad news. I think Yoda would offer a lot of wisdom and decent conversation, but I’d probably have to carry his lazy Jedi butt all over the place.

Last weekend I had a billion plans. This weekend, I have NO plans other than to enjoy the sunshine on my balcony. And to try and catch up on blog post. And bust out some 20/10s in the kitchen, bathroom and bedroom…we’ve been a bit lax here. But first, a glass of wine.


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