Five Question Friday: 13 April 2012


On a break this morning, I was doing some housekeeping in my WordPress library and came across a draft post titled “Five Question Friday: September 9, 2011“…I was about to delete it as part of the housekeeping as my assumption was that, from the date, it was associated with the 911 Anniversary. Fortunately, the little voice stopped me and on further investigation, I found that I was so wrong (it happens once, maybe twice a year)…

All I had in the draft was a link to Cecilia Futch‘s post of the same name and from there, I followed her further link back to My Little Life ( I hate the way that Blogspot regionalises its URLs – at first glance all its good blogs i.e. the ones I go to, are from New Zealand) and the latest iteration of Five Question Friday (of course, it’s already Saturday here but just go with the flow for now…) which I thought that I would give a go and maybe even do as a regular feature…

Rules for 5QF: Copy and paste the following questions to your blog post, answer them, then watch for the linky post to appear Friday morning and LINK UP! (Feel free to play along on Twitter, also!)
 
Oh, and remember (pay close attention…this is the important one)…HAVE FUN!

Can’t guarantee how much I will remember to do the linky back thingie but let’s see how it goes…

The envelope please….

1. Groceries are high right now what is easiest way you have found to cut back?

Growing our own greens and herbs – currently we’re on about iteration #54 for a sustained garden but getting there slowly – it’s all a big learning experience and we’re slowly getting our heads into growing things up here…the other big cost saver is shop around and have a good idea of what things are worth today – if we don’t need need need something then give it a miss til it comes down e.g. pumpkins are currently going for per kilo what the whole pumpkin went for last year…

2. What are the top 3 things on your “bucket list”?

I don’t really have one – I’ve been quite lucky that through work and pure circumstance I have done a lot of things already and there is nothing that I really have a great hankering to do…

3. Would you rather give up AC or heat?

Aircon, without a doubt, hands down, no question…it’s doesn’t get that hot here, certainly not intolerably so but it does get cold (in all fairness though, nothing like a good Northern Hemisphere winter)…opening doors and windows and making best use of shade is enough here to mitigate any likely natural heat – and if the volcabo cooks off again, the best apporach to cooling will be to place it squarely in the rear view mirror…

4. What’s your favorite cocktail??

Carmen’s Smoothie…looks and tastes like  a fruit milkshake but removes coherent speech and the use of the your legs for a number of hours…

5. What was your first job & how old were you?

First job was probably helping with setting the table and doing the dishes as oon as I was tall enough to see what I was doing…at school, I used to earn pocket money mowing lawns, stacking hay, etc…most of that used to go on books and models. My first full time job was at Industrial Fibreglass in Oamaru…

As you may draw from the picture it was an interetsing organisation…my first real real job then was probably working as a lineman with Telecom in Invercargill from 1983…

And so, there you go…my first crack at a Five Question Friday…

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3 thoughts on “Five Question Friday: 13 April 2012

  1. Hooray for you! I had to drop 5QF because my coursework became so demanding, but I hope to pick it up again before too long. AND, I’m glad you didn’t delete the link before checking it out. By the way, thanks for the pingback. 🙂

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