November 16 ~ 5QF


Five Question Friday (well, Friday for those who aren’t as quick as us Antipodeans who are already well into Saturday!!) is being hosted by Kate’s Life this week while Mama M confronts her fear of flying and heads off to Disney World with one of her daughters…

A bit more work required to answer the questions this week…or maybe I have just gotten ‘net-lazy’…as the host site has a restriction on copying and pasting its material…probably to restrict copying of photos but really…between ‘drag and drop’ and screen captures and MS Snip, if someone is going tot ‘take’ your photos, then they will find a way…as it was dragging and dropping the five questions for this Friday also carried over a bunch of HTML that took me a while to figure out how to edit out…

I think people need to be careful what they are trying to achieve by blocking ‘copy’ access – if they really want to protect it, then it probably shouldn’t be the Net…anyway…

1} What snack/drinks do you eat at the movies?

Aaah…the movies…I remember them…can’t remember the last time I actually when to a movie in a for-real movie theatre…think it was probably for the second or third slice of the Pirates of the Caribbean exploitation aka ‘let’s thrash this puppy to death‘ saga…maybe that’s why I haven’t been since…?

My movie watching away from home the last few years has been at about 39,000 feet and around 500 knots on a screen not much bigger than the average paperback. On the up side, the movies, except for the rubbish on Qantas flights, are usually all new releases or a combination of new releases and classics. Of course, with some of the new releases nowadays, you might as well just cut straight to the classics. My last flight from Singapore back home, I had already watched all the classics and didn’t watch a single movie the whole flight. Instead I had a most delightful item chatting with an elderly lady in the seat beside me who was on her way home from a  month’s holiday in Italy – far more enlightening and entertaining than any of the faff new releases being offered up on the teeny-screeny… So, as I normally fly down the back with the goats and chickens, my movie food is generally something that might have been meat once sitting in some stuff that once was veges, washed down with a dodgy beer and a supper of potato ships, OJ and a club sandwich…

Movie nights at home in front of the big screen are something different entirely…last night was healthy munchie night with carrot and celery sticks and cauliflower chunks dipped in homemade blue cheese dip…see the next Masterchef Raurimu update for details…other nights its less healthy munchies like Biguns, Rations, and thick-cut potato chips…

2} What’s one food you refuse to ever try?

I rest my case…

Kina although I take Kate’s point about raw oysters…tried these again in Brussels on my last trip, the meal at Le Jardin de l’Ilot Sacre where we paid the better part of 150 euros for a sad-as sea food platter, and raw, oysters still didn’t do anything…cooked, yes absolutely, anytime. Kina? Raw, cooked or gold-plated, nope, never…

3} What’s your favourite nail polish color?

Normally black or blue and a direct result of having dropped something on my toe or jammed a finger in a door…

4} What is your favourite Thanksgiving tradition?

Well, Thanksgiving isn’t really a biggie down here, nor is there any close New Zealand national equivalent…tradition around this time of the year in this little corner of Godzone is probably looking for the first unfurling of the ponga fronds

5} What are your least favorite [sic] words in the English language?

‘Favourite’ being spelled without a ‘u’?

Didn’t really think that I would have much in the way of least favourite words, well, not ones used in polite company, but, yes, ‘slacks; would probably be in the list – just don’t like the way that word sounds…

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