Friday Five: Potato, Po-tah-to Edition

Today’s Friday Five on RevGals is a fun one. Of course, being an Anglican, there are some I can’t answer either/or, because I must take the via media. But there are others on which I have a distinct preference. So here we go…

1. Mac? (woo-hoo!) or PC? (boo!)
Why yes, the Friday Five author reserves the right to editorialize!

Well, I use a PC, but I’d really like a nice, sexy Linux box. 🙂

2. Pizza: Chicago style luscious hearty goodness, or New York floppy and flaccid?

This one depends on my mood… sometimes I like the deep dish, and sometimes I like a really thin, crispy crust. So I’ll have to take the middle road on this one… again!

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.

I love nuts (Okay, stop giggling! I know I never grew up past about 13, but I thought that you had!), and I love good walnuts or pecans in brownies and chocolate chip cookies. Fudge tends to be too rich for me these days, but I looooooooooove peanut butter fudge. Yum!

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?

Definitely over the top like normal people. It may be the only normal thing about me! 🙂

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?

This is a neverending source of frustration and fun in my household, because I’m apparently the only one who reads the directions. 🙂 So I go around, “fixing” the toothpaste tubes so that they’re properly flattened from the bottom, and they all look at me like I’m crazy.

Bonus: Share your favorite either/or.

Okay, some fun ones…

  • Morning person vs. night owl? Morning person, definitely. But, when I’m not getting enough sleep, I’m cranky all the time.
  • Red Sox vs. Yankees? No: Phillies. Philadelphia was the only place I’ve lived (discounting New Orleans, because the Saints really don’t count) that had pro sports, and they have NFL, MLB, NBA, and NHL. So even though I don’t really follow sports, my ears perk up when I hear the name of a Philadelphia team.
  • Spike or snakebelly? I’m leaning more toward high church lately, as much as it can be found in southern Virginia. Those high church touches really feed me these days.
  • Creamy vs. crunchy? Crunchy. But it’s not a ditch I’ll die in, so there’s usually just creamy on hand. I just sometimes get the craving for that crunchy goodness.
  • Hot or cold? I would always always always rather be too chilly than too hot. I like snuggling up in sweaters and blankets, but heat makes me wilt. Heat plus the nasty humidity we get here is just miserable.

This was a fun play! Thank you, ReverendMother!


13 thoughts on “Friday Five: Potato, Po-tah-to Edition

  1. terrific play!

    i feel as if i’ve been stalking you! every place i’ve visited this am there has already been a comment posted by you!

    i had no idea people would be so particular over toliet paper!

    what am i missing on the spike or snakebelly?

    totally with you on cruncy and cold!
    Have a wonderful weekend!


  2. 🙂 Hi there!

    Spike = high church – incense, chant, sung eucharist, lots of ceremonials

    Snakebelly = low church – spoken eucharist, less ceremonial and formal

    I like both, but I’m really being fed by having more high church aspects in my life right now.


  3. You have great bonus ones – I couldn’t think of any.

    Thanks for commenting, btw! I trailed you back and found a great new (to me!) blog 🙂


  4. Good stuff! Hey, where are you in So. VA? I grew up near and around Richmond…My wife is from Huddleston. I have family in Franklin.


  5. End of each year in seminary we had a party and gave out “awards” which included the “Golden Spike” and something about “Calvin” for low church. It was fun! Good play!


  6. Hey Hedwyg! Great play. Loving the Spike or snakebelly….I’d go in between, Presbyterian style, though I do wish we had incense sometimes.

    On you other great bonus choices:
    Pinto Orioles (my son’s team)
    Crunchy with creamy side trips
    Hot or cold: Hot when I’m skinny and can handle a tank top, Cold when I’m chubbed (like now) and can cover in sweaters.


  7. Enjoyed the bonuses, too! Oh, and for the computer, there’s no reason you can’t put Linux on your PC–Ubuntu 7 is a pretty good distro 🙂


  8. I looove your bonuses – I couldn’t think of any of my own, so I’ll happily steal yours: morning, Cleveland Indians, spike, crunchy, and HOT! My thinking is I can always jump in a pool or a cold shower to cool off, but there are only so many blankets or sweaters you can pile on top of yourself, and if you’re still not warm, WHAT DO YOU DO THEN? Huh?!


  9. Nice play…i’m with you on the spike vs. snake belly. I’m rather informal, but I like to chant!


  10. I had such a hard time thinking of bonuses, and here you have a bunch of good ones! For me it’s night owl, anyone but the Yankees (I’ve been forced to adopt the Red Sox as my secondary team, after the Mariners), snakebelly with a touch of spike, creamy with a touch of crunchy, and cold, definitely cold.

    Thanks for commenting on mine!


  11. Well played, You are not the only one who hasn’t grown up past age 13. tee hee.
    I love your bonus, I mean you reallyw went for it.
    I am not a morning person, even when forced to do so.


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