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Thursday, January 13, 2011

Five Question Friday-14 January 2011

I'm trying to get ahead of the game so I can post this on Friday and get linked up with everyone else for a change. I hope you all had a warm and wonderful week. It's been c-c-c-o-l-d around here.  Remember, folks, I'm a native Texan so don't laugh when I say low 30's with a wind chill factor in the 20's is nearly unbearable. I just finished reading Sixty One by Lee Child, and the main character Jack Reacher was in North Dakota.  I shivered the entire time I read the book as he described the snow and temperatures in the teens below zero! Let me get back to 5QF...if you want to join the fun, swing by Mama M's My Little Life to get the original questions and link your blog to the hop. Now, let's have some fun...
1. What movie could you watch over and over again and not get tired of?

Call me crazy (or shallow or warped), but I absolutely love Oh Brother Where Art Thou, and I admit I have watched it over and over. I even play the soundtrack from time to time.

2. What's your biggest pet peeve right now?

Gosh, I have so many and they seem to be multiplying exponentially as I get older. I guess one of the main ones right now is people talking loudly on cell phones in public places, especially check out lanes at the grocery store.

3. If you had to describe your best friend in five words or less, what would you say?

Sweet, sassy, creative, gorgeous and crazy-sense-of-humor

4. If you did not have to worry about money or go to school what would you do for a living?

Oh, I never know how to answer this question because throughout the course of my life I've contemplated so many different things.  Today, I think I'll say I'd be a massage therapist. I truly believe there is healing power in touch.  I know how great I feel after getting a massage and would love to make other people feel that way, too.

5. What is your one "splurge" item, that you will always buy, no matter the cost?

I never knew there were items people buy no matter the cost until...One day, a friend of mine mentioned buying grapes in the middle of the winter because that was one fruit her husband and/or kids would eat.  Thinking I'd eat grapes in the winter, too, IF they were on sale (which they normally are not), I asked how much she paid for them (I must have overlooked them in my sales ads, right?).  Her response: "I don't even know how much they cost.  I just buy them because that's what they eat." My jaw dropped. That meant she was probably paying almost $3.00 per pound. I eat grapes when they are 99 cents per pound in the summertime, thank you very much!  Anyway, all of that is to say, I don't think I have any specific splurge items unless you count gasoline for the car which just jumped from $2.83 per gallon to $2.99 per gallon overnight. I have to buy it anyway...or walk in the cold which I just can't seem convince myself is a better idea!
Well, that was fun and now I'm done.  Until next time...


  1. I love that movie too. And the gas prices are killer in SC too. They jumped up over night here too.

  2. Oh we live in the north and 20 degrees is unbearable for me too! We are seriously thinking of moving south. Texas being an ideal candidate! :)

    And I have to admit, grapes being one of the only fruits my kids eat, I buy them too whether their on sale or not. :-x

    Have a nice weekend Eastlyn!


  3. Thanks for stopping by my blog:)

    My husband and I loves grapes too, but, I only buy them when they're 99 cents too.

  4. Thanks for the comment! I've never seen Oh Brother...but I keep hearing bout it.

  5. What is it with people and cell phones? I swear polite manners fly right out when their phone rings. Oh, but I'm with you friend on the grape thing!

  6. I'm embarrassed to say I did the very thing with grapes the other day...I nearly fainted when the self checkout voice said, "$9.28"!


    And they weren't even that good.

  7. I love how you do these little memes. It's always fun to learn more about you.

    The grape thing is a problem. But you must be buying them in Winter, right? I try to buy fruit in season as it's much cheaper and gives us something to look forward to with the change of each season. Apples and bananas we eat year round, though. Couldn't get by without them!! x

  8. I haven't heard of the book 61 and I'm originally from ND. Was it good? What was the plot about? Thanks for stopping by Eastlyn. Sooo great to hear from you

  9. Gas here in CT is $3.35 per gallon! Isn't that crazy! Yes, lately driving feels a lot like splurging. I have to agree with you on answer # 4. I always could see myself being a massage therapist too...there definitely is a healing element!

  10. Thanks for stopping by to visit my blog! I live in South Florida, so I'm totally with you on not standing cold weather! When we get into the 40's I'm pulling out my coat! You are so right about the cell phones in public. I especially hate the blue tooth over the ear thing. It's hard to figure out if someone is talking to you or themselves! LOL!! Have a blessed weekend.

  11. I agree about the cell phones. I hope you are doing well my friend! It has been very cold! Stay bundled! Have a great night!

    Mama Hen

  12. Hi Eastlyn, it's fun to read your answers to these questions. I echo the same pet peeve. I hope you're staying warm over there!

  13. AAAAAAHHHHHHH!!!!!! I can't believe you've been blogging and I've been missing out!!!! I promise I'd been checking daily, and then I miss a few days and you've got like 50 million posts. Gosh, girl, you've been typing away. Glad your back.

    So hate the cell phone loud crazy people. Love Oh Brother Where Art Though.

    I spend too much on grapes. But usually not more than 2.25, and not always, but sometimes i just need to shove as much fresh food into my kids as I can!