"When a great adventure is offered, you do not refuse it." Amelia Earhart

Friday, August 13, 2010

5QF: This blistering Belle went to Costa Rica with Jack last autumn

Linking up with Mama M. over at My Little Life for another Five Question Friday.

1. Have you ever visited another country?

When I was seventeen my family went to Costa Rica for five days. It was such an amazing experience. First of all, the rainforest and coastal areas are paradise on earth. The second place we stayed was awesome. I'm talking lush greenery everywhere, an open-air dining area, and monkeys that came down from the trees at exactly 5:30 every evening to be hand fed bananas. Secondly, aside from all the fun, it was an eye-opening experience to visit a third world country and I came back with a sincere appreciation for all that I had in life.

2. Where is the strangest place you have ever been?

I used to do all of the estimating for my dad's window treatment business. Every once in awhile, I would find myself in some pretty weird homes. In one house I was surrounded by clocks EVERYWHERE. I mean there wasn't an inch of bare wall to be seen. But that still doesn't beat the time I went to an affluent neighborhood to find a middle-aged man in nothin' but his skivvies and red "sneaker" slippers eating cereal with a bottle of Jack and CMT blaring so that you woulda thought the concert was in his living room. At ten in the morning. I got out of there as fast as I could.

3. What is your favorite season?

Hold up... there are seasons?!? Here in Central FL we have chilly (below 70), beautiful and comfortable, blazing and stifling, and some more comfortable. As such, I love it all with summer being my least favorite.

The season I miss the most is autumn. Every year when late September sneaks up I get this insatiable desire to go north. Growing up in Pennsylvania, fall was absolutely beautiful driving through the hills of amber, red, and gold.

Sigh... what I would do for a big pile of crunchy leaves and a chilly hayride right now...

4. What one song will always cheer you up?

Gosh, there are so many...

Right now the irresistible bassline of the Violent Femmes' Blister in the Sun comes to mind. I wanna jump up and dance just thinking of it.

5. What Disney character do you resemble most?

hmmm... probably Belle (in looks and nature), as boring as that may be. (And DadMan even resembled the Beast well in his long-haired days. heehee)

Off to finish up the housework before our company comes for the weekend. Woo-hoo!!!

Have a fantabulous weekend!!!


  1. Ohh I love PA in the fall. We go to our friends cottage every Oct. Its gorgeous. I think thats one reason I couldnt live in place like Florida. I would miss that too much!

    I'm so jealous you got to go to Costa Rica. It sounds amazing.

  2. I love autumn, too. One day I'll go back east in time to see all the leaves change. :)

  3. I look forward to the cooler fall weather too. Stopping by from Mom Loop!

  4. Holy crap...I would've asked the owner of the house "Excuse me but do you happen to know what time it is?" haha..

    Sounds like an interesting job seeing people drinking jack and cereal in their undies at 10 in the morning!!

    have a great weekend.

  5. I am stopping by from Mom Blog. I am new to blogging too. I just started over a month ago. At some point I planon doing the Meme's like everyone else seems to be doing. Cute post.

    Anne @ http://lessonsthrulife.com

  6. What a wonderful experience for a 17 year old, I don't blame you for getting out of that house ASAP, at first summer was my favorite season, now I'm more leaning to Fall.

    Visiting from the Mom Loop.

  7. Travel is so much fun and I can tell the memories of your Costa Rica trip stayed with you. Personally, I love spring and fall as the temperatures in NY during those seasons are quite mild.
    I love your blog template and wonder how you like it? I am following you... please follow back. Stopped by from Mom Loop Comment Follow Day!

  8. Thank you so much for stopping by and for the compliments! Your son is adorable!!


  9. That is the funniest story about the guy in his underwear - eeewww! And things are a little chilly in my neck of the woods - so if you could send a little summer over, that'd be great.
    ps - it's taken me a while to get here, but thanks for visiting my site last week!

  10. Hi Belle! I'm Snow White! Nice to meet you!!

    (haha! I wish!!)

    Stopping by from Mom Loop Follow!

  11. I'm high as a kite, I just might, stop to check you out (like say-- from MomLoop)... Let me go wiii--iild, like a Blister in the Sun

    my mood just improved typing that - great song : )

  12. I love your answers! I really want to visit Costa Rica someday! I love autumn too, it is my favorite season. I would love to have weather like yours everyday too, but I would miss Autumn. I hope you have a wonderful week!

  13. I'm sure that any number of homes here in the foothills of NC would host you for a week in the fall---as long as you rake all of the leaves!


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