catching up

Friday Five (07/04/03):
1. What were your favorite childhood stories?
Midnight Moon, Goodnight Moon, Where the Wild Things Are, etc. So many good books.
2. What books from your childhood would you like to share with [your] children?
So so many of them so I’ll just name one – Midnight Moon by Clyde Watson.
3. Have you re-read any of those childhood stories and been surprised by anything?
I was surprised by the clothing-less baby in In the Night Kitchen but I seem to vaguely remember being surprised when I read it as a child as well.
4. How old were you when you first learned to read?
Not sure but I know I was reading and well when I started school at 5.
5. Do you remember the first ‘grown-up’ book you read? How old were you?
I read Anna Karenina, Catcher in the Rye, and Gone with the Wind when I was 12-13. Probably read other “grown up” things before that – but those are the ones most worth mentioning.

Friday Five (06/27/03):
1. How are you planning to spend the summer [winter]?
Working, sadly, and moving into my new house. I miss having a summer “vacation.”
2. What was your first summer job?
I never really had a “summer job.” My first job was at Wonderland – I started when I was 16 and needing money to go to France on a school trip.
3. If you could go anywhere this summer [winter], where would you go?
I would really like to go to London. That’s all.
4. What was your worst vacation ever?
Umm, I don’t know. I almost drowned in Miami when I was 10, so I guess that’s probably it.
5. What was your best vacation ever?
I’ve had several really good vacations. Iowa City was awesome – as was Paris spring break 2000.
I feel silly posting all this stuff after the weekend we had – I would much rather leave the stories of the storm further up, but I wanted to get all this crap out of my inbox. So please skim, then read about the storm. It’s much more interesting.

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