Songbird over at the Revgals blog graciously offers this Friday Five:
It's Friday afternoon, Eastern Time, and this is your faithful Songbird with a calendar-related Friday Five. Due to some confusion with our dates, I'm stepping in today, although I am usually here only on the 5th Friday, when there is such a thing.Here are five things to ponder about dates. I hope you'll play!
1) Datebooks--how do you keep track of your appointments? Electronically? On paper? Month at a glance? Week at a glance?
I still keep an old fashioned appointment book. I've moved from a huge one back to a small one, small enough to keep in my purse, so that I can write down when people ask for an appointment. I've been flirting with Google Calendar, but I'm not serious -- yet.
2) When was the last time you forgot an important date?
I don't remember the last time, but I do remember an important time -- while out in South Dakota, I had a phone interview with a big church (and a somewhat high profile church) in a large city. My father and neice and nephew were visiting, and I completely forgot about this interview. Needless to say, I did not get that call.
3) When was the last time you went OUT on a date?
Depends on what you call a "date." My husband would say that our whole trip to Paris was a long, expensive "date." If you only count dates between single people, it would have to be longer than 9 years ago.
4) Name one accessory or item of clothing you love even though it is dated.
My mother had an eyelet lace peasant blouse that we (my sister and I) wore until it practically disintegrated. Now eyelet lace is "in" again. I also have a black wool skirt I wear all the time in the winter, even though the woman who keeps fixing it for me says it won't last much longer.
5) Dates--the fruit--can't live with 'em? Or can't live without 'em?
I've never really been a date fan, but now we have discovered this wonderful recipe for Orange Banana Date Oatmeal, so I have grown to like them.