Friday, June 30, 2006

Friday Five Independence Day

1. Do you celebrate the 4th of July?
Yes--but I really think it is a civil and not a Christian celebration and as such we don't turn the Sunday nearest the day into a RedWhite/Blue GodBlessAmericafest.

2.When was the first time you felt really independent?
When I first began to have friends with driver's licenses and cars. I wasn't extremely keen to drive myself, (frankly--I'd still rather take public transport or ride with someone else), but I felt a definite power surge being out on the town w/o benefit of parents.

3. Are you grilling? If so what?
Probably. I'd guess something sophisticated for the grown-ups and hot-dogs for the kids.

4. Strawberry Shortcake: sponge cake or biscuit?
Actually, I like it with really good pound cake.

5. Fireworks experinces best and worst.
Best--NYC Central Park, summer of 1987 Worst: A Party in Portland where we were supposed to be able to see the downtown fireworks in the distance, but the hosts had not actually verified this and it turned out we couldn't see anything.

6. Bonus questions for 1776 fans:
Favorite Patriot--Thomas Jefferson
Favorite Tory--Dickinson
Favorite wife--Martha definetly gets the better song.
Favorite song--In the wake of Presbyterian GA, "Piddle, Twiddle and Resolve" is ringing true. As a young girl, however I loved, "He plays the Violin" and I am sorry to confess that I often tweaked this song and replaced, "Tom" with the name of whatever boy I was madly in love with and "fiddle" with a word that signified whatever the boy in question was particularly good at. (I tended to fall for theatrical/musical types, so this wasn't too difficult.)
Favorite Line: Mr. Adams, leave me ALONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Songbird said...

I just read your answers to my boys, and we all agree with your choice for favorite Tory!

SpookyRach said...

Bisquits? Really?

Never heard of it. Maybe because everybody eats all the bisquits for breakfast with a big ol' glop of gravy and there's never any left over? I may have to try this. We always made it with angel food cake, which I really can't stand.

PeaceBang said...

Oh my God, I forgot to watch "1776" today!

Since you asked.
Favorite patriot: John Adams, of course!
Favorite wife: Abigail, of course. Martha was such a simp, c'mon!
Favorite line: "Commitment, Abby!" or "Not everyone is from Boston, John." (Ben Franklin)
Favorite song: "Is Anybody There"
Song That Has Most Grown On Me Over The Years: "Mama, Look Sharp"