Friday Five -- with minutes to spare

382 words written by dylan
Posted June 13, 2003 @ 11:57 PM

1. What's one thing you've always wanted to do, but never have?
Traipse around a foreign country as a backpacker. I'm too old now to do that.

2. When someone asks your opinion about a new haircut/outfit/etc, are you always honest?
If it's good, I am. If it's bad, I try not to be honest, but I usually am. If it's my wife, I'm always wrong. :)

3. Have you ever found out something about a friend and then wished you hadn't? What happened?
Sophomore year of college there was this woman, we'll call her M, that fell pretty hard for this guy, we'll call him G. I had a good idea he was a male slut, mainly because he got my best female friend at the time, we'll call her K, into bed with him. (He had some sort of power over women that I could never understand, almost like he was using some form of mind control.) Still, I'm a benefit of the doubt person... until one evening I was walking over to my girlfriend's place, we'll call her R, and I saw G pretty much making the moves on another girl, we'll call her X (I didn't know who she was, honestly). He's trying to play tonsil hockey and she's warming up the Zamboni. G was officially dating M at the time. I didn't know what to do -- should I sit on the information, or should I tell her? I talked to her across the hall neighbor (N); she said not to say anything, and I didn't. M found out that she'd been played a couple weeks later. She was livid with me. I ended up writing her a two-page apology. We've spoken once since then, and not in nine years at that. I regretted not telling her, but at the same time I'm not sure what that would have done. She probably would have shaken me off, told me I was jealous.

4. If you could live in any fictional world (from a book/movie/game/etc.) which would it be and why?
I don't know. I like character interactions more than worlds in movies. Maybe Middle Earth, but not as a LoTR geek. :)

5. What's one talent/skill you don't have but always wanted?
Playing a stringed instrument well.


  1. D, you gotta travel more - tons of 30 something's out there doing the backpacker scene. BTW: On your drive south - if you've never been to Point Lobos State Park just south of Monterey then you absolutely have to go. Absolutely amazine - there's a short 1 mile hike along the cliffs that's increadible.

    Posted by: ben | June 22, 2003 06:25 AM