Friday, May 02, 2008

BTT: Mayday and Friday Fill-in #26

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Quick! It’s an emergency! You just got an urgent call about a family emergency and had to rush to the airport with barely time to grab your wallet and your passport. But now, you’re stuck at the airport with nothing to read. What do you do??

And, no, you did NOT have time to grab your bookbag, or the book next to your bed. You were . . . grocery shopping when you got the call and have nothing with you but your wallet and your passport (which you fortuitously brought with you in case they asked for ID in the ethnic food aisle). This is hypothetical, remember….

(I haven't joined the Booking Through Thursday for a long time. A combination of thinking I don't have anything new to say on a question or, most often, not seeing it until late on Friday and just not bothering. Call me lazy! But this week I thought why not? )

Easy. I'd go to the bookstore inside the airport and pick up something. I'd be sure to find something I could read. Airplanes are good for reading brain candy type books anyway so I could indulge in something I might not normally buy. Of course if I was stuck in Narita (the airport outside Tokyo), which I suppose is highly possible, I may have more trouble. But even there I should be able to find something to read in English. If the book selection is really dismal, there are always magazines or newspapers available in English. So while it might not be my first choice, I wouldn't be completely without reading material. And for Plan C (if there really is nothing to be found), buy some motion sickness pills that cause drowsiness and sleep the entire flight! ;)

1. Two of my favorite ingredients in a drink are ice cubes and a splash of lime!
2. Mother Nature often amazes me.
3. You can keep doing that forever, the dog is oblivious and the cat is ignoring you.
4. Take two cats, add some catnip, mix it all together and voila! You have instant entertainment!
5. If I had a yard with a garden, I would love to grow tomatoes (a food staple in my house), and raspberries and rhubarb since they are almost impossible to find here.
6. Animals is are best au naturel. Some of the doggy outfits you see here are pretty silly. No, these are not baby clothes. Dogs now outnumber children under 10. Oh the irony!
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to relaxing, tomorrow my plans include staying home and re-organizing a closet since the forecast is for rain and Sunday, I want to get out of the house and do something or other!


  1. Oliver owns a sweater....:P In the winter he shivers while walking, he has no hair to speak of on his belly

  2. Sleeping is definitely one way to pass the time on a plane. :-)

    #3 is true for my pair as well. And I love your answer to #4. My cat doesn't seem to respond to catnip at all though, so I'm not sure how much fun he'd be in that situation. LOL

    Have a great weekend!

  3. my answer to the question at the top would be the same as yours...there's always something to read :-)

    I'm with you on #2! Have fun this weekend :-)

  4. I agree with your #6. I always feel sorry for dogs wearing clothes (well, cats too, but since I'm a dog person I have more sympathy for them! :-)).

  5. Oh by the way, I love rubarb pie, haven't eaten it in ages, not a stalk to be found around here, I guess it isn't to their taste, I remember my mother telling us kids never to eat the leaves or we would die, they are poisenous, never found out if this was true.!?

  6. Madeleine- Sweaters are ok, there's a practical reason behind it. It's the frilly little dresses or Halloween costumes for dogs, all year long, etc. that I find a bit silly.

    Literary Feline- We don't give them catnip very often but it is pretty amusing when we do. Hope you have a great weekend too!

    Janet- True, as a last resort, there is always the airplane magazine or the free newspapers.
    Mother Nature is pretty great! :)

    Florinda- Luckily I suppose since cats are less cooperative, we don't see many cat outfits here. But there are so many doggy wear shops here it's pretty silly. And some of the stuff they sell... ???

    Madeleine- Oh I love rhubarb pie! Darn it, now I want to have some and it's impossible to satisfy my craving! I heard that too as a child, about the leaves... I was curious so I looked it up and yes, apparently the leaves are poisonous. They contain a high amount of oxalates which can cause poisoning when eaten raw and in large amounts. I'll stick to the stalks, thanks. :)

  7. I find animal outfits really silly as well.

  8. Oh, nice plan. By the way, what exactly are brain candy books? I am not quite familiar with the various slang expressions for literature.

  9. Nymeth- You can see some pretty ridiculous ones around here sometimes.

    daydream- For me, brain candy books are ones that don't take much thought to read. The kind you read when you just want something fun or amusing, nothing too deep or memorable. Maybe like chick lit, or a thriller, for example.

  10. Ah, now it makes sense. Thanks for the answer. I think I have read some brain candy over the years, yum! I just don't know whether to place fantasy in that category, since it's major fun and I love it so much.

  11. daydream- I suppose some people would consider fantasy as brain candy but there's nothing wrong with that! :)


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