Friday, May 16, 2008

Friday Fill-in #28

1. There is absolutely NO way you can get me to bungee jump!
2. The weather outside reminds me that summer is almost here!
3. I cannot live without my books.
4. Being more organized and less of a night owl are two things I'd like to try.
5. When life hands you lemons make lemon meringue pie.
6. Winter in Manitoba and playing outside in the snow is my favorite childhood memory. One winter after a freezing rain on top of the usual snow, tobogganing and literally flying down the hill, going further than ever achieved before or after, is one such memory!
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to starting a new book, tomorrow my plans include going somewhere or other with H, maybe back to Kyu Furukawa Teien to take pictures of the roses and Sunday, I want to relax and read!

BTW, If you're looking for a book giveaway...
I mentioned her contest during the last BAFAB Week in April, but Katrina of Stone Soup actually gives books away every week! This week she's offering ANY book you like under $25. Go leave her a comment with the book you're most sighing after right now.

And thanks to new blogging friend Teddy Rose, for passing on the Blogging Friends Forever Award. If only it were accepted at Amazon... :P


  1. " literally flying down the hill, "

    Found you via the Fill-In. I play along, too. I also happen to keep track of the misuse of the word "literally." It just so happens you did! :-)

    (I also keep track of people who use the words "irregardless" and "un-thaw."

  2. Billy Rhythm-
    I give you
    —Usage note: Since the early 20th century, literally has been widely used as an intensifier meaning “in effect, virtually,” a sense that contradicts the earlier meaning “actually, without exaggeration”: The senator was literally buried alive in the Iowa primaries. The parties were literally trading horses in an effort to reach a compromise. The use is often criticized; nevertheless, it appears in all but the most carefully edited writing. Although this use of literally irritates some, it probably neither distorts nor enhances the intended meaning of the sentences in which it occurs. The same might often be said of the use of literally in its earlier sense “actually”: The garrison was literally wiped out: no one survived.

    I guess "this use of literally irritates some" describes you!

    And for the record, I'm almost positive I've never said "irregardless" or "un-thaw". :)

  3. Hi Nat :)

    I like # 6, I can remember similar experiences when growing up in Swizerland, we would entwin our feet in the sled behind us and form a long dragon line find the highest hill and zoom down...great!!!, I guess my answer was more as a preteen, but it stuck in my mind probably because it was so early and just me and my older brother without the interference of my parents etc...

  4. Hmmm...lemon meringue pie. Yum.

    I used to be a night owl. The kids cured me of that!

  5. I refuse to go bungee jumping too. :-( It would be difficult to live without books, wouldn't it?

    I hope you have a good weekend!

  6. Literally...hmmm...

    Congrats on your award and I loved reading about your childhood memory :-)

  7. Madeleine- Oh I had such fun in the snow as a child, it's no wonder I have such a fondness for it now. :)

    Heather- So that's how to cure yourself of being a nightowl! ;P

    Literary Feline- A life without books? I just can't imagine it! I hope you had a good weekend too.

    Janet- I have lots of good childhood memories to do with snow! :)

  8. Trying to become more organized used to be a yearly resolution of mine. I finally gave up. :)

  9. Nyssaneala- LOL. I haven't made too much progress either but I'll keep trying. :P


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