Friday Five: Floods and Droughts

Well, I suppose this is further evidence that I can't keep my mouth shut. My plan to spend a while away from he blogosphere has just whithered in the sun. *sigh*

Sally gave us this Friday Five.

1. Have you experienced living through an extreme weather event- what was it and how did you cope?
I've lived through a number of earthquakes, a few blizzards, no floods, and one brush with a tornado. The nearby tornado was the best one-- a close girlfriend and I just sat through it on the porch, gabbing away. Everyone else in the dorm had gone to the basement for protection. I'll admit that I'm a little obtuse sometimes.

2. How important is it that we wake up to issues such as global warming?
I'm not sure about global warming specifically, but I strongly believe that we need to be more respectful of the environment.

3. The Christian message needs to include stewardship of the earths resources agree/ disagree?
I agree. God made it, and pronounced it good. If part of the Christian message is humility (yes, there we have it, yet another growing edge for me), I don't know how we can be so reckless with other creatures. And personally, it's easiest for me to see God outside, in nature. (Seeing the artist through the art, maybe?) It breaks my heart to desecrate that.

And because it is summer- on a brighter note....
4. What is your favourite season and why?

I LOVE summer. Also spring. Fall is beautiful, but it feels like the entrance music for winter, so I dread it a little.

5. Describe your perfect vacation weather....
Warm (humidity doesn't matter much to me). One good powerful thunderstorm is a welcome addition.


  1. Had I known you, I would have been right there on the porch with you. Thanks for popping over!

  2. I can't keep my mouth shut even when I'm not blogging...I enjoyed your answers though.

  3. great answers- love the picture of you sitting and chatting away on the porch....

  4. Anonymous11:28 AM

    That's a great picture--seeing the artist through the art. Well played!

  5. Love the porch story...and thanks for the play.

  6. Great play, especially #3. Totally agree with you on that one. And how in the world did you get that awesome quote from the West Wing in your Comment box? I'm laughing out loud in Panera & people are staring...

  7. ummm about the sitting on the porch thing... it must not have been an F5 or anything if you were just sittin' there... but good golly miss molly next time really take cover!

  8. Great play!

    Thanks for your kind words over at my place. Prayers for peace for you, Mrs. M.

  9. Earthquakes *shudder*. Me, I'm a wuss; I like the ground where it is...

  10. I lo-o-o-ove a good thunderstorm. Thanks goodness neither the dogs nor the children at my house are fearful of them. P.S. Thanks for including the full (and correct) passage of Prayer C at my blog.


"So keep fightin' for freedom and justice, beloveds, but don't you forget to have fun doin' it. Lord, let your laughter ring forth. Be outrageous, ridicule the fraidy-cats, rejoice in all the oddities that freedom can produce. And when you get through kickin' ass and celebratin' the sheer joy of a good fight, be sure to tell those who come after how much fun it was."
-Saint Molly Ivins