December 05, 2003

No Friday Five

No Friday Five this week. What a bummer as I'm right on time for it! I checked out several sites and decided to do a Thursday Thumb Twiddler instead. Only 3 questions instead of 5, but close enough. Unfortunately the TTT is discontinued so the following questions were their last.

1. If you were offered a 60-second slot during the Superbowl to say or promote anything you wanted, how would you use that time?
I would promote organ donation. I am really amazed and saddened that people would rather let their organs go into the trash can than give a very sick person a second chance at life. It seems like such a no-brainer to me. If my death could, in any possible way, benefit someone, they why not??? If I were to (God forbid) lose Kevin prematurely, it would bring me tremendous comfort to offer help to one or more sick people. Please discuss your wishes about organ donation with your family. The sticker on your driver's license doesn't mean anything without your family's approval.

2. Besides the Thursday Thumb Twiddler, what else did you think would last longer than it did?
My teddy bear, Teddy. Teddy has been my faithful companion since infanthood. I always expected I would outgrow him but I never have. He's been on a shelf instead of my bed for the last 4 years or so (coincidentally--or maybe not--since the time Kevin moved in) as he's too fragile for everyday use (now I have a Snoopy, from Kevin, who has taken up the task), but I never thought I'd keep him for as long as I have.

3. If you could say good-bye to someone you never got a chance to, who would it be.
I would have to say my Grandma Rosiak. I was young when she died and even younger when she had her debilitating stroke, and I don't think I really understood what her passing meant or how much I would miss her as an adult. Actually rather than a chance to say good-bye, I would really want a chance to talk to her when she was healthy and I was older and gotten her perspective on life and her advice and wisdom. Not to mention more of her cooking.

Posted by Shelby at December 5, 2003 07:53 PM

I too have a favorite stuffed animal, Bun. She is retired now and lives on top of the dresser. She came to me on my first Easter (and I was born in March). She has had her nose sewn back on several times, and once had to have her eye put back on. She now is a wise and furry creature who helps break in the newer animals. She had a long talk with Bear, who was about to undergo back surgery. She told him that Grandma is great with needle and thread and that for stuffed animals, it doesn't hurt a bit.

Posted by: marc at December 5, 2003 08:41 PM
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