Answer Me This #15

The last days of summer are flying by, and it’s already time for another Answer Me This!
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1. When driving, are you more likely to listen to the radio, to CDs or an iPod, or nothing at all?
Nothing at all is my first choice.  I don’t get nearly enough silence, as you might imagine.  Also, it usually just doesn’t occur to me to turn on the radio.  If I’m in a certain mood, I might. but that’s rare.  I only own one CD, the one that was in my car when the house burned down, and it’s still in the car, so occasionally I listen to it.  I don’t have any music on my iPhone, but when I was driving to and from Notre Dame all alone earlier this year, I did listen to my Pandora stations.
2. Do you prefer window or aisle?
Window.  I can count on my fingers the number of times I’ve flown, so the novelty of looking out the window has not worn off.
3. Do you fall asleep on your side, back, or stomach? What position are you in when you wake up?
I haven’t slept on my stomach since I was a baby.  I fall asleep on my side, and sometimes wake up that way and sometimes on my back.  If I wake up on my back, my back hurts.
4. When is the last time you attended a zoo, circus, carnival, county fair, or parade?
It’s been a long time!  It’s been about five years since I’ve been to the zoo.  Longer than that since I’ve been to the circus–I think it was when the big kids were little.  I can’t think of a carnival I’ve attended since the ones we used to have in the backyard when I was a kid.  I can’t remember the last time I went to the fair either, although it may have been more recent than the zoo.  This is making me feel sorry for myself!  So probably the most recent thing I’ve done is go to the Christmas Parade, although honestly it’s been several years since we’ve done that.
5. Do you have a favorite quote or inspirational saying?
Lots of them.  I usually say that this one is my favorite: “Faith is constant assurance concerning what we hope for, and conviction about things we do not see.”
6. What’s the best thing about summer?
First is not having to deal with school.  I’m as happy as the kids are about that.  Second would be the nighttime bug noises.  They take me straight back to childhood.  After that would be food, like tomatoes, cucumbers, and corn on the cob.
Y’all, I have zero pictures to illustrate any of that.  I feel like this is the most boring post ever.  But sometimes you just have to do what you can.  You really should visit the rest of the (much more interesting) links at Catholic All Year.
 

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