Friday Five (not necessarily on Friday)

1. What is your favorite 'food' holiday?
All of them.  Holidays are about food for me.

2. Do you prefer ham or turkey (or tofu turkey)?

3. Do you anticipate or dread seeing your relatives for the holidays?
Neither.  I like most of my relatives but I'm enough of an introvert to prefer to be alone.

4. When do you start listening to Christmas carols (for real, you can tell us)?
Not counting stores, where I don't have a choice; about mid December.

5. How are you feeling right now with regards to the upcoming holiday season?

Pretty comfortable.

The Friday Five for 4 December 2015

Originally posted by ariestess at The Friday Five for 4 December 2015
Drink Up!

  1. Favorite flavor milkshake: Yes.  (If it's made with soft serve it must be chocolate or twist though.)

  2. Favorite soda pop: cherry coke

  3. Favorite alcoholic drink: mixed cocktails. Gin is a favored inclusion.  Cake Vodka martinis are also up there.

  4. Favorite juice: Varies.  Cranberry makes the top 10 though.

  5. Favorite brand of bottled water: No.


The Friday Five for 30 October 2015

Originally posted by ariestess at The Friday Five for 30 October 2015

  1. Do you like going to haunted houses?

  2. How do you tell a good witch from a bad witch?

  3. What are you carving into a pumpkin this year?

  4. What's your favorite candy?

  5. Do you have a halloween costume this year?

1. In general, no.  I dislike being startled.
2. You probably can't.  It's a complicated issue anyway.
3. Squid!
4. Ummmm.....
5. Pooh Bear!

Plans/Suggestions for Philly Heading of 101 things.

* Ben Franklin Life and Legacy museum. www.nps.gov/inde
* Independence Park: "in summer acrs in 18th century costumes roam this area" www.historicphiladelphia.org
* Philadelphia Museum of Art and Perelman Building (textile collection) www.philamuseum.org (pay what you want 1st Sundays)
* Academy of Natural Sciences www.ansp.org
* Shofuso japanese garden and tea house www.shofuso.com
* Franklin Institute www.fi.edu
* King of Prussia Mall: letterbox at the Lego Store and Tesla Motors.
* Philly Magic Gardens (allows photography)

* reading terminal market (Check!)
*Franklin Fountain (historical soda fountain) www.franklinfountain.com  (also "a few doors down" - Shane Candies www.shanecandies.com)
*Frommers says: Best Sushi at Zento www.zentocontemporary.com ; best Israeli at Zahav www.zahavrestaurant.com; Dim Sum at Ocean Harbor or Dim Sum Garden (check!) ; Local beer at Monk's Cafe www.monkscafe.com, Nodding Head Brewery www.noddinghead.com and Standard Tap www.standardtap.com
* Federal Donuts
* Yards Brewery: 901 N. Delaware Avenue. FREE BREWERY TOURS ON WEEKENDS: Saturdays & Sundays 12 to 4pm

Places to take FiL for Photos:
* Your Move "Daniel Marinez's colossal game pieces" located actoss from city hall - Broad St and JFK Blvd.
* Tiffany's Dream Garden Mural in Washington Square


* Wissahickon Valley Park, Kitchen Lane, Philadelphia, PA

2015 Goals successes!

* Donated 10 baby hats to the hospital.
* Got a couples massage.  Loved the spa.  Think perhaps massages aren't my thing.

* Award Winning Meringue Mushrooms!

  • My Phoenix from this fall placed third.

  • My tatted mask took 2nd, and my tatted bookmark took 4th.

  • My Mom’s quilted wall hangings took a first(!) and a third.

  • My father-in-law took two 5th place prizes for phototgraphy.


2015 Goals!

In 2015, the Pendragon House theme is Warm Clothing.

101 Things!  (For varying values of 101.)

* Donate 52 Hats to Lancaster General
* Knit at least 1 sweater.
* Winter OWL: Learn to knit colorwork with 2 pairs of socks for Kith.
* Enter Things in the Etown Fair

* Couples massage.
* Revamp wardrobe.  Get rid of old things and things that don't fit.  Refill as necessary.  Locate good black dress to add to wardrobe.

* Read 52 books.
* Finish moving books from old LJ to Goodreads.

* Auto Museum in Hershey
* Hershey Theater spotlight tour
* Martin Guitars
* Justborn/Peeps Factory
* Crayola Museum
* PA State Museum

* Philly Zoo
* At least one Philly Museum
 - http://www.japanesehouse.org/ Shofuso Japanese Garden and Teahouse
 - Longwood Gardens

* Harrisburg: Wildwood volksmarch
* Manheim Volksmarch
* Lancaster Volksmarch (downtown or west)
* York: Shoehouse volksmarch