Friday, April 18, 2008

A (Different) Day in the Life Friday Five

This week's RevGalBlogPals Friday Five:

If you could dramatically change your physical appearance for 24 hours, what would you do?
Lose about 50 pounds and improve my posture from its usual bent-over bookworm form.

If you could live in another place for 24 hours where would you go?
Even though 24 hours isn't nearly enough...Empire, Michigan, in lovely Leelanau County.

You get to do somebody else's job for a day...
I'd like to be one of those professional gardeners who plant flower beds, flower boxes and such for commercial clients. Or -- I'd like to be a naturalist taking groups of enthused but clueless people on hikes in a natural area and opening their eyes to all the wonderful plants and animals there.

Spend the day with another person from anywhere in time and space...
This is a hard question to answer. I'd maybe pick my maternal grandmother and her sisters back in the 'teens, when they were living together and working as domestics in the Detroit area. They'd been more or less thrown out of their home and left to fend for themselves at very young ages by a stereotypical Evil Stepmother, but managed to live as independent young women for a few years. From old photos I've seen of them, they were a fun bunch.

BONUS ANSWER UPDATE! Since checking in this morning, I got to thinking about it, and -- how could I have forgotten this, after watching several marathon days of The Deadliest Catch? -- I'd like to hang out with Cap'n Sig of the Northwestern for a day. He's one cool customer. But I'd tell him he really needs to quit smoking.

A magical power is yours. Which one would you pick?
A great cocktail-party question. I have to pick invisibility. At the risk of sounding a little megalomaniacal, it might be fun, as a superhero, to be an invisible investigator/ righter of wrongs. And as a bonus, think of all the free event admissions and free flights!

9 comments:

Mrs. M said...

Oh, gosh yes-- didn't even think of grandparents in their youth, but that would be fascinating!

Muthah+ said...

Empire, Michegan???? Oh, after all you ARE a lutheranchick!

PK said...

Love the idea of being invisible... for 2 reasons... first because there are MANY times that I wanted to be in the room to hear a conversation and see people's faces... second... because down south we call that being a fly on the wall.

hhhhmmmhhhh... invisible... or a fly? You are one bright woman!!!!!!

Certified Healing Coach said...

I picked invisibility, too!

Hmm. Righting wrongs. I hadn't thought of that!

Is that bad?

:)

Certified Healing Coach said...

I like your bonus answer about the day you'd relive!! Cool!

Singing Owl said...

That was great play!

Grandmother and her sisters...wow! Good idea. I'd like to do that one as well.

RevAnne said...

Great play. Hadn't thought about invisibility...

Counselor in Process said...

I thought about invisibility, but greed got the best of me, and childhood caught up! I usually feel invisible, but I'm not.

RevHRod said...

I wanted to hang with my grandfather but didn't think of the whole time element. Well played!