So in lieu of thinking, today's thefridayfive:
1. What was your favorite past time in high school?
ANSWER: I'll go with school activity here which means it's hands down forensics. I was in forensics for four years, three of which I did the prose/poetry category (which meant alternating prose and poetry performances each round), and dramatic interp my senior year. I LOVED it. I did well, too, advancing to state level my sophomore and junior years. I was prepared to place at states my senior year--I had won or come in second in every competition the entire season, so advancing to state should've been a shoo-in--but I got screwed over. Four people were in our final round at districts. Our judge walked in, sat down, and declared, "I don't believe in interp events." He then proceeded to score/rank us based on the order we went in the round. I went fourth. So even though I was in first place going in to finals--with perfect scores from both of my prelim judges--the score he gave me dropped me enough to come in third and meant I wouldn't advance to regionals since only the top two got to go. I was livid. What was even more infuriating was that my friend Tim, who ended up coming in first because he went first in our round, did an illegal piece--a fact I was well aware of, as was my coach--and got caught for it at regionals and disqualified as a result. I wanted to submit a complaint after districts, but my coach wouldn't let me. Basically, she said, "You won all season. Let Tim have this."
In case it's not obvious, I still get angry about the injustice/unfairness of it all. :P It was a truly crappy way to end my high school forensics career.
2. What is your all time favorite board game/card game?
ANSWER: I can't pick just one. We own over 170 board/card games, and it all depends on what my mood is. I can say some favorites include Magic the Gathering, Talisman, Smash-Up, and Duplik.
3. What is the last movie you saw at the theatre and what did you think of it?
ANSWER: I can't believe I haven't seen a movie since January, and that I have to say it was xXx: The Return of Xander Cage. I had a free preview pass, which was why we went. Okay, and I love Vin Diesel. But needless to say, it wasn't that great.
4. What is something (no matter what kind of mood your in) that makes you happy the moment you do it, see it, or hear it?
ANSWER: My kids' baby pictures. I always melt.
5.Do you believe that crop circles are made by human or alien?