Monday, August 22, 2005

5 Answers

Brina was kind enough to send me questions. I've really loved reading everyone's answers to these. If you want questions, just leave a comment.

1. What's your favorite place to visit with your kids?

I really liked going to the beach with them. They have a lot of freedom there and they absolutely love the water. I also really like taking them to the local museums--which we haven't done in a while. They're really at an age now where we can take them almost anywhere and they're fun to be with. That's a great feeling.

2. Who would you like to see in concert next?

I've actually been thinking about this. Of course, I want to see Rufus again, but that's probably a ways off. I have been thinking about They Might Be Giants because I could take the kids. Geeky Boy loves them. They were in town a few months back, but we couldn't go. I'm also thinking about Iron & Wine. David introduced me to them and I love them. I told Mr. Geeky last night that I want to go to at least two concerts this year.

3. Of the geeky gadgets you own, which is your favorite?

I'd have to say my iPod. I love it. If it could become my phone, my camera and my Palm, I'd be in heaven. It's just such a nice design. Plus, it's just been really great to be able to appreciate music again. We got rid of our stereo system when Geeky Boy was about 2. We have always lived in fairly small quarters--can't really blast the stereo around sleeping children--so we just quit keeping up with music except through a few of our friends. With the iPod, I've able to fall in love with it again. It brings back memories of me in my room with my stereo, listening to a record (a vinyl record) on big puffy headphones. I used to write papers that way.

All that being said, my smart phone is a close second. I just wish it had a camera built in and were a little bit smaller. Maybe next upgrade. :)

4. What was the last book you read that you really disliked?

I tend to not finish books that I don't like. I have two unfinished right now. Smart Mobs by Howard Rheingold and Will in the World by Stephen Greenblatt. The authors both seem a little pompous to me and that is ruining the content. Bleh. I am really affected by the tone of a book. I might still finish Will in the World, but I think Smart Mobs will remain unfinished.

5. Where would you want to go for a long vacation?

Hmm. That's a good question. I'd just like a long vacation for starters. I've been wanting to go out of the country again. I'd like to go back to London where I once spent four weeks. But it might be nice to go to a different place--Spain or France maybe. I've always wanted to go to the Loire Valley. In the states, I've been thinking about going west--to the Grand Canyon, the Redwood forest. It's in my plans for this year to go to some places I've never been, starting with New England. Those will be short trips though. I think it would be nice to take a month or two and travel all over the US. Maybe when I retire. :)