Friday, April 25, 2008

Friday Five

1. What modern convenience/invention could you absolutely, positively not live
Well, we are grateful everyday for those three-wheel electric wheelchairs, without which we wouldn't have any kind of life.

2. What modern convenience/invention do you wish had never seen the light of day? Why?
Leaf blower. No question. So noisy. So pointless.
I also mostly dont see the point to cell phones either, although I use mine all the time.

3. Do you own a music-playing device older than a CD player? More than one? If
so, do you use it (them)?
I have a TAPE PLAYER in my car, although it is actually kind of a new car. I like to listen to my old Kate Wolf tape in there, but the last time I listened to it, it was sounding kind of wobbly. So now, I'm saving it only for when I drive through the mountains. Kate Wolf is the BEST music to which to drive through moutains.

E and I love to listen to books on tape, too. Lately, we're all about Freddy The Pig. If you havent heard of the Freddy books (which I had not until I picked up Freddy Goes to Florida at random since we had just gone there and I thought it would be fun for E), I can so totally recommend them. They are hilarious without being snarky, interesting without being terrifying, of-their-time without being dated.

4. Do you find the rapid change in our world exciting, scary, a mix...or something
A mix.

5. What did our forebears have that we have lost and you'd like to regain?
I have a food mill, which I dust off from time to time to make applesauce with. It's really very handy and makes awesome applesauce. I feel in touch with the grandmothers every time I use it, that's for sure.


Silent said...

The food mill really is the best for making applesauce! It just tastes better using that rather than some electric thing.

Singing Owl said...

Ah, that was a good and unique answer to #1. And I would not have thought of the food mill, but I agree. That answer made me grin. Thanks for playing.