While you may see this as a thinly disguised attempt at covering for the fact that I don’t have an official Friday 5 lined up for today, the truth is it’s been a while since I’ve interjected my own voice on the blog. So, without further delay, here’s my Friday 5.
…awesome, I think they bought it…
Instead of asking myself questions about writing and the like, I’m going to rely on this week’s questions from this website. Before I got the idea to use Friday 5 to interview authors, musicians, artists and the like, I was originally going to answer weekly Friday 5 Questions. If you like that route after reading my answers, let me know in the comments below. If I get enough traction, I may rotate each week.
I’ve delayed this blog long enough, so here goes nothing.
Friday 5 for February 1st, 2013
1) What’s the oddest thing you’ve ever witnessed in a public restroom?
As a teenager, I used to go to a concert venue in Pontiac, MI called Clutch Cargo’s. When my wife and I went there for bigger concerts, there was always a guy in the restroom selling cigars, chocolates, potato chips, and other snacks. I can understand having a bathroom attendant who gets you soap and all (but not at Clutch Cargo’s), but I never understood why we would sell this kind of stuff in the bathroom…or why Clutch Cargo’s let him do it.
2) What’s the single most beautiful sight you’ve ever seen?
Well, aside from my wife of course, I would have to say the birth of my daughter. In fact, we’re a couple days away from her third birthday and my wife and I have been doing a lot of reminiscing about that day lately. Aside from her birth being the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen, it was also my proudest moment as a human being. It’s amazing how much she’s changed in three years.
3) What random act of kindness (not perpetrated by you) have you recently witnessed?
This actually happened on Wednesday. My wife and I were kid-less for the evening, so we went out to dinner and came home for a bit of a Breaking Bad marathon. We pass my wife’s work on the way home. When we did, she noticed that one of her co-workers was still at work. It was pushing 9:00 and she decided to head in and check on him to see if he needed anything.
4) What are the best and worst tattoos you’ve ever seen in person?
With the amount of outdoor concerts and festivals I’ve been to over the years, I’ve seen my fill. Sadly, none that are really cool (or horrible) enough to remember.
5) What’s the coolest act of daring you’ve ever seen in person?
Probably a Cirque du Soleil performance. Those performers are absolutely amazing and always find a way to make me feel like a kid again. Absolutely awe-inspiring.