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Aditu
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Don't know if you guys are sick of Friday Fives, just let me know. Since it is Memorial Day weekend here, summertime questions seemed appropriate.


1. What is your favorite summer activity?

2. When you were a child, what was your favorite summer activity?

3. What is your favourite picnic food?

4. Did your family have any summer time traditions?

4. What has been your favorite summer vacation?

5. Do you now or did you as a child have lawn ornaments? (extra points for pink flamingoes.)

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1. What is your favorite summer activity? Now it is gardening.

2. When you were a child, what was your favorite summer activity? Summer reading programs at the library. Whining at my mom to get to get ice cream from the Good Humour man.

3. What is your favourite picnic food? Potato salad

4. Did your family have any summer time traditions? My dad was a professor and had summers off. We used to do these long see America vacations that took on epic proportions.

4. What has been your favorite summer vacation? I have fond memories of going to Seaside Heights as a really small kid. We'd rent a house and spend a week. As an adult going to the Shakespeare Festival in Canada with my brother.

5. Do you now or did you as a child have lawn ornaments? (extra points for pink flamingos.) Not as a kid. I have a big collection of metal yard sculpture now. My favourite is a crazy cat chasing a star.

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1. What is your favorite summer activity? - Several. Working (yeah, I'm not earning a living. That's why I like it). Hanging out at the library & the mom&pop coffee shop in town.

2. When you were a child, what was your favorite summer activity? - Biking down the Illinois Prairie Path.

3. What is your favourite picnic food? - Ooh. Fried chicken 'n' cone bread. Yeah, I said CONE bread, not CORN bread!

4. Did your family have any summer time traditions? - Still do. Sailing in Michigan, going to the nat'l LPA (Little People of America - www.lpaonline.org) conference.

4. What has been your favorite summer vacation? - Visiting Germany (3rd time) with a US choir.

5. Do you now or did you as a child have lawn ornaments? (extra points for pink flamingoes.) - Nope. Well, except that time the sewer pipe in our front lawn broke ...

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Aditu, the Friday Fives rock. Don't stop. [Smile]

1. What is your favorite summer activity?
Hard to choose just one.. swimming I guess, combined with hiking/kayaking/ and milkshakes. [Cool]

2. When you were a child, what was your favorite summer activity?
Swimming with a mask and flippers.

3. What is your favourite picnic food?
potato salad rocks! (Had it tonight! [Big Grin] )

4. Did your family have any summer time traditions?
Summers at a cottage on the shores of Georgian Bay, Ontario, Canada.

4. What has been your favorite summer vacation?
Travelling across North America, have done it several times, driving through the States and Western Canada... it can't be beat. [thumbsup]

5. Do you now or did you as a child have lawn ornaments? (extra points for pink flamingoes.) Hmmm, none now, but I did have a white crane and a spinning sunflower a long time ago in a province far far away.

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1. What is your favorite summer activity?
Anything in water or with air-conditioning and no mosquitoes

2. When you were a child, what was your favorite summer activity?
Swimming. Every year my hair would turn green from all of the chlorine.

3. What is your favourite picnic food?
Watermelon, yumm!

4. Did your family have any summer time traditions?
Every year my dad and I would go on a father-daughter road trip. Mom and I would usually go camping. I would also visit my grandparents for a few weeks every summer. Usually my mom would join us for the 4th of July, and we would all go hear the symphony and watch the fireworks.

4. What has been your favorite summer vacation?
My mom and I went to Disney World when I was a kid, and I hate to admit it, but it was a blast.

5. Do you now or did you as a child have lawn ornaments? (extra points for pink flamingoes.)
No, no lawn ornaments.

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1. What is your favorite summer activity?
Drinking Gin and Tonic on a hot summer day (ok that's a year round activity) [Razz]

2. When you were a child, what was your favorite summer activity?
Flying kites

3. What is your favourite picnic food?
Potato Salad

4. Did your family have any summer time traditions?
Cedar Point
And camping with my Dad (My Mom never went with us)

4. What has been your favorite summer vacation?
Vacation? What's that? Haven't had a summer off since 1983.


5. Do you now or did you as a child have lawn ornaments? (extra points for pink flamingoes.)
Hell no!

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Hi all, long time no see!

Thought I'd just try and chime in with this one, although it's winter

1. What is your favorite summer activity?
I'd have to say water skiing but it's been a while. SCUBA diving is also good.

2. When you were a child, what was your favorite summer activity?
Swimming, definately.

3. What is your favourite picnic food?
Pasta salad, although by peer pressure I should say potato salad

4. Did your family have any summer time traditions?
When I was very young, going away for 2 weeks with Dad's family. Only one now is to go away around Australia day.

4. What has been your favorite summer vacation?
Never really had one more memorable than the other.

5. Do you now or did you as a child have lawn ornaments? (extra points for pink flamingoes.)
Not now or as a child. The closest we got was pink pig statues on the front lawn on my wedding day.

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1. What is your favorite summer activity?
Surfing forums

2. When you were a child, what was your favorite summer activity?
Surfing local dial-up BBS communities

3. What is your favourite picnic food?
Veggie brats over an open fire

4. Did your family have any summer time traditions?
Nope

4. What has been your favorite summer vacation?
Barcelona

5. Do you now or did you as a child have lawn ornaments? (extra points for pink flamingoes.)
Nope. Never.

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1. What is your favorite summer activity? - barbecues in the back garden that last from early afternoon into the middle of the night
2. When you were a child, what was your favorite summer activity? - riding my bike round the neighbourhood with my next door neighbour, and trying to do backflips off the garden wall while we waited for the ice cream van to come round
3. What is your favourite picnic food? - chicken drumsticks prepared in my mum's yummy marinade
4. Did your family have any summer time traditions? - We used to take long-weekend vacations, when we usually decided where to go on the morning of the trip itself, and then just went with the flow of where and how we ended up
4. What has been your favorite summer vacation? - a trip around Northern Italy with school a couple of years ago, and last summer's trip to Cornwall with my friends
5. Do you now or did you as a child have lawn ornaments? (extra points for pink flamingoes.) - not unless one of those crazy flowers that spins around spraying water counts

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1. What is your favorite summer activity?
Riding my bike.

2. When you were a child, what was your favorite summer activity?
hmmm... Again, riding my bike. [Big Grin]

3. What is your favourite picnic food?
BBQ Hamburgers. (it was the 70's kids)

4. Did your family have any summer time traditions?
Trips to northern Michigan to stay with relatives on vacation.
We never went anyplace where there wasn't family.


4. What has been your favorite summer vacation?
A photo trip though Michigans upper peninsula, northern Wisconsin
and Minnesota.


5. Do you now or did you as a child have lawn ornaments? (extra points for pink flamingoes.)
Mom and Dad thought they were silly. Seems the contitioning
has stuck.

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If if itsn't corn bread, what is cone bread???
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1. What is your favorite summer activity?

Relaxing at the beach

2. When you were a child, what was your favorite summer activity?

Relaxing at the beach

3. What is your favourite picnic food?

Mmm, chicken.

4. Did your family have any summer time traditions?

Umm, not really.


4. What has been your favorite summer vacation?

Hmm, all my childhood ones blurred into each other, many where we went north up the coast and fished, caravannned, etc.

5. Do you now or did you as a child have lawn ornaments? (extra points for pink flamingoes.)

Myself and my ex inherited a broken garden gnome when we moved into our current house. It caused many an argument (ex wanted to throw it out, I didn't want to, ex hid gnome, I chucked it since it was pointless to hide it, ex retrieved it and hid it behind bin, I rechucked it, etc.)

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quote:
Originally posted by Aditu:
Don't know if you guys are sick of Friday Fives, just let me know. Since it is Memorial Day weekend here, summertime questions seemed appropriate.


1. What is your favorite summer activity?

Sex.

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2. When you were a child, what was your favorite summer activity?

Baseball.

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3. What is your favourite picnic food?

Sammiches.

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4. Did your family have any summer time traditions?

Not really.

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4. What has been your favorite summer vacation?

Our family's drive out to newfoundland. 3 days of driving. Doing it again this July.

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5. Do you now or did you as a child have lawn ornaments? (extra points for pink flamingoes.)

Unless the neighbours sitting on our front porch with our parents pretty much every day drinking beer or coffee or whatever and walking are lawn ornaments, no.
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1) Climbing stuff
2) Hiking (gateway drug anyone [Razz] )
3) Watermelon
4) Road-tripping. Six people, in a minivan, headed for the Midwest in mid-summer. And people wonder why I am so strange.
4) Um, hmm, bloody hell, I can't decide!! Boliva was great. My first trip to Europe rocked. Denali was amazing/scarring. No, wait, I have it. The summer my bro and I hiked the Wonderland and then summited Rainier. That was wonderful. It made up for the other crap I had to put up with before that vacation (internship featuring research that went nowhere, a Dear Mary letter, totalling a car, severe loneliness in a strange place, etc.).
5)Planter boxres count? Otherwise, no. And now I don't have a lawn.

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First time I answer those...

1 - I'd say reading, if possible in a tree shade.

2 - Probably swimming. Or flying kites.

3 - A special recipe of sandwich made of chicken and ham preparation filling a carved out long bread.

4a - That would be the annual extended family party, officially for my grand-parents' marriage anniversary.

4b - I guess that would be two year's ago trip in Gaspesia. Although I didn't have the chance to have a deltaplane flight from Mount St-Pierre, I still got to kayak down the Bonaventure River.

5 - No.

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1. What is your favorite summer activity?

Swimming at Lulworth cove, Dorset. (Mmm... lardy cakes! [Smile] )

2. When you were a child, what was your favorite summer activity?

Scout trips to the woods.

3. What is your favourite picnic food?

Peanut butter & jelly sandwiches.

4. Did your family have any summer time traditions?

Apart from getting drunk on the porch with the neighbours, no. Maybe the occasional trip to Elora Gorge (always did love that place).

4. What has been your favorite summer vacation?

Two weeks in the South of France when I was 17, food + tent + transport courtesy of the Inner London Education Authority. [Smile]

5. Do you now or did you as a child have lawn ornaments?

Just my Dad when he fell down drunk.

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The Elora Gorge?

We may be living a parallel existence my friend....we used to burn out to Guelph on hot, humid southern Ontario days, smoke doobies and jump off the cliffs.....amazing that not more people died there.


1. What is your favorite summer activity?

Getting naked, with beer. Duh!

2. When you were a child, what was your favorite summer activity?

Playing 'stinky finger' with the girls in the neighbourhood.

3. What is your favourite picnic food?

Either pasta or potato salad.

4. Did your family have any summer time traditions?

Canoe trips in eastern Canada

4. What has been your favorite summer vacation?

Getting drunk off our asses up in Orillia (North of Toronto) with all those pretty girls. Or road tripping to PEI for Canada Day.

5. Do you now or did you as a child have lawn ornaments? (extra points for pink flamingoes.)

Gawd no. We were hippy kids.

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Yup, that's Elora, alright. The town itself is quite small & quaint & oldie-worldie. I remember there being a restaurant with a veranda that jutted out over the Grand River a bit. (A river that ain't so deep, but quite fast - you can get swept away when you're only up to your knees - as I found out once or twice).

IIRC there used to be an old-timey Nickleodeon there as well. Ah, memories...

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1. What is your favorite summer activity?
Gardening.
2. When you were a child, what was your favorite summer activity?
Going to the beach.
3. What is your favourite picnic food?
Potato salad.
4. Did your family have any summer time traditions?
Nope.
4. What has been your favorite summer vacation?
Every summer in Southern California with my grandparents.
5. Do you now or did you as a child have lawn ornaments? (extra points for pink flamingoes.)
I now have a pair of resin frogs that sit by my flower pots in the front, and a painted-brick Uncle Sam by the door.

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1. What is your favorite summer activity?
I'd like to second the previous reply of "sex," but also, loafing around the hot house in underpants afterwards is pretty sweet, too.

2. When you were a child, what was your favorite summer activity?
Going to the library all day long and soaking up the air conditioning, while plowing through the scifi section.

3. What is your favourite picnic food?
Beer, hot dogs with sauerkraut, and fried chicken.

4. Did your family have any summer time traditions?
My folks always dragged me down to the summer house on Cape Cod when I was younger. They still go.

4. What has been your favorite summer vacation?
When I was hauled off to the Cape, and ended up working at a comic book store (which also happened to be a front for a coke dealer, but who cares?) for the summer. It was totally tits.

5. Do you now or did you as a child have lawn ornaments?
Not then, and I don't have a lawn now...

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1. What is your favorite summer activity?
Gardening. Sitting in the aircondition coding... thinking about how damned hot it is, and how good it is not to be out in it.

2. When you were a child, what was your favorite summer activity?
Tag, swimming, bike riding and the like.

3. What is your favourite picnic food?
BBQ Ribs...

4. Did your family have any summer time traditions?
Not really, we'd sometimes do long bikerides for charity events, and/or go to a state park and rock climb... But nothing that was every year... Except maybe Summer Fest.

4. What has been your favorite summer vacation?
Welp, we didn't go anywhere on a regular basis, but I suppose the trip to St. Louis was cool, as was the family

5. Do you now or did you as a child have lawn ornaments? (extra points for pink flamingoes.)
A milk can by the door that was there when we moved in... nothing else... except a couple of small gardens.

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