Friday, April 18, 2008

Friday Five: Just for 24 hours....

RevHRod at the RevGals gives us the following Friday Five about enjoying (or not) things that last for only a day!

Yesterday I had the 24 hour flu. I had been told by the people who had it first that it really was a twenty-four hour bug. And so while I dealt with all the blech of the flu, I kept reminding myself that morning would come and I would feel a lot better.

This is certainly a strange way to start out a Friday Five but it made me think about what I might like to do if I knew it would only last for 24 hours. There are no reality boundaries to these imaginings. So here are the five things for you to consider...


1. If you could dramatically change your physical appearance for 24 hours, what would you do?

As far as physical appearance goes, I really have nothing that I'd like to change, with the possible exception of going for one day with a long flowing head of curly red hair.

2. If you could live in another place for 24 hours where would you go?

Only 24 hours?? That hardly seems fair, but I think I would live at a Tuscan winery for a day, which would hopefully get extended to two or three days due to water buffalo on the train tracks, or something.

3. You get to do somebody else's job for a day...

I would choose to do the Queen's job for one day. Walk the corgis, wave a lot, wear nice pearls, attend lavish formal dinners, play hide and seek in the castle. Just for a day though. That would be enough.

4. Spend the day with another person from anywhere in time and space...

Oh, so many good options here. I think that I would spend one day with Michelangelo, on a day when he was visiting a marble quarry to pick a new block to carve into something amazing. For those who have read The Agony and the Ecstasy, there are these wonderful passages about looking for perfect pieces of marble that always captured my imagination.

5. A magical power is yours. Which one would you pick?

Well, to leap tall buildings in a single bound, of course!

9 comments:

Mrs. M said...

*sigh* Curly red hair would be great.

LutheranChik said...

Red hair...hadn't thought of that. Yes; good choice.

It would be good to be Queen, for just a day, too. Doing the Queen wave from the window would be fun.

Certified Healing Coach said...

I hadn't thought of being a redhead!

Good idea!!

RevAnne said...

Oh, red hair...I didn't dare dream.

Crimson Rambler said...

Besides, if you were the Queen, you would get to say, "May husband and Ay...." ;-)

Sue said...

I grew up with carrot-red-curly-thick hair. It's not as great as it sounds. Everyone ooo'd and aaahhh'd over it, but it was SO thick and so hot in the summer and very difficult to control. I honestly used to wish I had straight thin hair. Grass is always greener, I guess.

Redheads notoriously go grey earlier than most others, and I remained true to that pattern. I completely love my hair now. Since the grey came in, it's much straighter and easier to control.

It would so great to be the Queen! The horses, the dogs, the castle - what fun!

Presbyterian Gal said...

I had red hair! Though it wasn't curly and came from a bottle......

Queen is good (Crimson Rambler cracked me up!)

I'm with you there at the winery.

(word verification: syeeu....so I am at the winery!!)

Jan said...

Red hair, especially with curls, would be interesting for a day--only one day though!

RevHRod said...

What marvelous choices! Maybe you could have the hair AND be Queen for a day at the same time.