Friday, May 12, 2017

Friday 5 for May 12: Guestimation

Time for another Friday 5. This week the theme is Guestimation, all about traveling and being away from home.
  1. How well do you adjust to sleeping in an unfamiliar place?
    Depends. I'm usually OK in hotel rooms. And when we're on the road, I'm generally so exhausted by the end of the day, it's not hard to just crash. But if I'm staying in someone's home, I can have trouble getting settled down.
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  2. When were you recently someone’s guest, and when were you recently someone’s host?
    Actually, it's been a really long time since I stayed with anyone. In all the traveling I've done recently, I've stayed in hotels. Most recently, I was a guest of the Sheraton folks. (They were lovely hosts.) Our most recent hosting job was last summer when we had a bunch of old friends staying with us for a group reunion/birthday bash. (We were lovely hosts.) Spent most of one day trying to take a group photo to commemorate the occasion. Old people are so adorable, aren't they?
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  3. What’s the ickiest place where you’ve ever showered or bathed?
    Gee, I don't want to step on any toes here. And the hotels we stay in always have clean baths or we don't stay there. But many years ago, the Hubs and I were staying in one of the Oxford University colleges (long story — Hubby had a summer teaching gig at the University), and the (shared) bathrooms were pretty grubby. Had to do a thorough cleaning on the tub before using it. Can't really remember any other icky places. If it's disturbingly icky, I just stay unwashed. Ooh, that sounds pretty icky, too!
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  4. What’s something you don’t need but insist on taking when you travel?
    My travel doll, Kayla. Here she is on a train from Chicago to Washington DC:


    And enjoying the view from a high spot in Shenandoah National Park:


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  5. Who’s got a comfy couch?
    Me, me, me! In fact my couch is so comfy I frequently fall asleep on it at night and then wake up in the wee hours wondering what the heck happened. Bad habits are very hard to break.


So long for this week!



3 comments:

  1. What a fun tradition to have a travel doll!

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    1. Yes, it is fun. Although people sometimes give me really weird looks when I'm taking photos of her. Fortunately she's tiny and easy to pose.

      Thanks for stopping by, and have a wonderful week!

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  2. I think any place where you're paying for accomodations should have sparkly clean bathrooms. I mean, that should be minimum. Yet my own ickiest shower was also in a small hotel. *shudder*

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