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bcgal00 05-10-2019 12:28 PM

Friday Fun Fact Questions 05/10
 
Here's some questions to help us all get to know each other a bit better.
  1. What are you reading now?
  2. Do you like camping? Have you ever gone?
  3. What is a favorite summer drink?
  4. Do you have any indoor plants?

bcgal00 05-10-2019 12:33 PM

1. Right now I'm reading Perfect Liar by Thomas Greene and so far it has my attention. I'm only about 1/4 into it but I'm hooked.

2. I love camping, love being amongst nature, love the peacefulness of it. But these days I much prefer a trailer to a tent and like to have some of the comforts of home....a bed, internet, TV. We have a large 5th wheel at a ranch in Washington and we love it there. We upgraded to a triple slide 36' trailer about 7 yrs ago and its plenty of room for hubs and I and Taz.

3. Lemonade or flavored iced tea.

4. No plants (I do not have a green thumb) but I do sometimes get flowers from the kids or my hubs. I gave up years ago trying to keep indoor plants alive. I do have 2 gardens (front and back of the house) and I struggle with finding time to maintain those too. I'm just not a gardener at all.

KristinCB 05-10-2019 12:46 PM

1. What are you reading now? The Kitchen House

2. Do you like camping? Have you ever gone? I was in girl guides growing up so I always camped and we camped as a family when I was really young. I don't camp now.. I find camping is so different from what it used to be - most people just travel in something that might as well be a home and it isn't quiet and relaxing - it seems like people just go to party and drink and make noise.

2. What is a favorite summer drink? I'm not sure.. probably wine.. LOL

3. Do you have any indoor plants? I want to get some! I have to do more research on what is safe with cats.

KingsQueen82 05-10-2019 01:06 PM

1. What are you reading now?

Pale Horse Coming by Stephen Hunter

2. Do you like camping? Have you ever gone?

Not a fan. I grew up in the woods, literally - I had an outhouse for a portion of my childhood. Now if I were to go camping I'd have to have real heat, a mosquito net and a good mattress (back issues) and that's just sissy. (or at least my backwoods family would make fun of me and say so) LOL...

3. What is a favorite summer drink?

I love raspberry iced tea and occasionally lemon iced tea but I get terrible caffeine headaches from soda (not sure on the tea but I just gave it all up) so I pretty much just drink water when I want a cool drink.

4. Do you have any indoor plants?

I have 2 hanging philodendrons (b/c I have a-hole cats) and my daughters each have something or another tiny little tropical plants that they got from the grocery store, that of course, I have to take care of. My daughter joined a gardening club after school so each week I have something new come into my house too. Last week it was a lemon verbena plant potted in a hideous neon orange sneaker. As you can imagine, it goes super well with my decor. ;)

carrie1977 05-10-2019 01:13 PM

What are you reading now? Emails :p

Do you like camping? Have you ever gone? Yes and No. I find the older I get the less I like it. It really depends on the location and duration. My husband loves to camp and doesn't mind the not showering part of it. I've grown to hate that part of it. I don't mind camping at the beach in a trailer though.

What is a favorite summer drink? Iced tea

Do you have any indoor plants? No. I kill all the things. :p

knittingbec 05-10-2019 01:41 PM

What are you reading now?
The Library Book. I didn't finish in time for my book club discussion. I think it's good, but it's not really propelling me forward.

Do you like camping? Have you ever gone?
Not particularly. I like the idea of all of the camping gear. But the actual act of camping (and all the prep for it) isn't totally my thing. I love camp though... I worked at a summer camp for 7 years and have booked 3 days at a "family camp" for this summer (so excited!)

What is a favorite summer drink? a southside cocktail (mojito made with gin instead of rum) or--need to try to make this myself as we moved away from the only restaurant I've ever seen serve it-- jalapeno lemonade.

Do you have any indoor plants?
Bwahahahaha. No.

icindi 05-10-2019 02:11 PM

What are you reading now?
Just finished Where the Crawdads Sing - it was good! Now reading a Beverly Lewis book.

Do you like camping? Have you ever gone?
We camped a lot when I was a kid. I HATE it now. I spent a week wet and cold as a kid with a tent that leaked and I have not yet gotten over it! An RV is more my style.

What is a favorite summer drink?
Diet Dr. Pepper - all day, every day!

Do you have any indoor plants?
No. Mold allergies here and indoor plants are a no-no.

icindi 05-10-2019 02:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by carrie1977 (Post 1062959968)
Do you have any indoor plants? No. I kill all the things. :p

LOL. That made me laugh! :)

carrie1977 05-10-2019 03:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by icindi (Post 1062959976)
LOL. That made me laugh! :)

It's the cold, hard truth. I had a boss give me a non-killable plant. Guess who killed it?
https://media1.tenor.com/images/9c70...itemid=8825008

rdjrneace 05-10-2019 03:37 PM

What are you reading now? I am a girl who loves her romance stories so my kindle is full of girly romance novels

Do you like camping? Have you ever gone? Yes I have gone camping and I absolutely hate it. I have done the tent camping as well as the "trailer" camping and my idea of camping now is Holiday Inn.

What is a favorite summer drink? Sweet Tea year round

Do you have any indoor plants? I have a cactus garden as well as a Orchid my daughter gave me last Mother's Day. The orchid is blooming so I have done well with that. The cactus garden is pretty much no care except to fill the self watering thing

Tree City 05-10-2019 04:20 PM

1. What are you reading now?
I'm reading Normal People, by Sally Rooney. I can NOT put it down, although my USAmerican sensibilities had to get over some of the high schoolers' behavior.
2. Do you like camping? Have you ever gone?
The closest to "camping" I've ever gotten was spending the night in a cottage that didn't have a/c. (This is not a joke.) I did it for DH's bday, which I thought was a good compromise cuz he's gone backpacking in NM for 2 weeks, and I think staying at a hotel without room service is camping. (I don't even use room service; it's just the principle of the thing.)
3. What is a favorite summer drink?
Tinto de Verano. I was just thinking about picking up some lemonade!
4. Do you have any indoor plants?
Yes, I have 2 small plants, one of which was like 3" tall with like 4 leaves when I bought it but has really grown. But I think about getting rid of them almost every day because DS has bad seasonal allergies. His allergist said they're fine, but mom guilt is real!

LeeAndra 05-10-2019 04:21 PM

What are you reading now?
Nothing. *ducks*

Do you like camping? Have you ever gone?
If God wanted me to sleep in the woods, He would have made me a bear.

What is a favorite summer drink?
I drink Diet Coke, milk, and water. Err day all day.

Do you have any indoor plants?
No thanks. I already have two children that I have to keep alive.

MamaBee 05-10-2019 05:20 PM

What are you reading now?
Teaching From Rest - Sarah Mackenzie (homeschooling book - already half way done with homeschooling, probably time to figure out how to not be so stressed about it all, haha)

Do you like camping? Have you ever gone?
I loathe camping... really, really, dislike it.

What is a favorite summer drink?
Hmm... I don't think I have one - I loved Mojito Crystal Light a number of years back and they discontinued it - now I don't want to get close to another drink for they will get rid of it. :(

Do you have any indoor plants?
No... every year we get a Basil Plant from Trader Joes - his name is Pope Basil (insert number of summer doing this)... I think this year it will be Pope Basil the fifth. He lives for like a month before he goes to the big garden in the sky.

MamaBee 05-10-2019 05:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rdjrneace (Post 1062959980)
Do you like camping? Have you ever gone? Yes I have gone camping and I absolutely hate it. I have done the tent camping as well as the "trailer" camping and my idea of camping now is Holiday Inn.

YES! I my idea of camping is a Holiday Inn, too - I'm a Hyatt girl. :D

cherrygutz 05-10-2019 06:27 PM

What are you reading now? Im currently reading Little House In The Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder and Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo.

Do you like camping? Have you ever gone? Yes! We go camping twice a year.

What is a favorite summer drink? Hmm.. I'm not sure I have a fave summer drink, just water I guess? But I sometimes drink diet coke.

Do you have any indoor plants? Yes, I have two lucky bamboo plants (Stella and Sonya) and a sanseviera (Esmeralda). They're 3 years old. I had some succulents before, but they died during the winter :crying:

icindi 05-10-2019 07:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by LeeAndra (Post 1062959982)
Do you like camping? Have you ever gone?
If God wanted me to sleep in the woods, He would have made me a bear.

Do you have any indoor plants?
No thanks. I already have two children that I have to keep alive.

You crack me up! I'm going to copy all the "I hate camping" responses for when my friends invite me again! I found this last night:
https://i.imgur.com/24k2lefm.jpg

jak 05-10-2019 07:46 PM

What are you reading now? Nothing - I never have time for it anymore and if did try, I'd fall asleep by the end of page 1.

Do you like camping? Have you ever gone? LOVE IT! If I added up all the nights in my life that I've spent in a tent it would be close to two years, in various parts of the world. We most recently went camping two weeks ago.

What is a favorite summer drink? Water

Do you have any indoor plants? Two that I only need to water once every week or two.

SeattleSheri 05-10-2019 09:44 PM

What are you reading now? I like Carrie's answer - emails, lol .. beyond that I'm always reading a book. I'm reading Kindle First book right now, I couldn't tell you the title or author and I'm half way in, lol
Do you like camping? Have you ever gone? I do like camping, but it's been a few years since the last few years have either involved me be pregnant or having a young little dude. While he could probably handle it, I would probably go mad, lol.
What is a favorite summer drink? Wine :p... it's really not seasonal though!
Do you have any indoor plants? I have a few that have been gifted to me (orchids and a fern) and a few poinsettias that I've been baby-sitting. I don't love them, but feel weird just dumping them.

~*Kiana*~ 05-10-2019 10:21 PM

What are you reading now?
Does this thread count? I haven't been much into reading in the last year and some.

Do you like camping? Have you ever gone?
Been once, don't like it.

What is a favorite summer drink?
Um, water?

Do you have any indoor plants?
My kids grow like weeds, do they count?

joelsgirl 05-10-2019 10:33 PM

What are you reading now? I'm re-reading Your Future Self Will Thank You and starting Stardust (I'm considering using it in my classroom next year.)
Do you like camping? Have you ever gone? We did a 3 week road trip and camped in several national parks. I like being in nature & having a bonfire & seeing wild animals walk through our campsite. I do not, however, like sleeping on an air mattress. in a tent. walking to the bathroom in the middle of the night while wild animals are walking through our campsite. constantly sweeping out the tent. All in all, it was fun but I hope I never do it again. : )
What is a favorite summer drink? It's always summer here, but I love a fresh fruit smoothie with mango, papaya & bananas, coconut water and kefir.
Do you have any indoor plants? Goodness no! I would kill them in a heartbeat.

nietis 05-11-2019 07:32 AM

What are you reading now? Wizard of OZ, reading along (more like supervising him to read) with my son's school reading project.

Do you like camping? Have you ever gone? Nope. nope.

What is a favorite summer drink? Avocado or mango juice.

Do you have any indoor plants? Yes. All of my plants are indoor. Inside home, I have orchid, which I got during Chinese New Year holiday and somewhat survives along (I tend to kill all the orchids I previously had), and a lucky bamboo in the kitchen. In the (closed) balcony, I have different kinds of succulents and 2 mini tomato plants, which are bearing lots of tomatoes, now that the weather is warming up. I tried growing lavender from the seeds a few weeks ago, but nothing grew :(

SeattleSheri 05-11-2019 12:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nietis (Post 1062960006)
What is a favorite summer drink? Avocado or mango juice.

I have never heard of avocado juice. What's it like?

JennNtheBoys 05-11-2019 09:57 PM

What are you reading now? unfortunately nothing.
Do you like camping? Have you ever gone? Love camping! We try to go at least once every summer.
What is a favorite summer drink? Iced Coffee on occassion, but really just water.
Do you have any indoor plants? Currently 1 -- I love plants though and really want more.

nietis 05-12-2019 09:22 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SeattleSheri (Post 1062960010)
I have never heard of avocado juice. What's it like?

Mmmm thick like mango juice, just avocado in smoothie form. In Indonesia, we just blend the avocado with a little of water and add a bit of Hershey chocolate sauce on the glass before pouring the juice into it. Mmmm... Yum!

lovely1m 05-12-2019 12:29 PM

What are you reading now? I am reading Altered Carbon by Richard Morgan & listening to I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh
Do you like camping? Have you ever gone? We own a camper and I love camping in that, but not so much in a tent
What is a favorite summer drink? Truly's hard sparkling waters
Do you have any indoor plants? yep, I have a few


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