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Wiggly Five

Yesterday's Friday Five wants to know what shivers my timbers.

Let's get shaking!

1. When did you last make what could be described as a wriggling motion?
I'm sure I was putting on my long dress & crinoline for some Sherlockian event. The dress is maybe a tad snug these days, and the crinoline is a bit of production to get into (it fastens in the back, and I dress alone now). Anyhow, wriggling was involved.

2. What never fails to give you the willies?
Spiders. Anything with an exoskeleton, in fact. Ew, ew, ew.

3. What's something you've seen on TV or in a movie that made you squirm?
That recent final episode (S4, E3) of the BBC's Sherlock, whose plot was the closest thing to "torture porn" that I've ever watched all the way through, definitely made me squirm, at least on the inside.

I also squirm (literally and figuratively) when I tune in to political speeches by people who are somehow supposed to represent me to the world, but who are terribly inarticulate, demonstrate gross ignorance or insensitivity, and/or advocate courses of action that I categorically oppose. Of course, I can seldom stand to watch these things all the way through, so I'm not squirming for long.

4. What's something in your life that could be described as serpentine?
All the roads in my development. There's no grid: every street is a loop or a cul-de-sac, and there is much twisting and curving.

5. Where can you get a really great shake?
I am not a connoisseur of milkshakes, and I prefer an egg cream anyhow. Seriously, there are probably more than a thousand calories in a small shake, and I don't get enough pleasure from one to justify that kind of splurging. So, when I get my semi-annual craving for a milkshake, I'm quite happy to satisfy it with a fast-food chocolate shake. Burger King's product is a little more chocolate-y than the one at McDonald's, and not as hard to suck through a straw as the concoction served at Wendy's. That said, you can get a Wendy's Frosty in a teeny-tiny cup, for free, any day of the year if you flash that keytag they give you for making a modest donation ($1?) to St. Jude's Children's Hospital (a worthy cause) during their annual campaign. And a teeny-tiny Frosty *is* exactly the right amount of milkshake for me, even if I do have to wait for it to melt a little before I can use a straw on it.
 

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Cat Ster
Jan. 28th, 2017 07:28 pm (UTC)
#3
I simply can't listen. At all. I've gotten to the vomit stage, well past the willies. :(

Good to know about Wendy's Frosty day.
old_black
Jan. 31st, 2017 01:23 am (UTC)
>I also squirm (literally and figuratively) when I tune in to political speeches by people who are somehow supposed to represent me to the world, but who are terribly inarticulate, demonstrate gross ignorance or insensitivity, and/or advocate courses of action that I categorically oppose. Of course, I can seldom stand to watch these things all the way through, so I'm not squirming for long.

I really do feel for you sensible Americans. It must be awful to be living under such a regime. I would be wanting to cut myself off completely from all news & reports of Presidential statements and actions. From this far away we can laugh . . . until, as may well happen soon, something he says or does directly impacts me.
philosophymom
Jan. 31st, 2017 03:18 pm (UTC)
From this far away we can laugh . . .

Only it's not funny, is it? :-(
old_black
Feb. 1st, 2017 12:59 am (UTC)
No, it's not at all funny. It's bizarre, crazy, unbelievable, ridiculous, unsustainable, immoral. If I were reading about it in a novel I would abandon the novel on the basis that I don't like fantasy genre novels, I want to read about realistic situations. And yet it is a depressing & terrible reality.
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