1. How should success be measured? Using that as your standard, who is the most successful person you know? (or one of the most successful?)
This is one of those words people define in different ways. I think of success as the achievement of a goal, and as such I know many successful people. As I thought about this question I decided if someone has a goal and is working their hardest to attain that goal, then I see them as successful whether they actually attain their goal or not. Success comes from knowing your purpose, believing you can achieve it, and then pursuing it for all it's worth.
2. Have you ever been to a hot air balloon launch/fest/party? Ever taken a ride in a hot air balloon? Is that on your bucket list? According to Frommers the ten best hot air balloon adventures in the world are-
Loire Valley (France), the Serengeti (Tanzania), Napa Valley (California), Lake Champlain (Vermont), Cappadoicia (Turkey), Istria (Croatia), Gstaad (Switzerland), Varra Valley (Australia), Muelle (Costa Rica), and Albuquerque (New Mexico)
Which one on the list would you most like to experience?
I've never been in a hot air balloon, nor have I attended any sort of balloon festival. It's not on my bucket list mostly because I feel like there's the potential for a lot of motion in a hot air ballloon. Do you feel a lot of motion up there? I can handle heights, just not swaying and dipping heights. I suppose I might be talked into a hot air balloon ride under the exact right circumstances.
Perfect weather would top my list of exact right circumstances.
Of the rides listed I'm going with Tanzania because a friend of mine did this and said it was absolutely incredible. A safari is on my bucket list.
3. May 25th is National Brown-Bag It Day. Did you/will you pack a lunch today? When did you last pack a lunch for someone and what are your go-to ingredients for a brown bag lunch?
I did not pack a lunch for anyone today. I can't remember the last time I packed a lunch but my go-to ingredients back when I was packing lunch included a sandwich and some fruit and, because it was the 90's/00's, usually a cookie or maybe some goldfish. The food police were not out in force a couple of decades ago.
I wasn't very creative in the brown bag department. If Pinterest is anything to go by, lunch box ingredients and options have come a long way since my girls were brown bagging it.
4. What's one of your favorite dance scenes from a movie or television show?
How to choose??! One of my favorites is definitely Anna's dance with the King in The King and I starring Yul Brynner and Deborah Kerr. That dress!
I also really love the scene in The Sound of Music when Captain Von Trapp dances in the garden with Maria. So swoony!
5. John F. Kennedy made famous the line, "...Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country." So what can you do for your country?
Respect the flag. Support the men and women who make up the armed forces. Vote. Lend a helping hand to lift up my community or state in some way. Treat people with kindness. Get out and see this place I call home, appreciate the beauty that is everywhere.
6. Weekends are made for________________________.
Less scheduled everything.
7. On this last Wednesday of the month bid farewell to the month of May in seven words or less.
Time flies when you're having fun!
8. Insert your own random thought here.
Question #2 reminded me I have pics of hubs and Daughter1 in a hot air balloon over Disneyland Paris.
It was tethered, but still a little scary, or so they said. I wouldn't know since I was safely on the ground with Daughter2.
Why was the center of the basket open? Shouldn't there be a floor there?
Just in case she steered clear of center...
...and stuck close to Dad instead!