Today's Friday Five
, while it's still technically Friday...
1. How are you planning to spend the summer [winter]?
The usual mix of activities, with my FT job, the contract I do Mondays, a big web site project for an industrial mat seller, editing the final version of Breeding Discontent, planning things for Grissecon. Also seeing my parents in a couple weeks. Oh, and Dragon*Con is in early September, so count that weekend for a good time :)
2. What was your first summer job?
Working at the town library. During the schoolyear I worked 9 hrs./week and during the summer I got around 20 hours, which was more than any other page -- got the hours since the librarians all loved me. I actually worked... unlike some of the other pages who were skaters and tended to hide in the basement reading skater mags. Besides enjoying the geeky work, I liked the summer job because it was air-conditioned :)
3. If you could go anywhere this summer [winter], where would you go?
Any ONE place? Um... like to go back to England I guess, hang out with Storm. I'd say NY but that city is Hell in summer, so's Chicago...
4. What was your worst vacation ever?
The one-day "vacation" where Caleb and I went to Savannah and EVERYTHING went wrong. Number one very WRONG thing: Out of the entire continental United States, in the month of May, Savannah had the coldest temperature (colder than North Dakota) and there were 30-mph winds and it was raining. And the youth hostel was HOSTILE and very, very, very far away from the riverwalk. Caleb was sick too... and mad at me... and finally after one night, he called up AirTran from the Kroger and paid for us to go back home early, on business class.
5. What was your best vacation ever?
Hmmm. I'd probably say all the wonderful, wonderful long wilderness canoe camping trips I went on with my family (sometimes just my parents), from around age 2 to 18, every summer. That was one of the greatest gifts my parnts ever gave me.
In terms of more traditional "vacations," my trips to Europe top everything I think. The two months I spent in Germany in high school were sort more living the life than vacation, while the trip I went on this past fall a totally kick ass vacation vacation.