Friday, May 16, 2008

Friday five: where in the world is Choralgirl Sandiego?

The RevGals are all about location, location, location this week, in honor of the fact that many are meeting up in Minneapolis next week for the Festival of Homiletics--fun!

Today's challenge: name five places that fall into the following categories:

1) Favorite Destination -- someplace you've visited once or often and would gladly go again

The hammock at S&J's cabin in WI, to hear the lapping of the waves and watch the birds as I drink iced tea and read an absorbing book, or cuddle with Beloved. We were there on our honeymoon.

2) Unfavorite Destination -- someplace you wish you had never been (and why)

While on a National Lutheran Choir tour some years ago, we stayed at a truly dreadful, roach-infested motel in South Carolina...don't need to go there again (though I'm sure it's not representative of the whole state).

3) Fantasy Destination -- someplace to visit if cost and/or time did not matter

How many picks do I get?
  • hey, after yesterday--maybe San Francisco, to get LEGALLY married!
  • find my relatives in Norway & see the fjords
  • hike and eat my way through Tuscany...actually, through most of Europe. :-)
  • seeing the Cathedral at Chartres, as well as some of European choral festivals and opera houses would be nice
  • two cruises: one to Alaska (before the glaciers melt) and one to the Greek isles (including Lesbos, despite the fact that several of its residents are trying to belatedly reclaim the word "lesbian" as their own; pretty sure that horse has already left the barn)
4) Fictional Destination -- someplace from a book or movie or other art or media form you would love to visit, although it exists only in imagination
  • I would SO love to have access to a Holodeck, like they did in Star Trek TNG!!
  • Hogwarts wouldn't be bad, either; I'd like to have a cuppa with Minerva and shake Harry, Ron & Hermione's hands.
5) Funny Destination -- the funniest place name you've ever visited or want to visit

Well, I have a couple of vacation photos of me, Beloved, M and B at street signs for "Dyke Avenue" and "Dyke Street" (in different towns). (see also: Lesbos)

Chortle.

7 comments:

Counselor in Process said...

I can take you to Gay St.in NYC. Good play!

Choralgirl said...

Love it! :-)

LutheranChik said...

I live just north of a dike. On the roadside next to my property is a sign warning LOITERING ON DIKE PROHIBITED. My partner is always daring me to add a diagonal of duct tape on the "I" and then pose in front of the sign.;-)

Choralgirl said...

LC, did you know that somewhere in Luther's writings, he says we should all be "dikes against sin?"

Makes me giggle. Also feels weirdly like an affirmation. :-)

Songbird said...

LC, you ought to get that picture!
Choralgirl, there was a very funny segment on "Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me" about the Lesbos thing a couple of weeks ago.

Choralgirl said...

(laughing) Yeah, Songbird, I'm a fan of "Wait, Wait," too. Maybe THAT's why it's stuck in my head today! :-)

Jan said...

I'd forgotten how much my kids loved the computer game about Carmen Sandiego! Get married in California!