In order for you, my readers, to understand this week’s challenge, I need share a bit of information from the Friday5.org blog:
“This week’s 5 is inspired by the party game called Taboo, in which players must make their teammates utter key words by giving them clues. The twist is that each key word is assigned five Taboo words, and players are forbidden from using the Taboo words in their clues. For example, one key word might be milk, and its Taboo words might be dairy, cow, drink, white, and carton. Your clue might be something like, “It’s a beverage from Bessie,” or “You add it to coffee,” or “The land of BLANK and honey,” or “It comes out of breasts.”
Your task is simply to answer these five questions without using any of the Taboo words or phrases. Challenge yourself not just to avoid using the words, but to think of fresh, new answers to these sort of cliched meme questions!”
Now that you know the rules of the challenge, on to my answers!
1. Who’s making a positive difference in your life?
Taboo words: friends, family, husband/wife/spouse, boyfriend/girlfriend.
I think right now I’m making the most positive difference in my life. I’ve pulled up my big girl panties and dedicated myself to truly working on being a writer. As a result, those around me have become more supportive, offering feedback and encouragement at levels that just continue to propel me forward. If I had ever had an inkling it could be this wonderful to be a writer, I’d have made the commitment long ago!
2. Where would you like to be right now?
Taboo words: home, bed, anywhere but here.
I’m torn on my answer to this question. Part of me would love to be somewhere that is described with words like ‘windswept’ and that has rocky sea cliffs, heather and endless views. Another part of me yearns to be in Indiana, where my best friend lives, so that we could spend some serious quality time together- its been years since we’ve seen each other and the internet, while great for keeping up with each other, just isn’t the same.
3. What’s the first thing you’d do with a $5,000 (or your local equivalent) gift?
Taboo words: save, debt, vacation, payments, invest.
No questions here- I would buy a new computer (mine has SO many issues!) and a new camera. I’ve wanted both for quite some time, but never seem to find the money in the budget to allow me a guilt-free purchase.
4. What super-power would you really like to have?
Taboo words: invisibility, x-ray vision, flying, strength, transform.
My first instinct was to say empathy, but the more I thought about it, I realized how painful it could turn out to be. So instead, I’ve decided on super-speed. That way, when I find I’ve procrastinated to the point of danger, I can catch up without worry! On the down side, I’d eventually become accustomed to the super speed, thus procrastinating even more.
5. What’s your favorite sound?
Taboo words: laughter, music, ocean, wind, ____’s voice.
Well, this is a pickle. I can’t use any of my favorites, which are all included in the Taboo words, so I’m at a loss. Wait! I know! The sound of fingers typing quickly on a keyboard- the sound of writing, of progress. Yep, love it!