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Thursday Night 5QF Sneak Peek!!

Over 60 you have any idea what that means to us MinneSOOOOtan's?! It means, if there weren't still ice on the lakes, that we'd be swimming, sweating, sipping a cool drink...SPRING HAS SPRUNG!!

(Only, I don't want to say that too loud, 'cuz Mother Nature and her evil twin, Karma, might hear me and drop a load of snow on us. Yes, it's still possible...I know, you want to move here, dontcha?)

Any plans this weekend? The Mr. and I might get to go to a Twins game to see my boyfriend Joe Mauer to watch our first game in the new stadium! The Pal won tickets to Sunday's game...only he already had tickets to see it with his dad, so we might buy them from him! (The Mr. has no idea of my plans...yet.)

Okay...down to business!

Welcome to Five Question Friday...aka "5QF"! If you're new here, the following couple paragraphs are for YOU (and, btw, glad to have you!!).

Reminder: THIS post, the one you are reading right this very moment, is just the "preview" for the questions. Your chance to get the questions ahead of linky time, so that you have your post all ready to go for tomorrow, when I will post the linky post!

Rules for 5QF: Copy and paste the following questions to your blog post, answer them, then watch for the linky post to appear Friday morning and LINK UP! I would love it if you'd link back to me...but not at all a requirement!

Questions for Friday, April 8th: (Another great Twitter response! Special thanks to @My4RedHeads, @HeartHunnyBe, @RoryBore, @trooppetrie, and @spokeit for their question suggestions! If YOU would like to be linked in a future 5QF, c'mon over to my community or shout out your question suggestions via twitter! Remember to @5crookedhalos and use hashtag #5QF!)

1. If you could change one thing about yourself what would it be?

2. Write about a time when you got lost.

3. Camping or 5 star hotel?

4. Have you donated blood?

5. Do you have a budget or do you 'fly by' most months?


Alright...see you right back here tomorrow morning!!


  1. Just ran across your blog and am looking forward to participating in my firs 5 question Friday!

  2. I grew up in Northern MN and just had to laugh at the first part of your post (thanks for bringing back my "accent" for the night) LOL! I remember the first day of 60 degree weather we were running around in shorts and loving the (short-lived) heat wave! At least until the mosquitos hatched that is! Enjoy your warmth while it lasts! I'll try not to laugh to hard here in sunny Arizona...60 is cold here dontcha know?!?!? Take care and GO TWINS!

  3. Thanks for using one of my questions! I just love playing this game. Such a great way to get to know other bloggers.


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