Friday March 19, 2004

If 'twere up to me...

The Friday 5 for this week asks five apparently unrelated questions. There is one thread that connects each question, however; each asks the respondent what s/he would do in a specific, imaginary, situation. The five questions each ask "If you did something like this, what would you do that made your version special?".

The five questions are:

  1. If you owned a small store, what kind of merchandise would you sell?
  2. If you wrote a book, what genre would it be?
  3. If you recorded an album, what kind of music would be on it?
  4. If you owned a restaurant, what kind of food would you serve?
  5. If you ran a school, what would you teach?
If you go to the Friday 5 page, you'll note that I have re-ordered the questions above, to make them easier to group together. I've answered the first three below. My responses to the other two questions are long enough to warrant their own entries.

If I owned a small store

If I ran a store it would certainly sell books - mystery, science fiction, fantasy and children's books! I would also sell small sculptures and stuffed animals and games (something many bookstores do).

We used to patronize a bookstore in Palo Alto called "Future Fantasy" — they were my dream bookstores, just what I would want to run if I had a small store. They sold t-shirts, small sculptures and knick knacks (mostly dragons, wizards, griffins, and the like) as well as books, books, books. Sadly, they closed the business.

If I wrote a book

Any book I wrote would probably be fantasy or perhaps a light-hearted "cozy" mystery. Those are the two genres I prefer to read. I'm probably unlikely to write a novel, but perhaps someday I'll write a children's book. Children's books have additional genres to choose from: poetry, bedtime stories, animals, and "just plain cute".

If I recorded an album

If I recorded an album, I certainly wouldn't be singing (or playing an instrument)! I could imagine producing an album, however. I'd get Winton Marsalis, the Canadian Brass, and the Nuclear Whales Saxophone Orchestra and have them record all of my favorite classical pieces!

If 'twere up to me... ( in category Memes & Prompts ) - posted at Fri, 19 Mar, 14:47 Pacific | «e»