Friday Five

Friday Five: Decisions, Decisions


As posted by yours truly at RevGalBlogPals:

 Since I've been in the midst of a discernment process, I've done a lot of reflecting on how we make decisions. But don't worry, I'm not going to ask you to reveal a dark story about a poor decision, or a self-flagellating story about an embarrassing one. Let's keep it simple and go with five word pairs. Tell us which word in the pair appeals to you most, and after you've done all five, give us the reason why for one of them.

Here they are:

1) Cake or Pie — Cake!

2) Train or Airplane — Train!! Airplane!! Train!!

3) Mac or PC — PC (because I can never figure out how those intuitive Macs work, darn it!)

4) Univocal or Equivocal — Equivocal

5) Peter or Paul — Peter

Since I'm conflicted about number two, let me say this. I love the idea of trains. They are civilized. People ride on them in England. They seem cosmopolitan. But in the Northeast, they take a long time to get anywhere. They make me feel I'd just as soon drive my car. Airplanes, on the other hand, get me where I want to be in a hurry. Right up until they are oversold, or delayed. So I can see the appeal of either one.

How about you?

10 thoughts on “Friday Five: Decisions, Decisions”

  1. Wow, that was a short play and I’m totally with you on trains! Besides cosmopolitan, someone suggested having the time to ride a train to get there more than suggests you have leisure and time at your disposal, too.

  2. I love trains. It helps if you knit! (although we are allowed to do that on planes again now)

  3. One of my best vacations ever was to the British Isles and more than half train travel. I brought a small support spindle and made lace-weight yarn which I wound round a tennis ball thinking to block it as I was making it and then would knit my first shawl. Nice plans, but never completed. But I enjoyed the process.

  4. Too funny – I expanded on my trains/planes answer and said very much the same thing. Great in theory, but the northeast corridor is no place to travel on the ground and get anywhere!

  5. I first saw Scotland up close and personal on the train. That was an exquisite trip, and portions of it are imprinted in my memory. One reason I like trains is that they are roomier than planes, for legs, arms and laps (I’m thinking knitting). There’s a romance to trains, too, that just can’t be matched by planes, though I enjoy them, too.

  6. Another thing I liked about trains in the UK is that there is lots of pretty scenery. The trains I’ve been on here seem to get up close and personal with less than stellar parts of town.

  7. We did Europe by Eurail when I was 12. I keep trying to recapture the glory of those trains, but AmTrak just doesn’t quite make it. We keep trying, though. Thanks for this FF.

  8. What a great train/plane answer. I totally agree, and if you read my own FF you shall see that very thing. 🙂

  9. Mac – because I have switched to one in the last few months and it has transformed my computing experience, things work seamlessly. I know what you mean about the intuitive way they work, they are very different from PCs

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