5 Question Friday and PETA Response

I am so glad Friday is here even though this week did go by pretty quickly for me.  I have no real big plans for the weekend.  We will be out all day on Saturday and still nothing yet planned for Sunday.  Maybe I'll be able to knock off some of the organizing I want to get done - but then again, maybe I'll find something better to do.  :-)

If you are looking for some Friday virtual fun, head on over to My Little Life and link up for some 5 Question Friday fun.

1. What is your favorite sign of spring?
Well living in Florida we get spring much sooner than most of the rest of the country.  As much as I dislike birds and they dislike me, I do love to watch the mating rituals and listen to the chirping as they pair off.  We have a cardinal pair living in our yard right now and they are hilarious to watch.

2. What was your best birthday ever?
Oh this is easy - it was my birthday in 2009.  It was my first birthday as a mommy (finally!) and my husband and I went to Epcot for the day with Reagan - her first Disney trip at 5 months old.  It was so cool to wear my birthday button and have so many random people say happy birthday throughout the day.  One lady who worked in The Land building sang me this beautiful birthday song in Spanish.  I could have listened to her sing all day. 

3. What is your favorite dessert?
It is a toss up between any sweet banana treat and any sweet chocolate treat.  Mix the two together though and we have a winner!

4. What is the best excuse you've ever used to get out of a ticket?
I've never offered an excuse for being pulled over.  I've always instead tried to be super polite and contrite to hopefully get off with a warning.  One big escape that comes to mind was once during college I was pulled over in an area that was notorious for speeding tickets.  When the officer came up to my car he said, "Well I had started to let you go by but then you hit that 10 mph over mark just before I turned the radar off.".  My pure reaction was an incredulous "Are you SERIOUS?!?!?" along with a sarcastic "Way to go me!"  That made him laugh so hard that he ended up giving me just a warning - and then he teased that I had better not tell anyone that I got a warning in that town since rumor had it they didn't even own warning books.  LOL

5. Do you wake up before your alarm, with your alarm, or after hitting snooze several times?
Oy.  I am really, really, really trying to get better at the waking up in the morning with the alarm thing and have made some progress but left to my own devices I will wake up after hitting the snooze button around 14 times.  Even if it is across the room - I'll just get up, walk over, hit snooze, walk back to bed and go back to sleep.  I was thinking my baby would become my alarm clock but she loves to sleep in as much as I do.  :-)

And now, only because I promised, here is PETA's response to my email concerning their misguided tie-in to National Infertility Awareness Week.  The good news is that the effort to get PETA to remove the tie-in that was led by Hannah Wept, Sarah Laughed was successful and rather quickly too.  So, my response from them is way late being posted but I did want to post it none-the-less.

From: Zoe Rappoport [mailto:ZoeR@petaf.org]
Sent: Saturday, April 09, 2011 7:31 PM
To: Dawn
Subject: EXTERNAL: RE: "Win a Vasectomy"

Dear Dawn,

Thank you for contacting PETA about your objections to our contest offering a free vasectomy; please allow me to respond for Ingrid. We are sorry to have offended you, and we have removed all mentions of National Infertility Awareness Week from our website. We understand that this was not a wise choice of words.

Our goal was to focus attention on the tragic suffering and death of homeless dogs and cats. Since the best way to prevent animal companions from having unwanted litters is to spay and neuter them, a kind PETA member offered to cover the cost of a vasectomy for one compassionate man who wants to get himself “snipped” just like his furry friend.

To learn more about our efforts to address the animal overpopulation crisis, please visit . Thank you again for contacting us and for the opportunity to share our thoughts.

Zoe Rappoport
PETA Foundation

So there you have it.  I am grateful that PETA didn't put up too much of a fight in removing the references.  I hope everyone has a great weekend.


Pennie said…
My response to the ticket question was kind of similar - make 'em laugh...it works! YOu'll get a warning! ;)

Good for you for complaining to PETA! This is the first time visiting your blog due to 5QF (your tag line intrigued me...) Hope you're not lonely for long! :)
Mandy said…
I too was intrigued by your tag line! Sweet banana anything sounds delicious, but then I could go on for hours about my love of deserts!
RoryBore said…
I guess we all love a good tag line! Plus, I didn't want you to be lonely, that's just too sad. Totally with you on the banana and chocolate -- check out my banana's flambe that I posted on my 5 Questions.

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