Did only one geocache this evening and that was A Cozy Place to Read, across from the Montclair Public Library in Montclair. Despite the 3-star difficulty rating, it was really just a park and grab. However, the cache spot is in full view of an apartment building so I'm not sure how long the cache will last.
Since parking was free by that time in the evening, I took a walk to Bloomfield Avenue to see Montclair's restaurant row. Having never eaten there before, I didn't have a good way to choose a restaurant so I just picked one at random. (Well, okay, I did look at menus to eliminate choices that were too pricey.) I had jerk chicken with rice and beans at The Jerk Pit. It was actually my second choice. I settled for jerk chicken because they ran out of curried chicken, which I figured would've been more spicy.
1. Favorite pastry?
Free chocolate cake
2. How do you like to waste time?
Answering Friday Five. :)
3. How would you describe your complexion?
Horrible. Face made for blogging.
4. What do you hang on to that you should really get rid of?
This computer, for one. There are now entry-level desktop computers that are twice as fast.
5. What is the last thing that made you hurt?
Tripping and falling into a poison ivy patch. The poison ivy broke my fall or my wrists might've hurt for a bit longer.
1. What item would you be embarrassed for people to know you own?
A Hanson CD. I stopped buying music after that.
2. What is something you splurged on just for you?
3. What is something that you own with no real world value that is priceless to you?
Where do I begin? Saving worthless but special objects is a perennial problem with me. Here's one example: A little Yankees plastic bowl shaped like a baseball cap that I got at the concession stand the last time I went to a Yankee game 14 years ago... I saved that!
4. Do you collect anything?
Sure. I save any unusual, old, or foreign coins that I come across. Also have too many books and plush toys. And digital images of almost everywhere I've been and food I've eaten.
5. What item belonging to a friend/family member do you covet?
Uhh... got anything good?
1. Would you rather be everything to everyone, or something to someone? (Javan)
I already know I can't be everything to everyone. Let's shoot for the achievable.
2. Does a fall into a ditch make you wiser? (Chinese proverb)
Confucius say man who falls into ditch feeling a bit drained.
3. Which is better to give your son: a skill or one thousand pieces of gold? (Chinese proverb)
Think about this carefully. 1000 gold pieces, if those are 1-oz pieces, are worth over $650K. Sell that and even if you just put the cash in a HSBCDirect account, it'll generate $32K of income a year. Already, that's a bit of a hurdle for a skill to beat. So it depends on what kind of skill it is. I'd say give your son a professional skill that's highly paid and cannot be outsourced, like emergency brain surgery.
4. Do you agree that winning isn't everything... but it's the ONLY thing? (Vince Lombardi)
If Vince Lombardi is your coach, maybe.
5. In order to be a realist, do you have to believe in miracles? (Henry Christopher Bailey)
It's a miracle I keep answering Friday Five! :)