Friday Five:

1. What makes you homesick?
Hearing about family get-togethers. Corn on the cob. Mountain Dew. Seeing pictures of my new brother. Re-runs of cheesy American TV shows, like “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air”. Being sick. Pictures of Chicago. Any mention of Indiana. Quite a lot, really. I’ve just gotten good at repressing.

2. Where is “home” for you?
I guess I’d just say “Indiana.” There’s no particular house; my entire family is scattered to the winds.

3. What makes it home for you? People? Things?
It’s odd. It’s not really for either of those reasons. It’s mostly just because that’s the only place I really know. Although when I am in Indiana, I always refer to my place outside it as “home”. I guess “home” is basically wherever I’m not. It’s always a state of longing.

4. Where is the furthest you’ve been from home, miles-wise?
I think I’m gonna win this contest hands-down. 9,348 miles. Beat that, any of you. (Interestingly, according to that site I’m not three times as far from home as I was when I lived in London. Wow.)

5. What are your plans for this weekend?
Basically just work on my quilt, work out at the gym, and clean up this place. Oh, and Sunday we’re having a leaving-do for my friend Carrot, who’s off on a world tour soon.

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  1. home as a state of longing…wow. that phrase is as dead-on as it is poetic.

  2. Home for me is more a state of lounging. Less poetic but certainly dead-on.

  3. Home is where the majority of your underwear is.

    (This classification came from a good friend of mine when we were in the Navy and spent much more time on the ship than in our apartments).

    Not poetic, but rings pretty true. It applies to college students, travelers, and those who spend much time in sig. others’ residences, as well as to Navy folk.

  4. Very good point, Tricia. Although with the way I pack, whenever I travel anywhere, that’s where my home is. 🙂

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