Friday, January 28, 2011

The Friday Five

This week's Friday Five is all about the letter X.

Four things I like that start with X and one thing I don't.

1. Xanthophyll. This is one of the words from the spelling bee in Little Town on the Prairie. It's what makes carrots orange.

2. X-rays. These are only cool if you DON'T need one.

3. X-stitch. (Okay, I know this is a cheat, but work with me. X is HARD!) I used to x-stitch all the time. Since I started writing, I don't have nearly the same time to devote to x-stitch.

4. XX chromosome. I like being a girl. I like my girl friends.

One thing I don't like that starts with X.

5. Xenophobia.

How about you? Anything you like that starts with X...anything you don't??


  1. I can't believe you missed xylophone. They're pretty cool if played well.

    Then there's the ever-popular xenolith (a fragment of rock included in another rock;kind of like conjoined pebbles)

    And my brother Eric is rather xeric (characterized by, relating to, or requiring only a small amount of moisture – it's why he loves Arizona; he hates all this frozen moisture of Minnesota)

    Of course, this condition makes him xerophilous (just let it roll off your tongue... xerophilous)

    One thing I wouldn't care for at all (I've never seen this movie, but I've seen a few clips and many, many spoofs) Xanadu. Way too much '80s big hair.

  2. Oh my. I'll just say Kevin's bringing the skills today.

    Like: X's and O's. Giving you an O right now.

    Dislike: X-rays b/c they check my DD's back next week. I don't want to hear bad news.

    You rock woman! Have a great weekend!
    ~ Wendy

  3. Linda7:57 AM

    Go, Kevin, go!

    Like x-stitch, XOXOXOXOs and X marks the spot.

    Not - x-rays, not my friend right now.

  4. The Xerox machine is my friend. I haven't done x-stitch in a very long time.

  5. HAHA, I was wondering what you'd use for X. I like X marks the spot if there's something cool to find. I do not like that I've grown out of large and into X-large. Oh, but I do like X-large drinks and meals. Hmm...I see the problem.

  6. Wow, X is definitely a hard letter to deal with, lol. I like the sound of a xylophone...

    Shelley @ Ink Scrawls

  7. You're to X already? Wow.

    I like the name Xander because it's my uncle's middle name. And I used to like the show X-Files when I was a kid, but I was kind of strange :)

    Have a great weekend!

  8. Oh, Erica, why did you pick such a hard letter today? I guess I'll pick X-rays because it's cool to see inside your body.

    Have a great weekend!

  9. I'm impressed. I totally didn't know how you were going to do X. But you did it!

  10. X! We made it to x! I only have one thing to say to you. I think you're excellent! Does tha count? ;)

  11. Um yeah, meant THAT. I'm typing from my iPad, BTW. No easy task.

  12. Oh, goodness! Trying to think of X words of any kind makes my brain hurt. Your collection is very clever. Any I can think of have already been mentioned... I like xylophones but am not a fan of x-rays.