here are my answers to this week's friday 5!
you can answer them for yourself or read others' answers here: http://f.riday5.com/?p=662

What’s something in your possession whose color has obviously faded?

i buy the same shoes every year or two (thanks to vans customs!).  here are some comparisons:

hot pink vans 2.0 meet 3.0
pair 2 &3

hot pink vans pair 4
pair 3 & 4

new year, new shoes (pink vans #5)

pair 5 & 4 *

my current pair is about halfway worn in.  it's not really hot pink anymore but it's still obviously pink, which is a good sign.  also, the suede is still black(ish).  usually i get my new pair when it's looking gray or brown.  by the time a new pair arrives the pink is almost gone and there may or may not be holes. i <3  vans!!!

*i would like to note that the old pair here is noticeably less "bus' up" than the previous years because i finally got a real job and could afford to get new sneakers before they were practically falling off my food.  also, it's kind of embarassing to work in a hospital with your scrubs and professional-looking lab coat and then you can see your feet through a hole in your shoes. >__<;;
i would also like to note that the soles of old skools are nice and grippy and i love walking in them!  but they do get thinner and a bit slippy as they get older and worn.  WHICH MAKES THEM PERFECT FOR SWING DANCING!! :D i fondly remember an epic spin this one time i went dancing...

Which of your talents, skills, or abilities has faded as you’ve grown older?

i haven't picked up a clarinet since high school and i don't think i can play at all now.  the fingering... i sort of remember.  reading music, i definitely remember (but don't ask me about bass clef).  but actually playing and the embouchure?  don't think i can. :(

and speaking of swing dancing, i can't really do that anymore either.

i don't think i can catch a water polo ball with one hand any more.

and i probably can't run a mile in 9 minutes.

but i haven't tried swinging or clarinet-ing or running (except after buses) or water polo-ing anytime recently. maybe it's like riding a bicycle or phlebotomy where you don't really forget...

Among people you know, who seems best able to fade into the background in a crowded room?

i nominate myself!  :X
i have awesome amazing friends with great social skills!
i am uncomfortable conversationalist #1. i'd rather be making the dinner than at the dinner party just so i don't have to talk to people.  i get nervous just thinking about going to my aunty's house for dinner! :(
but, uhhh, that doesn't mean i don't like PUBLIC SPEAKING.  i don't mind talking to strangers or large groups of people, thanks to speech and debate (one of my few personal accomplishments).  somehow it's always the one on one conversations that leave me tongue tied and wanting to blend in with the wall.

What song seems to have a ridiculously long fade-out at the end?

i'm not sure about a long fade out but a song with a long ending is GET READY 2 ROKK by freezepop.  i just looked it up on youtube and i'm getting a lot of hits for guitar hero?  i didn't know freezepop was on there!  :)  long story short, you MUST listen to the album version (it's on freezepop forever)!  you will know it because it starts off with one of the band members (was his name duke of pancakes? or something silly like that) the ending is so crazy, i believe there is a dinosaur growl in it?  and Liz says something like "ok the song's over now" and "that's what you get for rokking too long".  there's like a whole minute of extra ending guitarness!!!

my other favorite freezepop songs are: do you like my Wang™, harebrained scheme, bike theif, less talk more rokk, sprite, and brainpower.

// edit //

i've added a spotify playlist where you can listen to the crazy album version and the other mentioned songs!! :D

you're welcome.
i'm also including some songs that mention fading since that's the theme.  enjoy!


What recently prominent person seems to have faded quickly into oblivion?
there was a lot of hype about a video game called BRINK and then after its release i didn't hear anything about it.  same goes for the movie John Carter.

ok, the end.  working tonight time for me to fade away...

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