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Friday 5: Frozen Water

May 14, 2021

It’s the lunch-time cram edition of the Friday 5 – this week’s theme is Frozen Water. Which is ice.



Vintage 90s Vanilla Ice, American Flag leather jacket and all.
Word to your mother!

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  1. In what area of your life are you skating on thin ice?
    I have now gone two weeks without opening my Association Law book. I need to get back into that and pick up the pace to keep myself on track for this December exam. I have also not practiced yoga for three weeks. When work is done, I have just been going outside and listening to the birds and that really annoying barking dog. Which is usually my own dog.
  2. What evidence do you have recently that practice does or does not make perfect?
    I am slowly, VERY slowly, becoming more comfortable in the kitchen cooking instead of baking. Last weekend I cooked a steak with sauteed asparagus and cherry tomatoes and it was really good.
  3. When did you most recently interact with a police officer?
    I was last pulled over for speeding in 2010 and was not ticketed, likely because I’m white.
  4. Which business establishments do you patronize because you like their customer service? Which do you avoid because of poor customer service?
    Chewy (pet supply delivery company) has amazing customer service and makes getting the weird high-quality, limited-ingredient dog food Ollie requires (and Murphy eats because he’s spoiled) a breeze.

    I have found that some small businesses on Etsy have terrible customer service, in that they swear items are immediately available to ship and then take their sweet time fulfilling anything. You can’t have a side hustle without hustle. I wish there was an Angie’s List of Etsy shops.
  5. How will you make good choices this weekend?
    Eh. I’m not really sure I’m going to, to be honest.

Tomorrow is WM’s birthday and we’ll be celebrating with some pizza and cake. Tonight is movie night (which usually includes alcohol) and since it will run into his birthday, he’ll be requesting the movie which I assume will be Raiders of the Lost Ark. Other plans include planting my outdoor seeds and restringing the elastic on one of our zero-gravity chairs.

And reading that law book.

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  • Kwizgiver May 14, 2021 at 8:51 pm

    Cheers to a weekend of not-so-good choices! 🙂

    • Kimberly May 16, 2021 at 8:33 pm

      Thank you!

  • Susie Arnold May 15, 2021 at 2:33 pm

    #3 is so wrong. Most times, ticket or no ticket is up to the police man. And to say it was because you were white, well, that’s just wrong. I’ve been pulled over for speeding multiple times, and ticketed over half of those times. Is that because I’m white? Or was the police having a good/bad day? Or did he have a quota to meet? Not everything is about race. And IMHO, what you said was racist.

  • scrivener May 21, 2021 at 6:27 am


    Um, I forgot what I was going to say.

    Oh yeah. Cooking. It’s one of my favorite things. So I encourage you to keep building that confidence. As you gain confidence, you may even like it. I get it, though: I’m not much of a baker. Why are the two pursuits so different, and why do some of us take to one and other the other? I wonder if it’s because you can’t really wing it in baking, the way you can wing it in cooking.

    I’m a winger.

    • scrivener May 21, 2021 at 6:27 am

      I meant to write, “…why do some of us take to one and NOT the other?”