Friday 5: Condimentary, My Dear Watson

October 8, 2021

Well well well, just when you find yourself in the Swamp of Sadness, Friday comes along to cheer you up slightly. And here we are. Friday. Yup.

On the chore list this weekend is to clean up the craft room and shampoo that carpet. I have 2 windows upstairs that don’t stay open, and I’ve researched some reasons why on YouTube. We’ll see if we can’t troubleshoot that issue. I also have “buy apple cider donuts” on my list, as well as to indulge in the Kidney Writer/Bad Art Friend drama. I have read nothing about it this week because I love drama, and I wanted to wait until I could read multiple takes in one shot, donut and coffee in hand.

For those of you read yesterday, I got my period today and if it had arrived 36 hours earlier, I could have sidestepped all of that crap. Bitter. Tonight I hit the nadir of my feelings on that when I Doordashed Taco Bell. Things can only go up from here.

Here’s the Friday 5 and this week’s theme is Condimentary, My Dear Watson.

  1. What do you expect to do syrup-titiously in the coming weeks?
    Begin Christmas shopping, I suppose.
  2. What did you ketchup on this week, or ketchup with?
    Eggs. Ketchup on eggs is my jam, and I was a full-grown adult before I knew that I was in the minority on that. One of my favorite scents (but only for a few minutes – any longer and it immediately becomes disgusting) is ketchup warming up on fries. Ketchup is King.
  3. What was the occasion the last time you enjoyed dressing up?
    Four years ago I went to some family weddings and felt really pretty. I don’t have much of a dress-up lifestyle and I wish I could do it more often.
  4. What television series did you most recently watch with great relish?
    I’m really enjoying Ted Lasso. The season two finale just released and I can’t wait to watch. Sometimes shows are so goodhearted that it’s easy to become obsessed with them and call them life-changing. There are many takes just like that on Ted Lasso (and Schitt’s Creek before that and Parks and Recreation before that and The Office before that … ) and I think it’s because so much television is mean-spirited, snarky, violent, or dull. It’s not a life-changing show but it’s still very solid and I feel happy after watching it.

    I will not be watching Squid Game. Desperate cash-strapped people playing a game where only the winner gets to live? No thank you. I’m still scarred from Saving Private Ryan.
  5. When did someone most recently shoyu how to do something?
    Does the Youtube video on how to troubleshoot a window that drops like a guillotine count? I haven’t fixed anything yet, but I was shown how to check something. Yes, I’m going to make it count.

Apropos of nothing, I don’t think I’m ready for the reemergence of Adele as new skinny sexy Adele. She still looks gorgeous and she is insistent that her weight loss was due to anxiety but the media is going to go full-bore with the skinny sexy Adele headlines. Plus ça change…

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  • Joanne October 9, 2021 at 5:53 am

    Yeah, I am not understanding the appeal of Squid Games at all! (and I don’t use ketchup on anything! LOL but my husband and boys use ketchup on their eggs too).

    • Kimberly October 13, 2021 at 8:20 pm

      My husband puts salsa on eggs and I’m like – dude! Ketchup!