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Friday 5: In with the old

January 6, 2023

Hello and huzzah from my sofa, where I am languishing with my third cold in three months. Lately I feel like if someone sneezes three houses down, I get sick. There’s some chatter in scientific circles about Covid possibly knocking down immune systems by destroying T-cells. It’s no fun, but it could be worse.

Anyway, welcome to the Friday 5! This week’s theme is In with the old. Let’s get to it.

kim cheesily pointing at a Walt Disney World 50th anniversary product
I let nobody forget that I turned 50 during Walt Disney World’s 50th celebration
  1. How did you celebrate your most recent birthday?
    I WENT TO WALT DISNEY WORLD! I never traveled on my birthday, because when you’re around teachers a lot, vacationing during the first week of school is verboten. But WM arranged the time with his vice principal in advance, and I spent my big-ass golden 50th birthday in Epcot and the Magic Kingdom.
  2. What was the subject of a list you recently composed?
    Groceries, quite unexciting. This was the list: bread flour, popcorn, birdseed, yogurt, chicken, and bananas. I’m getting into the habit of baking bread again. I’ve given up on sourdough because I had a terrible time keeping my starter alive. Instead, I use this no-knead bread recipe and it has never failed me.
  3. What did you most recently use vinegar in?
    Sometimes I’ll take a ramen soup packet and doctor it up with whatever leftovers we have in the refrigerator, and add sesame oil and rice vinegar to give it some more flavor.
  4. What can sometimes get you out of a bad mood?
    Food, which is a terrible but true reality. A full belly has always made me feel better.
  5. How do you feel about shrimp?
    Love it. Boiled, fried, sauteed, chilled – it doesn’t matter.

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