Tag - friday 5

Friday 5: Dear Old Golden Rule Days

Happy Friday! This was my last day of work before a week off, so I’m suitably chill.

We are the only house on our street whose tree dropped all its leaves. Because of course.

I’m a bit tired tonight so I’m going to hop right to this week’s Friday 5. The theme is Dear Old Golden Rule Days which is from the old song called School Days that we used to play on the Victrola when I was a child.

  1. when did you last raise your hand to be called upon, to get someone’s attention, or in response to a “how many of you…” question? or heck, for any reason at all?
  2. Probably at the Pennsylvania Conference for Women last week, as part of a “how many of you” question. I don’t raise my hand in meetings anymore. We’re all adults — we know how to speak up when others have paused.

  3. when did you last have to do anything akin to homework?
  4. (curious about the lack of capital letters in the questions) We’ve been working on a project at work since last August. It launches in December and I’m starting to fly into panic mode. The reporting portion of it is web-based so sometimes at night I’ll log in and stare at it and lose all confidence in myself.

    It’s SAP Business Intelligence “Webi” dashboard, by the way. If you have some great tutorial that helped you with it, care to share? I need a few “eureka” moments to get my mojo back.

  5. when did you and your friends last go outside to play?
  6. Today we had a scavenger hunt at work. We divided into 4 teams and had to take photos of or bring back a bevy of items from places around the city. I’m cheating on this question because I had a conference call during that time. I’d have been more upset about if I wasn’t going to be out next week.

  7. how’s your penmanship nowadays?
  8. Awful, but it always has been, even in the school days. Penmanship was always my lowest mark, and it was a relief when I got to middle school and it no longer mattered. I’m tickled pink that the only person who has to read my notes now is me.

  9. among stuff you periodically eat, what reminds you most of your lunches in the school cafeteria?
  10. Every now and again I’ll heat up some Ellio’s Pizza. It reminds me of grade school cafeteria pizza, which used to be rectangular slices individually packed in foil boxes. We were also given “hot satellite” sandwiches which was some sort of ham and melted (American? Government?) cheese on a bun. They were so good but I’ve never been able to make my own. In high school I basically had a hot dog and french fries every day for 2 1/2 years – that’s easy to replicate.

Friday 5: Nonstrosity

Happy Saturday! I was feeling under the weather for most of the week so I didn’t get to blogging when I wanted. But no more guilt about that. My blog, no advertisers, no rules!

This morning I came downstairs and the dogs were already outside. WM let them in and they joyfully ran over to me, tails wagging. Murphy proudly dropped a gray hairy blob at my feet — it was a long-dead mouse. HOORAY!

After I climbed down from the ceiling, we went to Wawa (where most busy Saturdays start), a yard sale, the post office, the Collingswood Book Festival, the Haddon Heights Fall Fest, Paper Source in Marlton Evesham and back home by noon. Yeah. I wore my Reading Trumps Ignorance shirt, which got no comments at the Book Festival, and a small comment from a vendor in Haddon Heights.

She: What’s your shirt say?
Me: Reading Trumps Ignorance.
She: I’m a Trump fan.
Me: Okay!

By then I already had purchased something from her, so hey, whatever. I’m sure this lovely older woman is happy she’s making America great again by selling decorative lawn flags that were made in China.

I also fell hard for this apple basket decorated to look like a pumpkin. I hate fall but the decor sure is pretty.

When we got home I spent the afternoon sitting outside in the 85-degree weather, and then I cleaned all of the dog poop out of the yard. My glamorous life!

Tonight we saw the lovely Kristen (and my the rest of the fam) for her birthday dinner and I filled my belly with pasta.

But rght now, it’s time for the Friday 5. This week’s theme is Nonstrosity. Let’s get to it!

1. What’s a good movie for October that has nothing to do with monsters or Halloween?

As I’ve said many times, I’m not a movie person (though the reserved recliners at my newly-refurbished local movie joint is slowly making me rethink that). But I’m a HUGE fan of the movie “You’ve Got Mail” and one of the memorable lines is “Don’t you just love New York in the fall?”

2. What’s a good couple of songs for October that have nothing to do with monsters or Halloween?

Eh. How about O New England by the Decemberists?

3. What are some reasons to love October?

The beginning of hockey season. (Devils win 4-1!) Oh, how about climate change? Look at this beauty!

I know this is fundamentally wrong but … I’m not going to complain overly much.

4. Radio stations sometimes call this month Rocktober, doing special playlists or giveaways in celebration of rock music. What would be a better rhyming name for this month, and how might it be celebrated?

Cocktober. Glocktober. I could have sworn that at one point there was a “Proctober” where people urged men to get prostate exams, but I can’t find anything about it. It probably was pinkwashed out and replaced by the eyerolling Movember movement. But I think it’s a good idea.

5. What would be a good holiday to establish in October for those U.S. states not commemorating Columbus Day?

Indigenous People’s Day and Leif Erikson Day are already becoming things, and I am fine with that.

Friday 5: Payday

Hooray hooray for Friday!

This jerk stole a banana out of my lunch bag and threw it around the living room like a dead animal.

This week’s Friday 5 theme is Payday, and it is payday for both Russells today so huzzah for bill paying!

1. From whom did you receive your first real paycheck?

After a lot of cash-only jobs like paper routes and babysitting, my first actual paycheck came from JCPenney when I was 19.

2. Among board games involving the exchange of money, which have you enjoyed most?

I always enjoyed the Game of Life. It wasn’t cutthroat like Monopoly (Skip Boardwalk/Park place and build up the yellows, purples and greens!) and you’d laugh at the person who ended up with more kid pegs than spaces in their car.

3. PayDay is the name of a candy bar consisting of salted peanuts rolled in caramel surrounding a firm, nougat-like center. How does it sound to you if you haven’t tried it, and how do you like it if you have? Is there a similar candy bar you like better?

PayDay bars are amazing, but the last time I really saw one for sale was in the vending machine at the Courier-Post. But hey, they’re for sale on Amazon!

4. When did you last do something nice for yourself just because it was pay day?
A few hours ago I ordered a Kindle Paperwhite. When I purchased my new PC earlier this month, I didn’t have the chance to deauthorize the old one in Adobe Digital Collections and then I ended up creating a new Adobe ID for this PC which I had to transfer to my years-old Nook Simpletouch. I downloaded the new version of ADC, but then found out that because my Nook is old I had to go back to ADE 3.0. Even with my new ID and both devices being authorized I can’t get any of my ebooks from Overdrive to open – even the ones I downloaded post-new-Adobe-ID. I’ve been unable to read 3 of my holds that came through and I’m done. I’m done!

WM, after hearing that tale of woe: “Will you buy a Paperwhite already? We are not hobos!”

I chose Nook years ago because it was the underdog, but since I have an Amazon Prime account, a Tap, an Echo, a Dot, and an Amazon Music subscription, I’m already in too deep. The Kindle arrives Sunday. Prime shipping, naturally.

5. What person with the surname Day are you most familiar with?

The first one to come to mind is Morris Day.

I don’t think one can have enough of Jungle Love, so here it is again. I may have blogged this before, but for years I heard the lyric, “I drive a little dangerous” as “I drive like Danger Mouse.”

Copyright © 2017. All content belongs to me, Kimberly Russell, unless stated otherwise. This WordPress theme was created by Meks. Powered by WordPress.