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Countess of Dumbarton and Baroness Kilkeel. And our American girl, Meghan.

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Friday 5: How About a Knuckle Sandwich?

Happy Friday! It was a busy week, and blogging got away from me.

Sunday was Mother’s Day and I took Mom to the Phillies game. After an hour rain delay, the game started and was a lot of fun. And the Phillies won! They’re only a half-game out of first in the division.

Monday I had an eye appointment. I got new glasses. They’re purple. I’m on the fence. I was going for quirky and creative but I’m afraid I landed on old and eccentric.

This week: Mother’s Day Phillies game, Ollie walking, WM’s birthday, my new glasses.


Tuesday was WM’s birthday! We had pizza and cake at Mom’s, and I squeezed in some time with Nephew A and Nephew B.

Wednesday and Thursday I decompressed from being out the prior 3 nights. Which brings me to today. And tomorrow, which is Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding day and I am completely in for it. I’m setting my alarm for 5:45 to be on the sofa by 6. For Will and Kate’s wedding, I made a fascinator to wear to our Royal Wedding pot luck at work.

Max watched William and Kate’s wedding with me.


I still miss that dog.

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It’s time for the Friday 5. This week’s theme is How About a Knuckle Sandwich? Let’s get to it!

1. When did you last punch someone? Alternate question: When did someone last punch you?

I have never seriously punched someone with the intention of injuring them. But I’m still only half-way through life and this country is full of literal idiots so you never know!

2. How many of those frequent (whatever) stampcards/punchcards do you have, and which are you most likely to fill and redeem?

We only carry one physical punch card which is for the local frozen yogurt place. I wonder if they’ve moved to an app yet. We used to have one for watch batteries because WM was once really into watches, but since he bought an Apple Watch, no more battery changes.

Digitally, I get rewards on my Starbucks app and my Dunkin’ Donuts app.

3. When have you had a really good fruit punch?

I’m not sure the difference between fruit punch and fruit juice, but at ‘Ohana restaurant in Disney’s Polynesian Resort they have an AMAZING juice with their breakfast that is passionfruit, orange, and guava juices mixed together. It is heavenly.

4. What are your thoughts on boxing?

I think it’s barbaric and like horse racing, I’m shocked we haven’t evolved past it yet. And I watch pro wrestling, but to me that’s different because you’re just trying to pin someone for a 3-count, not beat them bloody and/or unconscious.

5. When do you usually punch in and punch out?
We don’t have a time clock. We are on the honor system which is a refreshingly adult way to handle things. If I come in 10 minutes late, I stay 10 minutes late. It’s nice.

I start at 8:30 and I prefer to walk into the office no later than 8:15. This gives me time to chat, get my computer booted up, and get some coffee before I dive in. My day ends at 4:30, but I usually don’t start logging out until 4:30 and that means I leave at 4:35.

Soon it’ll be summer Friday time again, and my days will start at 8 so I can bank time for every other Friday off. I can’t wait to hit the beach this summer.

If it ever stops raining.

Friday 5 on Saturday: Five of Whatever

Happy, um, Saturday. I don’t know where yesterday went, other than after work WM and I went to Iron Hill Brewery for a lovely dinner. I had one beer (one!) and came home and snored on the sofa while we ran reruns of New Japan Pro Wrestling.

Can we TRY to hold onto summer for a week longer? Thanks.

We had an equally delightful outing today, along with some weeding and grocery shopping and here I am. On the sofa again, snorfling with my dogs.

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Time for the Friday 5. Today’s theme is Five of Whatever. Let’s get to it!

1. How tidy are your kitchen cabinets?
Pretty darn tidy. The really nice thing about our kitchen is that there is enough cabinet space for just about everything. The oversink cabinet could probably use a shelf inside so things aren’t crammed together. And I don’t line my shelves with shelf liner/contact paper. I’m not sure if it has an actual use or is a remnant in my mind of my childhood when everyone lined their shelves.

2. What’s an art project you did in school that you remember fondly?
I am NOT an artist. But we did one project in school (4th or 5th grade) where we cut out rectangles of construction paper and folded the edges in to make tabs. Then we created a cityscape by pasting the rectangles side by side onto another larger piece of paper and adding details. I added windows, trash cans, posters, etc and my version was so good I got to demo it on Project Night. It was kind of a big deal. I tried Googling the project just now and found that kids now are doing MUCH BETTER things with construction paper.

3. What’s the best thing you ate on your most recent trip?
We bought sticky buns from the Amish Market, but if I think back to Seattle, we had a fantastic barbecue on July 4th. I don’t have a Fall Business Trip this year (sigh) but I do have something different coming up in October. More on that … in October.

4. What’s the dumbest non-political thing you’ve seen lately?

CAN YOU BELIEVE TRU– (rereads question) — hm. This is tough. It’s all political. Let’s go with the public rehashing of grief over Diana Spencer’s death 20 years ago. Other than her two contracted births, she was such an inconsequential person. The Kourtney Kardashian of the Royal Family. Yes, she did charity work, but what else could she do, really, to kill time in between galas and partying? Yes, she was a great mom, but with nannies and the boys off to boarding school at the ripe old age of 8, she really didn’t have to try hard at that. She was the People’s Princess as much as certain leaders of certain countries are TOTALLY for the Working Man, but that’s political and I’m going to stop.

5. What’s something in your home that’s lasted longer than you expected?
I’m afraid to name anything lest it dies, but our washer/dryer are pretty darn old, and they’re still kicking.

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