The Friday Fives

1. What splurge is totally worth it in your opinion?

Don’t buy cheap coffee, buy the good stuff – the morning coffee ritual deserves the respect – you’ll be happier.

2. What old-timey word do you wish we still used?

I have always liked the word “Gobsmacked.”

3. Without mentioning age or date of birth, how old are you?

I used to watch Gunsmoke reruns on tv during the day and new episodes of Gunsmoke when it aired on CBS.

4. Which celebrity could you identify just from their voice?

We play this game, starting in college, where you have to guess the celebrity voiceover for commercials. The most recent was Brian Cox for McDonalds.

5. What’s a TV series you are binging lately? what is it about?

I am just wrapping up “Psyche” and have started a rewatch of “Lost.” I think everyone knows what those two shows are about.

The Friday Fives

A potpourri:

1. You are now a professor at Supervillain University. What course do you teach?

The easy answer is the demonic laugh but I think I would teach landscape architecture for the construction of the villain lair.

2. What’s the worst attempt at a foreign accent you’ve ever seen in a movie?

Kevin Costner in Robinhood and perhaps Peter Sellars in The Pink Panther.

3. If you could name a pub on the moon, how would you name it?

The Sattelite Lounge and Lunar Brew House.

4.If you had to go for a week with no internet, how would you spend your time?

I’ve got a solid bit of books, magazines, movies and graphic novels on my Kindle or my laptop. I could make it for a week without the web

5. If you could bring back a TV show for one more season, which would it be?

Lodge 49, from AMC. The two seasons it did air are on Hulu and I highly recommend.

Friday Fives

1. What’s a hobby that’s dying in popularity?

Tatting Nobody makes their own lace anymore. What is the world coming to.

2. During lockdown did you take up a hobby?

I tried my hand and sourdough bread and have gotten pretty good at it.

3. Not that we are out and about, do you have any new interests you want to pursue?
Maybe some camping and getting up into the hilss a little more often.

4. What was ruined because too many people started doing it?

Weekend brunching – too many lines to wait in, kind of ruins the whimsy of a lazy brunch.

5. What does your crazy neighbor do to be labeled “the crazy neighbor”

They guy who lives upstairs will use the remote start mechanism on his truck each more to pre-heat or pre-cool in order to go out later to smoke a ciggire and toke his weed. I have always found that odd.

The Friday Fives

1. What is a fact about the human body that not many people know about?

One person in 20 has an extra rib and it is usually a male

2. What’s a conspiracy theory that annoys you due to how easily disprovable it is?

We landed a man on the moon – pick up a pair of Binoculars or a telescope and just look – we left lots of crap there on :that “Lunar” movie set.

3. What’s the best board game ever?


4. You’ve been tasked with redesigning the human body, what features are you adding or removing?

A prehensile tail.

5. Are you going to keep wearing your mask in places where you are no longer required to?

The Eagle Scout me says yes but I am already getting pretty lax around mask stuff now that I am double Moderna-ed. I was in Mesa County last weekend and most of Grand Junction and Fruita have stopped wearing masks altogether . It was an odd feeling seeing folks in stores with no masks. I am happy the CDC has eased up on mask restrictions but I am concerned as the unvaxxed will go maskless as well and there is no way of knowing who those folks are – it will make going to crowded events a mask worthy event if at all until 70% or more get vaccinated.

The Friday Fives

1. What are you missing?
Brunch and hanging out with my peeps. Virtual life is no bueno

2. How do you feel?
Peppy. It is Friday; I slept like an angel.

3. What have you let go?
Losing my temper. There is no real place in my life for anger towards others or circumstances.

4. Who have you hurt?
I am unsure. I tend to be obtuse about these things but I don’t think I left a lot of destruction in my path -if I have hurt you, let me know.

5. What do you deserve?
A whole helluva lot more money.