The Friday Fives

1. What would you do if your pet just said “go ahead tell someone no one is gonna believe you” and never talked again?
“See, I told you were a good boy -but let’s just keep this to ourselves. People think we are nuts as it is.

2. Which cheap and mass-produced item is stupendously well-engineered?
The potato masher is so practical. I use it all the time. Potatoes, pinto beans, mixing and kneading bread; a true kitchen multi-tasker.

3. What do you eat/cook/prepare for yourself when you’re off work and have the time?
I have mastered the sourdough discard pancakes. A couple of cups of the sourdough discard (that part of the starter you would pour out before feeding a new batch) and then an egg and a couple of tablespoons of olive oil, some sugar, some salt, and some baking powder are all whipped up in a batter for the tangiest and fluffiest pancakes ever. They make great weekend breakfast or weeknight dinner.

4. What’s your go-to movie when you need a good cry?
I cray at movies pretty easily but there are two that always do the trick: “It’s A Wonderful Life”, and “Finding Forester.”

5. What common thing would be designed completely differently if our current knowledge was applied when it was created.
The typewriter keyboard. The layout is just nuts on the QWERTY keyboard and no real science or studies behind it. Created more to ensure the keys didn’t get stuck on old 1900s style manual keyboards rather than a focus on efficiency.

2 Replies to “The Friday Fives”

  1. 1) Chalk it up to the onset of dementia or an acid flashback and just move on with my day.

    2) Crock pot. Even with an instant pot, I still love the throw it all in and cook it all day method of low involvement cooking.

    3) I have perfected the gluten and dairy free Red Lobster cheesy biscuits. I can cook those up in about 30 minutes.

    4) Never Cry Wolf

    5) The U.S. democratic method of governance.

  2. 1) Wonder when did I sleep last and how tired am I really.

    2) Toaster oven, so much better than the old style vertical slice toaster. More versatile and with a window!

    3) I’m not really motivated to cook. So when left to my own I go with diced chicken and a freezer steamer bag of Asian quinoa blend mixed together with a touch of hoisin sauce.

    4) I don’t need a movie to trigger a good cry, but The Notebook pretty much wrecks me.

    5) The US constitution.

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