The Friday Fives

1. If you were a girl in the 70s in the U.S., you were expected to take Home Ec. in high school. Did you and what did you take from the class, if anything? If you are a guy, would you have liked to have had the option of taking it?

In 8th grade, they offered Homec for boys, and for one quarter, it was basic cooking, and for another quarter, it was sewing, and we all made down vests from a kit we had to buy. I still have many of those skills taught.

2. How were your school lunches?

Up through 6th grade, the home lunch program was run by my grandmother, and she ran a scratch kitchen. It was pretty good. Homemade rolls, hamburger buns, and homemade donuts. It’s not a bad way to grow up.

3. Did you walk, take a bus, or have someone drive you to school?

Through my junior year of high school, I walked to school (It was a small rural town, and we were “townies). In my junior year, I drove myself, and in my senior year, the new high school was farther away, so I drove myself as well. I also rode my bike to school quite often.

4. Were any classes off-limits to you because of your sex?

Not really. We had co-ed PE, women in FAA raising cows alongside the men. Men’s and women’s sports were competitive, but otherwise, it was all co-ed.

5. Looking back on it now, what was the biggest life lesson you took from high school?

Small-town America can be broad-minded – sometimes, but then again, this was in the late 70s and early 80s, and that town has gone full-on Trump these days and probably not the fun time it was back then during the coal boom.

The Friday Fives

Friday Friends

1. What do we think happened to Ross?

He is such an insecure and duplicitous person. He became a big MAGA head and was convicted in a real estate swindle.

2. Did Monica end up putting all her weight back on?

Not fat shame, but yes. She is also very insecure. In fact, we probably need to talk about how their parents raised them. After Monica got her hubby and kiddo and the house in the burbs, it was back to the bonbons and deserts all day long.

3. On the “Pivot!” episode – have you ever had that big furniture-moving conundrum that ended up ruining what you were moving?

We had this huge, huge old oak desk that my dad secured from the post office where he worked, and he refinished it, and we moved it into the house, and we didn’t ruin the desk but had to take the doors off the frame and damaged the door jamb trying to get it into the house.

4. Seriously, how much rent would you have to pay for a sweet ass apartment like Monica’s?

I mean seriously. i know it is part of the story that it is a rent-controlled apartment sublet from her grandma but that thin is easily a $6,00 a month rental. On what they make? No way.

5. Do you think Phoebe and Joey were ever kicking it together secretly or hooked up later in life?

“How you doin’?” Yeah, they were definitely doing it. He was a sex machine and Phoebe definitely had her freaky side.

The Friday Fives

1. What’s a movie that you love even though you know it’s a horrible movie?

“Wasabi” A very bad, French in translation and captions buddy cop movie starring Jean Reno

2. What video game will forever be in your heart regardless of age you reach?

Tempest. In high school, working at Safeway, each night at closing we would play the arcade version in the lobby for hours on end.

3. What’s a hygiene tip or trick that everyone should know?

The blade buddy – a textured silicone strop for your disposable razor. i haven’t changed my razor blade for eight months and no knicks or nothin’ !

4. If your life was a movie, which would it be?

“Catch 22” It is a never-ending endless circle

5. Which television shows had too many series/seasons?

“Lost” Try as I might I can’t get through season five much less six or seven.

The Friday Fives

1. What is the worst situation to sneeze in?

Giving a State Of The Union Address

2. Who is your guilty celebrity crush?

Currently, it is Richard Ayoede. He is hilarious.

3. What is the most ridiculous lie you’ve ever heard?

“It was a perfect call!” Donald Trump

4. If you could take any TV show character and put them in a zombie apocalypse show, who would it be?

Rob Petrie from the Dick Van Dyke show

5. What are the hobbies that is a immediate red flag?

Ammo reloading in the basement

The Friday Fives

1. What famous person had everything going for him but managed to fuck it all up?

Pee Wee Herman. His little trite mistake in an adult theater really took a toll on his career, and he never fully recovered.

2. Have you ever had a “Do you know who I am?” moment?

I was in a new job as an ops manager, and in hew hire training with team members would roll up to me eventually, I had to let them know that I was their boss’s boss and I would appreciate it if they were on time, awake and participating in the training.

3. To those people who “know a guy”, what do they do?

Well, in the corporate environs, you need that person who runs back-office problems, IT desktop support, and the facilities guy. Those three can make a world of difference in your in-office day-to-day problem-solving.

4. If you had to add one more roadside test to the current DUI field sobriety exercises, what would it be?

Luckily, I haven’t had to do this, and one time when I probably should have, I was able to talk myself out of it. That being said, I think a handwriting test – take down some dictation and rate it for legibility and spelling.

5. Which actor pulled off the best accent for a country they weren’t from?

Hugh Laurie – he is a Brit with the best mid-Atlantic American accent.