The Friday Fives

Quick right off the top of my head. (I am sure more will come to me and this will be amended)

1. What were 5 great things about the 1970s?

  • Morning television cartoons; 
  • Koolaid®
  • The Six Million Dollar Man
  • Cub Scouts
  • My Dad’s Jeepster Commando

2. What were 5 great things about the 1980s?

  • Driver’s license
  • The Empire Strikes Back
  • Army service
  • Apple Macintosh SE
  • Hugh School Graduation

3. What were 5 great things about the 1990s?

  • College graduation
  • Moving to Denver
  • Working as a reporter
  • Caution, Slow Children At Play
  • Slim Cessna shows

4. What were 5 great things about the 2000s?

  • Y2K didn’t happen. (Remember when that was a thing?)
  • The digital revolution (does anyone even use CDs or cassette anymore? Rember DVDs and VHS?)
  • Obama!
  • Hickenlooper!
  • The Sopranos

5. What were 5 great things about the 2010s?

  • Kentucky Derby Trip
  • Surviving the heart attack
  • Netflix
  • Spotify (All the Grateful Dead Dick’s Picks? That is now one huge rando playlist, kiddos.)
  • And most recently, Letterkenny (It’s on Hulu, go forth and find it – it is extraordinary. No spoilers but lots of hockey and Canadian jokes.)

The Friday Fives

1. Do you make up a meal/menu plan for the coming week?

Nah.  I usually just wing it.   I eat pretty simply during the week – eggs and toast for breakfast.  Usually, a small salad or cottage cheese with a dill pickle on the side – and may snack on my infamous seitan loaf that is close to summer sausage in my non-expert opinion.

2. Do you make up a grocery shopping list and stick to it when shopping?

Not usually.

3. What’s that one thing that you always buy – a go-to product you but, but never write down on a list?

Those little yellow tomatoes, I think they are called “Cherubs” or something like that.  I snack on those all day long.

4. Is there anything that you always think you are out of and come home with it to discover you already have a year’s supply on hand?

Nothing specific but usually something in the spice cabinet.  My sister says I have too much “Mrs. Dash” in the spice cupboard.

5. Do you get your groceries delivered?

No, that would be a disaster. I would never leave the house.

The Friday Fives

1. What size (twin, full, etc.) is your bed?
It’s King size. And oh so comfortable. I am tempted to back and crawl under the covers and go back to sleep right this minute.

2. How many pillows do you sleep with?
Well, embarrassingly, I have kind of thing about pillows – I love them. I have 12 or so pillows on my bed – although at night I usually only sleep with just three. And one of them has to be my Sobakawa Buckwheat Pillow – perfection – supports the neck and doesn’t get all hot at night.

3. Do you have a weighted blanket? If so, does it help you?
Nope. Just a comforter with a duvet thingy.

4. Do you sleep with any stuffed animals?
No. Well, I do have a stuffed Opus sitting on a shelf near my bed, if that counts.

5. Do you have to have the TV on to go to sleep?
No TV but often I will drift off with some headphones on listening to music.

Friday Fives

1. If you could only listen to 5 musicians for the rest of your life, who would they be?

Well, I have already ranted on not liking The Doors and I guess Ryan Adams is off the list now.  So let’s see.  Springsteen, The Beatles, The Rollingstones, Tom Petty, and Perry Como (Just the Christmas stuff)

2. If you could only read 5 books for the rest of your life, who would they be?

Moby-Dick, Huckleberry Finn, Fire In August, The Book of Lists, Cryptonomicon

3. If you could only have 5 childhood memories to recall for the rest of your life, who would they be?

Hanging out in Grandpa Nall’s shed out back.  Riding around in Dad’s Jeep hunting on Great Divide. Christmas Eve while a high school freshman (I think that was the year.) Doing one of the college radio morning shows, and my first promotion in the army

4. If you could only eat 5 things for the rest of your life, who would they be?

Avocados, Romaine lettuce, raspberries, my homemade seitan loaf thingy I have created, and pistachios

5. If you could only have five words to describe the world today what would they be?

Preening president protesting processes perhaps purposely