The Friday Fives

1. What is your favorite smell?

The Cherry Blend pipe tobacco that my dad used to smoke. I have found a few candles with this smell and I always snap those up at the store when I find them.

2. What is your catchphrase?

Probably “Living The Dream”, spoken with a smidge of sarcasm. I have caught myself saying it a lot and an employee once gave me a key chain fob that has the phrase emblazoned on it.

3. What is the movie/TV show that you totally love but nobody else around you seems to know/like it?

On The Acorn streaming service, I am quite fond of “The Detectorists” a slow comedy about two blokes who scour the countryside with their metal detectors looking for old English war relics.

4. What is a hobby you’ve picked up recently and why did you start it?

I started studying French with the DuoLingo app. I took French for two semesters in college but have forgotten most of it. It is pretty fun.

5. What is something wonderful that happened to you today?

My cold is getting much much better. I was knocked on my ass this week with an ear infection.

Also, my car got stolen but that is not the question – I think I just needed to say that out loud.

The Friday Fives

1. What are you really, really bad at? Like, hilariously bad?

Mathematics division. I can’t do it in my head, and I usually have to use a spreadsheet, but I always forget what goes into what, so I have to do the equation twice e to get what I estimate as the correct answer. (Dyslexia sucks. )

2. What song would be blasting if you were driving on an open highway?

“Life is a Highway ” by Thomas Cochrane

3. So, what do you think WAS in the briefcase from Pulp Fiction?


4. How the hell did we get anywhere without GPS navigation?

I don’t need no dang GPS. I am excellent at map reading and map and compass orienteering, thanks to the Boy Scouts and the U.S. Army. I rather enjoy reading topographical maps

5. What’s a song that mentions flowers or other plants?

“Hotel California”

:Warm smell of colitas,¬†rising¬†up through the air”

Questions from @ThatEricAlper

The Friday Fives

1. What food can f*ck right off?

Haggis – don’t need me, no organ meat.

2. What food is more universally loved than pizza?

Hmm, maybe hamburgers?

3. What is the BEST fast food restaurant?

I don’t do an awful lot of fast food, but I do love me some Del Taco – it’s Taco Bell made out of real food.

4. What is the worst fast food restaurant?

Back when Dairy Queen made burgers – that was pretty bad.

5. What food from a can is extremely delicious?

Back in my meat-eating days I loved canned corned beef hash.

Friday Fives

1. What job position is 100% overvalued and overpaid?

Social Media influencer. I mean, really?

2. What would be your ideal career choice if you had no financial constraints?

Professional T-Ball coach

3. What’s the most legendary work meltdown you’ve seen?

Donald Trump’s continuing meltdown after losing the 2020 election.

4. What hobby screams rich people?

Electric Hobby train sets.

5. You meet your 10-year-old self but can only tell them five words. What do you tell them and why?

So this would be around 1974, 1975. “Invest your money in Microsoft”

Friday Fives

1. What was your favorite Saturday Morning cartoon?

I always thought it was Jonny Quest, but my mom says that as a wee toddler, my favorite was Spider-man. Which tracks, I guess? I read the Amazing Spider-man cartoon strip in the news every day still to this day.

2. What is the best Pixar movie

Toys 3 with honorable mention to the Untouchables.

3. What is the best Ghibli movie?

Kiki’s Messenger Service

4. What is the best comedy stand-up special aired?

Tough question. I remember as a teen we used to watch the HBO Young Comedians special every year on HBO and the introduction to Robin Williams or Pee Wee Herman and so many others is probably my vote – although that is a comic cavalcade. If I had to pick a solo show it is Kathleen Madigan: Bothering Jesus on Netflix.

5. What’s one movie/show/song that can instantly put you in a better mood?

The movie “Airplane!” the jokes still hold up.