Friday Fives – hardly even bothered edition

1.  Do you have a favorite “last day of school memories?”

no.  I remember being super excited for summer, of course.  Mostly, though, we would just bum around each other’s pools or go to the rec center.  Can we talk about Michelle Bachmann here?  She is in a ton of trouble with the Feds over campaign finance stuff.  Even hardcore staffers and lifelong righties turned on her.  Then, this week, she announced she will not seek re-election of Congress from Minnesota.

You may be thinking that she is a horrible person, and a homophobe, and a thief and a bully.  You might think she is finally going to jail, and that is why she dropped out of the congressional race.  Wrong!  I bet your life she is going to drop out to run for president.  But how, you say, she is a criminal?  Oh no, she will pull the martyr card, and people will eat that shit up!

2.  Do you have a particularly fond first day (or at least early) summer memory?

nope, just going to the rec center like I said.  Allow me to explain.  In the summer, they needed a place to keep kids out of the heat.  They opened up the gym at my school and made it a rec center.  This meant basketball and ping pong tables were set up.  We had someone to go that was air conditioned.

Really, though, let’s talk about Bradley Cooper.  I have this very strong fear he is going to throw it all away and become a buff action staff, a la Vin Diesel.

3.  How about the end of summer memory when the return to school looms.

getting to wear the new clothes my mom bought that I wasn’t allowed to wear until school started so I didn’t ruin it.

4.  Were there any summer traditions you and the family celebrated growing up?

yeah, going back to Buffalo to see the fam.  Approx half of our family lived in Buffalo then, and now.

5.  Did you vacation anywhere during the summer?

yeah, Buffalo.  Are you even paying attention?

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Friday Fives

1. What was the last book you read, and what is your opinion of it?

last book I finished, or the book I am reading now?  Well, start here > I digest every book I read… mostly for my own memory.


2. What was the last movie you saw, and what is your opinion of it?

limitless, with Bradley Cooper.  We all enjoyed it, but the ending was weird… and suspect.  Can’t tell you anything more, because I think it is worth you watching it.  It’s a decent renter.


3. What was the last TV show you saw, and what is your opinion of it?

entourage.  I think I just saw the super end finale, which is weird.  I watched the first few season of the show, but dropped cable right after they made Medellin, which bombed.  So, I don’t know the storylines from the last few years.  Good show, though.  Had I not dropped cable, I would have kept up with the show.  Btw, holy crap does Turtle look good.  Dude lost like 100 pounds.  Good thing, because he could have never got cast the way he used to look.  Now that he is unemployed… he looks Hollywood.  Well played, Turtle, well played!


4. What was the last album you bought / downloaded, and what is your opinion of it?

I think it was Todd Snider, the Storyteller.  I can’t say enough good things about Todd Snider.  Get his music now, but make sure it is live.


5. What was the last meal you cooked, and how did it turn out?

I cook almost every night.  Last night was spaghetti and a sort of scratch sauce… with meatballs and pork steak.  How was it?  Ok.  I prefer the arabiatta sauces, even though i don’t know what that means.  Those marinaras are the bomb, super flavorful.  I need to see if Hunts makes an arrabiata (see, I don’t even know how to spell it) in their tankers.  Hunts sauce is the bomb, and cheap, and no sugar added.  Huzzah!