Friday, December 30, 2011

Friday 5 for December 30: Closing Time

The Capitol of Hilo
WalMart's always open. This is good when you have to buy stuff at 2 in the morning.

From Scrivener's Friday 5 website:

1. What business establishment’s recent closing was the most disappointing for you?

Rainbow Records near University Ave. They were around for a very long time. Used to sell a good selection of used books, records, CDs, and videos. Now gone. Jellys' remains the biggest retailer of used books, records, CDs and videos in Honolulu. Online is killing brick and mortar music, video and book stores.

2. At what place of business or service are you most likely to be the day’s last customer out the door?

Perhaps McDonalds' -- my friend and I spend some time there because of the free wi-fi access.

3. What place of business or service seems to be closed at times inconvenient to you?

Hawaii State Library system.

4. Where in the real world (not online) will you most likely spend your last 2011 money?

More than likely Don Quijote store at Kaheka in Honolulu. I have to buy groceries after I get back to Honolulu tomorrow.

5. What business or service has been the biggest blessing to you because it is always open?


Friday, December 16, 2011

Friday 5 for December 16 - Award Season

Angry Birds

Golden Globes nominees were announced this week, and while it should be clear by now to anyone paying attention that they are fully irrelevant, they do kick off the season for reflective retrospection, at least in certain parts of life. In that spirit, please announce your awards for the year 2011 in these categories!

From Scrivener's Friday 5:

1. What wins your award for Best Supporting Household Appliance?

Rice Cooker.

2. What wins your award for Outstanding Performance by Something that Comes in a Bottle or Can?

Bottled Water

3. Who wins your award for Excellence in Poor Timing?

Anyone who brings in something for me to do at the last minute and wants it an hour from now... or even tomorrow. Depending on what it is. I hate to produce last minute stuff, unless I know well in advance that there could be last minute stuff in the workflow... like breaking news for example.

4. What wins your award for Wardrobe Newcomer of the Year?

Nothing. I'm not big on fashion.

5. What wins your award for Outstanding Achievement in Stealing Time?

Angry Birds - It's a good thing I have it on only one Mac!

6. (bonus question!) The American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences calls its trophy the Oscar. The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences calls its trophy the Grammy. What do you call yours?

oscar the grouch

The Grouchies

Thanks for participating, and have an award-winning weekend!

Friday, December 9, 2011

Friday 5 for December 9: Toppings

From Scrivener's Friday 5: When in doubt: go to food.

Hot Fudge Sundae @ Rick's Dessert Diner

1. What’s your favorite ice cream topping?

Chocolate hot fudge... any type of chocolate hot fudge sundae is good.

2. What’s your favorite pizza topping?

Supreme - pepperoni, olives, bell peppers, onions, hamburger beef, cheese

3. What’s your favorite thing to sprinkle cocoa powder on?

Probably mix it up in ice cream or make a chocolate milk shake. Isn't this kind of like Nestles' Quick or Ovaltene? Hot chocolate is nice.

4. What’s your favorite thing to put whipped cream on?

Um... Chocolate hot fudge sundae (see top photo) or any kind of marangue or pumpkin pie... or maybe.... like her... below...

5. What do you like to put upon a cracker?

Saloon Pilot Cracker Toast

Toasted with butter and cinnamon.