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Friday, October 13, 2017

Friday 5 for October 13: Dear Old Golden Rule Days

1. When did you last raise your hand to be called upon, to get someones attention, or in response to a how many of you question? Or heck, for any reason at all?

Last Friday, October 6. We had a building meeting to address issues with the pipe re-construction project. Raised my hand several times to ask questions.

2. When did you last have to do anything akin to homework?

Currently looking into how to use Constant Contact email software. Also trying to figure out Live POS computer system closing details.

3. When did you and your friends last go outside to play?

I occasionally go on walks with my friend Lisa.

4. How’s your penmanship nowadays?

It is basically good. What do you think?

5. Among stuff you periodically eat, what reminds you most of your lunches in the school cafeteria?

Curry hamburger stew and rice (haven't eaten this in a long time since it has a high salt content). This is the only dish other than certain types of pizza and hamburger sandwiches that may come to mind in comparison to what we had for school lunch back in the day. I also don't eat these foods on a regular basis due to high salt and fat content. Gotta keep that blood pressure in check! :D

Friday, October 6, 2017

Friday 5 for October 6: Nonstrosity

From Scrivener's weekly Friday 5....

1. What’s a good movie for October that has nothing to do with monsters or Halloween?

For me anytime of the month is great for watching classic science fiction movies such as "Star Wars", "Star Trek" and legions of others. Of course several do have monsters. So to not include anything remotely connected to monsters or sci-fi, I consulted this list ( for a few suggestions. Two that come to mind that fit the fall / October season for me that I like are "Rudy" (the football movie) and one of your favorites, "The Breakfast Club".

2. What’s a good couple of songs for October that have nothing to do with monsters or Halloween?

At the top of my stack would be John Lennon's "Imagine". Why? Lennon was born on October 9, 1940. The song also hit its peak on the charts and radio airplay in the fall of 1971. Other songs that I associate with October that are non-Halloween include:

* Where Evil Grows - The Poppy Family (1971)
* Everything is Coming Our Way - Santana (1972)
* Straight On - Heart (1978)
* Magic - The Cars (1984)
* Desert Moon - Dennis DeYoung (1984)
* Like The Weather - 10,000 Maniacs (1987)

3. What are some reasons to love October?

Generally I don't "love" a month over any other. Whatever comes around in a given month, goes around, only to come back next year. Perhaps the thing I like the most about October which is not unique to that month alone, is that it is one of 7 months that have 31 days in it. So it gives you a slightly longer time before you have to pay next month's bills.

4. Radio stations sometimes call this month Rocktober, doing special playlists or giveaways in celebration of rock music. What would be a better rhyming name for this month, and how might it be celebrated?

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How about "Cartober", a month to celebrate the automobile! The obvious way to celebrate is to have car shows all around the nation on a specific day and a national weekend to go out and drive your car for a leisurely ride.

5. What would be a good holiday to establish in October for those U.S. states not commemorating Columbus Day?

From the National Day Calendar website here are suggested October holidays that I would consider adopting for states not commemorating Columbus Day.

October 5 - National Get Funky Day (just missed that one)
October 9 - National Pro-Life Cupcake Day
October 15 - National I Love Lucy Day
October 18 - National Chocolate Cupcake Day
October 23 - iPod Day
October 28 - National Chocolate Day
October 29 - National Cat Day

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