Sunday, April 25, 2021

Friday 5 for April 23: Re:

This week's Friday 5 questions from Mr. Scrivener.

1. What’s due for renewal? 

In the coming months...

  • Car Registration & Safety Check (ugh)
  • Amazon Prime
  • Dreamhost

2. When did you most recently replace something good with something inferior?

It wasn't recent. I had to replace my old Sony receiver with something less than stellar. May the STR AV560 rest in peace (2012). 😞 

3. What statement did you recently have to recant?

Can't think of anything significant in recent weeks or months.

4. What’s refreshed you this week?

Food usually, but that is nothing new. I had a really great pumpkin custard pie thing from Foodland this weekend. Was very good.

5. What’s a fond memory you have of elementary school recess?

That was eons ago... hmm... I think in the third grade when the crush I had kissed me on the ear... not mentioning any names here. Everyone's grown old and moved on many, many, many moons ago.

Saturday, April 17, 2021

Friday 5 for April 16: Aca-scuse me?

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1. In what way have you recently been rebellious?

It's a small way but I hate wearing these government mandated masks. So often I am walking around with it on my face but below my nose. I have a hard time breathing sometimes... the mask is muffling. Hate it.

2. What fond memories do you have of camping out?

I haven't camped since the weekend of July 11,  1991. Camped in my car on the Big Island the night before the solar eclipse in Waikoloa... and saw everything except totality because a damn cloud covered the sun right at the moment. Arrrrgh! 

So it was a somewhat "fond" memory because I was with my friends, but the ultimate experience that I had been planning for a few years in advance was a major bust and disappointment in my life.

3. When did you last have a snow cone, or something similar?

In Honokaa we call it ice shave. Other people call it shaved ice. And I guess they're snow cones on the mainland. It's been ages ago since I last had one... more than 15 years I think. Can't remember. My favorite flavor is just plain old strawberry or half strawberry and half orange... only the ice and nothing else.

4. Where do you have difficulty fitting in? Where do you easily fit in?

While it doesn't occur often, partisan politics at work.

Where do I fit in? At home... by myself. I am not a group oriented person.

5. How do you feel about bananas?

Apple bananas are great. Regular bananas at Target are cheap. 38¢ each. Like most fruits I like my bananas a little more on the green side and I won't eat over ripe ones especially those with a lot of those black spots on them. Ugh.

Friday, April 2, 2021

Friday 5 for April 2: Play ball!


T-Mobile made me an offer I could not refuse. Free MLB games for a season.... a $129 value.. I'm not a baseball fan by any sort, but some of the highlight clips from yesterday were kinda funny. Heh. Will have to check if this works on my Mac. It works from my crippled T-Mobile Android phone and I did not even download the official app. Duck Duck Go is a good browser. Heh.

A Now Let's Play Ball... or so... Whatever.

1. In what area of your life are you on a roll?

I am rapidly getting older every day! Another birthday recently passed. My age caught up with this song. I am in my twilight years.

2. What’s the most recent spherical food you consumed?

They sell sugar and cinnamon coated Andagi balls at Don Quijote on Wednesdays... used to be 4 for $1 but now it is 3 for $1. Ugh, to the price increase but they still are sugary good. They are not perfect spheres but the come close enough.

Oh I also ate a round musubi the a few days ago.

3. In what way has your life taken a strange bounce?

I fell off an electric motor scooter last year. It was the first and last time. Done with those.... My head bounced and hit the cement. Ouch and lots of blood. Ugh... totally healed now but with a scar.

4. When did you last hit a home run?

I suck at sports. Never had much interest in participatory team sports since I was no good and the kids always teased me when I was young. That said I did hit a home run during a P.E. game of baseball when I was in the 4th grade. I did not know what I was doing except everyone told me to just keep running.

Today I can't run. Oh well.

5. When did you last attend a special event for which you needed new clothes?

I think it was my high school graduation and that was four decades ago. For college all I did was just throw the cap and gown over whatever I was wearing at that time. I don't like dressing up nor buying one shot event clothes. It's a waste of money. I don't go to any events that require me to buy new clothes, and if I go I am usually the photographer, so don't really need to dress up special for that.