Saturday, November 18, 2023

Friday 5 for November 17: Roll the bones


From Scrivener's Friday 5 blog.

1. How do you feel about gambling?

I'm not a fan of gambling. I don't gamble.

2. Which casino-type game do you most enjoy?


3. What’s the riskiest thing you’ve done recently?

Spent money.

4. What are the chances this will be a terrific weekend for you?

Chances are low that it will be terrific.

5. What’s your favorite (gambling or not gambling) card game?

Solitaire on my computer or phone.

Sunday, November 12, 2023

Friday 5 for November 10: When it’s time to change, you’ve got to rearrange


I was going to use The Brady Bunch's "hit" single "Time to Change" for this Friday 5 Answer. However I am late in answering and saw that two other bloggers used the song in their responses. That said I offer this song of "Change" from 2013. It was my favorite song of that year... the band is Churchill, who disbanded shortly after this became a #1 alternative rock hit and a free iTunes giveaway.

As usual the source for the Friday 5 is from Scrivener.

1. If you could change one minor thing about your life right now, what would you choose?

What I do is usually safety check my car about 1 or 2 days after the expiration date. That way my next safety check deadline is pushed to the next month of the following year. Been doing this now for several years.

2. What’s your favorite bubblegum?

Bazooka Bubble Gum.. if you combined two or more together they could make the biggest bubble ever that broke on your face. Plus it had that funky Bazooka Joe comic strip folded within the gum wrapper. It was back in my day only a penny per gum. I haven't seen this bubble gum in ages. I looked it up, the company Bazooka is still in business making the gum, though the comic strip is no longer offered.

3. When did you most recently need an unexpected change of clothing?

While it was not expected, a few times I was caught in a rainy downpour... but then I was just wearing very casual clothes so I did not much care... plus I was close to home. We haven't had rain in a long time here.

4. Where do you keep your (currency) change?

  • Dollar bills assorted - Mostly in my wallet.
  • Loose Change / Coins - In plastic 35mm film containers and prescription pill bottles. Also some loosely in desk drawers, car console area.

5. When did you most recently need a change of scenery?

I haven't traveled out of the Honolulu urban core for more than three years now. I probably do need a change of scenery, even if only temporarily.

Wednesday, November 8, 2023

Friday 5 for November 3: Late again

Hey! In keeping with this week's theme... I'm late with my reply to the Friday 5 questions. Yay!

1. When did you last miss a scheduled appointment?

Hair cutter back in May of 2023.

2. What’s usually the reason you’re late for something?

When I don't really want to be there and I know there will be no line to wait in.

3. What have you recently finished well in advance of a due date or deadline?

Usually the Assistance League of Hawaii monthly newsletter.

4. In your daily life, what strategies do you use for not being in a hurry?

The main one is BE EARLY. Leave early, especially if what you need to do is on some other entitie's schedule that you rely on... like... um... airline travel. I am always at the airport 2 or 3 hours before flight. You can never tell if there will be some long ass line at TSA, ticketing or both.... I like being early at the airport because that gives me an excuse to take pictures, though often times of numerous planes that are the same airline as the one you are flying on.

I hate missing planes especially if you have someone at the other end who will pick you up at the airport.

5. What are you waiting for?

  • a. My aging old Mac
  • b. Resumption of The Handmaid's Tale TV series
  • c. Whatever I may have on order from Amazon
  • d. Black Friday bargains from streamers
  • e. Death! (Oh what fun!@)