ANOTHER FRIDAY FIVE
23 August 2003
Every week when they get around to publishing the list for the Friday Five, I've already written my entry for the day
on some other topic and I decide to skip it. But I saw this week's list early on Friday
morning and I put up Saturday's entry late Friday afternoon, so this kinda qualifies.
Every so often it's fun to do one of these lists:
1. When was the last time you laughed?
I seem to be a "laugher," so it's difficult think of a specific "last
time I laughed." However, I recently joined the rest of the world and started an
account at Netflix. My first three movies were: About
Schmidt, White Oleander, and Analyze That.
The first two were OK, and I wondered how Analyze That would live up to its
predecessor, Analyze This, which we saw with Paul and his wife in the first week it
came out. But I did love this sequel. I see that the member reviews on Netflix don't rate
it very highly, but I sat here yesterday by myself watching the movie and guffawing--and I
don't often laugh out loud during a movie.
I wished Paul were here to enjoy it as well. He was a huge Robert DeNiro fan. We had
such fun the night we saw Analyze This (despite the fact that the little creep
bought my ticket as a senior and I was fully two years from being a senior!)
2. Who was the last person you had an argument with?
This one is more difficult. I don't really have arguments with people, though
there are periods of disagreement, perhaps. They usually involve Ned, since the two of us
are so opinionated about certain topics, and passionate about our opinions. But we love
each other and we move on, whether we actually settle anything or not.
3. Who was the last person you emailed?
This morning has been hot and heavy with the entertainment editor of the Davis
Enterprise. Well...maybe "hot and heavy" isn't quite accurate, but we did
exchange several e-mails about the review I wrote last night (for a very strange play
called "Automobile Graveyard"), and my ideas for a feature article for the paper
4. When was the last time you bathed?
It's been years. Literally.
Now, before you quarantine the house, I need to explain that we have not had a working
bathtub in this house for about 8 years, so it's shower or nothing. And there were so many
years when because of my size I didn't fit into a bath tub that I stopped even
thinking about taking a bath. In actuality, I have this fantasy of finding a hot tub with
a Jacuzzi and just sitting for about 3 weeks, letting the Jacuzzi massage my shoulder. But
since that isn't practical, I've been using the shower massage to work on loosening it up
each day and that seems to be effective.
It's just not quite as decadent sounding as lounging about in the Jacuzzi for three
5. What was the last thing you ate?
A big bowl of fresh strawberries. The strawberries have been so good this year and we
are coming, I suspect, to the end of the really good ones. If you buy them at the
supermarket now, they are pretty tasteless, compared to what you can find at the Farmers Market. We bought 3 baskets on
Wednesday night and they make a terrific mid-morning snack.
You know, I've lived in this town for 30 years, a town where the residents set their
weekly schedules and plan meals around the fare at the farmers market on Wednesday and
Saturday, but it took my getting my fat butt on a bicycle seat before I actually started
becoming a Farmers Market regular.
The things I've missed all these years!!!