Friday Five

It’s still Friday, right? Well, it is as I’m typing this, so I figure it’s not too late for a Friday Five. I would say that I’m doing this late at night because I’ve been oh-so-busy. Nope. Not the case. Just lazy. I feel like I’m the only person who isn’t in the “I’m so busy” rat race these days. I feel so left out.

Anyway, enough of that. Five things on my mind right now:

1. My new approach to working my obliques:

Remember that part above where I said I was lazy. Yeah, it extends into every facet of my life. It's ok to be impressed.

Remember that part above where I said I was lazy. Yeah, it extends into every facet of my life. It’s ok to be impressed.

The chips are just out of reach, but since that won’t stop me, I’ll just crunch my way through the bag. Also, note the lovely pile of crumbs on my pants. No shame!

2. Geronimo got his (in)famous lion cut this week.


My precious

Every time I look at him, I smile. I keep saying, “You’re so pretty.” That’s not weird, is it? Thanks for all the reassurance on my confession about his weight gain. Y’all were so sweet to tell me he’s not that fat. He is, but I still appreciated it.

3. I’ve been binge watching Switched at Birth on Netflix this week. It’s a good show, but I have to LOL at the Army references. (One of the minor characters is a private.)

A black t-shirt instead of your tan tee? I don't think so Private Ty!

A black tank top instead of your tan tee? I don’t think so Private Ty!

I know that it’s just a tv show, but it’s still fun to sit back feeling morally superior as I spot all the things that are incorrect. Uniform gaffes are the most common (soldiers do NOT roll up the sleeves of their ACU top!), but there are plenty of other things. Like when they kept referring to the fact that they were deploying again as a “redeployment.” Not actually what that means, but thanks for playing!

4. I thought I was behind on my reading goal, but it turns out I’m just really bad at math.


So it turns out that the end of May doesn’t mark the middle of the year, so I don’t have to be halfway to my goal by then. Whoops. If you’re curious, the best book I’ve read recently was “Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?” by Mindy Kaling. I’ve rated a lot of books at only being middle of the road this year. Either I’ve become too harsh or I’m starting to suck at picking books out.

 5. I’ve got a trip to Dallas on the books soon.

I'll get to see these cuties!

I’ll get to see these cuties!

I’m most excited about seeing my family and friends. I was so spoiled living near everyone before! There are plenty of fun things on tap (Great Strides, visiting the Kidd Kraddick in the Morning studio, running around White Rock Lake), but I’m dreading the drive. I’ve never driven that far by myself before. (I’ve done 6 hours solo, maybe 7, but this will take me more like 10.) I’ve got a few interesting books on tape and I plan to hit up every Starbucks I see. Any other suggestions?

Have a good weekend!

14 thoughts on “Friday Five

  1. For me the worst part of the drive to Dallas is once you pass Midland Odessa then thete is absolutely nothing to look at much less find a Starbucks and the speed limit drops. When you do stop make sure to walk a little and stretch before getting back in the car.

    • Yeah, Normally we try to take as few stops as possible, but in this instance, I’m thinking I might stop every so many hours/every big town (Van Horn, Midland, Big Spring, Abilene). Not the most efficient way to travel but safer.

  2. I can’t believe it will take 10 hours to drive to Dallas. When we PCS’d from Ft. Huachuca to Ft. Meade, we drove through El Paso and on up through Dallas and up to Little Rock to see Craig’s family. We left early in the morning from Arizona, stopped somewhere in Texas to sleep and still had hours and hours of driving in Texas the next day. It just goes on and on and on…..
    I like your tortilla chip ab crunch routine. That’s one I can totally get on board with.
    Oh….and Geronimo is a total cutie. He looks so happy in that picture.

    • One more thing…one of Craig’s favorite things to do is point out uniform discrepancies in tv shows and movies. Also, hair cuts. Back in the old days, they could roll up the sleeves of the summer weight BDUs but that was a million years ago. I don’t miss those days. Between the dry cleaning and the spit shining of boots (and black shoe polish everywhere….and our two year old learning to spit by watching dad), the wash and wear ACUs are the best.

    • I know! Could Texas be any bigger?! It doesn’t sound far when I say that my family is in Dallas; it’s the same effing state. Yet, going in a different direction, you can get through multiple states in less time!

  3. Have an awesome trip!!!

  4. Ha! Too funny. I think John ruins things by pointing out mistakes. It’s like yelling at a character for not knowing the bad guy was in their house because they walked in and didn’t turn on the lights. Duh. It’s a movie/TV show! Let it go! Sometimes it is funny though. Like in your example, the black tank is just so obviously wrong.

    Hope you enjoy/enjoyed your trip! We drive 12 hours from PA to GA and when I was in college doing that – no big deal. Now… oh man, I feel elderly. It’s rough. Let me know what worked for you!

  5. I hope you made it to Dallas safely! I can’t believe how long it takes to drive through Texas, man this state is HUGE! There’s an app that might be fun for your drive, You start it up and it uses your GPS location to tell you about all the things you are passing, historical events and what not. Granted, I only used it for about 5 minutes because I forgot my phone charger and hate to drain my batter using my GPS. BUT I know several people who’ve used it on their long drives. It’s called TravelStoryGPS and I’m pretty sure it’s available for both iphones and android (I have it on android).

  6. These are GREAT Friday things!
    I hope you had a wonderful weekend.

    (found you through Last Yesterday – Amber)

  7. I hope you had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend! I fully endorse that method of working my obliques. =) Love love LOVE the lion haircut on G-Mo! And I can’t wait to hear about your travels to Dallas, even despite the long drive (I get antsy driving more than about 4 hours, myself, so I totally hear you). Safe travels!

  8. I LOVE Switched at Birth! You should check out The Lying Game or The Fosters next! ABC Family is the best/worst :D

  9. Hope you had a great weekend! I am totally down with your workout ;)

  10. I watch Switched at Birth too, and it is possibly the worst at showing what the Army is like. (Also what Kansas City is like, but that is neither here no there..)

  11. I love the lion cut!! He looks so huggable.

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