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Five Thoughts on a Friday – The “Five on a Fifth” Editon

Good morning folks, and welcome to another edition of Five Thoughts. The easy thing to do would be to bust out the “I can’t believe it’s Friday again already” line, but… I can. That being said, I got a bit of a chuckle when I realized I was writing a five thoughts post on the fifth. And that’s how we got the title today, it isn’t (unfortunately) any reference to alcohol. Even more so, it isn’t a reference to me having drank a five of something before starting to write. I’m guessing that would get messy, and not end well. So, what are we going to write about today? Let’s find out!

  1. Someone has it in for breakfast. First it was the bacon shortage, now it’s the Maple Syrup! Fortunately, 600 barrels of maple syrup have been recovered after being stolen. It does beg the question though, how exactly DOES one go about stealing 600 hundred barrels of maple syrup. And how do you hide it once you do?
  2. I was happy to hear a bit about this. Frankly though, I don’t think the punishment is severe enough. Mostly because I’ve been on the receiving end of phone calls from friends and family that have fallen for the scam the lady was running. I expect there’s a special corner of hell for people like this though. Preferably somewhere where they’ll spend eternity alternately hearing “Friday” and “Gangnam Style” over and over. Or anything else suitably annoying.

  3. I like this story, I think it’s funny. And amazing. Someone decided it would be a good idea to grow roughly 1500 marijuana plants in the city of Chicago. I mean, that’s pretty brazen. And the police have apparently started chopping them down. I keep waiting for the last part of the story though. You know, the part where you here about a huge fire in Chicago… followed by a run on Twinkies and Doritos.
  4. I have to include this one just for the pictures in the article. Now, I want to be clear on something – I think I’ve made it clear in the past that I believe stupid SHOULD hurt. After all, it’s the world’s way of telling you that you’re being an idiot. And hiring someone to inject fix-a-flat into your ass is patently stupid. That someone passed away from it is still sad, though.
  5. As we head into the weekend, I can’t help notice how ugly the conversation is getting as everyone keeps talking about the big debate. Folks, it’s okay to have differing opinions on the two candidates, but you don’t need to tear one down just because you prefer the other. And people are allowed to prefer the other guy for whichever reason they choose. Launching into personal attacks against people who don’t support your guy? I just don’t get it. Personally, I know who I’d vote for. And while I’m at it, congratulations to Miguel Cabrera, the player who would get my MVP vote, for winning the American League Triple Crown. What, you thought I was talking about something else?

Okay folks, that’s five and I’m off to do a little Oktoberfest reveling. So, I’m going to cut it short and head out with this one in honor of the MLB playoffs starting today. Put me in coach!

Have a great weekend folks!


Five Thoughts on a Friday – The out of the loop edition

Good Morning folks, and welcome to another Friday. And for this one, the title says it all. I feel out of the loop. So, what’s been going on? Wait, what? Oh, that’s right. I’m the one who’s supposed to do the talking (typing?) for these. Ok, let’s see what we can turn up then.

  1. We’ll start with an obvious one here in the office today. Firstly, a big thank you to the person who brought in bagels. We all appreciated it. But seriously, who goes though the trouble of stopping for bagels, and then doesn’t spring for any cream cheese????
  2. Let’s talk hockey for a second here. Overnight, it appears the Detroit Red Wings signed goaltender Evgeni Nabokov to a 1 year deal. Now, the Wings have some injury issues. Other than the fact that their #1 goaltender is back from a short injury, signing a goalie makes sense. Here’s what doesn’t. It’s a relatively cheap one year deal, and Nabokov has to clear waivers first. And he won’t. So he likely ends up somewhere else. To me, this sounds like the Red Wings doing someone a favor. The question is “who?”. The Wings have no ties to Nabokov. Maybe his agent? Maybe another team with management that has past ties to the Wings? Get out your tin-foil hats and stay tuned!
  3. Tearing this one from the news, I have to ask… After to you tell them what they actually did, what else can you really do to punish them? “Burglars snorted the cremated remains of a man and two dogs in the mistaken belief that they had stolen illegal drugs
  4. So last week I made very little secret of the fact that I was heading to New Orleans. Great City to spend a weekend in. Had a fantastic time. I do have a question though. A friend took us to a bourbon bar, that was on Frenchman Street. And not in the French Quarter (just outside it, “officially”). Later in the weekend, *in* the French Quarter, we found a tequila bar. On Bourbon Street. So… the bourbon bar is on Frenchman street (which is not in the French Quarter), but the tequila bar is on bourbon….  It’s enough to make your head hurt!  (Or was it all the alcohol?)
  5. You know, I’ve come to the conclusion that it really *IS* hard to do a column like this every week when you’re out of the loop. Sure, I could write more about New Orleans, but I think that’s best left to the travel blogs out there. Besides, I can sum it up like this… Walked a lot, ate a lot, drank a lot, had a really great time. Yeah, I don’t see the Travel channel’s people shaking in their boots at hard hitting reviews like that. Still, maybe I’ll think about doing a write up or two. Heck, I could even do restaurant reviews!

Ok, that’s five on a freezing Friday. Below freezing, actually. The readout in the car said 9F this morning for crying out loud! And I was loving sunny and 60F plus less than a week ago. Ah well…

Let’s harken back to the 80’s shall we, and go with something “heat” related…

Have a great weekend folks!