Friday, March 28, 2014

Five on Friday

Today, I am linking up with The Good Life BlogHello! HappinessCarolina Charm, and A. Liz Adventures for "Five on Friday." Randomness is always a fun way to end the work week. :)


Before I do that, though, don't forget to join me and Aly for our very first link-up: Three Thanks. You still have six days to enter until the adventure starts all over -- no excuses! :)


I have been ridiculously obsessed with two things: jalapenos and crushed red pepper. Seriously, I think everything I eat contains one of these ingredients. I always add jalapenos to my breakfasts, and crushed red pepper is the best seasoning for asparagus, green beans, broccoli, shrimp, etc.

My family used to make fun of me for being such a weenie in regard to spices (I used to think black pepper was spicy), but I am becoming quite a fan of those two flavors.



When I think something is funny, I generally think it is REALLY funny, and I most often crack myself up, even when I just think of it.

That's how it has been for months with this image:

It kills me. Every time.

However, this image that I found a couple of weeks ago might take the cake:

If you're not busting a laugh right now, there is totally something wrong with you.

I mean, no offense but...that's hilarious.


I bought cribbage for The Boy, thinking it would be a really fun game for us to take on vacations, something easy to cart around to hotel rooms or airports. We both liked cards and we both liked board games, so this should've been a sure bet.

He hated it.

Now that we are no longer together, I'm totally fine with that. I kept cribbage. Now, I just need someone to play it with me, as it gets a little boring -- and a lot confusing -- trying to play it by yourself.

Any takers?

(Also, I swear that I'm 30 -- not 85 -- years old.)


Guess who I get to see on Sunday?

When we saw a Groupon for her Maximize Your Life tour, my two super-close colleagues and I knew we would be there. Linds, Mags, and I are crazy-pumped.

I just hope she doesn't make us do jumping jacks since, you know, "You don't get this for free, people!"

Anyway, I've always thought Jillian Michaels is so inspirational, and I'm thrilled to get to see her in real life. I love a good motivational speaker. :)


For the past couple of days, my students have been watching Romeo + Juliet. We finished reading the play prior to spring break, and I thought it would be fun (and kind of a nice break from the crazy amount of reading and writing we do) to watch the modern version of Romeo and Juliet and analyze Baz Luhrmann's take on the story.

Plus, who wouldn't want to see this five times over and over and over and over?

This movie came out in 1996 -- when I was in middle school. It was so popular, and I loved everything about it. I bought the soundtrack and listened to it until the CD got too scratched, I collected the postcards that came in every YM and Teen magazine, and I thought I was so cool when I memorized the prologue and other famous lines.

My students weren't even born when this movie was released. They think it's stupid that the script is still in Shakespearean language when the rest of the movie is modern.

I cannot express how sad this makes me. So, every year I try to force my kids to like it. Maybe I'll actually succeed one of these times.

I hope you all have a wonderful finish to your work week, and I look forward to seeing you back here tonight for a recap of the day and then tomorrow for some more Five Favorites!

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  1. I saw on the news the other day that eating spicy foods is suppose to boost your metabolism so I say go for it with the jalapenos and peppers: haha! I followed over from Kaela's blog, nice to meet you!

    1. My metabolism can use all the help it can get, so I will keep on keepin' on! Thanks for stopping by! Nice to "meet" you, too!

  2. Jalepenos and spicy foods in general are wonderful :) I like seeing how I can incorporate them into my meals, otherwise, I'll eat them plain

    1. I don't know if I'm brave enough to eat jalapenos plain just yet, but maybe some day! They add such amazing flavor to everything I combine them with, though! Yum yum yum. :)

  3. Love Romeo & Juliet! and how awesome you get to meet Jillian! have a great weekend :-)

    1. I can't wait to see her, Kristen! If I actually meet her, though, I feel like I'll be super awkward: "Hi, um, I, like, really think you're awesome. Your workouts make my quads hurt. Okay thanks. Bye."

      I am generally sooooooooooooooooooo smooth. :)