The Friday Five! (Special first week of March Edition!)
1. This morning, while printing out something for my husband’s work when I was not quite awake, I was bending down with my laptop and….snap! Broke the little USB remote thing for my cordless mouse. Which is something that should not really be that big of a deal, as this computer has a mouse built in. Apparently, though, I have gotten entirely too used to having a separate mouse, as I KEEP REACHING FOR IT, every five seconds or so, only to realize it doesn’t work. I even put the busted mouse in a drawer, but I’m still doing it anyway, my hand just slapping the pad. God, I’m an idiot. Honestly.
2. This week, for the first time I can remember, two contestants on American Idol sang the same song. They both got cut last night. Coincidence? Maybe, maybe not. But don’t hold it against the song, which is one of my all-time favorites, “Feeling Good” by Nina Simone. If you want to hear it done right—like blow your doors off right—quick, go to iTunes and buy it. Amazing. And not for amateurs, clearly.
3. Speaking of Idol—and WHY am I speaking of Idol, I wonder?—there’s a new show that follows it, called Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader? The answer in my case is, apparently, no, as I totally bombed a question about trapezoids the other night. Seriously. In my defense, math was never my strong suit, but still. Do I need another show that makes me feel like a moron? Nope. Not at all. I think I’ll be avoiding this one, for that very reason.
4. Thanks to everyone who gave their input yesterday about whether or not to abandon reading a book that isn’t holding your interest. In the end, I put it aside. And promptly forgot about it entirely, which I think proves this was the right decision. I did like the comment that maybe there is a time for all books, and that this just isn’t it for me and this one. Maybe in a few years, I’ll pick it up again. Could be totally different. You never know.
5. You know how sometimes, you’re flipping channels and you come across a movie you love, and even though you’re busy and you’ve seen it a million times, you still end up watching anyway, if only to get to your very favorite part? It’s like you’re powerless to stop it, or something. Thanks to YouTube, you don’t have to wait: it’s all online, one click away. The other night, I got sucked into 13 Going on 30 (I know, I know, it’s a sickness) just because I love, love, love the ending. Now, if you haven’t seen the movie and want to, DON’T WATCH THIS! It will ruin everything. But if you have, consider this a public service. Two minutes, eight seconds. And you still get that warm, fuzzy feeling.