Five on Friday

Five on Friday

Happy Friday one and all! This weekend is going to be chock-full of birthday party planning, since Alice’s birthday party is NEXT WEEKEND! Let’s all take a moment while I try not to sob about my baby girl being a year old. Anyway, here’s my 5 on Friday for the week:

#1–B.I.P.

So, I could honestly write an entire post about how buckwild Bachelor in Paradise is this season, but I’ll focus this section on a question: how do the contestants get these gifts for others on the show? I mean, they’re at a resort. So how is Jordan getting a big stuffed dog for Anneliese (before he totally screwed her over for Jenna)? And where is Kenny finding candles and strawberries to woo Krystal before getting totally friend-zoned? Yes, I’m sure those moments are set up by the producers, but for my own “believing reality TV is real” state, I’d really like to know the answer to this question. In my mind, I like to think that Jordan is sending pages on errands to get comically large stuffed animals for his paramours.

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#2–R.I.P.

I was so sad to hear of Aretha Franklin’s passing. I remember watching her perform at President Obama’s inauguration. I was in the emergency room after taking a nasty fall on some ice, but watching her genuinely soothed me. My prayers are going out to her family.

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#3–#CLTforCharlotte

For those of you on Instagram, please search for #CLTforCharlotte to find out ways to support the Robson family as they take care of their poor little girl with leukodystrophy. Bloggers need to stick together, and April from Smidge of This is one of the best.

#4–Conversation

I love the conversations I hear when I’m walking across my work campus from lunch. Yesterday, someone was saying, “I didn’t gain any wait on vacation because we did a lot of walking and the food was elegant. And I don’t eat elegant food.”

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#5–Happy Weekend!

I’m super sleepy folks, so my number five is to wish you all a fabulous weekend!