Penny's Passion: Five on Friday - July 29, 2016

Friday, July 29, 2016

Five on Friday - July 29, 2016

Happy Friday!  How is it even possible that this is the last Friday in July?!?  Time needs to just slow down a bit.  Summer is going to be gone before we know it.

Before we get out there and enjoy the last weekend in July, here's my five for this week ~

1.  Truly Madly Guilty
I'm a big fan of Liane Moriarty's books (The Husband's Secret, Big Little Lies, What Alice Forgot) and this week her newest book was released - Truly Madly Guilty.  The kindle version is on sale right now at Amazon for $12.99. (Click HERE to purchase.) Amazon has this to say about the book ~
"In Truly Madly Guilty, Liane Moriarty turns her unique, razor-sharp eye towards three seemingly happy families.

Sam and Clementine have a wonderful, albeit, busy life: they have two little girls, Sam has just started a new dream job and Clementine, a cellist, is busy preparing for the audition of a lifetime. If there’s anything they can count on, it’s each other.

Clementine and Erika are each other’s oldest friends. A single look between them can convey an entire conversation. But theirs is a complicated relationship, so when Erika mentions a last minute invitation to a barbecue with her neighbors, Tiffany and Vid, Clementine and Sam don’t hesitate. Having Tiffany and Vid’s larger than life personalities there will be a welcome respite.

Two months later, it won’t stop raining, and Clementine and Sam can’t stop asking themselves the question: What if we hadn’t gone?

In Truly Madly Guilty, Liane Moriarty takes on the foundations our lives: marriage, sex, parenthood, and friendship. She shows how guilt can expose the fault lines in the most seemingly strong relationships, how what we don’t say can be more powerful than what we do, and how sometimes it is the most innocent of moments that can do the greatest harm."

2.  Married at First Sight
Season 4 is underway!  This show just fascinates me and I was thrilled when I was checking the DVR this week and saw a couple episodes just waiting for me to view.  Three couples have been matched and are about to say their I do's.  If you've seen the show before, three of the "experts" are gone and two new ones have joined Dr. Pepper to do the analysis and counseling.  Crossing my fingers that the couples this season have longer staying married power than the couples from last season!  If you want to catch Married at First Sight, it airs Tuesday nights on fyi, at 7:30 central.

3.  National Talk in an Elevator Day
Hallmark might not have a card for this national day, but today is National Talk in an Elevator Day.  We've all been there - standing awkwardly in an elevator full of people as it ever so slowly rises to the floor you are trying to get to.  Well today you can proudly announce to your elevator partners that it's National Talk in an Elevator Day!  That should spark some lively conversation!  And while we're on the topic of elevators, thought I'd pass on just a few elevator etiquette rules:

1.  Let the people on the elevator exit BEFORE you enter the cab.

2.  Step aside to allow people in the back of the elevator to exit when you reach their floor.

3.  Gentlemen should allow ladies to enter and exit the elevator first if at all possible.

4.  Before entering the elevator, double check and make sure it's heading the direction you are wanting to go.

Enjoy your elevator rides today!

National Talk in an Elevator Day Last Friday in July

4.  Bad Moms Movie
Bad Moms movie opens today and I have a ticket to see it tonight!  Can't wait!  I'm excited to join two of my mom friends and watch this comedy.  Rotten Tomatoes sums it up ~ "In this new comedy from the grateful husbands and devoted fathers who wrote The Hangover, Amy has a seemingly perfect life--a great marriage, over-achieving kids, beautiful home and a career. However she's over-worked, over-committed and exhausted to the point that she's about to snap. Fed up, she joins forces with two other over-stressed moms on a quest to liberate themselves from conventional responsibilities--going on a wild, un-mom-like binge of long overdue freedom, fun and self-indulgence--putting them on a collision course with PTA Queen Bee Gwendolyn and her clique of devoted perfect moms."  I'll let you know my thoughts about it on Monday.

5.  What I'm doing today...

Have a great weekend!  I have a girls weekend lined up with my friends Linda and Sharyn.  We have several things on the agenda.  Then on Sunday evening I'm joining my friends Tracy, Sherri and Carol for some more girl time.  It's going to be a great weekend!  Stop back by on Monday to get the recap.

Linking up with:
5 on Friday 
The Triplet Farm
Why Girls Are Weird
Ins and Outs
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  1. That movie does look hilarious! Hope it lives up to expectations!! And I'm wishing I was planning on riding an elevator today. There's a holiday for everything! Have a fun weekend!

    Katie @ Cup of Tea

  2. I can't wait to hear your review of that movie. It looks so funny! I also can't wait to read that book. Big Little Lies was soooo good. Have a great weekend!

  3. Married at first sight! i always wanted to see how crazy that show is.

  4. I get so hooked into 'Married At First Sight' every season! It's so interesting!

  5. I can't believe I didn't think about July ending, until I just read it here! I want to see Bad Moms, it looks like it will be hilarious! Can't wait to hear about it!

  6. Have a great girls weekend, Penny! Sounds like it'll be a blast. :)

  7. I'm not a mom but am dying to see bad moms. Have a great weekend!

  8. Married at First Sight sounds so interesting! Hope you have a great weekend!

  9. I want to read Liane's new book and see Bad Moms movie!!

  10. I didn't know she had a new book out! Thanks for the heads up, I'll have to request it from my library (I love love love all of her books). I really want to see Bad Moms, too. Hope you have a great weekend!

  11. Can't wait to hear if you like Bad Moms! I really want to see it. Have a good weekend!

  12. Bad moms is SO GOOD! I saw it weds night and I have never laughed so hard