Penny's Passion: Five on Friday - August 5, 2016

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Five on Friday - August 5, 2016

Hello Friday!!  I'm so excited we made it to the weekend.  Eric and I have some fun stuff planned for the next couple of days.  I'm also excited to share my five for this Friday, so let's go!

1.  Olympic Games!
Raise your hand if you are pumped about the Summer Olympic Games (both my hands are in the air)!  I don't know what it is about the Olympics, but you'll find me glued to the television at 2:00 am watching a sport I don't even understand.  Our DVR is about to explode because I want to tape EVERYTHING.  Here's something you might not know about me.  I secretly dream of being a synchronized swimmer.  Crazy since I'm somewhat afraid of water and don't really know how to swim.   I digress.  Here's a schedule so you won't miss your favorite events ~

Olympic Summer 2016 Games Schedule. The Rio 2016 Summer Olympics schedule includes the dates for all the Olympic events. Printable version click here -

2.  Now That's What I Call Music, Vol. 59
I love the Now cds and volume 59 is being released TODAY!  Where else can you get 16 major current hits from the hottest artists on one cd?!?  Some of the artists on this volume are Justin Timberlake, Sia, Meghan Trainor, Nick Jonas, P!nk - and the list goes on.  Great mix of music.  Want it?  Click HERE to purchase yours.

3.  Tax Free Weekend
Feel like doing some shopping this weekend!  Well, in many states you can enjoy your school-related purchases and NOT HAVE TO PAY TAXES on them!!  Woo Hoo!  The below list shows the states that are participating.  If you click on the state, you will go to a site that will explain the details for that state.  Happy shopping!

Alabama Back to School Weekend – August 5-7, 2016 – Friday – Sunday.

Florida Tax Free Weekend  – August 5-7, 2016 – Friday – Sunday.

Missouri Tax Free Weekend – August 5-7, 2016 – Friday – Sunday.

New Mexico Tax Free Weekend 2016 – August 5-7, 2016 – Friday – Sunday.

Ohio Tax Free Weekend 2016 – August 5-7, 2016 – Friday – Sunday.

Oklahoma Tax Free Weekend – August 5-7, 2016 – Friday – Sunday.

South Carolina Tax Free Weekend – August 5-7, 2016 – Friday – Sunday.

Texas Tax Free Weekend 2016 – August 5-7, 2016 – Friday – Sunday.

Virginia Tax Free Weekend 2016 – August 5-7, 2016 – Friday – Sunday.

Iowa Sales Tax Holiday – August 5-6, 2016 – Friday and Saturday only.

Louisiana Tax Free Weekend – August 5-6, 2016 – Friday and Saturday only.

Arkansas Sales Tax Free Details – August 6-7, 2016 – Saturday and Sunday only.

Maryland Tax Free Week 2016 – August 14-20, 2016

Connecticut Tax Free Week 2016 – August 21-27, 2016

4.  National Underwear Day
Since today is National Underwear Day (hope you're wearing some), I thought I'd share Eric's new favorite kind.  Eric and I tape Ellen everyday and watch it together in the evening.  All the cool guy guests she has on the show is always bragging about their Ellen underwear, so for Christmas last year I gifted him a pair.  He loves them!  Loves them so much that he got more for Father's Day.  If you're looking for some nice underwear for your guy, you might want to give them a try.   (I'm hoping that Ellen somehow sees this blog and is so thrilled that I'm blogging about her underwear that she flies me and Eric out to see one of her shows.  Any show -- it doesn't even have to be a 12 Days of Christmas show.  Just sayin'.)

5.  Food for Thought...

Now let's get this weekend started!  Eric and I are going to the Muny tonight to see Fiddler on the Roof and then tomorrow we are headed to my hometown for the New Florence Old Settler's Picnic.  I'm excited about seeing some of my friends I grew up with and helping my dad in the fish stand.  If you want one of the best fish sandwiches you'll ever taste, stop by!

Linking up with:
5 on Friday 
The Triplet Farm
Why Girls Are Weird
Ins and Outs
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  1. #5 is really funny. And I think the Olympics will make this a pretty exciting month world-wide!

  2. #5 is a reality I've recently had to face...And it really couldn't be a truer statement. :-/

    BUT I'm all for the Olympics so woooooo!

  3. OMG, that quote.... LOLOLOL!!! And I'm excited about the Olympics too! Hope you have a nice weekend :)

  4. I love compilation CDs, I often can never commit to an entire singers album just because I only like one or two songs.

    Enjoy your time back home!! :-)

  5. I cannot believe we're on now 59! Where has the time gone ha. And I'm watching the opening ceremonies right now!

  6. This is great! Love that chart. #5 is great. I may make a similar bulletin board for my classroom. :)

  7. OMG, I'm cracking up at #5! So true. I need to send it around the company I work for. I love watching swimming and gymnastics when it comes to the Olympics. And I can't believe it's already on Now 59! I had the original Now CD when it came


  8. Watching the Olympics right now! Love it so much! And Wow #59?! Yikes...I'm getting old!

  9. Thanks for the Olympics schedule. Now I can watch which events I want and know when they'll be on. I'd never heard of Ellen underwear. That girl does it all!

  10. I'm not a huge sports fan, but I have been watching a few minutes of the Olympics here and there. Lol #5 is hilarious! Also I can't believe that there is a Now 59!