Penny's Passion: Five on Friday - May 26, 2017

Friday, May 26, 2017

Five on Friday - May 26, 2017

Friday is here!  If you read my Thinking Out Loud Thursday post, you know I'm excited to get this weekend started!  All weekends are great, but a three-day one is exceptional.  Before I totally turn into weekend mode, here's my five for this week.

1.  Memorial Day
Even though Memorial Day unofficially marks the beginning of the summer season, it originally was a day set aside to honor the men and women who died while serving in the US military.  In 1971, Memorial Day became an official federal holiday.  Before 1971 it was known as Decoration Day and originated in the years following the Civil War.  Please take a moment out of your weekend to honor those who have lost their life while protecting our freedom.

2.  New Blue Bunny Ice Cream Treat
Now that summer is here, it's time to break out the ice cream!  Blue Bunny has several enticing new varieties and the one I'm most excited to try is the salted caramel pretzel snack.  Blue Bunny describes it this way ~ Vanilla flavored reduced fat ice cream layers with salted caramel and chocolate covered pretzel pieces enrobed in chocolate flavored coating with caramel candy drizzle.  Sounds delicious, doesn't it!

3.  Pirates of the Caribbean:  Dead Men Tell No Tales
Planning on catching a movie this weekend?  The new Pirates of the Caribbean movie is opening today.  Rotten Tomatoes summarizes it like this, "Johnny Depp returns to the big screen as the iconic, swashbuckling anti-hero Jack Sparrow in the all-new "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales." The rip-roaring adventure finds down-on-his-luck Captain Jack feeling the winds of ill-fortune blowing strongly his way when deadly ghost sailors, led by the terrifying Captain Salazar (Javier Bardem), escape from the Devil's Triangle bent on killing every pirate at sea-notably Jack. Jack's only hope of survival lies in the legendary Trident of Poseidon, but to find it he must forge an uneasy alliance with Carina Smyth (Kaya Scodelario), a brilliant and beautiful astronomer, and Henry (Brenton Thwaites), a headstrong young sailor in the Royal Navy. At the helm of the Dying Gull, his pitifully small and shabby ship, Captain Jack seeks not only to reverse his recent spate of ill fortune, but to save his very life from the most formidable and malicious foe he has ever faced."

4.  The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
We read this book a few years ago in book club and I loved it!  I was very excited when I heard they were making it into a movie and this week that excitement grew even more when I heard that several of the actors and actresses from Downton Abbey cast will be in it.  The lead will be played by Lily James (Lady Rose MacClare) and others in the film are Matthew Goode (Henry Talbot), Jessica Brown Findlay (Lady Sybil Branson Crawley), and Penelope Wilton (Isobel Crawley).  The book is uniquely written in the form of letters between Juliet and various people on the island of Guernsey just as London is emerging from the shadow of the Second World War.  This would be a great book to add to your summer reading list!  You can purchase it HERE.

5.  Hmmmm.......
35 Funny Quotes #Funny #Quotes

Have a safe and fun holiday weekend!  I'll be back next week to share the fun we had and show you some of the graduation decorations we are using at Kelsey's graduation party.  

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  1. We're excited for the three day weekend as well! And I can't wait to take my son to the Pirates of the Caribbean movie. And I'm obsessed with all things salted caramel right now...have you tried halotop ice cream? If not, you should!

  2. Those new Blue Bunny ice cream treats looks delicious! The new Pirates of the Caribbean movie looks cool. Are you going to see it today? Have a great weekend.

  3. Those ice cream treats look so so good! I love all things salted caramel. Have a great weekend!

  4. Thanks for the reminder--you are absolutely right and it's nice to see how many companies are giving back to our service men and women this year <3

    Uhm, those blue bunny treats sound sinful. Want!!

    I'm probably the only person not much interested in the pirates franchise but it's been ages since I've been to the movies--will have to see what else is playing!

    Hope you have a great weekend, Penny!

  5. My mom has been telling me about those Blue Bunny treats. I think I'm going to need to pick some up for this weekend because they sound amazing and delicious! I hope you have a wonderful long weekend!

  6. Love that meme. Hilarious! I love ice cream but haven't had it in so long since I gave up sugar. I must find an alternative. Have a great weekend.

  7. I am so excited about the new Pirates of the Carribean movie!

  8. haha love the Wifi password idea! I do hope to see Pirates of the Caribbean - I loved all the other films. I don't know if I'll make it this weekend or not though.

  9. We just saw the preview for the new Pirates movie and my son wants to see it. I'm going to keep that book in mind for our next book club book! Have a terrific weekend!

  10. I can't wait to see Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales!

  11. Keith loves to name our wifi with messed up names, its pretty funny!

  12. Hey Penny,
    I hope you have a fullsome and relaxing Memorial Day weekend. Can't wait to hear what festivities you got up because I know you did. :)
    Those ice cream treats look so good, especially on a hot day.

    Have a great week Penny! :)