Penny's Passion: Five on Friday - May 25, 2018

Friday, May 25, 2018

Five on Friday - May 25, 2018

Happy Memorial Day weekend!  I took off work to get a head start on the weekend - which I'm very excited about by the way!  Enjoy my five for today ~

1.  The Great American Read on PBS
I'm not sure how The Great American Read on PBS is just now hitting my radar.  Where have I been?!?  Have you heard about it?  Here is what it's about quoted from the PBS web page:

"THE GREAT AMERICAN READ is an eight-part series that explores and celebrates the power of reading, told through the prism of America’s 100 best-loved novels (as chosen in a national survey). It investigates how and why writers create their fictional worlds, how we as readers are affected by these stories, and what these 100 different books have to say about our diverse nation and our shared human experience.

The television series features entertaining and informative documentary segments, with compelling testimonials from celebrities, authors, notable Americans and book lovers across the country. It is comprised of a two-hour launch episode in which the list of 100 books is revealed, five one-hour theme episodes that examine concepts common to groups of books on the list, and a finale, in which the results are announced of a nationwide vote to choose America’s best-loved book.

The series is the centerpiece of an ambitious multi-platform digital, educational and community outreach campaign, designed to get the country reading and passionately talking about books."

I caught the first two-hour show, narrated by Meredith Vieira, on the web this week and absolutely loved it.  From the website, you can also print the list of America's most loved 100 books.  Needless to say, it warranted me adding several books to my list of books I want to read!

2.  National Wine Day
We all have a reason to enjoy a glass of wine today - it's National Wine Day!  Invite a friend to happy hour and raise a glass in honor of today.  I've got several favorites.  My newest summer one is Villa Alena Moscato & Peach that I talked about HERE.  What's your favorite?

National Wine Day May 25

3.  Solo:  A Star Wars Story
Star Wars fans rejoice - you have a movie opening this weekend.  Solo:  A Star Wars Story hits the theaters and even though I'm not a huge Star Wars fan, I love seeing the little kids dressed in the Star Wars costumes looking all excited in the theater when I'm there to see something else.  Here's what Movie Insider is saying about this movie, "Through a series of daring escapades deep within a dark and dangerous criminal underworld, Han Solo befriends his mighty future copilot Chewbacca and meets the notorious gambler Lando Calrissian, in a journey that will set the course of one of the Star Wars saga’s most unlikely heroes."  Have fun Star Wars fans!

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4.  Space Saving Hanger
I know a hanger may not seem like something to get all excited about, but folks I'm all excited about this one!  I've used these hangers for year to hang my skirts, but recently I saw Shelly from over at The Queen In Between hanging up her shorts.  Well I couldn't buy more of these fast enough so my shorts can be hung.  I typically fold my shorts, but many times that causes them to get wrinkled.  This summer I see a whole lot less ironing because my shorts will be neatly hung up on my cool new hangers.  Want some?  Click HERE.

5.  Be Good This Weekend....

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Hope you have a great Memorial Day.   Let's all take a minute to honor and remember the men and women who have died while serving our country.  We're headed to Kansas City to celebrate the retirement of my friend Linda.  She has been a teacher for over 30 years and now she gets the opportunity to try some new adventures.  It's also the yearly washers tournament with her family.  Pop in next week to see how we did!

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  1. Isn't every day National Wine Day? LOL I will definitely celebrate this one! The space saver hangers are my favorite, I use mine for my skirts and it helps save so much space! Have a great long weekend Penny!

  2. The Great American Read sounds really good :)

  3. I m glad to see its National Wine Day because I sure need a glass of wine tonight! Also that Great American Read is pretty awesome. I was able to watch some and I really enjoyed it!

  4. I heard about the Great American Read on Goodreads, but I haven't watched it yet. I want to! How fun right? Congrats to your friend on retiring!!


  5. Hey Miss Penny,
    I hope you had a lovely long, Memorial Day weekend. :)
    Ooh wine day. I wonder if there’s a sangria day, I’d be all over that if that was the case. Hehe!
    i hope you’re having a great week hun!