Penny's Passion: Five on Friday - May 4, 2018

Friday, May 4, 2018

Five on Friday - May 4, 2018

Hey there!  How did May get here so fast??  We have totally skipped spring and jumped right into summer.  With temperatures in the 80s, it's been so tempting to turn on the air conditioning.  We have been able to hold off because it cools down in the evening making sleeping with the windows open pretty darn perfect.  I just love waking up to the cool breeze blowing in and the birds singing outside!

The prediction is we will have great weather this weekend and I can't wait to have a few days off to enjoy it.  Before we head off into the weekend, here's my five for this week ~

1.  National Star Wars Day
Star Wars fans - this day is for you!  I know you are counting down the days until the new Solo movie is released on the 25th of this month.  Until then, may the fourth be with you.  Fun fact - here's something I read, "Star Wars fans didn’t first introduce the often quoted phrase on May 4. It was 1979, and Britain elected the first female Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher. On May 4, the day she took office, the Conservative Party placed an advertisement in The London Evening News, which read, “May the Fourth Be with You, Maggie. Congratulations.”  Who knew!?!

National Star Wars Day May 4

2.  Nestle's Cheesecake Factory Creamers
Have you seen these new creamers in your grocery store?  I, personally, am not a coffee drinker, but these flavors sound so good I just might become one.  Who could pass up these two sweet flavors?  If you're planning a Mother's Day brunch, you might want to pick up one of these as a nice surprise.

3.  Lies That Bind Us
Are you an Amazon Prime member?  I used my free Amazon First Read for May to get Lies That Bind Us.  Guys, I can't put it down!  I'm only about one third of the way through it, but so far I'm loving it.  Here's the synopsis from Amazon, "Jan needs this. She’s flying to Crete to reunite with friends she met there five years ago and relive an idyllic vacation. Basking in the warmth of the sun, the azure sea, and the aura of antiquity, she can once again pretend—for a little while—that she belongs. Her ex-boyfriend Marcus will be among them, but even he doesn’t know the secrets she keeps hidden behind a veil of lies. None of them really know her, and that’s only part of the problem.

Then again, how well does she know them?

When Jan awakens in utter darkness, chained to a wall, a manacle around her wrist, her echoing screams only give her a sense of how small her cell is. As she desperately tries to reconstruct what happened and determine who is holding her prisoner, dread covers despair like a hand clamped over her mouth. Because, like the Minotaur in the labyrinth in Greek myth, her captor will be coming back for her, and all the lies will catch up to her…"

Sound good to you?  Click HERE to purchase your copy.

Lies That Bind Us by [Hart, Andrew]

4.  Tully
I'm excited to see Tully, which opens today.  Here's how Fandango summarizes this flick, "A new comedy from Academy Award®-nominated director Jason Reitman (“Up in the Air”) and Academy Award®-winning screenwriter Diablo Cody (“Juno”). Marlo (Academy Award® winner Charlize Theron), a mother of three including a newborn, is gifted a night nanny by her brother (Mark Duplass). Hesitant to the extravagance at first, Marlo comes to form a unique bond with the thoughtful, surprising, and sometimes challenging young nanny named Tully (Mackenzie Davis)."


5.  We all have that one friend.....

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Have a wonderful weekend!  Tonight is our final Scandal night.  I don't know what makes me sadder - the end of the series or not having the show to watch with my friends anymore.  The rest of the weekend I have some fun projects I need to get wrapped up.  Pop back in next to read all about it.

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  1. So much good, helpful and fun in this round up!

  2. I almost pre-ordered that Prime book but went with The Matchmaker instead... I hope I didn't make the total wrong choice. It's tough when there are so many great books to choose from each month. I am not a coffee drinker at all but my kids got the idea of flavoring their milk using creamers from my nephews and I know once they see those we're going to have to try them; we are huge cheesecake factory fans.

  3. I live with two Star Wars geeks! They are already ganging up on me to watch an episode for tonight!

  4. That book sounds really good! I am also excited to see Tully. I love Juno, I didn't love Young Adult quite as much, but I do like Diablo Cody so I'm thinking Tully will be good. Have a great weekend!

  5. I love the story behind "May the Fourth Be with You"!

  6. This weather is definitely jumping into summer already. LOL I didn't know the story behind May the Fourth Be With You. Interesting!


  7. I so cannot wait to see Tully! We are suppose to have a girls night next week.

  8. We've had star wars on all day at work. I'm Soo lost on which one we are on, ha!

  9. I want to read that book!! And see Tully! The previews sound so interesting. Omg those coffee flavors. Drool! Hope you have a lovely weekend, momma! Xo

  10. This week's weather out here in Pennsylvania has me thrilled as well! I needed this - the cold has kept me inside far too much, and I am so happy to be able to be comfortable outside again. I would have been happy with a month or so of more moderate days, but like you, I'm loving sleeping with the windows open and it's just been really ideal.

    And those coffee creamers? Oh man, I would start drinking coffee just to use those, too!

  11. I really want to see Tully! The Cheesecake Factory Creamers sounds so delicious! Have a great weekend.

  12. thanks for the recommendation for Lies That Bind... I haven't chosen my book yet and that one sounds good.

  13. Hey Miss Penny,
    Hope your week has been great my dear and that the weather your way has been beautiful and you’ve been able to enjoy!
    That coffee creamer looks delish! Must look out for that.
    That meme is hilarious!! Thanks for the laugh. :)

  14. Hey Miss Penny, I haven't watch Tully yet. But It seems interesting. I will check out later thanks for aware me. on these days I am so excited to watch Deadpool Movie. I Watch Deadpool 2 online trailer and it seems really so cool. Can you pls give your opinion on Deadpool 2 movie.