Penny's Passion: Five on Friday - April 23, 2021

Friday, April 23, 2021

Five on Friday - April 23, 2021

Hey there friends!  Can you believe Friday is here already?!?  This week flew by and I'm ready for a few days to catch my breath.  Let's start the weekend with me sharing my five for this week ~

1.  2021 Oscars  
The Oscars are Sunday night on ABC.  This is the first year in decades that I haven't tried to see all the Best Pictures nominated films.  As a matter of fact, this is the first year I can't even tell you which movies are nominated!  But, never the less, I'm excited to watch on Sunday night and see who wins all the top honors.  My friend Linda and I are planning to Zoom and share all our catty comments with each other.  Will you be watching?  

Even though we had snow this week, I know hot weather is coming.  We have a trip to Disney planned for July and I know it will be hot, especially since we will most likely still be wearing our masks.  Our daughter-in-law introduced us to Artic Cool shirts and we are going to give them a try.  The material is designed to keep you cool!  How "cool" is that!  

Anthony Bourdain's final book, World Travel, came out this week.  I miss his shows and adventures.  Here's the summary from Amazon ~
A guide to some of the world’s most fascinating places, as seen and experienced by writer, television host, and relentlessly curious traveler Anthony Bourdain

Anthony Bourdain saw more of the world than nearly anyone. His travels took him from the hidden pockets of his hometown of New York to a tribal longhouse in Borneo, from cosmopolitan Buenos Aires, Paris, and Shanghai to Tanzania’s utter beauty and the stunning desert solitude of Oman’s Empty Quarter—and many places beyond.

In World Travel, a life of experience is collected into an entertaining, practical, fun and frank travel guide that gives readers an introduction to some of his favorite places—in his own words. Featuring essential advice on how to get there, what to eat, where to stay and, in some cases, what to avoid, World Travel provides essential context that will help readers further appreciate the reasons why Bourdain found a place enchanting and memorable.

Supplementing Bourdain’s words are a handful of essays by friends, colleagues, and family that tell even deeper stories about a place, including sardonic accounts of traveling with Bourdain by his brother, Christopher; a guide to Chicago’s best cheap eats by legendary music producer Steve Albini, and more. Additionally, each chapter includes illustrations by Wesley Allsbrook.

For veteran travelers, armchair enthusiasts, and those in between, World Travel offers a chance to experience the world like Anthony Bourdain.

4.  Chobani Coffee Creamer
I'm fairly new to the coffee scene.  I know - who doesn't like coffee.  I've only been drinking it for about a year and recently the creamer we used was discontinued.  Turns out I like creamer more than I like coffee.  So, I had been on a little sabbatical from drinking it until our daughter-in-law suggested we try the Chobani Almond Coco Loco Inspired Creamer.  It's delicious!  Now I'm liking coffee once again.  If you need to add a little flavor to your coffee, you should give this one a try!

5.  Poor husbands...

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!  We are hoping to get some things done outside on the patio.  I also have 125 wedding invitations to finish before Monday.  That should keep me pretty busy!  See you back next week.

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  1. Definitely going to give that creamer a try. I've never been "all about" coffee (glad I'm not the only one!) but lately I find it very boring. This could be a game changer!!

  2. Hi Penny - I know what you mean about the Oscars! I used to love to see as many movies nominated as possible before the awards. Now Covid made it difficult to see any in the movies...and the films are all over the place. I saw one on Netflix...but some are on Hulu, others streaming,....still, like you, I will watch the awards. I am a coffee drinker for years and can't wait to try the creamer. I use the new Splenda "sweet cream" creamer with my favorite coffee - Jazzy Java - a kind of cinnamon caramel coffee from a local roaster. Have a great weekend !