Penny's Passion: Five on Friday - May 27, 2022

Thursday, May 26, 2022

Five on Friday - May 27, 2022

Happy Friday!  Can you believe it's already the end of May?  We are really looking forward to this holiday weekend!  Let's kick it off with my five for this week ~

1.  Memorial Day
Many of us will be enjoying a day off on Monday and celebrating by doing a little grilling.  Let's remember the real purpose of the holiday - to honor the men and women who have died while serving in the military. 
"Our flag does not fly because the wind moves it. It flies with the last breath of each soldier who died protecting it." –Unknown

2.  Top Gun:  Maverick
It's FINALLY here - Top Gun:  Maverick opens today.  This movie, which is a sequel to the 1986 Top Gun movie, has been in the can forever.  We are so excited to see it!  Here's the summary from Rotten Tomatoes ~
After more than thirty years of service as one of the Navy’s top aviators, Pete “Maverick” Mitchell (Tom Cruise) is where he belongs, pushing the envelope as a courageous test pilot and dodging the advancement in rank that would ground him. When he finds himself training a detachment of Top Gun graduates for a specialized mission the likes of which no living pilot has ever seen, Maverick encounters Lt. Bradley Bradshaw (Miles Teller), call sign: “Rooster,” the son of Maverick’s late friend and Radar Intercept Officer Lt. Nick Bradshaw, aka “Goose”. Facing an uncertain future and confronting the ghosts of his past, Maverick is drawn into a confrontation with his own deepest fears, culminating in a mission that demands the ultimate sacrifice from those who will be chosen to fly it.
Nora Roberts' newest novel hit the stands on Tuesday and it's just in time to add to your summer reading list.  Here's the summary ~
Greed. Desire. Obsession. Revenge . . . It’s all in a night’s work.

Harry Booth started stealing at nine to keep a roof over his ailing mother’s head, slipping into luxurious, empty homes at night to find items he could trade for precious cash. When his mother finally succumbed to cancer, he left Chicago―but kept up his nightwork, developing into a master thief with a code of honor and an expertise in not attracting attention?or getting attached.

Until he meets Miranda Emerson, and the powerful bond between them upends all his rules. But along the way, Booth has made some dangerous associations, including the ruthless Carter LaPorte, who sees Booth as a tool he controls for his own profit. Knowing LaPorte will leverage any personal connection, Booth abandons Miranda for her own safety―cruelly, with no explanation―and disappears.

But the bond between Miranda and Booth is too strong, pulling them inexorably back together. Now Booth must face LaPorte, to truly free himself and Miranda once and for all.

4.  Starbuck's Lime-Frosted Coconut Bar
Next time you're cruising through the drive thru at Starbuck's, grab one of their new lime-frosted coconut bar!  The ingredients include chewy coconut, oatmeal and mini white chocolate chips all topped with a lime frosting and a drizzle of white icing.  Then just to make it a over-the-top good, they add a sprinkle of coconut shavings.  Yum!

5.  So true...

Have a marvelous weekend!  We are headed to Kansas City to participate in our friends' annual washers tournament.  It's a guaranteed fun time and we can't wait to get there!  

1 comment:

  1. Ooh! Nightworks sounds good; I usually love Nora Robert's books (as long as they aren't magic centered-- I wasn't a huge fan of those).