Penny's Passion: Five on Friday - August 12, 2022

Thursday, August 11, 2022

Five on Friday - August 12, 2022

It's Friday!  This week has been a whirlwind so I'm ready to welcome in the weekend.  I do love weeks like this one though - full of travel, friends, and fun.  Now let's take a peek at my five for this week ~

1.  Perseid Meteor Shower
Look up to the sky early on Saturday morning to catch a glimpse of the Perseid Meteor Shower.  The National Aeronautics and Space Administration astronomers call the Perseids one of the best this year.  
The Super Moon that's happening at the same time could hinder the view a little, but I'm thinking it's still worth getting up extra early to see what's happening in the sky.  NASA says we could see between 50 and 100 meteors per hour!  

2.  Mack & Rita
Diane Keaton's newest movie releases today and it's definitely going on my want-to-see list!  We've seen the previews and it looks pretty funny.  Here's the summary from Rotten Tomatoes ~
When 30-year-old self-proclaimed homebody Mack Martin (Elizabeth Lail) reluctantly joins a Palm Springs bachelorette trip for her best friend Carla (Taylour Paige), her inner 70-year-old is released -- literally. The frustrated writer and influencer magically transforms into her future self: "Aunt Rita" (Oscar®-winner Diane Keaton). Freed from the constraints of other people's expectations, Rita comes into her own, becoming an unlikely social media sensation and sparks a tentative romance with Mack's adorable dog-sitter, Jack (Dustin Milligan). A sparkling comedy with a magical twist, Mack & Rita celebrates being true to yourself at any age.

I paint my own fingernails and Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Nail helps my polish last the entire week.   On weeks when my time is tight, this is a real life saver!  It's super fast-drying, which is great when I'm trying to get my nails done right before bed.  The shiny, glossy finish makes your nails look like you just stepped out of the salon.  Seriously, I can't say enough about how wonderful this product is!

4.  Pumpkin Spice Oreos
I'm not quite ready to let go of summer, but Nabisco is pushing us into fall!  Their limited-edition pumpkin spice Oreos are hitting the shelves on Monday.  The pumpkin spice version of the Oreo is golden wafer cookies filled with rich pumpkin spice flavored creme.  Get while you can because they won't be around for long!

5.  Go which way?

Have a fantastic weekend!  We are getting up at the crack of dawn tomorrow (hopefully will see some of the meteor shower) to drive to the Missouri State Fair.  We're picking up my parents on the way and I'm looking forward to spending the day with them.  Eric's never been to the Missouri State Fair so it's a momentous day!  Pop in next week to see what he thought of the Show-Me state's fair.


  1. I hadn't heard of Diane's latest movie!

  2. Love the fair - can't get there this year due to life but have fun!