Penny's Passion: Five on Friday - September 29, 2023

Thursday, September 28, 2023

Five on Friday - September 29, 2023

Can you believe this is the last weekend in September?  This month has flown by.  Here's the last Five on Friday for the month ~

1.  National Coffee Day
Rejoice coffee lovers - today's your day!  It's National Coffee Day!  The lines at your favorite coffee joint might be a bit longer today because of the deals they are offering.  Starbucks is offering free coffee tastings in select locations while Krispy Kreme is giving customers a free medium hot or iced coffee or espresso-based drink no purchase necessary.  Dunkin' reward members can get a free medium iced or hot coffee with any purchase.  

2.  Fair Play
If we have time to squeeze in a movie this weekend, I want to see Fair Play.  It's opening in limited theaters this weekend and will be everywhere on October 6.  It's starring Phoebe Dynevor from Bridgeton and I'm excited to see her in this role.  Here's the summary ~
When a coveted promotion at a cutthroat financial firm arises, once supportive exchanges between lovers Emily (Phoebe Dynevor) and Luke (Alden Ehrenreich) begin to sour into something more sinister. As the power dynamics irrevocably shift in their relationship, the couple must face the true price of success and the unnerving limits of ambition. In her feature debut, writer-director Chloe Domont weaves a taut relationship thriller, staring down the destructive gender dynamics that pit partners against each other in a world that is transforming faster than the rules can keep up. Also starring Eddie Marsan, Rich Sommer, and Sebastian De Souza, Fair Play unravels the uncomfortable collision of empowerment and ego.

3.  Enough
Cassidy Hutchison's new book came out this week and I'm curious to read it.  I'm not so interested in the political standpoint of this book, but more about how a 24-year-old felt about January 6.  Here's the summary ~
Cassidy Hutchinson’s desk was mere steps from the most controversial president in recent American history. Now, she provides a riveting account of her extraordinary experiences as an idealistic young woman thrust into the middle of a national crisis, where she risked everything to tell the truth about some of the most powerful people in Washington.

Ever since a childhood visit to Washington, DC, Cassidy Hutchinson aspired to serve her country in government. Raised in a working-class family with a military background, she was the first in her immediate family to graduate from college. Despite having no ties to Washington, Hutchinson landed a vital position at the center of the Trump White House.

Her life took a dramatic turn on January 6th, 2021, when, at twenty-four, she found herself in one of the most extraordinary and unprecedented calamities in modern political history.

Hutchinson was faced with a choice between loyalty to the Trump administration or loyalty to the country by revealing what she saw and heard in the attempt to overthrow a democratic election. She bravely came forward to become the pivotal witness in the House January 6 investigations, as her testimony transfixed and stunned the nation. In her memoir, Hutchinson reveals the struggle between the pressures she confronted to toe the party line and the demands of the oath she swore to defend American democracy.

Enough reaches far beyond the typical insider political account. It’s the saga of a woman whose fierce determination helped her overcome childhood challenges to get her dream job, only to face a crisis of conscience—one that more senior White House aides tried to evade—and, in the process, find her voice and herself. This is a portrait of how the courage of one person can change the course of history.

4.  Halloween Earrings
Halloween is right around the corner.  Show your ears some love with a pair (or four) of new Halloween earrings!  Wearing themed earrings is a fun way to show some enthusiasm for the holiday.  Here are a few of my favorites from Amazon ~

5.  Adulting...

Have a great weekend!  I have a ton of wedding stuff to do for a wedding I'm helping with next weekend.  We're learning to play pickleball on Sunday and then we'll be glued to the TV Sunday night watching the Chiefs to see if Taylor Swift is at the game to see if they can pull out a win over the Jets.  Hope you have a great weekend and we'll see you back next week!


  1. Ahh! Coffee day! I like the sound of that and the Cassidy Hutchison book sounds interesting.
    hahaha! I want to goat too.

  2. Cute Halloween earrings! We all have those days when we just want to be a goat. Have a great weekend!