Penny's Passion: Five on Friday - April 19, 2024

Thursday, April 18, 2024

Five on Friday - April 19, 2024

Friday rolled around super fast this week!  I'm getting ready to go on a week-long work trip and, boy, the last few days went by way, way too quickly.  Let's see what five things I managed to put together for today ~

Remember back on February 4 at the Grammy's when Taylor Swift announced she was going to released a new album?  Well, today is the day!  The Tortured Poets Department, Taylor's eleventh album, is out for all to hear!  The album is comprised of 17 songs,  two of which are duets.  One of the duets is with Post Malone and the other with Florence and the Machines.  Can't wait to take a listen!

2.  National Clean Out Your Medicine Cabinet Day
Make the most of this national day - clean out those medicine cabinets!  Get rid of all those leftover drugs you knew were supposed to finish, but didn't.  Expired aspirin?  Today's the day to toss it out!  But disposing of unwanted drugs isn't as easy as flushing them down the toilet, possibly contaminating the water supply.  Instead, use a handy drug and deactivation disposal kit!  

Emily Henry's newest book releases next Tuesday!  I'm going to preorder it as a gift to myself for working so hard and being away from home.  I loved her book titled Book Lovers and I'm hoping to like this one just as much.  Here's the summary ~
Daphne always loved the way her fiancé Peter told their story. How they met (on a blustery day), fell in love (over an errant hat), and moved back to his lakeside hometown to begin their life together. He really was good at telling it…right up until the moment he realized he was actually in love with his childhood best friend Petra.

Which is how Daphne begins her new story: Stranded in beautiful Waning Bay, Michigan, without friends or family but with a dream job as a children’s librarian (that barely pays the bills), and proposing to be roommates with the only person who could possibly understand her predicament: Petra’s ex, Miles Nowak.

Scruffy and chaotic—with a penchant for taking solace in the sounds of heart break love ballads —Miles is exactly the opposite of practical, buttoned up Daphne, whose coworkers know so little about her they have a running bet that she’s either FBI or in witness protection. The roommates mainly avoid one another, until one day, while drowning their sorrows, they form a tenuous friendship and a plan. If said plan also involves posting deliberately misleading photos of their summer adventures together, well, who could blame them?

But it’s all just for show, of course, because there’s no way Daphne would actually start her new chapter by falling in love with her ex-fiancé’s new fiancée’s ex…right?

4.  Hard Miles
If we have a spare minute this weekend, I'd love to catch a movie.  Hard Miles is opening today and it sounds pretty inspirational.  Here's the summary ~
A strong-willed social worker at a youth prison assembles a cycling team of teenage convicts and takes them on a transformative 1000-mile ride. Inspired by the life of Greg Townsend and the Ridgeview Academy Cycling Team. This is the story of how these troubled young men found another gear.

5. Think about it...

Enjoy your weekend! It's supposed to be a little chilly here so I doubt we will be doing a lot outside. Hope to see you back next week!


  1. My youngest has listened to Taylor Swift's new album twice and I skimmed through it.
    Cleaning out our medicine cabinet is one of those jobs that I rarely get around to. I really should.
    Now I am thinking about a giraffe throwing up. I am off to Google if they even can. lol

  2. Oh I am excited to see that Emily Henry has a new book coming out; I love her books.