It’s The Friday Five!

C&R’s last crowdsourced Friday Five was such a hit that I’ve decided to do it again.  Here’s your Friday Five!

From Polt: What did I love about this week?  Freshly laundered bedsheets, still warm from the dryer.  Slapping these little slices of heaven right on the bed and then sliding between them, rolling onto your side, pulling the sheet up to your nose and making yourself a little cocoon of warm, comfy, lavender-scented awesomeness is one of life’s greatest pleasures!  Next to a night with three Asians with hairthings spent on those sheets.  Yeah, that would be better.

From Tam: My new favourite thing is PC Caramelized Red Onion Chutney. At our house we hate mustard and we hate mayonnaise, so sometimes sandwiches are a little dry, but since I discovered this product … *swoon*. The description: With a fusion of English-style malt vinegar and Italian balsamic vinegar of Modena, along with brown sugar, herbs, spices, and slow-cooked caramelized onions, our zesty chutney adds a dash of vibrancy to your dishes. Imported from United Kingdom.  Doesn’t that sound yummy? I guess the imported thing explains the price, a bit steep, but worth every cent to liven up my sandwich. I see they use butter in it so it’s not vegan. Sorry Adam.

From Craig: M&Ms – Growing up in my parents house, Mom always kept bowls of red and green M&Ms scattered around the house around Christmas. (For our Canadian readers, M&Ms are like your Smarties but a million and a half times better.) I carried the tradition over to my new place for my first Christmas on my own and it was fantastic. Easy access to M&Ms at all times with no one but myself to eat them? Yes please! Even after the Christmas season ended, and all the red and green M&Ms had made their way through my toilet and into your drinking water, I’ve kept the tradition alive by keeping original M&Ms on my coffee table at all times. Not only are they extremely delicious, but they add a splash of color to my drab earth toney living room!

From Mikey: So there was this thing called the Super Bowl on Sunday.  You might have heard of it.  Well anyway, before the game aired NBC ran a commercial/promo wishing everyone a Happy Super Bowl.  Sure this sounds like typical network TV fare for the most watched event of the year.  What made this one amazing was the fact that someone (most likely Tina Fey) got a bunch of the stars of NBC’s shows together to sing and dance to “Brotherhood of Man” from How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.  The result…magic.  And GAY magic, which only happens during Madonna Super Bowls.

From Michelle M.: A federal appeals court ruled against California’s voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage (Prop 8) on Tuesday. Finally.

This week’s runners up: the state of Washington, The premier of Smash, slow cookers, painting bottles, Dance Moms (last weeks competition took place at East Islip High School!), Happy Endings, Archie Panjabi, The River, cat breading and hardcore gay pornography.


60 thoughts on “It’s The Friday Five!”

  1. Shows what Craig knows! We have M&Ms here too, but Smarties are far superior.

    (I’ll concede that peanut M&Ms are awesome, mostly because Smarties don’t come in a peanut variety. Nestle apparently want there factory peanut free or something).

    1. I like your house! It’s boring, like mine!

      I love that you have bowls of candy. When I was little, I loved visiting homes that had bowls of candy. Usually they were old ladies’ homes, and the candy was ribbon candy, but still.

  2. 1. Mmmm. Fresh sheets
    3. Eff you and your stinkin’ M&Ms. You better change your tune if you expect to woo Mr. Sombrero
    4. That video was cute, I liked L&O the best because it was most out of place.
    5. Yay for a court with a brain. So when is Ryan gonna get married and invite us all to the wedding? I hope it’s in winter so I can escape the cold when I get my invitation. Does he need a toaster?

  3. That M&M on the coffee table is a sweet idea. Course, with all the junk I have on MY coffee table, the M&Ms would probably get lost.

    And mine would have to be peanut M&Ms, cause, as Nathan said, They Rule!


  4. 1. Fresh sheets are the best.
    2. Malt vinegar, balsamic vinegar, and caramelized onions? Mmmmm! I wonder if Wegmans has it,
    3. I’m not a chocolate fan, so I prefer the flat/wide smarties for their higher candy coating to chocolate ratio.
    4. TV? Meh.
    5. I’m trying not to get too excited about this. No matter the decision, this was always just one more step toward the inevitable bloviation from Justice Scalia et al on this issue. I’m not overly optimistic about the final outcome.

    1. I’m generally not optimistic either. It’ll all come down to Kennedy’s vote, cause we know how the other 8 are gonna decide. And while Kennedy IS a Republican, and decides that way heavily on some issues, he was for the decision that overturned the anti-gay sex laws in all 50 states.

      So really, I don’t know. But Kennedy is the one to watch.


  5. 1. Fresh sheets are TOTALLY the best, which is why I change mine once a week, that and it cuts down on allergens. (But no scented anything, just clean for me is fine.)
    2. Interesting. I get the mayo hate, but what is wrong with mustard?
    3. Meh, not a huge fan of chocolate or candy as a general rule. I also hate coffee tables, they just get in the way and collect shit. Now if it were a cookie jar…
    4. What TwoPi said.
    5. Like I said on facebook, I am sooooo tired of this debate. This is not an issue and should not continue to be made so. People against “gay marriage” (I even had the distinction that is made in that term) are arguing from a point of bigotry and that is just plain wrong. People should be allowed to marry whom they choose (and don’t feed me that marry dogs, goats or kids bullshit either).

      1. Coffee tables just get in the way and collect crap and dust. I don’t have one in my living room, nor do I intend to.

        Too bad Spring barely tolerates your existence Adam. And srsly, pickles and mustard are great, especially on a hamburger.

        1. Coffee tables just get in the way and collect crap and dust.

          This is true, but if I didn’t have one, I’d just have to find another flat surface for the crap and dust.

          1. Sorry I gotta go with Adam on this. Gerkins are enjoyable, but dills, and the slices on sandwiches…no way. And Mustard, its only good on a hot dog. Other than that…ewwww.

            Oh and a lil mustard goes in the deviled eggs, so it’s not bad there either.


  6. Fresh sheets are amazing. It’s a wonderful little reward waiting for you after going through all the trouble of stripping and remaking your bed from scratch.

      1. Yeah, I gotta agree with Adam, I dont like flannel sheets, they’re scratchy. I like the sheets made out of t-shirt material! I have a set in white, blue AND grey!


      2. Flannel sheets are the best, as long as you’re not wearing flannel pjs, then it’s a bit of the velcro effect.

        I don’t like those t-shirty sheets so much because they just kept stretching when you move around.

          1. Who folds the fitted sheets? Actually, I dont fold ANY of my sheets. I take the old set off and throw them in a ball on the closet floor. And then when it’s time to put that set back on, I wash them and that night, they go on the bed.

            Folding sheets is for old ladies and wimps.


  7. 1. Love fresh sheets, but I use unscented fabric softener and detergent. Polt looks so innocent (ha!) and cute all snuggled in.
    2. That looks good, I’ll have to hunt some down and give it a try. Mustard and Mayo are gross.
    3. Craig, I thought you couldn’t have red M&Ms?
    4. Tina Fey ate that whole dish of guacamole/bean dip!
    5. Yeah, but at least it’s a step in the right direction.

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