High Five for Friday

Our forecast shows highs in the 70s for this weekend and I just saw the obnoxious guy across the street with a giant “Jane Fonda: Traitor Bitch” sticker on his truck get a parking ticket, so it’s already shaping up to be a pretty good Friday. Here are five highs from the last week:

1. My crazy pants!

Crazy PantsI kind of forgot I had these, and rediscovered them yesterday when I was digging around trying to locate my missing denim jacket. I get a lot of “Wow, those are …. interesting” comments when I wear these around town, which might sting a little more if the unofficial uniform of our town wasn’t dirty overalls and boots caked in cow shit.

2. The strawberry shortcake I made for Dave’s birthday came out pretty great:


I used this recipe, and to make the vanilla sugar I just added one teaspoon of vanilla per cup of sugar and blended it really well with a wire whisk. It may not be authentic, but it was easier than flying to Europe, which Google told me was the only place you can find vanilla sugar in stores.

3. I finally joined the rest of the world and started using Spotify. I love it so much, even though it makes me do the white man’s overbite at my desk all day.

I’ve been listening to Birdy’s cover of Bon Iver’s “Skinny Love” over and over for the last couple of days, and I can’t get over how great it is.

4. We’re taking a little trip to a casino in Southern Oregon for Dave’s birthday this weekend, and I have a really good feeling that I’m going to win millions even though I limit myself to $40 and only play the quarter machines.

5. Milky Way Midnights!


Dark chocolate. Caramel. Vanilla nougat. Adult onset diabetes.

I LOVE these candy bars, and Dave bought me a couple earlier this week because he is the best ever and also because I’ve been a stressed-out, whiny wreck lately and he is probably hoping the caramel/nougat combo will glue my jaws shut. I brought one to work today for an after-lunch snack, only I totally want to eat it right now. It’s acceptable to slam-nom a candy bar before 10 a.m., right? Don’t answer that; I’m doing it anyway.

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9 thoughts on “High Five for Friday

  1. Abigail

    a) Yes, spotify is the BEST.

    b) I haven’t listened to the Birdy cover yet because there’s been a radio commercial campaign for her that bills her as this up-and-coming songwriter and then plays part of the song and has her talking about why she sings it and it just feels a little off since IT’S NOT HER SONG.

    c) You are correct that MWMidnight is the best food. But I prefer it in the Halloween fun size shape exclusively. The ratio of chocolate to insides is PERFECT.

    1. heatherhomefaker Post author

      a) Very yes.

      b) Seriously? That is pretty dumb … just listen to it once and then continue to judge her (and I’ll join you, because WHO DOES THAT?)

      c) Please tell me you have an inside track on where I get my paws on these in non-Halloween-adjacent months.

  2. Joy V.

    Candy (or icecream) always tastes really good in the morning – I don’t know if it’s because our mouth hasn’t had a chance to wake up yet or what, but it definitely tastes different – and better. And probably it’s just mental. 🙂


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