Friday, October 23, 2015

Five Things for Friday

1. As a follow-up to last week's Friday post, the spider at the mailhouse is gone, so I can once again get my mail in peace. I hope it found a nice isolated bush or tree to live in for the rest of its days where it will only terrorize the bugs that it catches in its web.

2. And as follow-up to #2 in last week's post, just in case you were wondering (and I know you were), my Avengers pumpkins pin is up to 224 re-pins and 24 likes.

3. One more follow-up, this one about my thoughts and predictions about war and the Middle East. This was on the front page of The Wall Street Journal yesterday:

To keep it pithy and reiterate what I said before, Putin and al-Assad together make me very apprehensive!

4. Speaking of feeling apprehensive, last Saturday night at a fine Italian restaurant I ate quail egg for the first time. It turned out to be good and tasted like a regular fried egg, only smaller. It was on top of my beef tenderloin. I also discovered at that dinner that I really like hazelnuts. How did I not know that before? Hazelnuts are delicious!

5. I'm really enjoying the final season of Downton Abbey. I'm glad that I decided to watch it early with the Brits.
I watch the newest episode every Friday afternoon as my special end-of-the-week treat.

The writers and actors have done themselves proud with this final season. The writing and acting are better than I've ever seen them on the show. The storylines and interactions are witty and funny, or touching and meaningful, and it's very enjoyable and well-done. All signs so far of this wonderful show ending well are good. If you're waiting to watch until it airs here in the U.S. starting in January, you're in for a treat!

Next week I won't be blogging, so I'll let the owl do the talking for me...