Friday, August 16, 2013

(Quite) Random 5 Friday

It's a beautiful Friday afternoon in New York and it's time to join Nancy and friends for Random 5 Friday. 

1) I had dinner with work buddies in Astoria, Queens last night. It is a very diverse and fun neighborhood and I enjoyed seeing the mix of magazines at the corner stand.

 I couldn't identify all of the languages I saw.

2. I also saw some television filming -- one of my favorite things to encounter -- when I walked to the restaurant from the subway. They were filming "The Blacklist" which will air in the fall. James Spader stars in it, and no, I didn't see James Spader.


3) I never realized how many times the phone rings during the day. There is an election in New York in September and I think I've gotten calls from everyone running at least several times. There is also someone who calls frequently telling me I've won a health alert system. Thanks, no thanks. 

4) It's almost time to get the dehydrator out and start making kale chips. I'm a fan of kale chips -- never thought I would say that -- and at an average price of $6.95 a small package I've decided to make them. I'm just waiting for it to get a little cooler. 

5) After my two flight delays this summer I said I would never fly again. That lasted at least two days and I'm researching some very fun destinations. No details yet, but I love the research. 

That's my random August life. Thankful for the sweet days of summer and thankful for all of you who stop by and visit. Have a great weekend!



16 comments:

Terra said...

I would get a kick out of seeing tv and movies being made on the street. No telling who you will see.
Making your own kale chips sounds delish.
I am having a book give away on my blog today.

Susie said...

Buttercup, I hope your weekend is wonderful. I plan to go check out a couple farmers markets. It may rain though. We have had the best weather this week. The only film I ever came across during filming was "Days of Thunder" with Tom Cruise, in Dayton Beach. It was interesting. I need to go through some of your post I have missed. xoxo,Susie

Theresa said...

I saw your filming Instagram... SO jealous:) Enjoy your weekend day Friend, HUGS!

TARYTERRE said...

Kale chips sound interesting.

Leave It To Davis said...

How exciting to see where they are filming something with James Spader....likely that he is the villain!

Sad, but true, I don't even know what kale is.

Mary said...

Kale chips are yummy!

And we just got a call a half hour ago saying we won a health alert system. lol. We didn't answer. We don't answer our phone unless we recognize the number...

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

Thank to the creators of Caller ID, I no longer have to listen to political callers.

Hate kale, but the chips aren't bad.

I saw some filming with Ben Stiller last year when I visited NY, and it was exciting even though they did nothing. It does not take much to get m excited.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

We've had some glorious August days here this week. Glad you are enjoying yours. Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Denise D Hammond, CGFM-Retired said...

Just wait. Once these creeps find out you are eligible for Medicare they will hound you with phone calls for hearing aids. Just keep saying 'What?'

Sharon said...

I always love your random Fridays!

Grammy Staffy said...

Have a great weekend. I've never had kale chips. Guess I should try them. Hugs

Lynda said...

It sounds like you have gotten rested up and are back to being active in your city again! I can hear the lilt in your steps through your words.
And a big THANK YOU for my beautiful cards!!! That was a very nice surprise in today's mail.

Nancy said...

Look at you getting all frugal with your kale chips. Love it! :)

Melinda said...

Fun, fun, fun!

Enjoy your Sunday.

:o)

Paula said...

Juneau is a great destination! And you have a place to stay!

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

I do enjoy your shares about your life and neighborhood :)