Friday, January 24, 2014

I Hope I'm Not Stale Random 5 Friday

Welcome to Random 5 Friday where we examine some of the great issues of the day and have a lot of fun, not necessarily in that order.

1) No, I'm not a baked product, but there are times I worry I'm getting a little stale, both here and on Twitter. I think I need to be more edgy and relevant. I'm not quite sure what edgy means exactly, but in an effort to exploit my inner edginess I promise not to mention the "Polar Vor..." again on this blog, at least this year.

2) And on that note, I'm @buttercup10024 on Twitter and you can tell me yourself if I'm a little stale. I won't be hurt, and I love new friends.

3) On the relevance trail, I'm introducing a new Random 5 concept, "What I'm thinking..." I will select an issue of the day (or week) and provide advice to a famous person. Just call me Aunt Buttercup. Today I'm thinking about Justin Bieber. This is probably the first time I've given Justin Bieber any thought, but I've seen at least 100 references to him on television, in newspapers and all over the internet. And what am I thinking about Justin? Justin, you've got every opportunity in the world, please don't toss them away so casually. Somehow I don't think Justin is going to listen to Aunt Buttercup, but I think it's really good advice. I've got some thoughts about Kim Kardashian, too, but I'm saving them for next week.

4) I baked again this week. I've realized that there are few things nicer than a cozy kitchen on a cold day and the aroma of baking. One thing I hadn't realized is coming in from the cold to a home-baked treat is even sweeter.

5) I haven't forgotten my photos. But this week I'm going with very down-to-earth pictures. This is what New York City looks like during the "Polar Vor..." --Oops! -- and after a foot of snow.

Inside this tent there are dozens of roses, kept safe from freezing.

This is my bus stop across from the library. Dirty slush and a little mountain between the bus stop and the bus. This is the worst of the remainder of the storm. The major streets are clear and the crosswalks are shoveled. 

As always, I'm so glad you came to visit. Take care and have a sweet evening! 


Beth @ E. Lizard Breath Speaks said...

that is when i feel sad for snow. yucky gross snow is no fun. ha. ha!! poor roses ... i hope they are stay warm. ( :

Navigating Northward said...

Looks like your snow is melting. Look forward to spring!

Chatty Crone said...

It looks so cold there - I bet baked good and a warm kitchen felt really good.

Nellie said...

My husband and I said the very same thing about Justin Bieber earlier today!

I really loved this post "Aunt Buttercup!" I don't think you're stale at all!

Now, I'm going to look you up on Twitter!:-) I'm there, too!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

It sure has been a cold winter for that part of the country. I hope you have a nice weekend with some sunshine! And are never stale my friend! Always fun!

Catherine said...

Dear Carol,

I think that is good advice. I hope that somehow I don't think he is quite ready to listen.
Baking in this weather is just about the most comforting and cozy treat.
Have a good weekend.
Blessings dear. Catherine xo


LOVE the photos of the snow in New York.

Simply Linda said...

Aunt Buttercup, love it!! Your not stale, love every post you have.Blessings

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

We have a new covering of snow here. No slush, just ice and windy with snow drifting up here today. We have been in the deep freeze all week and will be next week too. I am wondering what the ground hog will have to say come Feb. 2nd.

Patty Sumner said...

Well, you could never be boring Aunt I love it! I think relevance is a matter of the individual... If you share about what matters to you that is what matters... It looks llke you and I both are still "experiencing the Polar Vor"...I know they say it is gone and over but today we are having snow...again and the freezing temps and wind chills below zero... unusual for good ole KY! I do not, I cannot help you there.. I just refuse to get all tied up in so many things...Facebook is enough for Have a great weekend and I love visiting with you. Blessings!

Anonymous said...

I know the roses are a colorful sight among the slush and cold.
Baking on a cold, snowy day sounds wonderful. I hope you have a lovely day, Aunt Buttercup!

Sola Scriptura said...

I always enjoy your photos! If I join twitter, I'll be sure to follow you.

Ida said...

Well I don't find you at all "stale" just so you know.

Oh fresh baked goods sound wonderful. I bought muffins yesterday and boy was I disappointed, the carrot cake one was so dry...I love baking so perhaps I need to do that instead of wasting money on bad baked goods.

Oh my that slussy snow looks so dirty, that's when winter is ugly. I bet though people are glad it's starting to melt. At least they are coping the best they can.

Gypsy Heart said...

I hope it begins to warm up for you soon! It's been bitterly cold here the past couple of days but today it's in the 60's.

Please don't hate me ~ I'm sick of Justin Bieber and the Kardashian's. JB has not had the proper guidance for his early millionaire & fame. The Kardashian's are rich and trashy, IMHO. I know it's not my place to judge but oh my, all of them are a challenge. :)

Hope you're having a great weekend!


Nancy Claeys said...

Don't get too edgy Carol or I won't be able to understand what you are saying... Lol.

And Twitter? I have an account but don't participate. I just don't get it. I'm old.

And thanks for not mentioning the PV. xo

Mevely317 said...

Stale? Never! (For some reason, Billy Joel's "Just the Way You Are" started playing on the little record player in my head!)

Sorry to be blunt, but I think Justin Bieber and the Kardashians are a plumb waste of oxygen. Sound advice, all the same Aunt Buttercup! :)

aspiritofsimplicity said...

I will be so happy when it warms up a bit. One of my favorite things about cities is the flowers sold in sidewalk shops.