Friday at 5 – May 18

The whistle’s blown, you’ve punched your time sheet, you’ve shut down the workstation, you’ve said your goodbyes. Congratulations, you’ve made it through another work week. Let us help you get your weekend started in the right direction with the weekly Friday at 5.

What to Watch: The NBA Playoffs. The nations longest lasting sports tournament continues and will provide some nice bookends to the sports weekend. Tonight kicks off with Boston and Philadelphia (Boston to win) at 8:00 and Oklahoma City and the Lakers (OKC) at 10:30. Sunday night provides a nice end cap to the weekend with Indiana trying to expand their series lead (which they will) against el Heat at 3:30. And at 10:30 the Spurs will continue to barrel through the Clippers.

The UEFA Champions League Final between Bayern Munich and Chelsea is Saturday at 2:45. This match will be shown on Fox so you don’t have to pay way too much money to eat food at the one bar in town that shows soccer, but you still can if you want to, I guess.

The real highlight of the weekend will be the 137th running of the Preakness in Baltimore. Coverage begins Saturday at 4:30 on NBC. Kentucky Derby winner I’ll Have Another will be trying to win the second leg of the elusive Triple Crown. But even after a disappointing second place finish at the Derby, Bodemeister remains the favorite Saturday and will be the horse to beat.

What to Do: Buy a Frisbee, or three, and find the Frisbee Disc Golf course nearest you. I’ve played golf for several years now, but was just introduced to Frisbee Golf last month and I highly recommend you give it a try. It takes significantly less time to play a round of Disc Golf and costs significantly less money. It’s also a lot more challenging than you might think. I’d recommend buying a starter set of three discs, not because you will need a Long-Range, Mid-Range, and Putter, but because there’s a really good chance you’ll lose a disc or two. Give it a try; you’ll have a great time. And if nothing else, you’ll be out of the house.

What to Drink: In honor of the Preakness, this weeks drink of the week is the Black-Eyed Susan. Here’s how you make it:

– ¾ oz Vodka

– 1 ¼ oz Early Times Kentucky Whiskey*

– 3 oz Sweet and Sour Mix

– 2 oz Orange Juice

– Stir and garnish, traditionally with an orange slice and cherry. (or a lime)

* Whilst Early Times is not legally a bourbon, feel free to substitute your favorite bourbon here for the same effect.

Slainte Mhath.

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