Friday at Five – August 10, 2012

Well it’s that time again. It’s Friday afternoon and, for many of you, that means the workweek is coming to an end. Here’s your weekly “what to do this weekend” post. Remember, though, as Josh pointed out on Monday, this will be the last Friday at Five for a while as we’re incorporating a new feature on the sight over the next few weeks. As Josh wrote on Monday, now that the sight is up and running and we’re getting into the flow of things, we’re going to start reading a book together and discussing our reading each Thursday–which is really how TTAF got started in the first place. And just a reminder we want you to read along with us. The first book we’ll read is called Gilead, by Marilynne Robinson, and we’ll be starting with the first 50 pages. Each Thursday, we’ll get together and talk about the book, post our discussion on Friday, and ask you to comment along with us. Again, TTAF is all about community. We want you to take part in this with us. On to the notes:

What to watch: This weekend concludes the spectacle known as the Olympics. The lineup for the final weekend includes men’s and women’s basketball, hockey, handball, the modern pentathlon, and wrestling, among others. It also includes the uber-generic category known as “athletics.”

Also of note this weekend is the opening weekend of both The Bourne Legacy (for which we need some convincing) and The Campaign (which we can’t wait to see).

What to do: as the Olympics is concluding, give your favorite sport a fair shake. If your Curtis, that means you’ll be stuck in a friends basement or garage for hours on end playing ping-pong, or as some like to call it, table-tennis. Hopefully your favorite event will get you outside a bit.

Also this weekend you should buy your copy of Gilead and begin reading.

What to drink: As the Olympics are winding down, so is summer for many. With schools getting back in session, this is for many the last weekend of summer. In celebration, I’ll be partaking in my go-to warm weather drink: a simple rum and coke. My recommendation is Appleton Estate Jamaica Rum. Give it a try.

Until next week. Slainte Mhath.

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One Comment on “Friday at Five – August 10, 2012”

  1. August 13, 2012 at 7:12 am #

    Just a quick heads up, although you might have already guessed it from its lack luster score on Rotten tomatoes, The Bourn Legacy is not worth the cash. I went to a pre-screening a week or two back and was quite disappointed, even though it was free… all in all its a few good action scenes, some good actors acting, but there just isn’t any heart, no through line…

    If you do however go to see it (or want to go see it) know that there is one very good scene. [light spoiler] Its hard to watch, but there is a “workplace shooting” scene that was the one shinning moment in the film.

    And so just like Indi, the perfect “ride into the sunset” trilogy end, is tarnished by continuing the story…


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