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Friday, August 14, 2020

Friday 5ive- August 14, 2020

Welcome to the Friday 5ive, a weekly blog post about five things that caught my attention this week. After a week with power for so many people in the tristate area, most have power back on, but it should not take that long to do it.

1) We made a trip to the new Wegmans in Harrison, NY to restock the refrigerator in Westchester. It’s a huge store and we were happy to enjoy an All-American Sub for dinner. Of course we bought a Wegmans chocolate cake for dessert for dinner the next night. You can’t beat Wegmans for customer service. They had lots of staff on hand to help customers. 

2)  I love this sign I saw on my walk. Every time I see one in someone's yard, it renews my faith in humanity.

3) I'm enjoying the Artist Series rides on Peloton. I've done Dolly Parton, Whitney Houston, Cher, and this week the newest one was Prince. They played all of the classic Prince hits and it was a blast riding to all my favorite songs. 

4)  My sister recommended that we watch the documentary Lenox Hill on Netflix, and we are hooked. The hospital is a few blocks from us, and we are so impressed with the doctors highlighted on this engrossing series. Two of the doctors are expecting babies and I am amazed at how they do their very intense jobs while pregnant.

5) I read three books this week. First up is The Last Story of Mina Lee by Nancy Jooyoun Kim about a young  woman who finds her mother dead on her living room floor and discovers secrets about her mother's past that affect her. It's beautifully written, and if you liked Jean Kwok's Searching For Sylvie Lee, this one is for you. My full review posts next week.
Erica Katz's The Boys Club is like Erin Duffy's Bond Girl (one of my favorites) but set in the world of Big Law instead of high finance. It's fast paced, and you cringe as you watch the protagonist make bad decisions as she tries to survive in the high stakes world of mergers and acquisitions.
Last up is R. Eric Thomas' hilarious Here For It, a series of essays about growing up black, gay and Christian in Baltimore. He writes a column for ELLE magazine, and the way he looks at the world is laugh out loud funny.

I hope you stay safe and healthy and socially distant. Wash your hands and wear a mask.


  1. I am toying with the idea of buying a Peloton. Do you love it? My daughter just got one and I feel like I need one, especially with winter weather and still not wanting to go to a gym.

    1. I love mine! I use it every day, and there's so much you can do- bike, yoga, strength workouts, even meditation. Our Peleton has saved us during this lockdown.