Friday, March 7, 2008

Friday Five

It's that time of week again where I leave the negative behind and focus on the things that exceeded my expectations this week . . . . of course the very astute among you may observe the Friday Five is being actually posted on Sunday, which brings me to:

1. The level of my fatigue - definitely exceeded my expectations. I'm not sure this is a positive thing, but after uploading the photo for this post last night I was so close to bonking out right at the laptop I decided discretion was the better part of valor and I retreated to the bedroom where I spent a lovely 10 hours recouping from a tough week. Of course there is no real weekend out here during the season, but I felt a lot fresher this morning!

2. Vermont exceeded my expectations. I mean, maple syrup, aways a treat, but passing a meassure to arrest George Bush and Dick Cheney on sight - that's going above and beyond . . .

3. Dyson vacuums - Goldfish got a Dyson Animal for her birthday a couple weeks ago and the thing just kicks butt - German engineering meets dog hair, it makes our tired carpets look new. And free shipping to Unalaska? Priceless . . . . .

4. My movie pick for the week was Juno - both Goldfish and I enjoyed it immensely. It combined realism with hope, a delicate trick, and the acting was great.

5. And finally, my family. I've been rolling out some pretty big news this week as time allowed (it's tough to get in phone calls with long hours and time zone differences) and without exception, from coast to coast and points in between, they were all suportive and loving. I'm a very lucky guy . . . . .

5 comments:

Jennifer McKenzie said...

Oh, I'm glad you got some sleep, Steve. Sounds like you're having fun.
I bet my dog's hair could kill a Dyson. It's killed everything else for the last ten years.

pat said...

I'm jealous about the new vaccuum cleaner...wonder how it would service 4 cats?

Zack said...

I didn't get a phone call, and I'm the easiest one to get a hold of, especially now that I have a cell again. That's ok though, I already know what you were going to ask me anyways.
Love you Dadfish

AlaskaSteve said...

I think a Dyson Animal can handle any amount of pet hair from what I've seen so far - and I shed pretty heavily myself, and it seems to handle that as well . . . Zack, good talking to you tonight, you had indeed cracked the case - I hope we can get together in May for those two things we talked about - love you, Dad

Frieda said...

Love the Vermont comment. That is one State that has their priorities right and their sense of humor intact.