May 4, 2012 – Friday 5

May the 4th be with you!
I could tell you all about how my MBA capstone presentation is on Tuesday, May 8th at 7:45 pm; it’s then that I will find out if I am eligible to graduate. I could tell you that my group is 90% done, and that we are close, so close to having the presentation done, and that we are moving into finally trimming it down to presentation length and practicing it. I could tell you that I’m managing the stress of this surprisingly well, despite the fact that both laundry, summer/winter clothes traffic jam, and two days of group work downtown this weekend have totally piled up.
But if I told you all of that, this blog would totally be a repetitive mess of me telling you about the end of the semester, every semester. Let’s just say, I’m handling it well, I’m feeling pretty good about the presentation, I think I’ll be ready to go on Tuesday, and I haven’t cried. Not once.
It’s bittersweet, though. Charlie will be running in his second Capital City Half Marathon tomorrow, this time, doing the “quarter marathon” (10K), and I won’t be there to see him cross the finish line while cheering my head off. He trained very hard, and I am so proud of him.
I’m going to try to make my lunch for my long day, tomorrow, and in the meantime, you read this week’s Friday5:
  1. What was the last thing you took out of your microwave oven?
    I made gorgonzola cheese crackers last night, and melted the cheese a little. It was pretty tasty, but my my stomach turned itself inside out. So, probably a bad idea.
  2. What was the last thing you took out of the washing machine?
    My delicates, last Sunday.
  3. What was the last thing you took out of the trunk of your automobile?
    I took the recycling out to the drop location. All-in-all, I had 8 bags of cans, glass, and plastic to put in there. I had a small mountain of recycling in the garage.
  4. What was the last thing you took out of your mouth?
    Since quitting smoking, I’ve had a few different things to keep my mouth busy while I’m in the car (I spend a lot of time in the car). Recently, I’ve taken to degloving the skin off of raw almonds. I’ll work on one until I’ve peeled all of the skin off, and then put the naked almonds in an empty pop can in the car.
  5. What was the last thing you took out of an envelope?
    The wedding invitation of a high school friend. I’m really excited to go, to!!