Friday Five, travel

Friday Five

Making Me Happy This Week:

Chicago Style Pizza
Since I left the state, Pizza Papalis has expanded and sprinkled locations all over Metro Detroit. Since no one outside of the Great Lakes seems to understand what real Chicago deep dish is, I’ve made two visits this week. Totally worth it.

Mom is still recuperating and we’ve gotten through almost 9 seasons. I expect we’ll get caught up before I get on a plane.

Tool Skillz
While I’ve been here, I’ve been able to do some repairs around the house. My dad was a handy guy and passed on plenty of knowledge to me, which I am always grateful for.

I know it seems superficial, but I love a good tea and especially a good tea latte. Starbucks is consistent, something I didn’t realize made such a difference until I lived in three different states and was driving through four. Proximity here means I may even get to keep my gold status.

New Kicks
I got some new shoes this week, with the new school’s colors. I’m pretty excited about them.


Friday Five, life unfiltered

Friday Five

Things Making Me Happy This Week

I’ve already talked about The Martian, which was exactly what I needed when I needed it. I’m recommending it to anyone who is currently depressed about the film offerings out right now.


If, like me, you’ve been watching the internet freak out a out about this show for months, you’ll be interested. The digital release of the cast recording was at the end of September and the entire album is phenomenal. Once you hear it, you’ll understand why all of Twitter has been on fire about #hamiltunes. I’ve had it on pretty much non-stop all week.

Pizza and Coneys
It’s been a long time since I’ve been home for this long. Despite less than optimal circumstances, the comfort foods of metro Detroit have been really, really nicimage


Cider Mills and doughnuts, changing colors on the trees and a crisp breeze. Mom is doing well and this is possibly the best time of the year to be in Michimage


I love this podcast. If you don’t want to take my word for The Martian and Hamilton, you can listen to other smart people talk about them this week. I’m listening on Stitcher these days, so I can sell my old iPod and their Listen Later feature is the best.