Happy Friday! Hope you all had a great week like the bride who had a famous face appear in some of her wedding photos. This would be a fun dinner party story to tell for many years to come. And no doubt those photos will be displayed in a place of honor on the mantle or hall table for guests to see!
Well, even if Forest Gump didn’t make it into one of your selfies this week and you’ve realized that you really can’t take photos without filters anymore (true story), it’s Friday, dear friends. You know that means it’s time to sit back with a square of your favorite chocolate and check out another “5 Things.” Enjoy!
A new addition to Netflix is one that I cannot recommend enough. The series Midnight at the Pera Palace is a great story that shouldn’t be missed. The gorgeous Pera Palace Hotel in Istanbul is the backdrop, if not catalyst, for this romp into the past for the sake of Turkey’s future. The series also combines many of my favorite things: time travel (if you couldn’t tell), history, and a little bit of Agatha Christie. It’s also worth mentioning that the costumes are incredible!
The Princess Bride now has its own official cookbook. Inconceivable! You might say. Well, it’s true including clever recipes like “Bread Pirate Roberts” and “Iocane Powder Punch.” No doubt, these two recipes should be shared with your favorite nemesis over a boulder.
Speaking of nemeses, Wired has put out a helpful article on the topic of cracking down on spam calls and messages. Unfortunately, these are such a massive problem. If you have a not-so-tech-savvy friend or family member, it’s a good idea to share this information with them as well.
The state of Connecticut wisely sent delegate Michael Bolton to the American Song Contest. His song “Beautiful World” really gave me happy goosebumps. Another performer named Hueston from Rhode Island was exceptional as well and was automatically sent on to the finals. I can’t wait to hear the other performers in the coming weeks.
And The Atlantic has a great piece on dealing with online trolls. If you’re out there as a creator, writer, etc., you’ve dealt with them. Ah, bullies. We thought we’d escape them after graduating from school. Alas!
Okay, that’s all for now. Have a wonderful weekend, everyone, and don’t forget to pray for Ukraine!