I Got Five on It Friday Volume V

Five Favorite Things That Always Go Together

  1. Grits and Gravy
  2. Champagne and any day that ends with the letter “Y”
  3. Blue lights and basements
  4. Marvin and Tammy
  5. A group of really cool bloggers and booze… copious amounts of booze


Five Things every Gent Should Have in His Wardrobe

  1. A tuxedo that is pressed and ready to go at a moments notice
  2. At least one great blazer that works with jeans, tailored trousers, and everything in between the two
  3. At least one bespoke item – you will never look better
  4. A stack of cotton handkerchiefs pressed into daily service in your back pocket
  5. A cashmere sweater she can wear in the morning (be aware that she will look better in it than you ever have or will)


Five Favorite Quintessentially Cool and Cheap Dates

  1. Kennedy Center Millennium Stage
  2. Very tasty and mostly authentic Jamaican food from Negril followed by relatively cheap beer at the Quarry House
  3. Blueberry pancakes from Eastern Market (more for history than taste) and surfing for bargains at the flea market on Sundays
  4. Any new or closing exhibit at any museum
  5. Drum circle Sundays in Meridian Hill Park followed by Amsterdam Fallafel and a couple of beers at The Reef


Five Items on the Thanksgiving Day Menu I am preparing for a client – yes, I am a chef for hire; no, this menu is not traditional by request of the client

  1. Day boat scallop ceviché with an arugula salad and a smoked bacon vinaigrette
  2. Roasted garlic and potato bisque with homemade lamb sausage
  3. Confit of Turducken (roulettes of turkey breast stuffed with chicken breast stuffed with duck thigh and confited in duck fat) with truffled French fries and spinach, mushroom and goat cheese purses
  4. Selection of cheese from Cowgirl Creamery with truffled honey, wild berry compote, almond slivers, and toast points
  5. Carrot Cake made by this fantastic lady


Five Favorite Baby Making Songs – not that I ever expect to use them for that purpose

  1. Angel – Marvin Gaye (I know you all don’t click the musical links but, seriously, click this one.  Listen to this song.)
  2. How Come U Don’t Call Me Anymore – Joshua Redman’s insanely good cover of the iconic Prince Torch song
  3. Maxwell’s entire first album but most especially the 6th track, Til the Cops Come Knockin
  4. Lover’s Rock – Sade
  5. Windmills Of Your Mind – Sting singing on the Thomas Crowne Affair Soundtrack


Five favorite things that have happened since the election

  1. Watching the energy of a nation spill into the streets
  2. Seeing newspaper covers from all around the world displayed in front of the Newseum declaring Barack Obama the 44th President of the US
  3. Seeing all of the Impeach Barack websites proving the point that so many people, bloggers, columnists, and others made about the myopic blindness of those predisposed against an Obama presidency
  4. Having recaptured the respect of the world
  5. My suit jackets are lighter because I stopped carrying my pocket copy of the Constitution everywhere for protection


Five Favorite things about the James Bond Franchise – in honor of the new Bond flick, Quantum Solace

  1. Daniel Craig is the best James Bond since Sean Connery
  2. My favorite Bond Girl ever is M
  3. Though I dig BMW’s, so glad that Bond went back to driving Aston Martin’s in Casino Royale
  4. Speaking of Casino Royale… so glad the owners of the franchise finally decided to make a GOOD movie that just happened to have a chase scene and a fight or two
  5. Who doesn’t love saying Pussy Galore

 Five Bonus Thoughts

  1. Favorite thing I overheard in a bar recently:

Bar Patron #1: Now that the election’s over, admit it – you would have sex with Sarah Palin wouldn’t you.

Bar Patron #2: Of course I would, I like the dirty librarian thing.  Wouldn’t you?

Bar Patron #1: Yeah, but only anal

  1. I wish I didn’t care that the posts of which I am most proud have received some of the fewest comments.
  2. Did no one catch the acronym joke from the last I Got Five on it Friday or was it just not funny?
  3. Something you should know about reading my little slice of the interwebs: Italics = fiction writing
  4. I am a man of leisure unburdened with the hazards of working for a living
  5. By the by, this is my 100th post – yay me.

8 Responses to I Got Five on It Friday Volume V

  1. LiLu says:

    Congrats on the 100!

    And yeah, Daniel Craig surprised the hell outta me. I didn’t think a blond could pull it off. But he truly does Papa Connery (The Original and The Best) proud.

    Thanks, and yeah who woulda thunk it?

  2. carrie m says:

    I so want that Thanksgiving dinner over mine…and yes, congrats! Your blog is always a treat to read. Sorry that sounded so cheesy, I’m in a cough medicine fog. As for your favorite posts not getting a lot of comments, maybe you’re just ahead of your time. 😉

    If I told you that I dinner involves doing the same thing and expecting a different result, you might change your mind… and thank you for your very kind words

  3. brookem says:

    god, you offer so much to comment on here.

    im wraped up in all that delicious food right now.
    mmmmmmmm. lunch time.

    LOVE angel. good choices there.

    Angel rocks, You Sure Love to Ball rocks, After the Dance rocks, and if you’ve never heard Teena Marie’s tribute, My Dear Mr. Gaye, it rocks too

  4. Lisa says:

    Hey, congrats on 100! I love the overheard Palin confersation! And, um, no, very slow on the acronym.

    Thank you… and yeah I just about fell off my stool when I said heard that

  5. lacochran says:

    Congratulations on hitting 100!

    Thanks for the shout out. I enjoyed meeting you very much. And you certainly fit the lyrics:

    Dressed smart like a London Bloke.
    Before he speak his suit bespoke.

    Nice duds.

    And I love the drumming in Meridian Hill Park!

    AND (I know this is blasphemy but) I like Daniel Craig better than James Connery as Bond. *ducks* But what do I know? I went to a Beaujolais Nouveau release last night at Montmartre. 🙂 Okay, the food and the friends were much better than the wine but I managed to choke a few glasses of it down.

    If I were to have listened to my hear of hearts, I probably would have admitted that I liked Casino Royale and by extension Daniel Craig better than any of the Bond movies from Sean Connery… and thank you, thank you, thank you.

  6. laloca says:

    great lists, lovely writing, but…

    there’s no acute accent on the final e in ceviche; the stress is on the i.

    which reminds me of the best ceviche i ever tasted, sitting on the beach as dawn broke after senior prom. good times. and a perfect balance of lenguado, lime and rocoto.

    Thank you for the correction and the compliment. Ceviche on the beach after prom sounds like a story that needs to be told.

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