Week-End Review: Friday Fives, plus a quizzical bonus

Five things to tell you:

I went back to the office for three days this week (worked at home the other two, since I didn’t have transportation). I’ve found I’m productive in different ways in each space.

On my second day back, I invited you to my workplace and asked for your help – a simple online vote – to get a new program off the ground. If you haven’t done that, there’s still time… (and honestly, I’ll never know if you did unless you decide to tell me)

As of today, it’s been four weeks since my shoulder surgery. I have an appointment with my orthopedist on Monday, the 21st (exactly one month after the procedure). He had told me I’d need to wear the sling for four to six weeks after the surgery, and as you can see, I’ve done the math.

I am trying not to get my hopes up, but if he tells me I can stop wearing it – or at least not wear it all the time – on Monday, look for a very happy Twitter update from me late Monday afternoon!

Considering that I’ve been “off” for the better part of the last month, you might not think I’d be all that excited about a three-day weekend, but a weekday at home when I’m NOT working will actually be pretty nice!

Five (well, I made ‘em LOOK like five) things I found this week:

A rather timely reflection in light of the current campaign to keep public broadcasting alive – either you listen (to non-commercial radio) or you don’t. And as Borders struggles to keep itself alive, Jessica remembers how a chance find in one of its stores changed her life. (I’ll be back on this topic in this week’s Sunday Salon.)

Valentine’s Day follow-up: Two reflections on the intersection of literature, feminism, and romance

If, like me, you’re old enough to remember black-and-white televisions and 8-track tapes…well, maybe we all belong in a museum. More musical memories: behind the music with the Pixel Chick

Seen on the street somewhere near Boston (thanks to Dawn for the photo AND caption of the week!)

And since I haven’t shared a Blogthings quiz lately:

Are You Fiction or Non-fiction?
You Are Nonfiction



You are mentally sharp and clear-minded. Facts matter to you, and you remember them well.

You are curious about the world, and many subjects interest you. You have a real thirst for knowledge.



You are willing to listen to any point of view, as long as it’s backed up with facts and logic.

You have nothing against fiction, but you definitely feel like the real world is interesting enough as is!



Considering that most of my book reviews lately have been nonfiction, this probably sounds about right, doesn’t it?

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