Friday, January 14, 2011

Friday 5 - Expiration

I am so pleased it is Friday.  Been a bit of a rough week at work and I expect next week will be too.  After that however, I have high hopes for it calming down at least a little. 

Thought I'd relax with a little Friday 5.  And if you haven't already been, head on over to Eclectic Spaghetti to check Tara's answers to life's little questions :-)   You can answer these questions for yourself in comments, if you feel moved to.  It's fun!

1.What was the most recent thing to go past its expiration date in your pantry?  Just this morning I threw out the remainder of a HUGE Mrs. Fields cookie that Girlie Girl's friends got for her birthday nearly 2 weeks ago.  It didn't have an actual expiration date marked on it, but I reckon two weeks is plenty long for a cookie to hang out.   

2.When does your excitement about the new year usually expire?  Oh, really quickly.   I get a little excited the first day, getting that "new beginning" feeling...but it doesn't last more than a day. 

3.What valued possession seems to be on the verge of expiration?  When my biggest fear came true and my car expired, I wondered what would be next.  So far, though, me and my valued possessions seem to be holding steady.  *knock on wood*

4.When does your current driver’s license expire?  February 2015.  I got a new one last year and it was fairly painless.

5.What subscription, membership, permit, policy, or other dated document are you most likely to allow to expire next without renewal?  My daughter's gym membership.  I got it for her two Christmases ago, because she really wanted it.  I knew how it would go...and it did.  And when it expires this coming December it will not be renewed.  At least not by me!

I hope you all have a nice weekend of rejuvenation and renewal!  It could happen :-)


Tara said...

The two of us feel the same way about celebrating the New Year. Yay! And then move on! :)

I forgot about gym memberships! I had one a few years ago and let it expire. Figured it was easier (and cheaper) to use the little gym at my apartment. The membership fee for the gym was over 200 bucks, and that was for people who lived in that city! Outrageous.

crazy4coens said...

I bet that Mrs. Fields cookie will last another 50 years unmolested in the landfill (well, unless it gets eaten, which it probably already has..... nevermind!)

laura b. said...

Tara: I think gym memberships are good for certain people. I am certainly not one of them. Like you, I'd rather make due with the bit of equipment in the basement at work...or just do outdoor things, like walking or messing around in those park courses.

C4C: haha! You may be right...I'm sure it was preserved to the hilt, but better the birds and rats eat it than me :-)

secret agent woman said...

1. No idea - cleaning out the pantry is on my list.
2. I wasn't very excited about it this year because I was still in a fair amount of pain.
3. Hmm. Not sure. Probably my whole house!
4. September 2012.
5. Someone gave me a magazine subscription to Better Homes and Gardens I won't renew.

laura b. said...

Secret: My pantry could use a go-though too, come to think of it.
And I wouldn't renew BH&G either.

Churlita said...

Wow. Cookies wouldn't last 2 weeks in my house. You guys have some great restraint.

laura b. said...

Churlita: I wish I could take more credit...but this was one of those giant hubcap sized cookies that are cute rather than truly delicious.