Got a haircut at Supercuts in Ramsey this evening. My haircut bonus card tells me that the last time I got a haircut was 3 months ago. Also, I thought I already had a full card and was eligible for a free haircut but the cashier had apparently skipped a space signing it on a previous visit. So the next haircut will be free, not this one. It's just as well. I had a coupon anyway.
After that, I went to Subway in downtown Ramsey for dinner because I had a coupon from their email list. When I got there though, I saw a better deal posted in their window so I got that deal instead and saved the coupon for next week. I had a chicken and bacon ranch footlong sub. I noticed that the restaurant was under new ownership. The restaurant business is a tough one to do in Ramsey. A new restaurant seems to pop up on Main Street every other month. However, the town is already full of restaurants so I don't know how any of them imagine that they can all prosper at the same time.
I also received a $50 BP gas card in the mail from MyPoints. That was mostly for clicking on advertiser links. It's actually not a good way to earn a $50 gas card because you need to click on quite a lot of links to get the required points, but most of those points were carried over from years ago when that website was in its first incarnation, so I thought it was worthwhile to stick with it just a little while longer to get this bonus before quitting. Of course, now the problem is where to use the gas card. There are only 2 BP gas stations I know around here and one of the two is already on my blacklist because the pump attendant had a serious cussing problem. (To add to yesterday's post, this is yet another reason why I want self-serve gas.)
1. Where is the nearest playground slide?
There is one at Lions Park in Upper Saddle River. Yes, there is also a geocache in that park.
2. What's something you recently let slide?
I didn't raise my short position a few weeks ago, so tactically, I wasn't on the ball. However, I still made a chunk of change on what I already had going.
I haven't been shopping around as much as I should have for certain items.
I haven't gone out to some fun events even though those didn't conflict with anything else on my calendar.
Losing my touch in all those areas is a sign of exhaustion. Maybe I should go on a vacation. I certainly could afford to do so.
3. Who recently let slide something you did?
4. Where is the nearest water slide?
I don't know. Maybe there's something at Coney Island.
5. When did you last slide down a pole, a rope, or an embankment?
On Saturday, when I was at the railroad trestle in Rosendale. The slope was slippery because of fallen leaves.
1. What is one food (or meal) you used to hate but now love?
Nothing. Any food that I hate, I hate for life.
2. If you had to give up one of your favorite foods (or meals) for good, what would it be, and why?
Cheese sliced from a block of cheese because it's the least favorite of my favorites. Sometimes it's on the clearance rack at Pathmark, which is why I buy it.
3. Which food seems like it should be healthy and isn't, and do you eat it? Why?
Cheesecake. I don't have that very much because it is expensive.
4. If you were an item of food, personified, what would you be and why?
To recycle an answer from a previous Friday Five, that would be upside-down pineapple cake. Acerbic, contrarian, and confusing.
5. You've seen tomatoes and pies used for this purpose... now think of a more inventive item of food one could throw at someone. What is it and why would throwing it at someone be hilarious?
Honeydew melon. In the crotch. Now, that's comedy.
1. What's the last thing you threw away?
The wrapper from the aforementioned block of cheese.
2. Have you ever been to Paris?
Maybe, but I don't remember much because I was only 6 at the time.
3. What do you stare at?
Pump attendants who ask for a tip even though they didn't clean my windshield or check the engine oil. The one who had the cussing problem I didn't stare at because I just wanted to get out of there.
4. What do you hurry for?
A geocache when it is fast approaching sundown.
5. Friday fill-in:
I could have been ___.
doing something else other than answering Friday Five. :)