The Friday Five, 9/29/17: 5 things I've been up to this week

I'm getting sick this week, which I'm not happy about: I have a stuffy nose and a sore throat. I'm especially not happy because I'm going on vacation next weekend, so here's hoping I'm better before then.

chicken masala Indian food Thali
Chicken masala, served Thali style (with sauces, side dishes, and rice pudding for dessert)

What I've been up to this week:
  1. Driving the 2017 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Limited. And I went back to my peasant normal car this week (2014 Honda Accord) after a week of driving the Highlander and it was quite a change, ha. Click here to read my blog post about the Highlander. 
  2. Noms, of course. I went to Grand Traverse Pie with a coworker friend on Tuesday, for lunch ($5 off coupon that they sent me via email = $4 for lunch!), and to Ashoka, an Indian restaurant, for dinner on Wednesday night, with a Yelp friend. Both were tasty. 
  3. Obsessively checking Fandango. I want to see the Flatliners remake today at AMC John R, with my MoviePass, even though I've heard it's awful. However, since John R is a reserved seating/recliners theater, I want to make sure I get a good seat too—so I've been checking Fandango to make sure there are still some seats left. If there aren't any good seats left, I'll see it at MJR Troy (non-reserved seating) instead.
  4. Watching fall TV shows. A lot of my shows were back this week—The Big Bang Theory and its new spinoff, Young Sheldon, on Monday; This is Us on Tuesday; Empire, Blacklist, and Criminal Minds on Wednesday; and Superstore and How to Get Away with Murder on Thursday. Thank goodness for DVR ... 
  5. Skipping zumba, which I don't like doing. I try to do zumba at my gym (LA Fitness) every Monday, Thursday, and Saturday morning. However, this Monday I had a movie screening (Battle of the Sexes, which was very good); on Thursday, I was feeling sick still so I skipped; and tomorrow, I'm meeting a friend for an early lunch so I will need to skip again. I've still been keeping up with my work "walking club," though, so at least there's that. 
2017 Toyota Highland Hybrid Limited
Goodbye, awesome car ... I already miss you ... 

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