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Call the Midwife. A Propensity to Discuss TV Series review.

Call the Midwife (TV Series)

After reading/listening to Call the Midwife on audio, I put off watching the show, as I knew that I would be hooked and want to binge watch. That doesn’t really bode well for me during the school year, so I put it off until the summer. And I am so glad that I finally took the time to watch the series.

Call the Midwife. A Propensity to Discuss TV Series review.

Helen George (Trixie), Bryony Hannah (Cynthia), Jessica Raines (Jenny), Miranda Hart (Chummy)

The show, while some of it runs extremely close to the books by Jennifer Worth, takes on a life of its own and I have become highly attached to the characters. Over the five seasons that are currently available on Netflix, not one of them stands out above the others. The reason for that is that they are all amazing. Remarkable. Undeniably one of the best shows I have ever watched. Ever. And I mean that about every episode!

The show takes place in the East End of London in the 1950’s. Having just come out of World War II, the area has yet to rebound, as it historically was, and continues in the series, to be one of London’s poorer neighborhoods. When a new episode begins, you know several things:

  1. You will meet people who will do anything to make their lives better.
  2. Most people that you meet have a long history and a lot of family in the East End.
  3. The Nuns and Midwives of Nonnatus House will do everything in their power to help those in need.
Call the Midwife. A Propensity to Discuss TV Series review.

Cliff Parisi (Fred), Helen George (Trixie), Bryony Hannah (Cynthia), Jenny Agutter (Sister Julianne), Pam Ferris (Sister Evangelina), Judy Parfitt (Sister Monica-Joan)

What you don’t know when you begin, is that you will encounter the truth of the era, see people living in poor conditions with no bathrooms, no running water, but with homes as clean as they can get them, and watch as the Sisters and Midwives work through the squalor to bring babies into the world and help those who are desperately sick.

 

Call the Midwife. A Propensity to Discuss TV Series review.

Laura Main (Sister Bernadette), Pam Ferris (Sister Evangelina), Jenny Agutter (Sister Julianne), Judy Parfitt (Sister Monica-Joan)

In pretty much every episode you will also find yourself faced with a controversial issue, from a young nun who is questioning her call to God, women who are shamed for working outside the home, abortion, neglected children, stillbirths, thalidomide babies, racism, cancer, TB and with all of this, in every single episode, you will find some happiness. Some reason to smile.

Call the Midwife. A Propensity to Discuss TV Series review.

Charlotte Ritchie (Barbara), Victoria Yeates (Sister Winifred), Emerald Fennell (Patsy), Helen George (Trixie)

These nuns and midwives work and live together, not always in perfect harmony, but always in a way that supports their patients throughout every aspect of their lives. And it is so well acted and costumed that it takes you straight to the East End with every episode you watch.

From the history lessons, the quiet rise of feminism and women’s rights to work, to the life and death struggles and the advances in modern life due to medical advances, this, in my opinion, it is the best show on television.

I highly recommend it!

Links to all seasons: Season 1, Season 2, Season 3, Season 4, Season 5, Season 6

5 Stars. A Propensity to Discuss Review.

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A little good advice, a lot of fun, and a really good read. A Propensity to Discuss Review. How may we hate you?

A little good advice, a lot of fun, and a really good read.

Let’s be honest, here. We all like to read funny stories about stupid things people do and say. It makes us feel somewhat better about ourselves. Helps us know that we aren’t the only ones who have done things to embarrass ourselves. (Yes, I have. No, I’m not telling!)

So when I got the chance to read and review “How may we help hate you : Notes from the Concierge Desk” by Anna Drezen and Todd Dakotah Briscoe, I expected a lot of stories about crazy people and dumb actions. What I found instead was a lot of really good information. And, yes, quite a few funny stories about crazy people.

A little good advice, a lot of fun, and a really good read. A Propensity to Discuss Review. How may we hate you?

Honestly, there is some good advice in this book written by two aspiring actor/comedians who need to eat and pay rent and therefore need a job that pays actual money. Because in their words, they are not to be trusted with keeping small humans alive and food service wasn’t really their calling, so hotel concierge it is.

Now, take into consideration that I am heading off to my first visit to NYC soon and they happen to work in NYC, so I got a bit of the lowdown on how to tackle the Big Apple. And how to make friends with the concierge and not get on his or her nerves. A huge plus!

The manager of the hotel where they work knows all about their book, but before that he knew about the blog they started which is still up and running here. The blog received some critical acclaim…and by that I mean there were a great many critics, many of whom work in other hotels. (Personally, I think they are just upset they didn’t think of creating the blog and writing the book themselves.)

The biggest takeaway from this book and the blog? BE NICE. Just because someone is being paid to help you does not give you the right to be nasty to them. After all, I believe in the saying from William H Swanson’s 33 Unwritten Rules of Management, “A person who is nice to you but rude to the waiter, or to others, is not a nice person. (This rule never fails).”

On that note, I think that every person should be required to work at least 2-3 months in some type of customer service job. It would teach everyone how to treat other people. There is something to be said for treating others the way you want to be treated.

Short of working a customer oriented job, read this book! It will (hopefully) teach you a little bit about how to treat others, especially those who are paid to smile and be nice to you no matter how rude you are to them. Plus you’ll learn a little about NYC and you will laugh. You will laugh a lot!

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Goodbye Harmony. Hello Hurt.

I am sure you all know someone who sends out a family letter every year telling every positive thing that happened with their family over the previous year. You read these things and think one of two thoughts: “Wow, what a wonderful family.” Or, more likely, “Yeah, right, I am sure nothing bad ever happens to them!”

Since Angela Richardson married Nick Gillespie and moved to an Outback Australia sheep station 33 years before, she has sent a letter like clockwork on December 1st of each year. The heading was alwaysHello From the Gillespies. Her letters told of all the wonderful things her handsome, loving, romantic husband had done for her and how beautiful, funny, and engaging her children are.

Goodbye Harmony. Hello Hurt. A Propensity to Discuss Review. Hello from the Gillespies.

The letters became somewhat of an embarrassment for the girls and they stopped reading them, as did Nick. But year 33 changed for Nick and Angela. Life was still a bed of roses, but the thorns had started to cut and scratch and hurt.

So on the day before the letter was to be sent, Angela could not bring herself to write a merry, jovial, all-is-well letter. Instead she writes the truth. And, for her, it is very cathartic. There are problems at home and with the kids. They are not insurmountable problems, but to Angela, they seem to be.

She has no intention of sending the letter; she was just getting things off of her mind. But in the blink of an eye there is an accident and, amid the chaos, the letter is sent. To all 100 people on her e-mail list.

Goodbye, Harmony. Hello, Hurt. After the letter, it seems that nothing will heal the hurt in the family now. Their family is in more of a conundrum that it was before. And Angela has no idea how to fix it.  Just when it seems there is a light at the end of the tunnel, something terrible happens that takes the entire family to the edge. The question is, will they make it back?

In this sometimes sad, often funny, extremely well-written story, you will often see yourself and your family. No one lives a perfect family life, it is what we make of those imperfections that matter.

Goodbye Harmony. Hello Hurt. A Propensity to Discuss Review. Hello from the Gillespies.

Trust me, Monica McInerney’s Hello From the Gillespies is truly a book you want to read.

And if you love audio books, the audio version of Hello from the Gillespies is performed by Ulli Birvé. She does a wonderful job, not only with the story, but also with the characters. You can tell who is talking just by her differences in inflection. Add to that a wonderful Australian accent, and an amazing story line and you have the makings of a perfect audiobook.

Have any of you read this book? What did you think?

Also, anyone out there write family update letters? Any of you receive them?

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9 Board Games to Ward off Boredom. A Propensity to Discuss Post.

9 Board Games to Ward off Boredom

Our family loves to play pretty much any and all kinds of games. And we are a little bit extremely competitive. To the point of yelling and screaming. Except for hubby, who just shakes his head and says things like “I can’t believe you didn’t pick my card, you don’t really know how this game works.” Then the eye roll. Except for the one time when he actually did raise his voice. At his mom! Yep. Competitive.

We have a few go-to games that always come out when we are all together. Some cause more arguments than others, but all of these are tried and true for our family. If you haven’t played them, maybe this will help you and your family to “unplug” for a little while and have some good old-fashioned non-electronic fun.

I have put them in alphabetical order except for the first one, which is by far one of the most fun games I have ever played. It goes to the top of every list. 🙂

Marbles and Jokers

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Marbles and Jokers from Wizard Wood Works.

Marbles and Jokers is our absolute, number one, go-to game. We LOVE it. And it has been known to run into marathon game nights of 4-5 hours. We purchased ours through Wizard Woodworks. It is a beautiful, colorful, very well made set. They run about $64.00 a set, but I promise it is worth every penny! There is a learning curve to this game, but don’t worry, there is a video tutorial for playing and there are moves/rules cards included with the set. You can play with 2-8 people and you can play teams.

Honestly, over the Christmas holidays our family probably played this game more than 20 times. It is so much fun and can be a little cut-throat. If you are competitive, you will love this game!

Apples to Apples

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Apples to Apples is a game of analogies and comparisons. A topic card is chosen by the “judge” and the other players play cards that describe the original card. This is the game that has hubby shaking his head and the one that once caused him to yell at his mom. Our kids still bring that up every time we play, which is pretty much every time we are all together at their house. This is a great game for middle grades and up. There is also a Junior version for younger players. So if you have a group ranging from ages 12 – 112, this is a surprisingly hilarious choice for around $25.00 ($15.00 for the Junior version).

Cards Against Humanity

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Cards Against Humanity

Where Apples to Apples is great for all ages, Cards Against Humanity is not. This is not a game you want to play with multiple generations. It probably isn’t a game you really want to admit you play. But I can tell you that once you get over the “I can’t believe I just played that card” feeling, you get into it and your little dark side comes out. I also have to say that there are some cards that we felt were over the top and we tore them up. We can be a little dark, but we are not blasphemous, so those cards went into the trash. That being said, hubby shakes his head at this one, too. A whole bunch! At around $25.00 it is absolutely worth the money, but if you play it for 8 nights straight, you begin to know the cards by heart and may need to buy some expansion packs.

Crooked Rummy

 

9 Board Games to Ward off Boredom. A Propensity to Discuss Post.

Also known as Shanghai Rummy, Crooked Rummy is a good bit like Phase 10, only you play this with regular decks of cards. We were introduced to this game by the friends that I talked about in this post and when we get together we still play this (along with Marbles and Jokers). There are 10 phases that you have to complete. You can play two ways: One where you do not move ahead until you phase or one where you move ahead each round. Either way, it takes a good while to play the game. There was one night that 10 of us were playing and the last hand took 4 hours to finish. And then it was only because someone may or may not have cheated. Let’s just say that J is no longer allowed to play this game with K! 🙂

LCR 

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LCR (Left Center Right) comes with 3 dice and a few plastic chips. If you are under 10, play with the chips, but if you are older, play with money. It is so much more fun with money! Everyone starts with 3 one dollar bills (or higher denominations if you are the recent lottery winner). The more people you have playing, the more fun it is. You roll the dice. If you get a C, you give a chip or dollar to the pot. If you get an L, you give one to the person to your left and so on. If you are out of money, you are not out of the game. No one is out until the final roll and the one with the last chip or dollar left wins the pot. Lots of loud fun for about $10.00.

Mancala

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Mancala is a board with holes in it in which rocks or stones are placed. The object is for one person to move his/her stones around the board and knock out the other player’s stones. There is some logic involved. To be honest, my favorite way to play is on my phone. My daughter and I play it often while waiting in restaurants for our food to arrive. The board version of the game can be purchased from a number of places for a variety of prices. Amazon has a wooden set for around $10.00. It can also be played using an egg carton and jelly beans as seen here.

Quelf

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OK. Just to warn you, Quelf is a game for people who have no self-esteem issues. You may have to walk around clucking like a chicken. You may have to yell out some random phrase every time someone talks. You may have to rearrange all the furniture. All in the name of the game. It is loud, strange and hilarious fun for 3-6 players ages 12 and up. The cost is around $30.00, but if you have a large group who likes to have fun, it is well worth the money.

Rummikub

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Our family has played Rummikub for a really long time. This is a pretty inexpensive game (around $20.00) and can be played by young and old alike. It is like playing Rummy except instead of cards you have plastic rectangles that look somewhat like dominoes. If you like to play Rummy, definitely check out this game, you will like it. And instead of holding cards, the tiles sit on shelves like in Scrabble.

Yahtzee

8 Board Games to Ward off Boredom. A Propensity to Discuss Post.

An old favorite that has withstood the test of time. It has even gone digital and you can play it online. But playing the live version of Yahtzee with friends and family and hearing the dice hit the table and yelling Yahtzee is much more fun! And for less than $12.00, it is not only fun, but inexpensive. Play can be a little slow at times, but you have a pencil or a pen and a piece of paper that you can doodle on. What more could you ask? Besides, this games allows time for some really good conversations!

So if you like games and have folks to play with, try some of these. I really hope you like them. If you have tried them, which one is your favorite? If you have others that you think we may enjoy, please leave a message and let me know. You can never have enough go-to games!

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Deceit, Laughter, Murder, Happiness, Bullies and Friends

Cliques happen in schools. They just happen. Bullying happens in schools. It always does. Even when schools brandish signs that say “This is a NO BULLY ZONE!” These things still happen in schools all around the world. And it isn’t always the children who form the cliques and do the bullying, now is it?

In Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty, those bullying cliques are brought squarely into the light of day. And it is a beautifully written, witty version of horrible, sad, maddening, every-day life tale that grips you by the throat and pushes you through right to the very end.

The book opens with the ending. From the first couple of chapters it is made aware that at Pirriwee Public School on Pirriwee Peninsula near Sydney a parent has died at the schools Trivia Night Fundraiser. It looks quite like a murder.

After the murder, the book takes you back six months to explain what led up to the events of the night. The characters who make up this tale are believable, loveable, heart-wrenching and I miss them terribly since I finished the book.

Madeline is married to Ed and the mother of three. Abigail is her daughter with her first husband Nathan who “could not handle” being a father after a few days and left them high and dry. Madeline has been so awash with fury over this for 14 years that she fails to realize just how wonderful her life is with Ed and their two children, Fred and Chloe. Of course, Abigail’s father is now back in her life and Abigail thinks he is wonderful.

Celeste is drop-dead gorgeous, is married to Perry and has twins the age of Chloe. She has two boys, a huge house, an extremely large bank account, and one big, nasty secret. A secret that she believes is the price she pays for such a “perfect” life.

Dear, sweet Jane suffered a terrible incident that resulted in the birth of lovable, sweet Ziggy, They have recently moved to Pirriwee to start a new life.

Poor Ziggy is accused of choking a little girl on orientation day. He denies it and the little girl tries to take it back. However, her mother, who has serious tunnel vision for the majority of the book, wants an apology and she wants it right then.

Jane cannot make herself belief that sweet, caring little Ziggy would ever hurt anyone. Unless…But no. He did not know his father. And Jane truly believes more in nurture rather than nature.

Madeline takes Jane under her wing, so to speak and as Madeline and Celeste are friends, Jane now has a built in support group.

Here is where the cliques show themselves: The Madeline side and the non-Madeline side. They are rampant. Pick one. Stand your ground. Repeat all rumors to the detective investigating the case in a manner that shows the other side must be guilty.

In the end, that which appears to be true, sadly, is not. Those who appear to be innocent, sadly, cannot be.

This is a tale of truth, reality, mistakes, rumors and selfishness. Yet it is all wrapped up in a dazzling make you cry, make you laugh out loud novel that must be read!

Cute Cover! I’ll take it!

Ordering books for a library is easy!

So, do you just randomly order books?

Not surprisingly, I am asked this question a lot. It is sort of like the assumption that librarians sit around and read all day. Buying books is not that that difficult. Hmmm…let me think about that. Not exactly.

Read then all!

Read them all!

I know what you are thinking. “Really? Come on. You go to Amazon and you throw a few books in the cart and they ship them to you. What is so tough about that? Heck, Amazon even gives you suggestions.”

Yes. Yes it does.

However, it is a little more complicated than that.

You see, just because someone on Amazon bought it, that does not make it a good choice for my media center.

There are quite a few things to consider. Let’s take a look at those.

  1. Readers.

I work in a high school that serves around 2200 students. Guess what? They don’t all like the same things! Shocking, I know! It is not just that I have guys and girls, but surprisingly they are all individuals. Yep. I know. Can you imagine?

There is an idea among some that all teenagers like the same things. All the girls read and loved Twilight. No boy would ever read that series. WRONG. Only about half of my girls read the entire Twilight series and quite a number of boys read them all. A note here: We have book covers for students who want to read something that would “give the wrong impression” in their opinion, like a boy reading Twilight. It works. Even though I am not sure I like it, but hey, if they are reading…go for it.

Knowing my readers and what they like is the very first and largest piece of the pie. (I would call it a puzzle, but I’m hungry, so let’s go with pie.) If you do not know what your patrons are reading and supply that, you will soon have no patrons. This isn’t difficult, the library management system used should be able to run a report that shows the most to least checked items. This is a handy tool to have. However, the best way to know what your patrons are reading or want to read is to….wait for it…wait for it…TALK TO THEM! Yikes! You have to get to know your patrons! Then you know what they like.

Getting to know the 9th grade patrons in a high school of 2200 students is tough at the beginning of the year, but when you get the readers figured out, you generally keep them for the rest of their high school career so it is only tough for one grade for the first 6-8 weeks.

  1. Awards

There are more book awards these days than you can shake a stick at, as my grandma would say. The American Library Association (ALA) alone has eight separate book awards with each category having a winner and up to five honors for each award. This, my friends, is an awesome resource. This covers every level of reader from beginners to adults. Several other organizations and most states also have book awards that are given each year, such as The National Book Award, The Indie Book Award, Georgia Peach Book Awards. There are TONS of these and I have included a long list at the bottom of the post with links. Hope this helps.

  1. Reviews

I read reviews. I read A LOT of reviews. During the school year, I read probably around 1000-2000 reviews. During the summer I catch up on all the books that I have starred for myself after reading the thousands of reviews. A good review gives you enough background that you can determine if the storyline is something that will appeal to your patrons. And (from point one above) you do know your patrons and what they like, right? Answer all together: “Yes, we know our patrons!”

School Library Journal (SLJ), Booklist, and Kirkus Reviews are the top three book review sources that I use. All of these require subscriptions; however there is some information on their websites that can be viewed with out, but to get down to the good meat close to the bone, go ahead and put down the money. There is NO WAY you can read all the books you intend to buy, that would be all that you do and trust me, as a media specialist you have a whole lot more on your plate than just ordering books.

I sense a theme running through this post. Perhaps I should eat something and come back to writing. Maybe then I would be able to stop using food metaphors. J Have I made you hungry yet?

  1. Pinterest

Yes. Social media! You can Pin flowers and puppies and food (there it is again) and follow people who Pin flowers and puppies and food. BUT, you can also Pin books and FOLLOW PEOPLE who Pin books. There are quite a few Library/Media Center Pinterest boards out there. There are also individuals who Pin by what they like, by genre, by cover image, even. Go on, try it. (Please wait until you finish reading, though. Thank you!) I have a Board for books, for the Library, for Library marketing, even for Book humor and art!

Most large public libraries have Boards for books and they are generally separated by genre. Book sellers also have Pin Boards. There is a plethora (one of my favorite words) of book Boards out there! Go! Search! Find books! (after you finish here of course!)  See below.

  1. Requests

Quite often students and yes, even teachers request books. Teachers read? Shock of all shocks!  But they do!  You will be very surprised sometimes what teachers read. I have 4 go-

Read everything!

Read everything!

to teachers if I need a book reviewed. Two women and two men, and yes, the men will read chick-lit and YA, which is Young Adult – teenage stuff and nonsense. Actually YA books are really good, and that gives me a whole new topic to write about…stay tuned! Anyway, many of my students and/or teachers will come in and ask for a certain book or series. If I do not have it, I ALWAYS try to find something for them in the same genre. I have a few go-to books for each genre that I keep in my arsenal of knowledge. The kids all totally think I have read every book in the media center. I don’t correct them.      Once they leave with a different book safely tucked under their arm, I go in and research the title they gave. Same idea as before: reviews, ratings, reading levels, everything. If it meets the criteria, I put it on the ongoing list that I have each month for purchasing new titles.

So I don’t go through the bookstore and grab every book with a pretty cover, but I can also say this: The cover of a book can make or break student checkout!! If it looks childish, they leave it behind. If it looks scary, many will not touch it, but some will pick it up just because of that. There is a lot to marketing in a media center. And a tremendous amount goes into every book purchase.


30 books everyone should read before they turn 30

ALA Best Books for Young Adults

ALAN Review

Amazon

American Book Award

Authors4Teens

Barnes and Noble

Best Books for Young Adults

Best Fiction for Young Adults

Booklists for Young Adults

Conceptual Fiction

Florida Book Awards

Georgia Peach Book Awards

Goodreads

Google Books

International Reading Association

Joliprint

National Jewish Book Award

Next Generation Indie Book Awards

Outstanding Books for the College Bound

Postmodern Mystery

Reading is Fundamental

Reading Online

Scholastic Book Videos

TeenReads

Teens’ Top Ten

The Big Read

The Big Read BBC

The New Canon

Vandergrift’s Young Adult Literature Page

Web English Teacher YA Lit

What Should I Read Next Interactive Site

YALSA (Young Adult Library Services Association) Book lists

Young Adult Literature

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Who the heck am I?

I am a wife, mother of 3, mother-in-law of 1, crafting, book-reading, techno-nerd, librarian/media specialist/teacher-librarian. (Pick one.) The ALA –American Library Association can’t decide what to call us, so I will take any of the three.

Psycho

I could, very easily, become a hoarder. I love crafting and making things and I love reading. I could have bookshelves full of books and little quirky bits I’ve made. However, I have a slightly OCD side that likes things to look neat and orderly. Clearly a holdover from my neat-as-a-pin parents. Clutter. Messes. Craft projects. Printed craft ideas. Paper. Stuff. Everywhere. Then along came Pinterest. Just what I needed! I can now pin things to board after board. My OCD tendencies are very happy because everything has its own little happy place.

When I want to make something, I go to my craft board. Read, you say? Yes, I have boards for books. Work? I am a library lady, remember? I have a board for the library, for marketing in the library. Collaborate with teachers? Yes, librarians do that! So I have education boards…all content areas plus a little humor thrown in for good measure. You can’t make it in education without a well-rounded sense of humor!

Not into education, you say? Well, I am nothing if not well-rounded! Do you like jewelry? There’s a board for that! Art? Journaling? Doodling? Zentangle? Yep! Boards for that.

A little more convincing needed? How about decorating your home? Or building and decorating a dream home when you win the lottery? I keep hoping to win, but I don’t really play, so I doubt that will come to fruition. 😉 And a Board for moving your stuff once you get that house! OOH…Furniture. I have one of those Boards! Re-purposing items? Check! Organizing? Check! Plants and gardens? Check! Swimming pools? Check!

There are also Boards for nostalgia (I’m a 60’s baby, 70’s child, and 80’s teen = lots of nostalgia!), my favorite state: Georgia! (I’m a peach.), history, photography, mosaics, parties, holidays, owls (HOO doesn’t love those?), sewing, food and syringomyelia. (That’s a post for another day.)

There are quite a few Boards on miniatures. I have a small obsession. Pun intended.

Perhaps I should start a Board for ADD? My Pinterest account may look a little like I need some attention in that area. That will have to be a post for another day also. I think most educators have a touch of ADD in them.

Anyway, please stop by and check out a Board or two. Or twelve…fifty…Oh, heck, just check out all 103 of them. Although soon there will 105. I don’t really like numbers that don’t end in 0 or 5. I’m strange that way. Just makes me a little uncomfortable.