I have said this before that when I create Sunday Stills photo challenge themes, they are meant to challenge me, too.
This is definitely true today, May 5th, as I use “fifth” as this week’s theme.
As you read today’s post, I am finishing my weekend in Lake Tahoe with our Women’s Retreat. Our retreats have met every two years in May since 2015.
My biennual May view of Lake Tahoe from our retreat center.
Today (and all this weekend) many people celebrate Cinco De Mayo (5th of May) to commemorate the Mexican Army’s victory over France in 1862, although most people just use it as an excuse to enjoy margaritas.
According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, a fifth of spirits contains 750 ml or around 3.2 cups. The hard liquor typically sold in fifths is 40 percent alcohol by volume or 80 proof.Reference
The NIAA states that a fifth of hard liquor is equivalent to 17 shots.
In a previous photo challenge, I submitted an interior look at our (my husband’s) liquor cabinet. A lot of fifths hiding in there!
Don’t be a fifth wheel if you go out and celebrate. Unless you are pulling a fifth wheel camper with your truck. Please don’t drive after that shot!
As I continued to unpack fifth using Google, I found a LOT of references to fifth relating to pop culture.
Entertainment of the Fifth Kind
“Revenge of the Fifth,” you ask with raised brow? If you are a Star Wars
Geek Fan, you might know that May 4th is known as “May the 4th be with you” (read May the Force be with you) a play on words to the popular Star Wars movie slogan.
Star Wars fans grieve the loss of actor Peter Mayhew, who played the beloved 7’3″ Wookie Chewbacca, who recently passed away at age 74. May the Force be with you.
Continuing with this line of thinking, “Revenge of the Fifth” is the play on words to the Star Wars movie Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith, which was coincidentally released in May 2005.
And….another reason to celebrate this weekend.
Have you seen the now old movie The Fifth Element? A fun sci-fi romp starring Bruce Willis and Milla Jovovich.
In the music industry, we are familiar with the opening “da-da-da DUM” of Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony and the golden voice of The Fifth Dimension’s Marilyn McCoo singing The Age of Aquarius.
Speaking of broadcast entertainment, are you familiar with this quote?
“There is a fifth dimension beyond that which is known to man. It is a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity. It is the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition, and it lies between the pit of man’s fears and the summit of his knowledge. This is the dimension of imagination. It is an area which we call the Twilight Zone.”Rod Serling, The Twilight Zone season 1 introduction
Serling’s quote is imaginative. My daughter, an aerospace engineer, says there are 11 dimensions and only theoretical physicists know what this all means.
I hope this has sparked a few (maybe five?) ideas for your Sunday Stills photo ideas!
While you ponder, I will leave you with more images of fifth:
Blowing bubbles on the bridge, university students partake in this impromptu lesson in spontaneous play. What is the fifth student from the left thinking, I wonder? Perhaps she is thinking “will this be on the final exam in May?”
A May day at the Sacramento River delta. Sunny and warm one day, storms rising the next.
I can’t wait to see what creative ideas you come up with for this week’s Sunday Stills Challenge fifth!