Monthly Archives: September 2009

Friday Fragments


I’m baaaack!

Yessirree, I’m back to blogging on a somewhat regular basis.  Woohoo!  Aren’t you happy?


Is this thing on?

Whatever.  Any-way, I’m back.  And what better way to celebrate than by jumping back into the fray with Mrs.4444’s Friday Fragments!  So, to get started:

Bumper sticker of the week:  I haven’t been the same since the house fell on my sister.

And since it’s been so long, I’ll give you a bonus:  UFOs are real.  It’s the Air Force that’s a hoax.


Thing 1 is going to his first dance this evening.  He is going to this dance instead of a Boy Scout campout that focuses on shooting.  That’s right. My little boy chose girls over guns.  I am so not sure what to think of all of that.


I got my spouse the coolest bday present.  Can’t wait to give it to him on Sunday!


If I have to look at another fundraising packet, I may just gag.  Seriously?  We just had the band (which was lame in the extreme), now we’re doing Boy Scout popcorn (for BOTH), and Thing 2 has a fundraiser for his school (Ugly Mug coffee).   GAAK!


I’m down to my last six coke zeros.  After they are gone, I’m not going to buy any more.  That’s right:  I’m trying to decaffeinate.  My God have mercy on my soul.  THAT ought to make for some interesting blog posts next week.


Do any of you read Slate?  Dalia Lithwick is doing this experiment where she is writing a chick-lit book.  She’s doing a chapter a day and she’s asking open questions about it on twitter and facebook.  Kind of interesting, but it makes me wonder.  The book I have in suspended animation is about as good (not that I’m biased, of course).  So now I’ve dusted it off and am working on it again.  Well, at least to finalize the outline so I can jump in and out as my schedule allows.    Tell ya what I’ll do.  Go read hers here, and if you want to compare that to the prologue and first chapter of mine (I’m actually through chapter 4).  I’ll put it under a new tab up top, ‘k?  Now, if it sucks, go ahead and tell me, but if you would be specific as to WHY it sucks, that would be good.  I’d like to actually finish this, so I’m cool with the criticism.


That’s all for me today.  Be sure to visit the Hostess with the Mostest, Mrs. 4444!


You can make ANYTHING with legos!

This wins massive cool points for the day. Cellos and legos? At the same time? Awesome!

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It’s a Brand New Day!


Last week was surreal.  But now it’s over, in more ways than one.  I’m not going to post about it here.  I will however write about it and probably put it up under a password protected post, if I can figure out how to do that on WP.  If I can’t figure that out, and you are really that interested in how it all played out, I’ll email it to you.  Or I may ask a friend to post it for me on their blog.  Suffice it to say, the exit was not quite as graceful as I would have hoped it would be, but I did exit and am all the happier for it.


I’m still really sad that it turned out this way.  But the amount of crazy going on was just too much and I needed to leave.   I still have a few loose ends to tie up, mostly explaining to a group why I’m leaving in such a lurch, but oh well.

And now?  Well, I’m not quite ready to talk about that either.  Mostly because I’m not sure how to describe it yet.  I don’t have a new job per se, but I’m going to be working on a new project that should work out well.  The person I’ll be working with is crazy, but it’s one of the good kinds.  🙂

So it’s a new day, a n new week, new challenges, and a new attitude.  But today, I detox and shake the cobwebs out a bit.  Perhaps get pretty toes.  Life is always good when I have pretty toes….

Truth in Advertising. NOT!

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Property Inspection

“Ok, I think this is it.”

“Are you sure?”

“Oh yeah.  On three, we force the door, ok?  One, two, three!”

cough, cough, cough

“Wow!  It sure is dusty in here.  I didn’t know this could happen to a blog.”

“Yep, I’ve see this happen.  Perfectly good blogs gone to seed.  There might be some hope for this one, though.”

“You think?”

“Oh yeah.  This blog is just suffering from what I call Thumper Syndrome.”


“You know, Bambi’s friend?”

“From the bar?”

“No, dumbass, the movie.  The little rabbit with the big feet?”

“What does that have to do with a blog?”

“Well, I think this one has decided that if she can’t say anything nice she isn’t going to say anything at all.”

“Oh, I get it. What makes you think that?”

“Just a feeling.  Some forced positive posts.  A little angst in the posts that have come up recently.  And look here, she is commenting on other posts.”

“Hey, you’re right!  So now what do we do?”

“Well, we wait.”

“For how long?”

“Hmmm….I’m thinking oh, here’s something.  Check the Facebook statuses…”

“Shouldn’t that be ‘stati’?”

“What?  Oh, whatever.  Just check them, ok.”

“Oh, I see what you mean.  Right.  So, from the looks of that…”

“Yeah, I’m thinking by the end of this month.  Absolutely no later than October 18 we’ll see regular blogging again on this one.”

“Excellent!  Glad to see that it’s just a break. I miss the cat posts.  You’d think that she’d have had the cat make some more guest appearances.   He’s awesome.”

“Yeah, he is.  But he’s a cat.  He does what he does, ya know?”

“True enough.  So, now what?”

“Let’s clean up the place for her so it’s nice and pretty when she comes back.  I think she’d really like that.”

“Cool by me.  Think she’ll make us some cookies if we do?”

“Oh yeah. ”

Weirdness has ensued in my life, but it will all be over by October 18 at the absolute latest.  I’m ok, and things will be good after that point, but I just need to get the bad juju out of my life and then detox a bit.  And a pedicure.  🙂

I couldn’t have said it better myself.

What she said.