Thursday, October 29, 2009

FF: The I'm Smarter Than I Was Yesterday Edition

Woohoo!! I did all of my week three homework in one day, that means I am much smarter right now than I was yesterday morning. Unfortunately, it also means I'm going to share what I've learned. Mrs. 4's won't care; she's a teacher and all about learning. Friday Fragments?

And Sara? She's just a smarty, so I'm sure she'll be tolerant of me.
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1. Sometimes procrastination pays off. I needed to cancel two doctor appointments this week but forgot and then it was too late to cancel, BUT then the first doctor called to reschedule because she was sick!! THEN I was called and told the second doctor was quitting and we would get to work with a new doctor some time in November. I very calmly agreed to all their schedule changes.

2. This Goethe quote makes me think of blogging...and maybe Facebook:



To know someone here or there with whom you can feel


there is understanding, in spite of distances or thoughts


expressed, can make of this earth a garden.






3. Introverted students prefer quiet study environments. Extroverted students prefer loud study environments.




4. Introverted students adjust to online class settings better than extroverted students do.




5. I am an okay cook and maybe I'll post two recipes I tried. Next week. Here, however, is one for Weight Watchers Pumpkin Soup.
29 oz canned pumpkin
1 Tbs butter
1/2 cup chopped onions
3 Tbs water
14 oz chicken broth
1.5 Tbs Splenda brown sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
2 Tbs white Splenda
1 tsp nutmeg
1 Tbs roman cheese for garnish
*Cook onions in butter until soft.
*Add water
*add pumpkin and chicken broth; stir well
*stir in all remaining ingredients except cheese; stir, stir, stir!
*You may add water or skim milk to this the soup
2 points, adequate taste, lots of intestinal bubbles afterward (just perfect for attending #9)




6. Sometimes it's worth the extra $10 to find a costume that an anxious child feels comfortable in.




7. Walmart won't take costumes back after Halloween.




8. I need to buy Woody's cute exercise machine. Checkered????




9. The choirs at my daughter's high school are amazing!




10. We need a new video camera.




11. If one is in the hot tub on a dark, rainy night and there is no other person in the backyard with said person and the dog begins to chase an animal around the yard, said person yelling for Checkered won't even help if he's not home.






16 comments:

Cairo Typ0 said...

Procrastination always pays off! I'll tell you how as soon as i get around to it...

Decadent Housewife said...

You have a hot tub?

Nancy Campbell said...

Totally agree with #6.

4 Lettre Words said...

Try the Flip! I love it so much more than our regular video camera.

Have a great Halloween!

Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) said...

Procrastination does pay off sometimes, doesn't it? ;)

That Goethe quote does make one think of blogging or Facebook!

I never knew that about introverted vs. extroverted students...see? Now I've learned something new today! Thanks! :)

That pumpkin soup sounds great!

Amen to the extra $10 to find a costume an anxious child feels comfy in. ;)

You have a hot tub? I'll be right over! ;)

Happy FF! Have a great weekend! :)

won said...

Glad number one had you looking like the good guy!

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

#11 ***snort***

That corgi :) said...

now that soup sounds good! never thought of pumpkin soup. I'm going to try it

love the hot tub one; don't you love when the animals do that?

wise mom to spend the extra money on the costume; after reading Cate's experience with Halloween costumes this morning, you were very wise to spend the extra money for your little one

betty

big hair envy said...

Ditto # 9! I "shared" a clip of my daughter's show choir from last year, but I believe only certain FBers could see it....those who were mutual friends with the original poster:(

Happy Halloween!

Mental P Mama said...

Procrastination is my new middle name. It puts the P in Mental P! Thanks for the recipe!! I am making this one! And, um, maybe you should bring a robe to the hot tub:)

Unknown Mami said...

Go Goethe! Excellent quote. Happy Halloween!

Betty said...

I love your quote from Goethe. Smart guy! :)

Wonderful World of Weiners said...

Great stuff!

The smell in our kitchen was never figured out. Our best guess is that whatever was rotting is done. Hence, bye bye smell!!

Hallie

claudia said...

I must be really tires. I had to read #11 a few times before I could wrap my brain around it.

Mrs4444 said...

You really do seem smarter, heehee.

So, were you running around the backyard naked then? Way too funny!!

I love choir concerts (really.) I'm so excited that Kendall is now part of a high school choir.

Yea on the cancellations :)

Happy Halloween!!

Evansmom said...

Great post!