Friday, June 11, 2010

FF: Knock Me Over With a Feather

Is there any limit to what I never knew before?  Previously unknown to me:
  • My whistling range is so limited.  It's a very shaky 11 note scale I whistle.
  • One boy who lives in this house would gladly spend the remainder of his life curled up on the couch while playing video games.  That's why I make him walk home from school when the weather is nice.  Because he is so sweet, it turns out that my well-intentioned neighbors have been giving him rides home on those days :(
  • Two of my children misspelled our last name on school papers this week.
  • Do NOT plan to camp near Mt. Rushmore the week before the Sturgis bike thingie.  Rates for everything - even campgrounds with outhouses - seem to double.  Our solution for those campgrounds:
(It would be okay, Lord, if you want to intervene in that previous situation.)

  • What does one do when one's daughter has a group project due and the group  backs out the day before the deadline? One builds a model of the Globe Theatre, of course.

  • Blogslapping is a term which refers to using one's blog to get revenge on someone. Check out: or or Perhaps someone who enjoys blogslapping might want one of these from 

 In class the other night I referred to Pepper as a not-so-smart dog, but oh so sweet.  One student was offended that I would speak of my DOG that way, and I do wonder what the student would think if she could have read my thoughts about her at that moment.  Wait a minute!! Did I just blogslap? Ouch.

Now go visit my virtual neighborhoods.

Mommy's Idea



4 Lettre Words said...

The name-misspelling cracks me up. I had a good friend that asked me to review his resume a while back and noticed that he had his street misspelled. The street where he lived. The street where he lived for 5 or 6 years.

Happy FF...have a great weekend!

Java said...


Thanks for stopping by the Over 40 Bloggers I added your blog to the list!!

Hope you get lots of followers from it!

Thanks for joining the party!!

Have a great weekend!!

Rebecca Jo said...

We take the church youth kids to a primative camp that has no running water... it has an outhouse that REEKS... I'm totally gonna look into getting one of these camp toilets & hiding it in the woods for me! :)

I am Harriet said...

Hi there.
Stopping by from Friday-Follow to say hello.
Thanks for playing.
Have a great day!

Shannon said...

OMG... Yesterday I was blog slapped.... Well today I get even!!! Loved your fragments this week!!!

Lucy and Ethel said...

As usual, this is so much fun, especially the part about the misspelling of your last name by your kids :)

And the part about the neighbors' generosity in bringing your son home :)

And the part about the group-fail project :)

And the part about your student and your dog comment... and the blogslap :)

Happy Friday back to you!


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

You dont need to bring that toilet to blogfest. Happy weekend =)

Betty said...

That portable toilet would be enough to make me not want to go camping... :) It would probably break down while I was sitting on it... :)
You have fun though!

Erica K said...

new follower and LOL I built a globe theater when I was in grade 8. Oh the memories.

Nancy C said...

I misspelled my middle name--Katherine--throughout my childhood. Never took the time to ask OR THINK.

Aging Mommy said...

What a fabulous model of a globe theater!

As usual your FF post had me laughing all the way through, you are the Queen of FF, I bow down to you. (Thought I'd throw in some groveling there to prevent any blogslapping :-)

Grandma J said...

Oh how funny....Blogslap!!!

Doreen McGettigan said...

Please don't blog slap me yet I am a brand new follower. Yeah that Sturgis thing is a bit ridiculous my husband and I used to go every year and a couple of years ago my hubs mom died a month before and the very expensive hotel refused to give us a refund. If you book for the rally they make you pay the whole week up front. I was so mad..can I blog slap them do not stay at Ramada Inn.
I am visiting from FF. Hope when you get a chance you will stop by to say hello. Have a positive weekend!

Deep in the Heart of Happy said...

I read you know that, BUT...GIRLFRIEND...awesome post. I LOVE the sarcastic undertones...Love it. Feeling frustrated? You are love and I would get blogslapped by you ANYDAY!

joanne said...

blogslap?? now I've heard it all! Always love your FF~have a good weekend.

Christy said...

I tend to blogslap every day. All I do is rant. This post is great!

Busy Bee Suz said...

Not so sure about the toilet thingy. Ughhhh.....I am spoiled.

Misspelled your last name? FUNNY.
Getting a ride home daily? Smart kid.
Have a great weekend! Suz

Holyoke Home said...

That camp toilet is truly the most frightening thing I have ever seen.

Julie said...

You made me laugh. Love it. Thanks for sharing. That camp toilet, well it works. Used one like that for many years.
Take care and God Bless!!!

Grandma Tillie's Bakery said...

Yeah, we have a few of those animal worshippers up here too. The music festival has started and we have musicians here from all over the world. One took his cello out to the Fortress of the Bear and played cello music for the resident Grizzlies.

Um, yeah.

North of 25A said...

Hi! Happy Monday; visiting from SITS. The portable camping toilet is hilarious, but your Globe is impressive. Nice to "meet" you!

A Lawyer Mom's Musings said...

Blogslapping? I'm intrigued!

Raymonde said...

Your globe is so good, I should know I don't live very far from the real thing. Well done. xxx

Anonymous said...

That Globe Theatre is a masterpiece! As for blogslapping - ouch!

HeartsMakeFamilies said...

I'm guilty of blog slapping! I'm also guilty of thinking about it during an incident lol.

Mrs4444 said...

I hope I haven't been blogslapped. Should I check? (I'm afraid.)

Love that your son was getting a ride--that's too funny.

Nice project--You did a great job! (just kidding on the "you" part.)