Friday, April 23, 2010

FF: Nonsense !!

Surprise parties hold no appeal for me, but I will admit that my time in the coveted number 4 spot at Friday Follow was happy, happy for me. I loved finding so many new blogs, (although I really don't understand the "I'll follow you if you follow me first," thought. Follow if you want to; don't if you don't.) Nevertheless, thank-you for that wonderful experience :)

Friday Follow

Life has interfered greatly with my blogging time the last few weeks, and I do resent that. Please forgive me for being a bad reciprocal blogger. Reading blogs on my phone is just a bit more effort than I initially thought.

For a decade plus I've lived in this house and never fallen off the step from the kitchen to the family room. Yesterday I fell off it twice. Today I am sore -- but I am going to pretend that it was caused by exercise. Whatever it takes, you know?

My students are creating visual arguments around the theme, "the economy and Detroit." I love how insightful some students are: "The economy is bad, but it has made me a more compassionate person." "The economy stinks, but my family has learned how to live more sensibly." "We are no less resilient now than we were the last time, and the time before that, and the time before that..." Presentations begin on Tuesday and I can't wait :)

My son's 100% cotton shirt needed to be ironed for a school concert, and it took me 15 minutes just to find an iron. Interpret that however you will.

If one inadvertently drops a Certs breath mint into a bottle of Diet Pepsi while drinking, the Pepsi WILL explode -- even if one sticks her tongue into the bottle in a pathetic attempt to contain the eruption.

If you have nothing to do this week-end, head to Boston where you can be part of the new world record attempt for most people throwing rubber chickens at the same time. I know. I know.

Did you hear about that 37 foot whale that just beached itself and died in Washington? It had a great deal of trash in its stomach: sweatpants, surgical gloves, several towels and bags, and a golf ball. I wonder what scientists would find in my stomach? One thousand calories worth of 100 calorie snacks and that's just the beginning. What's in your stomach??

Now, head over to Friday Fragments where Mrs. 4444 patiently awaits other ADHD-laden posts just like this one.
Mommy's Idea

When you're done there, go to New Friend Friday. It will be worth the journey - I promise.

The Girl Creative


Sarah said...

Dropping in from FF. I would love for you to stop by and visit me sometime at I have lots of handmade giveaways going on.

Have a great weekend!

Sarah said...

Dropping in from FF. I would love for you to stop by and visit me sometime at I have lots of handmade giveaways going on.

Have a great weekend!

LisaDay said...

I had to read up on how to use an iron and then I gave up. Too bad I don't live close to Boston. Rubber chickens.

Stopping by from SITS.


Busy Bee Suz said...

You never fail to entertain me!!!
I hope you don't get as much exercise today, be careful.
Rubber chickens???
The whale situation is going to bother me all day...poor guy.
In my tummy? Right now only coffee, but pretty soon, leftover chicken and rice.

Mary Ellen said...

Thanks for the comment. I've missed your unique take on life, and hope to get back into bloglife soon. There have been some big changes in my life, and I need someplace to talk about it!

SonjaMichelle said...

Stopped by from FF....looking forward to following you! Have a wonderful Friday! : )

Sugar Bear said...

I think I'll stay in NY and just go out and about and throw rubber chickens at random people...sound fun!!
In my stomach, coffee and a pop tart..and hopefully nothing else (like spiders..eww)
Happy Friday!

Unknown said...

so your enjoyed your FF...I was LOL at the iron line...I own an iron I think...

Have a great weekend

Decadent Housewife said...

Only you could put rubber chickens and whales with sweatpants in the same post. Have a nice weekend.

Writing Without Periods! said...

Rubber chickens??!!! I always laugh when I think of them. My husband does all our ironing, thank goodness.

Robin said...

I found you through the Friday Follow. I find it annoying when people leave me an "I'll follow you, if you follow me message," but don't follow me first. I tend to follow someone if I like what they write. I hope I leave insightful enough comments that they feel inspired enough to stop by my blog (eventually) and *maybe* decide to follow me, too. If they do, well, I am thrilled. If they don't, I still keep reading if I like what I'm reading because that is why I clicked follow in the first place!

Claudya Martinez said...

I think if they looked in your belly they might find certs and Diet Pepsi.

I know where my iron is and I could find it quickly, that does not mean I EVER use it.

Have a great weekend.

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

The poor whale needs to be the poster child for earth day!
I ironed a shirt last week. I do it once a year just to retain my skills.
Have a great w/e Caution!

Kori said...

I don't think I want to admit here how many rubber chickens we have in our house; my only defense is three boys. And I love about four bags of those 100 calorie Lorna Doones, which defeats the purpose but one little bag is only a TASTE!

Melani said...

hahaha your post had me laughing!

I am with Unknown Mami, I know where my iron is, but I never ever use it, LOL

As for you falling off the step twice in one day...I decided to move my ficus tree (it was in a pot) from one location to another in the backyard and tripped, broke the entire pot and it was huge! and bruised both knees, my left arm and had scratches on my right about feeling lame!

Lawyer Mom said...

Please(!) tell us all about your students' Detroit/Economy projects. Your students' quotes are a riot.

Twee Poppets said...

Stopping by from New Friend Friday. I'm following you now! Hope you can stop by and visit me, too. :)

By the way, I'm starting a NEW BLOG HOP!!! It's called Tuesday Tag-Along, and it premieres this coming Tuesday! I hope you'll be there to join in the fun!

Unknown said...

SS you fell....twice! I've been a slacker about blogging and I'm thinking it might be contagious.

Prairiemaid said...

Hey girl, you have an award over at the Prairie Maid! (If you want it...if not, not to worry!) LOL

I didn't realize awards are work.

Have a great weekend.

Jientje said...

I LOVE your sense of humor!

janetfaye said...

Hi! I am now following you on GFC - janetfaye from Friday Follow!

Robyn Campbell said...

I'm already a follower. Hope you'll stop by my blog for a visit.

Have a nice rest of the weekend.

Anonymous said...

Very funny! Throwing rubber chickens - my, what culture! As for that erupting cola drink - I guess you're just jealous of our hormonal Icelandic volcano? ;-)