Friday, January 21, 2011

FF: The State of Me

Our Friday Fragments this week are courtesy of the STATE OF MICHIGAN, whose motto isn't the most poetic or catchy: "If you seek a pleasant peninsula, look about you!!"

So what's happening in Michigan these days?
  • A serial rapist from Detroit was arrested. That was wonderful news to all, but puzzling news to his relative who was interviewed by a local reporter. What reason would there be for this man to rape multiple times, she wondered, when he already had a girlfriend?
  • We have a new governor. He's a businessman not a career politician, and I suspect that he is brilliant and may well fix a few things in the next four years. However, he doesn't like to wear neckties and that greatly concerns some people - including a former governor.
  • I did a lesson with the Cub Scouts last night on many Michigan trivia matters. It turns out that several of those elementary school boys think our state bird is a PIGEON.
  • Just so you know, it's a robin.

  • Do you remember the Michigan man who rejected the $150,000 settlement after he used a screwdriver to open a jar of Dole fruit and was hit in the eye by the lid and supposedly rendered unconscious? He received a second settlement offer and accepted this one.
  • I've put my head very close to each can of fruit I've opened in the last few weeks, but no luck thus far...
  • I just heard the term, downsizing a friendship, this week. Isn't that a marvelous phrase?
  • Have you ever downsized a friendship because your children no longer associated with your friend's children?
  • Now to bring this back to Michigan. I did a 9.57 minute mile on the elliptical this week. Before Christmas I was doing 20 minute miles, so laugh if you will at my 9.57, be terribly frightened of the noises I made while being so QUICK, and know that my clothing isn't any looser as a result. BUT WHO CARES???
  • Okay, I'll admit that Michigan got a little lost there, SO while I go find more pleasant peninsula related items, maybe you could go visit Mrs. 4444's . You won't be disappointed with her fragmented mind!
  • Mommy's Idea


Laura~peach~ said...

love how your mind works :)

I Am Woody said...

I wish someone would give me 150k for acting stupid. I do stupid things all. The. Time!

Unknown said...

Your Friday frags are the best. They always leave me smiling.

Cranberry Morning said...

What a fun post! Good luck with the settlement. LOL

Busy Bee Suz said...

Apparently doing stupid things pay big time. I should be rich.
I loathe the elliptical...but then again, I also loathe my treadmill. A pattern perhaps?
I think our state bird is the vulture.

Kristin - The Goat said...

I applaud your 9.57 mile. I don't think I can do a 30 minute mile!

I keep forgetting that you live in Michigan, one of my favorite places on earth. I'd be one of those trolls, but I was born a yooper!

oooh, downsize a friendship - that sounds so harsh, but I've done that many times and it's been done to me. It sounds better than unfriend though lol

Mental P Mama said...

I just LOLed at these. Seriously. I have to go buy some canned fruit and take off my glasses.....