My heart is pounding really hard right now. Some of you know that feeling; the minutestary panic (as opposed to momentary panic) you experience when a post you drafted hits the blog and is hanging out there for NINE HOURS before you realize it and get the danged thing off and cleaned up before re-posting it. Whew. Thankfully, I had not written any scathing remarks about anyone (you know; just to vent, not intended for anyone to ever read, LOL). So, because I'm still in shock, I'm just going to say, "Welcome to Friday Fragments!!!" and use Kerri's clever intro from last week to kick us off:
“More important than learning how to recall things is finding ways to forget things that are cluttering the mind.”
~Eric Butterworth(I didn't know that Mrs.Butterworth had a son.)
Thanks, Kerri! That was awesome.
***I'm excited to tell you that I have once again decided to join our middle school's Relay for Life Team. As a Student Council Advisor, I feel a need to set a good example for our SC participants, so I'm aiming high this year--My goal is $500. If you know anyone who has fought and kicked cancer's butt, please consider making a donation in their name. Of course, you are also to make a donation in memory of loved ones who have lost the fight. I recently learned of someone who is currently receiving treatment that ten years ago would have been considered "experimental." We are making gains against the cancer beast. Please consider sponsoring me. (see button in sidebar)
***Kathy, of Everyday Bliss, inspired me to write this story, about Grandma 4444 telling the story of how she almost delivered Mr.4444's brother in a public restroom:
"We were on our way somewhere when I felt like I had to...you know...poop. I even had to have Bob stop at a gas station, since I had to go so bad, but I couldn't DO anything. When I went to wipe, though, I FELT HIS HEAD!!!" Bob rushed me to the hospital, they quickly got ready, and the baby shot out like a rocket. The doctor even said to the nurse, "Did you catch him?!"
***Hey, just because a mascara is "new" and different doesn't mean it's better. I tried the new Clinique High Lengths mascara
and found it to be incredibly clumpy (a two-Q-tips type clumpy) and hated it. I do still love my Clinique though; they cheerfully exchanged the new one for my old stand-by, Lash-Doubling Mascara. Just thought I'd encourage you to try it before you buy it (if that's possible.)
***Feels Like Chaos led me to this video for Dads considering adoption--It's wonderful.
***Every week, my friend Karen posts something she learned, in her Friday Fragments post. Inspired, I decided to learn something this week. While watching a TV show about dogs, I learned about the Lagoto Romagnola, a dog that sniffs out truffles. I've always wondered what the heck a truffle was anyway, since I'd heard they were a type of fungus and a chocolate delicacy. Now, thanks to Wikipedia, I know that there are two kinds of truffles. If I could get Cooper to sniff out truffles in our woods, we could be rich; some truffles sell for $1000-$2200 per pound!! Unfortunately, it would take moving to Europe to find any...
***I can't tell you how happy I was to find this post at Ignore Reality, a blog that found me this week. I learned about the Sing-a-Long Sound of Music production, and this has now been pushed to the top of my bucket list! It's showing right now in L.A. Ticket prices range from $9 to $433.
***Speaking of tickets, Mr.4444 and I are going to see Elton John in concert in April!!!!
In her Friday Fragments last week, QandleQueen (A Walk Through My Little World) referenced this post, in regard to a "spider incident" at Girl Scout camp. It made me laugh til I coughed up a lung, so check it out if you need a laugh. QandleQueen, the Favorite Friday Fragmenter Award goes to you this week. Enjoy!
***Going to try to paste the six or seven comments from my accidental post in the comments below. Wish me luck! And speaking of comments, after you link up your FRIDAY FRAGMENTS post (cuz that's the only kind that gets linked, right? :) stop by and visit a few other fragmenters; they'll welcome you with open arms. And don't forget to stop by for some Friday Night Leftovers to link up there, too!