Friday, June 25, 2010
Friday Fragments, 100th Edition!!
Holy cow!! It's the 100th Edition of Friday Fragments!! If you think about it, combining all our fragments over the last couple of years (no, I'm far too lazy to actually count them), we've probably unloaded (conservatively) 10,000 random thoughts, observations, pearls of wisdom fragments together. That's pretty impressive, no? Thanks for joining me! [for more info on FF and how to play nice, click the FF button above :]
To celebrate, I'm going to give you 100 fragments about me. JUST KIDDING! (I hate those things, BTW.)
***In Wisconsin today, you can still smoke in a bar. Come July 5th, though, that will change. I didn't think a lot of it until I went to Madison (smoke free for a while now, I guess) last week and saw nary a cigarette in the three days I was there. Wow-It's really nice to be able to wear anything to a bar without worry about it (or you) reeking of smoke when you get home. I rarely even saw anyone smoking outside. It was strange and very nice.
***Also interesting about Madison was the fact that there seems to be a greater danger of getting run over by a bike than by a car; lots of people bike in Madison, and they seem serious about it! Overall, I really enjoyed the visit and felt like I was in Seattle again.
***Yesterday, after watching Jannie's silly video in response to my Vlogging FAIL video, I somehow ended up at The Levity Project's website and found the Smile Micromovement. I'm very excited to contribute to this very fun cause. All you have to do is send a 5-10 second video clip that involves you smiling. Interested? Check out their Car-Dancing Movement from this spring and see if you don't get inspired!
***That Caution--She is so brilliant. This is her once-again prize-winning fragment from last Friday:
Lesson 2: Those film marks on the inside of the windshield which you don't notice until you are driving your children to school against the sunrise? Erase them with a dry erase eraser. The eraser will also do wonders for wiping smudges from the screen of your phone.
What a great idea! I am so going to try this. Thanks, Caution! You win the prize again.
***Our Favorite Things Kitchen and Bathroom editions are up and running. Tune in Monday for the Pantry Edition (including all favorite food products.) Remember, these are products you aren't selling and haven't received perks to promote. I love hearing from real moms and dads about products you like, so why not join in and share your opinions?
***The mom of one of my students died, unexpectedly, a few days ago, from a previously- undiscovered medical issue. I knew her fairly well, and her passing stirred a lot in me, but I have come to terms with it now. She leaves a husband and two young daughters (7th and 10th grades) behind. If you are the praying kind, would you please put in a good word for them? Thanks.
***Wisconsin Mommy's King Zhu Pets Giveaway is underway! I'm sure everyone knows at least one kid who would love to win these! It's a very generous package, and right now, your odds of winning are great, so don't be afraid to check it out!
***Mr.4444 and I have been shocked and amused by the Schick Quattro Trimstyle woman's razor commercial, which shows bushes being magically trimmed in a variety of shapes as beautiful women go about their lives. I'm sure some people are put off by this commercial and find it incredibly tacky, but we think it's hilarious.
***I am so dying to overhaul this blog template, but I am just overwhelmed by the whole idea; there's just so much to move!!! Would anyone like to move me for free? Hm. I thought not. Maybe by the end of summer...
***SuburbanWow, an interactive morning chat show hosted by the talented Melisa of Suburban Scrawl and special guest Martha, will be livestreaming Friday morning here. Stop by to say hi!
Okay, here's the linky thingy to link up your FRIDAY FRAGMENTS post (not your "Not Even Going to Actually Read the Post, I Just Want to Promote My Blog post, okay? Thanks.) And while you're here, check out another fragmenter or two--They'll be glad you stopped by :)