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What do you think of that? Maybe I could get someone to sponsor Friday Fragments!
That's it! That's how we can raise $4000 to buy a new furnace in the next two months!
Yeah, yeah. That's the ticket! Let's see, at just $200 per week, you, too, can
help bring air conditioning and heat to the 4444 family!
Okay. Never mind.
Allow me to unload the bits and pieces of my stressed-out brain this week:
I am really crabby. As you may have gathered, our furnace croaked this week, and we are trying to figure out how to pull $4000 out of our...well...our empty bank account. If you are a long-lost, rich relative, this would be a really great time to stop by.
GREAT NEWS from the BBC: Untidy Beds May Keep Us Healthy
The debut of Saturday Sampling last week was wildly successful! Thirty-two bloggers linked up their favorite posts, and I happily read every single one of them! It was a real treat to have so much wonderful writing all in one place. Since there was a lot of positive feedback, I'm going to plan to put up a SS link each Saturday. I'll put it up Friday night, around 9pm (central time), so feel free to read the details and link up. Please note that I've decided to reserve the right to delete links that don't follow the directions. I do this, not to be a control freak, but to protect the integrity of the idea; people are coming to Saturday Samplings because they don't have time to weed through their readers looking for substance. Each week, the button on my sidebar will be linked to that week's Samplings. If you'd like to grab the share button, scroll down a little further in the sidebar for the code. Oh, and one more thing! If you read a post someplace else and think it should be linked up, but it's not yours, throw it up there (or encourage the blogger to do so) (but shoot me an email to let me know that you did, thanks.)
My friend Mel has been getting her Fishing and Wishing review blog off and running, and I'm really impressed! Until Sunday, for example, this handsome, stylish dog collar by Cristyle is being offered up in a giveaway! If you tell her I sent you and if you follow her on Google Connect, she'll give me another entry! Contest ends Sunday, so do hurry, will you? Who knows? Maybe you'll be the winner!
If you know who Hallie (of Wonderful World of Wieners) is, or if you just want to help a woman who is facing the darkest days of her life, please light a candle in memory of her son, CJ. It would mean a lot to her. (And wow-that candle site is wonderful; wish I'd thought of it.)
Kristin, of The Goat offered up my favorite fragment this week. It's a brilliant idea for a quick way to save potential FF links!
Sometimes it's the simplest ideas that make a huge difference. I always seem to find interesting things that I want to include in my Friday Fragments posts. I had a draft in blogger where I would add links, but after a few months it just wasn't working for me. I couldn't click on the links easily in draft form so I had to write a description of the link when all I really wanted to do was park the link quickly as a possible idea and come back to it later.
So I put a folder in my bookmark toolbar marked FF. When I see a cool link that I might like to include in a future post, I just click and drag it to that folder. It's easy to click, it's all in one location. i can easily delete the link once I post it in a FF post, and since it's in my toolbar, I see it all the time, so I don't forget to use it. I'm now very happy with this solution.
Confused? In Firefox and most versions of Explorer, put your cursor just under (or on) your taskbar at the top of your page and right-click. The option to open a new folder should pop up. Click on it. Type in FF or whatever you want to call it. Then, when you're on a page you think you might want to link to in a FF post, simply click and drag it by its tab up into that folder! This is brilliant, Kristin. Thankyou!
Here is your award, Kristin!
Melisa (with one l) cracked me up with this tweet during her Saturday night road trip through Kentucky:
Just got passed by a car whose driver has her left leg out the window. I am worried she'll get in a wreck and split in two.
Gina, of The Crazy Coxes is going insane, getting ready for a trip to Cambodia. Consequently, she's been hilarious. Case in point, this gem of a fragment:
I accidentally went to the gynecologist for my annual exam.
It was an accident because - who goes on purpose?I thought I could get the necessary tetanus shot there (So I was going under false pretenses - they thought I cared about my health and I was really just using them - wait, does that make me a whore? Spreading my legs for a tetanus shot?)
Surprise! Gina, you, too, get the Favorite Friday Fragmenter award, and so does Rebecca Belle (even though her fragment totally freaked me out!)...
*Depressing Frag ... I thought I noticed something yesterday when I put my mascara on, but thought, "Nah, that's just my imagination". But alas, I saw it again this morning - driving me to sulk a bit. What am I talking about? A GREY EYELASH!!!!! ... Oh, I just sulked a bit more saying that... Me & my 10 yr old dog now match with our gray eyelashes... your eyelashes gray, too?! I'm going to buy more stock in VERY BLACK mascara...
Need to laugh? Check out Sleep Talkin' Man.
Okay, I need a distraction. Please link up your Friday Fragments post here: