Thursday, May 19, 2011
Friday Fragments, Episode #146
Welcome to our favorite place to unload the bits and pieces flying around inside our heads; those that aren't big enough for stand-alone posts but are those we just can't let go of. Gather 'em up and share! [First time fragmenting? Click on the Friday Fragments tab above to learn more.]
***If you're like me, you're going to love this little tip. You know how every now and then, you find a blog that you love but it has a tiny font that you can't see and it drives you crazy? All you have to do is click Control and the + button of your keyboard to magnify your screen enough to see it. Repeat the steps to make it even bigger, and click Control - to take it back down to normal size. You're welcome :)
***Kyle is home for the summer, and we love it. We're always pretty happy around here, but when Kyle's home it seems like we laugh a lot harder. He has moved his plans to study abroad to his junior year, but he has big plans to visit friends in Spain next year. His plan, in addition to his full-time summer job, is to detail cars on the side to raise plane fare. If you live near us and are willing to pay for a thorough cleaning of your car, give me a call and I'll hook you up!
***More Parents Turn to Service Dogs to Assist with Their Youths' Aspergers was a brief, interesting article I read recently. I'd love to try this with a student who blew up on me this week. I can really see how a service dog would help students with disabilities. I wish I could have one in my classroom.
***Not that I'm counting, but there are 10.5 days of school left for me. It's been a hell of a year, and I am ready for a break.
***I don't mean to be a whiner, but I used to be able to leave a comment on a blogger blog without having to maximize the screen/box to click "Publish Your Comment." What's up with that? Hello, Blogger? Fix that, will you? Thanks.
***I am really going to miss Oprah. I hope she stays in the limelight.
***I "met" A Vermont Girl this week. She is generous, takes wonderful photos, and has a unique-looking blog that is very easy on the eyes. She also has a Get Ready Giveaway going on (which I hesitate to tell you about, because I would like to win) in which she is offering up a personalized gift made with your name (but really my name, since I plan to win it). Alright, alright; you can enter, but please tell her I sent you, okay? (It might help my chances!)
***My friend, Kandee, lives in California. Her middle school aged (?) daughter, Carly, had a sleepover on Saturday night, and Kandee had this for a Facebook status update:
"One of Carly's friends just licked the rabbit's salt block; it's going to be a long night with these girls..."
Thanks, Kandee, for being a friend I can always count on for dry humor.
***Is there such a thing as wet humor?
***Kendall has been invited by a generous friend (and her family) to go to Hawaii two weeks in June. (Uh...yes; she's accepted.) I'm thrilled for her (and plan to stow away in her suitcase).
What fragments have been spinning around your head this week? Feel free to link 'em up? [Sorry--This linky is for Friday Fragmenters only. Non-FF posts will be deleted.]