Would you ever got to a party, hand out invitations to a party at your house, and leave without even greeting the host or hostess? Neither would most people with manners. Allow me to graciously point newcomers to the Friday Fragments expectations (which address drive-by linking, as well as instructions for how to thank the hostess (a.k.a. me). Off to fragment!
***Wow--That was less than gracious, I know, but I'm writing this fragment after deleting several non-FF posts that were rudely linked up to last week's post. One of them even had the gall to somehow block me from deleting their link! (Don't worry--I figured out how to shake it off. I won't mention the name Wind Photographs, and I hope they don't do it again.)
***I laughed so loud when I read Unknown Mami's comment on my Halloween party photo last week:
I don't know how you do it, but you manage to look attractive with a mustache and here I have to wax mine.
***A friend of mine took the following photo at Monday night's football game. Nice :) Too bad it didn't make the broadcast, so I'm sharing it here.
***We finished state testing this week, and I mentioned that some teachers in a district cheated in their testing (somehow). One of my students pondered and then said, "Cheating on an important test like this is wrong, but if it's just a friendly little competition between you and your brother, it's perfectly fine; I do it all the time." [He grinned.]
***If you'd like to get the full effect of the preceding fragment, replace all the "r" sounds with "w" sounds, as that's how this little cutie talks.
***I'm thrilled to say that I got to every single fragmenter last weekend, and it was a real pleasure catching up with you. I want to say a special thanks to those who enrich our little FF community by visiting and commenting on other Fragmenter's blogs--Everyone loves company. Also, if you are a new fragmenter, will you please put a "*" next to your name when you enter it in the linky? That way, we can all easily see that and welcome you! :)
***I also laughed out loud when I saw this sketch of me, on Starla's blog, Stars Rain:
Starla, I hereby award you the coveted honor:
***The Difference Makers' Run/Walk Against Cancer wasn't a dismal failure, but it was disappointing; very few people turned out. On the bright side, many sweet folks donated cash, so we raised $106, which is $106 more than we started with. In addition, we got a lot of raffle prizes donated (Thanks, Dawn and Michelle), so a lot of people (including some Difference Makers) won prizes. Tonight, we're having a meeting (They insisted on still meeting tonight, even though the run was Tuesday.), and I'm tired, so I'm going to insist that we just relax and eat pizza or something. (I'll let you know how that goes.)
***Last Saturday, I deleted about five FF drive-by linkers and two links to posts whose authors included a teeny tiny Friday Fragments link buried among about 25 others at the bottom of their posts, and I was offended. I thought it went without saying, but I guess I have to say it (to the drive-by linker): This is a FRIDAY FRAGMENTS post. IT IS RUDE TO:
A) LINK AND RUN (AND NOT COME BACK)
B) TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE BLOGS YOU LINK TO BY ALMOST HIDING MENTION OF THEM
C) NOT VISIT A SINGLE OTHER FRAGMENTER IN THE PROCESS.
RUDE RUDE RUDE.
Dear Readers, if you happen to notice a link that doesn't respect FF, please bring it to my attention via email. Thanks.
***Did you like that "Dear Readers" reference? I think I was inspired by reading a classic this week (Pride and Prejudice), the passages of which I have to read over and over and over before fully understanding what I'm reading. I think the "Dear Readers" thing comes from Jane Eyre, another classic (which bored me to tears, sorry).