Friday Fragments are bits and pieces of your week that are usually brief; too short for a stand-alone post, but too good to discard. Collect humorous observations, "Heard" items, and other small gems (hint: a notebook is helpful :) and put them together in a Friday Fragments post. Then leave a link to your Friday Fragments post with Linky Tools and link back to my main page in your post (please). Here we go!
***I've got my Mrs4444 emails down from 855 to 200 (Thank goodness for filtering options in Gmail.) I hope to get through the rest soon, but I can't make any guarantees.
***It's very cold tonight; 22 degrees F. I'll be selling concessions again this weekend, but fortunately, the forecast is predicting a balmy 38 degrees for the game. I hope to have my new cell phone by then, but I guarantee it will not fly into the toilet this time.
***Google Plus has a new photo-editing feature that looks suspiciously like Picnik! (I love Picnik!) I used to to edit Cypher's photo for your viewing pleasure.
If you missed the original photo and want to soak up his sweetness, click here.
***From my cousin-in-law Tama's Facebook page last week:
"Last night, my three daughters and I went out for a lovely supper. We had a lot of laughs. We drank only water but the people next to us thought we had plenty of wine...the old prudes. Then...with the Richter magnitude of 7.5, one by one, eight members of our offensive line strolled in. The Magnificent Green Bay Packers. Our water glasses shook as over a ton of men walked right past our table...some smiled...some hid their faces, but all of them were prepared to consume massive quantities of food. It's fun to live in this town. You never know who you are going to run into on a Thursday night. :) Go Pack Go."
***I have a peeve about unnecessary apostrophes on words ending in "s." All words that end is "s" do not require apostrophes. The apostrophe preceding an s is only for possession, NOT for indicating more than one of something. Ask yourself, "Is it plural [more than one] or is it possessive?" to decide whether or not to use an apostrophe. Or just keep it simple--Are you talking about more than one of something? No? Then save your apostrophe. You're welcome. For the rules on its vs it's click here.
***Last weekend, someone shared Hyperbole and a Half's blog post, Adventures in Depression. It's a cartoon explanation of the writer's journey through crippling depression. I hadn't realized that depression can just appear for no reason at all. What a frightening feeling that must be; to suddenly not be yourself and have no control over it. If you have an interest in this topic, I also recommend Gianmario Scotti's Google+ Depression post. If you're someone suffering from depression this time of year, I'm keeping you in my prayers.
***There was a major fire in Tinytown last week. A semi-load of of used clothing was donated, and a call went out, asking folks to come help sort it. It was a perfect job for my Difference Makers group, and they dove right in today (in place of our usual meeting). They did nothing but sort and fold clothing for an hour and a half, without a word of complaint. (Kendall helped, too :) So proud of those kids. Next week, we're going bell-ringing (with band instruments, of course) at a nearby grocery store. I'm really looking forward to it. Don't be afraid to stop by the Festival Foods on Lineville between 5 and 6pm on Thursday.
***And finally, Cooper got a haircut today. (That doesn't happen often.) He is so happy.
That's it for me this week. I look forward to your offerings! You know the drill. [And if you don't, please take the time to view the rules before linking up. Thanks.