Thursday, June 18, 2009

Following the Crowd - Friday Fragments

Friday Fragments?

I am still learning this blogging stuff but one great idea that I am following along with is Mrs. 4444's Friday Fragments. You can see the original Friday Fragmenter over at Her post is always one of the highlights of my Fridays.

I had my second "me" event of the week last night. A dinner out and a play with a girlfriend. We have season tickets and have been going to these plays on and off for the past 14 years. Portsmouth NH is a great little city when it comes to the arts. If you are ever in the area, I suggest that you check out the Seacoast Rep. Usually, the dinner out is secondary to the fun time my friend and I have catching up. Last night, however, the meal was outstanding. We both had Steak Pizzaiola and it was one of the best meals I have had in a long long time. We both wanted to lick our plates it was so good. Luckily for the rest of the restaurant -goers, we managed to restrain ourselves. So, if you are in Portsmouth and do check out the Seacoast Rep, consider trying Rosa's Restaurant before or after the show.

My 14 year old son read my blog and took offense at my comment that sometimes he is 14 going on 4. I tried to explain poetic license and all that. He didn't buy it. You will note that I didn't change it. He wasn't horrified by the rest of it which is surprising

My son is taking finals and is down to two more days of school. His freshman year is almost over. How could a student who was spot on the rest of the school year be so forgetful this last week? I was a proud mama a few days ago when he came home with two academic awards - including one for academic excellence in Pre-Calculus. Not bad for a freshman in a class of juniors and seniors! He just gave us information about a program where he would spend his senior year away at Clarkson University in New York. I am sure he will be ready to go away to school then. I am just not sure I will be ready to let him go!

Another rainy day in Maine. I am so tired of this. I am participating in the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life tonight and tomorrow. I hope the rain lessens up for that. In a moment of insanity, I signed up for the 6:00-8:00 am shift tomorrow morning. I have to drive 45 minutes to get there too! I am soooo not a morning person. What was I thinking?

The next time you are watching a Cialis ad check out the chemical name. The first 4 letter are TADA. I think that should have been the name of the drug. Just think of the ad possibilities!

63 days until vacation - not that I am counting.

Here's to a great Friday!


  1. That will teach you to have a brainiac son! Seriously, though, you must be so proud. Congratulations to Evan.

    It isn't just raining here. It's pouring. Buckets. I can't imagine why you would sign up for 6 AM on a Saturday, but according the weather forecast I just heard, it might not be raining as hard then...good luck!

  2. Wow, what a smartie you have on your hands. Pre-Calculus and I never got along. Math is just not my strong suit!

    And I'm still laughing about the Cialis ad! TADA! That's great!

    Your fragments were glad you've joined in on the fun!

  3. OH and it is completely ridiculous that his school uses misspelled words and bad grammer. I would definitely think THEY would know better. Although I am guilty of using ... haha!

  4. I like your nickname for that drug :)

  5. steak pizzola the nanme aloy eat it

  6. TADA! That's hilarious :) Yeah, I feel a little constrained at times when I write on my blog; I don't want to say TOO much about my kids' personal stuff, but sometimes I DO want to vent, like about the fact that each of them now has entered the "dating" scene and it scares the crap out of me. Oh well...I'll just save it for your Comments. heehee Oh, and BTW, BRAVO to your son for his excellent math skills. My son really struggled for his B- in math this year. Good for your boy :)

    Welcome to FF--You're a natural :) Have a great weekend...