Friday, July 3, 2009
I am Friday Fragmenter....
I am always on the outlook for great ideas and one that I am following along with is Mrs. 4444's Friday Fragments. Make sure you check her out at http://www.halfpastkissintime.com/. There are links to all the fun people who participate in this event.
What is Friday Fragments? It is the home for all those random thoughts that seem to pop up at the oddest times.
I think I need to write up a parents' "How to" manual for the baseball team next year. The coach just emailed everyone to thank them for the season and one of the parents (who had been at one or two games and barely paid attention) hit reply to all and slammed the coach. Not sure what he thinks he is going to accomplish by that. Chapter one in my manual will be "How to ask the coach questions in a polite and respectful manner." Chapter two will be "Keep your mouth shut until you have all of the information." Chapter three will be "Coaches are volunteers and deserve your appreciation," Chapter four will be "I hate to break it to you but your son might not be the best player this town has ever seen."
We have had so much rain here in Maine that people are actually forgetting that there have been a few (very few) nice days sprinkled in. Last Sunday, my Mother-in-Law told my husband that the weather all weekend had been bad. I reminded her that the day before had been nice. She denied it. Hello, we live next door to each other. If it was nice at my house, it was nice at theirs!
I tried a new vegetarian recipe this week for "Cowboy Beans" in my crockpot. They were basically BBQ Baked Beans. I am not a huge Baked Bean fan but these were yummy and so very easy. We took them to a boy scout cookout to share. People were actually scraping the botton of the crockpot and my son, who is a very picky eater, had two large servings. Definitely a recipe I will use again.
I love the fact that Carnival Cruise Line has a count-down feature for cruises that you have booked. If I am having a bad day at work, I just log onto their website and see how many days I have left before vacation. It only takes a few seconds but it puts a smile on my face. (49 days to go!)
What is it about movies that puts me to sleep? I can be wide awake and as soon as a movie starts, I get sleepy. I even fall asleep in movie theaters on a regular basis! My hubby and son are planning on going to the movies this afternoon but I am thinking I must might skip it and stay home and take a nap. Might as well save the price of a ticket!
Have you noticed that on websites where you have to put in the "validation" code (that squished phrase or numbers string) in order to proceed, they often have a button to click on to get an audio version for the "sight-impaired"? How do the "sight-impaired" people know to click there if they can't see the button and instructions? The instruction font is usually smaller than the font in the validation code.
I really enjoy Facebook and the fact that I have been able to reconnect with many old friends. I don't understand, however, the virtual gifts, food fights or hugs etc. that people insist on sending me . At any point in time, I could have 50 or more of those requests and then I have to go in and delete them. Two days later, I will have 50 more. Enough is enough, people!
Thought for the day - whining never makes things improve. It just annoys the people around you.
I hope that everyone has an enjoyable 4th of July!
Here's to holiday weekends!