Friday, October 10, 2008

Friday Fragments


I've checked the calendar and it is actually Friday. Am I the only one without a life clue as to what day of the week it is- EVER? I always thought that when the day would come, that I didn't know the day of the week, that it would be because I was sipping on Margaritas on the beach in St. Croix and didn't have a care in the world! I had no idea that life would be so mundane that days would just run together and weekends would be even more stressful than the week and that margaritas had so many fucking calories!!! What kind of fool was I?

But I digress... It is indeed Friday, which used to be my favorite day of the week- now- just another day- however, I do have Mrs.4444's Friday Fragments!

I have also been tagged by Soulfully Blonde and Legal Diva- two new faces that I have enjoyed visiting as of late and I can't let them down. However, it is very hard to come up with more random facts about myself that I haven't mentioned on this blog. Not to mention that pretty much every post is a random fact about myself... but in the true fashion of multi-tasking and people pleasing, I will attempt to combine all my random weird facts about myself that no one knows about me in a fragmented way...

***I pulled into the school parking lot surrounded by "Sarahcuda" and "McCain/Palin '08" bumper stickers and me (the heathen), Beebs and the dog, Murphy, get out of the car for our walk around the field...

He was wearing his Democrat 2008 shirt! Oh, the looks I got! Is it wrong to admit I loved it?


*** No weight loss this week! Currently shopping for cover-ups- which is no small task in October in the Midwest!

*** Anyone in Mississippi (or anywhere en route from Missouri to Gulf Shores, Alabama)? We are headed to Alabama by way of HWY55 and are thinking of stopping off for a night to break up the drive, but I am totally overwhelmed by the Priceline negotiator and Expedia gnome. I am not much of a traveler and when we do go somewhere, my mommy takes care of all the arrangements (and by "take care", I mean, lets us mooch off of her and stay at one of their condos). I'm needing some guidance.

*** I don't know what to do about my blog during our vacation??? I have some folks that "owe" me a guest post (and you know who you are- don't think I forgot), but first off, I have no idea how to schedule posts in advance . Also, I like to be different and shake things up, however, I'm not that clever to come up with something new and different. Any thoughts???

*** I recently was looking through my archives and noticed that I named my kids by their actual names once. I have used alias' , like most, out here in cyberspace, but oops.

I don't really know why I don't use their real names, it was total peer pressure- I did it 'cause everyone else was doing it- maybe they knew something I didn't- like that there was some secret underground blogger child abduction ring that can only locate the children if they have their first names.

I wonder how you all feel about real name usage? I think my husband would shit a brick and immediately send them into hiding (he's a bit irrational and over-protective when it comes to the kids)- so my flub can be our little secret!

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15 comments:

Dawn@Embracing the Ordinary Life said...

That is a bit fragmented...LOL...

Annie said...

Yeah...I've used LG's name as well. I'm a DA and forget their names in cyber world are LG and BG. I love the dog shirt! LOL
I have a year round swim store by me if you get desperate and want a cover up, let me know!
I don't think I've ever seen your little one. SO cute! Try betterbidding.com if you want to do priceline or hotwire.....good tips!

The Mom said...

I think some of my relatives that read have mentioned my kids names and I wanted to fork them in the eye!

At the bottom of your posts when you write them there is post options...click on it and there's a spot for a date....just put post dates there.

Legal Diva said...

I try not to use my kids names, only because my 12 year old has a blog and I have drilled the dangers of "to catch a predator" internet freaks into her head to scare her. I guess I'm trying to set a good example at something anyway.
The STLMurders writer is my baby brother- he is a teacher in St Louis and lives downtown, near where most of the bad stuff happens. He started it because there was no record of these people in the paper. He's 23 and full of optimism that he will make a difference in the world, or at least in St Louis. :)

Jen said...

First of all, no, you aren't the only one who forgets what day of the week it is. I'm constantly doing that and I feel pretty pathetic about it.

I don't use my kids names. I'm really not sure why. I guess I would feel horrible if there really was an underground blogger child abduction ring waiting for me to give them some details. I don't use their pictures either, but I'm just extra cautious and am probably being irrational.

Insane Mama said...

Fragmented? Nah! If you want to set a post for later posting, it's easy. Click the post options tab and then just enter the date you want it to post. and then push publish and you will see a 'scheduled' notice. Oh, oops I didn't see that 'the mom' already said that. Oh well. You know I drink when I see political things don't you? So thanks, I will add a little Baileys to my coffee now! I use my kids real names. I don't think it's a big deal

C said...

I always REALLY look forward to your Friday Fragments! I love it!

I also love that your dog has a "democrat" shirt to wear in conservativesville--I should get a couple for my dogs (your kids are probably the cool ones that wear funky shoes w/their uniforms too, right?--love it!)

Try landsend.com for a cover up--I usually have good luck w/them for suits & stuff (and they have an overstocks section where you can get stuff CHEAP.)

~Christy C

because I said so said...

I thought it was Friday all damn day yesterday.....how disappointed was I when I figured out the truth!! I couldn't stand one more day of THIS week.......

have a good weekend...

Ann said...

Well, I've thrown the girls names out into cyber world. So far nuthin'. I don't know. I mean, oh, I don't know.

Hey Tena, it's Virtual Girls Night Out. Come over!!!

Carri said...

I love reading your posts, you are just like me and I love it. I am out every day and the only reason I know the day is because I am counting down till hubby's next day off. I too use the kids name's in cuber world but I guess some stalkers could be searching for my little one's so maybe I should give them some cool code names. Only problem is like the days of the week I would forget and lose track.

Tami said...

I NEVER know what day of the week it is!! And don't even ask me what the date is!!!!

You have to try the scheduled post feature -- it's like blog magic :)

I debated about using my kids names for a while. In the end, I decided to use their names. I don't really have nicknames for them and didn't want to confuse MYSELF trying to give them one.

I try not to give away exactly where I live to be as safe as I can.

I live in Florida and even though its hot here 98% of the time, I would be hard pressed to find a cover up anywhere around here. Hell, I can't even find my daughter another pair of uniform shorts for school.....only pants and sweaters which we so need since its still in the 90s!

momof3crazykids said...

I found your blog through my google reader recommended feed. I do use my kid's names, but how do you know if they are real or not? But I don't have my last name anywhere. When I first started my blog I had used my last name in the url, but changed it when I decided to keep it public.
Love your blog!

Deb said...

Can you shop online for a cover up?

I did my posts ahead of time and it seemed to work just fine. Now might be a good time to cash in on those guest posts folks owe you!!

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georgie said...

I do both, refer to them as beans and use their name-mybe i should be more cautious?

BTW BEEPS is BEUTIFUL!