Friday, March 27, 2009

More Friday Fragments

Back to my plan to serve up Friday Fragments – random thoughts I’ve had during the week that are too short (or too ridiculous) for their own post. I’m joining a great group of people over at Half Past Kissin’ Time who do this every Friday. I’m a random kind of gal these days, so this seems completely right to me.
One of the best parts about having the snow melt is that you can again push a shopping cart through a parking lot without wrenching your shoulders or losing your mind. Pushing a cart through 8 inches of fresh snow, or over rutted chunks of ice is an experience I can do without. Welcome, spring!
Don’t tell anybody, but sometimes I watch reruns of old family sitcoms on TV. There’s something about Full House or Growing Pains, or even (eek) Who’s the Boss? that makes me feel better. I think it brings me back to a time when life was easier. I mean, how complicated could life be when the kids are hiding a horse in the kitchen and the adults in the house don’t even notice? If only my life was simple like that.
I don’t use the texting/instant messenger lingo. No LOLing or C U L8R or any of that stuff, almost ever. My mom was a teacher, and I was a Journalism major. I just can’t use all those shortcuts and feel okay about them. It’s a sickness, and I can’t help myself. I’m not a perfect-grammar nazi or anything, but even on my blog, when I ‘cheat’ by starting a sentence with AND or BUT, or when I don’t use complete sentences, I have a little twinge of guilt. I totally admire those who can do the texting shortcut thing (and heck, I’m completely impressed with how FAST you can do it) but I just won’t be joining you any time soon.
Thanks to those who asked for my white chili recipe. I would be glad to share with you, and will post it over the weekend – I know I have it in my computer somewhere.
There were some lovely comments on my post yesterday about my mom, but one totally cracked me up. If you didn’t read the post, I talked about my mom’s obsession with playing cards (specifically, canasta) and her love of all things trivia. My friend Andy (Andrew Scott Turner, for those of you who have read his blog) said this:
Great tribute! Do you think she's in heaven shouting at St. Pete "Not yet, I'm just about to meld!" Or "Did you know, every time a bell rings, an angel gets his wings?"
I’m still giggling about this. My mom, who most definitely is in heaven doing exactly those things, is also giggling – I’m sure of it. Thanks, Andy. You always make me laugh. Those of you who miss Andy’s brand of intellect and humor will be happy to note he’s back in the blog world, and you can check out his new blog, Long Patience.
I hope you all have a nice weekend!


Andrew Scott Turner said...

Awwww. Thanks, Man!

I take back all those things I said about you to Mike that day when we were both employed and hated being employed but loved to bitch about being employed there.


Andrew Scott Turner said...

And for the record, I never really did say anything to Mike about you, just "Who the Fuck is Myers-Briggs and why does she want me to meet him so badly?"

Alice said...

I love the silly family sitcoms too. I also am a Journalism major (with a minor in English) so I spell everything out on text. I can't do the "shortie" version either. Although I tend to start A LOT of sentences with And and But. It my little way of being a rebel. ;)

Happy Friday!

Under the Influence said...

I also had to "train" myself to start a sentence with an and. Now I am totally comfortable with it, even though I know it's wrong!

AND (see, there it is) I love old reruns. TV Land is awesome. Several years ago, they used to show Rhoda, Bob Newhart, Mary Tyler Moore, All in the Family - those were the best!

Smoochiefrog said...

I'm the same way about English/grammar. I feel so guilty using and at the beginning of a sentence. I also have a hard time writing b/c for because. Every time I do it, I have to go back and write it out fully.

Odette said...

I love your random posts!

I have also noticed that things that Andrew (Andy?)says are normally quite witty and funny!

I have the same dirty secret. I also watch the crappy old sitcoms. HAHAHAHA a horse in the kitchen! That was full house right? When DJ "Buys" the horse and then can't take care of it? oh man good times! :)

Mrs4444 said...

I love your fragments this week; I can relate to almost all of them! Love the observation about the shopping carts in the snow. I'm the same way about the shortcuts. Can't wait for your recipe! (except I won't see it until Sunday, of course, heehee.)

Vegas Princess said...

I have the same affliction for proper grammer as well when it comes to texting. In fact it is so hard for me to decipher some texts from friends I will sometimes write back "English please" :)

I love Full House!! I can watch that show any time and it will always make me smile. Growing Pains too. They don't have good family shows like that any more.

Lanny said...

Ha! I cringe each time I start a sentence with and or but too. I do it, but it still bothers me.

I love old family sitcoms. It's so nice to live in a dream world for 30 minutes.

david mcmahon said...

Old family sitcoms on TV - now that is good for the soul!

Elenka said...

I don't think I've ever watched Full House. No wonder I'm all stressed out.

Proud Mom said...

Hey girl, snap outta that funk and bring me more Friday Fragments!!!! It's the highlight of my week and I cannot sleep without my fix. So hurry cause I'm on my last dose of No Doz.

And stop by my place and check out today's post (4/4) because I have something for you!

Hugs ~ Lisa

p.s. GO BRUINS!!!!