Friday, April 24, 2009

Always on my Mind




Welcome to Friday Fragments - little bits of randomness that spill out of my brain during the week that aren't really worthy of their own post. I join the fun folks from Half Past Kissin' Time, as well as others, in this endeavor. If you're feeling in a fragmented mood, check them out here.

** I read somewhere this week that when we are born, our eyes are the size they will be for our whole lives. It's one of the reasons babies are so cute, because their eyes are larger in proportion to the rest of them.

I guess the person who invented Precious Moments already figured this out.

** I also learned that, even though our eyes don't grow, our ears and noses never STOP growing. I find this frightening. I wish I had know this years ago; I would have measured my nose then, so I could keep track.

** Why do some places with public bathroom facilities insist on stocking them with the cheapest, thinnest, most worthless toilet paper? Colleges. chain restaurants and highway rest stops are particularly guilty, in my experience. Note to those proprietors: You may pay half as much for each roll of inadequacy, but I use FIVE TIMES AS MUCH tissue. Even if I don't need to.

** I was shopping at the local dollar store the other day, picking up some temporary props for the play, and noticed something interesting at the checkout. They sell home pregnancy tests. Take a moment and absorb this. They sell home pregnancy tests. For a dollar. Now, I'm the first person to try to save a few bucks whenever possible, but do we really want to be trusting the results of a home pregnancy test we picked up at the dollar store? However, if you're okay with it, you can shop online and buy a case of 72 for the bargain price of - you guessed it - $72.

** I wonder who designed lacrosse padding. I wonder this because the shoulder/chest padding (for boys, anyway) covers their shoulders and about one-third of the top of their chests. I mean, it's not like, when your child has the ball in his stick and is running at top speed down the field, that the other team is indescriminately whacking at your child, trying to get him to drop the ball or anything. Really, what are the chances that some of those hits will land somewhere other than the miniscule part of him that is covered with padding? I'm sure there are no vital organs in those areas. I'm just grateful they have to wear a cup. I want grandchildren some day.

25 comments:

Wonderful World of Weiners said...

I hate Precious Moments figurines. A lot. Kimmy used to collect them. We made fun of her. A lot.

Hallie

Midwest Mommy said...

I just saw those $1 pregnancy tests too! I am not sure if I would trust it...

So true about the toilet paper too.

Andrew Scott Turner said...

The Dollar Tree is the bomb, man

Of course, you'd have thought that's where we purchased our Suburban...

Oh well

Sue said...

We went to a Dollar store in Florida last week and everything was not a dollar, it was just in dollar increments. Like the floaty we bought was $10, the pool toys $3. I didn't look for pregnancy tests. My MIL would have probably passed out.

Under the Influence said...

I knew about that nose and ear thing. Scary, since I already think my nose is too big!

Joanie M said...

I can tell, as times get financially tougher, the quality of our toilet paper, paper towels, and napkins are going down. They even used a lesser quality paycheck paper for a few months. You couldn't tear the perforations without tearing the paycheck up! I think one of the big bosses tore his own paycheck and that changed in a hurry!

I am Harriet said...

Gotta love the dollar store!

Caution Flag said...

I can't stop laughing over you measuring your nose to keep track. That's beautiful!

Becca said...

who needs a case of tests????

Alice said...

To answer Becca's question...I would have bought a case of home pregnancy tests if I could have gotten them for $1/each. I drove Ervin CRAZY when I first found out I was pregnant. Until I had the first unltrasound and confirmed that everything was OK...I kept taking home pregnancy test. Ervin kept asking me if I thought I'd get a different result! Good lord if I had......:)

Laura ~Peach~ said...

the pregnancy tests are as acurate as any just check the expiration dates... toilet paper... the reason is to deter thieves...but if a thief is gonna steal i am sure the cheap one ply is ok by them too...dollar stores are not like the dollar tree LOL everything is a dollar in the dollar tree we got tons there at christmas time :)
hummm I hope my nose just grows SLOW!

Smoochiefrog said...

And your hair and nails continue to grow for a small amount of time after you're dead. Go figure.

Liz said...

I know lots of people who SWEAR by those dollar store tests. And the online dollar ones. Lots of women who get obsessed with pregnancy and such buy the huge quantities and pee on them with every bathroom stop. I'm only being slightly extreme when I say that, too. Seriously

Anonymous said...

My son Brett started on JV lacrosse at his high school - I cringe everytime I watch him - that sport is soooo brutal! and he loves it.... go figure :}
Mary Lee

Mrs4444 said...

I've heard that, too, about the eyes, and I think it's true. I hate that public bathroom TP thing, too, and the same goes for the danged hand towel dispensers that have those photo-eyes. Give me more than 6 inches, please!

jojo said...

i've seen those home pregnancy tests at the dollar store too and thought the same thing. you get what you pay for....OMG

Have a good weekend, and as usual, I love your friday fragments. j)

Elenka said...

Ya know, I've noticed lately that my eyes actually look smaller! Now I know why....the rest of my face got bigger! Another wonderful thing to look forward to.
ugh

Pouty Lips said...

Ha-ha, if you had known you would have measured your nose and kept track. Funny.

Sarah Laurence said...

I knew about baby proportions but not about noses and ears– freaky! This Friday fragment column is fun.

Vegas Princess said...

Precious Moments figurines freak me out. I couldn't get to the rest of the post because I had to close this blog once I saw that picture.

Scriptor Senex said...

I'm go know my nose is still growing - I thought it was the rest of me getting smaller!

Proud Mom said...

@ the eye thing: this is why I said in one of my post that when people looked at my oldest when he was young, his eyes were so gorgeous (and big) that they were stunned by their beauty... and most still are!

@ the dollar store: they rock, but somethings are not meant for their shelves, like pregnancy tests.

@ the cups for sport: AMEN, sister! I, too, want grandchildren... hopefully a dozen!

p.s.
GO BRUINS!

Anonymous said...

I had to read the ad a second time yesterday - Walgreen's have pregnancy GENDER tests!! For $29.99 you can find out if the baby is male or female! So they say. Why can't doctors do it? Oh, me of little faith!

Sue in WI

Nichole said...

not good, my nose and ears are already big enough!

Bina said...

About the toilet paper. AMEN SISTER! And our company does the same thing. It is the cheapest, thinest toilet paper on the face of the planet and if you have to "GO GO" it WILL hurt your butt and it WILL fall to pieces. Reminds of that mama bear sweeping the back-end of her cub after he pooed in the woods, only I don't want NO BODY sweeping MY back end.