Friday, August 7, 2009

Bits & Bobs

It's Friday, It's Friday!! Time for Friday Fragments (check out Half Past Kissing Time for a bunch more links to other great FFs!)

I still don't "get" how to grab the Friday Fragment button and use it over here...

We went to see Montgomery Gentry in concert last night. I have a few Fragments on that experience:
1. I am too old to be listening to loud concerts - my head hurts and I can't hear this morning (but it was still fun).

2. I figured out last night that it isn't that I don't like country music, it's that listening to rowdy country music is directly linked to my wanting to drink in ridiculously excessive amounts. I DIDN'T drink anything because I don't anymore, but I sure wanted to.

3. I need to calm it down with giving strangers nicknames. I'm getting pretty creative with it, though. The usual suspects are Coughy Cougherson or Smoky Smokerson, but last night I got behind an old man who had a bit of a hitch in his step and I said (to myself inside my own head of course), "Get along there Limpy Leventhall." LIMPY LEVENTHALL!?

I discovered this week that a little product named Chiggerrid can be your best friend if you've walked the 20 yards from your car to my ex-husband's front porch and been attacked by a nest of those chiggery little bastards.

If you get bit by a chigger on one of your boobs, it's all you'll think about ALL DAY LONG because you can't just scratch it, can you!? At least not without everyone you work with talking about it.

Adult chiggers have eight legs which means they are related to SPIDERS, which means that one of my big unlikely fears HAS COME TRUE. Unlikely fear #1: Spiders will become blood sucking parasites. (fear realized as I learned that ticks are also a part of the arachnid family and now this chigger thing).
Unlikely fear #2: Spiders will mutate into flying creatures. Do NOT tell me if there is already some sort of flying spider in the world.

I'm addicted to learning Spanish. I don't know how to say that in Spanish yet, but I'll learn. Oh yes. I will. Yo lleva calcetines y zapatos! Yeah, I said it...

I was disappointed this morning to see that the lot boy got his hair cut. It was growing into quite a fuzz-fro.

I am heading to Eureka Springs tomorrow to visit with my friends down there! Yay!!

I guess that's about it for this week - Hope you all have a great weekend!!


  1. as for the FF pic...make sure you have a copy of the FF button already saved to your pc(yanno right click image then save as)go into edit this post then look for the add a picture icon click that-upload the pic into your post

    I am not good with code BUT if barb has code attached to the image then just copy and paste the code into the HTML part of a blog post/when you are editing...
    hope this made sense or helped...I love FF but alas I have the confessional open today

    I am so envious of your ES trip!!!!

  2. Thanks for the info Georgie, I'll try that next week. I think I can, I think I can... lol!

    As for confessional, I already hit it and I LOVE IT!!!

  3. I've been to Eureka Springs! :-) We found some great shops and places to eat.

    I'm learning Spanish through my son. He takes it at school and we cannot escape (as much as we might want to) Diego and Dora. :-P

    Have a great weekend!

  4. I thought Zapatos were SHOES! Hm. Perhaps I need to brush up (learn) my Spanish!

  5. Thanks brainella for visiting and Kori too.
    brainella, I LOVE Dora, lol! I also checked out La Familia De Clifford at the library last week. Hey, we have to start somewhere!

    Kori, you're not wrong. It means I'm wearing socks and shoes. It's one of the few phrases I really have "down pat." I just know it's going to come in super handy one of these days...
    ~Gertrude (too lazy to log in)

  6. I took Spanish in grade school but didn't retain any of it...but made sure I learned helpful phrases for when we went to Punta Cana on vacation a couple of years ago - the locals loved it. Princess Nagger knows more Spanish than I do from watching Dora and Diego... :)

    Ewwwwww! On the chiggers! I can't stand any creepy crawler that also bites. Or doesn't bite...if it's creepy crawly I don't like it. :)

    Happy Friday! :)

  7. Oh man, I give people nicknames too and not all of them are strangers. One lady never washes her hands after going to the restroom and I call her Dookie Handser.

  8. What a fun blogger you are! Glad I clicked over from Mrs. 4444's place, but I don't know if I want to meet you IRL and hear what nickname you give me!

  9. Caution Flag-She's funny, no? I love your naming habit, too.

    My Kyle is in his fourth year of Spanish-Let me know if you need any help :)

    I hope I NEVER meet a chigger...

    Email me and I'll tell you how to do the button (and links, if you need that, too. :)

  10. hey chica....I have an award for you on my blog...when ya get home stop by and grab it...your blog is so lovely!