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***goddamn cell-phone-yapping-driving-a-new-SUV-that-mysteriously-didn’t-come-with-turn-signals-installed-motherfuckers. Need I say more?
***School is out today; this is always a lot more exciting to the kids than to me, and the excitement will wear off within, say, a week. However, in celebration, I am allowing Eli to have three friends over tonight (because of that weird issue about not letting my kids spend the night at people’s houses much anymore); what was I thinking? Four looming teenaged boys eating everything in the house. Except for one of them who really won’t eat anything besides plain noodles with salt and pepper on them and microwave popcorn. I am trying not to take that personally.
***If I think about it too much, I get all panicked because even though school is just getting out, before I know it summer will be over. Does that mean I am getting old?
***I have that feedjit thing now, if you have noticed. So, hi to my sister and/or cousin in my old hometown who are reading this!
***I have one of those bamboo plants in my living room, and it is supposed to bring prosperity, or so they say. I am wondering, what kind of bad juju is going to come around if I actually manage to kill it? “They” also say that they are virtually impossible to kill because all they need is water and sunlight; I beg to differ.
***Sam and Eli are going to get to spend some time over the summer with their cousin, who is also technically their half-brother as I chose adoption for him and my sister adopted him. Now if THAT isn’t awkward, right? No, it will be good for all of them because they genuinely like one another. Word of advice, though: open family adoptions are not nearly as good as they always sound like they will be. If any of you or your children are in a position where you are considering adoption, I wouldn’t recommend a family adoption. Too many underlying issues.
***I have to get all prettied up and go to a wedding tomorrow. Yeah; a wedding. One of my favorite places to be, especially as it is a FAMILY wedding. Steve’s family, but still. nothing is ever so much fun as showing up at a wedding and having to field the questions. you know, the “So when are you two getting married?” (Never, thanks for rubbing that one in). “So now, are you taking care of Steve the way you should?” (um, hello? He is 40? I already have four kids, thanks). “I have a set of pots and pans left in the attic that I was going to give to Steve when he got married…I hope the rats haven’t gotten to them.” Yeah, me too. Because if a rat can ruin a stainless steel pan, that is one big fucking rat. You all know those events, though, where the best thing to do is go and have fun and just pretend like you are slowly losing your hearing when people say things like that. Really, if you say, “Excuse me? I didn’t catch that.” enough times, people eventually walk away.
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