Many of you have asked where in the world I've been.

All I know is that after 7 plus years of blogging and a different lappy, which I don’t like, I seem to have lost my blogging fervor.

Someday, when you least expect it, I will post again.

For those of you still waiting I say thank you.

Meanwhile, I am rather prolific on twitter. Find me: @KeethaB
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Friday, May 17, 2013

Today is Your Fragday!!!

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Fridays are Fragdays.  Lately frags are what I seem to do best, so I'm always glad to see Friday roll around.
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Unfortunately for the purposes of this post, John Lennon used "birth" for the first syllable instead of "frag" so you'll have to make a slight correction in your mind as you enjoy this video.
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On our recent trip to Indiana I indulged in the treat of contacting my "old" (actually I'm the old one and they're all young whippersnappers) teacher friends so we could meet for lunch.

One former student heard about the party and HE decided to crash it.

Fun reminiscing times were had by all.

Well, I guess I should really only speak for myself - - - - Fun reminiscing time was had by moi.
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I'm ready to throw our internet provider OUT THE WINDOW!!!!   If I charged THEM 50 cents for every minute our internet was down they'd owe ME by the end of the month.

And I kid you NOT about that.

Just trying to make this post I've already lost count of how many times it has gone down and back up.

Grrrrrrrrrrr

I guess I SHOULD be thankful it does come back up.
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Spring is actually sprunging around here - - - as evidenced by these little tulips blooming in my front yard.

We haven't seen a snow flake or a sleet pellet since Saturday.
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Speaking of Saturday, my doorbell rang.

On the doorstep I found this box.

I tore into it and found a card that said, "I love you mom!!!!!"
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I have four children.

I kinda thought I knew which it was from, but I texted out this photo with a "THANK YOU to whichever one of you sent me these" message.  

Oldest daughter promptly replied with recriminations of guilt - - - all totally unnecessary.

Youngest daughter replied: "Did I forget to put my name on those???"

Oldest son replied:  "I don't know WHY Korie claimed she sent you MY flowers."

He also said he showed the flower pic to a co-worker and told them, "My youngest sister sent these.  My oldest sister will feel guilty, and I'm going to call my mom and say I sent them."

We didn't hear from the youngest  - - - what can you expect?   He has a new GF which is probably keeping his heart and mind fully occupied.
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You've heard of going to the dogs?  Well it appears Sister Pam and BIL Joe have gone to the frogs.
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Recently while on vacation with Joe's brother Jeff and his wife Johnna it appears that all four of them went to the frogs.

What is this world coming to???
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How fun is THIS!?!

It appeared in our former hometown news paper one day last week.  A friend texted me that it was there, then one of Fisherhubby's fishing buddies texted us this pic and finally my dad, Peepaw, snail mailed me a hard copy of it.

I was stumped about who A_Burgan was, until I searched him out on twitter and discovered his twitter moniker isn't his real name.

To say I was honored is an understatement.

EXTRA BONUS:   Tweeting with this student has put me in touch with about 20 of my former students and this week has been full of happy reminiscences.

WOOOT!!!
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This is a picture Mike Greenberg of "Mike and Mike in the Morning" fame tweeted out of himself.

Story behind it:  Miami Heat star Dwayne Wade has been wearing some outlandish suits recently, including very much like this.  Greenie didn't want to be out done.

So funny. 

Gotta love someone with that much self confidence.
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On Thursday, May 2 the northern part of Wisconsin received 17 inches of snow.  A resort in Hayward posted this picture on facebook.
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If you live here, you GOTTA find the humor in spring snow or you'll go crazy I tell ya!

Either that or try to kill off winter like Pete Maina did in this video.
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Fisherhubby e-mailed me this truism the other day.

When I say he e-mailed it to me, I do of course mean he e-mailed it from one room of our house to me in another room of the same house.

Our best form of communication.
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Maxim Magazine included this photo of Manti Te'o's girlfriend in its list of top 100 hottest women of 2012.

If you don't "get" it - - - you've been totally sports-unaware for the past 6 months and should google to figure it out.

Fortunately Manti seems to have a good sense of humor and even showed up at the Hot 100 Maxim party - - - in the company of a visible beautiful woman, at least in the picture I saw.

Learning to laugh at oneself is a virtue. 

Virtue which Fisherhubby has forced into me day after day.  ;-)
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 And that's it for my frags on Fragday.
 
Please hurry over to Mrs. 4444's place
Where you will see LOTS of other frags

Why not write your own frags and
Join this Fragday Party!!
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18 comments:

Sorta Southern Single Mom said...

YAY! I'm getting to you before you get to me... that rarely happens!

I'm so glad you posted the picture of Greenie. I heard them talking about it on my way in to work yesterday but of course, had no visual in the car! I love those two!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Wow! What an honor to have the student name you as favorite teacher! You've had a busy week! Sweet hugs!

Dawn Saros-Kirk said...

OMGosh, I love that photo of Mike in the suit. Too funny! And the photo of the WI resort. I'm in the Twin Cities so I share in the humor. I used to work with someone from Wisconsin Rapids and have actually been there for her wedding. Have a fabulous weekend.

Charlotte Huffman said...

Love the Beatles! I need to start 'fragging". Congrats on the 'shout out' from a former student. Have a great weekend.

Rebecca said...

We used to have problems with our internet for the longest time. I'd eventually call and something would be done that would fix it for about a month then I'd pout and complain to Kevin for a couple of months and then I'd eventually get fed up and call someone from the phone company to come out and repeat.......They always blamed it on the DSL box and I'd get a new one each time.

Anyway, I sent a letter explaining how it couldn't possibly be the box and if they sent another person to my house that insisted it was the box I'd ask for a different person. Well, there were several letters in exchange between myself and some 'higher up'.

Well that guy sent out one of their top tech guys who fixed the problem. There is a phone/DSL thing about a half mile down from my house that had some MAJOR problems. Since then......we've had good luck.

I blogged about it but am too lazy to look it up. I bet if you search my blog for DSL/CenturyLink you might find it.

Tami said...

Your kids are hilarious! That sounds like something my boys would try to pull. :-) The flowers are lovely!!
xo

Doreen McGettigan said...

Love the flowers they are gorgeous but oh my what funny kids!
I was in North Carolina visiting with my sick friend for Mother's Day and her 16 year old woke up her 5 yr. old brother and went out to get us 3 Mom's cards, flowers, candy and the best Krispy Kreme donuts ever.
I love the video:)
It is finally starting to warm up a bit here in Philly. No snow thank goodness, lots of rain and wind.
Twitter is amazing isn't it? How fun to reconnect with your students!
Have a Blessed weekend...

Lea Culp said...

What fantastic fragments! Love the flower story. Kids, what would we do without them? :o)

And, spending time with "old" friends is just the BEST!

And, what a compliment to you as a teacher. No doubt you touched many lives through the years.

Love those frogs! How cute!

Sweetest blessings!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Glad you got to see your teacher friends when you went to Indiana. Beautiful flowers. Ribbit...Ribbit!
How awesome is that blurb in the paper about you. So sweet. Love the snow picture from May 2nd. That's me, no where near sports so I don't get it!

bill lisleman said...

Great set of fragments today. I'm knocking on wood as I type this, I've had good internet connectivity lately but went through a period of problems every month. They credited my account a few dollars when I complained.
You turned those flowers into a family affair.
How did they get the lady to sit on the snow covered chair? great pic.
Oh, I replied to your comment over at FF central. "F" sounding words not the "F" word was what I was wondering about in my post.

Laurie Matherne said...

I love the snowy resort photograph in May. Wow. That's all I can say as I sit here with a fan blowing and sandals nearby.

nancygrayce said...

I think this was one of the best frags I've seen lately!

Greenburg's "capr" outfit inspired me.....I told the Superhero I wanted him to get an outfit like that! When I use the word outfit with him, he cringes!

Love the bikini pic!! Glad to hear Manti found another girl.....a visible one!

Ann in the UP said...

You have a week's worth of posts there in your "frags" this week. I have no frags at all, but I'm visiting around to my friends.

There's an awesome lot to comment on, but everyone taking credit for your Mother's Day (beautiful) flowers, got the biggest chuckle here.

I loved the swimsuit in the snow pic, too. If we can't laugh here, we're doomed.

42N said...

I bet that compliment from your former student made your day. How proud you must be! Congratulations.

Karen and Gerard said...

That Mike & Mike in the Morning show is always funny!

Vidya Sury said...

Fun Friday frogs...um...frags! :D Those frogs are very cute. And I love your story about the flowers. I am not surprised your students loved you! :-)Hugs!

Keri said...

HAHAHAHAHA OHHHHHH KELLY!!!! What we do without Dad and Kelly to keep us on our toes??

Erin said...

I love the story about the flowers! Oldest and onlies specialize in carrying guilt I do believe!