Friday, January 01, 2010

Friday Fragments



Mrs. 4444, from Half-Past Kissing Time, hosts Friday Fragments each week. This week it's the New Year's Day Fragments.  What a great way to start the new year!   Please visit Mrs. 4444's Fragmented postso you can find even more severely fragmented posters like me.  I hope your New Year is Grand!


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Welcome to 2010!  I was cruising through the channels at 12:17am on this very first morning of the new year and I noticed that one of the shopping channels has organizing products on the menu for the next several hours and the other shopping channel has diet products.  Guess even in 2010 getting organized and losing weight are still tops on the lists of many many people.

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A tad more than a fragment, but funny.

I'm going to tell on my sister, Hillary.  This happened a few years ago, but I thought about it tonight and it made me laugh, so I had to share it.  I called my sister on her cell phone one day and just as it was about to go to voice mail the phone number changed to a new number and it started ringing again.  A guy picked up the phone and I asked for Hillary.  He said that Hillary wasn't there, but it was quite odd that she was getting a surprising number of calls at his place the past few days.

So, I call Hillary's number again and she picks up this time.  I tell her the story and give her the phone number that the call was switched to in the middle of the phone call and she about died right there.

A few days earlier she had called this guy, but just wanted to hear his voice or his answering machine message or something like that and she didn't want him to know it was her calling - so she did one of those fancy Star 69 things with her phone to block her name and number.  I know Star 69 isn't that particular function, but it was the only way I could describe the task.  OK - so instead of blocking her name and number she accidently forwarded all of her calls to that number!

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Found on one of my friend's Status messages on Facebook.  (This has absolutely nothing to do with me - I do not know any Nuns.)
one time years ago we were at your house and you were telling us that there was a party for your sister becoming a "fifty dollar nun" - but you meant to say "fifty year nun" - we thought that was the funniest thing and would be a great band name - [we use] it now for his production "label" when he does videos for people.
Can you imagine?!!  A Fifty Dollar Nun!  Too Funny.



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When I used to rollerskate at Rollerworld in Lansing, MI, I made pom poms for my skates.   I got to be a real expert at making them and making big giant poofs on my skates.  My pom poms were much better than my skating!  Today I found this picture of a pom pom on a wire stem and fell in love.  If you do not know how, or can't remember how to make a pom pom, here is the tutorial which includes how to attach the stem. The lowly poof ball turned into a fabulous gift embellishment.  Then later in the day I found this  second post where Kristen at Domestifluff shows off the free printables she created to go with these pom poms.


The set includes pom pom patterned paper that you can use as gift wrap, invitations, gift tags, and place cards that can also be used for a variety of purposes.  There are three colors to choose from as well - yellow, gray and the pink, shown.  Both of the photos of the pom poms are from the Domestifluff site.

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I don't have too many fragments this week - I think it's because I'm far too fragmented!  But I do hope that you visit the other fabulous fraggers over at Mrs. 4444's place.

Enjoy the newest year.
Kristin

7 comments:

4 Lettre Words said...

Oh...pom poms on skates! Those were the days.

Happy 2010!!

Mrs4444 said...

The pom poms are a great, fresh idea for wrapping--very cute. I can just picture you in your skates and velour shirt. Nice.

Your story about your sister and her phone is really funny. How embarrassing!

Happy New Year!

Loria said...

I used to make pom pom but they weren't as cute as the one in the photo!

Julie Stiles Mills said...

That story about your sister is hilarious. How embarrassing! eeek.

Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and wish you and your family a blessed 2010!!

Ann said...

Oh, I'm holding my sides. $50 nun!
That's hysterical. Sort of like the headline~ "Prostitutes Appeal to Pope".

Don't get after me anybody. That's a comment on headline writers, not the papacy.

(ann in the UP, Kristen)

mub said...

I was never that great on roller-skates, but I was about 150X better on roller-skates than on ice-skates... sheesh!

I was reading that story about your sister thinking "Oh no, she didn't!!!" That's hilarious, I think I'd tease her about that a LOT!

Unknown Mami said...

Thank you for sharing your sister's story. I couldn't stop laughing. So embarrassing.