Friday, April 08, 2011

Friday Fragments

It's Friday Fragments Day!  
It's Friday Fragments Day!

Welcome to Friday Fragments!  This is the place where we're able to put little snippets of fun or interesting things together without having to stretch that idea into an entire blog post.

Mrs. 4444 is our lovely host and I am so grateful for her continued hosting of this fun carnival.  For more Friday Fragment finds, please head on over to Half-Past Kissin' Time.  Thanks!


I was watching a TV show, a true crime show, and they showed the date 16 October 1982.   They were talking about a very sad day, but I can almost see that day in life.  I was so much in love with a boy and that was two days before my 16th birthday.   Now that I look it up on the calendar and I see that it's a Saturday - I know exactly what I did that day.  Too fun!

I can't remember what I ate for dinner two nights ago, but I can remember the date I had in 1982.


It's a humbling moment when you realize your dog or cat has actually trained you to do something.

As I'm posting that message here, my cat is howling at my side because she wants her treat. 
I got up and gave it to her :)


A fortune that I just received - "Your secret desire to completely change your life will manifest."
That's kind of freaking me out.  In some ways I do want to completely change my life, but in other ways I love the way my life is going (with some tweaks, of course!)


I always find these to be funny and the longer I live in Florida, the more I relate!

You know you're a Floridian if....

* You never use an umbrella because the rain will be over in five minutes.

* You think a six-foot alligator is actually pretty average

* Every other house in your neighborhood had blue roofs in 2004-2005

* You know the four seasons really are: Hurricane season, love bug season, tourist season and summer.

* Your winter coat is made of denim.

* Anything under 70 degrees is chilly.

* You've driven through Yeehaw Junction. (I have!!! several times actually!)

* You know that no other grocery store can compare to Publix.

* You've worn shorts and used the A/C on Christmas and New Years.

* You are on a first name basis with the Hurricane list. They aren't Hurricane Charley or Hurricane Frances. You know them as Andrew, Charley, Frances, Ivan,  Jeanne & Wilma...Irene...Cheryl...Rita Mary... Alison

* You know what a snowbird is and when they'll leave.

* You get annoyed at the tourists who feed seagulls.

* A mountain is any hill 100 feet above sea level.

* A good parking place has nothing to do with distance from the store, but everything to do with shade.
(I will park a long way away from a store if I can park in the shade - oh, this is so true!)

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!



Beth Zimmerman said...

Some of those Florida truths could be applied to Oklahoma too! Loved the denim jacket one!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I agree, anything under 70 is cold and my air is always on in my car.

Skye has me trained too. I have to get a video of it. She paws at me and then does this head move like she is saying follow me. She takes me to her treat drawer.

I usually remember the exact date of bad things in my life but like you I can't remember what I ate for dinner most days!

Karen and Gerard said...

Some dates are just special--unlike our meals.

My cats have me trained very well too! Don't feel bad.

Stopping by from Friday Fragments.

Dysfunctional Mom said...

I love the "You know you're a Floridian if..." lines! So very true.

Ann in the UP said...

Oh yes! I am definitely cat trained. Sweetie has be jumping through hoops for her. The young ones aren't quite so demanding.....yet.

I liked your Florida list, too. I can see how all those things would be true for you all. Especially the "hills" one. My grandkids from North Port can't believe our hills!

lisleman said...

yes a few tweaks are always useful but complete change can be unsettling. I always think of the 100ft mountain idea with FL - so flat. I think the highway overpasses are the high points.

Amy said...

My perfect place to live would always be between 50 and 75 degrees. Wonder where that is?

I was 12 on October 16, 1982. I have no idea what I was doing then.

brainella said...

I was also 12 on 10.16.82 -- I'm not sure I remember much about 1982. :)

I miss the seasons of central NY. Florida always seems too hot to me. :)