Thursday, August 25, 2011

Friday Fragments


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

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My Fragments are indeed fragmented and scattered.  No theme here, except for the photos, they are of a bull that I found on one of my photography adventures the other day.  He wasn't too excited about seeing me, but I was glad that I had a telephoto lens.  I didn't want to take any chances.

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I have taken 237 photos for my 365 Photo Project.  I started January 1st and haven't missed a day.  My husband teased me this afternoon, in front of my friends of course, that if I haven't gotten my photo of the day by the time dinner time rolls around then it's either the or something trivial in the house.  Since I didn't get my photo of the day before dinnertime tonight I decided that I had to come up with something to prove him wrong.  While I was doing my "bowl of M&Ms" shoot, Mocha was just looking so cute, so I got down on the floor and took the best photo of her!  She ended up being my photo of the day.  haha!


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I am completely hooked on the TV show NCIS.  The one with Mark Harmon, not the LA one.  Anyway there is a guy on the show named Tony DiNozzo and every time he spells his name for someone on the phone I get the biggest kick out of it!  Here's what he says.

     Tony DiNozzo.
"Can you spell that?"
      Big D, little i, Big N, little ozzo.

He doesn't spell ozzo he says it.   Too funny.

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Every time I say the name Elliott, I have to fight the urge to say it like E.T. does.
Can you hear it?  El-lee-uht.



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I opened up mail that wasn't mine.  (I hope that post office police don't come and get me!)  I cleaned out the mailbox at my rental condo and it was just stuffed full of mail for former tenants and people who never lived there.  Well one name kept popping up (that I had never heard of) and two of the items were from real people, not companies.  So I opened up one to see if there was any information why the person claimed to live in my condo.  One was a 30th birthday card, with a check for $100 and the other was just a note that said it was great to see you last weekend and a check for $300!   I brought them home, taped them up and put return to sender on the envelope.  A thief would have been pretty happy with that score!  Good thing I'm so honest, except for opening someone elses mail :0)

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I heard something the other day and then did a little research to see if it was indeed true and it looks like it is.  In the name brand tennis shoe market only one brand makes shoes in the USA.  That would be New Balance. They mention that some of their shoes are also made outside of the US, so be sure and read the tag.

New Balance Made in the USA Shoes "Many of our shoes are produced in one of six United States factories. While most of the footwear industry has moved its production overseas to take advantage of Low labor costs and generally cheaper production costs, we continue to have many of our shoes made in the United States, and have expanded production substantially. Since 1995, we have increased our manufacturing jobs by 65%. MAKE SURE YOU SELECT THE MADE IN THE USA SELECTION. Not all NB shoes are American Made (from the website, AmericansWorking.com)

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I bought a very cool book the other day called "The Great American Road Trip" and it reminds me of the Roadside America folks, but this book is full of oddities - like the Binocular building in Venice Beach and the Teapot Dome Gas Station in Zillah, Washington.  This is a book that I'm going to LOVE using on my roadtrips!   I got my copy of the book at Barnes and Noble for $10. 


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Hope you have a fabulous day! and thanks so much for stopping by.
Kristin

8 comments:

DysFUNctional Mom said...

I love the bull pictures!
Thanks for the info about NB shoes, they are one of my favorite brands! =)
I have also received mail like that, personal letters and checks, for people I'd never heard of. Odd!

Laurie Matherne said...

Your blog post is full of bull, but good bull. Not any bull s*** I am proud to note. Enjoy your weekend.

Mel Fraase said...

Love the shot of the bull, so Pioneer Woman-like! I tried to do a 365 for the last two years, but I always miss days. My problem is I shoot hundreds in one day then let my camera sit for a day or two!

I wish I had friends who wanted to send me hundreds of dollars! Check again to see that my name isn't on the address, ok?! ;)

Rebecca said...

I may or may not have opened the mail too.....but what I would have most definitely sent it back to the sender...I don't need any bad karma coming my way...

lisleman said...

Too often we get the neighbor's mail but I don't open it. Your case was different.
I enjoy odd buildings or promotional stuff. I believe this is one of a series, "Weird Illinois". It's a good fun reference.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

You would think that people sending you money would know where you live! NCIS has to be doing something right, it's been on TV for years. That is good information on New Balance shoes. I always forget to check for that.

Unknown Mami said...

Where is the person that missed out on $400? Weird.

Rachael said...

Love the cow photos! I really like cows.

I cracked up at your Elliot comment. I don't know if I did that before, but now I am going to.