Friday, October 09, 2009

Friday fragments

Welcome to Friday fragments, my weekly recap of topics too big to forget, yet too small to be their own post.

I think mums are beautiful. Their colors are so rich and vibrant!
Seeing them pleases my eye, but also make me sad because they mean summer is practically over and fall is here. I'm basically a summer guy; I love going to the beach, wearing shorts and flip-flops, and top-down driving. So the arrival of fall, although beautiful, saddens me because my favorite things are winding down until next spring.

The Newlyweds are arriving this evening! Yes, I know, we just saw them a month ago when we spent our vacation with them in Portland, but I can't help being excited because they are very close friends. They'll join us for Fri Night Dinner with 'the usual suspects' and then we'll have all day tomorrow together. Sun morning they're off to Baltimore for a wedding, and we're off to DC for the
National Equality March.

My friend Bob sent me this cartoon, which I find current and poignant.

This guy is amazing!!! And, all his costumes are made of paper. I would love to see him perform in person. Such creativity!

Today I discovered an important omission when I designed the new shower room: I completely forgot to have them build in a small shelf onto which I can prop my foot when washing my lower leg and foot. I mentioned it to Mike the builder today by saying "I've got something for you to think about over the weekend..." I'm not sure if anything can be done about it now, but I'm hoping he will come up with something.

A couple weeks ago Spouse & I started playing group trivia at the Frogg Pond with Steven & Thad and The Bobs. The 1st week we just joined them for a portion of the game, as we had a car club event to attend, but they won 3rd place. Last week we joined them for the full game and our group won 1st place: $25. off our food and beverage tab. This week we joined them again and won 1st place yet again! Coincidence??? I think not. Its a lot more fun than I thought it would be, and even if we didn't win it would be fun to hang out with these friends.

DavidDust currently has this hilarious picture on his blog, reminding bloggers and blog lovers of our next meet-up. Please join us if you can!
Have a great weekend, ma peeps!

Crush du Jour: Blake Nolan


behrmark said...

Really enjoyed that Ennio guy - what a hoot!

Larry Ohio said...

Can't wait to see you in DC!

Anonymous said...

I don't do group trivia. Why? Because I've done it before and I've given the correct answer but nobody in the group would believe it was right.

So screw em'.

I remember the question too. What numbers on the phone does the title of Butterfield 8 spell. It's 288 btw.

Java said...

Take a few steps for me when you're marching in DC. (Oh, look! I made a rhyme!)

The mums are gorgeous. I'm more of a fall and winter gal, but that's as I experience the seasons in South Carolina. I might have a different opinion of winter if I lived where it gets genuinely cold.

anne marie in philly said...

I'll take today's crush! woof!

Stephen said...

People hate playing trivia with me because I am so damn good. I am a huge reservoir of useless information.

I love Mums & their amazing colors at this time of year.

That is quite the Crush du Jour!!!

cb said...

Summer's almost over??? It SNOWED here yesterday. In OCTOBER!

BTW-- LOVE Blake!!