Friday, July 8, 2011

Friday Fragments #1: Giving it a Try

I'm a huge fan of Mrs. 4444's blog, Half-Past Kissin' Time. One of her regular tidbits is Friday Fragments, which is basically a collection of stuff collected over the past week. I figured I'd give it a try ...

Addie and her best friend tried to make coffee cupcakes from a Tumblr recipe a few weeks ago. The results were disastrous because they used coffee grounds instead of liquid coffee. They went for the redo this week, and they were the best cupcakes I've ever had. They got really into decorating them, too :-)
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Burger King has come out with something called a "Bacon Cheddar Ranch Tendercrisp".  Addie has been salivating ever since, and we had a recent lunch date to indulge in one.

When we went to BK, however, it was like a Saturday Night Live skit.  The cashier was named Phyllis, and her co-workers sounded like crows when they bellowed her name.  Nothing she did made any sense ... like, she would run off to stock lids in the middle of cashiering ... and then someone would squawk, "Phyllis!"

It was ridiculously funny.
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I've been reading a young adult medieval fantasy series geared to boys for the past week.  One of my students recommended John Flanagan's Ranger's Apprentice series, not exactly my usual cup of tea in terms of literature selection, and I haven't been able to stop.  I've slowed down, though, because I'm on the last one ... and I don't want it to end!












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I changed my Facebook status to "single".  I had just left the relationship status part empty, and now it's officially single.  I mean, I've been single for a long time (a long, long time), but I think maybe this means I'm ready to start looking.  Like, in earnest ... not just bemoaning how difficult dating is when you're in your thirties (because, let's face it ... dating is hard at any age).
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Belle started summer camp this week.  She went part-time last year; she was at camp while I was teaching summer school, but I got to spend afternoons and weekends with her.  This year, she wanted to go full-time ... and I miss her terribly.  When I get home from summer school, she's still at camp for several hours, and I'm kind of at a loss.  She loves it, though, which makes it worthwhile.  I suppose ;-)
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Addie sent me this grocery list via Facebook. 
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I'm glad that summer school is only Monday through Thursday (and only three hours).  It is exhausting! 
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My roof is being reshingled.  When I went to go to bed after the first day, it was covered with debris (that's what comes from having your bedroom be the attic of a barn, I guess).  The roofers are decent guys, and the fact that they sing along with the radio (loudly)is especially entertaining.
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I have been having some really strange, extremely vivid dreams this week.  It's odd, because if you can't tell from this list, it's been a pretty dull week.  Maybe that's even why ... I don't know, the whole concept of dreaming is just fascinating to me.

In fact, I wish I was organized enough to keep a dream notebook.  The dream I had last night was like a mystery movie, and I bet I would have had the makings of a new novel if I'd written it down right away.  Now, I can't really remember the details of it at all.