It's well into Friday and I'm just writing my fragments down. Typically I collect fragments during the week like our hallway collects dust bunnies. Not so this week and I can't pin down why but that's the essence of a fragment (I've never written that last phrase before). A fragment floats free and independent of reason. Ok maybe that's only philosophical fragments.
Mrs. 4444 has me hooked on the Friday Fragment weekly event. Click her button at the bottom of this post for more flippin philosophical fragments.
Oh yeah I said fast - so lets go -
Mrs. 4444's FF post (has two 4's in it this week - 144) mentioned her dislike for comment requests "...telling me to come and read their blogs...". Note to self - stop that.
Who's that shiny headed guy? (I'm not hair challenged and at times I do boast too much about my head of hair)
He is the current Commissioner of Social Security. For my sake I sure hope he is doing a great job but the reason he's listed in today's FF post is due to a funny statement he made. I enjoy finding people who lighten-up and share some fun with the world
Apparently, Elvis has fallen from the top 1000 popular names. Here's what Michael Astrue said:
"This news about Elvis has me all shook up. But that's all right mama. I'm confident that, next year, America's new parents can't help falling in love with Elvis again and moving it back into the top 1,000."
Today was Erin Burnett's last day on CNBC. What you don't watch CNBC? What do you think Michael Astrue has it all taken care of and you don't need to invest?
So Erin is moving on (more $$ I assume) to CNN. Mark Haines and her have done the morning show for 5 years. She made the boring biz news more fun and interesting. Today she gave Mark some going away gifts. Mark got all choked up and then Erin had tears flowing as she said goodbye to the show. Such a touching moment on the biz channel.
One last fragment that's biz related (it was in the biz section of an ancient thing called a newspaper).
A SAHM is calculated to be worth $61,436 per year. But of course mom is NOT replaceable. Insure.com has a Mother's Day Index that calculates the cost of tasks from daycare to nursing wounds. I like the idea of recognizing all those tasks.
However, I take exception to one of them. A cost $791 for "finding out what the kids are up to". Kids do and will get into some trouble but it shouldn't be that hard to figure out if you pay attention to your kids.