Thursday, May 19, 2011

focused fragments of thought

My title is an oxymoron (that’s another favorite word). I’m not sure if the randomness of the fragments are used in their judging. Focused and fragmented would be opposites by my definition.

Friday must be Mrs. 4444 favorite day because her regular Friday Fragments feature really flys on Friday. I’m sure it is her favorite day that starts with ‘F’. (oh if you happened over here early - yes I know it’s still Thursday in part of the world but hey this internet is global so Friday has started)




Even with their beauty and song, birds bring some crap with them. I was just cleaning some off my mailbox this morning.



Did you ever have a quick lunch and get excellent gas mileage?

Maybe it’s this gas mileage I’m getting. I don’t know. I seem to have gotten stuck on this eschatology story, so my fragments are more focused on one idea today.

eschatology - I didn’t know that word and I still need to practice pronouncing it. It is the study of the END. If you have not heard (lots of free PR on this one) Saturday is the big end game. The race ends Saturday as in the human race.



My End Thoughts:
  • I'm excited to have Sheryl Crow tickets for a June concert but if the world ends Saturday, I wonder what the refund policy is.
  • I don’t know about you but I’m watching it on CNN. Those FOX people are too weird for me.
  • Will the telemarketers go first? It would nice to rid the world of them for awhile.
  • Why cut the grass the end is near.
  • Why do laundry the end is near and don't you get fresh white clothes in heaven?
  • I tend to forget names and it’s going to be embarrassing meeting-up with old relatives in the afterlife and not remembering their names. Do we get to bring notes with us?
  • I dread the lines. Heaven I hope is prepared. No TSA up there - right? I guess the strip search goes quickly. How long could it take to search a spirit?
  • Saturday I'm putting on my good underwear.  My mother taught me and it will be the first thing she asks.
  • Do the believers have pets? So do they have a system of feeding them after they are gone?
  • This group behind the prediction, Family Radio, is a 350 person nonprofit that has collected millions of dollars. Their Oakland office receptionist, Esther, plans on coming into work Monday. For more read this report.



Our niece posted a cute picture of her son’s preschool graduation. It’s a cute picture but really preschool graduation with cap and gown. It’s like Halloween.  Hey anyone interested in my potty training graduation pictures. It was a blow out party I recall.

Mommy's Idea

37 comments:

Kristina P. said...

I've decided not to do any of the chores I was going to do tomorrow, since the world is ending on Saturday. I think that's a great excuse.

Bearman said...

"Did you ever have a quick lunch and get excellent gas mileage?"   No but I have had an excellent lunch and got quick gas.

lisleman said...

At the end - it's the same

lisleman said...

yeah I do wonder how many people will use that as an excuse.  You could push it as a religious reason.  thanks 

W.C.Camp said...

I am now so confused as to what day it REALLY is?? As for potty training graduation pictures, what is so weird about that? Except for an occasional accident, the restroom would be the perfect place to hold a graduation especially if the party is right after! W.C.C. 

missing moments said...

So not cutting the grass Saturday!  Fun post!

lisleman said...

great to see your comment here.  Hope you are feeling alright.

lisleman said...

Yeah party in the restroom - I think it's illegal in some places.  I guess you can graduate from most anything now-a-days.  thanks

lisleman said...

thanks for browsing over here - please check the place out

unknownmami said...

My birthday is on Friday and I am going to party like it is the end of the world. Well maybe not, just in case it's not really the end. I wouldn't want a hangover if it's not really the end.

Mrs4444 said...

I really love your End Thoughts, Lisleman. Il'll be linking to them next week Friday, assuming I'm still here, of course! And btw, nice onomatopoeia! :)

joanna jenkins said...

Sheryl Crow tickets?!?!?!  Awesome.  But I'd be pretty upset if you don't get to use them cuz of, you know, "the end".  Fingers crossed.
jj

lisleman said...

Hey Happy Birthday - Oh don't blow the candles out with the bag on your head.  That would be a fire hazard.  I don't think you can have a hangover in heaven.  thanks

lisleman said...

I think the only people I ever hear using the term onomatopoeia are teachers.  That word would take me down in a spelling bee but I'm a terrible speller.   I'm still waiting for a reader to ask me what the other day that starts with 'F' is.  Extra points if you know.  

lisleman said...

yeah got the tickets and a date with my wife (hmm I better stay in her graces)
Did you happen to notice how old this predictor of doom is?  Mr. Camping (odd name?) is in his upper 80's.  That does explain quite a bit to me.

Kristin_The_Goat said...

Guess what?!!  I can post.  It's still not perfectas I can't use the backspace bar to delte delete my mistakes.  You are too funny with all of the end of the world stuff.  I've got a pile of laundry that needs to be done and I'm seriously thinking of putting it off.  Then again, I'm still looking forewa forward to my upcoming vacation.  

Zemeks said...

Pre-school graduation is a joke.  I still think the only graduations that really count are High School and College.  Maybe people just like having parties and collecting money and gifts for any reason they can think of.  

Upannie said...

 Oh, if only.  I wouldn't have to get the lawn mower serviced, or plant beans, or get my teeth cleaned again in three months!  sigh.  

I'm cynical.

Caution said...

 I just upgraded to a grande frozen mint mocha.  What's $5 when the world is ending?

lisleman said...

Be careful with you money because the world might not end but for your spending it will.  That article mentions some of this organization's staff took lavish trips already thinking the opportunity will disappear.
When the credit card companies stop then I'll pay attention.

lisleman said...

Yes this whole thing does make me think more about planning and schedules.  thanks - hope you stop back next week!

Thisstopwilloughby said...

I'm a little unclear as to the exact moment the world is supposed to end.  My husband heard it will all start with a huge earthquake at 6:00 pm, but I don't know which time zone.  I tried to research it, but I found a lot of conflicting info.

I'm sort of anxious to see what happens.  I don't expect anything at all, but I've been wrong before.  Either way, I'm doing the laundry. 

 

lisleman said...

I agree.  I guess if it is just a private family party with no gifts then it's just a party.  You are invited to "Billy can cross the street" party next weekend and street crossing gifts will be the theme.  thanks

lisleman said...

Great - but no backspace?  I wonder if your javascript stuff needs updating.  I use the Firefox browser and it's working fine.
Thanks for sharing a comment.  Well if the laundry impacts the vacation, I guess you will need to get through that.

Bluntdelivery said...

um, there are actually people starting businesses to take care of people's pets after the rapture.

true story. they have like, signed contracts and everything.

i mean, wow.

lisleman said...

Are you serious?  I'm not. Do you really want to know the exact time?  I have heard 6PM.  One explanation says that it starts at 6PM local time so it travels around the world like New Years eve.  You know they didn't have time zones back when the Bible was written.

lisleman said...

Doesn't surprise me.  There's money to made in this.  Smart people can make money from people's emotions.  Fear is a strong emotion so I imagine gun sales, survival equipment and other stuff might get a boost.  There is company planning underground  shelters.
Oh hope you come back next week to read some more.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0qA7U6-A14c

Charlie Callahan said...

I don't care when the world ends, but my pets and books are going with me. There's no way I can spend all eternity just listening to a buncha angels and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir all singing their top 40 hits.

I need some variety in my afterlife.

Binky said...

One can focus on a fragment of something, which isn't really an oxymoron.

The End could be used as a good excuse for not doing things, like paying your taxes or going to work.

lisleman said...

The afterlife should be a big party where everyone gets attention.  thanks

lisleman said...

I've heard a story already that a guy used it as an excuse to quit his job.  I'll assume he was not a happy camper at the job.  I thought of a play on Mr. Camping name - happy campers.  thanks

CaliforniaGirl500 said...

Hilarious piece.  Reminds me of Alfred E Neuman's "What Me Worry?"  In fact, I think I'll head to my own blog to post his face, that caption and some end of the world b.s. 

check out "The Bitchy Waiter" post yesterday.  He has an hilarious list of things to do or not do if the world is going to end. 

Doreenb8 said...

Oh my you really make me laugh out loud for real.  It is Saturday and I plan to do revisions all day on my second book.  I should get dressed just in case this is the end but I really doubt it is...this guy has been wrong before.  If Israel is so p.....off and the sent a hot one over to Iran I will start praying!
Have a great weekend...hoping it will be a whole weekend:)

lisleman said...

thanks - this might turn out to be the biggest joke of the year.

lisleman said...

thanks - I hope peace can be kept around the world but  Israel attacking anyone would not make think of the end of the world.  Peace is good. Have  a great weekend.

CaliforniaGirl500 said...

Just thought of something else because I re-read your list after you responded.  "Bitchy Waiter" covers the part for animals.  He has a link for where to go and, I kid you not, it was down yesterday.  Crashed from excess.  All about animals....jeez. 

Lisa said...

 I know it will end on Friday, so everybody will be unprepared !

Your focused fragments are always interesting.  I am coming out of my zoning out bit by bit :) 

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