Thursday, March 15, 2012

feast of friday fragments

This coming Saturday is the Feast of St. Patrick or commonly known as St. Paddy’s day. In honor of that I would like pour all the readers a pint. But this virtual world has not advanced to that level yet, so I’ll just use green font on my feast of the friday fragments post. The saint of the fragments, Mrs. 4444, will be hosting over at her blog. Be sure to pay homage.

Mommy's Idea


Our granddaughter’s preschool class was visited by a mischievous leprechaun while the kids were out on the playground. The kids were excited to share the big news when they were picked-up. The big breaking news was that the leprechaun did NOT flush after using the toilet because the water was still green.


We are hold outs, we still have a land line phone. Most all our calls are on the cell phones now so I’m willing to drop it. My wife still wants it. Most all calls are telemarketers or of late, political campaigns so I don’t typical bother to answer. Just a few days ago, I looked at the caller ID and it was our bank. Almost did not answer but then went ahead. Maybe it’s a good thing but I’m sure they would have left a message. Our CC number was compromised (I didn’t even get to watch either) so they terminated the card and will be sending out a new one. What a hassle with the automatic bill paying setups. Everyone should have a backup card.



Defenestration - 
It was a new word for me. But this is yet another example of how blogging has increased my knowledge of the world. That a word even exists for this activity is strange. Of course you find more on wikipedia about it but I learned the word over at I Can’t Believe I’m Not Bitter. Also here’s picture of a public art work in San Franciso with the title Defenestration.


I found this modified Irish saying in my inbox: 
May the wind at your back 
not come 
from the corned beef and cabbage 
you ate for lunch.

30 comments:

Agnes Pages said...

"I can't believe I am not Bitter" -- what a great title :-)))))
Happy St Patrick's Day :-)

oceangirl said...

saint of fragments :) I pay homage!

lisleman said...

 Hopefully you browsed over and told her you like the title.
thanks

lisleman said...

 glad you liked it.  It's a good phrase for fragmented people.  thanks

Diane@BeStillAMinute said...

The mischievous leprechaun used to visit the classroom when my boys were in preschool and kindergarten too.  I had forgotten about that!  

Happy Friday and Happy St. Patrick's Day! :)

Bearmancartoons said...

When the electricity goes out and your cell phone battery is dead you can still use the phone.

lisleman said...

 thanks - Happy St. Paddy's day

Wayne Smith said...

You know those 
mischievous leprechaun have to learn potty practises...

lisleman said...

 Yes.  In fact that was the reason I would give friends/family that only had cellphones.  We have had power outages here many times too.  Now I've reach the point were the additional monthly cost is not worth it.  I could buy extra spare batteries for the cell phone.

Laurie Matherne said...

Most Hondurans do not have a landline. That link in the technology revolution passed us by. Beware! Telemarketers stuff my cell inbox with crappy messages day and night. And my bank calls my cell constantly to offer new and improved services that surely I want to buy!

I think I need a landline to escape the problems of cellphones in Honduras. Our landlines cost 5 dollars a month, approximately. But you pay for each call...thus most middle class and poor people never bothered with an expensive landline. 

lisleman said...

 I know a class room of preschool kids would agree with you on that.
thanks

lisleman said...

 During my telecom career I learned that many countries did not have much landline service.  In Greece families would put their phone service in their wills.  Cell or mobile service changed all that.  You do bring up a good point about the telemarketers abusing the cellphones.  Since we have the landline I don't give out the cellphone number much at all.
thanks

Barbara said...

Happy St. Paddy's Day - TMI on leprechauns, though :)

lisleman said...

 thanks have a Happy St. Paddy's day too.

Frau said...

I always like visiting here on fridays ....you make me laugh! Have a wonderful weekend!

Heather - Acting Balanced Mom said...

I'm so sorry to hear about the hassle with the credit cards... that's happened to us before... I have started keeping a list of automatic payments I need to update in a secure place so I can just grab the list and make the changes quick

W. C. Camp said...

It kind of bothers me that it is called 'St. PADDY's'  - That does not make me think of good things to eat but rather bad things to step on. Anyway Happy Spring and enjoy your one day to be officially and IRISH PADDY!! W.C.C.

NancyJinks said...

We keep our landline because we live in hurricane country and when those cell towers go down, it's nice to have a hardline.....not to be confused with a portable because if we lose power, we lose our portables too.  We have the really old fashioned kind!  

So happy we haven't had the compromised CC problem yet....I do realize we could.....we certainly use it enough!  

lisleman said...

 You are right about keeping an "old fashioned kind" if you want phone service with a power outage.  Old fashion being one that will work without any batteries in it.  Most cordless ones need batteries.  I still have a rotary one but I don't use it anymore.
thanks for sharing a comment

lisleman said...

As you may know  (don't know if it is still common)  Paddy was the nickname for Patrick and became the generic slang term for an Irish male over here.  Yes a cow paddy would not be good to step on.  I always think of the term cow pie.  Does the word pie put the same image in you mind?
thanks

lisleman said...

 That's a good idea.  My approach is to wait until I get a notice from the organization expecting payment.  I'm not as proactively organized as you.  thanks

lisleman said...

 thanks for letting me know I shared another laugh.  Wishing you a great weekend too.

Mrs4444 said...

Saint, huh? I represent that remark!haha

Loved the leprechaun pranks idea. I'll bet the kids were lit up about that!

Off to look up defenestration...

lisleman said...

 did you know there is a saint of TV?  makes sense to have a saint of fragments - right?
landline tip - yes but only if you want them to call you.  ha ha

Secret Agent Woman said...

I dropped my land line a couple of years ago.  It just no longer made sense to keep paying for it.

lisleman said...

I agree with you but making the complete change still has some issues.  thanks

Pat Fortunato said...

Hi, Agnes: Glad you like the title. Vist the blog from time to time.Here's the latest post: http://www.i-cant-believe-im-not-bitter.com/2011/march/hi-howre-you-doing.html

lisleman said...

 thanks for stopping by

unknownmami said...

I like the green toilet water idea. I think I'm going to steal it.

Nani said...

Been without a land line for 5 years and we're okay.  :)   We didn't get visited by a leprechaun, just the usual Smurfs!

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