Friday, April 06, 2012

foolish fragments on a friday

If you are a fool on a hill of fragments then you should share some with Mrs. 4444.

Mommy's Idea

We should rearrange the alphabet. I suggest the vowels be grouped closer together than they are now. The order has been about the same for 3000 years. A new arrangement would shake things up a bit. ‘H’ could follow ‘C’, ‘S’ or ‘T’ since ‘H’ often follows one of those letters in words. Keep the first and last three in the same order since even mathematicians group those together. Certainly ‘U’ should follow ‘Q’ to help poor spellers like me. 

If you are wondering (I am) where this odd idea came from then browse over to oceangirl/lisa blog Live High. She is blogging in the A-Z challenge.


Thinking of the first time I witnessed road rage. It was between Dorothy and the bad witch on the yellow brick road.


Too bad on those days you struggle to post the right words you can’t buy blog feed from the pet store. Anyone want to buy a word? You’ll get even a better deal on the price of a phrase.


My grandkids will never know the use of white-out. (you may skip this next fragment - I need to SCREAM a bit)


Yesterday I noticed this odd box outline showing up on my post after it finished loading. It shows up on both of my blogs using DISQUS. After checking different posts and using another browser, I determined it only shows up when you view a single post. 

I don't know what is going on for sure, but I reported it to the DISQUS help group. Please let me know if you notice it. A very frustrating problem that is ruining my blogging mood. 



Not to end on a bitchin note, please take this to heart - Don’t Worry Be Happy. 

(post sent from my brain)

23 comments:

Hootin' Anni said...

Yep....I noticed the 'blank' white outlined box.
And white out...haven't thought of that in years.  But think about it...the spell check isn't all that good either 'cause ewe can right a word and it could be misspelled and it won't notice it and correct itself.

 My
Fragmented Hour --it'll knock your socks off

lisleman said...

 thanks letting me know you noticed the outlined box.  I'm thinking it is a bad interaction between my blog template and DISQUS.  I have been to other blogs using DISQUS and not seen the problem.
Yes autocorrect creates bad messages at times.
thanks

unknownmami said...

Yup, I see the box outline. Have you added anything to your blogs recently? Something to the sidebars or any new coding? 

lisleman said...

 Thanks - no I have not.  The weird thing is shows up on old posts and doesn't show up when the comment section is closed.  Also, if I switch back to the blogger comment system it goes away (or never appears).  It's a frame element and related to facebook.  You can right click on it and open just the frame.  You'll see a facebook related url.  Could be something DISQUS or Facebook did.
thanks for you suggestions.

unknownmami said...

Try getting rid of the Facebook elements on your sidebar to see if that fixes it.

Thisstopwilloughby said...

Not only is White Out a thing of the past, so are typewriters.  The only typewriter my 12 year old daughter has ever seen was a vintage model at a flea market.

Yes, I do see the mysterious box.  

Keetha Broyles said...

Yep - - - I see the white outline of a box, which is actually two rectangular boxes sitting right next to each other to make one square.

I still use white out - - - it's an important commodity to me when I misspell something long hand.

lisleman said...

I got word back from DISQUS.  They figured it out and the box is gone.  thanks.

lisleman said...

I got word back from DISQUS.  They figured it out and the box is gone.  So you still write things longhand.  Notes in cards are about the only thing I write out anymore.  thanks.

lisleman said...

My sister got the old typewriter (Underwood) that I remember using to type school reports.  I got word back from DISQUS.  They figured it out and the box is gone.  thanks.

Laurie Matherne said...

The white box is weird. White out was weirder. I hated the stuff. I am HAPPY that your grandchildren are free from it. 

unknownmami said...

Oh good, that's the kind of thing that would drive me crazy. I'm glad they got back to me.

lisleman said...

 You hated white out.  Now that seems weird to me.  It's like white paint.  Everyone has their idiosyncrasies I guess.
thanks

Laurie Matherne said...

I didn't like white out because I was always so clumsy with it. I always dropped a glob of it when only a drop was needed. I never had neat looking papers; white out made my college papers look like they had a white pox. It's not the fault of the product, but of the user.

lisleman said...

 I'm glad I got to the truth of it.  Those little white lies.
thanks

OneStonedCrow said...

What odd box outline?

... please don't tamper with the alphabet ... it's taken 60 years to become familiar with the current one ...

Wayne Smith said...

Didn't  know that the alphabet was reorganized?  QWERTY... Though in a texting world it may be reorganized to ABC DEF GHI...

Agnes Pages said...

You should totally be on the Alphabet Rearrangement Committee :-)

lisleman said...

 is it a paid position?

lisleman said...

 texting has shorten many words and added numerals 2.

lisleman said...

 It would be like switching from the US system based on the old British  imperial system to the metric system.  We tried to switch once and gave up.
Oh the box outline problem was fixed.

Mrs4444 said...

haha The cat video almost makes me miss having a cat.

I haven't seen that strange box thing, but I have seen other odd things with my own posts. Oh well...it's just "stuff." We'll live, and that "100 years from now" business makes perfect sense.

Your intro is, as usual, creative; I enjoyed it!

Thanks for linking up, Bill. Have a great week.

lisleman said...

 the box problem - fixed - thanks for letting me know you enjoyed the intro.  I do try to think of something different each week.   thanks for hosting

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