Thursday, May 03, 2012

following the friday fragments

Remember H&G in the woods?

Huh? You know, Hansel and Gretel, the tale of child abandonment, cannibalism, and bread crumbs. Every Friday in the blogland woods of Wisconsin, Mrs. 4444 provides a place to spread our brain crumbs (fragments). Don’t expect my fragments to get you out of the woods but they will help you pass the time while you wander and probably attract ants.

Mommy's Idea

My family called me the worst case scenario man years ago. I blame the H&G type stories. Those kids would be suffering post-traumatic stress disorder in the real world. Today I try to see the bright side, but am careful not to follow the light to far. I believe my wife took over for the worst case scenarios.


I still have time on my meter. But even after I get my ticket, they’ll need to find me. Years ago parking had a whole different meaning for me.


I'm super lazy today..... Which is just like normal lazy but I'm wearing a cape. Anyone know where to buy a good cape. I think shiny blue looks good on me.


note to self - Facebook moves into organ donations. Check for body snatchers in my friends list. 
everybody looking for something 
(kidney snatchers) 
you don’t know what you had until it’s gone 
(kidneys)


A result from retail stores’ common practice of hiring young inexperienced clerks. I heard Paula Poundstone voice this complaint once. She didn’t care to be told by a young clerk that: 
“A lot of older women come in here looking for bigger sizes.”
(that clerk should consider donating all his organs other than his brain)



-- A recent funny pinterest find --

Source: piccsy.com via lisleman on Pinterest


People ponder if the glass is half full or half empty. Who cares. It will look completely different in a different size glass. -- lisleman 2012

(sent from my brain) 
(proofreading provided by C. F. Eyecare)

29 comments:

Barbara said...

I've always been a worst case scenario type person... or at least I became one once I had kids. They love that about me, as you can imagine! lol Love that last photo!

Nezzy (Cow Patty Surprise) said...

I'm  sayin'...especially when the first song we hear over and over again contains a baby fallin' outta a tree.  What's with that?  Heeeehehehe!!!!  

I've got my super cape...ya wanna borrow it?

God bless ya and have a blissful kinda day Man!!! :o)

lisleman said...

 There is a balance between carefree and fear.  We all need a little of each.  thanks

lisleman said...

Can it be traced back to when we lived in trees?  A spare cape?  You are not planning any crusades for awhile?  Does it come with any super powers?
thanks

Tami Miller said...

My husband and I take turns at being the worst case senario. When one is being negative, the other is positive.  We only run into trouble when we are both negative.  Luckily that doesn't happen too often.

lisleman said...

Yes that happens here somewhat, but I used to take the negative side much more in the past.  Have your kids reach the age where they play one against the other?  That's always fun.
thanks

Tami Miller said...

Oh yes! They are teenagers! They play the game well.

www.ttmillersandboys.blogspot.com
Sent from Tami's iPhone

Heather - Acting Balanced Mom said...

love your final quote... definitely worth trying all the glasses in the cupboard!

lisleman said...

That's a good addition to the quote.  Try all the glasses in the cupboard.

oceangirl said...

hehe that picture is funny.  I just requested an invite from Pinterest.  Another reason to be on the internet.

lisleman said...

 Yes pinterest is a very visual social site.  I wonder if it will last but I'm not very good at picking trends.  I know when I "pin" a picture up there it doesn't take long before I see "repins" of it.

Ann in the UP said...

My uniform when I was a student nurse included a navy blue wool cape with a snappy red lining.  My favorite part of dressing like a nurse.  It really wasn't very practical in this climate, but it was attractive.  (This was in the misty past, when we wore caps.)

I love the last picture too.  What a mischief maker!

lisleman said...

 I don't think I've ever seen a nurse in a cape.  I've seen pictures.  I think some nurses should be dressed as wonder woman.  Of course the male nurses might not show well like that.

Profwaynewsmith said...

Can it help me attract cannibals?

lisleman said...

 What facebook?  FB attracts all types of people.  Trying to lose weight ?  I don't recommend cannibals - they cherry pick the meat parts and you still have fat left.  Going to the jungle and being chased by wild boars - now that's weight loss.
thanks

Sorta Southern Single Mom said...

Well done as always! You've got me chuckling.

I'm definitely in the "expect the worst and be pleasantly surprised when it doesn't happen camp." 

That pin is too funny... reminds of the time my family went camping and my mother went into the men's room to blow dry her hair because there were not outlets in the women's room.  We watched as she bent over to dry her hair upside down and some guy, thinking she was someone he knew, strolled in and smacked her on the bum.  My word were they both surprised!

lisleman said...

 thanks - that's a funny story.

Secret Agent Woman said...

I'm mostly an optimist, but toward the realistic edge of that.

sparkle.farkle said...

This blog entry makes it official: you are my favourite funny man!

sparkle.farkle said...

Hm. Or did I mean "offal"? I guess when you care enough to send the very best, you send a typo! That's what Hallmark says. I'm just saying. I think. Oh, h**l, does it really much matter at this point? Because sometimes even I dont' understand me!

CiCi Winningham said...

So now we know. You are a wanna be Superman. That is a big cape to fill, my friend. 

Fun video. 

I usually start out asking myself what is the worst thing that could happen, and then I can relax because I already have a plan for it.

Mrs4444 said...

Loved that pin :)  Your intro was awesome, too. You are nothing if not eclectic. (hope I said that correctly.haha)

lisleman said...

 Thanks often the intro is the most fun to write.  "Eclectic" is a favorite word of mine so that's a very nice compliment thanks.  Double negatives are tricky to express.  I was off for a bit so I need to get back into roaming the blogland woods.

lisleman said...

If I had a good special effects team I (or anyone) could pull off superman.  It is good to have at least a minimum plan.

lisleman said...

If I had a good special effects team I (or anyone) could pull off superman. It is good to have at least a minimum plan. thanks

lisleman said...

 I like that you think of it in terms of a range.
thanks

lisleman said...

 thanks - your typo is interesting.  "offal" is pronounced like "awful" and  refers to the parts of a butchered animal that are considered inedible by human beings.   That's an interesting typo.

unknownmami said...

I like the super lazy remark. Lazy people need a superhero to look up to.

lisleman said...

 That's a good point.  thanks

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