Thursday, January 10, 2013

settled fragments

Short days, cold nights, winter can change your attitude. I am settling in like a bear protecting his honey. First I’m shaking a few of my settled fragments loose today. Mrs. 4444 does not care where the Friday Fragments (FF) come from, so browse over to her blog see the pile of links collecting.

One of the characteristics of FF is the impromptu open nature of the posts. My first fragment is offered as an example.


Mommy's Idea


They don’t paint traffic lines on dirt roads. This was one of the most spontaneous ideas to pop-up in my head while I was out for a walk. I don’t think there is any deep meaning to it. However after it rains, beware of deep mud. 



Anything big named after you? A big thing was named after me (my blog = my imaginary facts) back in 2009. Hurricane Bill.


What if I could clone myself? I’m sure my wife would not be pleased. One of me around this place is enough. My luck, the process would get messed-up. Instead of clone, I would get a clown.


About a week ago, California Girl offered a few suggestions on my “I can’t blog” blog post. Thank you.

One of her suggestions was a “Believe It Or Not” idea for a post. I plan to add a little twist to her suggestion and start doing a “Believe It Or Not I Posted This”.

Have you ever noticed an old post or some old thing you created that sounds or looks different today? That’s the basic idea with “Believe It Or Not I Posted This”.  It’s also a way to recycle your better posts. BIONIPT - Interested?



Famous for being famous - certainly not me. What drives people to want to seek celebrity status for nothing more than being born into wealth and fame? Sure everyone likes getting a little attention, but it would feel very cheap and undeserved if I just got it because I came from a wealthy family. I bring this up because I was pondering our celebrity dominated media and thinking of writing a post rant about it. Any suggestions? 



Remember 
…. it’s gonna be a long long time 
Till touchdown brings me round again to find 
I’m not the man they think I’m at home 
Oh no no no 
I’m a Lisleman 
Lisleman burning out his fuse up here alone

30 comments:

Tami said...

Believe it or not sounds like a very interesting topic. I know what you mean about looking back on a post and going crossed eyed over something I wrote. ;-)

Rebecca said...

I have a I can't believe that I posted a few things on my blog so I can see how 'Believe It Or Not I Posted This'could become a internet sensation.

Secret Agent Woman said...

I have no wish to be famous. I'd hate to live under constant scrutiny. I like the more anonymous attention of blogging!

Keetha Broyles said...


If you clone yourself and get a clown, you may still be only a few clowns short!

Remember - - - a clone is not born an adult, you'd get a wee little cloned baby Lisleman Clown.

Frau said...

I don't really look back at old post and to be famous no way I would hate to give up my privacy! Love the idea of believe it or not.....Have a great weekend!

Bearman Cartoons said...

I thought you already were a clown

lisleman said...

that is subject to opinion
thanks

lisleman said...

I think I have a few interesting ones that newer follower probably didn't read. thanks sharing your feedback on it

lisleman said...

Internet sensation might be too much to hope for but I'll give it a try.

lisleman said...

attention through blogging is a good way to go.

lisleman said...

Never look back approach?

Who would want to give up privacy? Oh wait, I know those reality TV players. thanks sharing your feedback on my idea.

unknownmami said...

If you've got somethin' a brewin' about celebrity dominated media, I say write it. I'm famous for being unfamous or unknown.

lisleman said...

Oh I like that, "famous for being unfamous". The mysterious mom from the bay by the sea. thanks

Bee said...

I love the acronym BIONIPT. That's awesome. Paris Hilton is old news, but Kim Kardashian is having a baby, and I could be wrong, but the baby is not with the man she's married to.

Laurie Matherne said...

Oh. Elton Lisleman. Bernie would be proud of the way you changed that song. Or not. Believe or not, lines are not painted on paved roads or dirt roads in Honduras. Well, sometimes, but it's generally not the case.

lisleman said...

Drivers would benefit with paved roads having traffic lanes painted but I know there are bigger problems to fix there. Do drivers there even need to take a driving test?

The road paint thought gives an example of something that is futile. The more I thought of using it the more it seems to be just an odd thought.
thanks

lisleman said...

thanks you probably like all words/acronym starting with 'B'. So why would you give a damm about a Kardashian baby? I suspect there are thousands of babies born "illegitimately". I could care less regarding who or what a Kardashian dates. I appreciate you sharing this and might use it in my upcoming rant on celebrity dominated media. thanks

jodaley said...

Well you semi-quoted one of my favorite songs there at the end : ) I cringe a little at some of my earliest posts. Not the content, but it took me a while to get my writing rhythm...still not quite there, but much closer than I was three years ago! Have a great weekend!

lisleman said...

It's a favorite of mine. I have a habit of changing the lyrics on songs. I would try recording the parodies but I can't sing. My very early posts were not too good. I think they are better now. This idea will give me a reason to refresh those that I thought were the better ones. thanks for browsing by.

Nancy said...

I guess I'll never have to worry about being a celebrity. I don't come from a wealthy family and have no other celebrity credentials! I wouldn't even be a good celebrity because I don't mind having my picture taken so I would just pose for the papparazzi.....no, I don't know if that's how you spell that word.


Have a great weekend! And no clowning around or cloning either!

lisleman said...

Don't worry bad spelling is welcomed here (also found here). I'm not worried about becoming one either. Have a great weekend too.

doreenmcgettigan said...

I am such a scaredy cat (that's not a word is it?)I am going to have nightmares of that mud photo.

I am beyond frustrated with the media. The celebrity culture has invaded actual news programs. I don't mind 'celebrity' entertainment shows but keep that nonsense off the 'actual' news that while I'm at it isn't even 'real' news either. So frustrating.
I'm jealous, I've never had a hurricane named after me and probably never will. I however was named after a mousketeer my father had a crush on.
Have a great weekend!!

lisleman said...

Named after a mouseketeer - cool. It seems odd that so many people will agree us about the crappy media but yet they keep getting viewers. We have been brainwashed. Have a great weekend too - thanks

Tettelestai said...

Katrina is my name ;-). Let me know if you go for that blog post thing. I can link in!

tettelestai said...

Oh rant away!! It drives me crazy these air headed, ignorant celebrities and their grip on society.


Let me know when you do that posting idea. I have a couple to share :-)

Bee said...

Bwahahaha! Exactly! Who gives a damn? That's why you should rant about it!

lisleman said...

thanks - I'll be doing the BIONIPT idea in a few days. I have a preview up here now. http://afcsoac.blogspot.com/2013/01/believe-it-or-not-i-posted-this.html
Not sure when I'll do the rant but it's building up.

Mrs4444 said...

Okay, I get the acronym now :)


My daughter has a friend from a wealthy family. It's very sad, because she's always been so insecure that she has no real friends, as a result. Hopefully, one day, she will be happy with herself; she's got all she needs to be happy (and I don't mean the money).


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

lisleman said...

Certainly wealthy families have many problems and available money has been the downfall of many rich young people. I grew up with a friend that was rich. Oh it influenced us and others but in the end most of us were real friends. The attitude of the parents and person themselves play a big part. I guess a rich person would always be wondering if their friends were only around for the benefits. A similar happens with popular kids too doesn't it? Some "friends" might only be there because they want to hang with the popular kid. thanks

Mrs4444 said...

I think i was better off being invisible in high school; too much work to being popular. And, of course, too much money has never been an issue...haha

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