Thursday, October 03, 2013

no shutdown of fragments

Friday Fragments keep posting because there’s no politics involved. You can elect yourself to post your own agenda of fragments and Mrs. 4444's collection of FF posts will be there for your link-up.

Oh I guess a budget is more complex than a FF post but many bloggers get their FF postings done along with all the duties of their busy lives. On the other hand, Congress has been unable to pass a budget and the accompanying appropriations bills for the past FOUR years. Ok that’s as far as I’m going with this political craziness because I try to keep this blog above politics.

I didn’t spend as much time in blogland this past week as I typically do. The reason was good. My wife and I, along with her mom, took a short trip to see this year’s Art Prize contest in Grand Rapids MI. I’ll drop one picture from our trip but I’m planning a future post(s) filled with public art pictures we viewed at the contest. (Here’s my post from last year’s Art Prize.)

LED art

I could use a good blogging right now. Relax with some background music and a fresh full comment section.

Somewhere over the rainbow - 
way up high in blogland. 
Skies are blue and the fragments you dare to post really do get read.

I wrote another (this could be a warning) parody of an oldie and worked blogging/social media into it.  tell me why

Tooth fairy inflation got you down? 
Trying to stay within a budget and still enjoy a good shopping experience? 

Lisleman’s suggestion - read customer reviews on Amazon. Most of the good reviews are for products you would never think of buying. For example, I was shock to find Radioactive Uranium Ore for sale on Amazon. (Useful for testing Geiger counters and performing nuclear experiments)

I just checked. It’s still in stock and 20% off. If it’s 20% off many people will buy no matter what it is. Here’s my favorite product review:
Whenever I fly I always pack a can of this wonder stuff in each piece of my luggage. As we all know, so many bags look alike. How often do you get to your hotel, only to find you have walked away with the wrong bag, and are forced to wear a stranger's underwear for the rest of the trip? We've all been there right? So when that confusing luggage starts whirling around the baggage claim carousel I just whip out my Geiger Counter and let the uranium go to work for me. I merely wait for those comforting clicks (and after longer flights look for the glowing hot spot) and I know I have found my bags. Occasionally airlines lose my bags (yes, it does happen people). But whenever I fill out that claim form, and let them know my uranium is missing - well I tell you, they literally SPRING into action. They'll track down that errant bag faster than you can say "Chernobyl."

And I cannot tell you how many new friends I have made in TSA and Customs since I've adopted this sure-fire system. Nothing brightens their day quite like finding a traveler with potentially fissionable material. Throw away those gaudy rainbow bag straps forever and step into the atomic age. It's no longer just uranium, it's my-ranium. Thanks Amazon!

Half-Past Kissin' Time

Birds fly over the rainbow. Why oh why can’t I.


savannah49 said...

wow! i don't know where to start which is probably the bet compliment anyone can pay to a FF post! well done, you! xoxoxxoo

lisleman said...

thanks - you're right that is a good compliment for a FF post. The randomness is often seen as a quality.

Cheryl P. said...

So glad your blog hasn't met the same dysfunctional fate as the government.

The Art Prize contest looks pretty interesting. So many creative people in the world. I enjoy art fairs but I will admit that the older I get the less I appreciate crowds of people. Yes, old fogyism has began to set in.

Funny about being able to buy uranium. And it's not even very expensive.

Joanne said...

I'm looking forward to art prize photos. The LED display is neat.

Secret Agent Woman said...

I really like the LED art. Very cool.

lisleman said...

thanks - I'll be posting more pics of it.

Nita said...

From the sound of it reading amazon product reviews might prove to be very entertaining.
Have a fun weekend.

lisleman said...

thanks you too.
There are many reviews like that and it seems that Amazon promotes them.

It Feels Like Chaos said...

That uranium product review is hilarious!!

lisleman said...

thanks - good to know you enjoyed it.

Laurie Matherne said...

I am refraining from political rants and comments, except for this one exception. Make bacon, not war. That's it.

lisleman said...

hmm bacon - Yes war what is it good for? Absolutely nothing!!
Even though I hate war and love bacon I don't think bacon will eliminate war. I wish it could. thanks

Dawn Saros-Kirk said...

Yes, thank goodness there's no Friday Fragments shut-down! How would we get our fragments off our chests (or out of our heads)? I can't wait to see some of the pictures from the art show! Have a good weekend.

lisleman said...

thanks - have a good weekend too.

Kay @Kay's Little Korner said...

That comment on the uranium is hilarious!!! Good grief, I guess hubby was right: you can buy ANYTHING on Amazon! So wait, a budget is necessary?? I thought we could just spend ourselves into the dirt and then force Bill Gates to pay for my retirement community. Rats, back to the drawing board ;-)

lisleman said...

Thanks - now that an idea I had not heard of before. Force Bill Gates to fund our retirement. I know the Gates are very generous and their foundation is very active in educational programs. Also he was rumored long ago to be offering some great stuff if you forwarded an email around the internet. I think our neighbor thought it was true.

Mrs4444 said...

That review is pretty funny.
I forgot to mention how amazing that quilt in your SIMC post is, and I look forward to seeing more photos from the event.
Have a great week!

lisleman said...


lisleman said...

thanks - the post with more Art Prize pics is posted now. My Sunday post.

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