Friday, February 28, 2014

FF: Bits N Pieces

Fridays use to be my favorite day as it was the end of the work week, now it is because it is time for Friday Fragments over at Mrs. 4444's and Random 5 over at A Rural Journal. Gather your bits and pieces or five random facts and join the parties!

 Four cars parked in the narrow parking lot exit
This week I am starting off with a pet peeve. Why is it that otherwise nice people turn into complete jerks in an elementary school parking lot during the winter? It never fails to annoy the crap out of me that seemingly intelligent people become so ignorant and inconsiderate when picking their children up from school. These people park anywhere they can find room for their car, in the roadway, on the lawn and even blocking cars that are parked legally. Then they refuse to move until their child gets in their car.

This is how they parked to wait for their child.
This person went so far as that after getting their child instead of driving with the flow of traffic while leaving the school parking lot they drove up on the curb and over the sidewalk (that children use to walk home from school) in order to cut across the corner of the lawn and gain access to the street.

You can buy these HERE
Years ago I had a book of these tickets. I think it s time to buy more.
Message on ticket: "This is not a ticket, but if it were within my power, you would receive two. Because of your Bull Headed, inconsiderate, feeble attempt at parking, you have taken enough room for a 20 mule team, 2 elephants, 1 goat, and a safari of pygmies from the African interior. The reason for giving you this is so that in the future you may think of someone else, other than yourself. Besides I don’t like domineering, egotistical or simple minded drivers and you fit into one of these categories.

I sign off wishing you an early transmission failure (on the expressway at about 4:30 p.m.). Also may the Fleas of a thousand camels infest your armpits. With My Compliments."

This week was so hectic I barely got a chance to check in with my favorite blogs. So after a long day yesterday I headed over to A Few Clowns short and was treated to a rather humorous Friday Fragment post. I was distressed to hear he is still waiting for his secret fragment decoder ring so I just had to correct the situation. (actually it was just a really good excuse for me to play around in Photoshop.) I sure hope Mrs. 4444's doesn't mind I took it upon myself to do this.  So here you go Lisleman your very own ring and credentials, just right click and save.... :D
Oh and a big thanks for the shout out!

Now a two for one fragmented fact. I am so ready for winter to be done with. We are expecting over a foot of snow tonight..... UGH!!!!! I want warmth and more importantly COLOR! Thank heaven for stores that sell bright colored flowers in the winter time.
Part 2: Mrs. G and I saw these pretty flowers at the local Wal-Mart. Instead of just buying them Mrs. G took a picture and sent it to Mr. G.  A few minutes later she gets a text message from him that reads "Oh, those are pretty."  She responds with "Yes they are very pretty" he responds with something about liking the color combination and she responds with something about that she really likes them and finally he responds with "OH! this is some kind of a hint" Obviously that day the lights were on but no one was
He did redeem himself by coming home with the flowers that night.

I love being a Grandmother! I am sure you have never heard (read) me say that before....haha, probably more times than you cared. But it is especially nice when I can get my kids to say things like "Who buys their grandchild an air hockey table!" ..... I DO! This week I bought my seven year old grandson Bubba an air hockey table. I love air hockey and buying it for the grand kids was the perfect excuse to have one at home for me to play.
I have been wanting to stop in and see the wild animal exhibit at the Call of The Wild visitor information center down the road from us for some time now. It always seems like I am in a hurry to get here or there and don't have time to stop. But not today. Today I planned my morning to include a visit to the visitor's information center. I am so glad I did, now I will have something fun to share for Sunday In My City this week. Plus I even got a great reflection shot for Jame's Weekend Reflection.

So there you have my bits and pieces. I will be sharing more photos from Call of the Wild on my photo blog and on South Dakota Photo on Sunday.


bill lisleman said...

I forget that you are a woman of many blogs. Thanks for the FRA badge and decoder ring. Also you answered my question of how you did it. Photoshop - the swiss army knife of the digital world. I know photoshop is not an easy tool to master - good job.
I hope you don't mind but I'm going to mention your work to Mrs. 4444.
thanks again

Cheryl said...

Hi Nita...Lisleman sent me a message that you enjoy working with Photoshop and he thought maybe you and I had somethings in common. I, too use Photoshop a lot on my blog although a lot of times to place my cartoons in front of backgrounds. I also am a grandma (and love the role) Also, am a Midwesterner that enjoys photography. I look forward to getting to know you through your blog.

Mrs4444 said...

I love the decoder ring and can't think of a better man to receive it :)

The parking tickets are brilliant. I would love one that reads, "Clearly, your handicap is a mental one, but this parking space is intended for people who are PHYSICALLY handicapped and are actually going into the store, not waiting for you in the car!"

I so look forward to being a grandma. I'm sure your grandkids adore you!

Thanks for linking up, Nita! Have a great weekend.

StarTraci said...

I am constantly and yet sadly amazed by how people with children drive and park at pickup. I would want to give that person a ticket, as well!

Doreen McGettigan said...

There is a police officer posted at my grandkids school to stop the ridiculous behavior of parents. They still try to give him a hard time...
I love air hockey and any hockey too!
I need to play with photo shop.
We only got 3 inches of the expected foot of snow in Phila.
Have a great week.

lissa said...

I don't drive & I don't know how so I'm not at all familiar with parking rules but I think if you have your car's wheel on the curb like, it just looks like a violation, heck, I think this person needs a reminder that they are not the king of the road.

thanks for dropping by my blog. have a great day.

Nita Davis said...

Thank you all so much for stopping by and taking time to comment. I have replied via email to all who allow reply's via email.
I wish all a great weekend!