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Friday Foolishness – Meta Edition


Today’s Music: Levon Helm performing The Band’s Ophelia

Busy busy week for me. but I persevered, and was able to finish up the foolishness with at least 10 minutes to spare. The moral here is perseverance, my friends. That, and fun should never be put off.
With that in mind, here are some of the posts that left an impression on me this week.
Sips of Jen and Tonic found us a great new dating site. Kayjai got very punchy working late. More than once. Morezennow unlocked one of the mysteries of Jesus, and BrainRants got ready to head off to Afghanistan. Be safe, man.

And all of you, keep on rockin, and doing what you do. I couldn’t ask for better company as my week goes by.

But even though you all want to check them out, first we should check out what happened in last weeks poll. The poll went “Baseball season is starting, so…”
And here’s what you had to say. (As usual, my comments are in italics.)

It’s pretty much same ole same ole for me.
(Wait – you get to watch baseball year round?!?)
Yay! I can blog while my husband watches. It’s why I started. Elyse @ 54.5
(Wait – your husband watches baseball year round?!?)
So… sssshhhh… I’m still withdrawing from March Madness ending. (Motley News)
(I suggest methadone to help with the withdrawal. Or chocolate. Chocolate helps everything…)
It means the Tony Awards are only two months away!
(I heard Damn Yankees was going to take best musical. But GO METS!)
What the hell IS baseball?
(If you’re a Mets fan…it’s frustrating.)
benzeknees: games will interfere with regularly scheduled programming
(Hulu baby!!!)
i can be self-righteous about how much they charge for a $+&+#@ ticket at shea
(But it will be so worth it to enjoy their upcoming late season meltdown!)
So what? Ask me about it after the Stanley Cup has been awarded. Cowgirliz
(Um…you know you’re American, right? ;))
Take me out to the ballgame and then take me to the beach. I hate baseball.
(But they don’t sell peanuts and crackerjacks at the beach.)
Baseball? Who cares about baseball? Passing time until football season! ~flame
(Ok, but then there’s no hotdogs and beer for you…)
minor league ball can’t be far behind. Hello affordable fun. The Jester Queen
(Obviously you won’t be enjoying the late season meltdown of the Mets.)
I’ll finally have a cure for my insomnia. Let the zzzzz’s begin! sandylikeabeach
(You need to get old tapes of Yogi Bera and Phil Rizzuto narrating games. That’ll keep you on your toes!)
Only 4 more months until football season! (Stacy Lyn)
(I think I’ll enjoy summer before thinking about the fall…)
I’ll have 9 innings to give hubby any bad news & get “Uh-huh. OK.” girlnextfloor
(WE HAVE A WINNER!!! Um…do you think you can get my wife interested in baseball?)
Baseball shmaseball… It’s all about kickball this season! CallMeQuirky
(Step away from those Portland Hipsters, Quirky.)
who cares. It’s a ball sport. Played by men. With balls. Say no more. (Kanerva)
(Well yeah, but they aren’t playing with their own balls…Wait, let me rephrase…)
there’s sure to be more lollygaggers..im just happy..guys..balls.. Lizzie
(Lizzie, meet Kanerva. Kanerva, this is Lizzie)
the NHL Playoffs begin. We do have strange calendars up here John Phillips
(You’re talking about ice hockey in April and it’s the calendar you think is strange???)
s0…this means we’re that much closer to football season! Alex Autin
(By football, do you mean soccer, Alex? And Argentinian soccer players?)
I can fall asleep in the 8th inning, then wake up wondering who won! Frank
(If you’re falling asleep in the eighth inning, you’re watching the wrong team.)
Holy Don Cherry, Batman playoffs are on! (that’s hockey, folks) Baseball?!! KJ
(You know that one National League pitcher has more teeth than an entire hockey team, right?)
I will dream of Pete Rose in a Yellow Lederhosen, says me who remains name-less
(Isn’t that outfit the real reason he was banned from baseball?)

Congratulations to girlnextfloor! Really, well done. And really, teach my wife to get that into baseball!
As for the offered choices, I was ecstatic to see that the winner was BRRAAAAIIIINNNNNSSS!!!! Seriously you people are a joy to me. And a terror. But mostly a joy.

Meta, baby!


Which brings us to this weeks poll.
As mentioned at the top of the post, I was a little busy this week. And this weeks Foolishness didn’t get started til the last possible moment. So no, I had no fully formed thoughts for the poll. Only half baked ones (don’t say it.).
So, to be a little meta, this week is a poll about the polls!!! (If this doesn’t get me on Nightline, nothing will.)
Here’s a chance to chime in, folks. Don’t hold back, and save us all from this embarrassment again!
As always, you can vote as often as you like, as long as it’s by 2359 next Thursday.
And if you add some way to identify you to your “Other” answer, I’ll link back to you on next weeks answer roundup.
And without further adieu…

And to keep you distracted until I think up another poll, enjoy these.
Dick Clark receiving a Lifetime Acheivement Award

And another Levon Helm video, followed by a Conan O’Brien interview.

They will both be missed. And I’ll miss you, until the next time we meet! 😉
Have a great week, y’all!

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Friday Foolishness – The Edition of Fruit


Today’s Music: Gull – Live Video
(Saw this guy last night. He plays drums and guitar. Simultaneously. Unbelieveable energy in his set.)

Well, it’s been a semi-busy week here. Some posts occurred to me, but sometimes the calendar changes on you in ways you don’t expect. I hear that happens a lot in Canada too…
But I did get to see some great posts. This first one from The Nomad Grad is actually a couple of weeks old, but I didn’t point it out, and I find myself going back to it, so here’s her post on financing your fun. Also, Alex Autin continued her educational series on the Bad Bad Writer with how not to use the ellipsis.
Edward Hotspur introduced us to Hells Salesmen, and Susie Lindau put up a great story about…well, you can read about it here.

Great stuff! And I enjoyed these and everything else I read this week, so thank you all!

Speaking of this past week, lets go back to last weeks poll. Ah, Easter. Honestly, I had never heard the phrase “Zombie Jesus Day” before, so that was…unusual. And here are what you all said that Easter Means…(As always, my comments are in italics)

did i vote? lizzie
(No one votes in these, LizzieC. I make them all up myself!)
Easter = rabbits = Fatal Attraction Hasenpfeffer scene . Thanks for that, Guap. Laura
(You’re welcome, Laura! Shlemiel, shlemazel. (anyone?))
Cadbury Eggs… Om nom nom BrainRants
(Tastier if you don’t think about what the filling is made of…)
Another lame excuse for me to bulk up on candy
(No excuse to bulk up on candy is lame.)
Kickball! callmequirky.com
(Kickball with eggs? I’m intrigued…)
Totally the Hand Grenade, but ask about speed of unladen swallows first
(Excellent question! but is the swallow African or European?)
easter means never having to say i wuv you wabbit. Barking in the Dark
(You never have o tell them Tony. They can see it in your eyes.)
dangerously high blood sugars for the next few weeks
(Just a few weeks? Dude, you have to get a better haul!)
we have a spring time holiday as an excuse to gorge on chocolate – Carrie
(I think any day you gorge on chocolate is, by definition, a holiday.)
trying to keep Wonderbutt from eating the ham – Guess Who
(Have you considered hiding it in the couch? hehehe)
Easter: It’s not JUST sex! Rachael Black
(well, no…but it’s best when it is!!!)
Hoping that the chilluns will find all the eggs or it’s gonna be ugly (More Zen Now)
(I’m going to suggest you don;t hide the eggs inside. At least, not inside your house. hehehe)
Not going to work! Enjoying time off with the ones you love! –Lily
(WE HAVE A WINNER!!!)
Crawfish boil!! (Stacy Lyn)
(Easter at Stacy’s place!!!)
Less traffic and hits on my site… Motley News
(Wait – I can blame that on something besides my inane writing?!?)
Finally getting to cook up my in-laws pet bunnies for Easter Dinner. Elyse(54.5)
(Don’t forget to season it with their salty tears! mmmmmm)
CHOCOLATE. –1wordbeautiful
(1wordYUMMMMM!!!)
Jesus will rise from the dead just in time to hide the Easter Eggs! Lindav
(Well, earlier than just in time, I hope. He has to be up early enough to die dye them first!)
the snowbirds will soon be gone, at least until next winter. Sandylikeabeach
(So they go away and then return…like a resurrection? ;))
the opposite of christmas – John Phillips
(Wouldn’t that be Hannukah?)
Another chance to file its pointy teeth- TikkTok
(I like where your head’s at!)
Chocolate…I think I need to go have an intimate moment with my chocolate Hobbler
(Waaayyyy too much information. Please go on…)
a heck of a lot more than the rabbit and eggs …. Candy? AFrankAngle
(And thus, the true meaning of the holiday is revealed…)
Congratulations to style=”color:blue;” href=”http://lilyincanada.wordpress.com” target=”_blank”>Lily for picking this weeks’ answer! (Yes, I was feeling a bit sappy when I read these.
From the available answers, the most popular was I have to polish the Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch. That is not just a little bunny rabbit.. Thank you, I couldn’t ask for better company to hang out with.

Doin' the happy dance!


But that was then. And we’re off to get into all sorts of trouble this week.
Because baseball season has begun!!!I know what that means to me.
But the more important question, dear friends, is what it means to you!
If you write your own answer in, feel free to leave a way to identify yourself and I’ll link back to you in next week’s roundup.
Vote as often as you like, just do it fast, because this poll closes at 2359 EST on 19 April.

And to keep you entertained til next week, enjoy these gems:
First, the classic. And how could you resist?

And here, you get to go on the mound for the true mysteries of beseball.

Have a great week all, and swing for the Fences!