Friday, October 03, 2008

Random silliness

I'm catching up on some review reading these days and don't really have anything worthwhile to chat about, but as I carried some clean laundry in my oldest daughter's room last night I spotted her strongman light switch cover and thought you all might get a chuckle out of it. A single friend of mine has one in her apartment and Lindsay always laughed about it. When we went to visit her for a Christmas lunch, she gave Linny one as a gift. At the time, Linny was still in school and couldn't put the cover where her roommate's parents would see it because they would not approve. Which brings us to Trixie . . .

Trixie is a mannequin we picked up at an antique/flea market a few years ago. Trixie has taken up residence in various places throughout our home - the basement, the sunroom, Lindsay's room; she has moved with Lindsay from the dorm room to a rental house to an apartment and now she sits on top of stacked boxes of Lindsay's belongings in our garage. When Lindsay's roommate's parents would come to visit, they would throw a pair of shorts on Trixie. When my friend Carly and I went to visit for Mom's weekend in May, Carly stuck a dollar bill in Trixie's thong - it's still there. Big difference in families, huh? I guess we're just not very sophisticated people!
Does anyone have anyone have any special weekend plans? Will you take a moment to share your whereabouts? Are the leaves in your area beginning to change? Ours have started to change in Ohio and the mornings are nice and crisp - my favorite time of year!
I'll see what I can come up with for a new contest in the next day or two, so stay tuned!


flchen1 said...

LOL! Thanks for sharing those, Laurie! Hope you're enjoying some good reading in Ohio! We've got some weird in-between weather out here on the left coast--it was sunny this morning, and now it's feeling like it might rain... Happy weekend!

Karin said...

Those pictures definitely made a long Friday afternoon better! They had me laughing and not caring which of my coworkers came by to ask what was so funny. :)

Not planning to do much this weekend except for going to watch my niece's soccer game if she has one. Or maybe a little preparation for the trip I'm taking with my parents to San Francisco to visit with some of my mom's relatives. The leaves are changing here, so the drive through the mountains on Thursday (when we leave) should be really pretty.

Anonymous said...

Leaves not falling yet or changing much.

We are putting up the crib for my granddaughter who will be arriving next month. My son in law (and daughter if she is up to it) are coming for breakfast and then Jack will put up the crib and my husband who is not handy will probably assist.

Hope to start the Shalvis/Kauffman/Dimon Christmas anthol.

Pat L.

Karin Tabke said...

Thx for the smile, Laurie! My weekend is full between an RWA Chapter meeting, writing and feeding the hordes tomorrow. And the leaves in Nor Cal are not nearly as splendid this time of year as in your neck of the woods.

Cryna said...

Laurie thanks for sharing those, they definately brought a smile.

Not much planned for the weekend here, but the weather has been super for us. It is cold at night but has been in the 70's during the day, and the leaves are all turning. I was surprised today how many of the leaves have fallen off the trees since yesterday. I love it when we get the Indian Summer here. Hope you have a good weekend.


ReadingIsSoMuchFun said...

Hi Laurie, when you get the chance please stop by my blog and read the post for I love your blog award :-) I left something for you heehee.


Judy F said...

Boy you all are wild north of me.

I have had a fairly quiet weekend. Friday still suffering from this cold I skipped doing laundry. Yesterday I cleaned a bit and today finally did the laundry.

On the wild side in Cincinnati.

Leaves are changing here too. A lot early cause of all the wind damage from last month.

Jane said...

The leaves haven't changed colors yet, although some are starting to turn yellow.

Susan said...

Our trees are beautifully full of color now!

I'm proud to say our families have the same sense of humor!