Friday, September 18, 2009

Gladys has Random Fire Thoughts 9-18-09

It is time yet again for Friday Fragments over at Mrs. 4444’s Half Past Kissing Time.

It also means Ann At Ann Again and Again is hosting her VGNO. It's Pink Friday for the Race for the Cure. My oh my where did the week go? It is true what they say that the older you get the faster time goes. At this rate I’ll be 90 next week. I strongly urge you to go over and read Cher at The Texas Woman as she is in the midst of her battle with the big "C". Go lend her your support and tell her Gladys sent you.

Today I’m going totally random. Nothing really relates to anything else and well honestly it is just how my mind works.


Red Play-dough does not taste like cherries, I’m just sayin.

You will however have little turds that look like cherries.
On that same note,

Green Apple Crayons do not taste like green apple Jolly Ranchers.
I know most people think that spring is allergy season. Well let me tell you here in the Great Southwest it is just as bad in the fall. I mean we don’t have the maple leaves turning that beautiful shade of burnt orange like my shag carpet. No we have mountain sage and cedar that tends to break loose with the Santa Ana winds that whisk through the canyons blowing fires from here to there causing all of us to be red eyed and drippy nosed.
I one time sneezed so hard I broke my nose. Ok the sneeze didn’t break my nose it was my face hitting the bathroom sink. Thank goodness I didn’t break the sink.
In that same venue it is HIGH fire season here in the Southwest. We have had ZERO rain in more than six months. So explain to me why they are mowing the highway right-of-ways. You know how it goes one minute you putting along on your John Deere and the next the whole damn place is up in flames.
Another fire question because after all we just experienced one of the biggest fires in Southern California. Why do people think it is okay to drive along the drought stricken bone dry roads smoking cigarettes and flicking their ashes and their butts out the window? I have seen this repeatedly over the last several weeks. Don’t they know that only YOU can prevent forest or desert fires?
Some fashion advice. If your toes hang over the end of your flip flops more than a toes length…Go buy bigger shoes. Same goes for the heel. If your heel hangs over the back of your shoe and your toes hang over the other end chances are you have on your 3 year old’s flip flops.
This weeks overheard took place in the bathroom at the airport.
Woman exiting stall to see another woman and a twelve year old boy standing waiting to go in:
Lady if your son is old enough to shave then he is old enough to go to the men’s room by himself.
Now for some random pictures….

Relief is just a touch and a pull my finger away
Now if there is a fire which car is this firetruck going to take out?

My whole dinning room smells like Hawaii

Now go have a great weekend. I am heading to the beach away from the hot sandy winds. What are you doing? Let me know. Now go be good to one another.

Remember that thoughts become things.


JulieChats said...

Ahhh...the beach, wish I was going there!

Happy VGNO!

Martha in PA said...

Stopping by from VGNO! Have a great weekend at the beach!

otin said...

I once ______ so hard that I broke my _______! That would be a great line for some sort of Mad Lib! Think of the endless combinations that you could fill in the blanks with! HAHA!!!

Just A Mom (Call me JAM for short) said...

So how exactly did you find out about the play-dough? Then again, maybe I don't want to know!

Happy VGNO!

Ann said...

Thanks so much for sharing with me about The Texas Woman. I'll go visit her right now.

I love your post.

Happy VGNO!!!

Mandala Michelle said...

The beach sounds blissful. I'm going out with my DH tomorrow night and then spending Sunday watching football.

blueviolet said...

I can not believe how much her toes are hanging off the front of those sandals. That is absolutely ridiculous!

Nicole said...

I could only wish I was headed to the beach.

That is a hilarious picture of the fire truck! What is wrong with people????

Have a wonderful weekend!

Anonymous said...

pull of the!

Wow, that must have been one big sneeze!

Happy VGNO!

pam said...

I loved your post. This weekend my kids are starting swimming lesson and the weather looks gorgeous! I love that warm fall sunshine.

Have a great time at the beach.

Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) said...

Your broken nose story is way more interesting than mine. :)

Those water bottles are hilarious!

Purple play-do doesn't taste like grapes, either...but the turds do look like grapes... ;)

Toes on the carpet in heels - definitely too small...and scary looking!

Have a GREAT time at the beach this weekend - hope it's allergy-free! ;)

Happy FF and VGNO! :)

Gladys said...

Julie-yes it is suppose to be 105 inland so it's the beach for me.

Martha - You too..

Otin- hahaha love it. I'm a madlibber.

JAM - looked tastie.

Ann - Please do. She needs all the good thoughts we can give her.

MM- yes it is that time of year isn't it?

Blue Violet - I can't stand that. It drives me crazy.

Nicole - I stood there wondering how in the heck they were going to get that truck out of there.

Yaya - I had to pull over and take that picture it was just too good to pass up.

Pam- WARM? Like I said it's going to be hotter than Hades here. Have fun and your doing a good thing teaching your kids to swim.

Anonymous said...

Love your random pictures and comments...always make me laugh! Happy VGNO

Carolee / Home4ever said...

Don't know what I'm doing tomorrow.

I am a Literacy Volunteer and Sunday I will be manning a table at an event we have been invited to so we can hand out literature about adult illiteracy.

Have a Great VGNO!

By the way, I stopped by your friends blog & left a comment for her.

Jenn@ The Crazies said...

AAh... its cold here in Mass... it was down to 50 tonight for my sons football game. Missing summer though we really didnt have a great one weather wise. Enjoy your weekend. Happy GNO!

Gena said...

Fridays are always awesome at your place. Your post cracks me up!
Happy VGNO!
I'm going to say "Hello" to your friend.

Gladys said...

Just Aimiee- Just being me...Happy VGNO right back at ya.

Carolee- Thanks I'm sure she'll appreciate it. Also how cool! A literacy advocate, I love it.

Jenn- We are due for triple digit temps all next week. I am a little bit jellassed of your fall weather.

Gena - Hey thanks for stopping by come hang out with me anytime. Oh and Cher will appreciate all the newbies checking her out. She is a crazy Texas Woman.

terri said...

Where can I buy one of those water bottles? Because that is just too damn funny!

Anonymous said...

More often than not...smelling good doesn't necessarily translate to tasting good...

♥ Braja said...

Pull my finger pic made me laugh :)

And thoughts become things reminds me of Lao Tze's wisdom:

Watch your thoughts;
they become words.
Watch your words;
they become actions;
Watch your actions;
they become habits.
Watch your habits;
they become character.
Watch your character;
it becomes your destiny.

♥ Braja said...

And Otin has done it again :)) I love that idea. Do it. Did you see Susan's recent post doing something similar? Go to

it's brilliant === you'll love it...

Caution Flag said...

Quite honestly, I don't understand how people think flicking their cigarettes out the car window is NOT littering.

Hope you enjoyed the beach!

VE said...

I think they are preventing forest fires...they're burning every forest there is left to burn. After worries.