Friday, October 30, 2009

Gladys Has Frighteningly Random Thoughts

Not only is it Friday again and time for Mrs. 4444 to present her Friday Fragments but it’s also Halloween. Go on go over read her fragments, link yours and have a big old fragmented party. Then go on over to Ann Again and Again for your weekly Virtual Girls Night Out. Have a drink, even if it’s just water, read some stories and partake in her game. Also link your Friday to her Friday. *********************************************

I used to live in a haunted house. It was haunted by the previous owners. Go here and read this: The Haunted Money Pit. One time when I was home alone with my three little terriers I heard someone upstairs. The dogs all started barking and running around in circles. When I went upstairs to check it out I found a yellowed envelope on my wash stand. I stuck it in a drawer and did not think about it again. Last year I was going through some boxes that had been sealed since I moved out of that house five years ago. I opened the envelope and inside of it was my picture with a yellowed and brittle piece of paper which only said one thing “safe”. I wonder what that meant?  Do you think he was playing baseball in my bedroom and had a close call?


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Where I live we don’t’ get trick or treaters. So will someone please tell me why I have this uncontrollable urge to buy the 47 pound bag of mixed candy at Costco?


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We had one heck of a wind storm here this week. Trash cans were blown down streets, palm trees laid on their sides. Can someone tell me who left the bathroom window open and caused a sand dune of epic proportions to form in my bathtub?


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Have you ever noticed that shopping carts seem to travel in gangs? Hey have you ever noticed Wal*Mart has blue carts and Target has red? Hum….



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My overheard this week came at the pharmacy. There was a man standing in line who had an eye patch. Behind him was an older woman.

Older woman to Mr. Eye Patch: So are you dressed as a pirate for Halloween?

Mr. Eye Patch: No, but that is a good idea. I have a corneal abrasion. Older Woman screws up her face: How did you get that? Mr. Eye Patch: I was drunk the other night and tried to take out my contacts. Older Woman: And that caused you to scratch your eye?

Mr. Eye Patch: Well, yeah, I forgot I had Lasik and don’t wear contacts anymore.

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You know what I hate? Is when my dogs bring something dead up to the house and I can’t distinguish what it is. This morning I swear they were chewing on a part of a human skull that still had its hair on it.
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Also and too Otin over at The Wizard of Otin hosts Happy Hour Friday. Go on over check out what makes him happy and link yourself up. Now here is what makes me happy.

Watching Kahuna do his thing



Sitting on the beach taking pictures



Hanging out with this guy

And these two


Well you get the idea!


Now go on and be good to one another and remember thoughts become things, think good ones.

14 comments:

luke said...

ha...where is that last picture taken? i dont remember dad wearing that hat

Upstatemomof3 said...

So, your ghost story kinda freaked me out but the shopping cart gang violence cracked me up!!! Oh and while I know I overheard SOMETHING funny this week I no longer remember what it was but I did happen to notice that young rather attractive man in the car next to me was wearing no shirt today. THAT was interesting. Stopping by from Ann's Happy VGNO

Unknown Mami said...

I don't get trick or treaters either, but somehow I bought 2 bags of candy the last time I was at the store.

otin said...

I always have the urge to buy 10 lbs of candy for the 3 kids that will stop by! oops! There is 9 lbs left over!! LOL!

Love the beach!!

Never tried surfing though.

Have a nice weekend!

I am Harriet said...

Wow- I'm kinda freaked out by the "safe" thing.

Have a fun Halloween and VGNO!
http://iamharriet.blogspot.com/2009/10/how-much-candy-should-kid-eat-on.html

Tracie said...

We don't even celebrate halloween, and I have the same urge to buy that super-sized bag of candy...so far I have restrained myself :)

The yellow envelope story--scary!!

Gladys said...

Luke - You don't remember because it was AFTER beer pong.

Upstate - Shopping carts are evil :) Oh and you need to start writing down your overheards.

Unknown Mami- Wishful thinking? I blame it on Bigfoot.

Otin - It's never to late to learn. Also what kind of candy? I might have to come trick or treating.

Harriet - go read my Haunted Money Pit and you'll understand why it didn't freak me out too much. Mine was a friendly ghost.

Tracie - Did you see the pictures of the things that make me happy? We celebrate everyday not just Halloween. :)

Brenda said...

I really need halloween candy! Haven't had some in 27 years! We don't celebrate halloween here. Loved you witty post, as always. The giveaway gift is in the mail, you could probably get it in 2 - 3 weeks. Happy VGNO!

Jenn@ The Crazies said...

Happy Halloween and GNO and FF! I am also kinda freaked out by your ghost story .... very strange! I had a similar situation with the whole being drunk and trying to take out my contacts though mine had already been taken out before I passed out! Needless to say, I work at an eye doctor and CANT have lasik because of the corneal damage I did that night! UGH LOL

Carolee / Home4ever said...

No trick or treaters here either!

How could you have NOT looked in that envelope when you 1st saw it?

I'm a curious type-I would have to look!

Stopping by from Ann's place- late as usual!

Hope you had a Happy VGNO!

The Texas Woman said...

Watching handsome Kahuna made me happy too!

JulieChats said...

Too bad you don't still live there...maybe there was a safe hidden somewhere...that's probably just me & my secret hope of finding a stash of hidden loot somewhere, someday....

Just stopping by late to say Happy Halloween, Happy VGNO & SO Happy my DUCKS beat USC!!! :)

Mrs4444 said...

I love your pics! I also LOL'd over the human skull fragment--way too funny! I could totally picture it!

And sand in the bathtub?! Wow-that must have been some wind!

Jaime said...

i got stuck with TWO of those huge bags of candy from costco... we had no trick or treaters this year. all my favorite candies are all over the house. and i can't eat any of it. it sucks