Friday, September 14, 2012

7 Friday Fragments (sports, marriage, photography, news)

Friday Fragments is hosted my Half-Past Kissin' Time for bloggers to post a list of short things on their minds that aren't really enough for a whole post. Here we go:

U.S. Open

    Photograph: Timothy A Clary/AFP/Getty Images
  1. When watching the end of the final matches in the U.S. Open, I learned that the women and men champions (Serena Williams and Andy Murray) got $1.9 million dollars! Not bad pay for a few hours work, heh? But, these were both close matches with an extremely high level of play. I am happy for both of them--I like Serena Williams and it was Andy Murray's first U.S. open win so I say, "good for him." His match took just under 5 hours! Who says you don't have to be in good shape to play tennis? You sure do to play at the pro level!
  2. Cleveland Browns

  3. Spunky curled up in the Brown Chair
    From a Browns tweet, I learned the the Browns was the only team to open the season with a rookie Quarterback, Running Back and Wide Receiver. I guess I should be happy they actually had the lead for part of the game and only lost it in the last few minutes . . . yet again. I wouldn't have felt so bad if they weren't so close to winning it. Our defense played well, putting the Eagles in a lot of 3 and long situations, getting four interceptions and even scoring our only TD. Offensively, we couldn't get it in the end zone--same old, same old.
  4. Reading

    Aug. 30, 1997 I became a wife!
  5. From reading Love and Respect by Dr. Emerson Eggrichs, I learned that when a wife feels unloved, she becomes disrespectful, when a husband feels disrespected, he responds in an unloving way.  Click the link for a funny post about how we put into practice what we learned and got off the "crazy cycle."
  6. Photo Tip

  7. Here's a photography tip I found at the Aums on how to get kids to smile for the camera: Let them say “peepee” instead of “cheese.”
  8. Calories

  9. McDonalds is going to start posting the calories of their food.  I really don't want to know how many calories are in those shakes I like!
  10. Sports Illustrated

  11. There is a monthly hour Sports Illustrated TV show that Gerard discovered recently and says is very good. It was on last night on NBC Sports Network and 8 p.m. E.T.  You can opt out of getting the Swim Suit issue of Sports Illustrated--it really is a good magazine with interesting articles and lots of action shots.  Early Dementia for Retired NFL Players is an example of one of the good articles!
  12. Sky

  13. On my way to the bus stop one day last week (I think Tuesday), the clouds were so unusual that I took a picture. There was light blue sky with some fluffy grey clouds with orange highlights! I don't remember ever seeing clouds like that. Unfortunately, my camera couldn't capture the light colors very well but this is the best I could get.
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From Tracie said...

$1.9 million dollars! Wow. Not bad at all.

I always feel frustrated when my sky pictures don't come out exactly the way it looks in person. but your picture is beautiful.

Tami said...

I already know a sweet tea from McDonalds is 280 calories. That totally sucks because I love the sweet tea! Doesn't go well when one is watching their calorie intake. :(

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

saying "peepee" instead of it! Gonna try it!

Sandee said...

We rarely eat fast foods. Not good for you (they taste good though) and they are filled with calories. Filled with calories.

Our marriage must rock because we are respectful of each other.

Have a terrific day and weekend. :)

Laurie Matherne said...

Ha! Peepee not cheese. That works in Spanish too.

skoots1mom said...

fun Friday fragments...
happy anniversary

rarely do mcdonald's except for their iced coffee

have a great weekend!

Lisa Lewis Koster said...

3. Interesting...
4. I'll have to give that a try!
5. TMI. Just walking into McDonald's you should know "If you have to ask, you can't afford it!"

Thanks for visiting True Hope and a Future :)

BeadedTail said...

We're hoping the Chiefs have a better year but so far not so good. The sky shot is lovely! Sports people do get paid a lot but they do have to put in a lot of years and training to get to the level of Serena and Andy. I couldn't do it! I haven't been to McDonalds in a long time but I suppose with anything going there every once is awhile isn't too terrible.

Jeanie said...

My thought about McDonalds is that if I am there I am probably not worrying about the calories.
I love the "peepee" instead of "cheese" idea, and I have no doubt that it works.

Lin said...

Joe gets Sports Illustrated and we always put it away when the kids were little. There aren't a lot of "swimsuits" in there, but a lot of body-painting instead. I didn't want my son to see that!

Add to the list of things I don't want in my home--the Victoria's Secret catalogs. Back when I would buy their bras, I would specifically tell them NOT to mail me their "catalogs", which to me, was soft porn.

Why does it have to be like this??

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