Friday, October 4, 2013

4 Friday Fragments (sports, thoughts, animals, books)

Friday Fragments is hosted by 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 to give Mrs. 4444 a break for the summer. Here we go:

Lack of Sleep

My new screen saver!
Too bad the Indians lost the wild card game--just couldn't score in spite of getting lots of hits. I stayed up until 11:40 pm hoping for a late inning rally that never happened. The next night I watched the Browns beat the Buffalo Bills 37-24 giving them 3 wins in a row and putting them in first place all alone in their division. Our QB, Brian Hoyer, got hurt at the beginning of the game after a scramble and I thought for sure this was going to be a loss when we were down 10-0. To my surprise, Brendan Weeden stepped up and got it done with no interceptions and several huge plays, making the third down conversions. It was worth staying up until 11:45 p.m. I'll catch up on my sleep tonight. Glad this was the only night game for the Browns this season!

Crazy Thought

I was just thinking today how nice it would be if nations would handle their differences by playing a game instead of going to war. Kind of like a dual, but it would be fun! Maybe I should suggest it to the United Nations. War is so horrible and lots of lives could be saved this way. Players could be with their families and just come to play the game, then go back home. What game would you suggest they play to settle their differences?

Coati Mundi

a South American Coati Mundi
I learned of a new animal this week. One of my co-workers took a trip to the Panama Canal and sent me this picture of a creature she saw--a South American Coati Mundi. I've never heard of this animal before!  I think it kind of looks like a small kangaroo but it is apparently part of the raccoon family.


Check out our reviews of Our Favorite Reads For September:  Necessary Lies by Diane Chamberlain (Karen's choice) and Alex by Pierre Lemaitre (Gerard's choice).  Both these are very good!

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Sandee said...

Have a fabulous day and an even better weekend. ☺

Bill Lisleman said...

a raccoon with and extra long tail.
I read somewhere that Irish hurling (very interesting to watch BTW) came from a tradition of battling villages/kingdoms. I think the sport was more like war with rules when it started.

Stacy said...

Being a Steeler fan over here in PA, I can't get too excited about those Brownie wins. ;)

Kay @Kays Little Korner said...

I dunno, some games can get pretty hairy. My hubby and his brothers would come to blows over Risk. Maybe a strong game of Skip-Bo??

I hope you catch up on sleep soon!

Beth said...

I believe those at war probably think they are dueling, just with big weapons. I like your thought though.

And now I'm off to look up a new animal...

Doreen McGettigan said...

We Philly fans are not having a good year with any of our teams. I think it is going to be a long, grueling football season for us.
Interesting animal!
I think a game would be a great solution to war, perhaps something like a group of events, an obstacle course then a game of chess and then how about a talent show where people from all over the world could call in and vote for the winner.
Hope the two of you have a blessed weekend.

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