Friday, November 1, 2013

6 Friday Fragments (animals, restaurants, sports, 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:

Cat Librarian

We Would Make Great Library Cats!
A cute Cat was "Hired" As Assistant Librarian in Russia. That's what our library still needs. We just visited a brand new one that opened last Saturday. It was very nice, but it still needs a cat librarian. We also learned that we could return books there that we checked out from a different library since they are all in the same Cuyahoga County system. How convenient is that!

Lolita's Restaurant

Lolita's restaurant is closed on Mondays, however, when I called to make a reservation I got the recorded message that "Currently, all our lines are busy. You can dial 10 to be transferred to the hostess or try again later." When I dialed 10, I got another recorded message saying "Do not leave a message if you are calling to make a reservation." Wouldn't you think they could change their message on Mondays to let people know they were closed? I tried half a day to make a reservation. (The hours are listed at the top of their website, but I was specifically looking for the phone number and didn't pay attention to the hours.

Frosted Flakes

Frosted Flakes' Tony the Tiger is the same age as my hubby--both born in 1952! I discovered this tid-bit when playing free Kibble on Wednesday this week. (That's where I first heard about the library cat too! The link is in my sidebar so you can easily play whenever you visit our blog. Not only do you learn interesting things about cats and dogs, but your click helps provide free food for animal shelters. Down the street, a family has a big blow up Tony Tiger on their front lawn for Halloween--it's cute. On second thought, maybe it's Tigger. (sorry, no picture--didn't know I'd be writing about this)

Red Sox

What a season! They started out one of the worst teams, no one thought they would even make the playoffs and boom! They are the Champions! What made this really special is that they haven't won the World Series at home since 1918 when Babe Ruth was on the team! I am happy for them and the people of Boston. One day it will be the Indians winning the championship--I hope in my lifetime!


It was rainy but warm yesterday for the trick-or-treaters. I spent so much money on candy lately and we are so busy around the time they come that this year I wasn't going to pass out any candy. I just couldn't skip it though--I love giving out candy to the kids in the neighborhood, it's a chance to interact with my neighbors and it would be the first time I skipped it. I bought two bags of tootsie pops on my morning break, got home even later than usual but still managed to hand them all out. I even chased after some who I missed because I got home so late. What kind of candy did you give out?

Favorite Reads

Our favorite reads for October were Boy Nobody by Allen Zadoff (Gerard's, but I am going to start reading it tomorrow) and The Edge of Normal by Carla Norton (also Gerard's) and my two were Unfinished Symphony by V. C. Andrews and a non-fiction memoir about international adoption from Russia: To Sing Frogs by John Simmons. Click the links to read our review and see the pictures of the books. Another interesting YA read that we both liked was The Program by Suzanne Young about the epidemic of teenage suicide and a prevention plan.  Did you read any good books in October?

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Sandee said...

Sorry about your frustrations with trying to make a reservation. A half day is a long time to spend trying to do something.

We never stay home on Halloween anymore. We come to the boat and Little Bit loves the quiet. We love it too. We aren't against Halloween, but we just don't want to participate anymore.

Have a terrific day. :)

BeadedTail said...

It wouldn't be hard for the restaurant to add something that says they're closed on Mondays. How frustrating! Tigger was born the year I was! :) I haven't seen Tony Tiger in a long time so I'd forgot about him but always liked him.

Steph, Dean and Tac said...

It made me laugh how you thought that the halloween decoration was tony the tiger...when it was tigger. hahaha. loved this post.

Doreen McGettigan said...

That restaurant should surely change there voicemail message. Jeeze!
I must say after such a sad Phillies season my second hope was for the Indians. We Philadelphians rarely root for any Boston or New York teams (our biggest rivalries) but we did find ourselves rooting for the Braves and for Shane Victorino. We loved him when he was a Philly. Then there was the whole #bostonstrong thing and being an American trumps being a fan.
Our little dogs get so freaked out by adults at Halloween. They love the little kids. Its a crazy night at our house.
I read Your Gift to Me by Bonnie Latino last month. I loved it. I will have to check out the book The Program. I am also writing a book on teen suicide.
Have a great weekend!

Unknown said...

I have had a heckuva busy month, so no new books lately for me. As far as Halloween candy, I am in Honduras, and we don't celebrate it here. However, I snagged a rare find this week, a package of Reese's peanut butter cups. That was my Halloween treat.

Unknown said...

We handed out mini candy bars that we like in case there were extras. And there were! Yum. I'm currently reading Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger. I love all his books. Have a fabulous weekend!

Traci Marie Wolf said...

How fun to have a cat librarian. I love that idea.

I'm curious about the V.C Andrews book, I read her books when I was young and I haven't read anything of hers since. I did read David Sedaris' book Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls. So so funny. He's a character.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

That was a pretty strange answering machine message! My husband and I were both born in 1951, we are older than Tony the Tiger...OMG! I like to buy books but I seldom take the time to read and books are so awesome. I must make more time. Enjoy your weekend.

It Feels like Chaos said...

I'm not really a cat person, but still I'd vote for your cats for cat librarians. They seem very suited for the job in your picture!

Unknown said...

I hope you were finally able to make reservations, that is rather odd that they don't have a different message to run when they are closed.
Most of my reading of late has been reserved for blogs.
Have a great week!

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