Thursday, June 27, 2013

Fences in my living room and spitting on marshmallows...Friday Frags!


In the words of the late, great, George Jones:

It's finally Friday
I'm free again
I got my motor running for a wild weekend
It's finally Friday 
I'm outa' control
Forget the workin' blues
And let the good times roll.

It's Friday Fragments time, and a big thanks to Claudya at Unknown Mami for hosting this fun meme!

Frag #1
I have fencing in my living room. 

I'm  not talking about the kind where muscular guys in tight bodysuits point sharp sticks at each other. Because that would be entertaining at least. I could invite my girlfriends over for cocktails and a show and we'd have a good 'ole time.

No. It's the kind you find in zoos and wild animal parks to keep people out or animals in. Only at my house, it's to keep the animals out and the menopausal psychos people from going all Wild-Kingdom-Jim all over little doggie asses.

Confused yet? See, we had 5 dogs living at our house, and sometimes they would decide to pee and/or poo in our big empty dining room (empty because we sold the formal dining room table that we almost never used in one of my we-need-to-downsize-immediately-because-I'm-tired-of-dusting-all-this-furniture moods).

Then we acquired my mother-in-law's 2 dogs when she passed away (so that's...yeah...7), and the "sometimes" mentioned above turned into every. freaking. day.  

I don't like cleaning little piles of pee and poo every morning before even having my coffee. And hubby didn't like my new look of eyes rolled back in my head and mouth open in a perpetual yell of profanities at the dogs.

So...this is hubby's solution:

I added the sign to the picture so that you get the full zoo-like effect.

This is the view right when you walk in the front door. Classy, right?

As you can imagine, I was somewhat resistant to the idea of installing fencing in our living room...but I must say, it has done the trick. I was afraid the little mongrels would find other areas of the house to pee and poo in out of spite, but so far, so good. I'll keep you posted.

Hubby wants to put in an animatronic display, like the Abraham Lincoln at Disneyland. I say we put in some stuffed wildlife, like say...some dogs.

Frag #2
You know I can't do a Friday Frag without a camping-preparations-related text from my sister. 

We had a fishing pole rigging lesson earlier in the week with my brother and he informed us that we need to find out what the fish are biting on when we get up to the lake, so that we use the right bait and have a better chance of catching fish.

So my sister starts asking the guys at her work for their opinions, and she sends me this:

I can just picture the two of us in our fishing hats with sewing kits, spitting on marshmallows before casting our lines into the water. Fellow campers will think we're a couple of superstitious ding-bats.

I'll be sure and post pictures. Your welcome.

Frag #3
I'm totally addicted to making comics! If you want to try it out, use this link (I get points if I get people to sign up and points come in handy).

It's free for the basic version, which is what I have. I think I've mentioned this before, haven't I? Sorry for being redundant. I'm just having a lot of fun with it and if you like to tell funny stories, a comic is a great way to do it.

And guess what! My Modern Marriage comic below is rated the #1 funniest comic on the site! I'm so excited! It's silly, I know. But I'm happy anyways.

Click on the 4 arrow thingy to see the whole thing, or just click and drag to the left.
(Last minute note: If you're viewing this in a reader, for some reason, the embed isn't showing up, so please click on the title of my post to see the comics on my blog. So sorry about that! I intend to write a strongly worded letter!)

Here's one from a series I'm doing about the misconceptions and first impressions of first dates:
(See above, if you're reading this in a reader and don't see a comic here)

Here's another one:
(Yeah, if you're seeing this in a reader, you see a big 'ole blank space here.)

That's it for my Friday Frags this week. Thanks for indulging me! If you'd like to write your own Frag post, just go on and do it and link it up at Unknown Mami's place!

Unknown Mami


Keetha Broyles said...

Fun comics. I'm impressed!

Unknown said...

You have no idea how much I like your comics. I see a new hobby for me. The fencing is freaking hilarious, too.

Joanna Jenkins said...

FIVE dogs!?!?! OMGosh, you are a saint. I'm debating about getting one but keep putting it off with the thought of poop patrol. I yiyi.

The fence is a hoot but if it works that's great.

Happy weekend, jj

nancygrayce said...

I'm showing your fencing to my husband! I need to keep my little ankle biters out of certain areas of the house and that is the greatest idea!!

Love the fishing story AND the comics! I think I've had a couple of first dates like that with psycho guys!

Susan @ A Slice of My Life said...

You've finally inspired me to join Friday Frags. Only I had a little issue keeping it totally unlike me!

I really like your fencing idea. I may have to one-up you and get some of that bright orange type you see at construction sites though

This fishing trip of yours is going to be a doozy! lol

Bill Lisleman said...

"animatronic" - funny idea but too expensive. Instead get those large cut out poster boards of celebrities. Five dogs would not be in my house. I'd be calling the shelters. I respect your opinion on it since it's your house.
I enjoyed the "fly in the drink" comic.

Karen, author of "My Funny Dad, Harry" said...

That fence in the living room cracks me up. It reminds me of something my dad would have done!

Janet said...

I had to giggle a little at, "I was somewhat resistant to the idea of installing fencing in our living room..." Five dogs is a lot of dogs. I've dealt with three and four, and I've decided four is TOO MANY DOGS.

Claudya Martinez said...

Your comics are quite entertaining.