Friday Fragments, Episode 6.14.13
{Not-So-} Wordless Wednesday: Celebrating Father's Day #Wordless

Saturday 9: Daddy's Back

It's that time again! Link up here if you wanna join.

If you're not familiar with today's song, you can hear it here
1) Crazy Sam's dad often traveled for business, and always remembered to bring her the little complimentary soaps or body lotions he got from the hotel. When you travel, do you bring back souvenirs? Send post cards? 

My friend Ernie collects post cards, so I've been sending them to her when I travel for the past several years. It's great fun picking them out for her. Hubs just gave me all of his saved posties from his trips to Turkey, Saudi Arabia, France, and so on with the Navy, to gift to her. It's been great fun sharing those.
As for me, I collect a magnet, sometimes a spoon, and always a shot glass wherever I go. I had a huge collection of the glasses and left them somewhere - where?! - when we moved one time, so I had to start over.
2) When you fly, do you prefer window or aisle? Or doesn't it matter? 

I will fight for the window seat. I hate the aisle - all those people brushing up against you as they make their way to and from the bathroom, and no window on which to lean a tired head. Plus, I love watching the plane cut through the clouds. Ahhh... flying. I dream I can do it for real.
3) According to, Jim Anderson (Robert Young) of Father Knows Best is the best TV dad ever. Who is your favorite TV (or movie) dad?

I'm an 80s baby, so it would have to be someone like Alex P. Keaton's dad (what was his naaaame??), Cliff Huxtable or... ooh, ooh, I know! Tony on Who's the Boss? He seemed like fun. 
4) Sam's father was the family disciplinarian. What about you? Do you consider yourself a rule maker, a rule follower, or a rule breaker?

I grew up with an authoritarian father, too.  I'd say I'm somewhere in the middle, not too authoritarian, not overly permissive. I'm not perfect, but I'm trying my damnedest! As for rules? Made to be broken.
5) Sam's father was the one who gave her driving lessons. Think back to your first few times behind the wheel. Were you a naturally good driver? 
Oh, my good gosh, no. I had no idea what I was doing when I turned 16 and got my learner's permit. My father sat me behind the wheel and said, "Drive," giving me no instruction whatsoever. I didn't even know the brake from the gas pedal! I drove like a cartoon, pulling the steering wheel back and forth between my hands. What a horrible way to learn! I'll be so different if I get to teach my kiddos.

6) This week's featured artist, Kenny Loggins, was born in Washington state. Have you ever lived in, or traveled to, any of our northern border states? (For those of you not as well versed in geography as Crazy Sam, that's AK, WA, MT, ND, MN, WI, MI PA, NY, VT, and ME.) 
I was born and raised in New York, so sure. Went to Canada several times, too. The only other state I've been to on that list is Pennsylvania. I have lots to see yet!

7) As part of the duo Loggins and Messina, Loggins performed the song "House at Pooh Corner." Do you have a favorite character from the Winnie the Pooh books/movies? 

It's not my favorite series. I like all the characters but Rabbit, I guess, although poor Eeyore is depressing. I'd say I'm most like Piglet, a nervous little wreck. I'm staying away from Tigger, 'cause everyone picks Tigger, and I'm not everyone.
8) The mercury is going to start rising. How hot is too hot for you? 85º? 95º? Or are you one of those  "the hotter the better" people?

We moved from Virginia to Miami in March, leaving behind 30º and below (which is still some 80º above the coldest I've experienced!) and coming into weather where I was wearing a tank top and shorts at 10 PM. I think I'm a "hotter the better" girl, which is one thing I do have in common with my old man.
9) To celebrate Father's Day, Sam is giving away her father's favorite candy: LifeSavers. Would you prefer a roll of Wild Cherry, or Butter Rum, or Winter Green or Peppermint? 

Hm, it's a toss-up between Wild Cherry and Butter Rum. I don't like minty candies too much, unless chocolate is involved. Then I'll play.
We're off to Chili's for our free flatbread pizzas! Have a swell weekend, pals!