I am, so I interviewed myself to find out what’s up with that.
Ya, what is it?
This is a Fraggle. It was lovingly hand painted with gel pens in a pseudo tattoo on my arm by my niece. We have a book at the cottage which the kids used as a reference to create their own hand drawn tattoos. I highly recommended this activity for kids. Shannon Ryan @ The Heavy Purse has lots of great ideas on how to raise financially literate children. This qualifies as a frugal activity for your kids. We bought the gel pens at Costco in a multitude of colours and they lasted for more than two summers.
Oh, but what’s a Fraggle?
Fraggles are the muppets characters in a series from Jim Henson called Fraggle Rock.
I think my tattoo is a variation on the character called Wembley in this very appropriate video for a PF blog of Wembley’s 30 minute work week!
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Why did you choose this image for your avatar?
I wanted something fun. Plus I think it looks like he is running away screaming from his debt, dontcha think?
I can identify. So we instantly bonded.
Plus I wanted to hide under a rock when I first acknowledged out debt situation.
Fraggle sounds a lot like frugal. I’m in love.
While we’re on the topic, do you have any other rock connections?
I painted rocks one summer. I found smooth and unique and oddly shaped rocks and painted them. Some with loons and ducks on them. Some with words and sayings and poems. I found a new canvas for my acrylic paints. It was fun! And mighty cheap entertainment. At left is a cardinal painted on a tiny rock.
BrokeGirlRich wrote about her trip to the big ball of twine in Darwin, Minnesota and included a video and song from Weird Al Yankovic. (It’s quite hilarious … you should watch it!) In it he talked about Poodle Dog Rock which appears to be somewhere in Nevada. I couldn’t put a picture on this post, as I couldn’t find one available under Creative Commons License, so I’ve just linked a beautiful night photo of it. Here’s another big rock that looks like a dog. Upon further inspection, both photos look more like a mini poodle rocks. My penchant is for Standard Poodles… yup, the big big poodles. Here are some beautiful poodles up on a big rock mountain. Karen says they’re yodelling. I think they are singing the song mentioning Poodle Dogs.
There's Elvis-O-Rama, the Tupperware Museum, The Boll Weevil Monument, and Cranberry World, The Shuffleboard Hall Of Fame, Poodle Dog Rock, And The Mecca of Albino Squirrels We've been to ghost towns, theme parks, wax museums, And a place where you can drive through the middle of a tree We've seen alligator farms and tarantula ranches, But there's still one thing we gotta see ....
Some other cute photos of poodles and rocks that I have no license to include in this post, so I’ll just provide the links:
- Poodle sniffing rocks
- Poodle escaping and navigating rocks
- Goofy poodle face near rocks
- Beautiful scenery of poodles and water and rocks
- Poodle on one massive rock
- Four poodles in front of a big rock
- Two poodles atop a rock
- My favourite, a poodle in the Cotswolds with big fenced rocks
OK clearly I could go on and on with STANDARD poodle picture links to poodles and rocks. Either I’m off my rock(er) or I just love standard poodles that much. You be the judge.
Speaking about rocks, I’m heading up to Sudbury, Ontario for Easter. Anyone that knows the city will acknowledge it is built on one big pile of rocks. Along the same lines as the giant ball of twine, Sudbury has a giant nickel. I wonder if the nickel will be next to become extinct, now that the penny is gone.
Last point on the subject of ROCKS, have you ever listened to the works of Carl Reiner interviewing Mel Brooks as the 2000 year old man? At about 5 minutes in, they talk about the first language being the ROCK language. I won’t say more but let you listen to it. I find this very entertaining. Before that, about 4 minutes, they talk about the jobs that were existing 2000 years ago, among those being hitting a tree with a piece of wood, looking in the sky and watching each other. Tough work if you can get it. Enjoy!!
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So that’s all I have to say on rocks and frugal fraggles and frisky poodles. Have a rockin‘ Easter weekend!
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