Friday, October 2, 2015

Friday Randoms



These locks are appearing on our local footbridge, which spans a small ravine between two parts of our small town.  I fear they will soon damage this historic bridge.  


Grab a bottle of wine, some refrigerator dough, and do some damage in the kitchen this weekend.  


The partially eaten cakes are my favorite part of this parenting post.  Being a parent can be hard, so you have to grab a laugh when you can.  


I always appreciate the MacArthur Fellows each year.  It celebrates the genius in every conceivable form.  We all have something to offer, glad to see it is being recognized.  


I heard this song performed at the famous Ryman Auditorium a few years ago.  A timeless classic that I will send you into the weekend with...  

Linking up with Tanya today.....


Around Roanoke





30 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing the Pillsbury hacks recipes. I am so trying a couple of those. I've always enjoyed that Ray Charles song, too and I never get tired of hearing it. Have a lovely weekend... :)

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  2. I recently saw a fence that must have had a thousand or more love locks attached to it. Hopefully, the historic fence in your area will not become riddled with locks.. Have a Blessed Friday

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  3. #1 What is it locking?
    #2 I just gained weight looking at the pictures.
    #3 I'm confused, all I saw were man-buns!
    #4 Glad that there are some "Geniuses" around.
    #5 I saw Ray in concert in 1967.
    Tom The Backroads Traveller

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    1. Tom, Thanks for letting me know the link was wrong! It is all fixed now! The locks are supposed to, "lock their love", but it will end up weighing down the bridge. I am a bit jealous that you saw Ray in concert!!!!

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  4. Those Pillsbury dough recipes look really great.

    Mersad
    Mersad Donko Photography

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  5. Guess they are copying the bridge in Paris that is so loaded down with locks that it has damaged the bridge itself. How sad.

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  6. Those love locks are becoming very popular, aren't they?

    Loved the parenting link...good laughs!

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  7. Some deliciousness! Easy...I can do that! :-)

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  8. i don't like locks for love either.

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  9. A good friend got a MacAuthur a few years back. I held it in my hands. Pretty cool.

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  10. I think someone needs to go cut those locks off and dispose of them. Not a good trend.

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  11. Need a lock cutter, no need for themBlessings Francine.

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  12. awwwww, i like the concept of the locks but it seems i am in the minority!!! i would never want any structure to be damaged, it's just a fun thing to do!!!

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  13. I was in Paris recently and those damned locks are EVERYWHERE! They are a scourge. I hope someone with lock cutters nips it in the bud down your way.

    That Ray Charles song is superb. Sure glad I am not depressed or it might cause me to reach for a razor blade.

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  14. Huh i have not heard of that with the locks.

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  15. I always enjoy your Friday Randoms!
    I don't get that whole lock thing.
    I love Ray Charles! I think I need to get a new CD. :)

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  16. Love that image. Have a lovely weekend.

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  17. Yep, those locks are causing problems on many bridges!

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  18. All interesting...hope the lock thing doesn't catch on. But would be interesting to have a fence section built especially for that, for people to leave lock with where its from...and date it is put on....just to see.

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  19. What is the deal with the locks? That seems very odd to me.

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    1. They have the initials of the couple on them and they, "lock", their love on a bridge. Famous more so in European countries, I think.

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  20. I never heard of these love locks.
    Merle.........

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    1. They are just a trend, Merle. The couple locks their love and puts their initials on it.

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  21. I think the locks are a sweet, romantic gesture. But, I agree with you that one day, the weight of them all might do serious damage.
    Have a great day!

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  22. Does these locks actually have a purpose?

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  23. Love locks on bridges and monuments are a pest here!

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  24. those locks are such a problem...i have seen some here and there too...i love the link of the parent posts, i was cracking up! i stopped by the other day and read them but didn't get a chance to comment! thanks for linking michelle and i hope you are having a great week!!

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  25. Love locks are in my area too.
    A 150 year old historic bridge was closed for several years for major refurbishment and has only reopened to buses and taxis, however the small area dedicated for love locks might be bursting at the seems soon as more people want to leave their mark on it.

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