Friday, June 02, 2006

Friendly Friday

Hello fellow Band Members. It feels really good to see you on this beautiful day. A Happy and Friendly Friday to you all.

Art Puppy, FFMB pianist, is an avid collector of quotes and found these for us. They are very applicable to the Friends of the Friendless Marching Band.

"Success has nothing to do with what you gain in life or accomplish for
yourself. It’s what you do for others." Danny Thomas

"Love is all we have, the only way that each can help the other." Euripides

"Side by side or miles apart, dear friends are always close to the
heart." Unknown

I asked band buddy and flagbearer, Mango, to help again this week with choosing some interesting sites for us to visit. Here is what she has to say...

I`m so honoured to be asked once again to pick today`s sites. But you
should be warned that I am becoming drunk with power! Well anyhoo...

Today`s featured blog is Insanity and Banality- a receptionist`s
Billylou is a receptionist
from the land down under. Although she finds her job a bit unchallenging she
writes about it with an unusual sense of humour: she has a love/hate
relationship with a plastic plant for example. Oh and accountants need not
apply. She also has a poetry blog.

The first honourable mention goes to the blog Pomegranate District.
The author is a newly wed attorney, who works in the Capital -as in
Washington. She is very spiritual and has great photos of her holidays and

The second honourable mention goes to Tararossstudios.
This blog features interesting works of art from Tara Ross. She is from
Seattle. There are links to art co-operative blogs.
So I hope the band will enjoy these sites as much as I have. Til next
Your blogless flag bearer,
Mango Lane

A big thanks to Art Puppy for finding these inspiring words for us today.

Please join me in giving Mango a round of applause for her enthusiasm in reviewing these excellent sites.

Thanks to everyone for participating in the Friendly Friday march!

For those wondering how the band works:
To join the Friends of the Friendless Marching Band, leave a comment stating that you wish to join then choose any instrument you like. (ability isn't an issue for this cyber band) We have three piano players, a harpist, a theramin and french horn player plus a variety of others so you get the idea that any instrument is possible.
On Fridays, the band meets to visit the chosen friendless sites which are listed anew each Friday. Then the band leaves friendly comments for our honored recipients. Let them know that you are from the FFMB.
Get to know other band members. There is sure to be someone you can connect with.
Nominate friendless sites. They can be bloggers you know or ones that you come across in your blog surfs. Think unique. These sites have less than 5 comments/post and be posting currently. Leave me a comment with their address or email me at Carol_ffmb at I will let you know whether they have met the friendless criteria.

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mompoet said...

Oh my goodness, Carol, I actually marched around on Friday morning! (rather than Saturday afternoon as is my usually practice) Thank you to you and Mango and Art Puppy for a great Friendly Friday. Marching in my pajamas with a cup of coffee is mighty nice.

Lazy Daisy said...

I agree with is nice to march in your ratty bathrobe and bunny slippers sipping coffee! I'm sure it doesn't make as good impression.

TNChick said...

I'm off to march before I get too busy... :)

TNChick said...

That took a lot longer than expected thanks to lovely blogger comments. hehe But, I managed to visit all 3 and leave comments! :)

flippnsweet said...

Indeed I am honored by my blog's honorable mention in today's FFMB (pomagranate district). You have brought much happiness to a friendless site and since your march through the district, I'm almost certain that property values in this once blighted area will go straight through the roof! :D
Talk about urban renewal!
Bless you all-

Barbara said...

Thanks Carol and Mango - great picks this week.

Carol said...

Thanks everyone once again. You make it happen, y'know.

Welcome to our new member, Flippnsweet.

Kathy said...

I wish I could say, as mompoet did, "I actually marched around on Friday morning!"
Just getting to it now but before I head out, I want to say - I loved the quotes.
Here's one I like:
“Let my soul smile through my heart and my heart smile through my eyes, that I may scatter rich smiles in sad hearts.” - Paramahansa Yogananda

Carol said...

Hi Kathy,
Yes, I noticed your good use of
Have a good march!

Artpuppy872 said...

Dear Carol,
Thanks for the great blogs and for letting me contribute to the band. I had a great time!

Sincerely, Artpuppy94

-R- said...

I finally did the blog tour!

Dataceptionist said...

Hahahaha my friend Billylou told me she somehow became mildly famous for a day and I didn't believe it. Now I see the error of my ways.... nice to see you all! Great concept!

Carol said...

I really appreciate your contribution to the band, Art Puppy.

Every day can be a Friendly one!

Hi Dataceptionist,
Billylou deserves the acclaim. Thanks for stopping by.

nobody girl said...

great choices! especially the first one! i'm running a little late here, it's monday now, but i'm sure glad i made my rounds!

Carol said...

That's okay Nobody Girl. I am glad that you enjoyed the sites.