new feature: frazzle me friday

I was recently a guest of “3 Fast, 3 Furious” for a podcast on cheating, treachery and deceit. The podcast hosts (podhosts?) were talking a bit about their message board, and it made me miss some of the interaction on my site in the olden days. You know the olden days. Like, 2002. Anyway, in order to kickstart the crazy, I am implementing a new feature here at

Frazzle Me Friday! It’s kind of like Tickle Me Elmo, only NO TICKLING.

All day Fridays, I will be taking your requests for my next entry here. You may ask me to photograph something I see everyday, or review one of those super-awesome Web 2.0 services you hear the kids talking so much about, or recite a poem, or write something about my first pet fish, Fred. Anything you like. I’ll pick one and do it.

Some ground rules:

  • No sexually explicit requests. Anyone who decides to go this route will be forever banned from FMF. There are plenty of websites for that, and this has never been one of them.
  • No illegal or unethical requests. Forever banned, etc.
  • Nothing that must involve another person. I can barely get myself motivated to do projects, let alone convince someone else! But if your request would be better with someone else involved, please specify that and I can do what I can.
  • I get until the following Friday to post it. Because that’s how I roll.

Ready? Go.

Published by Halsted M. Bernard

An ever-molting black swan. Reader, writer, library director, over-enunciator. Listening + Unlearning. Opinions are my own. She/her. #BlackLivesMatter

12 thoughts on “new feature: frazzle me friday

  1. I demand a poem or a story regarding a black cat, superstition, and Good Luck.

    Also, I very much enjoed Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell, which I see that you are currently consuming.

  2. I’ve cross posted on lj…

    I’d love for you to find and photograph a small flower growing somewhere it shouldn’t, or not where you’d expect one to grow leastways – you know, in the cement of a brick wall, on top of a sign post – somewhere unusual.

    Recently I saw a small blue wild flower growing in the exhaust pipe of an old wreck of a Beetle. Made me smile and wished I’d had a camera at the time. When I eventually got to go back with a camera the flower had died and gone.

    This is my request for you – it would tickle me if you did it ;D

  3. Tell me about the best memory you have of sitting somewhere writing in your journal with your fountain pen.


  4. The only suggestion that immediately sprang to mind violated all of the first three rules. And you probably wouldn’t have posted about it anyway.

    Do you have any bleach? I think the inside of my head could do with a rinse out to cleanse my mind…

  5. An illustration of a silly question asked when you worked at the library.

    (Illustration not of a person asking the question of you, but an image that the question brings to mind)

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