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Little Big Collection: California Pottery

29 Mar

This edition of Little Big Bazaar is devoted to collections. I’ve been compiling list of my favorite items within a category to share with you here. Today’s collection is brought to you by The Red Star Designs on Etsy, creator of modern invitations and stationery with a vintage twist.

Follow Friday: Two

27 Mar

Have a great weekend!

What is Follow Friday? It’s a blog series I created a few years ago based on a Twitter meme.  Learn more about it in my FAQ. See my nomination for a Shorty Award for Follow Friday here. You can read more Follow Friday goodness here. Would you like to be a guest photographer for Follow Friday? Email me!

joshgondelman  The only documentary I trust to be 100% accurate is a panda cam.

jennyvsjenny  sorry I hissed and spit flames at you but you interrupted my 10am sushi and kendrick lamar album party and startled me.

DangOlWill I’m MC Will and I’m here to say I make bad decisions in a major way

Goatmusk  Job description: whatever happens between stimulant crashes, trips to the bathroom, and snacking.

himissjulie this is a subtweet, with layers and layers of honey baked ham, juicy tomatoes, and thinly sliced red onion.

wordlust I feel sorry for people on cloud eight, the shithole of clouds.

rstevens  “Harry Crane” is Mad Men for “erection”

1followernodad  76% of being in a relationship is waiting for someone to watch a show.

povertyluxe “So, uh, do you wanna go eat some reeses eggs?” “i do hope you mean that literally!” – what its like to be the least romantic couple ever

mitdasein  Ricardo Montalban was lucky to get cast on Fantasy Island. A lot of people don’t want to hire an ex-Khan.

tsm560  Were it not for awkward ones, I’d have no social skills at all.

biorhythmist  Is that a corn dog in your pocket and if so name your price

johnmoe  What a weekend.

  • Friday 3/13 – murdered campers
  • Saturday 3/14 – ate pi(e)
  • Sunday 3/15 – murdered Julius Caesar

wordlust  I thought I’d be married with children by now, but I guess that old gypsy woman was just trying to scare me.

mitdasein  I’m trying to destroy this Microsoft tablet, but I’ve barely scratched the Surface.

Gingerhazing  Suggestions for new Nike slogans:

  • “We exist”
  • “Shoes?”
  • “It’s pretty good”
  • “You can use them to walk or run”

2tickytacky My day is spent avoiding all potential places I could lay down.


  • DOC: We think you may have a phobia of marriage. Do you know what the symptoms are?
  • ME: Can’t say I do
  • DOC: That’s one of the symptoms, yes.

JElvisWeinstein  It’s a good thing I’m married, I just tried to swipe the mirror left.

HMittelmark  Approaching the previously only hypothetical “Twee Limit,” when an entire culture becomes too precious to survive.

mattsurely  *wakes up right around the same time some people have already completed an entire marathon*

VaguelyFunnyDan  It’s hard being a famous pamphlet writer. Everyone in my life is afraid they’re gonna turn up as a character in one of my pamphlets.

shariv67  What idiot called it a centaur and not a halfway horse?

bruce_arthur  Between the Pope talking about his own hypothetical assassination and Putin’s strange disappearance, the world feels like an Archer episode

WhirledRecord  I save almost $1 on my grocery bill by buying Grade C eggs.

cloudypianos  my drafts folder is a list of complaints

shariv67  The best things in life are free, like when a squirrel steals a kid’s popcorn and they both go fucking nuts.

LeVostreGC  Brutus, Cassius, and Caesar walke ynto a bar. “We will have thre martinis,” sayeth Caesar. Cassius doth whisper to the bartender, “Two.”

donni  Model trains promote an unhealthy body image for young trains

usedwigs  My taste in walking shoes is fairly pedestrian.

missambear  I learned all about personal branding from my mom

BillCorbett  Power corrupts. Absolute power corrupts absolutely. But just a BIT more power than that makes you a good and awesome person.

loather  every dumb thing they make Michelle Obama do I like to imagine Bill Clinton doing too

boring_as_heck  I’m from the alternate universe where the “R” in Korn faces the right way. This universe confuses and angers me.

mitdasein MENSA sounds great if you want to socialize with people who are really proud of their scores on standardized tests.

donni  Baby animals up in the club looking cute as hell

torrami  A Bat Signal but instead of a bat it just says “TEXT ME BACK”

DCpierson  Anyone else feel like their potential therapist should knock a few bucks off ’cause they’re sure they’ll be a really engrossing patient?


  • I’d like to solve the puzzle
  • “Go ahead”
  • “It’s not”
  • Oh I’m afraid it is, Pat. I’m afraid it is
  • *takes off elbow pad*

bobvulfov COWORKER: any fun plans this weekend? ME: *cupping her face with my hands* carol that’s none of ur damn business

mjkspeaks  I can’t ever remember the answer to my secret question or what I did an hour ago.

joejwest  [restaurant] DATE: So where did you grow up? ME: [repeatedly opening & closing the velcro fastenings on my shoes] Be quiet I am Djing

PillarOfAsh  Dear Netflix, I am on vacation for the next 10 days. So let me save you the trouble. Yes, I am still watching.

donni  It’s like that old saying, “Badminton, bad problems”

sadmonsters My favorite thing about America is how we Weird-Al’d “God Save the Queen” into “My Country ‘Tis of Thee.”

ProBirdRights  how about a all bird re-rereboot of the all mens’s rereboot of the all womens’s Ghosbust reboot. I call it Gostbirdster II: the rebirdening

usedwigs  I said “hi” to a baby in Starbucks and the baby said “hi” back. Most fulfilling social interaction I had in months.

torgospizza Amazon is recommending me the Friends box set because it’s on sale. I THOUGHT YOU KNEW ME, AMAZON

sara_ashlynn  When I’m feeling down, I remember that there are farmers looking for women on the Internet.

jonnysun  if u watch a birthday party backwards, a bunch of people cheer as somebody regurgitates a cake and sets it on fire

joshgondelman  I just got offered an audition for “balding guy in casino commercial” if you’re wondering the kind of sadness my face projects to strangers.

LILYwootPics “I’m not afraid of death; I’ve made him so popular that he owes me one.” RIP, Terry Pratchett.

UNTRESOR  George R. R. Martin’s full name is George Rartin Rartin Martin.

papasuncle  Cashier: Your card is declined. Me: You sure it didn’t say reclined? Like it’s just relaxing for a bit? It does that. Try it again.

weird_jerk  ::removes glasses:: ladies & gentlemen of the jury, isn’t the real victim here common sense? No? Still those people I killed huh. Ah well

BillZoeker  Feed me like one of your hungry hippos

xoiliqpiliox  Who the heck came up with the original iPhone emojis? 80% of them are Japan or Japanese, but.. who was like, ‘Yo, we need a 100 in crayon.’

johnmoe  “Gonna take you right into your COMFORT ZONE! Only to your COMFORT ZONE! No further than! YOUR COMFORT ZONE!”- Kenny Loggins, “Comfort Zone”

benkobold  My dad’s got the most beautiful hair. *holds up bag of hair* See.

UniqueDude2  {takes off swim goggles} it’s called steam punk, your honor


  • [sees fly]
  • Hmm… I think I’ll name this creature “Fly.”
  • [sees bird]


  • Bartender: What’ll ya have?
  • Cat: Shot of rum.
  • [Bartender pours it]
  • [Cat slowly pushes it off the bar]
  • Cat: Another.


KeetPotato  sorry im 3 days late, this shirt has button cuffs


  • “Sorry. That’s taken.”
  • “Sorry. That’s taken, too.”
  • “Sorry. That’s take…”- Liam Neeson, trying to choose a password

DrGhostbaby  I just flew in from Mutation Island and boy are my arms legs.

dagnificent  there’s Mad: >:C and then there’s Klingon Mad: >>>>>>>:C

1followernodad  Top Movies Your Boyfriend Wants to Watch: -An Idiot Saves the President -Rich Boy Hero 4 -Silent Hero Journey Boy -Fight Fight Fight –Boats

AliciaHawkes  What we thought was our Fruitopia turned out to be a living fruitmare

Playing_Dad  *sees a spider* I’m going to kill him *turn around to get a shoe* *turns back around and spider has 8 shoes* Alright, let’s be cool here

janinebrito  Life’s like an episode of Chopped except your basket of ingredients is credit card bills, your insecurities, and a dream.

famouscrab  fool me once thats enough of times for fooling me and i dont really enjoy it. Thanks

dannnfriedmannn  i’m gwen’s brother, glen stefani, and there’s “no doubt” you’re gonna have a good time with me. please read the rest of my okcupid profile.

TheCatWhisprer  Calm down with the stationery, it’s an office email not a MySpace page.

joshgondelman  Trying to learn how to F* my own D**. *fake **death

ItsSuebob I hope my landlord’s cheapness buys him something in heaven.

boominonion  I’m in law school to fulfill my dream of becoming a butter lawyer. When I fail, I’ll say “I CAN believe I’m not a butter lawyer!”

maureenjohnson  Sitting in another doctor’s office this morning. He’s playing Dark Side of the Moon in its entirety. Today is asking me to consider reality.

BillCorbett The cool thing about the “Wait for it… wait for it…” bit is that it acknowledges everyone’s inherent love of waiting.

Jackclemens1  Rèsumè cover title: He’ll Flabber Your Gasts.

MrGeorgeWallace  Everyone should wear monocles. This country went to hell once folks stopped wearing monocles. Break your glasses in half y’all! Monocle time

animaldrumss  son, you don’t need to close your eyes, it’s just a movie. the killer from the movie can still get you even if you’re not watching it

NicestHippo  “Just be confident” is the best advice, right after “Fly like a bird” and “Make bread out of algebra”

SomeChrisTweets  Never go grocery shopping when you’re hungry… for revenge.

Sickayduh  “I think you need to get a hobby” *pictures a baby Hobbit* BRING ME ALL THE HOBBIES

BillDixonish  Scientist say universe is on the brink of a Big Crunch, when all matter collapses in on itself and everything is destroyed, thankfully.

xceteras  Any dudes making fun of teenage girls who are sad about a boy band can’t say nothin next time a sports player leaves their fav team.

pete_schultz  Dear Liam Neeson, please rescue the models in American Apparel ads.

sbellelauren  i think we all know whose feelings have been hurt the most by one direction and that’s north west

Merman_Melville  Sorting Hat: “Marry!” [Kids at the Fuck and Kill tables boo]

TheDoeOrTheDeer  on the 8th day god created the cadbury mini egg

biorhythmist  I wish I could get a new job but my ass just won’t quit

skullmandible  student loan debt in this economy is like still paying for grain to feed a horse that died six years ago

Karate_Horse  right before he died, my dad handed me an obituary and said I want this read at the funeral. It was my obituary. He called me a nerd in it.

Meg9Time  My cats sometimes stare intently at each other across the room in what I interpret as their version of a rap battle.

loather  Sorry, I delete every BevMo! Email that isn’t titled “Feeling Too Sober?”

twoscooters  Dear Bioware: I would pay for DLC that made characters notice Shepard changed her hair between games

Reverend_Scott  “Why are bees going extinct, dad?” Well son, [desperately Googling] according to Mark Wahlberg in The Happening… you see, the plants, um

wilw  An “Actually” of pedants.

luckyshirt  If a Prius raced a landscaping truck, both would lose, time would move in reverse, and the dinosaurs would rule the earth once more.

NoToFeminism  i don’t need fimem i LOVE that my husband is bigger & stronger than me & can protect me & is hairy & has sharp claws oh god i married a bear

Super_Cynthia  The touch, the feel, the unraveling fabric of our lives

sannewman  My husband has his flaws, but at the end of the day, he’s a good content provider.

robwhisman  an anagram of “president ted cruz” is “i, turd scented prez.” just something to think about

matty_litwack  Oh, you don’t want to snake and bake? I thought you were cool, man. I don’t care if you have to go to work, let’s smoke this live cobra.

pizzabeertelly  i wonder what it’s like when your lead singer is like hey everyone let’s write a whole album about my ex wife

tweet of the week

LizHackett  I feel like I missed an amazing opportunity to make my wedding registry be only haunted dolls.

What is Follow Friday? It’s a blog series I created a few years ago based on a Twitter meme.  Learn more about it in my FAQ. See my nomination for a Shorty Award for Follow Friday here. You can read more Follow Friday goodness here. Would you like to be a guest photographer for Follow Friday? Email me!


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