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Follow Friday: Mirror Mugging

25 Jul

Today’s post features photos I took of Isobel mugging in the mirror about two years ago. Have a great weekend!

What is a Follow Friday post? 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 hereWould you like to be a guest photographer for Follow Friday? Email me!

My friend describing having a toddler: “It’s like trying to do normal everyday activities while being swarmed by bees.”

DrWrought  I searched for stock images of “cute baby animal” and got a bunch of pictures of human babies, UGH NO

pontiuslabar  Vacation downgraded to staycation downgraded to decaycation.

theleanover  I bet if I had a pizza delivered to the DMV I’d become a folk hero.

winnersusedrugs  Characters I want in Super Smash Bros: Sailor Moon, Gwen Stefani, Daria, that terrifying Happy Meal mascot, Tracy Morgan, a dog.

girlwithatail  I can’t hang out, I’m spending all day lying in bed making sheet angels. They’re like snow angels but very very sad.

bumlaser  In perhaps the most euphemistic email of all time, LinkedIn suggests that I may want to “connect with a waitress at the Super Sausage Cafe”.

debenham Career idea: pity party planner.

waferbaby  Honestly, how clean can a whistle be if people are forever wetting it?

JRehling  Climate skeptics: 97 doctors said I’m sick and desperately need medicine but 3 doctors said I’m OK without medicine, so I’m not taking it.

ariscott  I’m sad [deletes] Ever feel such deep despair th [deletes] There is so much pain insi [deletes] BURRITOS RULE LOL [send]

markleggett  Show everyone that you’re a total bad-ass by drinking straight out of the teapot.

wordlust  Women Against Feminism. Earthlings Against Earth. Babies For Dingos.

owlparliament  I am CHAMPING at the bit to tell you about my grammar peeves

robdelaney  If the valet guy who farted in my car at the Grove follows me on here, I urge you to go to a hospital immediately.

Molly_Kats  Wrote “You’re the beast” instead of “You’re the best” in an email, goodbye cruel world.

VaguelyFunnyDan  PRO TIP: Spice up your food delivery order by ending the call with “And NO cops!”

oodja  IDEA: A superhero duo based in Hoboken, NJ who commute to NYC in order to fight crime. Working title: BRIDGE & TUNNEL


CNNyourmom  ‘Brain Eating’ Is Actually A Pretty Accurate Description For What Your Mom Does

cody_cass  When you reach 10k followers Twitter sends a pair of royal bathers to your house like Eddie Murphy had in Coming to America.

StatsBritain  Only 10% of Britons have blinked since David Tennant told them not to.

morninggloria  Every Icelandic place name is like a sight reading ultra marathon

rikpayne  In Canada, we spell it ‘vacuuum’.

dubouchet  I would say my biggest flaw is gleefully shouting “It’s a Shiba Inu!” whenever I see a Shiba Inu.

TheMichaelRock  My intellectual tweets are brought to you by the letters 14 and }.

nonprophetess  I put my root beer in a square cup and now it’s just beer. Yes, good tweet. Send.

dubouchet  Sentence fragment with inappropriate punctuation?

ImAmandaNelson  A lot of my parenting language is a bit Edwardian. “I do say, that display is quite unseemly. Do limit your tantrums to your room.”

breadzeppellin  Mirror mirror in the fridge, who’s the worst at feng shui?

apodixis  My girlfriend just called the cat “Shitler” if you want to know how things are going here.

msdanifernandez  If you liked “These Boots Are Made for Walkin” youll enjoy other hits like “This Toaster Toasts Things” and “Whats the Phone Number for 911″

MassageByTed  Flies: please go back outside where the good shit is

runawaycupcake It’s been so long I moaned during my pap smear.

andrewmorrisey  If you think my tweets are irrational, just wait until you see my anxiety.

peterdamien  One time two Smash Mouth albums had a baby and it was Guy Fieri

ellieasta  Being an adult sucks. No instructions, pieces missing, extremely difficult to assemble. 0/10 stars, would not recommend.

biorhythmist  some saturdays I don’t get out of bed until Monday


wordlust  The early bird is probably an asshole.

jennyvsjenny on a long enough timeline any vegetable is self-pickling

MassageByTed  “Wanna go for coffee?” “Yeah, sounds good. Just let me finish this pot of coffee first.” — me, if I were invited to coffee

biorhythmist  You were in this crazy dream of mine where we were all talking to each other but we were scattered all over the world typing into our phones

SleazySli  For someone who’s strongly opposed to being murdered, I watch a lot of shows about murder.

SkinnieTalls  I’m just trying to increase awareness of stuff.

ParentEsq I protect my tweets the old-fashioned way: by making them shitty.

Home_Halfway  Colin Firth has a younger brother named Colin Thecond

SomeChrisTweets  Good Cop: Just as I suspected. He led us to the bodies. I’ve never seen such a grizzly scene. That scumbag’s gonna fry. Dog Cop: I LOVE YOU.

asterios  TOP CHRISTMAS MUMMY SEQUELS: 1. A Christmas Mummy in King Arthur’s Court 2. Christmas Mummy: Gangsta Wrapper 3. President Christmas Mummy

WhirledRecord  You can learn a lot about someone by hiring a team of detectives to investigate them.

JBreverseme  Joanie loves Chachi but as time passed & his boyish good looks faded & her libido slowed she realized she was married to a Chachi and sobbed

introvertedwife  Getting e-mails about tweets that were popular two days ago feels archaic. Like a raven dropping off a DM.

papersquared  Had a Cookie and Went Back to Bed: A Memoir

SnoozeInBrief  I get so angry when I see a sign that says “Five items or less” that I actually get my pen out and add the missing apostrophe to “item’s”.

introvertedwife  A rage demon, a golem, and a revenant walk into a bar. What’s the joke? No joke. Grab your axe!

9four9  I really love Twitter. It’s the only place I feel like I can impact the lives of tens of people.

twelveyearsold  i’m always subverting cultural norms. for instance i *only* like rap and country

SunshineJarboly  the 3 struggles of life: man vs. man man vs. squirrel man vs. a lot of squirrels

Lilacmess  My cat’s new thing is to inexplicably get her claws caught in the screen door and then scream and bite when you try to save her

HutchingsJulie  *shows up at friend’s house in swimsuit* “My friend said I could use this pool anytime.” “They moved twelve years ago.” “ANY. TIME.”

charlesthomas  My phone autocorrected something to Prolapse Jesus. #bandname

adholden  I’m just a girl, Standing in front of a brand, Asking it to engage with me.

TheBlackStar I have tried all the CDs in my car but one, Arch Enemy. It plays it fine. This may say something about the alignment of my car.

abbytron  Wait, is this X-Files episode in black & white or is something bad happening to my brain?


wordlust  Believe in yourself. Trust yourself. Sell yourself a bridge.

weinerdog4life  The Hardy Boys and the mystery of the somebody shit all inside this Pizza Hut

TheThomason Glad they made Thor a woman. I hope they make him FOUR women. Four old women in Florida who insult but also love each other. I’d watch that.

KDonhoops  Reconciling with my parents might be worth it if it means I get all my Far Side books back.

AccidentalOly  You are reclined too far in the driver’s seat when you are resting your elbow out the BACK seat window.

papasuncle  I’m a big deal at my parent’s house.

hellolanemoore  n?etflix is all like “here’s some other shows you might like” and ur like nah ?

tehawesome  if you steal my fucking french fries then you are my starch nemesis

tehawesome  it’s all there… on the internet™! (travel poster for the internet featuring an image of a computer screen with a butt on it)

annetdonahue  Commenting “that looks like Cher” on everyone’s Facebook profile photo.

shariv67  “Wait for it…” –Jesus

han_nahj  I’ve had snapchat for an hour and I’ve already sent my little brother a pic of his own butt so yeah I’d say I win at social media

biorhythmist  Girl are those cigarette burns on your yoga pants because I’m super into mixed messages

hellolanemoore  this 5 yr old kid is wearing a shirt that says “keep calm and sail on” and i want to report his parents for child abuse


WajahatAli  New Female Thor to be paid less than Male Thor. Reports already suggest she is “bossy” and displays “God-like” arrogance.

theleanover  We are God’s Sims.

kerihw  remember, nothing tastes as good as thin fee.. *blood sugar crashes, collapses in heap, head smacks off corner of table*

Toaster_Pastry  Remington said, “No expense shall be spared. This will be the greatest penis-shaped nose-hair trimmer the world has ever seen.”

theleanover  My favorite part of ‘Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes’ was when the apes approved more gun control than Congress.

catrhinehart  I went to the ER tonight and they offered to sign me up for Medical which was cute because I wasn’t planning on paying my bill ever anyway.

biorhythmist  If there’s ‘no wrong way to eat a Reeses’ how come after I do it I look like I just changed a diaper with my teeth

theleanover  Invite me to your poker night so I can yell “BORING!” periodically

SocialExtortion  damn girl are you a smirnoff ice because I’m ashamed to tell people I like you

tweet of the week


LisaMcIntire  6 Californias: Weedzone /Facebookistan /Boobsntans /The Flat Part?? /Mexico+ /Oregon+

What is a Follow Friday post? 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 hereWould you like to be a guest photographer for Follow Friday? Email me!

Follow Friday: Vintage Mugs

18 Jul

Today’s post features vintage mugs. Have a great weekend!

What is a Follow Friday post? 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 hereWould you like to be a guest photographer for Follow Friday? Email me!

LisaMcIntire  Free idea: President Obaema

FlyoverJoel  My obituary will just be an out of office message.

donni Watch out for airbnbs run by bears. Just stayed at one that was definitely at the zoo

vforrestal  my writing process: write a half a page ? 2 hours on tumblr ? write 75 words ? 3 hours looking up animated gifs

nnschiller  “And did I cry?”

“no no no”


BeTheBoy  Not sure what’s stranger: the fact that someone shit in my driveway today or that I felt compelled to reassure my wife that it wasn’t me.

Bagyants  If you love something, let it go. From the creators of “If you’re tired, go for a run,” and “If you’re on fire, eat bees.”

mrpilkington  I was just. I mean this is true. I was just called. I am telling every grain of truth here. I was just called “matey.”

doug_organ  I’m learning to play the cacophone.

thejohnblog  Nothing makes me reconsider my stance on the death penalty like when a co-worker microwaves fish in the break room.

cloudypianos  I went to a poetry slam and forcefully threw all the poets on the floor.

TheThomason  Not crazy about the way asparagus makes my pee smell, but I love the way it makes my pee feel about itself.

TheBloggess  You know when you want to yell at someone on the internet for being an idiot, but then you don’t because they’re an idiot?

cloudypianos  If I watch any more British tv shows I’m going to have to start drinking Pimm’s, wearing weird hats and saying things like pernickety.

johnmoe  Through persuasion, Magician convinces audience then world that cards never existed. “IS THIS YOUR CARD?” They don’t understand. But it is.

johnmoe  Magician falls in love with volunteer. They marry, grow old, Magician dies. After funeral, a lone hand rises from dirt. “IS THIS YOUR CARD?”

adholden  Two most stressful things I’ve ever done: 1) defend my PhD 2) watch “Gravity”

LisaMcIntire  My friends have husbands and houses and children; I have yelling on the internet.

whitneyarner  did anyone get the license plate on that nap that hit me

tinatbh  pen pals with benefits

rachsyme  what if you told your dinner guests you were serving salmon and sent beautiful pics and everything and then you actually served catfish

annetdonahue  Goddamn it someone please name your podcast Do You Want Sighs With That

TheSweetestD_  Look thinner by peeking around the corner instead of going all the way into a room.

badbanana  On the bright side, it’s Friday Eve Eve Eve Eve.

MommyMG Hey, I only had to call poison control once today. Where’s that parenting medal I so clearly deserve?

kerihw  For any Americans confused by all the talk of a “cabinet reshuffle”, a cabinet is like a closet. Hope that helps.

markleggett Will I still understand “Deep Space Nine” if I haven’t seen the first eight? Ha Ha! Fuck yeah! I’m the best at tweeting! Fuck you, everyone!

shariv67  Having a panic attack because they changed the size and color of my anti-anxiety pills.

FuckTyping  You didn’t even know that you were signed up for the Fuck Typing Reward Points™ program. Reading this just earned you a free sausage.

annetdonahue  When Harry Met Sally is still my favourite JK Rowling book.

trumpetcake  I always check my scorpions for boots.

pmclellan  I’m live tweeting the World Cup game: kick, kick, writhing guy on ground, kick, two writhing guys on ground, offside.

NYTMinusContext  damnation turns out to be a job at Walmart

dubouchet  I wish I could do anything as nonchalantly as my cat eats a spider.

wolfpupy  hey murderers and killers, knock it off. stop killing and murdering all the time, that’s just my opinion though

brocahantas  All skin colors are equal. Except that weird lobster-raw-steak color of middle aged men on the beach. That’s just unacceptable.

palinode  I was chastised today by a gopher in the midst of an oncoming thunderstorm. I think it was expecting food when I pulled out my camera.

danforthfrance  You did it. Another day of great tweets. Get some rest.

Nickrob  Children are our future. They need crossbows.

DJRotaryRachel  I love when people want you to do free stuff “for the exposure.” As in “died from exposure.”

anneheathen  There should be some kind of fun exercise for people like me who hate sweating. Also being out of breath. Also going outdoors.

RowdyPrimate  I want to get a dog and name it “Bark Wahlberg”. Sometimes I’ll call him “Barky Bark”.

Jackclemens1  . @webmd what happens if you accidentally eat a moldy tortilla and maybe three of those ?

kibblesmith I make a mean chili, a hateful mulligatawny, and a frankly racist bisque.

biorhythmist  SHE SAID YES YOU GUYS!! So hard to find anyone that takes Discover nowadays.

Faux_Ma I’ve had two boob jobs. By boob jobs, I mean my two breastfed children.

MassageByTed  it’s 11:30 pm do you know where your prescription refill is

J__Swift  My house is clean! Quick, someone come over! Aw, fuck, too late.

dubouchet  God knows what language I’d be speaking now if it weren’t for my BA in English.

morninggloria  “Um please educate yourselves.” (walks to desk, sits down) – me blowing my 1st graders’ minds with some much needed tough love truth bombs

MassageByTed  How often do you think Ira Flatow walks in the studio and shouts “Science Friday, bitches!”?

annetdonahue  I’m at a concert and I just placed someone under citizen’s arrest because I smelled marijuana police can you read this

KittyWittyBang  I think I might actually get FISH FACE tattooed on my knuckles cause I gots a real cute one.

willgoldstein  I know we at-home parents complain a lot about our kids online. You’d complain about your boss too if you knew he couldn’t read.

bombsfall  i’m looking at this chart of unprovoked shark attacks and i’m wondering how they sort those from the ones where folks have it coming

biorhythmist  More like promoted teats amirite hahaha things are not going well at home

PeachCoffin  My Sims are building their own graveyard and I didn’t even tell them to

mattchew81 There is no “us” in pizza

calluptome  Yeah man. I saw The Wiggles when they were nothing.

usedwigs  Eighteen dads were seriously injured in a melee when the Gap marked all light blue, relaxed fit jeans 50% Off.

WhirledRecord  The objective of golf is to hit the ball as few times as possible. A perfect score, 0, is achieved by completely avoiding golf.

mrpilkington  Tomorrow I plan to say the word “tote” no less than 153 times.

asterios  WORST WAYS TO ACT CASUAL: 1. Leaning against a tree while breathing into a paper bag 2. Shades, hands in pockets, uncontrollable sobbing

AvoidComments  You wouldn’t listen to someone named Bonerman26 in real life. Don’t read the comments.

slackmistress  The problem w/the Internet is it’s filled with people I want to punch in the face BUT ALSO people I want to kiss on the mouth. (No tongue.)

quantumptpie  How do murderers walk around knowing what they’ve done, when I call the barista the wrong name & I’m filled with psychic terror?

morninggloria  (sits back in chair, tenting fingers) (leans forward. room silent with anticipation) “Planet of the Vapes.” (room rises to feet, applauding)

heyjenray  I got an email that repeated the words #blog and #brand so many times that I just felt #blessed that #brands appreciate my #content.

Bigrrrrrrrred I’ll stop you right there Millenials: If it’s a new song & they’ve done it on Glee in the last 2 years, I don’t know how it goes.

vladchoc  Oh, sorry officer. I thought the sign said SLOP and that’s why you were near it. Haha, little pig humour. So, do you like your job?

markleggett  HOW TO TELL IF AN AVOCADO IS RIPE: Step 1 – Eat the entire avocado. Step 2 – Think back… Ask yourself: “Was that ripe? Did that taste ripe?”

JulieFroolie Well, now I’m not positive that EVERYBODY was kung fu fighting.

asterios  “See you later…alligator.” *hits secret detonator* *massive, evil alligator explodes*

peterhartlaub  Me: Are you tired?

6-year-old: No.

Me: Are you sure?

6-yo: If I was an iPad, I’d be at 98 percent.

morninggloria  Time to face the facts: I aged out of ever being as cool as Claudia Kishi at least a decade ago.

shanethevein  I’d call Twitter therapy but no one seems to be getting better.

kerihw  oh no a car alarm is going off i’d better immediately go outside and see what’s happening

UnvirtuousAbbey  That You would pour some sugar on us, O God, in the name of love. Amen.


Bagyants  You know how people say “You have to put yourself out there?” They’re lying. You don’t have to do anything. You can just stay home and nap.

SleazySli For an adult, I say “snail trail” way more than I should.

tarashoe  i can’t justify spending that much on a gym membership. i could cry just as well at home, in my own shower

daveshumka  I was so relieved it was a sex party, and we hadn’t just put our keys in a bowl for the purpose of eating them.

cloudypianos  So how many years do you wait to hear back from the places you’ve applied?

Journalgirl  I’m embarrassed to say that I let my Mario Kart thumb muscle get sooooo out of shape.

CNNyourmom  Your Mom Is Almost Extinct. Will We Miss This Horrifying Parasite When It’s Gone?

danforthfrance  What if Amy Sedaris joined The View and kinda freaked out mainstream America for like a year.

SleazySli  Sex is a lot like a Hoverboard because I don’t have a Hoverboard either.

Jedimasterbator  Phone sex operators are often called, ‘sexophonists’ by crank callers

apodixis  Don’t tell me I need “a taste of my own medicine”. I had one of my ribs removed and I still can’t manage to taste my own medicine.

apodixis  Nothing is more demoralizing than inspirational tweets.

SteveSuckington  “You can have sex with my sister over my dead body” “Umm, I appreciate the weird offer, but I’m just gonna do it in my car”

mallelis  late-night naps are the worst form of time travel in the world

RealAvocadoFact  “Protect the Earth, the only planet we know of that can grow avocados.” -@sondy

TheMichaelRock  I’m really looking forward to our retirement home rap battles, you guys.

hipstermermaid  My three favorite things are food, puns and food puns.

MmeLaCrooz  Accidentally put a fork in the microwave just now and nothing happened so maybe I’m already dead?

WhirledRecord  People always smile when you say “I’m so hungry I could eat a horse,” but they scream in terror when you actually do it.

tweet of the week

ecsuperhero  Thought the Meijer cashier and I agreed about weather change. Turns out I was talking about global warming and she was talking about end times.

What is a Follow Friday post? 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 hereWould you like to be a guest photographer for Follow Friday? Email me!

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