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Follow Friday – The Flower & The Bee

11 Apr

Today’s post features photos from last year’s sunflower garden. 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!


introvertedwife  #ruleforgirls Kill the mage first. Always kill the mage first.

rstevens  When I take over for Letterman, my interview policy will be simple: Unimpressed with any “celebrity” who was not on Star Trek. #standards

MommyMG  The biggest problem I see with making your own nut milk is all the time you’ll inevitably waste laughing at the phrase ‘nut milk’

VioletThunk  Pineapple makes cheese stick taste weird, news at 11

lemoneyes  That one’s practical. Feeling lonely? Review recent actions to see if you’ve been murdering people. If yes, that’s probably the cause.

owlparliament  The higher the hair, the closer to ghosts.

TheNextMartha  Gluten free cereal boxes come empty. It’s the boxes you eat.

andrewmorrisey  Damn girl are you this weird guy who just sat down right next to me on this otherwise empty bus cause you make me want to get off.

theleanover  Stopping at Starbucks to dick around on the internet before I go home to dick around on the internet.

PinterestFake  Single serving carrot cake recipe you can make inside your mouth

Bagyants  Concerned about how many times in my life I’ve had to say the words “Why is this sticky”

suebob  I gave the dog a $5 bully stick and she’s out there chewing on a root she dug up.

ScrewyDecimal  Meeting icebreaker. Had to give my “DJ” name. I went with DJ Rita Book, because that’s what the kids call me sometimes. I will never be hip.

rstevens  I bet I could do some really terrible stand-up

LaOrganista  Gawd I love Mexican food. Or as I like to call it, food.

Thing_Finder  Frankly, I’m tired of hipsters. The one in my basement is not even moving anymore.

rstevens  I can’t believe they’re rebooting the Spice Girls and swapping out Ginger for Pumpkin.

sarcasmically  Look, I’m trying to assume the best of everyone but everyone is making it really hard.

wordlust  I never self-promote! If you come to my shows and read my articles, you’ll see that.

ScrewyDecimal  Car mechanic calls me back. “Well, you have big problems,” he says. YOU DON’T KNOW THE HALF OF IT, SIR.

mothra04  I’m hungry like a wolf. So I’m probably gonna have a rabbit or elk for lunch.

morninggloria  No ad for contraception will ever be more persuasive than a crying baby in public.

shariv67  If Björn Borg and Björk had a kid, I bet they’d name him something really weird. Like Steve.

gregg_mc  Why don’t people tell me to check myself anymore? It’s like they WANT me to wreck myself

TheNextMartha  Doctor told me not to exercise today like it might have been a possibility.

morninggloria  Stock photo search for “peeping tom” produces picture of cat hiding. Almost as good as the time “dry humping” led to pictures of camels.

biorhythmist  Hey girl I don’t know if you’re into bad boys but I just watched this three year-old pour a gallon of milk into a litter box

FashFlood  Saw a white male backing way up to photograph a hummer with his iPad on my way home, so there’s that.

SpaghettiJesus  I’m the type of idiot to click on an Internet video and immediately, once I remember Internet video ads, close the window.

drewtoothpaste  The exact moment you get old is when you hear some fusion jazz and you’re like “yeah… yeah, this kinda owns” and start nodding your head

annetdonahue  Well I for one thought Kelsey Grammer and David Hyde Pierce had British accents until last month.

marlespo  superconglomerates is an anagram of superconglomereats

HelloCullen  I was only ever on the JV Yard Work Team at Dad High

slackmistress  Fake it ’til you make it is great advice. I’m about to perform my first open heart surgery!

perlapell  Swimsuit diet = get bigger swimsuit and make a quesadilla to celebrate.

briangaar  Not into board games. Those nerds are just showing off the fact that they know three people.

josephesque  I am in charge of 6 children right now, and I only know where 3 are.

Ed_Cunard  It amazes me to think there are people who actually *pride* themselves on trolling. “This,” he exclaims, “this is the thing I am good at!”

ericschroeck  Turns out proof pudding is gross.

jeffsaporito  Entertaining babies is fun. It justifies the fact I just ran around my house on my tiptoes yelling “boogers! boogers! boogers!”

MassageByTed  Can’t make an omelet without breaking some eggs. Not to mention getting them, which as I understand requires you to have sex with a rooster.

biorhythmist  RT if you got petfaced at 7:30am

rstevens  Confused why 4/20 is Easter and not World Pizza Day like normally

weinerdog4life  If swag means a sweater with two cats on it, then yes I have that.

nayele18  People will let you in line in front of them if you tell them your therapist said you’re all better and won’t hurt anyone pass it on.

michaeljnelson  Students: when asked to write a paper on Geo-politics, babble for a 1000 words, end w/ “or are we just pawns in the ultimate game of chess?”

michaelwaskom  I would like to see a study where researchers from different disciplines estimate the percentage of studies in their field that are crap

morninggloria  The system has got to be rigged if even after all this he hasn’t been promoted at least to Lieutenant Colonel America.

SomeChrisTweets  You scream, I scream, we all scream forever.

TheNextMartha  Did facebook get rid of the “hide this person” feature? That was my favorite.

SenileDonDraper  .@AnnCoulter Do you wanna build a snowman?

Brentweets  I think the biggest thing I learned at the University of Phoenix was how to deal with tough challenges while in my underwear.

TheBosha  Google Glass reviews gloss over the repair costs from all those punches in the face.

owlparliament  You’re up late! What would you like to worry about? • work • sex • children • money

mariannecanada  We call the baby Go and it occurs to me that Go Canada sounds like a travel campaign.

twelveyearsold  and grandmother, what big teeth you have! i honestly don’t recall you being this grotesquely deformed

josephesque  I went nearly 9 years as a parent without a good ol’ vomit-inducing knee to the groin, which was a pretty good streak of you ask me.

waferbaby  A Kickstarter to buy headphones for all those people who play their music out loud on the bus. The headphones are made of fire.

thecorbettkid  6yo wanted a step by step instruction on how i put a lightsaber from one pic into another. so tomorrow will include a photoshop lesson.

VaguelyFunnyDan  Sorry, Officer. I forgot that in this “free country” you can’t “take money” from someone’s “purse” & spend it over “the” course of “8 days”.

palinode  There’s no link to Extreme Pinterest, just a bunch of explosion sounds.

mocoddle  “Love Shack” by the B-52s is better when you sing it as “Lovecraft, HP Lovecraft.” “I’ve got me an old god, he’s as big as a whale…”

robfee  1. Find an old cooler 2. Draw a barbed wire tattoo on it 3. Put a backwards Yankees hat on it 4. You just turned a cooler into a coolest

JRehling  If courts keep striking down gay marriage laws, how can we protect people from things other people are doing that don’t affect them at all?

ProfessorSnack  You’ll have to pry this cold dead salami from my hands.

DrWrought  wish me luck tomorrow, I plan on existing

aprilage  I decided to just let go and let God and you think he’d be able to help but he couldn’t fix the internet either. So

Mortimusgerbil  Fact: Wet toddlers are 73% urine and the rest is boogers. They use complex physics to just hold themselves together.

TheMissyBaker  Put on a sports bra. So far the left one’s winning!

ProBirdRights  When I sit in middle of a pizza, I am the sun and pepperoni my moons.

ecsuperhero  I just bought five different flavors of jams and preserves. My spring break is out of control.

infinite_ammo  Final Fantasy VI is 20 years old. In other news: I fear death.

weinerdog4life  Well now that I think about it, releasing those doves at the grand opening of our ceiling fan store was a bad idea.

ibid78  Breadsticks so unlimited they’re not constrained by your morality, your physics, the limitations of simpler minds. Nietzsche’s breadstick.

waferbaby  This is not something I ever expected to tweet, but I just found some overpowered Legendary Fart Pants in Diablo III.

MommyMG  my personal battery is low. I’m going to beep an alarm for the next four hours to alert everyone to this.

loather  My cat pretty obviously has no idea what hissing means. I think he thinks it’s just a fun sound to make for guests.

BeTheBoy  I trust the all of the dogs I know more than some of the people I know.

corrinrenee  My tax return is $22. Party at my place.

slackmistress  Today is Reconciliation Day! Settle your old grudges to make way for new ones.

johnmoe  My kids never agree but their rallying to the cause of “go out for ice cream because it hit 70 today” was like an old political convention.

morninggloria  One of my favorite things about training for a marathon is declining plans because I have to run the next day. I call it “the race card.”

earthfalcon33  please send thoughts and prayers as my goldfish died today while i was walking him

wordlust  I have cabin fever! I should not have shared needles with that cabin.

mitdasein  We lost a lot of good men in the cola wars.

WhirledRecord  Everything happens for a reason except people signing up for a service that tweets how many people unfollowed them every day.

Mortimusgerbil  Being Canadian sometimes means you accidentally apologize to people for having apologized to them. Then you apologize again because ACCIDENT

waferbaby  It’s better to have written the email and never sent it, then it is to have never written the email at all.

nayele18  Appearing like I have my shit together is a full-time job.

luckyshirt  Hey girl are you a function key? Because I can see myself never really understanding what to do with you and getting it wrong mostly.

IamEnidColeslaw  fuck you, shooting star! I make my OWN wishes come true. for example, I just ate an entire jar of peanut butter

mitdasein  “That’s not a bug. It’s a feature.” – God, after inventing the mosquito

tweet of the week

biorhythmist  As typos go, “I miss your, asshole” is a pretty good one.

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: Birthday Baby Isobel

4 Apr


Today is Isobel’s fifth birthday so I’m sharing some of my favorite baby Isobel photos. Each year I think I could not possibly love her more–and then I do. 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!

rikpayne  I went looking for my Big Boy Pants but could only find my Fuck-It Sweats.

alwysabridesmd  Today I saw a dog wearing goggles riding in a convertible and that was pretty much where the day peaked.

jami0mckay  1 sheep: sheep 2 sheep: sheeps 3 sheep: sheepsses A group of more than 3 sheep: shipe

badbanana  You know the weather in L.A. is unusual when you overhear people talking about that instead of themselves.

mitdasein  why does babby want to kill me

kerihw  Coming up to that time where I have to decide whether to apply for this year’s London marathon or finish last year’s.

timeblimp  Is that a tail? #RejectedJeopardyCategories

FlyoverJoel  “911, what’s your emergency?” “My wife asked me to help her with a PowerPoint for work.” “Sir, we’re sending all available squad cars ASAP.”

johnmoe  Look, call your band Imagine Dragons if you want but clearly you’ve just duct taped some chicken wings onto that poor iguana.

rstevens  I’m dead serious when I say I want a Cadbury Gravy Egg

themark23  Gimme Whiskey or How I Learned to Stop Worrying And Not Look at My Email

MissCedar  I was craving a donut, so I got one. It was not as good as I wanted it to be. Maybe I should get another one.

rikemobertson  Pranking the cat on April Fools, ate all her cat food. NOW WHO’S FEAST IS FANCY?!?!?!

MariaMelee  I think my primary parenting contribution this week has been teaching the boys to make butt prints on the shower glass at my mom’s.

michaeljnelson  April Fool’s Day: a 24-hour period dedicated to morning DJ-style humor.

JhonRules  Tomorrow is casual Tuesday (I don’t have a job)

rachelokokok  My body type is, “baroque period.”

apelad  Next time you’re down in the dumps, hug one of the many seagulls picking through the nearby garbage piles.

WhoWantsToEat  #YoLibrary so dumb the library cat thinks it’s a dog

paulverhoeven  Nothing sexy has ever happened whilst accompanied by the phrase “Ok, ok… On three.”

biorhythmist  I’m probably 70% corn dog at this point.

nayele18  Everything happens for a reason. And sometimes that reason is you’re a total idiot.

kerihw  In fact, ALL the songs ever written are about heroin. “Mambo No 5″ is about heroin. “Spinning Around”? Heroin. “Happy Birthday”? Heroin.

povertyluxe  the “things I have done of which I am now ashamed” list has now grown to include “hollandaise for one”

madball911  My child just microwaved a Poptart. I feel like a failure.

josephesque  Re-watching Spider-Man 3 because I’m trying to expedite this stomach bug’s passing.

McKelvie  If they remade The Ring today, it would just be Sadako getting people to retweet her Vine.

dulcetry  Son: Mom, why does the dog still have his thingy on?

Me: His penis?

Son: *pause* No. His collar.

danforthfrance  iPhone corrected “after party” to “aftermath” and I left it.

rstevens  ever clean a jar of queso sauce out with a spatula? i mean *really* clean a jar of queso sauce out with a spatula

TwoAdults  Unfortunate portions of my brain are occupied with lines from “Major Payne.”

katrinaparks  Forget the first robin. Slow moving farm equipment means spring is here for real.

helgagrace  When Little G is really stalling at bedtime, he pulls out questions like “how was the sun made?” and “where do curtains come from?”

senderblock23  Just read ‘Everybody Poops’ but I’m still skeptical.

fart  my house has fruit flies but no fruit. these must be beefaroni flies.

jennyvsjenny  i purchased a year’s supply of jeans today (one pair)

bumlaser  PSA: If you want to entertain an entire supermarket full of people, give a bag of “cheesy balls” to the tired 4yr old with verbal diarrhea.

kerihw  Simple mnemonic to help you remember if the clocks go forward or back: Great Owls Often Get Less Eggs In Trousers.

hobo_hands  My middle name is Danger, but my first name is Ashley and my last name is Roller-Skates so it evens out.

bucmachine  A fart so bad you have to sell the car.

BeTheBoy  Glad I’m at the Pharmacy, because they’ll need ointment for that sick burn in my last tweet.

wordlust  Don’t give me any of that newfangled bullshit! I prefer that old-timey bullshit.

MassageByTed  I’m honestly shocked that they got more than two decent seasons out of an hour-long television drama about nightlights.

BtotheD  Potential Band Name: Loaner Dongle

quantumpotpie  Oregon Trail teaches all you need to know about life: bring more food than you think you need, hope people find your tombstone hilarious.

markleggett  Oh, the screaming? Sorry, officer, I was just watching porn. I was screaming because I don’t understand sex and it’s incredibly scary.

weinerdog4life  What do girls keep in their purses? Is it snakes, jesus christ are they keeping snakes in their purses?

WigCannon  Tried to call Domino’s on a banana. Think I’ll just make a sandwich.

000___000  science tells us that one life form slowly evolved over millions of years into being a garlic

BtotheD  Do you know who else loves that Taco Bell is serving breakfast? Plumbers. They’re gonna get so much extra work.

OreoSpeedwagon_  This is a boobies appreciation tweet. Bless them for making cuddles comfortable, storing snacks & for being perfect laser pointers.

SomeChrisTweets  I’m like half a phoenix in that I’m a dead bird.

aethucyn  I have no good reason for still being awake, but I can probably come up with 4 bad ones.

biorhythmist  Not to brag, but a couple dolphins just paid a guy to swim with me.

AaronFullerton  OK, what was going on with that corpse in Clue to make everyone be like: “Maybe he was killed with a gun? Or a candlestick? Or rope maybe??”

usedwigs  … also, do all yoga studios have a “no nunchucks” policy?

mipearson  I’ve got 99 problems and all of them are luftballons.

danjan13  So anyways I’m kissin all on my lady and it’s getting HOT N HEAVY. We’re both sweating. I have to drop her for my own safety.

cloudypianos  As my nana always used to say “fuck ‘em!”

paleofuture  Australia is bringing back knighthood which hopefully means i’m retroactively not banned from outback steakhouse for bringing my sword

J__Swift  Nat Geo is my DJ name.

JulieFroolie  I thought someone stuffed the copy machine with panties, but it was “pennies”. So much potential. Dashed.

Mobute  Make Way For Duckface #RuinAChildrensBook

SoxOnTheBrain  Scat in the Hat #RuinAChildrensBook

Jedimasterbator Mar 24 Harry Potter and the Mayor of Toronto Stoned #RuinAChildrensBook

SoxOnTheBrain  Don’t Let the Pigeon Shit On the Bus! #RuinAChildrensBook

DailyDiplomat  Harry Potter and the University of Phoenix #RuinAChildrensBook

MoreAndAgain  Charlotte’s Web of Lies and Manipulations #RuinAChildrensBook

nerdist  Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret Thatcher. #RuinAChildrensBook

ericONEderful  I hear the battery on the iPhone 6 will be so good that you will be able to make a phone call.

MrsFridayNext  My roommate & I have lived together for 6 & a half years. We’re thinking it’s finally time that he tells his grandparents I’m not a boy.

mocoddle  Watching “The Road” because nightmarish hellscapes of human suffering are totally what I’m into. I also like comedies.

introvertedwife  I assume the only way you can stretch the story of Noah to 2+ hours is with dance scenes. Numerous dinosaur dance scenes.

markleggett  I’m going to use my TED Talk to rant about some asshole who almost cut me off in traffic on the way to the auditorium.

adambation  Kinda weird that when you flush a toilet in Australia it just blows up.

paleofuture  the patrons of this waffle house act like they’ve never seen a guy trying to blow raspberries on this own tummy before.

johnmoe  My daughter’s teacher is assigning a creative essay and employing horrid grammar on the assignment sheet. Do I correct it and send it back?

harrisj  Keep your friends close and your enemies closer. No, not that close. A little further back. Now that’s too far. Nope, now further back. Almo

VioletThunk  Opposite of awesomesauce? Boringporridge.

markleggett  The smell of poop is nature’s way of saying “No. Not chocolate. Remember last time?”

loather  Boyf just sent me a picture of a hot dog filtered to look like a pastel drawing if you ever wanted to know how we communicate as a couple

hullodave  Can’t imagine florists would be as popular if the advert was, “Say it with plant genitals.”

ScottLinnen  Hate when I get on the local news and they pixelate my junk.

DrWrought  oh, that? just a little move I like to call “adjusting my underwire bra without using my hands”. it’s not a great name, i admit

HelloCullen  One time the guy GNC scanned my barcode tattoo and no lie it came up on the register as Badass Fistguns Whose Dad Loves and Respects Him

cloudypianos  Shout out to shouting.

NurseMurderer  canceled my gym membership today. in person. while slurping a 500 calorie coffee. in their faces. I am that hardcore.

burnstand  Kurt Cobain never went out in public with gravy on his cardigan, and that’s why I’m better than Kurt Cobain.

BugginWord  The human body has entirely too many orifices with the potential to explode.

rgattuso  “Putting sheets on the bed will be easy!” – things cat owners never say

shariv67  I got my kids LinkedIn Logs. They’re like Lincoln Logs except no one knows what they’re building or why they even bought them.

jeffsaporito  If I were a boxer I’d call myself Puncho Villa.

DrMaldoror  We all wear masks. We all put up façades to conceal who we are. We’re all hiding something. Take me, for instance. I’m really an axolotl.

ecsuperhero  I just punched myself in the chin while flossing. I have skills.

DrMaldoror  “Some books are made to be treasured. This book is made to hide a pint of whiskey inside.” — a review of my eventual book, probably

annetdonahue  WALK INTO THE CLUB LIKE okay I was under the impression there would be snacks.

tehawesome  Seriously just peeked into the back room of a burger place to see a guy on a computer looking at pictures of hamburgers. Life is beautiful.

weinerdog4life  I say potato you say potato, I’m glad I met you, guy who says potato at me, we are best friends.

pourmecoffee  Some gay people got married in MI today. You know what this means for heterosexual couples. Nothing. It’s just a nice thing that happened.

tweet of the week

usedwigs  Maybe stop obsessing over the brooding main characters on The Walking Dead and just enjoy that one zombie having a good time on the Segway.

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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