Follow Friday: 2013 Photos

21 Nov

Today’s post features blog photos from 2013. 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 here. Would you like to be a guest photographer for Follow Friday? Email me!

SeanBlazed   Charles Manson is getting married & my cousin Leah’s turtle is still single. Really makes you think.

helgagrace  I appreciate that Joan Crawford’s *Not the Girl Next Door* is right next to *Doris Day: The Untold Story of the Girl Next Door* #librarylife

Karate_Horse  i always thought it was a breakfast cereal but from what im hearing Trix is actually four kids smh

ellekaypea  Kid just left a large box of baked goods in the library. NOBODY PANIC. I’M TRAINED TO DEAL WITH THIS.

mocoddle  When you make allegations, you make an all out of eg and ate.

Kendragarden  Proverb: If you wait long enough, everything you love will become a cheap Target shirt.

annetdonahue  Screaming IT’S COLD!!! into every drive-thru speaker I can find.

oodja  “We played Dodgeball”

“Did you crush your enemies?”


“And see them driven before you?”

“I heard the lamentation of the boys, too!”

bombsfall  the chill in your spine/ how the frost oblivion comes/ make tomato soup/ it’s cheap and warm/ make a grilled cheese/ by the demon- yummers!

bombsfall  winter’s death, winter’s murder/ your eyes behold the ending-dark/ get the afghan from the closet/ snuggle down with netflix

man_spach  I’m all about that glaze, ’bout that glaze.

andrewmorrisey   I don’t really care about anything but sweatpants anymore.

marlespo   The word “LIKE” has had a lot of unfair abuse over the decades when you consider Shaggy from Scooby Doo, inarticulate teenagers & Facebook.

mitdasein  Penis dentata #newdiseases

mitdasein  Hepatitis C++ #newdiseases

mitdasein  Fupus #newdiseases

kerihw  Scientist: But WHY is the bee population dying?

Scientist: No idea. *eats bee*

Scientist: Did you just eat a bee?

NorthernlionLP  the sun rises over a derelict city. crumbled skyscrapers, the ruins of our society. through a window, you spy: “download progress: 91%”

biorhythmist  Smells on this bus ride so far:

– strawberry yogurt

– caesar salad

– hobbit(?)

TwoAdults  Ezra: “Mama, let’s do some math!”

Me: “Baby, I’m driving and it’s snowy.”

Ezra: “Nevermind! You win the game! GET THIS WOMAN A SQUIRREL!”

SpaghettiJesus  Just forlornly cried out into the cold darkness “no, comeback!” to my formerly lap warming cat. My only regret is not buying a blanket.

stevelibrarian  Actually, the ethics in gaming journalism was in our hearts all along.

fierceflawless   The best reason to get married is so you can double dip.

donni  Sex is like the latest Radiohead album: I don’t have it, and it sounds weird.

missambear   It’s not you, it’s your personal brand.

vforrestal   Haunted libraries scare me the most, because while I love my job, it’s not exactly how I want to spend eternity.

PrimeTrim  Butts are all the craze right now, but I’m predicting that testicles will have their day v soon.

sbellelauren  not afraid to admit i’m afraid of will smith’s kids

MightyHunter   Local news commercials were click-bait before click-bait was cool.

GerryDuggan   The creator of “Choose Your Own Adventure” has died. Fav to mourn silently. Retweet to offer your condolence.

panikido   Jublia…. Sometimes I think the people who name drugs are on drugs

dubstep4dads  This Woman Took A Picture Of Her Face Every Day For A Whole Year. What You See May Shock You. She Looks Similar To The First Day But Older.

SeanBlazed after examining nelly furtado’s dna I can confirm. yes she is like a bird.

wordlust  Freedom isn’t free. It’s part of a Ponzi scheme.

hazelmotes1  *on a date*

*sucking up spaghetti*

*realizes the noodle is actually stray yarn from scarf*

*eats entire scarf to avoid admitting mistake*

wordlust  It really gets my goat when someone steals my goat.

drewmagary  “Purity by Jonathan Franzen” sounds like the world’s worst cologne.

heymermaid  Fenris: Let me tell you why mages are evil

Hawke: I am a mage

Fenris: Mages must be stopped

Hawke: I am a mage

Fenris: Thanks for listening

mat_johnson The Cosby rape issue is just he said versus she + she + she + she + she + she + she+ she + she + she + she+ she + she + she said.

kerihw   Listen, YOU asked ME if I “had a good weekend”. YOU asked ME. Why did you ask if you don’t want to know? Now sit down and look my rubbings.

WhirledRecord  TGIM -The Devil

rstevens  your password must contain three emoji, no food allergens, two award-winning motion-capture performances and an awkwardly long hug

RailbirdJ  Coworker just said, “first thing’s first,” and I asked them if they were the realest. Apparently no one else here enjoys pop culture.

gothiclibrarian  I have a book I’ve now renewed 179 times. I am going to throw it a party when it hits 200. #librarianshaming

Karate_Horse  In Australia the Outback Steakhouses are called “Jeff’s Punchin’ Corrals”

Caissie  There’s more than one way to skin a cat, but any way you do it, check yourself in for a psych eval after.

Fun_Beard  So far my new roofing business, “Roofies”, isn’t doing very well.

VaguelyFunnyDan  Oh, the weather outside is frightful, But my powers are so delightful, And since I don’t mind the snow, Let it go! Let it go! Let it go!

FrankConniff  Fun Fact: Original title of new Kirk Cameron film “Saving Christmas” was “Jesus Christ Conquers The Martians.”

apelad  If you ever travel back in time, don’t stand anywhere near Thomas Edison. The guy was 99% perspiration!


JasonLastname  One day someone’s going to teach karate to a sloth and it’s gonna look so much like the matrix

owlparliament  I identify as a childless grown woman that is trying to find the Napkin Man theme song online

zachreinert03  One of my friends was telling me about furry’s, where ppl dress up as animals & have sex and I was like whoa that is so weird, what is sex

BeTheBoy  I bet Milton Berle referred to you know what as “Miltie Pleasures.” (I hate myself for even thinking this)

vornietom  A superhero that rescues you but, like, emotionally

TheBosha  Waking up groggily on a Sunday and seeing a ton of notifications on your Twitter icon is the new “Oh god, what did I say last night?”

HelloCullen  Don Jon 2: Jon Jon

newpicnictime  Not getting enough Vitamin D? Join the class action lawsuit against The Sun

robwhisman  shouldn’t be called alvin & the chipmunks imo. alvin is also a chipmunk. should be called alvin & the other chipmunks. or just the chipmunks

stevelibrarian  Accidental Horcrux

annetdonahue  Writing Christmas cards and watching true crime documentaries just like Santa Claus himself.

nice_sugar_girl  My main goal in life is to stop saying “you too” when a waitress tells me to enjoy my meal.

hipstermermaid  Lego was originally invented as a way to train children to one day assemble Ikea furniture.

sad_tree  It was the having plenty of Doritos of times, it was the drinking the last dew of times.

TweetsofOld  Dear Santa: I want a toy cow. I am not afraid of you. -Tubby KS1899

trumpetcake  If you’re ever in court consider this: the judge could be a centaur and you’d never know.

shariv67   Flabbergasted is the fattest way to be amazed.

MBSecretTweet  Sawyer is not completely understandable when it comes to verbal communication, but he just gave me specific nacho instructions.

BeardSpice I have 2020 vision. I see the future.

matthaig1  WRITING TIPS: Sleep badly, have trust issues, resist physical contact, fight anxiety with red wine, eat peanut butter, speak to geese.

rikpayne  The second greatest trick the devil ever pulled was that one where he moved a coin on a piece of paper by using a magnet underneath.

shariv67  I came here today to teach you about optimism, but the class is only half full, so… bye.

norcross  there is currently a chorus of snoring dogs on my couch, and it sounds exactly like the tape Ferris Bueller used. note for note.

ImAmandaNelson  Love FB pictures of people running races. “Ran 10k, what did YOU do this AM?” Drank coffee in my flannels and it was boss, thanks.

bclevinger  Here’s how you get the internet classified as a utility. Force everyone in Congress to use Comcast for about an hour.

usedwigs  “I’ll go in soda, or milk… juice, whatever you need.” – flexible straw

jordan_stratton People who think diamonds are the hardest substance on Earth have obviously never tried to crack an unopened pistachio.

Cheeseboy22  Just completed my own accidental research study and my findings are that a Mr. Potato Head nose is 20% more painful to step on than a Lego.

Zaius13  Ugh. Why do people always interrupt me while I’m eating lunch? THIS STALL IS OCCUPIED!!

mitdasein  My preferred term is “Penile-American.”

UnvirtuousAbbey  “Never gonna give you up, never gonna let you down, never gonna run around and desert you,” saith the Lord.

GreyDeLisle I wonder what BAKED cookie dough tastes like.

sketchlibrarian  Crossfit is like the exact opposite of Fight Club because the first rule of Crossfit is to never stop talking about Crossfit.

EmmyA2  “Who are you?” “Someone who isn’t obligated to respond to strange men.” “I must know.” “Get used to disappointment.” #feministprincessbride

MassageByTed  The internet is down so we lit a trash fire in a 55-gallon drum and are singing doo-wop songs.

TheThomason  The most rewarding thing about watching a documentary is acting like the world’s leading expert on the topic for the rest of your life.

Lilacmess  Batter my heart three-ingredient’d burrito #johndonne

fanofhell  guy: hey that’s a great truck. what kinda engine?

me: [rubbing the hood] it’s got a truck engine

DangOlWill  Running for president of the united states on the platform of “Fuck the koopa kids.”

PrettyAllTrue  There is a lot more raking in adulthood than I imagined.

BtotheD  Thinking of opening a department store chain for wannabe rappers who are on a tighter budget. I’m calling it Jay-Z Penney.

bombsfall  I’m sad to announce that watching Borgia has only served to further dampen my ambitions to become pope.

tweet of the week

jlukeroberts  Make to-do-lists fun by writing them on the big white belly of a penguin.

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 here. Would you like to be a guest photographer for Follow Friday? Email me!



Snapshot 11.19.14

19 Nov

–We went to a thrift store recently to look for a birthday present for our buddy Kingston. While there Elias, who was in the carrier, began to fuss. I started swaying back and forth to soothe him when I noticed the 1940s instrumental band music the store was playing. It occurred to me that Elias and I were slow dancing.

–I’d like to say I don’t start listening to my favorite Christmas album, Midwinter Graces, until around Halloween, but in all honesty I keep it around all year.

–Isobel has long had her own nicknames that she’s used for things, including me. She used to call me Miss Meems, but eventually settled on Mimi, which she’s called me for over a year. Occasionally she’ll call me Meepers, and recently we were at a family party when Isobel became stuck on the trampoline. We were inside chatting with family when a cousin popped his head inside and said to Anthony and I, “Your daughter is calling your. Um, I think.” I went outside and there she was, shouting “MEEPERS! MEEPERS! MEEEEEEEEEEEPERRRRRRRRRRS!”

–Isobel has decided Elias’ nickname is to be a riff on his middle name, Lars. She’s calling him LarLars so much that passerby are probably very confused about his name. We chose his middle name as it’s the Scandinavian riff on my Dad’s name–Larry. He often goes by Lar. When I am not using Elias’ full name I often call him Lai Lai. I’m not sure if this is true in all Hispanic families, but in Anthony’s it’s common to have a well-known family nickname. We didn’t plan it this way but we seem to be falling right in line with tradition.

–I love love love helping out in Isobel’s classroom. I love it. I love it so much.

–We’ve  been playing Windwaker as a family and we were going through a dungeon of some sort when Isobel said, “Why did someone leave their treasure in the middle of a dungeon?” Because they don’t trust the Hyrulian banking system, obviously.

–I was taking photos of the kids the other day when Isobel said, “Are you ready to make Facebook happy at you, Baby Elias?!” It was especially hilarious since this wasn’t something she learned from me. I have never been very active on FB except for more recently. Although I love social media, I’ve never been shy about expressing my distaste for Facebook in particular. Its shady practices and dubious algorithms it seems to me a hotbed for pointless drama. As Isobel frequently says, “I am allergic to barf,” except in my case I’m allergic to drama. I’ll state my opinions and stand up for what I believe in, sure, but nothing was ever achieved by slinging insults in the comments section on FB. Nothing good, anyway. I have a hard time navigating FB, and well, I’m a grumpy old fart. But recently I’ve been thinking about my participation on Instagram and how much I love it. I end up describing a lot of what I post there to my mother or sending it on to my sister. Eventually I decided that these things I’ve been sharing with friends I’ve never met face-to-face (but still valued friends to me nonetheless)I wanted to share with family, too. All of whom are on Facebook. So I’m more active there, but I’m still firm in my commitment to avoid drama.

–My Mom’s name is Dee, and why she never started a nut company called “Dee’s Nuts” I’ll never know.

Scrapbook: DIY Wasp from the Avengers Costume. Wasp is basically a superhero fairy, so, yeah, all Isobel wants in life.

Snapshot 11.13.14. What I’m up to.

Thrifty Costumes: DIY Pikachu. Shockingly cute (I’m so sorry).

Little Big Collection: Vintage & Handmade Bookends. These are a few of my favorite things.

Follow Friday: Waterpark. My love letter to the internet.

In Focus: Work Avoided Through Extensive List-Making. Sadly, this is sometimes me.

Have you seen the #feministPrincessBride hashtag? Let me explain. No, there is too much. Let me sum up.

Here is a kitten playing ping-pong. This kitten is better than I am. Via jeffron_x

I’ve waited my whole life for this moment! It’s like a fairytale. Via zachevansss

A supercut of Skeletor’s best insults.

90s Kids, Rejoice!

Stephen Fry Reading You Have To Fucking Eat. I never thought I’d spend so much of my time and energy trying to get another human being to eat food. Thank you, Angela.

Too Many Cookies. SFW. Via

I googled “bear conversation” and was not disappointed. So I says to Mabel, I says… Via  

Brightens the day to discover that “superbitch” is in Merriam-Webster.Via  

The amazing Rosetta comet flickr gallery. Wow! Via  

Why don’t more scholars study Scientology? Those who do report legal hassles, late-night calls & more. Via publicroad

Poovey Farms Butter. Holy crap!

I looked up “homemade Elizabethan collar” and this is what YouTube told me to do.Via  

Not your average plastic surgeon. Not really your average anything. Via nevesytrof

Joel Hodgson Curating Another MST3K Turkey Day Streaming Marathon. SQUEEE! Via ShoutFactory

Can science fiction spur science innovation?

“Men are often boresome.” Via

I know how you feel, vending machine.

“Doctor Schrodinger? We have a problem.”

Slow-motion surfing. Mesmerizing and relaxing. Via my own personal link librarian, Ellen.

How to draw a perfect freehand circle. Isobel will totally get a kick out of this. (Also via Ellen).

Interview with Ted Travelstead. Ted is one of my most hilarious twitter friends. He makes a point of being funny without being mean. I love this. Here he is in this hilarious clip.

Californians try to pronounce the names of New York towns. I would not fare any better. Via Hokuboku

One-star Yelp reviews of National Parks. Really. Via TheGoodDeath

I like my men like I like my 2015 Diaries.

Introducing Carrot. Just beautiful. Via sadiebyrrd

New species of hermaphrodite snail named in support of same-sex marriage. Via eshep

Warriors, Come Out and Play. My husband and friends swim through mud and jump over fire.

Thrift Store Score: Toy Camera. Still one of our favorite scores.

Follow Friday: Keep On Truckin’. Follow Friday featuring a collected of thrifted trucker hats.

Welcome to my SPAM folder. I make fun of my SPAM comments.

Scrapbook: Halloween Carnival. A tiny Isobel dressed as Kiki. A diminutive Kingston dressed as Max.

Scrapbook: Sweeping at the Library. That is one hardworking witch.

Little Big Links: Star Trek.

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