Follow Friday – Super Luck Edition

8 Oct

Last week I decided to organize a playdate at the park. It looked like it might rain but we took a chance and met up anyway. The sun came out but the park area was closed: they were resealing the wood on the playground equipment and it would be a week at least before it was reopened. We headed over to a playground across the pond (literally) and despite it being packed with two playgrounds’ worth of children we had a great time.

Half the families went home after an hour but my bestie and my good friend Shauna were still down to play. We headed to my house where Kingston and Abby turned Isobel into a total hoarding monster by daring to even look at her toys. What babies! All this while Isobel was carrying around Abby’s flower softy and Kingston’s stuffed monkey. I’m grateful K and Abby are too little to hold it against her.

I also have some wonderful news: after years of work and sacrifice, my husband received a fantastic job offer somewhere not too far from home.  I live in an area of California that has been especially hard-hit by the Recession, and for a while I thought we might have to move. The last thing I wanted was to leave our close-knit friends and family and go somewhere else, but we were running out of options. This has been weighing on my mind constantly, and the beautiful fingernails I grew while I was pregnant with Isobel have long been bitten down to the painful quick.

Hopefully, things are finally going to change.

What is Follow Friday? It’s a Twitter meme that I have taken a couple steps further.  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.


lafix I don’t have a mean bone in my body, but I’m going to a biker bar tonight, so wish me luck!

fierceflawless My cat just drooled on me while purring. #oversharewednesday

mrpilkington I think I need to get some prescription pants.

StephenAtHome The loud Sun Chips bag is dead! Long live the original Sun Chips bag! Which it will, since it’s not biodegradable!

danforthfrance This season’s must-see shows might be books.

WindsorGraceI show my love through hand knits

pnkrcklibrarian “Never try to play scrabble with a Welsh person – they look down at seven consonants and think, ‘I won!'”

inversejaik Learned Mom had “Zebulon” on her baby name list for me.

FakeAPStylebook Never diagram a sentence when under the influence of alcohol or strong narcotics, even if it IS hilarious.

eareeve Library workers tell each other way too much about their personal lives. I don’t want to disappoint. Imma gonna start makin’ things up.

FakeeEtiquette It is polite to inform the writers on Mashable when an item there cannot, in fact, be mashed.

stevelibrarian I love the naive optimism the Backstreet Boys showed in labeling their Greatest Hits collection “Volume One”.


helenstwin My Grandad just sent me a FB message. I’mma need more coffee for this.

ThatGuybrarian Well I have to go to sexual harassment training. See y’all cunts in an hour or so.

asiajane I don’t know anyone, other than a three-year-old, who is so opinionated and so consistently wrong. Except maybe Glenn Beck.

FrankConniff Haven’t been following the Nobel Prizes too closely this year, but I think I heard that Margaret Cho was just voted off.

bannedlibrary “Is the library gonna get Star Wars in 3d?” Only if I throw it at you.

apelad My ears are burning. Is one of you talking about me? Also my nose is tingling. Is one of you recreating my aroma?

danforthfrance My cat’s on Twitter but she doesn’t follow me.

midwestgrrl I wonder if anyone at work would be angry if I took a knitting break. Like 2-3 hours TOPS.

badbanana In a staff meeting. Lots of wizards, shepherds, and old Chinese men here.

happyrobot I think I have a crush on the girl in the stock photo on my doctor’s website.

librarianearp Now that I’m done with the scarf, I’m back to knitting sasquatches.

ahmichaud How considerate of you to tie your sweater around your shoulders in a knot – it’ll totally save me a few minutes when I strangle you.

Jesus_M_Christ Oh, that’s cute Lord Voldemort thinks our resurrections were similar. I’m sure coming back after a baby kills you is super tough.

SarahIvy today after lunch Finn strode with great purpose over to the fridge and gave it a very heartfelt hug and kiss.

MJMcKean “Jesus, I KNEW this guy! Yorick something… funny guy. Now he’s fucking dead. Just bones.” #mamlet

ApocalypseHowMSNBC’s new motto is “Lean Forward.” FoxNews’ continues to be “Bend Over.”

mrlasertron What did the Quick Mage say to the Arcane Dabbler? “You call that Alacrity?” Lol! #TweetLikeAWizardDay
TheOnion In Focus: Local Cat Attempts World Record For Things Sat On

Zaius13 I hate to brag, but it’s the most effortless way to enlighten people about my magnificence.

rrrobbed I don’t know what is up with the follower count, but I’m suddenly feeling very liberated. No followers to offend! Here I go! … BUTTS!

shinyinfo Seeing a dude taking pictures of the Starbucks. Thinking he’s on the world’s saddest vacation.

apelad Under that helmet, Mega Man is Astro Boy.
khamsinit’s the future, and I’m buying toilet paper on the internet.

apelad People are still using facebook. The movie didn’t work.

tdjukic Every time there’s an anti-gay protest, all the local gays should join in & convert it to a pride parade. Flamboyance trumps placards.

mrlasertron he says to me “how long i gotta stay in this circle of salt?” and i says 2 him “until the ritual is complete” AMIRITE?#TweetLikeAWizardDay

mrlasertron for one, Harry Potter holds his wand like a wet hippogryff. #TweetLikeAWizardDay

Jesus_M_Christ Today, thou Lord did not even have to use thy AK. Thou may sayest it was a good day.

louispeitzman An actual Senate candidate begins her campaign ad with, “I’m not a witch.” BRB, moving to Canada.

goodinthestacks My wife saves most text messages that I send her. I have only one of hers saved. It reads as follows: “how much poop??”#asifthatmatters

colsonwhitehead My get up and go got up and went, attended cooking school & now owns a successful catering business in suburban Maryland.

olevia My resemblance to a slug is quite marked now.

mommywantsvodka I’d totally watch the presidential debates if they were all “and now it is time for The Robot.”

ugglymuggly People who pronounce ‘h’ as haitch really irritate me. I don’t have much else in my life, but I feel this is really rather important.

FakeAPStylebook Dungeons & Dragons should not be referred to as “satanic.” All the Satanists are playing World of Warcraft now.


JerryThomas I know a place in northern Finland where you can get a good Lapp dance.

RexHuppke Went to “The Social Network.” I ran into people I didn’t like in high school and they kept showing me pictures of their kids.

thejohnblog US officials warn Americans in Europe to be cautious. For example, black cats in France with white paint on them must avoid amorous skunks.

danforthfrance Got hit on today by a sexy Jehovah’s Witness lady. Wait. Aw, man… This is Jesus’ phone number.

JerryThomas My favorite Peanuts cartoon is the one where Linus is waiting for the Great Pumpkin and Godot shows up.

badbanana Tweeting from my Sports Illustrated football phone!

inversejaik Finally got to use The Drill-press. Now I am a man.

tysiscoe Taking care of babies is easy – you just have to rigidly ignore everything else in the world, including society, hygiene, and sanity.

apelad You’re never fully dressed without a smile (and clothing).

helenstwin I want a stamp that says, “IN THE WRONG PROFESSION” for grading the comments of my peers in lib school.

FakeAPStylebook Don’t worry if you put an exclamation point before the end of a sentence. It happens to every man sooner or later.

freudiantypo You know it’s time to take a writing break when you start to perceive a former schoolmate’s fake breasts as having symbolic significance.

What do you mean the park is closed?!

English50cent I question your reasons for following me. I am slightly mentally ill. I once spoke to a dustbin in Spanish for eight hours. Seriously.

English50cent I use Michael Jackson’s ‘Man In The Mirror’ as a guide for my life.

cakewrecks From what I hear, “pooped a pumpkin” is the new “OMG.” Tell your friends.

What is Follow Friday? It’s a Twitter meme that I have taken a couple steps further.  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.


3 Responses to “Follow Friday – Super Luck Edition”

  1. Windsor Grace October 8, 2010 at 6:47 am #

    Congratulations! I’m so happy he found a job! I know you’ve been really stressed about that!

  2. purplequark October 12, 2010 at 10:38 pm #


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