Follow Friday – When it Rains it Pours

17 Dec


After today I am officially off for the next two weeks of blissful Winter Break. The photos used here are from my Bestie’s son Kingston’s first birthday party. It was a huge blowout, all the best babies were there. (Basically, mine and hers. It’s a pretty exclusive list.)  The photo above is Isobel singing. Probably Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, because she sings that at the drop of a hat, or whenever she sees something star-shaped.

One of the best toys Kingston received was an inflatable ball pit. In addition for being wildly fun for Kingston and Isobel, it was a source of hilarity because the static electricity did fun things to their hair, even Kingston’s curls. The photo below illustrates what I mean. The rest of the party photos can be found here.

Isobel is talking constantly these days, using simple sentences, stumbling her way through the alphabet song and hitting correct letters here or there, singing them loudly like a familiar lyric in a song. She counts to ten with help and can make it to three on her own–in English and Spanish. Speaking of Spanish, our Grandma watches a show called something to the affect of “Warring Houses” or “War Room” in Spanish, and Isobel is so familiar with it she sings the theme song.

What is Follow Friday? It’s a Twitter meme that I have taken a couple steps further.  See my nomination for a Shorty Award for Follow Friday here. You can read more Follow Friday goodness here. Learn more about it in my FAQ.



Sigafoos @leahlibrarian I look forward to FF from you and @exlibris all week: distilled Twitter awesomeness. Twasomeness. Don’t start saying that.


awrightbrian Senator Sanders is proving that all it takes to stand up for 8 hours straight is a spine. #filibernie

MeganBoley I just butt dialed on the baby Einstein phone.

DamienFahey It’s fun being named Peter until you have to write your full birth name, Penis, on legal documents.

ayelienne Those Westboro Baptist “people” picket so many funerals, would it be safe to just call them the “Westboro Death Eaters” from now on?

adamisacson At the mall. “Walking in a Winter Wonderland” has played 4 times already. I hope I don’t swallow my tongue when the seizure hits.

sarcasmically Just unbuttoned the pants I’m wearing with my teeth because my nail polish is wet. How am I still single?!?!

lafix The thing guys want most for Christmas: A portrait of themselves in a karate outfit, leaning against a sweet Trans Am.

PopCulLibrn Holy crap! I had no idea that Barty Crouch Jr was reincarnated as the 10th Doctor! Imagine the slash fiction!

TweetsofOld W. B. Adcock had a valuable cow killed by a cannon ball Thursday morning. MO1896

AngellaD Graham’s teacher told him that the magnetic North Pole is in Canada. Google tells me that it’s true. DUDES. Santa is Canadian.

juicymorsel It would be much easier just to teach the world to lip sync.

mommywantsvodka I will absolutely not take you to Funky Town.

librarianearp Oh lord, I think the real reason we’re not putting any presents under the tree is so the cats won’t throw up on them.

louispeitzman Watching Inception. I don’t really find this movie confusing. Which is strange, because I’m still losing sleep over Jumanji.

ScrewyDecimal Last night I encountered a Santa Claus who was drunk and wearing a red pimp hat. Christmas in NYC is truly a magical time.

cmb Good old Google search history, reminding me that a while back I searched for ‘Most badass thing in the DSM IV’

wordlust I refuse to watch out, and I love crying and pouting. Santa can blow me.

shinyinfo Hallmark Channel Christmas movies! “I Want a Baby/ Husband/ Not Dead Mother for Christmas.”

antigone_spit Animal- Fries Collective #FatIndieBands #SoCal

antigone_spit Chocolate Milk Hotel #FatIndieBands

antigone_spit Modest Mousse #FatIndieBands

GirlDetective Cocoa Rosie #fatindiebands

GirlDetective Sugar Ros #fatindiebands

antigone_spit Blizzard® Trapper  #fatindiebands


MrWordsWorth Guy buying tampons at the corner store. ‘It’s that time of the month,’ he proclaimed. I really don’t need to know his cycle.

ApocalypseHow It’s too bad the War on Christmas comes but once a year.

DaveHolmes At Ralph’s just now, a guy pointed at me and said to his girlfriend: “HEY LOOK IT’S THAT FUCKING GUY.” Charmed!

danforthfrance Will I be able to follow Malcolm X if I haven’t seen the other ones?

badbanana Here’s my pitch: A zombie movie that takes place in current-day Hollywood where all the actors play themselves.

TheRedQueen My forgetfulness is starting to scare me. When I remember it,that is.

tophercarter Only 327 more shopping days until the Mayan apocalypse!

ApocalypseHow What is the sound of one hand getting the clap?

Nicolucci1899 Don’t make me angry. Because then I can’t get a home loan or pay my Visa bill (The Bad-Creditable Hulk) @ApocalypseHow

danforthfrance It’s getting so a guy can’t even whoosh his scimitar around without someone calling the cops.

EvenMoreSarah My mom and dad are having a battle of wills over a stray cat, though the clear winner here is the cat, who spent the night in the house.

mommywantsvodka I’m pretty upset that I didn’t make holiday cards this year but I couldn’t find a stellar shot of the inside of my intestines.

GirlDetective Is there a Jeopardy! spinoff where all of the questions pertain either to artisan cheeses or Law & Order reruns? I feel like I’d win that.

TweetsofOld At the Tuesday Whist Club, Mr. Lowery secured the gentleman’s booby prize and Mrs. Sifford is the possessor of the lady’s booby. IL1906


lilpyrogirl Amazon’s recommendation for me today: A sausage stuffer. I can’t make up this shit.

P0TUS BREAKING: Jamie Lee Curtis says “well, you could also try prunes.”

schmutzie My big lunk of a clumsy cat just spilled coffee all over himself & now he’s cleaning it off. This should be fun in about 20 minutes.

dingey Shitty Shitty Bang Bang #fartmovie

TheNextMartha I’ve downgraded my xmas from the Martha Stewart level to the Woman’s Day level.

louisvirtel If “Real Housewives” has taught us anything, it’s that money can buy you a secret beige option at tanning salons.

killorn Dusting off my icebreakers for blind date tonight. Can’t decide between yelling jokes in an Australian accent or burping the alphabet.

alwysabridesmd OH BOY free cookies in the breakroom. WHY DID I CHOOSE AN OUTFIT WITH NO POCKETS TODAY?

jess_mc @exlibris I’ve found my subgenre, and I’m sticking to it.

shinyinfo When you have a problem with your computer session, shouting for me and pointing at the monitor won’t fix it. #Library

FakeeEtiquette If your birds are angry, it is polite to fling them at green pigs for some reason.

L0NZE I was trying to explain the concept of Twitter to my wife. She said, “I don’t follow you.”

schmutzie @exlibris They’ll pry my Flickr away from my cold dead hands, they will.

ScrewyDecimal All I want for Christmas is student loan forgiveness.

inversejaik Only my mother would have “The Hottie and the Nottie” right next to a Herzog box set on her DVD shelf.

danwho I would like to import some Delicious sausage links into my tummy.

alwysabridesmd God don’t let my legacy be that I choked to death on a clementine in my office.


th3jm4n When it rains, it pours. Then it hails. Then it starts snowing. Then hypothermia sets in. Then you freeze to death.


What is Follow Friday? It’s a Twitter meme that I have taken a couple steps further.  See my nomination for a Shorty Award for Follow Friday here. You can read more Follow Friday goodness here. Learn more about it in my FAQ.

12 Responses to “Follow Friday – When it Rains it Pours”

  1. PutuEka December 17, 2010 at 7:14 am #

    long listing of follow friday
    but thanks for the FF

    • LittleBig December 17, 2010 at 7:28 am #

      There were a lot of photos I wanted to include.

  2. Nadja (Athenabee) December 17, 2010 at 7:23 am #

    I look forward to this all week 🙂

  3. Gen December 17, 2010 at 11:42 am #

    I love your Follow Friday posts.

  4. April (aka @lilpyrogirl) December 17, 2010 at 1:20 pm #

    I love the second picture. It looks like Isobel has a “thought bubble” of a fish bowl coming out of her head.

    • LittleBig December 17, 2010 at 4:10 pm #

      Heh, I didn’t even notice that.

  5. J-Man December 17, 2010 at 7:28 pm #

    Thank you!

    • LittleBig December 18, 2010 at 10:17 am #

      Your tweet was just so dire and wonderful. When things get that bad I just have to laugh. I’ve been there.

  6. viralstorm December 17, 2010 at 10:27 pm #

    She is so precious and Kingston’s in a birthday gift bag is so stinking cute!

    • LittleBig December 18, 2010 at 10:18 am #

      I was worried it might not hold him but it worked!

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