Follow Friday – Isobel Then & Now

1 Apr

The weather has been so nice lately I’ve opened all the windows in the library. I am currently listening to birdsong while I type. Anthony and I have been walking to the park with Isobel more often and we spend time in the back yard every evening. It feels amazing. Spring is bringing all sorts of welcome changes. Isobel’s verbal abilities have skyrocketed even in the last week or so. It is mind-boggling to think that next Monday it will have been two years since she was pulled out of my stomach. Two years since I first held her in my IV-swollen arms. Lately we’ve been calling her “diapers” but even that’s becoming out dated: we’re taking the plunge and getting her a potty for her birthday. Rock and roll!

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.

thejennui I just perilously stabbed my pinkyswear finger with a paper drink umbrella. Medic! Bartender!

badbanana I’ll sometimes take the low road but it’s mostly to avoid giant eagles.

willgoldstein Seriously. Where are all the pickle cars? RT @markleggett Richard Scarry’s vision of the future turned out to be total bullshit.

eshep The only thing more shocking than Bill Maher calling Sarah Palin a C-word is that he waited until now. #latetothetable

AlitaLyn There’s no ice cream in this new house. I think the universe is working against me.

Tina_Hungers_Sometimes I like to put some Fancy Feast into a crystal goblet, and eat it to classical music.

Vote4Harper Anyone catch me at the piano corrupting little children by performing John Lennon’s godless communist anthem today? #imagine

Ahm76 I don’t understand my own sexuality at all. Every man I’m attracted to looks crudely sewn together out of various animal skins.

librarianearp Seriously, if I ever have a little boy, I’m going to call him Butters and dress him up like Butters for Halloween.

mommywantsvodka Thank The Good Lord of Butter they serve beer Chucky Cheese’s.

bitchylibrarian Fuck it, I’m making that cake now. Fuck waking up early. FUCK IT IN THE ASS.

corrinrenee I bought the new Britney Spears album. And I can’t stop dancing in my chair. #notproud

Brain_Wash I’ve had the WORST eye-twitch. The bad news is I look like I could snap at any moment. The good news is people have been so nice to me!

apelad No one at work wanted the banana I wrote FREE on. That’s all I’ll ever use a sharpie for. Writing on free bananas.

sarcasmically I’ve once again fallen victim to my own habit of Googling baby animals for hours on end.

peterbyrnes I believe a lady appreciates a touch of class, which is why I send prospective lovers exquisite watercolors of my junk.

telephase The opening act has only reinforced Mrs. telephase’s opposition to noise-core.

WithEmptyWords If all this Twitter bullshit turns out to be a form of socializing, I am out.

bookgirlsb you guys, the biggest loser is really complicated. I’m losing weight just from the amount of work it takes to follow the rules.

ApocalypseHow CA Governor Jerry Brown plans to announce that the state’s drought is over – and oddly, end the announcement with “….Ladies.”

phaemarie Yes, I talk to plants. I say things like, “please grow” & “you’re doing good!” & “why do you want to hurt me?” & “die, bitches!”

MrWordsWorth Brooklyn Decker? More like a double decker! I don’t know what that means.

VHStapes2 Ellen Degeneres and Portia De Rossi must have the most hilarious lesbian sex ever.

grantpa Sometimes I think, “what does this all mean?” and then I think, “maybe it’s all just random” and then I think, “no, I def said curly fries.”

BronxZoosCobra Thinking about seeing “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.” That Daniel Radcliffe really speaks to me. #snakeonthetown

gothiclibrarian WTH am i going to do on a “bad day” once this last solitary column of thin mints is gone?

CatFoodBreath cat haiku: Life would be awesome/ If I were rid of the dog/ Free canine to go.

thesschroeder I’m sober!!!

KeepingYouAwake Please excuse my last tweet on the grounds that I am completely insane.

koalohauke I’m in shape, just not “good” shape.

j_silvey Me: “Let’s get the mail. We’ll take the car, it’ll be easier.”
Three-year-old: “The bees are here?!”

MrWordsWorth Kevin Federline is going to be a daddy for the fifth time. I think we’ve figured out what his talent is.

grantpa Reading stuff on Wikipedia = liberal arts degree. Both fill your head with interesting things that help you in no way whatsoever.

DamienFahey If you’ve ever stared into an old man’s eyes as life slowly left his body, then you’ve pretty much seen me do a pull-up.

dawnhfoster The sea fills my ear/ With custard and with fear. #poetryimprovedbyaddingcustard

dawnhfoster This is how the world ends/ Not with a bang, but a custard. #poetryimprovedbyaddingcustard

phillipdyte Things fall apart / The custard cannot hold #poetryimprovedbyaddingcustard

bigmouthedwoman Custard is the thing with feathers / That perches in the soul. #poetryimprovedbyaddingcustard

dawnhfoster Batter my custard, three person’d god. #poetryimprovedbyaddingcustard

sucittaM I sign all my receipts “You rock! Never change!”, because I miss yearbooks.

louispeitzman Anyone who thinks being single is less drama than being in a relationship has never gotten into a loud, public argument with himself.

helgagrace My day is complete when I am shushed by my patrons.

meganberg My mom just sent me the following text message: “Is your cervix dilating??” Oh lord.

BronxZookeeper Oh, like you’ve never lost anything.

Ahm76 HUSBANDS: Target has cute Easter cards for asking your wife to have sex! What a great way to celebrate Jesus re-aliving!

UncleDynamite Yes, of course I’ll do parkour with you. I just need to visit on an unrelated matter first.

shinyinfo My old people ways have caught up with me. I just coughed so hard I hurt my neck.

Bluestalking Birthday dinner over, cake consumed, Barnes & Noble gift card received. Another year closer to death. Great day!

DamienFahey My girlfriend knows I’m super serious about doin’ it when I strut into the bedroom wearing only a big leather weight lifting belt.

cmastication So I just cracked my iPhone screen. Do I get a badge for that & a badge for requesting new iPhone from IT? Or is that only one badge?

slackmistress I’m not on Twitter to impress you. (Except the funny people. And people I went to high school with. And those who want to hire me. LOVE ME!)

reverendadam GOP talking points #FoundUnderTrumpsHair

JerryThomas The worse the pun, the more likely I am to star it. I know it’s wrong, but I can’t help myself.

EllieMcE Very funny, but if this cop were really a cop and not a stripper, then he wouldn’t have a flashy strobe light attached to his car!

louisvirtel Lady Gaga turns 25 today. Ugh, Madonna had that idea in 1983.

Ahm76 I’m judging a nearby co-worker conversation about TV shows while eating a turkey wrap at my desk and trying to fart real quiet.

mattsai I’m ironing. #damnitfeelsgoodtobeagansta

squeekzoid This new afternoon show’s set looks like the morning after a bunch of rainbows had a cocaine party.

KeepingYouAwake Know how long it takes to get your camera app started? Just long enough to miss the reason you started it.

BridgetCallahan 11:11 make wish! Like, for instance, random anonymous sexting.

louisvirtel100% of poetry posted on Facebook is aided by

finslippy Had to comfort the dog, who tried to jump on the couch & missed. If my cat did that she’d be all FUCK YOU THAT WAS TOTALLY A COOL MOVE.

willgoldstein You know you’ve hit the big time as a parent when your kid starts telling you when he pees.

stevelibrarian I plan to start writing more esp. on professional topics & will probably sound like a dummy. Upside: I can then write Libraries For Dummies.

fierceflawless Pancakes or continue to lie in bed? It’s good to be American.

maggiesox I really need to stop reading YA book blogs. Amazon is starting to think I’m a sixteen year old girl.

peterbyrnes I’m trying to find a career that doesn’t require my actual presence.

antigone_spit I hate Caroline Bingley I hate her SO HARD.

BillCorbett Ghost of Elizabeth Taylor just appeared to me: she’s having a great time in Heaven! Painting watercolors, lots of Ultimate Fighting! #peace

MrWordsWorth My On-screen TV guide says PBS is showing ‘Ask This Old Ho…’ Followed by Suze Orman’s Money Class. Synergy.


slackmistress I have never sent anyone a creepy email but I may have rubbed myself inappropriately on someone’s blog.

theRratedBull Never make casual observations. Make your observations more formal. A tuxedo helps.

TurboGrandma I dropped a “50 Cent freestyle” in the bathroom about an hour ago. RT @50Cent I will drop another free style this week

Brain_Wash I’m pretty sure one of these days my horoscope is going to tell me to quit being a whore.

JerryThomas Anger hurts you, not the person you’re angry at. Don’t waste life getting mad all the time. Get out there and punch them!

brenorb I gruntled something embarrassing today and before I disgruntled it, someone regruntled and it became viral. Even my mom saw it.

danforthfrance I’ve returned from a wedding and I’m back to doing what I do best — forcing my cat to dance with me.

MarinkaNYC I took the “Sent from my Verizon Blackberry” signature off my email. Assume I’m emailing from inside your house.


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.


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