Tag Archives: Awesome People

Gifts From Canada

14 May

I met Jennui a long time ago on flickr. Her adorable daughter Charlotte was wearing this cute pirate tee one time and I thought it was awesome, so I told her so. She, in turn, told me she would send it to me when Char grew out of it, and she did, plus she sent other treasures.

Jen sent us a whole box of fantastic items, but here are our favorites.

Like these adorable bunny Chucks. If you know nothing else about my daughter, please know that she loves all things furry, but most especially bunnies. As soon as she saw these shoes she flipped out an insisted I put them on her. They are at least three sizes too big, but I humored her. She looked like a hobbit and couldn’t walk in them, so I tried to take them off. This was not to be tolerated and she threw what my husband and I now refer to as The Great Bunny Shoe Tantrum of ’11. We have since hid them from her because if she so much as sees these shoes she goes apeshit. 

This is the face she made when I asked her to say “cheese.”

 

I love these notes you’re supposed to leave for the babysitter. It’s useful, but also clever and funny.

How cute is this onesie from the 2010 Winter Olympics?

I will root for any country that creates such cute cartoons.

Thank you so much, Jen. Internet friends like you are a wonderful thing to have.

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Follow Friday

11 Jun

Today I had my first opportunity to visit my town’s Farmer’s Market. It’s small but has some great stuff. I really hope it takes off and continues to grow. The deals at the remate are much better but the quality and the kinds of things you can get here makes it worth the trip. A friend of mine went recently and saw some police officers on Segways — awesome — but we didn’t see any. It’s been unseasonably cool and windy which made it very pleasant.

My very talented friend Liz who made me this awesome bag is selling all sorts of baby stuff there: bags, dresses, bibs, and nursery decor. If you’re local you need to check her out.

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.

Here are today’s Follow Friday picks from Twitter. Enjoy!

feministhulk: HULK STRIVE TO RESPECT RIGHT TO SELF-IDENTIFY, BUT HULK COMPASSION STRAIN AND BREAK UNDER WEIGHT OF SARAH PALIN’S BULLSHIT

lifeofjenn “Education for the sake of education without changing culture is meaningless.” (heard in meeting today)

lizakessler My brain in thinking primarily in one syllable words right now, mostly GIN! NAP! and PORK! Yeah, I don’t know, either.

JerryThomas Could someone please hold my hair while I throw up on a BP executive?

Zaius13 Using speakerphone in public: Because sometimes, farting in people’s faces just isn’t obnoxious enough.

weselec They taught my kids letters, numbers and science, so I’m hoping They Might Be Giants cover personal finance, reproduction and chlamydia too.

mathowie “during a baby’s first 6 months of life its main method of transport is crowdsurfing” — @phirm

sween One does not simply walk into Mordor. It’s a gradual slide. Life choices mount up and then one day you look around and realize, “Huh. Orcs.”

juliasegal When bees see something that is awesome, I wonder if they think,”That’s just like my knees!”

CanuckLibrarian Just like when i was kid, i wander off and lose dad. And then i wander to auto dept and find him again.

apelad The new iphone contains a tiny beating heart, so at last it can love you back.

TheRedQueen When did Darth Vadar start working as a customer service agent?

danharmon My hair has gotten to that crucial length where I have to either cut it or take up an instrument.

califmom Coffee: that special hug you give your colon in the morning.

jberthume Everything is coming up Sisyphus

adamisacson The popularity of lattes: further evidence of America’s grim failure to find a way to add fat to Coca-Cola.

palinodeNew words, everyone: pornuggraphy. Vapant. Nixonlicious.

eareeveI’m going to eat tacos today EVEN if it means I have to put pants on.

wordlust Life is like a roller coaster. It distracts you from the real danger: carnies.

minamiyo STORM I AM GOING TO MEOW AT YOU UNTIL YOU GO AWAY

karensugarpants Overheard: oh my god I just caught that with my vagina! (it was me. And it was my beer bottle)

cshirky My next book will be ‘Wikipedia Brown’, about a boy detective who solves crimes by getting his friends to do all the work.

helloyarn I thought I could get chicken soup made before it got hot out. Wrong! I have a sweat mustache, among other things. (bewb sweat)

LITTLE BIG’S TWEET OF THE WEEK:

wishing4horses The best thing about being born on this planet? They give you a hat! Automatically. “Hey kid, welcome to Earth, here’s your hat!”

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.

Follow Friday

14 May

updating mah twitters

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.

I love Twitter. I know there are plenty of people out there who hate it, with good reason, but I really love it. I have been able to keep in touch with friends I don’t see that often and that is invaluable to me. I have also met some kindred spirits and developed a girl crush or two.

Every Friday on Twitter is Follow Friday. It’s mostly out of fashion now, but I still like to do it because I genuinely like to find new people to follow. I like to follow real people (as in, not celebrities) that are funny that can I connect to. This is way harder than it should be.

What I like to do is every Friday I go through my favorite tweets of the past week and I retweet them as a Follow Friday. This way people can see why I think they are so awesome and decide for themselves if this person is a good fit for them. It also gives people props just for being their awesome selves. Here are this week’s picks, in no particular order:

@FakeAPStylebook “Pop Tarts” is a trademark and should not be used to describe generic products such as Taylor Swift or Miley Cyrus.

@inversejaik F*ck you, caffeine. F*CK. YOU. And your delicious awesomeness.

@CorporateMonkey We keep passing turtles in the road, and I want to stop and rescue them all. I need to find someone who will accomodate this behavior.

@neiltyson Alas, Isaac Newton died a virgin. A fact offered without further comment.

@kate_librarian Woo hoo! Its payday. oh. *looks at payslip and weeps*

@JerryThomas By “drink responsibly” I’m going to assume you mean “use napkins.”

@wordlust Men are like fish. We must obey any order from Aquaman, no matter how repugnant.

@rydka I just told Daphne that I’d show her a picture of my taco.

@mrpilkington Someone had to say it: red, as a color, totally played out.

@owlpacino Today was surprisingly good, unexpectedly busy and heavy on photographs and hummus. I approve this day.

@rainydangers thinks Elena Kagan is pretty hot. #overshareWednesday

@badbanana Can’t help but think a new British government would have been formed by now if Dumbledore was still alive.

@shinyinfo Hey I’m on some Health Insurance! Time to do some risky shizz!! Knife fight in 5 minutes!

@th3jm4n is having his butt kicked by a cold. Earache? Really body? THANKS FOR REMINDING ME OF A DIFFERENT WAY I CAN HURT.

@LaurelKS Major props to my intelligent auto complete for making my drunk tweets possible.

@notbrandoncrane I just chugged a whole rockstar juiced. I’m guessing a lot of useless stuff is gonna get done in the next hour

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.