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Little Big Links: Random Faves

4 Dec

There’s been kind of a lot going on in the past two days: appointments at the Cancer Center (wherein I found out I probably do not have a new, additional serious health problem), a new phone (finally! I’ve waited years!), Christmas decorating, a parade, friends over, and other things I’ve probably forgotten due to all the activity.  Enjoy some very awesome links I’ve been saving.

Onion article: Silvio Berlusconi Gets Penis Stuck In Wine Bottle Stuck In Prostitute

One of the best things I’ve read, ever: Breaking Dawn, Dress the Vampire Fetus and the Headboard

T-shirt: Hench 4 Life

For fans of This American Life: Ira Glass’ Sex Tape

Isobel’s Current Favorite Youtube Videos:

Fave/Least Fave

28 Feb


Jury Duty – I was once summoned to regular Jury Duty and Grand Jury Duty at the same time. I get called each and every time my number comes up.

When it’s Wet Outside and the Hem of Your Pants Get Soaked, also, Wet Socks – Wet socks are among my least favorite things ever. I have a specific hatred of wet socks. Up there, very close, is when the hem of your pants gets wet and then you must suffer through work or school catching a chill from your pants. This often leads to wet socks, which sends me down the vicious hate spiral.

Running Out of Coffee At Work – It’s a horrible thing to wake up on a Saturday and start to make yourself coffee only to realize you’ve run out. It’s completely unforgivable to run out at work when there is no hope for caffeination.

Salad Served on a Too Small Plate – Why do restaurants do this? I’ve noticed it’s a serious problem with side salads. Dinner salads seem to get all the plate you could ask for, often arriving in hulking tureens. I’m almost too embarrassed to order a dinner salad in some places, because I know they’ll have to rearrange the table to accommodate it. But the real tragedy is when you order a glorious side salad, and it’s the proper size and filled with lovely greens (none of that iceberg bullshit) and they serve it to you on a bowl that’s practically a teacup’s saucer.


Turning Off My Workday Alarm on a Holiday – I usually don’t remember to turn off my alarm the night before and anyway, I rather feel it a luxury to wake up and turn off the alarm and drift blissfully back asleep. It’s like a fantasy come true. I’m living the dream. And then I’m actually dreaming.

Frozen Thin Mints – I discovered frozen Thin Mints while trying to make the bounty last well into the fall. I stashed as many as I could in the freezer and one day, hungry and too impatient for them to thaw, I took a bite. I now know no earthly reason as to why I’d eat a non-frozen Thin Mint.

Checking My Email and Discovering I’ve Made An Etsy Sale – Remember when you were teased for liking old junk? Validation, baby. This feeling never gets old.

Answering the Library Phone, Expecting a Telemarketer, and Hearing My Husband’s Voice Instead – By far I get more telemarketers at the library than I do at home. Partly this is because we turned off our landline, and partly this is because I get a shit-ton of telemarketers at work. When they call I have to wait for them to give me their speech, and at the end I tell them I’m sorry, I’m not interested because I don’t have a budget. I haven’t had a budget in quite some time, and have been told it will be years before I’ll have one again. The budget situation was so bad, however, I was laid off. My job was saved at the last second. After I explain all this most of them ask, “Can I call again in two months to see if things have changed?” I WAS LAID OFF, YOU IDIOT. THEY ARE NOT GOING TO LET ME BUY YOUR STUPID PAPERBACKS. It’s pretty wonderful when I’m expecting the pointless back and forth with a telemarketer and I hear my husband’s voice instead.

Follow Friday

16 Jul

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.

bookgirlsb Unsurprisingly, the baby does not respond to my command of “roll over!” any better today than yesterday.

Jewles Oh, Sandra Lee you trashy Semi-Homemade Ho.

lafix Sarah Palin used “refudiate” in a sentence. I think she needs to studiate her vocabulade before she pontifitalks on the televade.

stray I’d like to thank @FritoLay for making Doritos so crunchy (and the bags so noisy)that patrons cannot eat them secretly in a library.

wordlust Mexico is America’s balls, but Canada is America’s boobs. So that evens out.

eareeve Okay, doing librarianesque things now. You know, shushing and the like.

shinyinfo Whenever I get a message on facebook telling me that I should “Like” something, I always reply in my head: “You should like deez nuts.”

michaeljnelson Why are there so many boys in my yard…? Oh, NO – it’s my milkshake! YOU’LL GET MY MILKSHAKE WHEN YOU PRY IT FROM MY COLD DEAD HANDS!

Shantiwallah @exlibris MWK Woman seeks millet for a good time. Willing to meet at your place or mine for steamy affair. Send details of location.

JerryThomas In The News: Single Cat Found Living In House With 107 Crazy Old Ladies.

AKRyder Just got a automated survey from the AK Republican Party. Funny how I had to speak REEEEEAAAAALLLYYY SSSSLLLLLOOOOWWWW for it to understand.

LaurelKS I am a complex system of problems.

TheLiB How many of you are subconsciously still waiting for that “something exciting” to happen in your life? It won’t come to you. Make it happen.

lilpyrogirl @exlibris I’d enter the contest but the only one skinny enough for a size 2 in my house is the cat and she gets pissed when I dress her up.

TheBlackStar @exlibris I am not entering that contest, I might win, then you will make me wear it for pictures.

BugginWord Why is it that every time I send someone a link, their first response is, “Will I get fired?” I’m getting a bad rep.

unrealsnow I feel like if I translated my job frustrations into LolCats, they would be less offensive & more adorable & I could get jobs that way.

sween I’m trying to work, but my cat doesn’t seem to understand it’s not cuddle time. I think he has Aspurrger’s.

JerryThomas If you choose not to decide you still have made a choice? Oh, I get it. The adorable little rock band is trying to think.

asiajane I am the queen of burning things.

WindsorGrace I enjoy it when people compare their age to mine by using gaming systems

ApocalypseHow Troops train for Afghanistan on LA streets. Say they’re “demoralized” by “hellish quagmire with no exit” & also wary about Afghanistan.

leahlibrarian Plans for today: couch, couch, couch, couch, pants?, couch, couch, FFVII, couch, couch, pizza, couch, pajamas. #bestdayever

notperfect If you want to start running your products through Cosmetics Database, let me save you some time: everything you own is going to kill you.

helenstwin @shinyinfo there are many things I won’t do for love, and I know what they all are thanks to MeatLoaf.

MeganBoley I want to have 10,000 more babies

_Snick Once I saw a camel farm in the middle of Texas. Talk amongst yourselves.

purple_quark All about sex bombing it

eshep PARENTING TIP: Adding more fiber to your diet will give you a few extra moments alone each day.

mrlasertron brb, buying a gross of wifebeaters at costco.

freudiantypo It’s too early to be 5 AM. The Earth is wrong.

ApocalypseHow Vatican declares ordaining women to be morally comparable to pedophilia. So that means they’re going to do it!!!

mathowie The iPhone game Doodle Jump is so addictive it makes heroin look like ovaltine.

schmutzie This summer cold loves me long time.

FakeAPStylebook Surprisingly, the plural of “deer fish” is “deers fishes.”

GoonSquadSarah Just told my son he would get bird flu if he kept licking the bottom of his shoe. I don’t think that was accurate, but he stopped.

louispeitzman Why do children scream so much? I’m consistently horrified by life. I hardly ever scream.

shinyinfo Why do some people make it so easy to hate them? Easy and enjoyable, like a hater twinkie.

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.