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Follow Friday – For Stefanie

21 Oct

I can’t thank you all enough for all the kind words of support and encouragement in the comments, and twitter, and via email. They have been a light in a dark time. I could feel you rooting for me and that has made such a difference. Some of your words have brought tears to my eyes. Thank you. Thank you.

This week’s post is a little shorter than usual, given my recent setback, but it was important for me to put this together because I’m starting to feel more functional again. Doing normal activities helps as long as I take breaks and try not to get overwhelmed. Another reason it was important for me to post is that tomorrow is my dear friend Stefanie’s birthday and I wanted to dedicated this week’s theme to her. Happy birthday, gorgeous lady. I look forward to celebrating many more.

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.

annakarenine swimming in a sea of yogurt and animosity. (the two aren’t related.)

iamsambee ‘Moustache rides’ are never really free, are they?

jillgengler Snoop Dog is the same age as me? Somehow I feel that much better about life.

InfiniteChicken The cat’s forehead was sort of stinky this morning. Ominous portent.


steenyweeny this moment marks the first time in my life i’ve craved oatmeal. worried i’m dying.

redbull Beware of the #vegan zombie. He wants to eat your graaaain.

FannyOvrTeacups The direction of my fantasies veers dangerously off-course when I’ve been off carbs for too long. #poptarts

Patheticist I have the ability to see things very clearly a couple of years after they happen.

BridgetCallahan Carlos Santana didn’t DIE people, he’s just reunited with Castaneda and they are working on an album of Mozart guitar remixes.

bebehblog OMFG TODDLERS.

johnmoe “Gadhafi’s dead? Whoa. Wow. WOW. Where’s my guitar?” – Carlos Santana

annakarenine Today would have been a good day to watch Totoro and drink tea wrapped in a blanket.

johnmoe Wait, there was a radio friendly edit of Straight Outta Compton. Thanks, Spotify. You made my morning weird.

NerdSnark I put the “if” in “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious”

TheWaltWhitman Me and this chocolate cake are gonna make some beautiful babies.

AlisonAgosti I don’t know, Boardwalk Empire. Are all of these tits historically accurate?

mrdavehill Dear all bands: Not everyone in the band has to have a beard. Start with the drummer and if you still suck, just add beards as needed.


notthatkendall I made that couch my bitch.

Toaster_Pastry I don’t classify myself as a “Hater,” only a “Disapprover.”

Patheticist I’ve seen your naked mind and it’s super sexy.

pnkrcklibrarian  My goal for 2012 is to spell “initials” “millennium” and “maintenance” without having to use spell check/google/etc. The bar is so low.

That_Biz  My kids are so polite to wait 3.5 seconds before grinding their pretzel sticks into my just vacuumed carpet.

johnmoe Ol’ Dirty Bunches of Oats #HipHopBreakfastCereal

joeinverarity This Broccoli Cheddar soup tastes like… SOUP! With broccoli, and cheese… most likely cheddar. Now I know what eternal life tastes like.

beardedarmenian Herman Cain: “Homosexuality is a personal choice, and I respect their choice.” What a guy. In return, I respect his choice to be black.

kellyoxford Jenna Jameson to Oprah: “There’s a little bit of Jenna Jameson in everyone.” I’m pretty sure she got that backwards.

ScrewyDecimal MC Hammer is going to open up a lot of doors for people. Next up is Vanilla Ice’s news reader: “Stop, Aggregate, and Listen.”

ohrebecca Eyes on the prize. Eyes on the guacamole prize.

the818 What did Lindsay Lohan do to her face, and why did she do it?

bookavore There is actually a book coming out called BREAD IS THE DEVIL. Feels weird, wanting to punch a book.

S_Lingenfelter Excerpt from my new children’s book: “If you give a tiger a monkey with herpes, he will probably ask for a glass of milk.”

thomastowell I’m chaperoning the high school dance this Friday. Gonna put my dog in the punch bowl, cause hey, someone’s got to Spike it.

joeinverarity Ooh, I broke 700 followers. Thank you, fake, fake world!

robdelaney Probably the worst thing you can do to a person is leave them a voicemail.

morninggloria I keep seeing “Gaddafi Dead” and thinking I see “Gandalf dead.” Spoiler alert, hobbits: he comes back in the next book as Muammar the White.

EmpressReeve Dreamed a long, boring church service was about to begin and Fred Astaire emerged from behind the bushes to entertain me!

leahlibrarian Does anyone else yell out “cntrl Z” when they want to undo something in life? #nerdalert

sgnp Going back down into the job hole. Remember me!

cbnickras I cling to “defriend” over “unfriend” because it’s closer to “delouse.” #facebook

coolteen420 i like my alcohol like i like my petulant white dudes: 53%

mommywantsvodka Just got an email for “half off at Chunky’s diner.” Let me tell you all the ways a restaurant shouldn’t be called “Chunky.”

apodixis By joking to my girlfriend I could go as a slutty nurse for Halloween I seem to have unwittingly set in motion a plan to make that happen.

JeffKlinger Hey anybody wanna RT one of my tweets? I forget what I write and wouldn’t mind reading it again.

slackmistress My husband @betheboy is leaving for 10 days. I’m going to miss us both on the couch with our laptops speaking to each other thru Twitter.

slackmistress Why doesn’t Def Jam make a line of artisan jellies?

SpaghettiJesus If you walk up to me in a shirt that zips & you don’t expect me to unzip it, you’re dumb. Even if you do expect me to unzip it, you’re dumb.

homeskooledkid “Must every scene you do end in a pistols’ duel at dawn?!?!” – What my writing teacher will say, probably.

Sigafoos @exlibris I know it regulates breathing and all, but the brain can be a prick sometimes.

ampersandwich My hair is doing its best impression of a diplodocus this morning.

TheNextMartha Hobby Lobby has seen lost and confused consumerism shoot up by 345% since the start of Pinterest.

MrWordsWorth Google Buzz is being shut down. But there’s still your Google powered vibrator, ladies.

mochamomma Just got some great advice from a friend: “Stress eating leads to stress pooping.” Probably still won’t stop me, though.

KeepingYouAwake We joke that, when we get old, we’ll all be yelling at kids to get off the grass. I plan to still be on the grass, even then.

DalaiLama I sent that bitch an inspirational message. Bitches love inspirational messages.

michaeljnelson I avoid any appointment where I have to be touched: dentist, haircut, doctor’s physical, tire rotation. I mean, the guy’s gentle but still.

UnicornFlavored When Z asks for more of her snack, I walk around & pick up all the ones she spilled on the floor & put em back in her bowl.

DesirreAndrews I still believe if Rosetta Stone offered a Star Trek and Tolkien language series it would sell more than routine languages.

wheelfreed  If i ever write a rags to riches rap song, there will be a lyric about moving from one section of Costco to another.

80sMomKara It is a little sad, and a little funny, to watch your husband wax the car with an old Duran Duran T-shirt featuring a Patrick Nagel nude.

TheNextMartha Martha Replacement Allegra-D is my lover.

apelad I’m giving a presentation in my son’s first grade class in a few minutes. I’m going to get into some deep, cerebral cartooning theories.

ericsiry The beautiful morning sunlight streaming into my home through the balcony doors is illuminating just how badly I need to dust.

jennspiller The news from Twitter: In the US today, everyone is exhausted, not sufficiently caffeinated, wants to go shopping, and needs pie.

freudiantypo ME: Stupidly, the past perfect tense uses the imperfect tense of the auxiliary verb! BF: Honey, I don’t understand calculus.

apodixis Boring people almost never know they’re boring. I don’t think I’m boring, so logically I MUST be a boring person. As this tweet makes clear.

byronblurb Quartz rock: “You’re telling me we’re alike but different in some ways?” Limestone rock: “My sediments exactly.”

ProfessorSnack @exlibris The tampon chooses the vagina.

InfiniteChicken Need a new dentist. Trying to choose between Guy Crushy’s House Of Teeth and Comfort Dental.

crunchyvtmommy *whispers to kids* sleep till five and everyone gets an iPad.

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.

Punkin Patch 2010

20 Oct

As part of my birthday tradition every year, Anthony and I pick out pumpkins and I’m generously allowed to go crazy go nuts and pick as many squash as I like. Early in our relationship I think Anthony realized that the key to making me happy on my birthday wasn’t diamond jewelry—it was pumpkins, and lots of ‘em.

This year we visited a pick-your-own patch, which I honestly never knew existed. It had been there for years, on the edge of town, turning out row after row of pumpkins, and we never knew it was there. When my Dad mentioned it to us we decided to check it out on our way to Modesto to have dinner with his parents.

I think the best part was teaching Isobel to say, “Pumpkin.”

The ground was uneven so Isobel fell down a lot, as evidenced by the dirt and debris on her diapered bottom, but that didn’t dampen her enthusiasm one bit. Anthony was kind enough to fetch a wheelbarrow to carry our stash in. Isobel helped pick the pumpkins but really she liked one as much as the other. Until we got to the miniature pumpkins. She loved the mini pumpkins. We let her pick several and she tried to carry all them in her arms at the same time.

We like to take pumpkin patch portraits every year because we are cheesy like that. Isobel thought it was *hilarious* that I made weird faces at her. Dada was not quite as entertaining, but I think most of that was my fault. I’m willing to let go of all sense of dignity to make her laugh. After awhile, the portrait taking resulted in fusspants time.

Anthony paid and started loading them in the car while Isobel ran around exploring the more exotic pumpkins. Including one named “Peanut” which made me all nostalgic because that was her in-utero nickname. See? Sob. My little peanut.

I also taught her how to stick her tongue out and she practiced it over and over. She’s a champ now.

Our pumpkins look so cheerful and happy on our porch. Whenever we leave the house Isobel always tries to take one or two with her.

I hope some of these babies last as long as the ones I had last year.