Where have all of my ideas gone? Where are my brains? Why can’t I write anything funny and/or coherent? This is seriously bringing me down! It’s a good thing it’s summer and people are busy doing things like being outside-maybe no one will notice.
However, I learned some things this week. 1) Listening to that Sarah McLachlan song from the abused animal commercials will make you extremely depressed if you listen to it over and over. 2) Do NOT look for “funny fireworks” on Google Image Search unless you are prepared to see things that you cannot ever unsee (what the hell is funny about burned butts anyway????)
I also came away with some questions, mainly this one: Why is it that very few towns in Iowa actually have fireworks ON the 4th of July? When the place you live has the fireworks on the 3rd it’s a bit anticlimactic. Why would they choose to have them on July 5th? Having fireworks on days that aren’t the 4th just makes that day seem like JUST ANOTHER DAY!
I also did stuff this week too, believe it or not!
Monday Ding Dong, The Flake Is Back… If you are a blogger then I’m sure you can relate. Awards are so nice, but if you lose track and they pile up, well…
Tuesday Humor Me Blog Hop Number Five (AKA The Who’s Johnny Edition) Never agree to cohost on a week that there is some sort of holiday. Even though we did very little, I had very little time to read posts. Here it is Saturday and I’m still not through reading them all. What I have read is very, very funny!
Then I went the extra mile and posted this, because I would have never forgiven myself if I hadn’t done this week’s decade:
Twisted Mixtape Tuesday Bathtub Time Machine: The 80s, This List Goes to 11 Everyone seemed to like this list except my husband. He still hasn’t accepted my challenge to get his blog out of the starting gate and outdo me.
Wednesday Wordless Wednesday: Little Firecrackers Aren’t they cuuuuuuuute? I also had to plug the latest participant in the Character Assassination Carousel, because she is insanely cool and hilariously funny. After the fact I found this cartoon that I had to post on her wall on Facebook because it was just too much fun!
Thursday Happy 4th! Where else can you associate tampons with firecrackers? Funny 4th of July stuff, Theme Thursday-Reruns, and another plug for my friend Amy at Funny is Family and her crockpot recipes, and not just because I was included this time!
Friday There was no post, because we were busy with this:
This is James Tiberius Cat. He is six weeks old and so teeny tiny! He is beyond cute. We’re calling him Tiberius, except when he catches a mouse. That’s when we’ll seize opportunity and say “He’s dead, Jim.” We’re having a lot of fun with the little guy. I hope that I can still get things done with this kind of orneriness in the house!
Stuff I Really Liked This Week
BlogHer Voices of the Year announced the winners. I entered this, but felt silly doing so considering at the time I hadn’t even been blogging for a year. Naturally I didn’t win but a few people I know did. How exciting is it that bloggers that I interact with every day have been chosen for this. That is huge! Here is a list of all of my peeps that made it:
Erin and Ellen of Sisterhood of the Sensible Moms
Julie of Julie DeNeen 2.0
Katia of I Am The Milk
Kathy of Kissing the Frog
Kim from Let Me Start By Saying (for a post that she wrote for In the Powder Room)
Leslie of The Bearded Iris
Michelle of They Call Me Mummy
Congratulations to everyone who was selected! The link with the complete list and links to all of the selected writing is below.
Best and Most Disturbing Search Terms
Will Ferrell USA thong See above
bra made out of red solo cups Red solo cup, you lift me up…
how to fart glitter If you can fart glitter then I really don’t want you giving me any homemade cards. Just saying…
why don’t you hang out with ellen she’s not a flake Ellen who?
And then there was this conversation with Sarah from Sarah’s Brand New Chapter that made me giggle:
This next week
Monday: Surprise me. Oh wait, I should be the one surprising YOU! Dang it.
Tuesday: Twisted Mixtape Tuesday the 80s Part II. I do ear worms and eye worms. Scared? You should be…
Wednesday: This post is TBD…
Thursday: Theme Thursday’s topic is superheroes. If I don’t write it, my kid will.
Friday: July Secret Subject Swap Take One