Wednesday, July 30, 2008

It's All The Rage

I like to think I'm hip and all. But in truth, I'm always behind on trends. Well, here is the post where I say, no more. If other bloggers and vloggers are doing it, I'm in.

Like when I discovered this trend of videotaping pelicans eating birds, I thought, OMFG!!! I so want to do that too. Why can't I do that?

I can do that.

One problem: there are no pelicans around here (although we have plenty of walleye). So I'm ripping off the Original video and embedding it. Why? Because it's what we blogger/vloggers do. It's the in thing.

It has also come to my attention that bloggers like Bryan at Unfinished Rambling(s) were using the word asshat a lot. And I thought, OMFG!!! I so want to do that too. Why can't I do that?

I can do that.

One problem: this is a family blog, so I can't very well use the word asshat. I can, however, publish a photo of one.

And then I noticed that bestowing cool gifts to pal bloggers is now in vogue. When I saw the dollar-store goodies Smiling Infidel sent to Honey Pie, I so wanted to be in on that, too.

So I searched high and low for the best quality kitsch--I'm oddly competitive that way. One day outside of a coffee shop, I saw the most perfect gift for Honey Pie and thought, "This is the most perfect gift for Honey Pie."

But later when I went to Petco to see if the national meal worm shortage was over yet, I saw something even more perfect for Honey Pie and thought, "This is even more perfect for Honey Pie."

One problem: I have no way to mail it.

Stay tuned for my first caption contest. Why? Because that's what she said. Or at least, that's what everyone else is saying.

VOTE for this post at Humor-Blogs cause smiley faces are now back in style.


Ms Picket To You said...

i'm up on the asshat and know about the gifties, but dude, i had NO IDEA about the pelicans!! shit. i'm always late to everything.

Ms Picket To You said...

no wait. just watched the vid. could not keep the beer down. at all.

i am so not jumping on that wagon.

nature is totally wack.

Anonymous said...

Hey, wait a minute, you still did use the word "asshat"...which makes you, just kidding, you're "hip and all." :) And love the photo with the asshat.

damon said...

I can't go 20 minutes without seeing one of those dive-bombing pelicans. Do you know what a big splat their crap makes on a windshield?

Stephanie M said...

We have walleye here too - but I'm sure its only because you said you had it where you are. I hadn't even heard of the pelicans or asshat yet, if that makes you feel any better...

Diesel said...

I totally started that asshat thing.

JD at I Do Things said...

I'm behind too (dang! thought I was hip).

You still have to do a Voki.

JD at I Do Things

Philly said...

Well as I was getting my hair cut, my hairdresser, who is also a family member told me short bangs were all the rage. Really I said.
I looked in the mirror, I have short bangs
end of story

Meg said...

Ms. Picket: I see you're up on the word 'dude'.

Unfins..: I love the photo, too. I won the hat in a Guinness Toast competition. The kids won the donkey in a ball toss--only cost $32.00 in arcade tickets.

Damon: We're lucky here, walleye don't do that.

Stephanie: But do you have a hockey team called The Walleyes?

Diesel: You rock! it still hip to say that?

JD: Voki?

Philly, if that is your real name: short bangs makes you my sista!!

Suzie said...

Wait you wanna be a pelican eating birds. You cant be a pelican well I guess you could if you tired really hard and flapped your wings a few times.I think I need more sleep

Jenn Thorson said...

I missed the pelican eating birds trend, and I can't believe how it had happened-- I mean, I too try to be up on these things.

You know, I can make you feel REALLY a part of the trends by offering you an Arte y Pico award. These things are EVERYWHERE... in fact, I just tripped over ten to get here. So, you know, that'd make you feel with-it and hep and stuff, too!

Bex said...

I'll see your "asshat" and raise you one "fucktard". Funny post!

Chat Blanc (aka Sandy) said...

LOVE your asshat, i need me an asshat mascot!

Alice said...

ROFL - The first car was awesome. Sending me a container of meal worms would have been even MORE awesome, because I still can't get any and even the grasshoppers are getting harder to come by, but Meg...the Pokemon car.. *weep*...

Do you realize that I could have every teen and pre-teen boy worshipping me on Sunday afternoons with that car? I can be the idol I've always wanted to be! I may not be able to win a crappy battle against a 12 year old kid, but dammit - I would have THE coolest car in the parking lot.

You'll need to join me and FADKOG as we crash the next Blogher in our Darth Vader helmets. We'll rent the Pokemon car, tie your dolls to the top and cruise...

Jinksy said...

Apparently, leaving clever comments to funny posts is all the rage, however I'm not feeling especially witty, so I guess I won't do that.


Rickey Henderson said...

asshat is so tame... Rickey's always believed that if you're gonna curse, why not go all the way? How about unrepentant cocksucker? That's fun too...

Meg said...

Suzie: In my fantasy life I can be anything.

Jenn: I'll take any award that makes me part of the group. Pathetic, I know.

Bex: You're on. Just invite some SILFs.

Sandy: I can hook you up.

Alice: I'm hoping for a Humor Blogher conference next year. We can still do the Star Wars bit, but we'll be under pressure to be funny.

BTW, the car was won by a younger woman--20s-early 30s--she's apparently a master player in the area.

And we did get some meal worms for the gecko!!!

Jinksy: I hope that's not the start of a new trend.

Ricky: This is a family blog and I would never say cocksucker or even cunt here.