Random Wednesday – From an Undisclosed Location Edition


Yarrrrr, matey.

I don’t care what anyone says. I’ll always be true to the Oxford comma.

I like the Washington Crossing the Delaware one.

I kind of love that carnivorous cupcake.

farmy farm farm

I suppose I’m wrong for finding the cover of Spiderwoman #1 kind of hilarious.

Wow, I had no idea this existed. I love it.

Random tweet from the past: I dreamt I gave @adamsbaldwin a hair cut. He looked great, considering I don’t know anything about cutting hair.

Woebegone is all one word, dude.

Oh! I love love love this!

sigh. Words mean things. Just because a word *sounds* like it fits what you’re trying to say, doesn’t make it true.

When I say I want mustard on my sandwich, that does not mean you should squirt half the bottle on it. Mustard has a pretty powerful flavor. You don’t need much. Get me to the napkins.

ITS not it’s. ITS NOT IT’S!!!!!!

“Tim McGraw still has the hots for his wife.” How could he not?

Wow. Weird. And creepy.

I’m liking this site right now.

I’m so glad control z worked there!!!


automaton annihilation

How is “naked dating” even a thing???

Lena Dunham. Why. Ugh. Just stop.

These are beautiful.

They’re raising awareness so that they can continue to raise awareness.

Everything is just so damp. bleah

I could go for a donut.

Instagram appears to be broken. Now what will I stare at?

I just ate a really good chicken, bacon, ranch wrap. I think I need to have them for lunch regularly.

Dear God, what is that smell?

So much dumb.

My battery is dying.

Tractor crossing signs signaling some weird, centaur like hybrid of man and machine.

I do not like the new Lipton tea packaging at all.

Any table is a dining table if you dine at it.

Tiffani Thiessen has the best hair ever in White Collar. I wish it was mine.

See? That is why people don’t like spiders. Because when you hook your fingers over the handle of the lint trap and feel something crunchy they jump out at you. THEY JUMP OUT AT YOU.

I think I have encountered at least 5 different types of spider in this house.

I’m making this shawl so I can be a shawl person. It’s going to be so cozy.

The word “impeach” is becoming sort of meaningless.

That was one of those “I’m not really sorry” sorries. Sorry.

This baby is not happy today. Not. Happy.

“Fiddlers bottle dance sticks in my mind.”

I smell like a campfire and cheap cigars.

Those are surprisingly good cookies.

That blue guy is my favorite.

“As if there’s a fucking difference.”

I’m cooooooold.

I feel like I should have been able to read more on this trip.

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There is youe spider friend who lives on the ceiling. Do you see him smiling? He is waving at you.

Bite his face so he knows you love him.

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What? I do not remember Pogo Ball.

I think I need to just decide that I’m a shawl person. I think it’s just something you claim.

would a little more love make it

Dammit! I cannot tell the Sleeping Bear story without getting choked up. It’s so embarrassing. It’s because I’m a mom. It breaks my heart. I was telling it today to the new doc student and he said “It’s OK, it’s not real!”

I can just imagine how unofficially excited you must be.

Oops. I forgot to walk him through WordPress.

How about just NOT RIOTING? How does breaking the law and hurting people – either physically or economically – fix your problems?

I love post cards.

I made a list of all the shit I have to do. And then I lost the list.

Please. Pierce Brosnan was probably the worst Bond of them all.

There needs to be a word between scent and odor. They both seem too extremely romantic or derogatory.

The geosciences building smells like elementary school and reminds me of my grandpa’s house. I like it over there despite all of the overly liberal signage on faculty doors.

I think it’s a Swiss Miss Miracle. I think I actually found a replacement for my beloved Bert’s Bee’s Nutmeg Lip Shimmer.

Of course you know what this means. Revlon will let me get nice and comfortable with my choice and then discontinue it.

Despite what you might believe, it is not actually necessary to ring the chimes immediately upon entering the office. Give a girl a chance to walk to the desk, whydontcha.

Among the songs I have sung to my children – mlk by U2, Walkin’ After Midnight by Patsy Cline, Lullaby by the Dixie Chicks. I never have sung Rockabye Baby.

We are fun. And funny. And good.

The Hall of Cost.


You will never get me to call it the fishbowl. Never.


Well obviously now he needs another t shirt.

Sigh. No. She isn’t. But, you don’t need to even watch the video to make your assessment, so. Whatever.

ACK! I hate these masks. ACK!!

So apparently the only way you can graduate college debt free is if you’re a privileged white kid. OK. Funny. I thought you could graduate college debt free through a variety of means, not least of which is actually working to pay your tuition instead of taking out loans the whole time.


“The United States Congress should make learning a second language mandatory for high school students.” … whaaaaa?

Facebook suggested I might like to join the “Borderline Personality Disorder and Beyond” group. …

Gah. There is SO MUCH STUFF I want to knit all of a sudden. Stupid job. Stupid school.

Ha. I love Rick Perry’s smugshot.

These cracked me up, it’s true. Also I could see that chicken thing happening on the Compound.

Good grief, how is it this late already??

OK, you only get 28 characters, people. Your title does not have to be that wordy.

Well that was a pain in the ass I wasn’t expecting til Friday.

The grad students are always so loud.

I think I’m going to need to make this too.

Oh, so what?

So. What.

“First of all, we don’t even have dinosaurs any more.”

photo’s fading


No. No car trouble again. no no no no no. Not allowed. Dammit. No.

Sheesh. This kid really likes Phineas and Ferb.


Huh. I didn’t know Meg Ryan was even dating John Melloncougarheadcamp in the first place.

Know your rights, yo.

Why? What?? Why?

I. Want. It.

When your doctor tells you you need to lose weight for your health, it’s not “fat shaming.” Good grief.

Huh. Interesting.

grooooooan. That was the cheesiest line EVAR.

Vaccine day is the suck.

I’m over the ice buckets.

“I don’t want any more funerals, Mike.” “I want this show to be better, sir.” ooph.

what have you seen, my darling young one?

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thursday soundtrack – just to hear you say it back

he never mentioned love – kirsty maccoll
silver coin – angus and julia stone
little bird – the weepies
didn’t leave nobody but the baby – emmylou harris, alison krauss, & gillian welch
it wasn’t me – jenny lewis with the watson twins
the parting glass – the wailin’ jennys
words are dead – agnes obel
she’s got you – patsy cline
dusty boxcar wall – eilen jewell
south tacoma way – neko case
crazy faith – alison krauss and union station
doors and windows – bearfoot
cold as it gets – patty griffin
she always takes it black – gregory alan isakov
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This book description is hilarious. So over the top.

When the place where you live has more than 3,000 miles of coastline and you work in a photo lab for 10 years you print a lot of lighthouse photos. A LOT. I grew to loathe lighthouses over the years. Had I been printing lighthouse photos that looked like these, I might not have hated them so much.

How can you not remember that? It’s like not remembering that the sky is blue or that ice is cold.


Kind of a nice read.

I don’t think there’s anything cuter than baby hedgehogs. Not even otters. Plus otters are actually evil.

Bitch! You totally snuck that Happy song into my mix.

” … the cost associated with travel and living experiences.”

Well that was weird.

This might just be the most confusing sentence I have ever read: “The Uncertainty series was organized by a group of faculty who participated in a Scholarship of Teaching and Learning faculty learning community with the Office of Faculty Development.”

No, I still don’t want to chat with Ted Cruz.

I’m not going anywhere. Unless J.J. Abrams calls and says he desperately needs me in the next Star Trek film. Then I am so Audi 5000.

Ridiculous. Now I feel compelled to purchase body armor.

Yeah, I’m in.

Sometimes being treated like a nameless, faceless automaton gets a little old.

What a weird statement: “We are fortunate that our nation’s experiment in democratic government prevails, because individuals run for office and we vote.”

I think it’s less about courage and more about strength. And sometimes, you just don’t have any strength left.

What are you talking about? My home doesn’t have any equity. Thanks big government.

I just don’t think it’s necessary for us to know the details of Williams’ suicide.

Stormageddon is getting a Danzig onesie for Christmas. Or his birthday. I don’t know which. But it has to happen.

Dammit! There’s no egg on my McMuffin! Bastards!

I definitely need a Guns N’ Roses t shirt.

Oh Dear Lord. They were serious about bringing Anita Hill here.

Argh. My neck has been so stiff for the last several days.

Google Analytics confirms it. Y’all only come here for Random. Maybe I should change the name of the blog.

Fascinating. I suggest you click through and read the photographer’s statement on the project as well.

Amanda Marcotte is a ridiculous human being.

I don’t see what the big deal is here. She knows how to make money, and good for her. You know people will buy this. That’s the beauty of capitalism.

This is hilarious.

False, Maria.

I always thought he was saying “Twiggy.” It was “Twiki”.

I thought you said you weren’t including androids in that list.

Kinda loving the latest Black Keys album. Also Kalamazoo!

“Yeah, well, I wasn’t sure peanut butter m&ms were my thing, but here I am, shoveling them into my maw.”

I still need that chicken drawing.


Somebody take these damn things away from me!

I so can’t even I don’t even know what I am can’t evening.


“Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.” ~ C.S. Lewis


No, I do not have a Wikipedia entry.

I have to buy American Constitutional Law for one of my classes this fall. Gosh, maybe I’ll know as much as the POTUS when I’m done!

never wanted to

It’s a pointless argument. Or the wrong argument. Sometimes it’s not so Yay, Internet!

I had my sleep removed!

Yes. This applies to so many many other things in the media.

“Pay attention to science fiction!” should really be my mantra.

I’m tired.

It’s just that I miss all the stuff. Important stuff. Cos I’m stuck here.

I wonder what the correlation is between depression and migraines, if any.

I think there might be more than one foxen. In the woodsen.

I’d probably suck at skeet shooting.

Huh. I thought it was gonna be warmer than that.

It’s a duck. An odd duck.

ARGGghgggGH I hate ants.

Go to sleep, baby.

That coffee cup is empty! That coffee cup is empty!

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wm4450The Birth of Suburbia by Rosaleen Ryan. Fantastic.

Evidently, I was totally unprepared for this.

Led and Lead are not interchangeable, people.

I wonder whatever happened to my Highlander t shirt.


I like it.


I hatebeing ignored. If you have an issue with me, tell me. Stop acting like a passive aggressive teenager.

And just like that, my morning is shot.

I need to draw a chicken. Except that I can’t really draw. So there’s that.

It’s not like live tweeting from the fair grounds.

So this is nice.

It’s freezing in here. I think my leg is starting to cramp up.

I could walk down and get a new ID. I could.

Am I the kind of person who can wear a shawl? I just don’t know. It seems like that’s somehow reserved for super skinny people or something.

I just ran out of peanut M&Ms.

I am considering the space heater. It’s tempting. What the hell, I’m going for it.

Wow, dude. I don’t care how much money you make, that is no way to treat people. You, sir, are an ass.

What a lovely thing for Rowling to do.

Oh my GOD. I don’t actually need your life history. It really is just a simple yes or no question. Really.

I’m just really bad at these things.

Don’t you want to buy some chicken?


No, I’d really rather not. Thanks. OK bye now.

When my email inbox exceeds 20 active messages I start to get twitchy. It’s been a stressful week.

if you’re right and we’re nothing at all

I don’t really understand bloggers. I guess that’s all. I guess I don’t really think of myself as a blogger.

I was required to keep a journal for a high school English class that I hated. I don’t journal. I’ve tried to off and on over the years but always fail. And when I go back to reread it, it’s mildly embarrassing. So I’d sit down with the journal on Sunday and write the previous week’s entries. And it was like a long hand version of Random Wednesday. My teacher called them “disjointed ramblings”. And there you have it.

I hate it when people post memes with incorrect grammar.

This is very moving.

I had such high hopes for this Lizzie Borden movie and am pretty disappointed. And what’s with that music?

I don’t think that guy should ever sport a mustache.

Did she do it? She must have done, I suppose.

I would like to visit that house some day.

I’m glad I’m not a lawyer.

This week is crazy, man. Maybe I should just post tomorrow.


He looks like a monchichi.

I don’t really get what we’re supposed to be doing here.

I’m pretty sure this is above my pay grade.

Go to sleep, baby!

It’s turned, not turn. How do you get paid for this crap?

I’ve never actually been to a livestock auction before. I hope Miss W makes some good money today.

Good grief. The amount of email I receive at work throughout a day is insane.

Colloquial. Whatever.

I need a shower. I need to wash the fair off.

Why didn’t I get a funnel cake?

America is

Now that’s ironic.


See? She finally does a new Tandem and I don’t even get Random up on time.

I’m totally getting funnel cake Saturday.

I have to take Miss W to the Allegan Co. Fair some year. That’s the fair I grew up with. It’s 4 or 5 times the size of this fair. I saw all the big country names there too, back in the day.

Massage. Need.

This week is nuts.

Yeah, that’s about right.

I can’t fact check if I don’t know facts.

Now why would you go and ruin perfectly good cinnamon rolls like that?

Man. I’m beat.


I thought my quinoa joke was hilarious.


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It’s the strategic planning edition, in which we plan strategically. I don’t know what we’re planning, exactly …

No, I did not do my homework. I am quietly rebelling. Shhhhhhh!

Oooooooh! That was almost a disaster! The Mister saved the day. Again.

No, Pandora, I do not want a boyfriend in Kalamazoo. But thanks so much for asking.

Bill Murray is so cool.

Ha, this is awesome.

These are brilliant and kind of creepy.

This has been on my wish list for a while. Now Phoblographer is calling it one of the best point and shoots for street photography. I would carry this with me everywhere.

I don’t understand the logo guy.

I don’t understand 87% of the things that happen around here.

It’s like someone ransacked Laura Ingalls Wilder’s linen closet.

I need to add this to my Christmas list.

But I don’t want to see your boobs. I’m not actually for topless women. So sorry. I don’t see how this is a thing that can ever be desexualized.

Ugh. Planet Purl. Your emails are NOT formatted correctly. Fix this! Fix it, I say!

Huh. Peanut butter M&Ms are kind of addictive.

I need a couple of these. (On account of prolly I’ll lose one of them.)

It’s going to be a loooooooooooooooooong day.

I never look as good or as bad as I think I do.

I gotta say, I’m shocked. I’m totally shocked. Reason and logic.

I have nothing to contribute but editing skills.

I just realized I have the most seniority in this department of anyone in this room, but make the least amount of money. I’m so depressed right now.

I keep realizing that I’ve stopped listening.

I need a donut. Nobody brought donuts to this damn thing. How can you have a mandatory day long meeting (kill me now) and not bring donuts??

It was a real squish.

Survey says!

Waynard Jennings???

I just tripped over that cat tree and landed on my elbow. This is not my best day ever.

And now I hate cats just a tiny bit more.

“French is such a horror. I’m so weary of French.”
“Isn’t everyone so weary of French?”
“I know I am, fucking surrender monkeys.”


Enough with the diversity and inclusion. No two humans are exactly alike. Diversity happens by default.

Yep. These things are ridiculous. Migraine inducers all on their own.

I don’t care what anyone says, I like the word breadth.

I like strawberry shortcake.

I like pie.

What’s with all the

I’m about to fall asleep. Story of my life, but especially so at these meeting things.

lolly lolly lolly get yer

Quietly plotting to take over the world and leave everybody alone.

Oh Dear Lord. The Superman underoos really kind of pull the whole thing together.

Your sibilant esses are piercing my brain like tiny daggers of snobbery.

It’s hard to do when your work day is taking place in someone’s living room.

I think my leg is asleep.


I think both my legs are asleep.

“I don’t have parties. You need friends for that.”

Deadlines seem sort of meaningless in this environment.



Man, Born to Run is kind of an awful song. Why did you think it was necessary to cram so many lyrics in there, Bruce?

Reeeeallly funny and Reeaaaallly NSFW and certain audiences.

Wow. This is such an important issue in the world today. Bravo, for drawing attention to this situation, Ronan.

I told them if they brought Elizabeth Warren to campus I’d have to look for employment elsewhere. I’m pretty sure they knew I wasn’t kidding.


No, really. Just wanna quit my job and be a mom and knit. And take pictures of things.

What a weird show.

A companionator. Ok.

Now the Doctor Who theme is stuck in my head.

angry pirates

Red Dragon and that episode of Millennium are the reason pigs creep me the hell out. I’ll still eat them though. Because pig.

And then there’s that weird plastic suit.

Every single guest, every time, always just dropping by.

So hello.

Ahhhh, maybe, maybe, he’ll sleep in his own bed tonight. None of this sideways between the ‘rents bidness.

I just still don’t understand how you can eliminate the smoking. That’s just not right.

I’ve only actually had one pedicure in my entire life.

Stupid game, locking up my phone.

Huh. Then why do you teach?

Yes. Yes I will make you call me Doctor Jentober. You’ll be alright.

Probably we need to get a dog again. Probably in September or something. Probably.

I think a German Shepherd. Yeah. But probably that’s not how it will work out.

I just don’t even have any idea what’s going on here. Did Will actually kill Freddie or is it all an elaborate ruse? What happened to setting the hook?

I shouldn’t be staying up this late just because I can.

And yet. Here I am.

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range day on the Compound

we hosted a family picnic and shoot. much fun was had.

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thursday soundtrack – at every occasion

this tornado loves you – neko case
stillness is the move – dirty projectors
the funeral – band of horses
go walking down there – chris isaak
summerville – pernice brothers
pretty deep – tanya donelly
this is how it works – regina spektor
i’ll take care of you – mark lanegan
set the fire to the third bar – snow patrol
love you til the end – the pogues
all dolled-up in straps – the national
can’t hardly wait – the replacements
spilt needles – the shins
weightless – astaire
american english – idlewild
dreaming – blondie
armchair – grant lee buffalo

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Random Wednesday

ann's lace


This will make you feel warm and fuzzy about stuff probably.

I did not know there was a version of Lightroom for the iPhone. Huh. I might need that.

I’m sorry, I think you thought my name was “Google”.

So far, I approve of this blog. You should visit.

I yam what I yam.


I think the left has somehow come to equate feminism with appropriating masculinity while simultaneously emasculating men.

I wonder if I like Jarlsberg.

This trailer came up on my Pandora station. I will watch it. It’ll prolly choke me up. Plus it has Mandy Patinkin. I like Mandy Patinkin.

good naked vs bad naked

There are weird floating things in my tea.

I am profoundly unlikeable.

And also a unicorn.

A vagina kayak. Well there you go.

Is this Ivy covering the Cure? It is, indeed. Weird.

I dunno. At least I’m not out there making Facebook fan pages for my tits.

I don’t understand kit lens snobs.

I find it ironic that I am not allowed to use the Oxford comma in a paragraph describing a scholarship to Oxford.

The capacity for stupid is staggering.

The whole thing is like a weird, dystopian survival journal. “Day 734: We lost power today …”

This mug weighs 37 pounds. Who designed this idiocy?

I was going to say “Welcome to the Jungle” but realized he probably doesn’t understand my humor on account of he doesn’t actually know me.But now I have Guns N’ Roses stuck in my head.

Once upon a time I hated Bukowski for inconsequential reasons. The older I get, the more I love his work. I also love this line from this letter ” … I am saying that in our time, at this moment when any moment may be the last for many of us, it’s damned galling and impossibly sad that we still have among us the small, bitter people, the witch-hunters and the declaimers against reality.”

Aw. That is seriously cute. I love dogs.

el oh el

I am a huge sock lover, and so I obviously love George H.W.’s socks. Also, I totally dig that couch that Barbara is seated on. That’d look awesome in my geekery at home.

I have a sudden craving for French toast. No, I’m not pregnant.

“It’s because he’s a man. He’s not threatened by your hot genius hotness.”

Put it on your head and take a picture.


Yep. Definitely time for something different with my hair.

It’s the entire left half of my skull and down into my neck, you see. I would like you to understand.

I have no idea who this woman is, but it seems like she could have hired a better photographer.


Cauliflower is never delicious. Never. I want to know who it was that saw cauliflower and said “Hey! I should totally eat that!” Because that person was clearly in need of a mental health expert.

OK, I obviously need to knit that pullover.

bitch bitch bitch bitch bitch

Why are people in offices so enamored of the concept of “brainstorming”?

No, the University of Wisconsin is not distributing grades based on race. Calm yourself down.

So I guess I don’t actually like James Franco.

“Non-human person status”?

Jesus. I just accidentally opened Face Time. I got hit with full on Resting Bitch Face. It made me sad.

It’s a shame he didn’t do anything but move his crap in. Had he done any kind of renovation or decorating, this could’ve been really cool. As it is, it just looks like a squatter dumped his crap in this plane.

I am officially adding Telescoping Baton to my Christmas list. Look! Free pepper spray!

Everything about this makes me want to stab my eyes out with a fork.

All I really want right now is a Diet Mt. Dew.

“Government always grows, and government is force. Force is always dangerous.”

i had a secret meeting in the basement of my

Yep. I’m ready for today to be over.

I love Parenthood, but I was thinking about it today, and it seems like there are story lines that they just sort of drop and I have no idea what’s going on. Like what the hell happened with Sarah being a playwright? Did they pick that up again last season? I’m a season behind. But there was nothing at all about it for an entire season. It was all “Sarah is a kick ass playwright and creepy Richard Dreyfus is here to prove it!” and then suddenly she’s dating a cranky Ray Romano photog and nothing.

I think introverts especially are drawn to photography because it gives us the opportunity to be a part of something while being apart from something.

I really love this skirt and I think I need it in black.

I definitely should have just gone to the Den and gotten the gigantor Diet Mt. Dew for 65 whole cents.

Well. That was pretty darn cute.

I need a massage. I’m sure I’ve mentioned that.

I could close my eyes and be asleep in five minutes flat. If that. That is a fact. Jack.

Well. That’s one way to top off a migraine day …

I would have preferred that you had not done that.

“The old weird man sittin’ on a rock, sittin’ on a rock, sittin’ on a rock.”

I love getting drunk texts. I do not get enough drunk texts from people.

OhhH! It’s the little girl from My Girl! I totally didn’t recognize her.

The music in this show is nuts.

Silly baby, go to sleep.

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Stormageddon has some strong opinions … wonder where he gets that from.

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