Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Weekly Words Challenge 95!

Sorry for the delay. Hoop started his new 1-10pm schedule yesterday and we're still adjusting. Then, when I was able to hop on the computer this afternoon, it started storming so hard our power got knocked out. But it looks like the cosmos are done having their temper tantrum. So without further ado...

The "words" for this week were Four and Fear.

How did you interpret them?


...taken off of my new college parking pass! That's another reason I've been so quiet lately. If everything goes as planned, I should be starting classes this fall.


I have a fear of sharp objects. So you can understand how I felt when I found this roll of nails in our YARD.

(Other Photos)

Spider Web Strand

Swallowtail Caterpillars

They look like bird poop to deter other animals from eating them.

If you haven't joined the fun yet, go
here for details. We also have a Flickr group for easy shareability. Not only do you get to add "Lowly Foon" to your resume, but you get to find out the new words at least an hour earlier.

The "words" for next week are:

Happy Snapping!


Friday, July 24, 2009

The Most Bizarre Shopping Trip Ever

I heard a report that said Wednesday was the best day to go grocery shopping.

Apparently, everyone else in my town heard that report too.

After two hours of playing bumper buggies with the masses, I managed to snag a checkout line that only had one person in it! It wasn't until I had half my items on the conveyor belt that I realized the old man in front of me was haggling with the cashier over the price of some pants. I waited patiently while he continued to block the aisle with his motorized boat chair. It was a voice from behind that eventually broke me from my daydream.

"Why isn't she moving?!"

I glanced back to see two old women. Well, to be honest, it was more like an old woman and an ancient woman. I leaned to the side so they could see what was happening in front of me.

"She sure is buying a lot of stuff!"

I glanced back again. Oddly, they had about the same amount of groceries as I did. As if me having more would have justified their comment anyway. I looked up and realized the ancient woman was openly glaring at me! Her companion then started to drum her fingers on the cart. Fortunately, the old man was done checking out at this point. I made quick work of loading the rest of my items on the conveyor belt and ran my card through before the cashier could even finish.

As I grabbed my cart to leave, I heard a sound that made me turn back around. The old woman behind me was clapping! I looked at the cashier, who was equally as stunned. This only made the old woman clap louder. Her ancient friend smiled at me smugly. I opened my mouth to say something. But what? What do you say to that? So instead I just shook my head and left.

I don't think I'm going grocery shopping on Wednesday anymore.


Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Weekly Words Challenge 94!

Now that you all have caught up to me in time...

W is for Words

W is for Wand

I went to the opening of Harry Potter (and The HALF Blood Prince) last Tuesday. I thought for sure I'd take some great pictures there. Do you know how many I took? None! I think I might have been under a Confundus Charm.

(Other Photos)

Little Yellow Flower

Crape Myrtle Bud


Duck Family

Baby Ducks

I'll be by shortly to check out your submissions!


Tuesday, July 21, 2009

A Message From The Future

Hoop was mixing some strange chemicals in his stomach, chili and cake I think, when suddenly I heard an explosion and was transported to the future!

And that's why my pictures for the WWC won't be up until tomorrow.

But don't let that stop you from posting yours!

The "words" for this week were Half and W.

If you haven't joined the fun yet, go
here for details. We also have a Flickr group for easy shareability. Not only do you get to add "Lowly Foon" to your resume, but you get to find out the new words at least an hour earlier.

The "words" for next week are:

Happy Snapping!


Sunday, July 19, 2009


Hoop was very thankful for all the comments on his comic strip Wednesday. His only complaint was that there weren't MORE. I told him he needs to find a more popular host than. He would also like to add that despite what it seems, he is not a pothead. To which I would like to add, "anymore". In other news, I found out today that the word pickle is also slang for dildo. Did you know this? Which makes the name of this blog very interesting... if not a little redundant. I wish someone would have told me three years ago.

Daily Etsy Picks:
Cloisonne Fish Charms (They do exist in America!)
Disgusting 1970s Betty Crocker Recipe Card Box (Fantastically gross.)
Flying Key Necklace (Reminds me of Harry Potter.)

WTF Etsy?:
Critter Hairpin (Scare the shit out anyone standing behind you in line.)
Silver Condom Necklace (Yuck.)
Cheap Trick Dress (Dedicating it to the band doesn't make it better.)
The Fifth World (What?)
Uterus Serving Platter (Perfect for baby carrots.)

You Heart Etsy:
Special Edition Jewelry Holder (A WTF nomination from Kelly)

P.S. I've opened my own
Zazzle shop! Check it out. You don't have to buy anything. But please leave feedback here. Knot says I need more zombie stuff. I think some spork stuff would be nice too, as well as a new header.


Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Herbal Abuse 2

For your amusement, here's another Herbal Abuse comic by Hoop.

(Click for larger view)


Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Weekly Words Challenge 93!

The "words" for this week were O (Oh) and South.

How did you interpret them?


Southern Living

(Other Photos)

Lil Bit's 15th Birthday Party

He said he didn't care what color his cake was. So we made it pink. Lol.

Lil Bit

Lizard and Snail On Tree

If you haven't joined the fun yet, go
here for details. We also have a Flickr group for easy shareability. Not only do you get to add "Lowly Foon" to your resume, but you get to find out the new words at least an hour earlier.

The "words" for next week are:

Happy Snapping!


Thursday, July 09, 2009

Comments and Answers

Although I always read the comments left on my posts, I rarely get around to answering them. What can I say? I suck at this, guys. So today I'm taking the time to go back and dig up all the questions you asked in the last month that I never answered. Feel free to leave more in the comment section of this post. But I'm cutting you off tomorrow (at midnight). A girl's got to have a life. Or so I hear. I think I need the time to FIND one.

Q. From
Blewknight on 07/07/09.
"2nd pic, the blue thingy next to the fish. WAY cool! What is it? I want one!"

A. Those are both fish charms. The light blue one (next to the dark blue one) is a miniature. My Grandparents got them for me in China. I can't find them in America. Which probably means they're painted with lead.

Q. From
Gramps on 06/30/09.
"Imagine all the effort spent fighting off the alligators and zombies. (Or do alligators and zombies cancel each other out?)"

A. Dude.
Zombie Alligators are no joke.

Q. From
Woman In A Window on 06/30/09.
"That sign...is it a quad tone? You could do just about anything in a quad tone and it would be pretty."

A. I'm ashamed to say that I have no idea what a quad tone is. If by "quad" you mean clicking on four different actions until I get a cool effect, then YES, I used a quad tone.

Q. From
Furiousball on 06/24/09.
"Why isn't hoop posting these?!"

A. Because Hoop is a pussy.

Q. From
Tawcan on 06/24/09.
"Maybe [you should] have a weekly Hoop Comic segment?"

A. Hoop's actually working on another comic right now. But they take him awhile to create. So we're thinking they might be a monthly thing.

Q. From
Niki on 06/23/09.
"Duff is a cutie!! What is he?"

A. Duff is a Rat Terrier. He's also very interested in the camera, which makes him a hard subject to take pictures of. Here's a picture of him as a puppy and again at two years old.

Q. From
Chris on 06/23/09.
"When is your line of gorgeous cards going to come out?! :)"

A. I love you Chris. You always push me to do great things. I should have some cards out soon. Hopefully. Depending on when I get some moolah. Lol.

Q. From
Chris on 06/11/09.
"Screw I Heart Etsy - what sort of goodies did you get at the bookstore?! :D"

A. I literally have a four foot stack of books to read. Here they are, my summer reading pile, in no particular order:

"Hope Diamond: The Legendary History of a Cursed Gem" by Richard Kurin
"Immortal In Death" and "Rapture In Death" by J.D. Robb
"sTori Telling" by Tori Spelling
"Quicksilver" by Neal Stephenson
"The Shack" by Paul Young
"Pride and Prejudice and Zombies" by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith
"Monkeywrench" by P.J. Tracy
"The Protector's War" by S.M. Stirling
"Passion Unleashed" by Larissa Ione
"A Lion Among Men" (Wicked 3) by Gregory Maguire
"The House Of The Scorpion" by Nancy Farmer
"The Halloween Tree" by Ray Bradbury
...and I'm sure I've missed some.

Q. From
Fiwa on 06/11/09.
"Did it have a shop kitty? A used book store is nothing without a shop kitty."

A. Oddly, they don't. But I think it's because this place is so enormous, a shop kitty might get lost or crushed or multiply without anyone ever noticing.

Q. From
Karen on 06/09/09.
"I like the leaning mailbox but I was really hoping for a picture of the neighbor's front yard swing set. Maybe you can fit that in next week?"

A. Would you believe, I went out to take a picture of it and it was gone! Either my neighborhood is even more ghetto than I thought and someone stole it, or someone complained and they took it down.

Got questions? Lay 'em on me guys.


Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Weekly Words Challenge 92!

The "words" for this week were Blue and Happy.

How did you interpret them?

Blue Fish

Little Blue Sugar Bowl

Made by Gary!

Happy Rum

(Other Photos)

Glow Bracelets

(Pictures by The Beer Geek.)

My Nephews at the Fireworks

Hoop Trying to Avoid the Camera

If you haven't joined the fun yet, go
here for details. We also have a Flickr group for easy shareability. Not only do you get to add "Lowly Foon" to your resume, but you get to find out the new words at least an hour earlier.

The "words" for next week are:
O (As in "Oh" the letter and not zero)

Happy Snapping!


Thursday, July 02, 2009


Daily Etsy Picks:
Cake Mail
Mythbusters Bots (I also love her Zombie Bot!)
Bombilla- Metal Drinking Straw
Bunny Jewelry Holder
Strawberry Chocolate Malt Crunch Pop (Mmmm!)

WTF Etsy?:
Hail Bacon Shirt (Clever, but still weird.)
Poopy Diaper Catnip Toy
The Felt Dangle (Oh-kay.)
"Don't Touch The Trash Can" Bag
Pancreas Mug