Personal Life, plain silliness

Sleeping Contortions

Just thought I’d share that my dog seems to enjoy sleeping in contortionist positions. Very odd, but he seems comfortable. Somehow.

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No, these weren’t “waking up stretches,” either. He stayed in these positions for quite awhile. That second one–it looks painful! Apparently not, but then again, he’s a dog; he enjoys licking his butt, too. 😉

That’s all. Happy weekend.

plain silliness

Halloween HabitRPG Fun!

Screen Shot 2014-10-29 at 12.34.02 PMHabit RPG “is a website that treats your life like a video game!” You create an avatar (and can change it constantly–such fun!) and choose a character class. Then, you enter tasks, to-do’s and habits, and you gain experience points for completing those things. Partnering with others, you can go “adventuring” to stop/kill bosses for extra items, including eggs that you can hatch into pets, and raise into mounts. Yes, it’s somewhat addictive, but in a good way, since it really pushes some of us to get our sh*t done. To not procrastinate.

What has this got to do with Halloween? Well, they’re running a “dress as your avatar” contest. Above is my avatar. With her pet octothulu. And here is me dressed like my avatar:

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I learned that crowns are hard to make, and harder to wear! That trying to make my head look big and my body tiny is really, really hard. That purple without really good lighting is tough to see as anything other than black. And that feeling like an utter idiot is lots of fun, especially with an octothulu by your side.

Happy Halloween!

plain silliness, Viable Paradise

VP Pin Day

OK, so here it is:  a selfie of me wearing my VP 17 pin, on the 17th. In front of my computer, at my writing desk, so you can see I’m attempting to work on writing.

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My classmates came up with this brilliant idea, so if you want to see us, go looking for us on Twitter (#VP17PinDay), FB or our blogs–we’ll all be wearing our pins. Photos will be posted today, tomorrow (as the 18th, which was our 2-month Pin-Day anniversary) or the 19th (which is Thursday, don’t ya know).

Personal Life, plain silliness, Travel

Strange and Wonderful Signs!

What can I say? We may be odd, but these signs tickled our funny bones.

From Thailand:

In Pattaya, our favorite restroom sign.
In Pattaya, our favorite restroom sign. You wouldn’t believe how many people couldn’t figure this one out.
Oh yes, in Pattaya I get all my drugs from Mr Drugs (2). :-)
Oh yes, in Pattaya I get all my drugs from Mr Drugs (2). 🙂

From Japan:

Notice the way they thoughtfully point out the way to the important sites: Temple, Shrine, Toilet? Hmmm, we seem to have a toilet theme going on...
Notice the way they thoughtfully point the way to the important cultural sites: Temple, Shrine, … and Toilet? Hmmm, we seem to have a toilet theme going on…
No bikes, no rickshaws. Not your average sign, and certainly one saying "I'm in Japan!"
No bikes, no rickshaws. Not your average sign, and certainly one saying “I’m in Japan!”

And to finish up, more restroom humor. This is older, from friends who visited Cape May with us this summer:

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America’s oldest seashore resort is a restroom? Really? Yes, our friends thought this was hilarious, too!
Personal Life, plain silliness

Just Another Average Day at the Shore?

This past Saturday afternoon, Asbury Park, NJ, which is close to where I live, hosted a Zombie Walk on the boardwalk in an attempt to win back the Guinness World Record for the largest gathering of zombies. (That record stood at just over 8,000.)

My neighbor told me about this on Friday, so I decided to go and see how it was going to turn out. After all, what could be more fun than zombies at the beach? That record stood at just over 8,000. I’d liked to have participated, but we already had dinner plans, and somehow I think if we’d shown up covered in fake blood and/or gore, and with whitened faces, they just might have turned us away.

It was quite a hoot, as various photos show. These below are some of the oddball things that caught my fancy, and show some of the fun being had by all and sundry. Best of all, the official count came in at 9592 zombies! New World’s Record!

The kids dressed up had the absolute *best* time!
The kids dressed up had the absolute *best* time!
Even zombies are on Twitter. I am *so* behind!
Even zombies are on Twitter. I am *so* behind!
Tiring work, lurching around all day. Time for a nap.
Tiring work, lurching around all day and drooling. Time for a nap.
The Amish aren't immune, either, poor things.
The Amish aren’t immune, either, poor things.
Even Disney princesses aren't immune from the contagion.
Even Disney princesses aren’t immune from the contagion.
Yep, it's hungry work being a zombie. Gotta get a hoagie--better than intestines, I guess.
Just your average line-up of boardwalk zombies grabbing a bite to eat. Hoagies taste better than brains, I guess.
This guy actually dripped "blood" from his mouth as he gnawed on the arm he carried. Creepy-cool!
This guy actually dripped “blood” from his mouth as he gnawed on the arm he carried. Creepy-cool!