Tag Archives: funny

Guest post: To Make Ends Meat, Don’t Turn Your Back on any Electrical Outlets

By @taniaha. Read more Guest Posts here and here.

When I was a kid, I was terrified of walking on a boardwalk or pier, convinced that I would slip through the half-inch crack between the boards and plunge into the ocean. I also believed that a person’s race dictated the color of dog one could own.

Knowing I couldn’t be the only person who had labored under this type of delusion, I posed the question on Facebook – what was something dumb or silly you believed as a child? Close to 30 people responded with their own childhood misconceptions and stories of confusion, which ranged from odd to hilarious.


Did we all at one time believe the bathtub drain could actually suck us down?

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Twitter Spotlight: Chris Illuminati

For starters, yes, that’s his real name.

I'm a glasses half full kind of guy

A photo posted by chrisilluminati (@cilluminati) on

Chris Illuminati is an author (books here!), editor, comedian, Post It abuser, ‘permanent roommate’ and dad. However you decide to consume his work, Chris will leave you laughing. He cracks me up and that’s a damn good reason to feature him in this week’s Twitter Spotlight.

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How I spent my day

Your favorite blogger* was home sick today. When I wasn’t coughing, sleeping or eating carbs, I was looking at cats on the internet.

I looked at this story about a photographer documenting men who love cats.

Photo by David Williams via MyModernMet

Photo by David Williams via MyModernMet

David’s site features dogs too, cat haters.

This video, though, is even better. Please enjoy.


*OK, maybe not favorite, but hopefully you like me a little

Buy this for me

There’s a good chance that you, like me, follow Texts From Last Night on Twitter. After all, @TFLN has more than three million followers.

But did you know that they have their own gear inspired by said texts? Naturally I found something I want.


OK so maybe I’d only wear it at home. It would go great with this necklace.


The Chicklette holiday gift guide

Unless you are new here, you know that I’m a grinch.

Sometimes the holidays sometimes make me cranky so no one is more surprised that I have created a gift guide than me.

Please enjoy. And maybe take it with a grain of salt.

For the friend who is a frequent traveler.

Via Despair.com

Via Despair.com

For your sister, the Solange wannabe.

For the grump in your life. h/t to @taniaha.

For the friend who watches Golden Girls reruns all winter long. Via Brandi Roberts’ Fantasy Floorplans.

For the narcissist you’re kind of dating, maybe.

For the vegan, gluten-free, soy-free friend.

For the coworker who never stops complaining about hating his job.

For the friend who loves to be shocking.

For the last person on earth without Amazon Prime.

In the comments, tell me about the hard-to-shop-for person in your life and maybe I’ll find the perfect gift.