Random pictures I took with my phone because I could

February 1, 2010

in a picture is worth a thousand words

This post should be filed under “Random pictures I took with my phone because I could” and “I am swamped at work but I need to feed my Tamagotchi aka blog so I am taking the easy, FINE, lazy!, way out” and “I am taking 6:30 am flight out, again, which sucks ass, and I just did grocery shopping because there are only three things in the world that my kids would eat, cleaned up the whole house, did the dishes and the laundry, packed their lunchboxes, left notes all over the house to remind them of trash day, so my kids will NOT grow up to become serial killers, and I needed to go pack for my trip wondering what I could wear that would not make me look pregnant” …

Mr. Monk, my 7 year-old boy, told me to come over so he could give me a very important lesson.
He was very proud of himself. I, like a good mother, was very proud as well.

Mr. Monk gave me "a very important lesson" the other day...

Mr. Monk decided to write a newsletter when he first overheard about what happened in Haiti. Only that he did not know at that time it was an earthquake and not a tsunami that destroyed Haiti. (He was probably also thinking of what happened in Indonesia in 2009…) He also did not know how to spell Haiti then.

Mr. Monk decided to be a Newspaper man...

The 21st Century Phone Booth - What would Super Man do?

Yes, I took this picture in a bathroom stall...

Velcro makes it so much easier to change the price on the fly


mrsblogalot February 2, 2010 at 6:23 am

Nice shots! I always knew they had cell phone booths somewhere! All this time I thought it was a bathroom stall (-:
.-= mrsblogalot´s last blog…Never Too Old For A Sticker =-.

Diane February 2, 2010 at 7:39 am

Mr. Monk is an excellent newspaperman!

TheKitchenWitch February 2, 2010 at 9:26 am

Those pics are hilarious! Love the newspaper man one!
.-= TheKitchenWitch´s last blog…SMAM Round-Up and Don’t Fear the Fish! =-.

Shelli February 2, 2010 at 9:30 am

Thanks for the giggles! When I first saw the E=MC2, I thought it looked like E=McD and wondered if the poor kid was jonesin’ for a Big Mac or something. Then I realized it was a picture of a square. Duh! 😀
.-= Shelli´s last blog…Something for me, part 2 =-.

Shelli February 3, 2010 at 2:59 am

Oh I almost forgot … Tamagotchi? I haven’t heard that word in years! Not since my step-daughters tried to bribe me into buying them one. Which would have been pointless, since they were banned from school, which means I would have been feeding the damn thing all day long! 😀
.-= Shelli´s last blog…Something for me, part 2 =-.

Absence Alternatives February 6, 2010 at 1:08 am

I couldn’t deal with that thing and was so glad when it died!

Elly Lou February 2, 2010 at 9:59 am

What exactly is a stolen purse going to do to me?
.-= Elly Lou´s last blog…Drivin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo =-.

Absence Alternatives February 6, 2010 at 1:13 am

Squirt some questionable juice in your eye, maybe? LOL. 😉

KeepingYouAwake February 2, 2010 at 11:50 am

Holy crap, is there a dinosaur attack in the news?!? THIS is why I need to watch the news again, I didn’t even hear about this. I’ll be in my shelter if you need me.
.-= KeepingYouAwake´s last blog…Where do you Want it? =-.

Absence Alternatives February 6, 2010 at 1:09 am

LOL. It does look like a dino, doesn’t it?

alejna February 3, 2010 at 9:59 am

Ha! I like the “stolen purses” sign. I’m imagining them roving in unruly bands, thwacking unwitting passersby.
.-= alejna´s last blog…head in a fog =-.

Absence Alternatives February 6, 2010 at 1:07 am

Ok. I have the most imaginary bloggy friends. Or the craziest. Either way, I am blessed.

Amber February 3, 2010 at 10:23 am

What would the stolen purses do? Hit you over the head?

Absence Alternatives February 6, 2010 at 1:07 am

Don’t know. I hope they are name brands though. LOL.

Jane February 3, 2010 at 4:12 pm

Oh my gosh….the E=mc (square) picture is priceless! I LOVE it!
.-= Jane´s last blog…It’s All For The Children =-.

Absence Alternatives February 6, 2010 at 1:06 am

Me too! :-)

Unknown Mami February 3, 2010 at 4:39 pm

I love the E=mc squared with a square.

Absence Alternatives February 6, 2010 at 1:06 am

Me too, :-) I did NOT point out the misinterpretation of “square” to him though. I wonder how old he will be when he learns that?

Mama Zen February 3, 2010 at 5:13 pm

Do stolen purses bite?
.-= Mama Zen´s last blog…Sky In Bloom =-.

Absence Alternatives February 6, 2010 at 1:05 am

Not sure. I do hope the $65,000 Herme purses would come and attack me ’cause I am ready to take them down, baby!

magda February 3, 2010 at 5:25 pm

The square is too much. When he graduates with his PhD in astrophysics, I hope you will present him with a framed copy of this. Awesome.

Glad you felt lazy and fed your Tomagachi. Tomagachi, very happy. Tomagachi like. Happy Travels. Hope you are off to someplace warm and sunny.
.-= magda´s last blog…What I Meant to Say Wednesday =-.

Absence Alternatives February 6, 2010 at 1:04 am

Sure. A mother can dream, eh? I went to Boston. Glad I got back before the snow hit though.

secret agent woman February 3, 2010 at 6:06 pm

Stolen purses can be quite treacherous – I always keep a watch out for them.
.-= secret agent woman´s last blog…Big surprise, he saw his shadow. =-.

Absence Alternatives February 6, 2010 at 1:04 am

You mean you offer them a watch as a peace offering? 😉

You guys crack me up… xxoo

Jen @ NathanRising February 3, 2010 at 8:32 pm

One day I felt like I was being watched. I looked out the window and OH MY GOD! There was a herd of STOLEN PURSES loitering in my bushes! And they were ARMED with MACHETES! Yes! Armless purses were slicing their way to my door!

I should have payed more attention to the bathroom signs that warned me to beware of them…
.-= Jen @ NathanRising´s last blog…The Swiveling Head =-.

Absence Alternatives February 6, 2010 at 1:00 am

The Louis Vuittons are the most vicious! LOL

A Vapid Blonde February 3, 2010 at 9:11 pm

What the hell is a tomagochi? And purses are pure evil especially when they hang out in bathrooms and peek over the stall to watch you pee.
.-= A Vapid Blonde´s last blog…WTF Wednesday??? =-.

Absence Alternatives February 6, 2010 at 12:58 am

You don’t want to know what is a tomagochi if you didn’t know already… Suffice to say it’s worse than having a puppy. Only that if you killed it, you could simply throw it in the trash can….

Chris February 6, 2010 at 9:07 am

Rule #47: “Never enter a bathroom stall without checking for zombie purses first.” They’re worse than their stolen purses brethren–a stolen purse will just kidnap your child. A zombie purse will turn you into another zombie purse, and then it gets really horrible since you have to go shambling around trying to find matching zombie shoes, zombie gloves and zombie hat. Umm, I think I’ve been eating too much of that candy I was supposed to give away . . .
.-= Chris´s last blog…Valentine Giveaway – How It Went Down =-.

Absence Alternatives February 8, 2010 at 10:19 pm

Thanks for the surprise! :-)

And I agree: the matching rule is definitely going to be the one that kills us all. 😉

Falling February 6, 2010 at 8:08 pm

My friend totally sent me a cell phone pic of the “stolen purses” sign…from Chicago! It’s like we’re all hanging out psychically. I don’t think it had the witty graffiti on it, but it was a couple weeks ago, so maybe it’s still the same sign…
.-= Falling´s last blog…Tonight, On a Very Special Falling… =-.

Absence Alternatives February 8, 2010 at 10:20 pm

I took the picture when I was inside the lady’s room at the Metra station. So your friend might have been in the next stall! LOL.

Littlemissenglishteacher February 8, 2010 at 2:17 pm

Ugh, I could totally tell that the stolen purses picture was from a bathroom due to the sharpie graffiti all over it. Seriously, who just has a sharpie in their purse for the purpose of writing on bathroom walls? I don’t get it! I’ve never once been in a bathroom and thought “You know, I think that the persons after me need to here some kind of ignorant ramblings from my tinkling self. Ooh Good! I’ve brought a Sharpie!”

Absence Alternatives February 8, 2010 at 10:21 pm


(And, I am one of those people that carry a Sharpie inside their purses… Not to vandalize! But I am obsessed with pens, esp. Sharpies. I think they are one of life’s must-haves…)

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