Random Thursday: Fame, Farcicalities, and Caffeinated Owls

Random Thursday (ˈrandəm ˈTHərzdā): the day on which Sarah plunks down all the odd bits and pieces she’s been sent by friends or has otherwise stumbled upon in an effort to avoid writing a real post, the assembly of which usually ends up taking twice as much time as sitting down and creating actual content.

This week has been surreal and I like to share.


How to Handle Being Freshly Pressed

1. Giggle wildly and dance around showing everyone the huge stat spikes in your bar graph and the hourly jumps in your comments and followers.  Ignore all those who blink and say, “Oh.  You have a blog?”

2. Clear the notifications out of your inbox on an hourly basis and hope you haven’t deleted anything that needs an immediate response, or indeed, any response.*

3. Hope that a few of the new people will stick around once they discover what really goes on around here.**

4. Repeat the following as needed:


Goes without saying, really . . .


The Perfect Mother’s Day Gift

A retractable leash + a binder clip + a suction cup hook =

Book Sproing!

No more drowned books!

Watson (my SIL) said she saw this and thought immediately of me.  Can’t imagine why.

I showed my husband and he said, “That’s silly . . . You don’t take baths any more.”

Well, no.  But make me one of these, throw in a working lock on the door and help me corral all the toys and find bubble bath that doesn’t smell like Dora the Explorer*** and I might consider it . . .


Smooth like Iron

This one goes out to all the other Marvel nerds and, I guess, Justin Timberlake fans.

I promise there aren’t any spoilers . . . or not any more than the trailers.

But you’ve already seen the movie anyway, right?


The brilliant wekejay has other mash-ups, if you’re interested—Batman Maybe  had me rolling.

(what do you think, Jalisa?  Better than the original?)


 Because I Like Owls and I Live Caffeine

Caff Owls

Though I’m thinking that first one looks far too cheerful and, you know, alive.


Another Mother’s Day Idea

Or at least the best car commercial I’ve ever seen.

And I once viewed over twenty collective minutes of Benedict Cumberbatch shilling^ for Jaguar.

Yeah, okay . . . Twice.

But this one still wins, for obvious reasons:

Sheer. Trekkie. Awesome.


*If I haven’t responded to something you sent to me between Tuesday and today, please forgive me and send it again—if you sent it before that, I’ll find another excuse and get back to you . . . probably.

** Though if Poetry Wednesday didn’t send the numbers plummeting, you’re probably as close to bulletproof as you can be.

***Coconut, apparently.  Yeah, I don’t know, either.

^Although, since it’s Mr. Cumberbatch, one should really use a lower-pitched verb. To properly shill, you really need to be a tenor . . .


14 thoughts on “Random Thursday: Fame, Farcicalities, and Caffeinated Owls

    • Too right, Downith.

      When I’m cleaning in there, there’s no one around for miles. When I’m relaxing, it’s Grand Central Station.

    • Thanks, Averil! It is squeeful! And a little daunting, too, I won’t lie.

      I received a very nice letter from one of the editor/story wranglers telling me that the tie-dye cake post would be shared. . . and then my stats exploded. It’s been very good for the ego, and really surreal. 🙂

    • Sisters from another mister, maybe? 🙂

      My Mom collected owls for a long time—or at least we all gave them to her for birthdays and Christmas, which amounts to the same thing—so I grew up under the watchful eyes of a huge flock of owls on shelves and mantelpieces and walls. But I still like them. 🙂

      Oddly, I also grew up among a small pack of Chihuahuas, but have never wanted to repeat the experience . . .

  1. Love me some dueling Spocks! My mom collected owls for years, primarily because my dad decided that she really liked them. Now that he’s gone, she’s been systematically purging them from her house.
    My husband is a locksmith, and could take care of that non-locking door problem for you. I’m guessing the mileage would be a bit cost-prohibitive, though!

    • I love these guys so, so much–they must have had a blast doing this.

      I’m not sure where Mom is on the owl front–I’ll have to ask.

      I’d gladly pay the mileage, Dee, but if I could lock myself in, so could Sunny. And no one wants that. 🙂

  2. Congrats on being Freshly Pressed. That’s totally awesome and I couldn’t think of a better blog to be pressed! The Iron Man spoof is hilarious and the Batman one is definitely better than the original. Haha. Love it! Love the owls, too. I can’t express how much I love Zachary Quinto and Leonard Nimoy—so that made my day. Thank you. ❤

    • Thanks, Lisa. 🙂

      I hoped you would like the Iron Man parody—did you try the Batman, yet?

      I adore both Spocks—and that they both agreed to do this is terrific.

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