Archive for June, 2014

I Have Issues

OK, it greatly pains me to say this, but… my computer, my beloved lappy, appears to have bitten the big one.

It’s bleedin’ demised. IT HAS CEASED TO BE.

(Extra points if you name that reference.)

Stay tuned for the Return of Babybloomr.


It’s Time-Suck Tuesday! On Thursday!

Oh yeah, we’re totally making up our own rules around here– Time-Suck Tuesday on THURSDAY?? It’s anarchy, I tell ya!

You guys gave me such a shot in the arm with your incredibly kind comments on my last post, I had no choice but to provide you with some wonderful excuses to check out of your day just long enough to laugh a couple of times, and then look up at the clock when you’re finished and say, “Dang– where did the time go?” (Get it? TIME-SUCK.)

As ever, we’re starting with gospel album covers, and we have a theme developing here:

“Family Groups With Moms Who Probably Make All Their Stage Clothes”

**Ah yes, the Simmons. I’m thinking the older daughter is the rebel of the family, because apparently she refused to go along with the “white lace around the neck” mandate. Although to be fair, the possibility also exists that Mom Simmons just didn’t have time to finish that dress, so she’s hiding the missing lace in her beehive.


**Mother Murk, on the other hand, decided to embrace diversity and push the edge of the fashion envelope with different-colored collars. (The horse and the dog are just relieved she ran out of fabric.)


**The Daugherty Sisters are exhibiting varying degrees of (muted) enthusiasm for their festive orange frocks and the decision to pose on playground equipment.  Which is just a couple of the reasons  the sister on the swing on the left hates her life.


**My personal favorites, The Smylies. The son obviously gets his hair genes from his mom– seriously, that is the most impressive white-guy-‘fro-helmet I have ever seen. And Dad’s thinking, “Seersucker pants? Really?”


**And finally, we have Alice and her parents. It appears that Alice isn’t interested in being in a family group, but she did break down and decide to let her folks sing on ONE album, albeit without using their names. But they’re cool with that. And to top it off, Mom totally lucked out with a huge sale at the Double-Knit World fabric store and just went to town with it. I would wager a guess that they are all sweating like gospel pigs under those clothes. (Alice, through clenched teeth, “This fabric doesn’t BREATHE!” Mom’s thought bubble, “Oh, shut up.”)


OK, moving on. You’ve gotta love this guy’s friend who texted his response at the bottom of the photo.




Anybody know where I can get a honey badger? Because now I kinda want one…



These are cool:

And finally:

Master glassblower and stained glass artist Loren Stump in California has wowed the internet with an extraordinary display of virtuosity. He created a “loaf” of glass, called murrine, out of carefully layered glass rods that, when sliced, reveal a painstakingly detailed work of art in cross-section. His greatest work is called “Madonna of the Rocks,” but all of his murrini are incredible works of art and craftsmanship.

The most impressive thing about his work is that the resulting image can only be seen in its entirety after the murrini is cut. He had to trust in his own skills, which, after seeing the rest of his murrine work, isn’t exactly a leap of faith.






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