Friday, February 03, 2006

Friday Concoction

I think this is going to be my lazy-ass Friday thing from now on. I'll say something half-funny (or maybe just mildly amusing to me and me only), list a couple interesting links, then sign off for the weekend. And then spend the rest of Quinn's nap time trying to catch up on what everyone else has to say. There are a lot of theme days out there: days to get naked, days to reveal a secret, days to post pictures of yourself (remember the key word of today is Lazy, hence none of the aforementioned theme days are linked to their originator). I like this idea, but typically those days are mid-week, when I'm not feeling quite as Lazy as I do on Fridays. There must be a theme day for Fridays somewhere that embraces my inner sloth. Tell me, if you know.

So, here are the links (I posted a couple in Arabella's comments already, if you're keeping track) (and look! not too Lazy to link to Arabella, because I like her a lot, and that would be rude instead of Lazy):

And here's the Then and Now section.
Then (my mom made us wear these until we were teenagers):

Now (picture taken by Madeleine, the 4-year-old Annie Liebovitz)


Blogger Tink said...

*Snicker* LOVE the picture of you guys as kids. Are you Dutch? Tell me you're Dutch...

Let's drink to Lazy Fridays. I'll start at 5, seeing as I'm still on the clock. You start now. I'm cheering for you girl.

2/03/2006 10:37 AM  
Blogger The Gradual Gardener said...

Wow. I thought the picture of my family taken at the Bicentennial celebration was bad (We were all in full Little House on the Prarie gear, including my dad, who looked just like Charles Ingalls.

Love the picture taken by Madeline, though!

2/03/2006 11:32 AM  
Anonymous TB said...

Your mom made you wear Leiderhosen? It's a wonder you guys didn't grow up to be serial killers.
LOVE the black and white photo. LOVE. Madeleine may have a career in photgraphy ahead of her.

2/03/2006 11:42 AM  
Blogger mama_tulip said...

You should make Friday's 'Then and Now' days. These pictures are amazing, especially the black and white. LOVE IT.

2/03/2006 11:42 AM  
Blogger Arabella said...

Awww, thanks, Mignon!

I have new respect for mimes, and for the photography skills of four-year-olds. You've got a talented little girl there, and her mama has a great sense of humor. :)

2/03/2006 11:51 AM  
Blogger wordgirl said...

Of course, the beer-opening guy just HAD to be wearing a shirt from my alma mater.

Holy crap, Mignon. Are those lederhosen?

2/03/2006 11:59 AM  
Anonymous Nancy said...

Holy cow, can Madeleine come and take portraits of me with my girls? She has some talent.

LOL at the historical picture...

2/03/2006 12:15 PM  
Blogger Orange said...

Waitaminnit...Madeleine is only 4? And she wrote that whole note about not wearing pajamas? GodDAMN, the girl is bright!

Here's something funky to watch. Go here and click on the picture for "The Big Finale." It's rock 'n' roll juggling...really.

2/03/2006 3:56 PM  
Blogger Mignon said...

Yes, she made us wear Lederhosen. Excessively. Until we all had camel toe and the leather was stiff and stinky from 100 spilled cups of juice in Sunday School.

I subscribe to the "a million monkeys on typewriters could write the great American novel" approach when it comes to Madeleine's photography. I'm not really saying she's literally a monkey, but I do have about 999,999 crap pictures of our dirty fishtank and the inside of my nostrils.

2/03/2006 7:03 PM  
Blogger Ditsy Chick said...

I let my 6 year old man the camera every once in awhile and I only have crap to show for it...that is a great picture.

Don't you love what our parents did to us when we were young? Do you ever wonder what we are doing to our kids that they are going to flaunt in 20 years or so?

2/03/2006 8:04 PM  
Blogger Esereth said...

"my mom made us wear these until we were teenagers"

Honey, at 17yrs old and a website, you could've made a fortune in that outfit.

2/03/2006 10:55 PM  
Anonymous TB said...

I just clicked on your mulitmedia links because I don't have the capability to view them at work (bastards!).

That David Hasselhoff video is the most bizarrely funny thing I have ever seen.

2/04/2006 11:02 AM  
Blogger Shrinking Violet said...

I just love good photos. Could look at them all day!

2/05/2006 9:50 AM  
Blogger Shrinking Violet said...

I just love good photos. Could look at them all day!

2/05/2006 9:51 AM  
Anonymous honestyrain said...

why did she dress you that way? why did she? you poor darlings.

i have finally updated my blogroll. it is my once yearly duty now checked off and left for another time ;) how lame am i. you have no idea. you've been added, much to your, no doubt, glee.

2/05/2006 6:53 PM  
Blogger Melanhead said...

We had a "Germany Town" near where I lived as a child, and my family made me wear that almost exact same dress for church every Sunday. WITH the German fedora.

2/05/2006 8:37 PM  
Blogger DebbieDoesLife said...

You don't get to see Lederhosen everyday. Love the pic of you and Quinn. Darling! I wish I had a good nose profile like you do.

2/06/2006 9:07 AM  
Blogger Mignon said...

Thanks Debbie - the only word that comes to mind when I think of my nose is "pug," so your compliment will stick with me. Thanks!

The lederhosen! I KNOW! Although, last summer I found some little boy's lederhosen at a garage sale, and Quinn is going to live in them as soon as he's big enough.

The picture doesn't show it, but I had a little skirt/overall pair that I was forced to wear, as well. Can you imagine how uncomfortable a crusty leather outfit with a confusing button system is to a 5-year-old? God I wish Madeleine had some!

2/06/2006 9:27 AM  

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