Tuesday, August 15, 2017

A new thing

I started a new thing where I relay my husband's strong opinions about consumer products. It's called Justin's Opinions.
So far there are posts about coffee-making, baby transporting, and miscellaneous kitchen items. It's meant to be entertaining but also a place to look for people considering a purchase or thinking about how to make better coffee or what to put on a baby registry. Maybe you'll be interested?
Thanks again for the years of reading about quotation marks!

Monday, September 05, 2016

Thanks Everybody

(thanks to Jared for the above image)

I guess I need to come to terms with the reality that I no longer update this blog. This has happened for a few reasons: 1) I took on more responsibility and got busier in other parts of my life, including my (ahem) "real" job and more volunteer responsibility at my church. 2) the value of ads-per-traffic seems to be dropping and has for some time, as well as traffic to single-serve blogs like this one, meaning the ad revenue was no longer a compelling reason to keep it up. Partly because of changes in the web and advertising market, partly because of the prevalence of ad blockers.

I am now realizing that my life looks like it will get busier in the future (the same stuff plus adding a baby humorist to our family at the end of the year!), and blogs are not getting more popular, so it seems wise to acknowledge that maintaining this blog will stay a very low priority for me. I still have plenty of photos in my email, so I suppose if I change my mind I can always post more.

Anyway, I didn't want to let the whole thing fully die without saying thank you to all the people who were regular visitors, regular commenters, and regular submitters over the past decade+. Doing this blog (and the book that came out of it) was a fun and weird journey, and I am grateful it was part of my life, even if my life is different now. You can still find me on twitter, where I mostly do not tweet about grammar or punctuation.

Thanks. Seriously. Thanks.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

"tu amigo"

Submitter Jeroen explains,"The photo was taken in Cusco, Peru during local election time. Aparently Mr. Santiago wants to become mayor and (then will) also be 'your friend'."

Monday, October 12, 2015

Book Recommendation: Heaven's Forgotten

I promise I will get back to the funny punctuation pics soon, but I wanted to congratulate my friend Branden Johnson on the publication of his first novel, Heaven's Forgotten today. I've read part of it already and I can tell you that the writing is compelling and fast-paced and the characters are intriguing. If you're looking for a good work of speculative fiction, I recommend it.

Sunday, September 27, 2015

"Store cool"

I assume this is some kind of spy code? Thanks Emma.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

"Escape Rope"

This rope is clearly decorative. Thanks Joel.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

"New" Cheeses

I mean, I guess they are still, like, fermented? Maybe not, maybe it's just a pool of milk. Thanks Jake.

Saturday, September 12, 2015

"The Attorney"

So wait, is "the attorney" his fight name, or is he actually an attorney? Thanks Andy.

Friday, September 11, 2015


I found the nutra-sweet, guys. Thanks Melissa.

Thursday, September 10, 2015


I don't know if you should encourage people to trick their friends like this. Thanks Ben.