Tuesday, February 28, 2012

This Dog Poo is a Metaphor for Life

A lot has been going on lately; I've been in the midst of a long and drawn out move, randomly staying in Joplin, MO for work, and working on a huge new project (!) and keeping up with my social life. That is to say, life has been pretty busy. So when I saw this most-radical of sights, I knew it was a sign from *insert deity of choice* just for me.


It's a pile of dog crap with sprinkles on top. Actually, upon closer inspection I deduced that those brightly colored bits are chewed up crayons. Go ahead - click it and see the full-size image. You know you want to. I had an unhealthy amount of delight once I discovered this little lawn-jewel, so I immediately laughed and jaunted about while snapping pictures with my phone. I am 100% sure that the friends I was with and their neighbors thought I was absolutely nuts.

Keeping consistent with the title of this post, I guess I'll make up an inspirational quote: "Life is like Dog-Poo-with-Sprinkles; it's mostly a pile of crap, but the random nuggets of color and brightness to make it all worth it." Okay, let's try another: "Whether it be corn or crayons, everyone is their own Dog-Poo-with-Sprinkles." Last one: "In the big lawn of life, there is dog shit and then there is Dog-Poo-with-Sprinkles. Be Dog-Poo-with-Sprinkles." I like that one.


In other news, I got an award!! Wooooo hooooo!! I was actually messing around with that stupid motivational poster when I saw that I got a SECOND (duplicate) award AS I WAS BLOGGING! That must mean you guys love me. You really love me :') *sniff*


I don't know what a Liebster is, but if it's anything like a Biebster, I'm for it. Anyway, I got this award from my bloggy-friends Storm and Melissa Pace :)

Storm runs the blog Culinary Storm, and it's super fascinating. It's a food blog and she makes some amazing looking dishes. She doesn't use a lot of text in her posts, but I feel like I know her which makes her posts a delight to read. Plus, she always has the coolest pictures of her food. 

Melissa Pace runs Preposterous Pace. Melissa's mind works in a pretty strange way, which she tends to analyze and discuss in blog format, which makes for some pretty good reading material! I can relate to the strange workings of the mind, so we're natural friends. Also, she's my second favorite lesbian, aside from my big sis :)

Now, I am supposed to award this to 5 other little-league bloggers, such as myself (meaning we have under 200 followers). Here goes, in random order:

1) Rayelynn from Unhampered by Pants: I have no idea how, but she only has 9 followers. She's an excellent writer and she's hilarious. Her blog is very reminiscent of Hyperbole and a Half in that she is a cute girl who is funny and draws pictures. Triple threat. 

2) Lozzz123 from Science, Spouses, and Silliness: Smart, funny, and Australian - another triple threat? She's in grad school, but somehow makes time to share with us her husband's sleeptalking escapades. Oh, and she's kinda nerdy. Quad threat??

3) Ellen Lloyd from Defenestrated Feet: I had to look up what "defenstration" was, already making her blog more work to read than the others, but it's totally worth it. She's quite hilarious, and blogs about the same type of things I would blog about. If I were a girl. She also draws. These drawing blogs just get me. Probably because I can't draw for crap.

4) Kez from Awesomely Unprepared: She's a mommy blogger! But she wasn't always; she recently had her baby, so I can confirm that she was awesome before AND after said child. Unlike Storm, Kez is usually quite verbose in her posts, but definitely worth the read if you have a few minutes. And if you're browsing blogs, you probably do. I don't know if she has less than 200 followers because she uses Wordpress, but I'm adding her regardless.

5) BeeBee from BeeBee's Blog: Another female drawing blogger? Sheesh, maybe I should venture out a bit more. Nope. I'm happy reading this blog and admiring her artistry. She's just my kind of weird, and judging by a recent post, she has the same style in fashionably ironic shirts as I do. PLUS she made me a blog button! Check it out on the side of her blog :)

If you didn't get an award, it's not because I hate you. Promise. I actually probably quite like you.

Finally, my huge project. Without giving anything away and jinxing myself, here is a little teaser:


That's my first attempt at graphic design! The project should come to fruition sometime in the next few months. I still have lots of learnin' to do. This is probably more exciting for me than it is for you.

30 comments:

  1. Awww shucks! Thanks for the award, and the super nice compliment; I've definitely never been called a quad threat before :D

    Also - I like your graphic design, it is suitably vintage looking I say. I'm looking forward to your project unveiling in a hopefully non-jinxy kind of way.

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    1. Also, I should say I got so distracted by being called a quad threat, that I forgot all about the dog poo sprinkles. That's kind of amazing in a also-kind-of-concerned way!

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    2. Welcomes, you deserve it :) If "quad" made you forget about dog poo with sprinkles, I can't imagine what "quint" would have done..!

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    3. Dude, love the logo! That rocks!!!

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  2. Aaaawwwwwwwwww, thankies! I feel honoured! But I also feel bad because I don't tend to pass on these type of things. :( I guess I'm worried that making posts with pass-along-things as content might overshadow or reduce my rate of creating actual content. Gahhhh.

    I also have to thank you for linking up such great bloggers! Instead of sleeping, I spent the last hour or so discovering some hilarious new blogs and creating an entirely new Pinterest board for funny valentines. You started it!!!

    P.S. People ask me what "defenestrated" means all the time, so you're not alone. It's the first question in my rather thinly populated FAQ.

    P.P.S. Neat design on that logo! (It also makes me curious... Woody's vintage what?)

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    1. I know exactly what you mean; I debated passing on my first award for the same reason, but I just did it. I won't be upset if you don't pass this one forward though, just smile and wave to the crowd :)

      Woo hoo, I'm glad to be so inspirational! Well now that I know the meaning of "defenestration" I will be sure to add it to my vocabulary. For instance, do not defenestrate the baby with the bath water.

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  3. Aww thanks for the award :) You always flatter me so - just trying to figure out if being verbose is good or bad...I just blab on and on, don't I?
    Nice poo.
    x

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    1. Nothing wrong with verbosity! You just have a lot to say! Congrats on the win, haha.

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  4. I really enjoy Melissa's and Lozzz123's sites, as well as yours, so I am all for these award nominations. It's nice to see some familiar names - even in the blog world, we're all so connected. We're all together, yet slightly apart. Joined by similarities and our differences. And when you put us all together, it's a beautiful thing. Just like...like...

    Dog Poo With Sprinkles.

    Holy crap.

    ~Shane

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    1. I know, I'm always surprised at how closely-knit some of us are. My theory is that the community comes from 20sb and it grew from there. We were just the ones who connected with and supported each other. We're like a happy family :)

      And 1000 points for the Dog-Poo-with-Sprinkles analogy!! :D

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    2. I have another 8 months' wait before I can join 20sb... D:

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  5. Congrats on the award! It is a great way to network with other bloggers and I will definitely check out the great blogs you recommended!

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    1. Thanks! I was pretty honored. I agree, I have found many great blogs from people passing these awards around.

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  6. Congrats! I am not 100% sure how I landed on your page but boy am I glad I did. Today is definitely a "force myself to be Dog Poo with Sprinkles" kind of day.

    Rejoice!

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    1. Thanks, and hooray for random readers :) Sometimes you do, indeed, have to force the sprinkles, but everyone will appreciate your effort in doing so. Just don't force it too hard, you don't want a hernia :/

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  7. How about this?
    Poop with sprinkles,
    It's Pretty Stinky

    Get it? Pretty and stinky?
    Oh well

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    1. Haha, I like it! Good suggestion, Dad.

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  8. Yay!!! That is so nice of you!! I'm so honored!!!
    This is such a great way to connect bloggers! I will try my best to pass it on! Can't wait to check out who else you put on the list... I have some reading to do!

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    1. I agree! I have found lots of great blogs this way, so read away!

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  9. Great post, The quantity of dog food you feed your dog depends on the age, weight and activity level. Check the instruction on the back of dog food pack or confirm from your veterinarian to know how much amount of dog food your dog should be eating.

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    1. Thanks for the input, kevinmaik. I'll be sure to click on your dog food link you've generously provided. It seems totally legit, and not like spam at all.

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  10. Holy crap! I am monstrously flattered by your award. Thank you! :)

    In fact, your kind words have inspired me to make you a reciprocating award -- but I'm going to spring it on you when you least expect it. You might get it today, you might it tomorrow. You might get it next week. Who knows? I'm sneaky like that.

    Like a ninja. A ninja of award giving.

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    1. You're welcome! :) Wow, a reciprocated award for me?? This is like Christmas, but better! Awardstmas. I don't expect it now; can I have it now? Please just don't deliver the award by throwing star, ninja.

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  11. Woody's Vintage! I cannot wait! :)
    And you're Dog poo with sprinkles! You make me laugh my tea out of my nose every time I read your blog.
    *Virtual hug*

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    1. Yeah, I'm pretty dang stoked about it!! Well I hope you don't drown on your tea, I would be sad :/ Hopefully it just helps clear out your sinuses.
      *Hug accepted :)*

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  12. Woody I love the banner you made! I think for a first attempt, that's awesome! And I totally want to use that dog poo with sprinkles picture you made lol. It's a perfect metaphor for life!


    http://carrymel.blogspot.com

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  13. That's pretty impressive design work, esp. if it's your first.
    My own poster would have read "If you eat crayons, you'll poop crayons" but that's probably not the point. Really enjoyed the read!

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  14. Okay, I may be a little late with this one, but OMGLOLWTFBBQRAINBOWDOGPOOWITHSPRINKLES. That made my life.

    I came across your blog through BeeBee's blog, to which I'm subscribed to. Needless to say, now I'm going to have to check out all of the blog's you've awarded awards too... A day well spent, I'll think. :D

    Cass
    http://mynameisaverage.blogspot.com

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  15. Yay! Thanks :) BeeBee's blog is pretty great, so I'm glad you found me through her. Hope you enjoyed your bloggy day!

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