Friday Foolishness – Svelte Edition


Today’s Music: Ricky Nelson – Garden Party
Note On Today’s Music: The song is apropos of nothing, just a nice mellow number But if you don’t know it already, look up the story behind the song.

Welcome, welcome all! Brand new month! Brand new year! Same old foolishness! What wasn’t the same old though was some of the stuff I read this week!
Red put up her latest site! Carrie is very excited about something, and TC History Gal gave me a Wonderful Team Member Readership award, and I couldn’t be more honored!

Thanks to them, and all of you for letting me finish and start the year in such great company!
Resolution
Last week, in between the eating and the drinking and the rushing and that horrible, tragic tofu and butter incident, the calendar rolled over. As happens every year, tons of resolutions were made (admit it, you made some). So we asked the most relevant question – What resolution will you break first?
Here’s what you said. (As always, my answers will only last a few days in italics.)

To vote in these damn polls on Friday & not Thursday at 11:59pm! SheSnaaped
(Oh, if only you’d gotten this posted in time!)
To enjoy a very nice Picnic, oh that is a choco bar πŸ™‚ Androgoth
(That choco bar is for eating, Andro. Andro?!?)
The early to bed clause, unless there is a good reason πŸ˜‰ Androgoth
(Laziness is an excellent reason! Or…so I’ve heard…)
My resolution to not make New Year’s Resolutions…Ugh. KJ
(Catch 22!!!)
My resolution to not break resolutions. WG
(Break that one first just to get it out of the way!)
I am going to get up from my coma after working all of 2012 ~ Red
(Hey, I worked through 2012 in a coma too!)
I thought we made New Years Revolutions – I’m taking over Maine.
(Careful – I hear Stephen King has…things…to keep it safe…)
Hey Jude, john, paul, george, ringo – let’s go sing at the revolution! Buddhakat
(You’re up ninth.)
What?!? Revolution?!? Where?!? buddhakat
(Earth. Once a day.)
Drinking alcohol… guaranteed I can’t keep that one. I like my sauce. ~ Bpmuse
(I was enjoying some as I wrote this response.)
That I will stop convincing noobs to order milkshakes at the Bistro. Brain Tomahawk
(But how else will they ever learn?)
Getting Freshly Pressed-Lily In Canada
(I thought you’d go for…steamed! HAHAHAHAHA!!!)
That I’m not making resolutions (GiggsMcGill Jill)
(Well, if you’re not gonna play along…)
It’s time for those again? I didn’t make last year’s yet. Lizzie
(Just write up the stuff you did and backdate them!)
my daily goal of being showered and dressed by noon – sandylikeabeach
(Woah! Baby steps there, Sandy. Baby steps.)
Not to break resolutions, then something about eating. Carrie Cannibalistic Nerd
(What if you broke bread with a resolution? Two for one!))
to stop dressing up squirrels….well, somebody has to do it!……..zannyro
(I bet the squirrels have some resolutions they would like to share with you!)
not to make resolutions anymore… NBI
(You sound very…resolute.)
New Year? Did we survive another apocalypse? (Twindaddy)Stuphblog
(Let’s see…work…taxes…traffic…No. No, I don’t think we survived at all.)
To never mentally flip someone off! x, Becca
(Doing it physically is so much more rewarding…)
Pro wrestling with Mexican midgets. I really want to beat Mascarita Sagrada.
(You’ll use any excuse to wear a spandex onesie!)
I’ll probably forget while I’m finishing off the champagne! (words&otherthings)
(As long as you’ve resolved to finish the champagne, I think this year is a win.)
Swearing like a mother f#*%$* truck driver…oops. That didn’t last long. Dammit
(WE HAVE A %$#+*#$&*^%# WINNER!!!)
The one where I tell myself to make a resolution. SnaapAlongG
(How would you hear you over the voices in your head?)
Not to be envious of other people’s mad blogging skills
(For a value of “mad” that equals “insane”.)
To run naked in a bar (Frank)
(Eh, it’s been done.)
To survive to 2014. Elyse 54.5
(Um…you realize these were resolutions to break, right?…)

Congratulations to Anonymous for this weeks winning answer! And from the offered choices, the most popular was , Resolutions? We don’t need no stinking resolutions so congrats to everyone that wants to struggle through the year with no fixed purpose forced on them by tradition!

Happy Food Coma Day
This week, it’s all about dealing with the consequences of our actions. Yep, we’re going to have to face up to all teh bad decisions we’ve made over the last several weeks. On the bright side, if we start now, we’ll be in fine shape for beach season! (Yes, I want to fit properly into my banana-hammock this sumer!)
So below is this weeks question. Answer now or think about it over a snack. But answer by 2359 EST, 10 Jan, because that’s when this one ends.

And until next week, here’s some Mitch Hedberg that I hope you enjoy! (One warning – dude’s a potty mouth. Big time.)
First, there’s a sandwich recipe here that I hope at least one of you try!

And there’s a little overlap here, but it’s worth it, just for “spaghetti”. You’ll see it when it comes around.

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128 responses to “Friday Foolishness – Svelte Edition

  1. Hahahahaha!! That graphic is the best (about New Year’s resolutions). I have that on my FB page, made me die laughing. Happy Friday Guap!

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  2. whiteladyinthehood

    Happy Friday! Great post! The videos were hilarious!

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  3. I’m still manning the front office…I will have to see these vids when I’m back in my own space…Have a great weekend, Guap!

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  4. I had to muffle a laugh when I read “banana hammock”, since Joe is still asleep in the other room. Oh, man.

    Then I cracked up again at “spaghetti…and BLANKETS!”. Haaaahahahahaha, Have a great weekend!!

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  5. The one liners in the videos were awesome – last one my fav. Thanks for the Friday chuckles.

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  6. Woohoo! I love Mitch! ( He was taken from us MUCH too soon.) And why didn’t I know you have a banana hammock? Where’s the photographic evidence??

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  7. I am recycling last year’s resolutions!

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  8. Happy New Year. I want a pony.

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  9. No one wants the “donate to charity slice.” LOL! That guy is pretty funny. Sadly, I think my mind works in much the same way. He just says it out loud and is cool and funny and confident. haha!
    Garden Party is a great song – sad too. I always feel bad for Ricky Nelson when I hear it.
    Well, it looks like we’re off to a great start in 2013. So far, so good – yeah, I realize we’re only four days in, just saying.

    To lose weight in 2013 I’m gonna get a divorce! You did say, “dead weight,” right? πŸ˜‰

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  10. Whoa, I had no idea Kid Rock did stand-up. Good for him!

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  11. That picture, muahahaha :).

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  14. Awesome, awesome, awesome post Guap! Damn you’ve set the bar high for the year!

    That flip-chart resolution graphic made me laugh out loud–may steal it for my post tomorrow.

    Great winner choice from last week, and Garden Party… Man, haven’t thought about that song in a looong time. I’ll bite and look up the story.

    Have a super week my friend!

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  15. I would not want to serve spaghetti. I would want to serve oysters and beer. IJS. Thank you so much for the shout out for RP. I am attempting to start a vaca tomorrow as a reward for not sleeping in December.

    Have a terrific weekend, Guap. I appreciate all the publicity πŸ˜‰

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  16. Happy New Year, Guap! But how did you know about that horrific tofu and butter incident??

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  17. I listened to Garden Party while I read your post, El Guapo, and Mitch Hedberg entertained me while I tried to figure out how I’m going to lose weight. It’ll never happen if I don’t quit going to our local McDonald’s and eating spaghetti while wrapped in a blanket.

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  18. Banana hammock, you say? Just make sure we don’t frequent the same beaches this summer…

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  19. Oh, my resolution really should have been to be a better pollster around here! Love the image of the [un]Resolutions of Years Past. Ha!

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  20. The swearing one was mine. I got distracted and forgot to add my name to it. Yay! I love being a mother $&@%*Β₯ winner!!!

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  21. Happy New Year, Oh handsome one! I shudder to think what could have happened with the tofu and butter, two tastes I like to keep separate.

    I’m with Sandylikeabeach–being presentable by noon is something of a challenge.

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  22. Swearing like a mother f#*%$* truck driver…oops. That didn’t last long. Dammit
    (WE HAVE A %$#+*#$&*^%# WINNER!!!)

    What swearing? All I see is censorship!!

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  23. I type stuff in the ‘other’ box. I am not a rule follower. I would rather make bad choices than other people’s choices. I am a rebel.

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  24. Hahah that last poll was so funny. I’m still laughing about all the responses. I love that people still pick BRAAAINNSSS by the way.

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  25. I’m thinking that I actually need to swear a bit more. Letting go of my repression might help with my depression, #@$% it all.

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    • Especially if you get depressed while teaching wim2s!
      (hehehe)
      On the other hand, I think the lying bastard of depression deserves to get reamed now and again…

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  26. My favorite Rick Nelson song! Nice job!

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  27. El Guapo, I loved the comedy. That was hilarious! I needed a good laugh. Hmm…I actually do want to lose a few pounds, and I’m determined!! I’m getting back to something right away…I am.

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  28. Hi,
    Love the new year resolutions picture, and recyclable, that has to be a plus. πŸ™‚

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  29. As always your Friday Foolishness is a fun packed
    giggle-fest from start to finish and what a great bunch
    of Guapolaholics there are here too πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ lol Wicked…

    Have a wicked evening and a
    ghoulishly exciting weekend El Guapo πŸ™‚

    Androgoth

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  30. I honestly don’t think I made any resolutions. Divide by zero. I’m a success!

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  31. Hey, I loved Garden Party, is this a trick question to see how old I am? I stand by my resolution to release my inner beeyatch. It’s working out great so far. Only don’t ask my hubs. He’s not enjoying it.

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  32. In honor of the new year, Guap, I’m buying everyone a round of spandex onesies! and that goes for the squirrels too!!!

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  33. Svelte must mean your comments are 3x as long as your post! Loved Ricky Nelson – will have to look up the story though, I’m not sure I ever knew there was a story. My first & only resolution – must post more.

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    • I have to admit, Benze – I have absolutely no idea what svelte means.
      But I wholeheartedly second your resolution!

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      • When you think svelte – think Audrey Hepburn. It’s a very toned, slim figure. Sorry this took so long, hubby has been on a rampage about how my blogging has been taking too much time now he’s home from work too.

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  34. Great tune, Guap-O=matic image (the List), Lovin’ the answers to last week, and dug the videos.
    Guap… I am in awe of your fabulousness. Happy New Year!
    xxx

    p.s. Will never be svelte, lucky when I’m voluptuous. Going to try yoga though. and beer. Lots of beer to counteract the yoga. Middle ground, moderation, … ah fuck that

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  35. free penny press

    Resolutions and me don’t mix.. I either forget them, break them or flat out ignore them..But I would love to go to a “Garden Party” πŸ™‚

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  36. Picture this:
    I’m at home, there’s people around, they are talking about something depressing, but not too depressing to keep me engaged. I’m reading your blog and started to chuckle, home girl looks at me while she keeps narrating her sad story, I keep chuckling. Home girl says “It’s ok that you don’t give a flying duck(she said fuck but I wouldn’t say fuck in your blog) but you shouldn’t laugh”
    I entered my “other” but forgot to put my name as usual.

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  37. Thanks for sharing my post. And Hedberg, love him.

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  38. Hey there…Just nominated you for best blog for 2012. Congrats. I love your blogs…See my last blog for details.
    Muah…
    Sooz

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  39. I have/had a crush on Ricky for the longest time… I think his daughter Tracy is really cute. And I really give him kudos for surviving being a child of the iconic parental units of the 50’s, Ozzie and Harriet. GAH!!! I can’t imagine getting along with those two A-type personalities!!!
    Not sure why, this post made me kind of reflective – I think it’s Ricky – not only did I listen to “Garden Party” (one of my fave songs of his), I googled him and got all sad and thoughtful. Damn. I lost that foolishness feeling, that foolishness feeling… yeah it’s gone, gone gone, whoa – oh – oh – oh – oooooohhhhhh…
    Never mind, I found it!!
    happy new year and I look forward to another year of your great birthday bashes and other such foolery!!!

    πŸ™‚

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    • I’ve always found that song reflective, BuddhaKat. One of his best too.
      Glad you found that feelin, and looking forward to another fun year in your company!

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  40. Hope 2013 is proving to be a good year, resolutions be darned! πŸ˜‰

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  41. Happy New year and looks like you are starting it with a bang1 super foolishness – even if I did have to face my behind – I mean that I am behind and – I was feeling ok about the extra few pounds ya know I did pretty good but – I mean ..I am worried – does this comment make my ass look fat? ug… I may have to work out … oh.. well thanks for all your support and your friendship and for helping make 2012 a memorable and fun year.. πŸ™‚ You Dude – ROCK πŸ™‚

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  42. Where have you been all my blogging life??

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  43. I always make my resolutions in December, as per how the first eleven months went for me. So when I quit smoking last April, that became a resolution, since yanno, I was already eight months in. As for 2013? I’ll get back to you at Christmas. And that Mitch Hedberg is hilarious.

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  44. New Year’s Resolution: Read El Guapo’s “Friday Foolishness” on Fridays, not Sundays. There’s just no better way to start the weekend πŸ™‚ Love the recycled resolutions!

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  45. Wahhh! Haha! This is the funniest New Year’s Revolution I have ever seen! πŸ˜€

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  47. I am so jealous of your New Year’s resolution note riddled with scribbles and addendum’s. Bummer. Now I’m stumped and can’t find anything smart to say so I’ll just point to the left and yell out SQUIRREL!

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Ahem *best Ricky Ricardo voice* Babble-OOOoooo!!!

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