The Following Photo May be Disturbing to Some Readers … heh.

Friday’s have become a bit of a playground around here at The Art of Doing Stuff.  A day for ridiculousness.  ‘Cause we all need a bit of ridiculousness in our lives.  Unless that ridiculousness comes in the form of  Rob Schneider.  Or harem pants.   That kind of ridiculous we can do without.  At least I can.

Today is Caption This day on The Art of Doing Stuff.

I would  like for you to take a look at the following photo and then think up a caption for it.  I think it’s best if I don’t provide you with any background on the photo because I don’t want to influence your caption at all.  Suffice it to say this is a bit of a departure for me, and the following photo may be disturbing to some readers.

Viewer Discretion is advised.






Caption This …





Don’t say I didn’t warn you. Best caption as judged by me, the fella, a random stranger, my cats and a ball of dryer lint … wins an Art of Doing Stuff tea towel!




Captions accepted until Sunday, April 29th at midnight.

Have a good weekend!

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  1. Nicole2 says:

    The museum is that way…

  2. sherry says:

    out of my mind~back in 5 minutes

  3. Lynne says:

    Margaritas and break dancing – sounded like a good idea at the time!

  4. Kate says:

    I think I left it right…over…here.

  5. Lynne says:

    I have three: It seems some people can fall asleep just about

    Is this the result of wearing black socks with
    musclemen pajamas ?

    Is Stair Yoga on the cusp of replacing Hot Yoga ?

    Cheers !!

  6. vaughn says:

    We were unprepared when the earth’s magnetic poles shifted.

    (and I’m hoping it was staged and not a reproduction of a fall) =O

  7. gloria says:

    Karen is determined to save electricity and reduce her carbon footprint by ingesting her milk shake ingredients then throwing herself down a series of stairs.

  8. gloria says:

    A breech baby, Karen continues to have her own way of climbing stairs.

    • paula says:

      Gloria, are you a stand up comic? I think a comedy blog is in order…

      • gloria says:

        Actually…well no, stand-up would have me hurling in my hat, I would be way too nervous. But I did write a humor column for many years for the newspaper. These days I keep a blog just to archive some of my old columns. (hence the reason I haven’t posted anything to it since Moses was a boy.)

        • Diane says:

          Gloria, What’s your blog called?

          • gloria says:

            Diane, it’s called My Front Porch, because that’s where I started writing the column many years ago, same name I used in the newspaper, too. I just kept the name going on the blog, even when I started doing my writing in the house on one of those new-fangled computer contraptions instead of a yellow legal pad and a Ticonderoga No.2. Think the last archive post was in 2009. Yikes,I really ought to put some more columns up, eh, Karen :)

    • michelle says:

      um… favorite. :)

  9. Tanya Stewart says:

    The fella tried to warned her, but….unconvinced and after ” one too many ” Karen decided to try waxing the staircase with her brilliant handmade beeswax-coated socks. ( all was not lost…as her feet were an blissfully smooth for weeks afterwards….quite a success,really….so suck it, fella. )

  10. Alene says:

    “This is a public service announcement from the Coffee Council.”

    I’ve been stalking your blog for a while now. Thanks for making whatever beverage I’m drinking come out of my nose. . . on more than one occasion!

    • Bethkay says:

      You said it! I posted a link to the Bogs gveaway on my blog and that’s what I said about Karen – she is snort-pop-out-your-nose funny!! (pop is soda for al you southerners ;0)

  11. stargazyrr says:

    Some people choose to do everything the hard way.

  12. misskher says:

    Karen attempts the lesser known “toot central” yoga pose.

  13. Emmy says:

    My mother was right, you should never EVER run down the stairs in socks! Ouch.

  14. gloria says:

    In a diabolical assassination attempt, and planning to set up a junta regime, Karen’s cats have eaten the rubber nubbies off the bottoms of her no-skid slipper socks.

  15. Shannon V. says:

    “I KNEW I ‘shoulda’ made that left ‘toin’ in ‘Albakoikie'”

    ***In my best Bugs Bunny***

  16. Bethany says:

    After only two classes at the local YMCA, an over-ambitious Karen attempts the classic Yoga move, “The Slinky”, and discovers why it’s not on the beginner’s roster.

  17. Erin Q. says:

    Though casual Friday at the contortionists’s club could never involve jeans due to their constricting nature, the Board of Directors never dreamed the acrobat would show up wearing pyjamas. Perhaps a revision in policy was in order.

  18. Katie Morgan says:

    I fell…….and was sober.

  19. Pam G. says:

    So much for my rendition of Zou Bisou Bisou…

  20. Emmy says:

    Now kiddies, don’t try this at home… Ummm… Ooops!

  21. Diane T says:

    My God, these pyjamas TASTE good!

  22. OMG I am so laughing at all the comments.

  23. Caro says:

    Clearly this doesn’t need a caption – haven’t any of you heard of ‘Stair Twister’?

    Seriously, in the background I can just picture the fella: “right hand – baseboard”

    (‘Stair Twister’ soon to be trademarked by Hasbro)

    • T.D. says:

      Hysterically snort-laughing in a library quite office. I guess without a memo, you’ll never be able to tell it’s here FRIDAY e.v.e.r.

  24. Christina B says:

    ” Yep, I forgot to dust this baseboard!”

  25. Chris v says:

    OMG have you SEEN what’s down here???

  26. Evie says:

    “Help, I’ve fallen and I can’t get up.”

    (old TV commercial reference there… LifeCall! hahaha)

  27. Allison says:

    What “The Shining” would have looked like if Johnny was trying to master photoshop instead of writing a novel.

  28. Tris says:

    …at this point, Karen realized that even though her body builder jammies usually made her invincible, they had one weak point. They could not protect her from the dreaded slippery socks on stairs monster. (cue ominous music) Bom Bom Boooooooom!

  29. Rachel White says:

    “FELLA! I fell down the stairs again! No, no, no don’t help me up! Go get the camera!”

  30. Amanda says:

    Fella: “Hey Karen I learned this new “Crossfit” exercise that we can do at home do you want to try it with me?”

    Karen: “NOOOO(thump)OOOOO(thump)OOOOO(thump)OOOOO

  31. Melanie says:

    Oh my gosh, I got a wedgie!

  32. Marie Peters says:

    How many ways do I have to tell you, it went that way…

  33. Cathy says:

    Um mm guess I should not try and polka down the stairs after a long morning of brown bottle wrestling.

  34. Mandy Y says:

    ‘I am the stair MASTER!’ (said in best Donkey voice)

  35. Sara S. says:

    Karen should have realized long before her readers suggested “Stair Sock Surfing” that saying “I’ll figure it out” to a bunch of loonies was a BAD idea!

  36. Sevi says:

    Fella:”I’ve decided to run another marathon again”
    Karen:”Just a second. I need a quick suicide”

  37. missnicoleo says:

    The art of doing klutz.

  38. Mare says:

    P.A. #24
    “Zombie Apocalypse – be ready to run.”

  39. Heather says:

    This is what you call black out Friday, when your so freakin excited to save money you run outta bed and fall down the stairs!!

  40. Mary says:

    Karen would try anything for a (OHIP covered) massage.

  41. Elise says:

    Good God, Lemon!

  42. Judy D. says:

    The fella’s snoring drives me “out of my mind.”

  43. beverly h says:

    OK. Now, roll the video backwards…

  44. Nathalie says:


  45. Tina says:

    Karen to Fella: I have no idea what the hell you are talking about, the molding looks level to me even at this angle. Get down here and look for yourself if you don’t believe me or just “suck it”.

  46. Ginny says:

    This is what happens when you try to avoid stepping on the cat on the stairs in your socks. Thanks for letting us know which way the little bugger went.

    PS Where did you get your jammies? I want a pair.

  47. sara says:

    i’d push you down the stairs too if you came to bed wearing that.

  48. beverly h says:

    When Karen regained consciousness, she realized that she did not leave her reading glasses downstairs after all.

  49. Anne says:


  50. Matthew says:

    1) Karen to the Fella: “Hurry up and take the damn picture.”


    2) Says the Fella: “I thought your Marty McFly (Back To The Future) air-guitar tryouts were next week.”

  51. Lillian L says:

    ‘give me a second,your breakfast won’t be late’

  52. Indoors Tough Mudder 2012

  53. Gayla T says:

    In the Fella’s sweetest voice, “How many times do I have to tell you I don’t want a band-aid?” (good thing I already have a towel, huh? LOLOLOL 1. I can’t believe how many of your fans don’t sleep at night. 2. This seems to be a secret meeting place for the home version of Comedy Club. There are some really funny captions. I’m going to have to come back later and see what’s been added. However, this will not be the day I tell my family and friends that I have found this really great do it yourself site they should all check out. LOLOLOL

  54. Karen J says:

    Col. Mustard with the candle stick found in the conservatory.

    Miss Scarlett found dead at her Tudor Mansion. Her body was found at the foot of the cellar stairs by Prof.Plum.
    The cause of death has not yet been determined, but there are plenty of likely objects around the mansion that could have been used…

  55. Denise says:

    As I wrote once before, your readers comments are at least half the fun of your site and just like chicken coop building, I won’t be trying this one, but love to watch you do it!

  56. Karen Boreham says:

    Teflon stair skids, not as effective as you might think.

  57. Shirley says:

    Not *quite* the Grand Entrance Karen had planned for …

  58. Deb says:

    Karen fall down go boom!!!
    Sorry, that’s the best I could do!! 😉

  59. Eileen says:

    Karen, ever ready to demonstate a new technique for her Followers, attempts to fall down the stairs….from bottom to top.

  60. Carole says:

    Does my bum look big like this?

  61. Break Dancing comes back into style… With new comfort relaxed Fashion.

  62. gloria says:

    *This is not a caption. If it were, it would be the lamest one ever.* Midnight always confuses me. Do you mean Sunday going into Monday midnight or Saturday going into Sunday midnight?

    • Karen says:

      Gloria – You’re right it is confusing. Technically I should have said Monday at midnight. So how about we go with Sunday night at 11:59 p.m. is the deadline? ~ karen!

  63. Amy McNamara says:

    “don’t ever where those pajamas again, B*tch!” (thump thump thump groan)

  64. Fallen: A life-like sculpture.
    Part of an exhibition at a local orthopedic office.

    Hope you weren’t hurt.

  65. marilyn says:

    im not leaving a caption..i still dont have my first tea towel..and besides i cant think of anything.

  66. bex says:

    “Calm down fella…yes, its this floor board…the chickens are definitely hiding under this floorboard”

  67. Jen heicklen says:

    “Son, your father and I used to find great pleasure in this position. Make sure your wife gets her hip just like this. Here, let me show you.”

  68. This week, Karen Bertelsen’s beautifully posed body was found eaten by a brood of chickens. Much of the woman had been nibbled by her pets after a staircase-related accident weeks ago. “She loved those chickens so much. She spent half her time feeding them. And then videoing it. I suppose they had a big appetite,” said a neighbour.

  69. Monica says:

    Curse you, hardwood, and your expensive price tag!

  70. Beth says:

    The man on the pj’s had his way with me.

  71. Stacy says:

    What??? I’m just chillin…..

  72. Arlene says:

    Karen rethought her original idea of dusting the stairs with her old body builder flannel p.j.’s — realizing, after it was too late, that it would have worked out better for her if she took them off first!

  73. christine says:

    Why didn’t Karen listen when the fella said,”Please don’t wake me again”? I know that is a little sick.Smirk.

  74. Kerri says:

    Finally, with the antenna taped and extended from her right foot, another half millimeter lift of her finger and a tin foil hat carefully placed on the Fella’s head with a half twist to the left.. Karen was able to enjoy perfect reception on her new-to-her antique television set. “Ah, childhood.. hello old friend.”

  75. “Work Hard & Play Hard”

  76. ev says:

    Proof that “Beefcake” pj’s are not all that safe after all!

  77. Celine says:

    I’m sexy and I know it!

  78. Lisa says:

    “In Florida we call that ‘hang-ten with a twist’ but usually it’s done in a bikini, with a board & in the ocean!”

    I do so hope you are OK & the Fella kissed your boo boos & put you back together again!

  79. Lisa says:

    Perhaps the Dollar Store is NOT the best place to buy stair treads.

  80. Nathalie Sutherland says:

    Karen to Fella…

    “Ooh I see what you mean….we should fill in that crack under the baseboard.”

    (Now if only there was a way of going back in time to see the Fella when he noticed the problem;)

  81. Pam says:

    “Can you pass me my wine, I can’t reach it from here”

  82. Maggie V says:

    I like to be the centre of attention. So what? You gotta problem with that?

  83. Sandy says:

    “I knew these ugly steps would be the death of me!”

    Sorry….but I am thinking they need jazzing up. Hope I didn’t hurt any feelings.

    • Karen says:

      LOL. Um, no. No feelings hurt. I ripped the disgusting carpet up from the stairs when I redid my house a few years ago and *still* need to have a custom runner made for them. Time and money. Whenever I have one … I don’t have the other. ~ karen

      • Sandy says:

        I know the feeling! I really did hesitate sending that caption because I didn’t want to appear rude or ugly. It was what come to mind because I have the same issues in my old home! Never enough of money, time or something. Love your post and sense of humor! Sandy

      • beverly h says:

        Ah, yes… but think of all the time and money you would save on Emergency Room visits.

  84. Deborah says:

    I know, it looks as though Karen fell down the stairs, right? Well, she was just giving the floor a hug!

  85. Renee says:

    The strangest thing was that the pajama bodybuilders had been lined up in rows before Karen took that fall.

  86. Nora says:

    “You know I’ll try anything. But break-dancing UP the stairs is harder than I thought.”

  87. Mary says:

    This is how you do Stair Surfing.

  88. White says:

    Is my slip showing?

  89. Jules says:

    “I warned you Karen! Im REALLY getting sick of this!”

    (visual of gorgeous, defined muscular arms pushing feeble Karen down the stairs)

    “This is what you get for turning that #%&*ing camera on me while Im sleeping!”

  90. paula says:

    “watch out for that first step – it’s a doozy”

  91. Leslie says:

    The Fella’s Payback…no one films attempts at bandaging while he sleeps anymore.

  92. cindy says:

    suck it; i’m still pretty in pink…….

  93. Suzanne says:

    Sorry, no caption, but HOLY CRAP – I thought I was the only one with those AWESOME pyjamas!!!! Mine are so worn out that I have to ration their use for “special occasions”.

  94. Jillian says:

    Muscle man pj’s take out woman. Detectives baffled.

  95. Joan says:

    Ballet practice gone array.

  96. Debbie says:

    After a day of gardening in her pink-flannel-muscle-man pajama’s, Karen mysteriously is found lying in a heap at the bottom of the stairs… and The Fella is nowhere to be seen.

  97. Val says:

    Having had a particularly bean-heavy menu this week, Karen’s flatulence has reached inhuman levels of strength and is starting to result in dire physical consequences.

    • Beth says:

      I really wish I could win, cause I’d love a towel – but VAL – I was in TEARS from laughing at your post!!! I hope you win, this would soooo work in our house (if we had stairs!)Toooooo funny!!! Whether it’s Karen’s posts and/or comments from other “blog-stalkers” such as myself – I never leave here without a laugh!! Thanks!

    • Sherry says:

      Like #2… oh… ha ha get it

  98. Sarah says:

    Suck it gravity!!!

  99. Kim says:

    The Art of Doing STAIRS.

    (Karen, was this first thing in the morning or on your way to bed?!)

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