Holy, totally sucked in!
Very funny! Your mind works in mysterious ways.
LOL. Funny how nature seems to love noses… Did you ever notice that chickpeas have noses with something resembling a mouth underneath? They also always remind me of Hitchcock.
Aww so sweet and innocent!
Omigod, I’m laughing at vegetables. I never knew such a thing was possible. ha ha!
Now I know how you named your blog. You do stuff. And it is art.
Thank you for the mock in the Alfred title. I wasn’t suckered in like your scary basement post!
HAH… too cool!
You’re such a funny hunny
Ok, this was excellent, but you might have too much free time on your hands.
I had the exact same thought as you Sally!!!
My first thought, after I chuckled: Someone has way too much free time on their hands. I guess great minds think alike, although, my free time is spent reading about what Karen does in her free time…hmmmm… 🙂
Also … it’s my job to do stuff like this. Rough life. I know. 😉 ~ karen
Ha! We were at the Uxbridge Fall Fair yesterday. Checking out the odd veggies is always something I like to do.
You are definitely a goofball. Which is one of the many reasons we all love you and read your blog. Keep up the good work.
Awesome! I never thought Hitchcock would make my mouth water… Bravo for your gorgeous tomatoes : )
Sweetie…you really need to get out more
Said my 5-year-old, “That person looks kind of scary.” And that was without me humming the theme song from “Alfred Hitchcock Presents.”
The profile looks like Gru from Despicable Me, lol!
Playing with your food again I see. How did you ever come up with this and how long did it take? I also have a feeling this could have gone in a totally different direction.
I must say, you showed great restraint.
Stop playing with your food and eat your veg! 🙂
You wild crazy nut bar.
Ah-tomato humour. My favourite. Well done!
my son just said, what the heck are you laughing at. Needed that, tired on this Monday morning. Thanks for the giggle.
Thank Goodness you decided to go with Alfred and not something equally as look-alike with that tomato! I laughed even thinking about what you might have done.
love it! You have an extraordinary imagination Karen! Cheers.
You have to wonder…would Emily Post approve
This is one of the reasons why I love you… never know what to expect… but always a treat! You inspire and always make me giggle, we all need more of that in our lives! Keep on doing the stuff you do! HUGS!
Watch yourself there, Karen. Pretty sure positioning vegetables that way isn’t legal in some states.
Karen your scaring me now!!!!! I actually had the exact tomato from the garden this year, wonder if it is a special breed….. hmmmmmm!
BTW, your doing much more clean things with your veggies than I did with mine! LOL!
I bet you’re a terror at the Farmers Market…LOL!
Great! Now I’m craving an heirloom tomato sandwich with mayo to enjoy while I watch “Rear Window.”
HAAAAA. Love it. So clever and so “Karen.”
So you’ve finally gone over the edge eh? That’s the best laugh(out loud)I’ve had in a long time..Thanks!
You got me! I even squinted!
I always love the crazy shapes veggies sometimes grow themselves into!
I am positively giddy that someone else “out there” sees these things, too :o)
I know you don’t have too much time on your hands. And yet…
Ha! Reminds me of a book we had when my son was little, called “How are You Peeling?” It had all sorts of fruits and vegetables with faces like that.
Hi Linda. Welcome to my website. You seem like a really positive, pleasant and fun person. And obviously also very astute and clever. You’re right. This post was really stupid. In fact I’m stupid. I’m so ashamed I even did this I don’t know where to begin to make it up to you. I was thinking about removing my entire website and going back to school to learn the proper way to smartly stack tomatoes, but that would take a really long time. And frankly I’m worried I wouldn’t be able to make it to the bus stop without getting run over because I’m so stupid. So I guess really I should thank you for saving my life. Thank you Linda. Thank you. You’re like an Internet angel, and I imagine a sparkling beacon of light for everyone around you. ~ karen
I love sarcasm…..
Thank you, Karen. Linda is correct — everyone who enjoyed your clever little presentation is stupid to come here, ever, looking for a smile or just something interesting to divert them from all the very important and smart things they should be doing and paying attention to.
I’m ashamed of myself for enjoying Alfred and thinking what a jolly thing you did. I’ll go to bed without dinner, not just for punishment, but because I’m too stupid to be allowed to eat. And perhaps then Linda can feel better. And smarter.
Grammy – I’ve tried and tried to form a stupid club but … you guessed it … I’m too stupid. ~ karen
Stupid is as stupid does. Oh hell…I’m too stupid to even know what that means. Maybe Linda can explain it.
HA HA HA!!! I just noticed that Emily Post Etiquette book was the base!!! Maybe you can do a contest and send it as a prize to the most rude post!
Once I grew a carrot that had an interesting “extremity” looking part…but it was missing a couple things…which I added with the help of a couple cherry tomatoes attached with toothpicks. Well, I had a few giggles, named him Curtis (as in Curtis the Carrot) and put him in my husbands lunch, and forgot all about it…until he came home that evening….he was not nearly as amused at my little creation as I was that morning….I think it embarrassed him at the lunch table at work. No sense of humor.
You might be amused to know that all my chickens are named for Hitchcock leading ladies. When the chicks arrived in the mail (!), one of them was pretty wonky and weak, falling over and hopping backwards and just generally seeming not long for this world. We decided to name her Tippie (which is similar to the name Tippi Hedron, star of The Birds–perfect, no?) and so we had a theme which we fulfilled with Ingrid Bergman, Doris Day, Marlena Dietrich, Grace Kelly, Tallulah Bankhead, and Eva-Marie Saint. I just thought you’d like to know.
That’s great! I love that line of chicken naming. Did Tippie make it? ~ karen
Yes, Tippie made it. She is my favorite. Unfortunately, I am facing a problem right now, in that a neighbor (who bears us a grudge) called the city and I may have to give up my babies In Pasadena, the bylaws allow chickens, but they must be 50 feet (about 15 meters) from the property line, even though almost all the lots here are about 50 feet wide. So there isn’t any spot that’s fifty feet from all property lines. Most California cities require only that the poultry be housed 35 feet (about 10 meters) from another dwelling, which is totally doable. I’m going to try to get this law changed, but in the meantime I’m scrambling. Wish me luck.
There is hope. Sometimes when people challenge things like this, all the laws get put on hold until it’s sorted out. What exactly is your neighbour’s problem with the chickens? Is he protesting noise? Smell? Disease? Here are some of my point/counterpoints to the issues people are needlessly worried about. https://www.theartofdoingstuff.com/the-reclucktant-activist/ Good luck. And YAY for Tippie! ~ karen
The neighbor was retaliating for a complaint my husband made to the city about a huge piece of industrial equipment he is storing next to our house. He has been a total jerk since moving in.
Thank yo for the link! I had read it months ago when I was browsing through your site as I am wont to do. At the time, I didn’t feel my hens were threatened. It’s good to reread it. I’m going to a city council meeting this evening, and if I have a chance to speak, I will reference your article. I didn’t know there hadn’t been a single case of avian flu in North America. I have five hens (I’ve lost two, one to fatty liver and one to a damned possum), and a huge back yard, so there is no problem with smell. One of my hens has a rather loud, gravelly cluck, and three of my hens make multiple “buckawks” after laying, but I can’t imagine anyone taking exception to it. DId you get the law changed in your city?
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