Another Day Wasted by a Drop in Drunk

I planned on doing a really elaborate post on Smoked Tomato soup today.

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But then something happened.

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I got a surprise visitor.

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He stayed forever.

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I’m sure you know the type.

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He settled in and for 7 hours he didn’t move.

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By 8 o’clock at night the only thing that’d changed was his position.

And his drink order.


Kept mumbling something about Prince Charming.  I dunno.  He got kind of slurry by the end there.

One thing I know for sure … my name’s not Lily, and I don’t care how many times you jump up and down I’m not going back to your pad.


  1. Hayley says:

    Bendy Straw = Priceless

  2. Jennifer says:

    hahaha! and the betty ford ad at the top! perfect!

    • Karen says:

      Jennifer – Is there, really??!! OMG. I can’t see that .. it must be an ad that airs on the American sites. Funny! ~ karen

      • Jenn says:

        OMG the ad at the top of my screen was for DUI defense.

        Makes me wonder just what the heck you Canucks thing of us ‘mer’cuns.

        • sera says:

          I thought the ads depended on what your browser history was…because mine area for HGTV (which is from your site) and CB2 which is definitely me.
          And once again, I’m admiring your glorious outdoor space. sigh.

        • Miranda says:

          Too funny, ladies. I could be wrong, but I believe ads are custom to what you generally search for.

  3. Pati says:

    Aww what a great visitor! Don’t blame him for staying, your back yard is gorgeous~Love the pillows!
    Thanks for the laugh 🙂

  4. Gknee says:

    Settled in and didn’t move for 7 hours…geez sounds like my husband’s XBox activity. Love the patio!

  5. I’m sorry, was this post about a toad or something? I’m just completely distracted by those fantastic chairs and those amazing pillows. Great design does that to me.

    *hiccup* I’ll have what he’s having!!!


  6. karenagain says:

    Other Karen I love your blog and your name. Of course this was a boy visitor. Girl visitors are too busy to lounge around on patio furniture all day. Imagine going to a strangers pretty home and just hanging about all day. Oh, the nerve. My ad at the top is for swiffer wet jet. Okay AD I get the hint. I will use it more often. Really?

  7. Kerrie-Lee says:

    Hillarious! Just what I needed! Thanks!

  8. Shannon says:

    Can we expect the next post to be on Frog Leg Surprise? Or am I just jumping the gun… 🙂

  9. Julie shinnick says:

    Nice job tidying it up!

  10. gf says:

    Love it! Just the bit of humor I needed this morning.

  11. Britt says:

    Hhhahaha I love it! Have a great weekend Karen!

  12. I’m jealous of your gorgeous backyard! I love your little visitor though. He must’ve thought it was fabulous.

  13. Sarah says:

    Karen, you have me in stitches! What a great way to start my morning! Love the mini frog-sized drink. Priceless!! Great looking patio too! No wonder he didn’t want to leave.

  14. Babie Knoop says:

    OMG! That is hilarious! I LOVE the cup and straw! Made me throw my head back and laugh this morning! …and I LOVE to throw my head back and laugh! What a simple and funny post!

  15. Kristy says:

    Thanks for the morning giggle.. GREAT way to start the day. 🙂

  16. So funny! Of course he stayed – look at that beautiful patio! The cup and straw were the perfect touch. LOL!!

  17. Kasia says:

    OMG, you make my morning! Is the cup and straw photoshopped?!?!? or did you cut some sort of tiny weird thing down to size to make it???

    I think he deserves a name… 7 hours, surely he’s earned a name 🙂

    • Karen says:

      Kasia – The cup is a tiny piece of tubing from my pond and the bendy straw is a tiny one from a juice box that I cut. ~ karen

  18. Nancy says:

    If he was mumbling “Prince Charming” why didn’t you kiss him girl??? You should have put a little crown on his head

  19. Must not be a Mom frog…she wouldn’t have time for that relaxing day in that relaxing backyard!

  20. Ana says:

    Prince Charming was definitely chill’n in your beautiful backyard 🙂

  21. Kate S. says:

    I had a tiny little tree frog spend 9 hours resting on the blossom-end of a pumpkin I desperately wanted to harvest last week. I kept going out to see if he’d gone, only to find he hadn’t moved an inch. I didn’t think of offering him any refreshments–what he must think of my manners!

  22. pat says:

    Line up another drink then….. Too funny! Nice clean up job on the backyard BTW. That weekend at home really paid off.

  23. Talia says:

    My goodness your yard is amazing! I’d plop myself down and stay too.

    The drink w/bendy straw is too dang cute!

  24. Kim says:

    Thought my BIL dropped in to see you too, by the title, LOL!

  25. Jerrica says:

    LOL! Love it! I bet he got stood up! Is it true frogs give you warts? I’ve always wondered. Warts and a drinking problem? 😉

  26. Jenn says:

    This is a riot. You give us such joy!

  27. kelliblue says:

    Looks like *everyone* enjoys hanging out in your lovely back yard Karen! I suppose you could tell him to bring a ‘covered dish’ next time he visits, but you’d probably get stuck with ‘fly surprise’ or something equally delish. Bleah. 😛

    That tiny cup and straw about killed me!

  28. B.J.M says:

    Well Done.

  29. Evelyn says:

    Gosh that’s so cute. Super duper creative with the glass and straw!

  30. Beth says:

    Love it! Photoshop was definitely a worthwhile purchase!

  31. Linda says:

    Your backyard is stunning. Really stunning. In the first pic the plant in the back ground looks like a small horse.

    • Karen says:

      Linda – Hah! I’ve looked and looked and can’t see this horse plant you speak of. I’m sure it’s there. I’m just drunk. ~ karen No I’m not. I am, however, full of Diet Coke at the moment. Perhaps that’s impairing my vision.

  32. Anemone says:

    Newww pet…hahhahha…kidding…the lil thing is comfy…

    • Karen says:

      Anemone – The frog is actually one of the pets! We brought a waterbottle full of tadpoles home from the cottage last summer. A couple of them survived and grew, but this one ended up being the King of the Castle. He ran the other frog off. ~ karen

  33. Patty says:

    I am SO happy to have finally downloaded an RSS feeder for my phone so I can read you regularly again that *I* want to be your Prince Charming!

    • Karen says:

      Patty – You signed up just in time. In exactly 2 1/2 hours, after 3 months of building … The Chicken Coop Post goes up! ~ karen

  34. Linda says:

    Oh no that’s funny. Maybe I am seeing things! I haven’t been drinking either. Ok it’s just under the globes and the bottom of it touches the lantern. Right behind the chair. It’s that green limb.

  35. Linda says:

    You know what know that I think about it, it just looks like a horses mane, not the entire horse!

  36. Lou Cinda says:

    How hysterical!!!! At least he was a cheap drunk….being so small and all!

    Love it!!

    Lou Cinda

  37. pve says:

    I think he was looking for a bud.

  38. danielle @domestic dish says:

    1. I just found your blog and am in love
    2. this post just solidified it.

    Thank you for fantastic ideas!!!


  39. rosalie says:

    fun blog. Your outdoor sitting area is darling. Your tree is just what we’re looking for. Do you know what tree is it?

    • Karen says:

      Hi Rosalie. Thanks! The tree is a Weeping Nootka False Cypress. It also goes by the name Weeping Alaska-cedar. There are 2 of these types of trees that are often confused, even online. Mind is very tall and slender with sparse branches that flow down towards the ground. There is another type which you can see here … It’s wider, rounder and it’s branches turn upwards. I LOVE my tree. It’s a beautiful, elegant tree and it doesn’t take up a lot of visual or physical space. ~ karen!

  40. Heather says:

    That’s hilarious.

  41. Lynne says:

    Thanx for your cute story! It made me smile in remembrance of when I moved into my home. It was November with snow on the ground and there were two toads in the basement. How they got in there, I have no idea. However, being winter, I felt sorry for them and let them stay to eat spiders and such. The next spring, I put them outside. That fall only one of them returned….and…of course…I let him (or her) stay for the winter and put it out again in the spring. Since then, they have not returned and I can only surmise that they moved to someone else who fed them better. LOL

  42. Sophie says:

    haha so CUTE! ♥

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