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!

*Comments are now closed*


  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. 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

  53. 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…

  54. 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!

  55. Karen Boreham says:

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

  56. Shirley says:

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

  57. Deb says:

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

  58. Eileen says:

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

  59. Carole says:

    Does my bum look big like this?

  60. Amy Schmucker says:

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

  61. 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!

  62. Amy McNamara says:

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

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

    Hope you weren’t hurt.

  64. marilyn says:

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

  65. bex says:

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

  66. 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.”

  67. 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.

  68. Monica says:

    Curse you, hardwood, and your expensive price tag!

  69. Beth says:

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

  70. Stacy says:

    What??? I’m just chillin…..

  71. 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!

  72. 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.

  73. 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.”

  74. “Work Hard & Play Hard”

  75. ev says:

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

  76. Celine says:

    I’m sexy and I know it!

  77. 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!

  78. Lisa says:

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

  79. 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;)

  80. Pam says:

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

  81. Maggie V says:

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

  82. 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.

  83. Deborah says:

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

  84. Renee says:

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

  85. Nora says:

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

  86. Mary says:

    This is how you do Stair Surfing.

  87. White says:

    Is my slip showing?

  88. 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!”

  89. paula says:

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

  90. Leslie says:

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

  91. cindy says:

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

  92. 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”.

  93. Jillian says:

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

  94. Joan says:

    Ballet practice gone array.

  95. 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.

  96. 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

  97. Sarah says:

    Suck it gravity!!!

  98. Kim says:

    The Art of Doing STAIRS.

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

  99. muttering says:

    Fella! It just hit me!….My next project is to paint the stairs!

  100. Ready to try just about anything to better the life of her readers…Karen has decided to give up her spectator support of her fella’s running competitions, in exchange for her own brand of exercise. Everyone ready? Bottoms up, flex your toes over your head…reach for the sky! Oh, let this be a warning to ya’s …step away from the stairs when you try this at home.

  101. Jennifer says:

    Although always immensely popular with the boys, Karen’s hard fought battle with narcolepsy remains her greatest challenge.

  102. Diane says:

    ‘Help, I’ve fallen and I can’t get up!’

    ‘Guess I had better install that Acorn Stairlift that I advertise on my site! Wonder if they will give me a deal or maybe a giveaway or maybe even a free screwdriver……’

  103. Alissa says:

    So powerful is Karen’s loathing of centipedes that she takes great care in inspecting her home from all angles for the little devils.

  104. Debbie says:

    See fella, I told you I could do a cartwheel down the stairs!

  105. Kathy W. says:

    At least the paramedics will see how cute my jammies are.

  106. Olivia says:

    “Suck it to whoever opened the door while I was attempting to do a hand stand in the stairwell”

  107. Meagan says:

    Damn cat made this pose look comfortable

  108. Lani says:

    “How to Fumigate, the Easy Way”

    ps. I’m not sure if you catch Bravo’s Real Housewives in Canada, but for those of us in the US, “Ridiculous” has a whole new meaning. If you ever get a moment, google Real Housewives of Atlanta + ridiculous. Talk about a dink to remember…

  109. Cheryl in Wisconsin says:

    In all of it’s 170 years of existence, the house had never experienced the trauma and fear that it did on this day. Then Karen got up and it got over it.

  110. Langela says:

    After the all night bandaid fiasco, the fella finally had enough…

    Exhausted by the endless gardening, Karen missed the top step

    Karen recreates her latest roadkill find

    Preparing for Halloween, Karen poses for the chalk outline of the dead body

    Karen before her morning coffee

    Still miffed about all the gardening work when he was promised a day off, the Fella ignores Karen’s pleas for help

    Amused by her own toes, Karen misses the last step

  111. Katrina says:

    A surefire way to avoid cross fit as well as being exponentially less painful than the alternative

  112. Former WWF wrestler “Pinkie” stars in the remake of “The Pajama Game”.

  113. Bonnie G. says:

    The Fella : Good thing this photo isn’t going to have a sound bite !

    Karen: Look , it’s bad enough that it happened on the way up. Did you expect me to hold it tight as a bull’s at fly time!

  114. Jodi T says:

    The alternate ending to the Prince and the Band-aid video 🙂

  115. jodi says:

    “Honey, do these pants make my ass look big?”

    BTW, I think they they make your butt look tiny but that’s what I always ask my poor husband. He hates it!

  116. kelly says:

    I wish you had like buttons for each of the comments… some are very very funny. I have nothing to add because I suck at this type of thing!

  117. Coralie says:

    After reviewing the video found at the top of the stairs, and finding band-aids clutched firmly in Karen’s hand, the incident was ruled justifiable homicide.

  118. Brenda says:

    “I get knocked down, but I get up again. You’re
    never going to keep me down.”

    Credits to Chumbawamba.

  119. Tara says:

    Proof that black socks are always cool. Look again! See? Still cool.

  120. Audrey says:

    In order to continue buying upscale feed for Walnut and Norma Jean, Karen thought a picture of domestic violence would secure her a spot on Judge Judy.

  121. Audrey says:

    Shouldn’t have been practicing my try-out moves for Cirque de Soleil near the top of the stairs.

  122. Scott says:

    Call the Exterminator, I found another Creepy Crawly thing asleep at bottom of the stairs.

  123. Audrey says:

    Damn, I mixed up the tins of floor wax and maple syrup…

  124. Melissa Leach says:

    Whatever it takes to get that last tasety morsel stuck to my pink man jammies.

    I know it’s not funny…I want a damn tea towel.

  125. Arianne says:

    I’m not clumsy. It’s just the floor hates me, the tables & chairs are bullies, and the walls get in the way.

  126. Arianne says:

    I’m not clumsy. It’s just the floor hates me, the tables & chairs are bullies and the wall gets in the way.

  127. Michelle says:

    Karen realizes that the strength of a hundred tiny men on her pajamas is no match for the forces of gravity. Well played, Isaac Newton.

  128. Jenny Ryan says:

    (*nature show narrator voice*): Enraged by the disproportionate coverage of chickens over cats on The Art of Doing Stuff, unbeknownst to Karen a trap was laid at the top of the stairs by the feline residents of the home. Alas, so much for human “intelligence.”

  129. Jenny Ryan says:

    On a side note, we’re looking at houses and I mentally evaluate each staircase for how likely I am to fall down it (and the baseline is preeeeeetty likely) depending on the type of surface, staircase angle, handrails, etc. ^_^

  130. Lauren says:

    ” the awkward moment when you realize there is photographic evidence that you don’t look cool breakdancing in pink pjs”

  131. Susan says:

    The life of a Victoria’s Secret model after her contract expires.

  132. AshleyJammaron says:

    And Good morning to you floor. I’m sorry I forgot to say hello yesterday, but that is no reason to be pushy….

  133. Emily says:

    Who knew all these muscles could weigh a girl down?

  134. Lauren says:

    That’s not a seizure, that’s a dance move

  135. Sherri says:

    “Dozens of body builders, all pulling in different directions, proved to be the death of Karen.”

  136. Rita says:

    “I MEANT to do that!”

  137. SK Farm Girl says:

    The Human Slinky . . . gone wrong!

  138. Phyllis says:

    Thank you for wearing pajamas to bed!

  139. Cathy says:

    Human pink yogurt covered pretzel or …

    Ninja in pink ready to spring into action

  140. Body builder pajamas – $30
    Black tube socks (pack of 3) – $5.99
    2 bottles of wine – $20
    Slipping down the stairs shitfaced while all your Thanksgiving guests are still in the house? PRICELESS.

  141. Lorrinda says:

    Tired of waiting for The Fella to finish the non-skid stair runners, Karen decided to glue them on herself and learned about proper ventilation the hard way.

  142. Laura L says:

    Hold my beer and watch this!

  143. Katie says:

    Buffing the floor with your flannel bum. Corners are tough but can be reached with skill and perseverance…

  144. Pete says:

    “Female Somnambulist No. 7”, by M. C. Escher

  145. Laura says:

    Ninja socks strike again.

  146. Joanne W says:

    “I told you….NO WIRE HANGERS!!!”

  147. Laura Bee says:

    1. A word used when unable to say “My ass is over my head”.
    2. A term for a man who takes a picture before helping his damsel in distress.

  148. Curtains in my tree says:

    Heads Down I Love These Steps

    hope i win

  149. Charlene says:

    Karen was SO impressed by the shine the Armorall left on her car interior. Then she wondered if it would work on floors?

  150. Laura says:

    Narcolepsy’s a bitch.

  151. Keelea says:

    “Taking a moment to view life from a new perspective.”

  152. dave says:

    … if I don’t know, I’ll figure it out.

  153. Karen B says:

    Karen’s new “decorating by feel” concept: If you fall and it hurts, then you know it’s the perfect place for an IKEA sheepskin.

  154. Carol Ann says:

    Entry into today’s journal: Good day for me. I fell down the stairs but I landed in a yoga pose so I’m counting it as exercise.

  155. Brie says:

    “I can’t take the two-toned stairs any longer! Thank God the magazine that photographed my beautiful home didn’t include a shot of the steps!!!!”


    “This is the only way poor Karen can stretch her aching back after 68.4 consecutive hours of front yard vegetable gardening.”

    • Karen says:

      Brie – They did include my stairs! There’s a shot of my laughing in my front hall and they’re behind me. They made a point of keeping the door open so you could see the unfinished stairs. I don’t remember how much of it you can see now. ~ karen!

  156. Marina says:

    Socks and Stairs a NOOOOOOO nOOOOOOOO

  157. CC says:

    I just hope you really didn’t fall and get hurt..
    I would die without my laughs with your blog

  158. Mati says:

    My caption “seariously, I think I will just sleep here”.

  159. Debbie says:

    “And yet ANOTHER abstract pajama-pose photo … this phenomenon is sweeping the nation”

  160. Patti says:

    The attack of the invisible house centepedes!

  161. Raylynn says:

    How’d I get here? I just remember falling asleep last night!

  162. Nancy says:

    Fella – to the police – in tears – “I just couldn’t take it anymore” “I told her I didn’t need a band-aid” Sniff Sniff

  163. Tess says:

    Failure to launch.

  164. Thera says:

    The Art of Break Dancing Down the Stairs!

  165. Trish says:

    ‘This is what happens when you imagine having sex with the men on your pjs’

    ‘Some people think my musclemen pjs are a fashion statement, some people believe I should limit them to the privacy of my bedroom, me?!, I prefer interpretive sexual positions.’

  166. Diana says:

    Fella: She wanted to take potatoes from the basement.
    No I will eat noodles!

  167. Nathalie S. says:

    To quote Woody from Toy Story:

    “That’s not flying. That’s falling…with style!”

  168. beverly h says:

    Ever seeking a “Home Cure for Migraine”, Karen strikes yet another idea off the list.

  169. Kristen S says:

    “this looked so much easier in the kama sutra book”

  170. Andrea says:

    Darn Cat!!!

  171. Shauna says:

    An early morning Dollar Store sale on potato chips got Karen a wee bit too excited to be the first in line.

  172. Shauna says:

    p.s., I really do hope that was staged and if not, that you are okay and if not, that you don’t need a band-aid because I fear you will be getting one at around 2 a.m.

  173. Beth says:

    I just know I can make a pretzel – if I just put this leg here and then….

  174. Jasmine says:

    Fella, I can’t go and watch you run a marathon today, I’m busy.

  175. Jasmine says:

    “Do I look fat in these pyjamas? …How about now?”

  176. Lori says:

    Dang Cat!!

  177. Brenda j says:

    Drunk and tumbled…for my next trick..!

  178. Suz says:

    After months of failed attempts, Karen’s cat finally managed to wind himself around her ankle at the *exact* moment she stepped off the top step.

  179. Heather says:

    ‘The Fella caught karen wearing his pajamas…again!

    I love reading these comments. I’m not as clever as most of you. However, I sure am glad someone, (the fella?) was able to capture this moment on film…wait do you have it on video?

    And, No, Fella, I really don’t think you’d be caught dead in those pajamas.

  180. Kim says:

    After many hours of hard manual labor, Karen’s body said “No more”, resulting in this attractive display, on her way to bed.

  181. Kari says:

    I’d like to see you dollar store craft yourself out of this situation.

  182. MadMary says:

    Karen goes ass over teakettle to give away another tea towel

  183. Teri says:

    ” I’ll get you my little pretty AND your little chicken too!

  184. bex says:

    ” Just jump Karen…. You don’t have to go, ‘boing, boing, boing’!”

  185. caroline says:

    “Karen Descending a Staircase, No.1”
    Dimensions variable

  186. Incredimombo says:

    Having just been enlightened, Karen uses her best Zen-like focus to bow before the Master *insert ominous gong sound here*

  187. Amy says:

    This is my version of the “white boy dance”

  188. Colleen says:

    Damn this OLD house!

  189. And finally Cordelia the cat was free.

  190. Carolyn says:

    Warning: Do not attempt to recreate the Karate Kid move while standing at the top of the stairs!

    I sure hope this was staged! I can just imagine if you really fell down the stairs how it would transpire:
    Boom, boom
    Karen, “Ouch!”
    Fella, “Are you ok?” (in the same ‘Will They Eat It?’ voice over voice)
    Karen, “Yeah, but quick get the camera and check out how I landed.”
    Fella, “Oh suck it, I’m eating.”

  191. Langela says:

    Oh, Karen, how will you ever choose? I literally have tears streaming down my face. These are hysterical!

  192. Aimee says:

    Karen followed the Muscle Man Pajama Fitness Program to a T, but secretly she wondered if the Downward Crab Stair Crawl would really help her achieve a winning body builder’s physique.

  193. Carole McGinnis says:

    Oh, now. Yes, that pic is disturbing but I am glad to know you are okay physically, but not mentally. HA. My caption is “Front Yard gardening in your pajamas is hazardous to your health – proceed at your own risk?

  194. YvonneM says:

    “okay, one last time….This is how you insert the frozen yogurt tampon…”

  195. Joyce says:

    Peace, Bro.

  196. burbhappy says:

    TAODS DIY Clown School

  197. jojo says:

    Nope, not quite drunk yet.

  198. Denise says:

    The Canadian Broadcasting Corp. Presents: “Dancing with the Stairs!”

  199. Cathy says:

    Hey, there is another darn dust bunny.

  200. Mareesa says:

    Karen finally masters fujitsu pose “crouching flannel hidden ice pack”

  201. Judy says:

    “she didn’t stick the landing”

  202. Kim from Milwaukee says:

    “And to relieve your post gardening muscle soreness, the Upward Facing Dog on Stairs is the best pose to stretch those hammies.”

  203. Susan says:

    Clearly Karen had failed to grasp the Douglas Adams definition of flying as aiming at the ground and MISSING.

  204. Kim from Milwaukee says:

    “Before removing yogurt tampon, hold this position on your stairs for 30 minutes to achieve full absorption.”

  205. audrey says:

    “How to Kill a Centipede & Make a Fashion Statement Part II …. Revenge of the Centipedes”

  206. Kelly M says:

    And that’s when she realized that Stair Yoga (i.e. Staiga) wasn’t going to be the next big craze.

  207. Position one of five, from the True List of practical back stretches

  208. “I’m watching you Mr.Centipede, I’m watching you!!!”

  209. Shelley says:

    The human slinky…while good in theory, poses grave difficulty in execution.

  210. Lisa Wallace says:

    Ok, no more yoga at the top of the stairs, sigh.

  211. Alyson says:

    No, Fella, the skirting board does NOT need dusting.

  212. Jen Lisa says:

    According to the double martini, stair diving would be a breeze.

  213. debra b says:

    You wrote “It is a post on how to make THE PERFECT FRENCH FRY. If a single one of you complains this is too much work I’m going to punch you in the vagina” and I thought “ Huh, much like I will subconsciously knock you the %$#@ out in your sleep, their only french fries woman!”

  214. Deb says:

    “Follow that cat….!!!!!”

  215. Gale says:

    “Well, I ‘break-danced’ myself into a stairway, haven’t I?”

  216. Joy says:

    After a full day of blogging, Karen naturally felt a little stiff. It wasn’t until the fella took this picture, however, that she decided it was time to see the chiropractor.

  217. Auntiepatch says:

    Fella – “Are you getting up soon? I need to get to the bathroom.”

  218. Jill Caven says:

    “I told you that these stair treads were just not going to cut it.”

  219. Annie says:

    “Revenge is best served cold,” saId The Fella right before he was arrested. (Re: The night Karen kept waking him up to attend to his boo-boo.”

  220. Valerie says:

    “This isn’t where I parked my car.”

  221. Miranda says:

    Never underestimate the power of strongman pajamas.

  222. Lynn Barnes says:

    “I so wish the bathroom was at the top of the stairs. I never need it after I get down the stairs!

  223. KellyS says:

    Once upon a time there was a Prince who was very patient. The Princess wanted to put a bandaid on his finger in the middle of the night, while video taping the entire event.

    The Prince asked the Princess to leave him alone and let him sleep numerous times. The Princess was having too much fun annoying the Prince.

    Finally, the Prince had enough. Now the Princess lies at the bottom of the stairs. The Prince has the video camera. He asked the Princess, “Would you like me to put a bandaid on that?”

    Stay tuned for further adventures of the Prince and the Princess.

    The End.

  224. Wendy says:

    downward dog flattenend? new yoga move with Popeye?

  225. Wendy says:

    Downward dog flattened with Popeye?

  226. gf says:

    forget the caption – is that some sort of cool oil cloth like treads on your stairs!?

  227. Lisa says:

    Stop stairing at me!

  228. Nancy Fair says:

    overpowered by her “he-man” pink jammies…

  229. Paulette says:

    “Well, when you look at it from this angle, you’d see what I’m talking about. The stairs are crooked!”
    “I’m taking a new yoga class. It combines step and yoga together and its called yeps.”

  230. Liz says:

    In a last ditch effort to keep from going to CrossFit with the Fella, Karen threw herself down the stairs. Clearly the better choice! =]

  231. Mickey says:

    No matter how hard she tries, she still can’t figure out how to do the splits.

  232. Jessica says:

    i wonder why the chickens aren’t judging. It’s a fix!

  233. Audrey says:

    Well I thought I had the moves like Jagger.

  234. Tina says:

    Woman in Flannel Descending a Staircase
    By Karen Bertelson

    Growing up, when we did something particularly klutzy, my mom would say “That’s why we call you Grace.” So my second submission would be

    That’s why we call her Grace.

  235. Jen a says:

    Fella. “oh, you fell … … … Where’d you put the chips?”

  236. Karen says:

    Do you think these pajamas make my butt look big?

  237. Barbie says:

    …..OMG! I only have three fingers remaining on my left hand!

  238. Denise says:

    Homegirl, you call that break dancing?! I call it break yo’ ass dancing

  239. Valerie says:

    Karen: “I know there are critters lurking under these floorboards. These critters really suck. I can hear them talking about all my STUFF; my chickens, my garden and even my mother for pity sakes. My perfect recipe for ridding them is one part belly button lint, one part leg shavings and one part toe jam…that will get them good !”

  240. Lin N says:

    Humpty Mz. Karen had a great fall and all the neighbourhood fella’s and the neighbourhood men couldn’t put Karen together again! R.I.P (Rest in Pink)

  241. Hon…get me some tweezers! I found my diamond earring under the baseboard!

  242. Kim Merry says:

    Karen’s dreams of being a professional Twister player are crushed by the rarely used left foot stairs and right foot wall move.

  243. Marti says:

    “Karen’s previous attempts at making tea towels to reward readers end in tragedy.”

    Kind of appropo, yes?

  244. Deb says:

    “WILL THEY EAT IT????”…..apparently not.

  245. JenA says:

    I’m editting mine slightly

    Fella, “oh, you fell … … … Where’d you put the chips”

    Karen points.

  246. dalesq says:

    Do It Yourself!
    That’s gonna leave a mark!

    –I love the pajamas! Flannel IS lingerie! Funny, funny post–hope it was staged and you weren’t hurt. Also, I wish everyone would stop suggesting that the fella would hurt her. That’s not funny.

  247. Chris says:

    “Curse of the Sleepwalker Feline Pose!”

  248. beverly h says:


  249. Alyssa says:

    Sliding in your socks – like a boss…

  250. Alix Bouchard says:

    “ok, now hand me the glass of water, these hiccups are driving me nuts!”

  251. Amanda says:

    Most women only dream of wrestling so many muscle-bound men at once.

  252. Gina says:

    Karen’s latest cure for migraine headaches

  253. Traci says:

    Here’s Karen after trying out a “new safer way of dusting the stairs” idea from Pinterest…yet another example of the internet being a big fat liar!

  254. kelliblue says:

    Even though everyone laughed, Karen just *knew* that her ultra cushy, pink flannel muscleman PJs would one day come in handy.

    (this, of course, after an outburst of OMG!!!)


    you crazy, girl.

  255. Janet says:

    I really should have upgraded to the suite and not the single room, the beds are much larger and there usually is a better mini bar!

  256. Sara says:

    At the insistence of her minions, Karen finally tried brussel sprouts roasted in the oven with olive oil and sea salt. The horrific image you are about to witness is the tragic result…

  257. Lori Olsen Moloney says:

    “If she was wearing BOGS this wouldn’t have happened!”

  258. Lisa P says:

    After a failed attempt to “ninja kick” her own ass, Karen unwittingly ended up biting it down a flight of stairs. Next time she’ll play it safe and go for the pancreas!

  259. gloria says:

    Modeling for the police department’s chalk outline artist was a big disappointment.

  260. Sonja says:

    “Do these pajamas make my butt look big?”

  261. estee says:

    “You know, in this position my back DOES feel better!”

    “Oh look! Termites!”

    “Spiderman, spiderman, does everything a spider can!”

  262. Stacy says:

    “Fella….? I need a bandaid.”

  263. Jack Ledger says:

    “And this was the position my mother was in at last night’s party!!”

  264. Scouty says:

    Can your hear them? I can hear them, they are coming, coming in that direction! Oh, there must be many, well at least more than one. Can you hear them?

  265. Gabi e says:

    “I’m okay”
    …oh shit, did anyone see?

  266. Gabi e says:

    “Mother%*#ker…you had to leave that there?”

  267. Gabi e says:

    When I’m waiting for food to be delivered, and I hear my doorbell ring…


    When I wrongly assume I can handle one more drink

  268. Cathy says:

    holy crap, who put those stairs there???!!!

  269. Jen says:

    Falling down stairs is one of the 4 “true” injuries

  270. Carol M says:

    “Kama Sutra position #69”

  271. Mark Byrnes says:

    Sexy, even in sock…

  272. Dawne says:

    When you’re tired,you’re tired!

  273. SG says:

    Tragic results when Karen tried to make the muscle men dance as she descended her stairs.

  274. Jeanie says:

    So this is what they mean by going end over end…

  275. Stephanie B says:

    “I told you to always wear clean underwear.” ~Karen’s mom

  276. Amanda says:

    After watching Peter Pan one too many times, Karen’s brave attempt in flying turned out to be quite the disaster… “Damn you Disney”, she said as she brushed herself off, “I wonder what else they are lying about?”

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