Wednesday, November 27, 2013

You Know My Dreams

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving here in the States, so let me just wish you all a preemptive Happy Thanksgiving! Since Thanksgiving always falls on a Thursday, you must know that today is Choose and Defend Wednesday. So how about a sort of a Thanksgiving themed question for this week?

Let's imagine that you've prepared and enjoyed your magnificent Thanksgiving feast with your family and friends beside you to make the day extra special. Ah, very nice! But now you are forced to make a decision about your post-feast activity. As always, there are only two choices and the rules of Choose and Defend compel you to make a choice between the two...and further, you must defend your choice to the rest of us!

What will you do after eating?

Go Shopping

Watch Football

You may well have some other fabulous activity in mind. That's fine and I'd actually love to hear about it in comments. However, please also tell us which of these two activities you'd prefer (Choose) and tell us why (Defend). It's the American way! 

By the way, one thing I am definitely thankful for is those of you who stop by my blog. Thank you so much. 
Happy Thanksgiving!

Saturday, November 23, 2013

How Did I Get So Many?

Hello and welcome to my Saturday Scavenger Shots post. This week's word was chosen by a  new Twitter friend called Diane @Littlebird_db. She chose the word SOCKS. How cool is that? Thank you, Diane!

I decided, once again, to go traditional this week and know....SOCKS. This post illustrates one of the differences between men and women. Or at least one of the differences between one particular man and one particular woman. 

Here you go!



See what's going on here? I mean, if all you knew about us was what kind of SOCKS we had to choose from, who would you think was more fun? haha! Well, I know it isn't a very good indicator. After all, my tie collection is pretty bleak :)

Aaaannnnndddd....that is my SSS post for the week! I hope you enjoyed a peek in my drawers. Comment if you like. Go ahead, SOCK it to me...I can handle it :)

Now, Diane may tag someone to choose next week's word. We did get a shoutout from @VesuviaAdelia, so we may be all set for next week as well! This is all very exciting. Anyone reading here is welcome to play along. I have a whole page devoted to explaining Saturday Scavenger Shots in this blog. Take a look at it if you have any questions...or just ask in comments. I'm listening, er, watching. Something.  Thanks!

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

When the Pretty Birds Have Flown

Hey, it is Choose and Defend Wednesday, so I hope you're here to Choose and Defend! This week's post is partly inspired by Jasen's post about non-transitive Grimes Dice. It is also about the fact that I sometimes have a hard time just making up my mind :)

If you have to decide something quickly would you rather....

Flip a Coin

Play Rock, Paper, Scissors

Now, I realize neither of these options may be a sound idea if you are making a BIG decision...but if you're waffling between going out for Chinese food or Pizza a quick solution may be a perfect solution.

Which of these methods do you prefer and why? Choose and Defend! Thanks :)

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Real's the Dream

Saturday is here and it brought with it this Saturday Scavenger Shots post. This week's word, TOY, was chosen by the delightful Cindy. She is a great Twitter friend who tweets as @twindy5. Thanks for a fun word, Cindy!

I TOYed with the word a bit, but in the end decided to just go old school and show you the TOYs I have on my desk. They blend into the background a lot of the time, but they are always there when I need to divert myself with a little happiness. I know I have featured most of these TOYs on my blog at one time or another, but here they are again!

Take a look -

Here is a collection of tiny TOY animals who populate my desk. They seem to get along just fine.

My bobblehead TOY collection is small, but mighty :) Dwight Schrute and the Penworthy Bear are great friends, in spite of...or maybe because of Dwight's fearful respect for bears.

Princess Unicorn is another Office related TOY. I know you have seen her before, as I was so tickled when my daughter made her for me one Christmas. 

Of course, we cannot forget my action figures. I love these guys very much. From left to right, say hello to Casanova, Albert Einstein, Librarian Nancy Pearl, and the Male Nurse. Each TOY is special in its own special way. They are a diverse group, but they've learned to make it work in their little desk top world. 

As you can see, my TOYs are well worth being featured on Saturday Scavenger Shots! Thanks again for a great word, Cindy! 

Now, what will happen next week? Who knows? TOY with the idea a bit and if you feel inspired to post your own TOY photo and/or choose a word for next week, please let me know! Thanks :) 

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

With All the Merchandise and Sunglasses I Could Ever Need

Welcome to Choose and Defend Wednesday. This is a weekly event that encourages making a choice and perhaps even discussing your choice! The important thing to remember is that there is no wrong choice and no wrong defense. This is a safe space :-)

This week you can become a collector, right here, right now. Maybe you already collect something. Maybe you even collect one of these two popular collectible items. But if you don't, pretend that now you MUST! Which of these two items would you Choose to collect? And tell us why...Defend.

Will you collect...


Stamps can't win if you don't play!  Oh wait...there are no winners here.  Okay...this is coming out badly. When we participate, we win!  There you go. Be a winner. Choose and Defend.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Will My Last Hope Fall

Here with my Saturday Scavenger Shots, yo. It is what I do. Well, it is one of the things that I do. I do other things too. I swear. Um, okay.'s word is LEAF. Very appropriate for this time of year, right? Right! Thanks to my partner in crime, Jasen aka AlienCG aka webmaster @ Swamp Gas & Moonlit Reflections for choosing this week's fantastic word!

There is lots of beautiful fall foliage, of course. I didn't have anything on hand in that arena. However, I gave the word a little twist and managed to find a LEAF or two for you.

Each sheet in a book is called a LEAF. Each side of the LEAF is a page. LEAF through a book with me and let us run away into whatever world is created therein. Isn't reading just the best? It is. It is the best.

This LEAF laden vine hosts the delightful In-N-Out burger. I created this as part of a wall promoting the reading program they sponsor each autumn. The kids love getting free food and we love getting them to read. This LEAFy vine is a winner all around! All hail the burger LEAF!

Hope you found this LEAF strewn walk through Fresh Hell fully satisfying in every way. I hope you feel so drawn to what I've done here that you are compelled to post some LEAF photos too. If not, that's cool. I appreciate you just stopping in. You're welcome anytime. Wait! Don't LEAF yet! Oh...very well. See you soon :-)

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Clothes Make the Man, Man

Just stopping in quickly on the last day of my stay-at-home vacation to give you a quick Choose and Defend. It is Wednesday and it is what we do here at What Fresh Hell is This?  This week, I thought maybe you'd like to adopt a sort of sartorial trademark!  Or maybe you wouldn't like to, but pretend you were compelled. And pretend that these are you two choices...because today they are! Which ever accessory you Choose, you will be required to sport it whenever you go out in public. Keep this in mind :) Which will you Choose....and how will you Defend your choice?

A Fedora


A Superhero Cape

It will be the new you! What will it be? Choose and Defend!

I am back to work tomorrow.  I know it sounds wrong, but it is oh, so right, that it will also be back to a more regular internet experience. I have a few days of lost time to make up for on your blogs and other social see you soon in your space! Thanks!

Sunday, November 3, 2013

This Musical Message is For Little Silver Discs

Wanna See My O Face?

Welcome to a slightly late edition of Saturday Scavenger Shots. I picked this week's word and went for something super simple. Any fool can play this game...even you guys! ;-)  The word is ORANGE.  Easy ORANGE carrots and green peasy! is my O Face -

Of course I meant my jack-O-lantern face! Or perhaps my ORANGE face. Isn't it hawt? Ah, I crack me up.

Here are some more ORANGE faces. Mine is a childhood classic and DR's is, like, a scene, man! I'm sure this is very revealing in some way. Mostly in the way that I am much less artistic. But the ORANGE is all good.

ORANGEs! Well, okay...they aren't actually ORANGEs, but rather honey tangerines. Still, they are certainly ORANGE in color. So there you go.

Hope you all had a great Halloween and are having a delightful weekend. Mine is very leisurely. I am currently vacationing from work and just taking it way easy. If you'd like to post an ORANGE photo it is not too late. I am a little late, but there is no penalty! We can all still enjoy it! So. Think about it. And make sure you check out Jasen's offering over at Swamp Gas & Moonlit Reflections as well.