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Reasons to make the O_o Face

There are times when you read, see or hear something that just makes you  :o. This is the thread to share them on!

The other day I don't know where I stumbled on a thread discussing the Nancy Drew novels. I remembered how much I loved them and I did a little research...which led me to the original publishers, who also published the Hardy Boys and the Bobbsey Twins. All written by a cadre of ghost writers under cover names. Then I found a link to an audio book of one of the Bobbsey Twins stories, which I loved when I was a kid. I listened to it for old times' sake. The  :o happened when the author described little Flossie-aged-four's collection of dolls, among which was a black Sambo doll given to her by the family's "coloured cook Dinah, and her husband the stableman, Sam." Who had "excellent rooms above the stables." They had given her this black worsted ragdoll (named Jujube) which she kept with her other dolls..."but apart, at the other end of the shelf, and with a nice  piece of white pasteboard in between--because, well, he wasn't really family."

:o  :o
The story goes on to state that Flossie had thought about giving Jujube away but didn't want to hurt Dinah's feelings; "and after all, as Mamma said, there weren't any doll hospitals for black orphan dolls."

No wonder the Bobbsey Twins books went out of fashion. Nancy Drew is still available today...but then there was nothing like that in them.

So, VWers, what made you :o    today?

Listening to Rex Stout's Nero Wolfe story "Too Many Cooks" written about 1937 or so, he actually has Archie Goodwin use a lot of derogatory racist terms. Not only "the N word" but also "shine" and "dago."  :o

Fortunately he grew out of that in the 1960s with "A Right to Die". But right now I'm a bit embarassed for him. Nero is so precise about language and the proper meanings of words, that to read Archie using terms like that (and the text is much more sarcastic and snotty than later)...well I guess he evolved.

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My friend walked into her apartment after work and a cat ran out.

She doesn't have a cat.......

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My friend walked into her apartment after work and a cat ran out.

She doesn't have a cat.......

lmfao!!

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I hide it in my purse. I'm planning on investing in a larger purse or bringing my backpack and shove a bunch in. It's kind of hard though because you have to do it while they're not looking and they're everywhere. The only fruit they have anyway are bananas, apples and oranges and not the good kind. I'm thinking of buying a box of fruit from somewhere to be delivered here, I'm just not sure how to get it up to my room, lol.

I'm late to the party, and universities here don't feed you, but this reminds me of when we were travelling and at any hostel that had a free breakfasts we would take my small backpack with us, and often pack enough bread/fruit/meat+cheese for my husband/whatever else was on offer to cover our lunch that day as well.
Best of all was the place we stayed in Latvia where there was a complete full cooked breakfast and we took plastic containers with us and got lunch and dinner 'to go' from leftovers from breakfast.

psssht, I know that's not legit, but we were poooor, damnit, and that food was gonna go to waste!
: /

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Yeah but if you're paying the meal plan and there's nothing you can eat being served, why should they complain because you take the fruit? Which is on offer to the people paying? Would they do this to people who needed Kosher/Halal/whatever? Noooo, that would be discrimination. But for a veg*n, it's "one piece per diner."

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I just had one of the worst mornings in a long while. I walked out to my car this morning with 30 pounds of clothes, books, and other things I packed for a trip to my mothers. I walked up and down the sidewalk 10 times and couldn't find my car. I walked to the back street and still couldn't find my car. 

I only park in certain areas so at this time, my panic attack started to work it's magic. I still couldn't find my car. I broke down, panting from carrying these clothes everywhere, hyperventilating from not finding my car, crying because my car is my baby. You can mess with me but you don't mess with my baby (or NIN. lol).

So what does any grown man do when he has no one else? He calls his mom! lol! I called her and she pretty much slapped me in the face thru the phone. I dropped off my clothes at my apt and looked everywhere for my car. I found her, safe and sound, in the farthest spot possible. A spot that I never park. Where she's been since Saturday evening! Fuuuck. I called in late to work so now I'm laughing about the situation and trying to stop shaking. I'm "the rock" for most people but I freaked. lol! o_O 

Sidenote: Of course! There had to be the most beautiful woman walking down the sidewalk at the same time as my breakdown. 

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(((((Josh)))))

Once again I'm glad I can't drive.

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(((((Josh)))))

Once again I'm glad I can't drive.

*grins from ear to ear*
(((((((YG)))))))

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Awwww no! That sucks Josh :( I hate that feeling. Glad you are feeling better

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Thank you Ms. Theo. :)

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haha aw.. poor josh.

i have an E-6000 induced headache.. yucky.

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haha aw.. poor josh.

I know we already talked about this, but your response still makes me laugh. It's best to just laugh about what happened Monday morning. Haha

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i have an E-6000 induced headache.. yucky.

But E-6000 is the shizznit.

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just thinking about how theo doesn't like sun dried tomatoes.  Weirdo.

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just thinking about how theo doesn't like sun dried tomatoes.  Weirdo.

sun dried tomatoes make me wanna barf

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just thinking about how theo doesn't like sun dried tomatoes.  Weirdo.

sun dried tomatoes make me wanna barf

Same here. They are so gross!!

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y'all freaks, I tell ya.....FREAKS!!!!!

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y'all freaks, I tell ya.....FREAKS!!!!!

Word! Now, if you don't like hummus and mashed potatoes either, that is deffo  :o :o :o

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Yay vh and LLG!!!!! We know the truth about those damn disgusting things!

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i have an E-6000 induced headache.. yucky.

But E-6000 is the shizznit.

true. magic fix everything substance.

people who dont like sun dried tomatoes, i think the key might be to use very sparingly and shop very small? i was grossed out when i bit into one that wasnt chopped small enough in a soup or something once.

YG, I don't like hummus.

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