but the straight path doesn’t look like very much fun
and I think I see a Minotaur over there.
UGH. I just want to give this to a Minotaur. Is that too much to ask?
Horny Minotaur update!
The confessional email I sent today:
I’m sending this to both of you (my mom and my AuntAbides) so you can laugh together or like, plan an intervention.
Last week I was shopping for a Lego minotaur toy on amazon, because that’s something I do, and one of the search results was for an eBook called Horny Minotaur, and when I didn’t die laughing, I thought, I NEED to add this to my wishlist so I can get it later! And then Amazon totally freaked out and said it had been purchased. I don’t even have a Kindle, I didn’t even enter any payment information. It turns out that it had been charged to you, Mom, because of the Doctor Who subscription OhBrother and I had been sharing. I got it returned and refunded and I removed your account info from my Doctor Who subscription, if OhBrother still wants to use it the password is the same as it always has been.
ANYWAY, I’m totally going to buy that book someday. I only wish it were a physical book with illustrations so I could display it on my coffee table.
Now is a good time to start thinking about what you want for Christmas and make a list, because otherwise, I’m just going to get copies of The Horny Minotaur for everyone.
I immediately heard back from both of them.
All I could ever want is a horny minotaur
That is too funny, and I did see a 1.50 credit on my statement. I think I would have kept it. It probably would have shown up on my tablet, which would be even funnier.
I’m in a labyrinth!
I don’t have a ball of red yarn though.
This post marks the last scan I have of National Geographics dating from the Mid-Century period, which I very loosely defined as 1930-1969. It is highly probable that we will unearth more issues from this period as we continue to clean out our storage unit, but as this is a beastly task that may or may not involve a minotaur, I cannot guarantee when that will happen.
In the meantime, I do have issues of NatGeo dating from the ’80s and ’90s that contain quite a few gems, as well as other vintage publications I hope you guys will enjoy.
Thank you so much for all of your likes and reblogs and follows up to now. This may not be the biggest blag in blag land, but it’s a big enough deal to me, and all of your support has amazed me, truly. <3
I was just shopping for Minotaurs (that must be something that people do, because there was only one of these left in stock) and I found this book.
And for the record, I’m TOTALLY going to read this at some point, or at the very least, I’m going to give that author $1.50 for making me laugh. I was putting it on my wishlist so I could remember it for later and somehow instead it was automatically purchased.
I DON’T EVEN HAVE A KINDLE. What are you doing Amazon?
AND It wasn’t charged to my account. My brother and I share our Doctor Who subscription and my mom just ended up paying for it. So, for some reason it just charged to her account. I got it refunded but…
I’m going to have to call my mom and tell her that I was shopping for Minotaurs online.
Here are some photos of the Fritzler Acres Farm’s corn maze in La Salle, Colorado throughout the years.
This year, the likeness of the Broncos’ Peyton Manning is carved into the corn.
Farm owner Glen Fritzler built is first corn maze in 2000 when crop prices were plummeting, and he needed something to keep the farm viable.
So Fritzler listened to advice from his cousin who said corn mazes were helping cash-starved farmers willing to open up their land for people paying for a good scare on Halloween.
me: What’s Ellen Page’s character name?
Erin Heather: …I don’t remember.
me: I like the idea of her and Eames building a labyrinth together.
Erin Heather: yeah you do.
me: I hope there’s a minotaur.
Erin Heather: haha
me: OMG. Her name’s Ariadne. I never got that reference before. She’s named for the character in Greek mythology that helped Theseus defeat the Minotaur.
Me: So last night I had a dream that Sarah and I ran into you at a breakfast palace. We glomped. And it wasn’t a palace made of breakfast foods, but there were large kitchen islands everywhere piled with waffles and bacon and everything else you can possibly eat at breakfast. Also, Robin Williams was our chef.
Me: I felt like this was important information to share.
TLOTH: oh MY GOD!!!!! that is the best. Dream. Ever. You had me at breakfast palace.
TLOTH: Waffles tend to make me snuggly.
Me: Filing that away for future reference! We will have a tumblr breakfast party someday, mark my words.
TLOTH: Pancakes make me giggly. YES!!!! TUMBLR BREAKFAST!!!! and then we’ll have to have another…because SECOND BREAKFAST!
We also discussed how in the elaborate labyrinth of a parking garage surrounding the breakfast palace, DragonJennifer was hiding to guide us through the maze to get to the waffles.
I want to be eating breakfast foods with you Ughbutts and helping you through mazes ALWAYS <3