Yay, team.

Do you read my comments? Because I honestly think I have the funniest commenters. They are like the Hamburger Helpers of this blog. They add spice and zest and also Coast.

Once my friend was getting married, and she did that thing where she got a bunch of wedding cakes to taste before she made her final order. Now, see, for me? I just like that white wedding cake. But not my friend Paula. I happened to be there when she brought home 98 teeny pieces of cake, and one of them was lavender cake. I was curious about that one, and just as I swallowed it, her fiance said, "Doesn't that one taste just like Zest?"

And I almost choked to death. Because it totally did.

Does anyone use Zest anymore? You're not fully clean until you're ZESTfully clean.

I know you are stunned that I appear to have veered off topic. Which was my comments. They are the funny.

So, yesterday I blogged about how Marvin was a morning person and I am not. So, first Faithful Reader Kelly said SHE was a morning person, so she was on Team Marvin. Then I got delighted at the idea of people being on Team June or Team Marvin, and decided I should make t-shirts, but then Faithful Reader Furry Godmother said SHE wanted to be on Team Tallulah.

And if you already read all the comments yesterday you are SO OVER my recap.

Finally, Faithful Reader Accidental Housewife actually took time out of her accidental day and went on Cafe Press and made t-shirts for our various team members.

Wow. There was a lot of linking that just went on. I am Link Martindale.

See? I thought of a new one.

So, whose team are you on? I guess you don't have to base it on morning person/night person, seeing as our pets are whenever-we're-up people. I guess you can just base it on your whims.

Marv

Are you on Team Marvin? Who appears to be wearing the shirt from when my uncle ran for sheriff TEN YEARS AGO? Are you on the 10-year-old t-shirt team? Really?

Sadlula

Or are you on sad Tallulah's team? What's up with Lu? Why so Sylvia Plath? Wow.

Hen

How about Team Henry? You should know he spends 47 hours a day suckling the fringe on that pillow. Is that really who you want leading your team? A FRINGE suckler?

June 

Or are you on the team that really matters? The team of large hair, schoolmarm arms and a Panama Canal forehead wrinkle? Because if you ask me, Team June is where it's at. It's where the participles dangle.

And yes, I realize we have two more pets. Does anyone want to be on Team Winston

Teamwin 

or, God forbid, Team Francis?

Teamfran

Francis getting up to cut you, you not on my team.

82 thoughts on “Yay, team.

  1. Team Francis. I don’t mind being “jumped in.” If I don’t make the cut I’ll settle for Team Marvin as long as we can nap around 3 pm.

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  2. Team Marv…
    Any guy who owns a ten-year-old t-shirt that hasn’t been turned into a household rag by his heartless wife is OK in my book.
    Also I am probably one of the only men to read this blog, and my boy probably needs all the backup he can get.

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  3. Team Winston – I have two gray cats. Too much pressure now to write a funny comment so I’ll leave it at this & get off the computer and go to work.

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  4. OMG, I can’t pick a team now! What if someone comes in last and that person/animal feels bad? If I had to, I would so pick the God forbid Team Francis because we have so much in common with me scaring people at work and all.
    I actually forgot to mention the downfall of being a morning person. I tend to get sleepy early in the evening so I’m not a whole lot of fun say around 8 p.m. when the party is just starting. Napping is king.
    Link Martindale…made me snort in my coffee.

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  5. I maintain my original position on Team June. I will fit right in with my plus-sized hair and, to mix things up, face full of acne.

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  6. This has my nerves in knots. It’s like my grandparents are divorcing all over again with all the team choosing. Why can’t we all just get along at least for the holidays? (Summer is considered a holiday, right?) Does this mean one of you will be living for us for a little while, because that could heavily influence my decision.

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  7. I’m for Team Henry!
    I had a special (Henry kind of special) cat once. He got in my sock drawer and ate 3/4 of a fake boob I’d once been given as a gag gift (by my mother; later worn to prom; kept for no defensible reason), and he slept for 2 days.
    He was a great cat. So I have faith in team leader Henry, and his slightly blank expression.

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  8. Team Francis, because he knows where the food is at all times. When you say “Francis get up to cut you,” I think you really must have meant “Francis get up to cut one more piece of pie for tonight.”

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  9. And I’m having to change my commentor-name, because there’s another Erin who mentioned her plus-sized hair, which is so not me and my Kate Moss-sized hair. And seeing her comments confuses me, because I’m all “I didn’t post that, I don’t have big hair, oh, wait, that’s the first Erin.” So I shall henceforth be The Other Erin.
    In high school I was The Other Erin to a girl who was 2 years behind me. Explain that. I don’t mind being The Other Erin to Sunk Costs Erin though, cuz she was here first.
    Oh, and I’m on Team June, cuz the shirts are cuter and maybe some of the hair-volume will rub off. And cuz morning people annoy me.

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  10. I am so Team June. But that’s all I have this morning. ‘Cuz I need coffee. And it’s only 9:30. (insert Adams Family Lurch noise here)

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  11. Hey, I think you should put in some easy to install clicky buttons on this blog, so we can vote for teams. You know how to do that, right?
    Also, I think it’s funny how the team June tee shirt has those fake sleeves…because for some reason I remember you mourning the loss of actual short sleeves on tee shirts.
    Oh and I used to be a Marvin, then I moved, became a freelancer and now I sleep in…so Team June all the way!

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  12. I wanted a Team Henry shirt but have changed my mind. I am a Team Francis girl. I tell my sisters ALL. THE. TIME. that I will cut them.
    Oh, and I’ll get a Team June shirt, too. Those of us with schoolmarm arms must stick together. (These shirts are 3/4 length sleeve, correct? To cover up said schoolmarm arms???)

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  13. Morning people totally piss me off too. I am a very cheerful person, but only after 10AM and 3 cups of coffee.
    Lula is too cute, I would like to vote for her…………BUT, oh that Henry, he is as sweet as an O’Henry candy bar! Hahaha, I made a joke, not a good one, but a joke.
    queenmarcy

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  14. Sylvia Plath. Bah!
    “Everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt” Sylvia Plath
    June, I think you epitomize this quote on your blog. Therefore, I must choose Team June! Sorry Marvin, I really wanted to choose you too, because I get a kick out of your antics as described by June.
    On another note: Yesterday I opened up a NetFlix movie my husband ordered. SNATCH.
    My heart skipped a beat and I was so ticked for an instant thinking he was looking at porn!
    Hey, maybe you’ll gain a new reader if they Google snatch and it brings them here. Glad to help.

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  15. I’ll tell you what, Culpepper. I just gave dcrmom, of Dcrdesigns, the task of making us all buttons. I already told her the Team June one needs to be pink.
    Dcrmom says we will have the free buttons in a few days.

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  16. I used to have a cat named Pudgie (Pudgie Wudgie was a cat, Pudgie Wudgie was so fat, Pudgie Wudgie was no skinny Minnie) who looked alot like Francis without the Hitler mustache. She had that attractive, low-hanging tummy that swayed when she walked that it sort of looks like Francis has. So add me to Team Francis.

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  17. KW – Snatch is good.. it has shirtless sweaty Brad Pitt in it, so I suppose it could sort of almost be porn.. you should watch it too. Make sure it’s really quiet though, or you put the captions on because everyone has a very strong accent (of other side of the pond varieties).
    I have no idea what team I’m on.. I suppose probably June, since I’m not decorating my pill boxes with Marvin’s name, or pictures of cats, now am I?

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  18. So, I am for TEAM JUNE~other than being a suck-up, this is why. My hubby ClAnKs things around, flips lights on and shuts doors, open doors and lets the GlOrIoUs bright sun shine in right in my face at 7am. Me no likey very much 🙂 BTW-Love your humor. I’m guessing that you are akin to me and my sister~some people just don’t “get” our humor. Sad for them. Also, I have been waiting for my “Michael Jackson” weird dream~I guess you got it instead. hmmm.

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  19. Totally team June. I can bet you I’m crankier in the morning and I don’t get my act together until mid-afternoon. So my kids walk around in their poop and pajamas all day. Sue me.

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  20. How can I not be TEAM Henry. He is such a cute sucker…..And to be honest I am not a morning person. In my early 20’s I worked swing shift at a very well known candy maker. And after 6 yrs of that and in my off hours working part time at a bank my inner clock does not work like everone else. So Marvin would drive me nuts in the morning. I am glad Jim knows that when he rises in the morning at the ungodly hour of 5 am he needs to get out of the bedroom and shut the door take the aniamals with and stay away until I have had coffee. I am sure I am such a joy to his life.

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  21. I was all set to go with Team June until I read the description of the Team Marvin ringer shirt. Well, that did it for me. I mean, the superlative award I won in high school was “Most Likely to Be a Discerning T-Shirt Connoisseur,” and I am all about the retro-coolness, so I am going to have to go with Team Marvin. I am clearly the ringer shirt’s target demographic.

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  22. Wate, Mademoiselle Lula! Ze Zali, hee ees on ze “Teem Lula”! Mon Dieu! Cannot you make weeth ze reeding? J’adore, mon petite chou…
    June, tell my leetle Geenger Snap for mee, wheel you?

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  23. Wate, Mademoiselle Lula! Ze Zali, hee ees on ze “Teem Lula”! Mon Dieu! Cannot you make weeth ze reeding? J’adore, mon petite chou…
    June, tell my leetle Geenger Snap for mee, wheel you?

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  24. Wate, Mademoiselle Lula! Ze Zali, hee ees on ze “Teem Lula”! Mon Dieu! Cannot you make weeth ze reeding? J’adore, mon petite chou…
    June, tell my leetle Geenger Snap for mee, wheel you?

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  25. I have a black-and-white cat, like Francis (But with spots, not tuxedo). I’m new to this blog, but I get the feeling that Francis isn’t really the loving, gentle type. In that case, count me in on her team, because my cat is EXACTLY THAT WAY.

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  26. Furry, I’m with you. I love meee zee Lulaah!!
    Team Lula for meee!
    Sorry, Junie. You have plenty on your team. And, also, too? I just hate those little cap sleeves on the Team June shirt. They accentuate my enormously flabbilty arms!

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  27. I have to join Team Winston. The look of distain on his face is one I aspire to (maybe this makes me on the dangling participle team?).

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  28. I have always said I will be a crotchety old lady someday, and I like to think I’m a crotchety young lady now, so Team Francis all the way.

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  29. Hamburger Helper? Really?
    Well, at least that answers my Ask June question this week: “What are we? Chopped Liver?”

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  30. Oh gosh, Team Francis….no wait…Team Winston, Tallulah…June, oh, what about poor Henry…Oh the pressure!
    Can I have a t-shirt that has a fill in the blank with washable marker so I can change it by the day? I’m very indecisive.

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  31. I just can’t pick a team because when I was a kid I was the one who was always chosen last for ANY team. So I’m just going to give everyone a trophy and be done with it. So there you go June. You are a Trophy Wife. 😉

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  32. Dear Gladys,
    When I was in elementary school, there was another June, and she had asthma and was kind of out of it and also really chubby. It was always between us as the last two picked. Since we were both June, the team captain would always look at us, sigh, and say, “GARDENS, I guess.”
    XO,
    June “Don’t let the ball come to me, please God please” Gardens

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  33. I don’t like balls flying at my face either, June. Never did, never will.
    I think we should all just hold hands and sing “We are the world”. Except Francis, I don’t want to get cut.
    Thanks for the shout out!

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  34. Team June here. And yes, my Team June shirt should be in pink. Pinky June-ay Tuscadero!
    I love Marvin and all the critters, but please, the reason we are all here is Miss June.

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  35. I agree with Whimzie, it is hard picking a team when all parties have worked together to create this fab blog.
    I have a question. What are those thingees on top of the bookcases? Coffee cups from various coffee shops? An assortment of Catholic candles? Do tell.

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  36. Team Marvin on Tuesdays and Thursdays, Team June Saturdays and Sundays, Team Henry on Wednesdays, Team Francis on Fridays and Team Winston on Mondays. Just can’t afford all of the new shirts!

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  37. Dear Kelly with another “e,”
    Those are 19060s frosty glasses on top of the bookshelf, or bookshelfe, as you might call it. Some are celebrating various touristy things in Seattle, and some are Michigan things. I need LA and NC ones, don’t I? Cover everywhere I’ve lived. And I guess London ones. Well, in case anyone wondered what I wanted for my birthday, there you go. Or, goe. Really, it’s not your fault your parents put that “e” on the end. I do not know why I must pick on your name, Kelleyeye.

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  38. I’m on team June b/c I have a Panama Canal wrinkle as well – and we might as well match. And I have large untamed hair which is going to need a car booster seat with all this crazy New England weather. Plus you are flippin hilarious and I’m so glad I cruised the blog finalists and found you. So, will there be some sort of “Pie Olympics” with our teams? What kind of events will be held so that I can prepare?

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  39. I’ve been following you for a couple of days now feeling all creepy stalkerish bc I hadn’t left a comment to say hello so here I am doing that now.
    Hello!
    Whew, it feels good to get that off my chest. Oh, and I’m Team June all the way. Morning people annoy the living daylights out of me. They’re all “Ohhh look at me im perky!” blah.
    Sorry for such a long comment!
    -W

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  40. I’m pretty sure I’m supposed to be on Team June because of the glasses and the glasses-hair-pouf and all that, but I also think I should be on Team Marvin because I do tend to roll out of bed ready to talk your ear off and tackle the day most of the time. And then Team Henry because suckling on a fringe sounds pretty hilarious, granted a bit on the lesbian side of things, and lesbian I am not, so perhaps not. And then I’m kind of scared to not be on Team Francis??
    So I think I’m on team Major Complex. Way to go, June. Now I need my meds again.

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  41. Katie,
    We watched Snatch tonight and it was good.
    (Wow, that sounds really creepy.)
    You were so right about the accents. My husband and I took turns screetching,” What did he say.”
    You really had to follow along.
    June, so did you win that blasted contest or not?!

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  42. When you mentioned Lu looking so “Sylvia Plath”, I knew I was on her team. I’m gonna save this one, this time.

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  43. KW,
    I wish I knew. The rules say they’ll let us know privately between the 6th and the 10th and you’ll notice it’s the 10th. And, do I get to tell you all or do I have to keep it a secret until the conference or whatever it is? This is the longest contest EVER.

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  44. I’m totally Team Francis – because I love the way his little feets are always spread so wide to accommodate his huge size.
    When you gonna enter some more blogging contests for us to vote on?

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  45. This is too hard, I’m torn between Henry and Winston. You KNOW I love that little Henry, but my Oscar Snuggles, King of Tidewater is gray, just like Winston, so I’m with WINSTON!

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  46. I wanted to be on Team June, but I could never wear the hardly-any-sleeves t-shirt (dontcha just love hyphens?), so I’m going to Team Francis because my chemically imbalanced self is SO like Francis!

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  47. Ok, well it’s like this. I would like to be on Team June, but I can’t because of the shirts. The Team June shirts have those little cap sleeves that make my arm flab hang out. Sorry June.
    Since I don’t care for cats (sorry June, again), I’m going with Team Lula!

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  48. Dangit, I’m late to the party.
    I want to be on Team Winston – I like him. He is kind of “We are the World” with his warm, un-catlike welcome of Tallulah. He’s the man.

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  49. I thought I signed up. Maybe not.
    Team Tallulah.
    Who would have thought she’d get so few votes, behind Winston, who didn’t work for it?
    Not that I’m sorry for her, or anything. My Buffie looks somewhat like Tallulah and nobody could feel sorry for her.

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  50. AAAK! Is it too late to pick a team? Had company for the weekend, and am just now catching up and enjoying blogs. So, I’m thinkin I have to be on team June, because we have the same hair. And I’ve never been a morning person. Also, I like cute little cap sleeve t’s. Even though the link to the t’s doesn’t work and I don’t really know what they look like. And because no one picked June for their team when she was young. I’m gonna go with that. Yep, team June all the way.

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