Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Wahoo! Wednesday, cont'd - Custom comment codes for MySpace, Hi5, Friendster and more

These are mostly favorite sights spotted on Saturday. Hope you like them. Today, the sun came out! Wahoo! But, the camera did not. Awww. I hope to get out and about with the camera, tomorrow. In the meantime, some wahooey bits and pieces from Saturday's swim meet at Delta State University.

1. Absolute favorite totally wahooey jammers (no way you'd have difficulty spotting your child in these -- psychedelic, dude):

2. Favorite photo of a towel that looks like it says something it does not (use your imagination and pretend it's not upside-down; I touched up a bit to make it look even more like what I thought I saw before I stopped, giggled and resumed acting like a grown-up):

3. This is a lousy photo, but it's my favorite winter swimming fashion statement:

4. Another lousy photo (I needed a tripod) . . . favorite photo of a swimmer running on water. Okay, yeah, he was actually just jumping in but it's fun to pretend.

5. Favorite photo of Delta State's unofficial mascot, the "Fighting Okra", looking a wee bit angry about his situation:

5. Favorite sign:

Up next: I am going to get to that "You Make My Day" post. Oh, yes I am.

Just finished: The Giver by Lois Lowry. This means I am now 4 book reviews behind, so expect a few book reviews in the coming days, as well.

Must dunk self in tub of warm water. Wishing everyone a very wahooey week!

Bookfool, slightly sleepy and maybe just a tad dirty


  1. I love these photos, Nancy. Thanks for sharing. :-)

  2. Thanks, Wendy. It was nice to get out of town for a day. We had fun. :)

  3. Ah, what great photos! They all put a smile on my face. Love the poo towel and walking on water pic! I'm so glad you read The Giver. I loved that little book. Thought it was amazing...looking forward to your review if you review that one!

  4. Delta State's unofficial mascot is okra? Wow! I need a cute litte stuffed okra like that one, as you can tell by reading here:
    and here:

  5. I had 2 baths last weekend at the hotel. They lasted a long, long time. I was happy.

  6. Boots and a swimsuit? Just when I've gotten use to seeing my niece and her friends were sandals in the cold. They're a confused bunch, aren't they?

    And the fighting Okra? Really? Good grief.

    Great pictures, as usual. Thanks for sharing!


  7. Thanks, Chris!

    I had fun finally breaking out the camera on Saturday. Can you tell? :)

    The Giver was gripping; I loved it. I'm told there are two sequels that explain a few things left hanging. Have you read either of them?


    Yes, the unofficial mascot is the fighting okra. Their official mascot is the "statesman", which could not possibly be more boring. You definitely need a stuffed okra; they're hilarious. Unfortunately, the bookstore was closed. I was hoping they'd have a postcard I could snatch for a friend who has a postcard collection. I had to take Okra's photo through the window.


    I love baths. I can't live without baths for more than a three-day stretch or I begin to look and sound as grouchy as that fighting okra. Scary. I'm glad you had some good soaks. :)


    I know. I just don't know what to say about teenage fashion, apart from maybe "I don't get it." My eldest had a tendency to put on a coat in the summer and wear shorts in the winter. It drove me nuts.

    I love the fighting okra. He's a hoot.

    And, thank you. :)

  8. The catfish sign was hilarious. Only in Mississippi? (Maybe Louisiana, too.) :) (Oh: good luck finding Girl Scout cookies... )

  9. Melissa,

    I think Mississippi is the #1 producer of farm-raised catfish. Seems like my eldest told me that. But, it seems likely you'd see signs like that in Louisiana. :)

    Girl Scout cookies? Is it that time, already?!

  10. Can't wait for that Giver review!

  11. I'll try to hurry, John. It's gorgeous outside. I shouldn't even be sitting here!

  12. Such fun photos. That fightin' okra made me crack up. Looking forward to all the book reviews! :)

  13. No, I haven't read any of the sequels yet, but from what I understand, The Giver is the end of Jonas' story. I'm still a bit pulled on how I feel about the ending of the story. I'm cool with it, I just don't know how to interpret it...I don't want to give anything away here, but do you know what I mean?

  14. Way too much energy displayed there for my current (dead) state. Cute! I love the one of your very handsome eldest - smart enough to wait out the storm too but what's wrong w/the youngest's hair? Looks good to me.

    Great photos as always!

  15. The fighting okras! What a funny mascot. Love your pictures - they brighten my day. Wahoo!

  16. Iliana,

    Thanks and me, too, on the fighting okra. I think he's a hoot. I'd love to sit still long enough to write book reviews, but the bills are calling. Soon, soon. :)


    I know exactly what you mean. There are so many different ways that you could mentally end the book, yourself. The more I think about it, the more I want to check out those sequels, just to find out what happens. Although, I'll miss Jonas, if you're right about that. All I've heard (from Tammy of Under a Blood Red Sky) is that the sequels aren't as good as the original. I haven't looked anywhere for reviews, yet.


    They're definitely energetic, those swimmy kids. I like to think I'm burning calories just by watching. Heh.

    Thanks on the comment about eldest. He just sent me a video tour of his apartment and he has hardly any hair! He's taken to cutting it very short so that he doesn't have to go to the barber quite as often. The youngest is the one walking on water. He looks okay when his hair is wet. When it's dry, he can actually run his fingers through his hair and get it to stand up straight. You'd have to see it to believe it.


    Thank you. Maybe I should grab a stuffed okra, the next time I'm at Delta State and the bookstore is open (it was closed, this weekend, darn it) and have a drawing. He's so funny. If I've brightened your day, I've served my purpose and I'm a happy girl. :)

  17. That was a Life is Good towel, yes?! I loooove the Life is Good line of stuff. So fun.

    Very wahooey post indeed. The okra made me cackle.

  18. Andiloo,

    You've got it! I love the Life is Good stuff, too - very upbeat.

    The okra guy is such ridiculous fun. I think I have a fighting okra mug, but I haven't been drinking coffee for a while, so I can't remember if I have one or just thought about getting one. I am so freaking blonde.

  19. I don't know if the comment I tried to post went through, but I said I love your wahoos and I love that little angry okra.

  20. Nikki,

    Nope, just the one message came through. Thank you. :)

  21. What awesome pictures!! Loved the mascot one - gave me a giggle!

  22. Fun photos. Especially the walking on water and that angry okra! :)
    Glad to hear that your eldest was out of harms way when the tornadoes went through.

  23. April,

    Thanks. Yeah, that okra guy is pretty funny, isn't he? LOL


    Thank you. I keep thinking someday I'll end up with a little fighting okra (stuffed). :)

    I'm starting to think -- from the descriptions eldest mentioned, after the fact -- that he should have been hiding in the restaurant fridge instead of watching the tornado. It was apparently closer than either of us realized. But, we're glad he's safe and waited to drive home till after things had cleared.

  24. I don't think any of those pictures were bad! Love the towel and the catfish sign. Oh, and the girl in the Uggs!:)

    I'm anxious to hear your thoughts on The Giver. I read it a few years ago and absolutely loved it!!

  25. cuLove the photos, Nancy! I'd have laughed at the towel, too.


  26. Les,

    Thanks. I very seldom bother with a tripod, so they're a little on the blurry side, but I had fun. :)

    I hope to knock out some of those reviews, tomorrow. Yesterday was a total wash; I slept late and then took TWO naps!! How lazy can you get? Today, I was just busy. So, I've got some catch-up to do, here. Have you read The Giver?


    Thanks. I feel much better knowing I'm not the only person who would have laughed about that towel. :)

  27. Yep, I read The Giver several years ago. Absolutely loved it! Gave it a perfect 10. Definitely one I'd like to read again.

  28. Oh, good, I'm glad you've read and enjoyed the book. It's such a unique story. I'm not sure if I can do it justice, but I'll try. :)

  29. Flat out, BF, these are my favorite collection of Wahoos to date! I love it when you are silly. :D

  30. Thank you, Kookie. I did get a wee bit silly, didn't I? We had such a fun day at Delta State. Everywhere you go, they have little signs with the fighting okra ("Use your okra card!"). It would be hard not to go on a silly tangent with fighting okra surrounding you, everywhere. ;)


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