Thursday, November 29, 2012

Awkward and Awesome Thursday


Please note, this is the exact same man and exact same photo.
Now, let's take a look at the progression...
far right: no tan, no 6 pack
middle: a little tan, full 6 pack
far left: super tan, small 6 pack
It's a wonder what photoshop can do!

Here's an up close shot for your viewing pleasure

Black Friday shopping with your entire family. I mean, I can't judge them too much considering Black Friday started at 8 p.m. this year, but this is not how I would recommend shopping. 3 kids? No thanks.
Naner said he was going to take Zoe in the Baby Bjorn next year and teach her to poke people in the eyes. 

No-bake cookies. They look so gross, but taste so good.
I would consider this batch a fail...unless you like to eat cookies with a spoon.

This outfit. I mean, I'm no fashionista but last time I checked this look isn't attractive on anyone. Very Miley Cyrus-esque, no?

The mob of people surrounding the video game display on Black Friday. Nerd alert!


If snow on Black Friday doesn't put you in the Christmas spirit, I don't know what will.
(despite the fact that it was fake)

My mug shot for my Handgun License. I was so annoyed that they wouldn't let me smile, so I had to smirk. 
Mom (looking at the reflection on the picture): "Is that smoke from firing the gun?"
Me: "No, that's the reflection from taking a picture of a picture. Besides, I took that at Walgreens so how in the world would it be gun smoke?" 
Mom: "Oh. Yeah..."

Jacob and I at the Festival of Light. It was so great having him down for the weekend and it makes me even more excited for Christmas!

My Black Friday purchases. I was so disappointed in the sales this year, but that didn't stop me from stocking up on DVDs (for myself and a few others). 

The fact that my sister-in-law, Cassie, not only embraces my creepy picture taking but encourages it. She actually points things out now and tells me to take pictures of it. Gotta love her!



  1. OH MY GOSH! I literally LOL'ed at some of these pictures.. the first one is hilaarious.. Nice to know dudes get photo shopped to!! and what is UP with that girl with shorts and polka dot leggings?! Oh my..

  2. I saw so many babies and toddlers Black Friday shopping and was just thinking how mean it was. They were NOT getting rest. And how are you supposed to buy presents for older kids if they're with you?

    I lol'd at the man on the pants though.

  3. I didn't like the sales either. Except Ann Taylor Loft that one on Monday was awesome (50% off everything). Yay to stuff I don't need! :o)


  4. You got some AWESOME movies! I love, we bought a zoo, one of my favorites!

  5. Hahaha! Love the awkward stuff! Especially the underwear guy. What a difference! Your Festival of Lights pic is beautiful!

  6. Haha I love your awkward Wal-Mart photos. I tend to avoid it whenever possible but had to go in the night before Halloween. It was awkward chaos hahaha!

  7. haha gun smoke? i guess now you can't smile in your passport pictures either! how rude. but i suppose if its for a gun you look pretty bad ass smirking.

    um yah that outfit it totally 80's/09's grunge Miley Cyrus thinks shes bring it back look.

  8. I'm confused by the photo shopped pajama picture. So...are they suggesting that men who like blue plaid jammies are not as ripped and tanned as the ones that like the other plaids and patterns?

    So many questions on their marketing.

  9. The world needs to see your pictures. Where would we be without your photos and comments on Miley Cyrus look Alikes and creepy photoshopped pj men? I think we should make a calendar- "Alana's awkward pictures 2013"

  10. I can't believe how they photoshopped that guy! I am loving your movie selections, though.

  11. those lights are so pretty!! i'd have a hard time not smiling either! and that men's underwear pictures is ridiculous!

  12. Black Friday is sort of like hell to me but WITH KIDS?! No, thanks.

  13. New follower from the GFC blog hop!

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    (¸.·´ (¸.·`¤... Jennifer

  14. Hi, I'm a new follower from the blog hop. I wasn't all that impressed with the Black Friday sales either. I got a few things for my kids but that's it. I saw a ton of kids this year. Chaos on top of chaos just isn't fun for me!

  15. I can't believe you took these photos and posted them - you are very brave! I can never get away with taking photos of people without them knowing :)

    Sarah @ A Cat-Like Curiosity

  16. How come they wouldn't let you smile for your hand gun license? They let me.
    And seriously.... I'm dying over the PJ pant pictures. I probably wouldn't have noticed if I saw that in the store but it really is amazing what photo shop can do :)

  17. Hahaha! That's hilarious about the pajama pants pictures... something I probably never would have noticed!

  18. LOL at your picture about the guy with flannel pj pants. Wonder if girls are getting them as gifts, which pattern would they pick. Would they be based on the picture of the guy? haha

  19. I loved reading this post. Especially about the smoking gun! Can't wait to keep following. Your newest GFC follower. Feel free to stop on by.

    Kimberly @

  20. The Underwear Model -- I have no words! hahaha

    I LOVEEEE no-bake cookies! They're my mom's favorite so I grew up eating them :)

    And.... cuuuuute boy ;)



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