Because looking at pictures of people you don’t know is blogging at it’s best.

Tuesday, May 12th, 2009

The other day on twitter I informed the Internets that I was finally working through all of the pictures from my Dad’s visit to Florida a couple weeks ago.

Because that is the kind of interesting information I like to share with the world with modern technology.

And while you are mocking me for my mastery of the mundane, Robin actually asked if I would please oh please be sharing these pictures in the near future. No, really.  She did.  Go ahead and click on that link and you will see that she was pretty much begging for this post.

Blame her.

Now that I have sufficiently apologized in advance for the laziness of using pictures of people you don’t know as a post – and possibly made you feel like there is something wrong with you if you accidentally find this mildly entertaining – let me commence with the photo sharing.

trip to Casadega

This is me and my Dad at the Cassadaga spiritualist camp.  It’s a town filled with gypsies and mystics and really creepy people.  We?  Are totally sober in this picture.  Hand to God.  That’s just how we look.  And clearly, I got my daddy’s nostrils.  Also?  We are about five minutes away from meeting a man who calls himself Father Christopher and wanted to read my palm very badly except I wouldn’t let him because he creeped me out.  Mainly I thought he could be a pedophile.

Run on sentences are how you know that I am really good at blogging.

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This is my daughter and her aunt.  She happens to be my little sister and also has a name that is Lindsey but the only thing Emma called her the entire week was “my aunt”.

Where is my aunt?  I want to sit by my aunt.  I know it’s only 5:30 but I think my aunt would like to be woken up now by loud noises and repeated jumping.  No, I do not know her name, why do you people keep asking me this stuff?  I want her that is my aunt.

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This is me and my aunt.

Safari Cruise To Shell Island

This is me trying to take a picture of myself using my XShot.  And everyone was pointing and laughing and mocking me for trying to take pictures of myself and Jared was all “that thing looks like a golf club with a camera taped to the end of it” and I was all “shut up and quit being jealous of me because I find cool stuff on the Internet.  You want to be me.”

And you know he does, too.

Safari Cruise To Shell Island

This is me trying to get photographic evidence that I am actually present with the children at all of this cool stuff they do.  Specifically, we are on a Safari Cruise in Clearwater and Jared is in the background saying “are you sure you don’t just want me to take a picture of you guys?” and I am saying “Oh! Sure! NOW you want to take pictures of us when for years you have allowed me to carry the burden of the camera alone! And NOW YOU WANT IN!”

And then he said something about “I don’t think you’re even getting Devin in the picture” and I said something like “I CANNOT HANDLE ALL OF THIS JUDGMENT FROM YOU!”

Safari Cruise To Shell Island

Who’s laughing now, bitches?  Do you have a picture of yourself on the beach of a remote island that you took all by yourself?  I. don’t. think so.

(Also – do you have a problem with tanlines like I do? Because, wow.  Tacky.)

Safari Cruise To Shell Island

This is a blue crab’s penis.  No, really.  The safari guide was saying something about “you can tell it’s a boy if the flap is shaped like the Washington Monument” and I said – in front of my children and boat full of people – “are you comparing a penis to the Washington Monument?  I have to get a picture of that for my blog.”

And now Jared thinks we should start referring to all penises as The Monument.  So thanks, lady.

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This is Emma and her Lil’ Papa.  I have nothing to say about this except Awwwwwwww.

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This is a horribly unedited photo of Emma and my stepmom, Tina.  One of the best things about having family visit is that someone else has to wear the mouse ears for a while. And also they bought a lot of food.  And paid for us to do a bunch of cool tourist stuff.  And let the kids wake them up early instead of me and I SLEPT UNTIL 9:30 IN THE MORNING ONE DAY!

But mostly, it’s about the ears.

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This is me trying to prove to the Internets that I love Devin just as much as Emma.  Because really, I do.  There are just only so many pictures you can take of a kid playing with video games and looking at you like you are the most embarrassing thing ever.  (And about that – isn’t 9 a little soon for your kid to start being embarrassed of you?)

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And this is all of us on the pier in Clearwater on the day that I let Devin skip school and me and Jared skipped work and we just said “screw you world, we have family in town!”  And life was pretty much awesome.

P.S. I am not wearing a bra.  That?  Is pretty much the most awesome shirt ever, right?

  1. avitable says:

    Now that you’ve finally posted these pictures on the interweb, my life is complete.

  2. fidget says:

    yes, that is basically the most awesome shirt ever. it’s my favorite shirt shade of green and polka dotty. that being said, if I wore that MOFO there’d be titty flying everywhere. My poor family would have been knocked out every time I turned around.

  3. Connie says:

    Did you go to Tarpon Springs? My fav tourist attraction in Northwest Florida.

  4. Kim Hays says:

    LMAO at the Xshot!! hahaha

  5. whall says:

    These are actually pretty cool, and oddly premonitious of the day we’ll have Thursday and Friday here in South Padre. We’re doing the Black Dragon Pirate Cruise and an Eco-Tour. We’ve done the Eco-Tour before, but Jaden’s a little older and will pay attention this time :). I think he was 3 last time he went.

    And I can most certainly guarantee you I won’t be wearing a bra.

  6. RebTurtle says:

    This is how it begins. Just a little R rated crab action. Next thing you know it will be dolphin porn. Do you see what you’ve done to her, Adam? ;)

  7. Corey says:

    I feel a little perverted focusing on crab genitalia.. but.. are we talking about the part that looks like a happy little mouth with two little beaver teeth?

    Very odd.

  8. Britt's mom says:

    Wow me too. I was trying to figure out if the blue crab was smiling. heh

  9. Sybil Law says:

    I actually did enjoy the pictures! And I LOVE your shirt – I think I’ve seen it before and said that! You sure are purty!!!!
    Glad to see you out having fun with the family. :D

    • Miss Britt says:

      @Sybil Law, I wore it in NYC so yes, you’ve seen LOTS of pictures of me wearing it.

      I need to go shopping for more shirts, obviously.

  10. Super cute pictures! You look adorable too… and Devin? Holy hanna batman, he is growing UP!!! Fast!

  11. Faiqa says:

    You look SO cute in these photos… as does everyone else.

  12. Kristin says:

    I love this post because I know these people! And, because what’s more fun than an awesome day with the fam?
    BTW, you all look great!

  13. perpstu says:

    Bravo! Your family is adorable and that top – it does indeed rock!

  14. sue says:

    Nice. Thanks for sharing!

  15. martymankins says:

    I had never seen a blue crab’s penis before today. That crab looked a bit like Jabba the Hut.

    I like that last photo of you with everyone. So nice.

    • Miss Britt says:

      @martymankins, now you can rest easy knowing that you can mark “find out what blue crab penis looks like” off your list of things to do.

  16. Robin says:

    See? I am not the only freak that loves looking at pictures of people I don’t know…. ::wink::

    Awesome pics!

  17. Clown says:

    Hey look, your camera stick!
    Or did you throw that out and take Jared’s idea of duct taping your camera to a golf club?

  18. I really enjoyed looking at the photos too. You all look so lovely, I especially love your top and hair. Lucky, lucky, you, living in Florida.

  19. Nobody says:

    I agree with Jared, and my penis shall now be known as “The Monument”.

  20. Jared is never going to get a hot Latina if he’s calling it The Monument. ;)

  21. erin says:

    My son turned 9 in January. I brought him lunch to school and went in the lunchroom to sit with him. He ignored me the entire time amd sat with his back to me. As he was leaving he said “Next time you bring me lunch could you just leave it in the office?”. WTF!! How can he be embarrassed of me in 3rd grade?? Glad it’s not just me! ;)

  22. pocket queen says:

    Well, I did find it entertaining! And, I think the thing with Devin is just that you two are very different. Maybe he just hasn’t figured out how to handle it.. but you know, science geeks and cheerleaders do make best friends sometimes… (and I mean science geek in the best, sweetest way, since I too used to be one) ;)

    • Miss Britt says:

      @pocket queen, hahahhaha – it’s funny that you say that because Devin and I are SO much alike. That child? Is 100% mine.

      I took 5 years of science in high school – including all of the advanced classes. ;-)

  23. Susan Payton says:

    I haven’t tried my Xshot yet. I thought it would be easier than it was for you. Guess now I have to take cut off pics of me and whatever’s behind me and show them off on my blog. Not like anyone’s begging. But I want to be like you.

    • Miss Britt says:

      @Susan Payton, yeah, I thought it would be easier too. There’s just a little bit of a learning curve – and then it’s great.

  24. Robina says:

    Very nice! And that picture you took, of yourself, on the beach, is just beautiful! I love the green, braless top!

  25. lizriz says:

    Crap, now I totally want an XShot.

    Great pics! :)

  26. NYCWD says:

    Totally off topic but I am quite curious about this… is there a weight limit on the XShot?

    Nice shot of The Blue Crab Monument.

  27. The Evil Stepmother says:

    ahhhhhhhh yes britty these are the days of our lives..

  28. Found your comments over at http://www.blogher.com/ so I had to come and visit…
    Thanks
    Lori

    PS
    “are you comparing a penis to the Washington Monument? I have to get a picture of that for my blog.” –
    -Priceless!

  29. Al_Pal says:

    I was thinking the top was awesome even before I found out it was braless. Awesome! ;p

    cool photos, cute family! ;D

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