I'm a perpetual lurker over in Fans of Epbot, because it gives me such joy to see 5,000+ geeks basically participating in the world's best Show & Tell. My Facebook feed is 70% photos of your pets and crafts and toys and outfits and really, REALLY bad jokes - and I wouldn't have it any other way.
As I lurk, I also sometimes screen-shot a few of my favorites. Then, because I'm terrible at this, I wait a good 4 months before asking John to go find all the people whose posts I saved and see if they'll let me share here on the blog. :D Which he - and they! - graciously did. So thanks for the team effort, gang!
Now here's a little sampling of things to make you smile, all from your friendly neighborhood FOE:
This seems appropriate this week!
I know what you're thinking. You're thinking, "Dangit, Jen, you can't show us a baby Iron Throne without a baby on it!!"
WELL YOU ARE IN LUCK, MY FRIENDS.
Allison, I think I speak for us all when I say, Bless you for bringing this into the world.
(The cute kid, too! :p)
Karen said she made the pot of petunias necklace - my favorite part! - from buttons. So clever!
Karen is actually one of my friends IRL, because a million years ago (or maybe 5-6) I tweeted to the world at large that John & I were at Disney, and did anyone want to meet up? And she did! Just hopped in her car and drove out to Epcot, by herself, to hang with us all night.
I don't know if I'd be that brave, but I'm glad she was.
YASSS. This makes me so happy, and reminds me of all the little Star Trek conventions I went to growing up. Everyone was there to talk and laugh and sing Klingon Karaoke, and I'd never felt more welcome to be my nerdy, Bajoran-earring-wearing self. I hope it's still like that, Melanie. I bet it is.
You ever see a craft that makes you want to drop everything and go make one just like it?
Bahahah! This FOE chose to remain nameless, but the work speaks for itself, am I right?
I know this could be seen as disturbing, but to me it looks like a bear trying - and failing - to play hide and seek. So funny. Also I want to find a Pterodactyl plush for this. I don't know why, it's just calling to me.
Then there's Jennifer over here showing us how it is DONE:
YUP YUP YUP DOING IT RIGHT.
Trying to convince myself I don't need more shoes.... but I do.
I have permission to share quite a few more goodies, so I'll try to do these spotlights a little more often in the future. In the meantime, I'll leave you with a story from Elise that left me a little speechless and a lot grateful:
Wait wait wait we have a gif for this!
In this context we're all boys. Cool?
Cool cool cool.
(If you don't remember our custom Pop for Mark, here's the post where we gave it to him! The fact that he still has it after 5 years is such a massive honor, dang.)
Thanks again to today's FOE for letting me share their photos! And everyone else over there, keep an eye out for sheepish DMs from John asking if I can share that thing you posted 6 months ago, since I still have a bit of a backlog, lol.