Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Virginia is the new Furt

 *Please note that this post was edited to add an award. It's posted at the end.

We all know about food fads; those recipes or ingredients that everyone seems to be using and making all at the same time. Salted Caramel was one and Kale another. Like that song you liked until they played it every 5 minutes on the radio, you get to the point where you’ve had enough for a while. There’s nothing wrong with those recipes, in fact, they’re great. I’m just not going to make one every day.

Well, in the humor blogging world there are fads as well; those subjects that everyone seems to be addressing. The first one I was really cognizant of was . . . umm . . . let’s just say the never-ending discussion of odiferous “furts”.



Virginia is the new Furt | www.BakingInATornado.com | #MyGraphics

It seemed everyone had something to say about furts. I read about baby’s furts, dog’s furts, husband’s furts. People shared deliberate furts and accidental, clean furts and dirty, private furts and public. Blogs, FB, Twitter, it was all furts all the time. Front door, back door, here a furt, there a furt, EVERYWHERE a furt, furt.

I went to college and I never knew that there was that much to know about furts. I’m sure there was a class. I must have missed it.

But look out furts, “virginia” has come to the blogging world and she’s quickly become the center of attention. We’ve gone from barely hearing about her (thank you for that, by the way) to being unable to escape her (ouch). She is, without a doubt, the new “Miss Popularity”.



Virginia is the new Furt | www.BakingInATornado.com | #MyGraphics



Now I have, and still do, read about the occasional “sticks and stones”, mostly in posts about baby boys, but nothing like this current obsession with virginias. I’m reading about their size (pre and post birth), shapes and habits, their exercise regimen, their grooming options and haircuts, their clothing choices and jewelry too. About 95% of the bloggers I read have a virginia and lately so many are letting them all hang out (yikes).

Hell, I never EVER thought I would, and  I’ve just written a whole post on furts and virginias.

But in the name of full exposure disclosure, I just want to apologize in advance. If “virginia” is the new “furt” and we’re heading into the summer of the virginia, then all of my friends with vlogs (video blogs), I’m sorry. But that’s a place where this girl is just not gonna go.

*There’s no recipe here today. I tried but really, what exactly goes with furts and virginias?


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Addendum to this post:
My friend The Insomniac's Dream created a new award and bestowed the honor upon me. She assigned a prompt and asks that I:
*write about the prompt
*link back to the blog that assigned me the prompt
*pick 5 new recipients and assign them a prompt of my choice

*be sure the blogger who presented me with this award is given a link to this post to see what I did with her prompt

What I was assigned to discuss is: "Original ideas: are there any more?"  Quite honestly, this post is exactly how I would approach that subject, so I'm calling it accomplished.

The prompt I'm assigning is: If you could take over any blog for one day, what one would you choose and why?
The bloggers I'm nominating are: 
The Insomniac's Dream yes, she said I could!
The Pursuit of Normal
Daily Dose of Damn
Evil Joy Speaks 
Mom Rants and Comfy Pants
as I always say with these things, awards are about recognition, not obligation. I hope you decide to play, but the choice is yours.

52 comments:

  1. *GASP* LOL! *cough cough* *gigglesnort* *virginia furt*
    Karen, you crack me up, girly friend!

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    1. Oh good. Laughing is better than running away screaming . . .

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  2. Never fear, as a buttoned-up New England type, I will not be covering either of those subjects. Ever.

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    1. LOL, Jenn. As a buttoned-up New England type, I just DID!

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  3. LOL hot dogs????????????????? (answer to your last question)

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  4. I am SO GLAD you decided to go with this--and it turned out perfect just like I knew it would! "Here a furt, there a furt.."I am dying laughing here--that's awesome. I'm with you--not interested in reading about genitalia in the summer, winter, bejeweled or whatever. And as far as a recipe goes--I agree with Crystal--frankFURTers and beans would go well with this post. Loved it! XO

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    1. Would you like to hear about those Hot Dogs being boiled in hot water? Charring on the grill? In the microwave? Youch, LOL.

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  5. Ok as luck would have it I was drinking my Kale smoothie while reading this. Big mistake...BIG! FYI Kale smoothie out of your nose=not pretty. It is highly unlikely that I will ever discuss either one of these subjects on my blog. I had people leave when I talked about my mammogram so safe to say talking about good old Virginia would send them right over the edge. ;)Great post!

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    1. So glad to hear that your blog will be a Virginia Free Zone. Maybe we should make up graphics. I guess I wouldn't be able to post one, though . . .

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    2. FYI I can't get Meet Virginia by Train out of my head now. LOL

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  6. BWAHAHAHAHAHA....LOVE THIS.....in my house furts and butts seem to always be a popular topic. I agree with you and Crystal G, hot dogs and beans!!!!

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    1. I may just have to edit this post and add my Baked Beans recipe!

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  7. Holy Hannah, Karen. This turned out perfectly...and it needed to be said. While I would have loved the recipe for polish sausage or tacos, I'll wait for another day and happily eat my salted carmel pretzels. I'm going to go ahead and say I love your blog JUST the way it is. Funny, smart, yummy and thank goodness, Virginia free.
    I'd like to say my blog was V-free, but there was the one time when I explained my surgery-gone-wrong...Does that count? You know that I like to walk that line between kindness and hoo-haas...Remember, you're friends with a girl who used the worst of the worst words in a mass e-mail.... :)))

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    1. Well, we all break our own rules once in a while. After all, my blog was Virginia AND furt free . . . until today.

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  8. Pigs in a blanket or oysters? But I promise, I don't think anyone will miss the recipe today. I don't think I've ever touched on the subject of furts or virginias... and I'm not sure that I stay on a site that discusses it. There re some things that don't need to be shared.

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    1. As someone who just DID talk about virginias and furts I must agree that I'm with you. Some things just don't need to be shared. At least not in detail.

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  9. I've never had any virginias in my posts, unless you count the big review, but I guess that wasn't MY virginia, now was it? I have furts aplenty though!

    What, no bean dip recipes? That would go real well with furts! I've got nothing on the virginias though...

    You are just too funny!

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    1. Bean dip. Another great one. Should have talked to all my friends before I posted this, it would have had a bunch of recipes!

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  10. I'm stingy, I never share my furts or virginias.
    Does that make me a bad persons?
    I'm worried now. ;)

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    1. Actually, I'm grateful to have someone I know I can still read this summer. So thanks for that. . .

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  11. Ok, I was totally confused at first. I thought you were writing about the state! Haha Thank you for the education, and I totally agree with you. Some subjects don't need to be addressed, unless of course, you are writing about not addressing them, right?!? And I still "like" you :)
    Anne Herrin

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    1. Ha, ha, sort of like a "get out of jail free" card. You can't write about something unless you're writing about NOT writing about it. LOL. And thanks for still liking!

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  12. Trying to wrap my head around literally living in Virginia. Does that mean I will be birthed soon? Ew to both v's and f's. I have to deal with the f's with the boys enough. Last thing I want to do is read about it! Are people really talking about v's? Why!?!

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    1. Oh, people are. Lots and lots of them. Maybe you're not reading the right blogs. Or maybe I'm not!

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  13. Haha! My fiancee' says I furt too much anyway! Now as for Viginias I think I will not comment!

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    1. LOL, good job playing it safe on the whole Virginias thing!

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  14. Took me a minute to get caught up on this. lol. The CLOSEST I've come is talking about having "the talk" with my daughter....people are ridiculous....some things I don't WANT to put out there for the world to see. The Virginia is one over them. lol

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    1. Yup. Some things are NOT for the world to see. . . or even hear about.

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  15. That is definitely one vlog that will NEVER happen! Holy hell ~ although I'm pretty sure my Virginia got mentioned today in my baby story!
    Damn the Virginia!

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    (¸¤ Lanaya | xoxo
    www.raising-reagan.com

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    1. THANK YOU for the vlog thing. And I don't mind Virginia making an appearance in context. It's the gratuitous Virginia discussions I have a problem with (she says after writing an entire post about the subject).

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    2. Bahahaha ... always making me laugh!

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  16. You are such a comic and comedian Karen. You definately know how to make your readers laugh. = )

    Irish at Dedicated 2 Life

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    1. Thanks, Irish. It WAS meant to be funny.

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  17. I'm ashamed to admit I did the virginia grooming post. I am hanging my head in all my groomed shame. It was a long time ago, so am I off the hook? I will admit I've never done the furt post. But thanks for the idea;0 just kidding. No really, I'm kidding.
    Vicky
    www.thepursuitofnormal.blogspot.com

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    1. So was it you who started EVERYONE talking about it? Cause this trend is way bigger than just one post. And forget the furts, you're too late, furts are SO yesterday.

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  18. YOU ARE TOO FUNNY! I seriously thought it was just me!!!! I have been reading so much about Virginias lately, it's unbelievable! I promise the only thing I posted about such a thing was when a mom wrote in that her child called it a Lavaughna....I guess this is a cross between a Labia, a Virginia and a Vulva!;) I'm right there with you and I will never ever post about the grown up Virginias! LMAO!!!! :)

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    1. And I'm sure Leo won't be discussing them either!

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  19. Karen, this was such a funny and creative post. When I first clicked on the link, I was like Virginias and Furts...what is that??? I really enjoyed this. My mom's name is Virginia and I will have to stifle the giggles next time I see her.

    Have a great day!!

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    1. Oops, sorry to create the association with your Mom. You may have to resort to therapy after that.

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  20. So funny! I'm guilty as charged. With The Tinys, I have written my share about farts. Poop. And twice about my hoo-hoo. Ooops.

    -The Insomniacs Dream

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    1. LOL, you and everyone else. Now, including me!

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  21. Thanks for the tag back, too. I'm going to have fun with that prompt.

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  22. Wow! Can't say I thought I'd ever read about virginias here furts maybe due to some teenage boy shenanigans you might share. Life is full of all kinds of surprises!
    Jae Mac, I'm Just Sayin'...(Damn!)

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    1. I even surprised myself with this one!

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  23. ha! My blog is all about the furts and butts!! I'm glad I haven't ventured into virginias...yet!! Congratulations on the award!

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    1. I somehow doubt that you'll be writing about virginias any time soon, Roshni.

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  24. I've blogged about both furts and viginas. On more than one occasion. I blame being Canadian and having the maturity of a 12 year old boy for that

    Congrats on your award!!

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    1. LOL, just as long as you don't do a vlog on the subject . . .

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