HIGH FIVES AND HUGS TO ALL OUR FURBALL FANS
My Mom and Toby would like to say…
Dear Tumblr Friends,
A year ago Tanner invited me to take part in what I thought to be another one of his crazy antics. Never in my wildest dreams did I think that “My Mom Reviews My Photos” would last more than a day, but here we are. With his leading lady, Vicki, and best supporting actor, Rigby, and a whimsical costume designer from the streets of New York, I threw all inhibitions to the wayside and became the critic alongside my faithful dog, Toby.
Who would have thought that re-gifted furball hats would have attracted so many fans. That’s downright scary. The simplicity of Tanner’s Polaroid photos in the age of high tech, shot in random locations, spurred a curiosity among many talented PHOTOGRAPHISTS, a term new to my vocabulary. I became somewhat computer savvy and was introduced to “blogging” for the first time. Hopefully, my daily exercise of trying to think of a witty caption for daily photos has postponed early onset of Alzheimer’s.
Thanks to all of you for sharing your photos and the personal tour of your respective countries. And MUM’s the word. I have developed a PHOTOGRAPHIC MEMORY of beaches to fresh markets, John C’s beautiful daughters, the guy by the shower curtain, a name like Laviebelem which sounds very fragrant, a guy who honors his deceased family in a most adoring way, and sketches by groupies (Andre and I will not hang myself) who sent Tanner and Vicki awesome drawings. I experienced great relief when I learned that ” I WILL NOT HANG MYSELF TODAY” is only a poem. It has been my pleasure to be involved in this project and I’ve had the time of my life (just like Patrick Swayze, RIP). You guys complete me (Tom Cruise).
So my claim to fame is nearing its end and even if I had gotten on “Ellen”, my fear of flying may have gotten in the way. So I have decided to take the buyout from Tanner (which will be in the form of an IOU, most likely) and move on to being just a mom and Grammy Pammy, business as usual. I will miss getting up early in the morning to make my critiques over microwave pancakes and a mocha frappe from McDonald’s. Yep, still boycotting Starbucks over that bra-ha-ha.
I’ve been thinking that maybe the furballs could be made into wax replicas like LADY GAGA, and those God awful hats would make a wonderful contribution to the Smithsonian, right next to Monica Lewinsky’s infamous dress. Uh-huh. So today is Toby Tuesday, and sort of against my religion, but hats off to “All Over the Fucking Place" for being so daring. That’s only the third time I ever said that word out loud, I believe.
Have a wonderful holiday and maybe 2011 will inspire something new to Tumblr, who knows, maybe it will finally get the letter “e”. And if Sarah Palin “shoots her eye out”, maybe I’ll run in 2012. I’ll end with a quote by one of Tanner’s all time favs…
"Why can’t we get all the people together in the world that we really like and then just stay together? I guess that wouldn’t work. Someone would leave. Someone always leaves. Then we would have to say good-bye. I hate Goodbyes. I know what I need. I need more hellos." — Charles M. Schulz
And we (Tanner and Vicki) would like to add…
We’re not really sure what to say except that we feel like we might cry. It’s been a really fun run and after reading my mom’s letter we’re not quite sure that we are going to be able to quit this thing for good. Time will tell…
That being said, thank you so much to everyone who has been generous to silly blog! Knowing that every now and then we’d put smiles on some of your faces has been the most rewarding part of this entire project, by far. Most of our photos were usually rather “specific” in nature and it’s really cool knowing that every now and then someone besides us would enjoy them.
It goes without saying that we sure are glad we switched over to Tumblr after spending our first three months on Word Press. The community here has been incredible and inspires us on a daily basis. We wish we had time to name name’s but we need to be on an airplane in a few hours and we hate the thought of leaving anyone out.
We would, however, like to briefly mention our friend “All Over the F*ing Place”. He was one of the first folks to “like” any of our posts and my mom literally could not get over the title of his blog. Every time I’d talk to her she’d say “Can you believe that guy’s blog name?, I wonder if his mom knows about his blog?”. For a while he disappeared off our radar and my mom would actually check in with me to see if he was doing all right. Even to this day it’s quite clear that she is still amazed by the guy who really is “all over the f*ing place”.
Once again, from the bottom of our furball hearts please accept big virtual high fives and hugs. If by chance you would like to keep up with some of our other creative projects please consider following our other tumblr, Tanner Blog.
Just like Frosty we probably will be back again some day, just probably not every day, and most likely not for a while.
Have an awesome holiday and a happy New Year!
Tanner, Vicki, Pam, Toby, and Rigby