This is How I Feel, Volume 43

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If you’re new here (hello!), This is How I Feel happens on Fridays, reflecting my deep, deep love of GIFs and dumb captions.


When I’m laughing really hard at my own joke and no one else is.

This is How I Feel, Volume 43


Walking into the comment section on CNN and HuffPo.

This is How I Feel, Volume 43


Aaaaaaaaaaaaaand walking out. 

This is How I Feel, Volume 43


When Jack asks, “What do you want me to order from the Girl Scouts at our front door?”

This is How I Feel, Volume 43


When I’m registering on a site, but my password doesn’t have enough special characters? CAN I LIVE?

This is How I Feel, Volume 43


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  • Reply Lesley January 31, 2014 at 10:01 am

    That’s really you in the Girl Scouts one, isn’t it?

    I can by-pass just about anything at the front door, except one, and my husband knows better than to even ask. If a kid is selling chocolate covered almonds to support AN-Y-THING, even questionable causes, he has been ordered to suck it up and buy out their stock! ALL. OF. THEM.

    • Reply Roo February 1, 2014 at 11:42 am

      These organizations and schools are so smart. I’ll never say no to a cute little kid peddling snacks.

  • Reply Rebecca January 31, 2014 at 10:06 am

    How do you know my life!?!?! But for real–American Dad GIFT is so on point!

    • Reply Roo February 1, 2014 at 11:42 am

      Hahahahaha I’ve been spying on you. Nice jammies.

  • Reply Megan January 31, 2014 at 10:38 am

    That Girl Scout cookies one is the BEST! (except now I’m gluten-free, so sad days, no more Girl Scout cookies!) What is that from?

    • Reply Joanna January 31, 2014 at 11:08 am

      Megan- they have gluten-free this year. I think it’s only in certain areas but I’ve seen FB people shipping them to non-gluten-free cities. :)
      I have to set-up a “cookie-limit.” Last year I quit smoking right around cookie time which did not end well at all. I have two girl scouts I have to buy from, this year I told myself only four boxes each, and I’ve already broken my limit. And I’ve eaten two boxes of Tag-A-Longs in a week… I’m in a viscous cookie-time cycle where I devour too many boxes and spend the rest of the year working off the aftermath.

    • Reply Kelly {the Centsible Life} January 31, 2014 at 9:41 pm

      COMMUNITY! The best comedy show on TV.

    • Reply Katie February 13, 2014 at 11:28 am

      Megan, check out BrittanyAngell.com she is a world-famous recipe developer and has gluten free/allergen free/mostly sugar free recipes for EVERYTHING – including girl scout dupes!

      • Reply Megan February 13, 2014 at 2:57 pm

        Thanks for the tip, Katie! I have found a lot of great gluten-free recipes online so far, and I’m definitely going to browse Brittany Angell’s recipes! They will be nice for my mostly-Paleo husband, too :)

  • Reply Juliana January 31, 2014 at 12:18 pm

    Gah! The Girl Scouts are coming! Every year I get suckered by this adorable girl in my son’s class with her curly blond bob and her sweet “Excuse me, Roman C’s mom, would you like to buy some cookies?”

    • Reply Roo February 1, 2014 at 11:50 am

      Awwww how can you possibly say no?!

  • Reply Tabitha W January 31, 2014 at 12:22 pm

    Can I tell you about the ridiculousness of password requirements for a moment? My hubby is in the military, and we access his paystubs/tax info online. i.e. we have to log in at least once a month (usually twice). Here are the current password requirements:
    Must be 15 to 30 characters in length
    Contain at least two UPPERCASE letters
    Contain at least two lowercase letters
    Contain at least two numbers (0-9)
    Contain at least two of the following special characters:
    # (pound or number sign)]
    @ (at sign)
    $ (dollar sign)
    = (equal sign)
    + (plus sign)
    % (percent sign)
    ^ (caret)
    ! (exclamation)
    * (asterisk)
    _ (underline/underscore)
    Must NOT include any spaces
    Additionally, passwords will now expire every 60 days. This will require users to change their passwords. Each updated password must change at least four characters from the previous password. It also must not be one of your last 10 passwords.

    We’ve taken to just making things up, because who can actually remember a password like that anyhow? Might as well change it every time you log in, right?

    • Reply Erin January 31, 2014 at 4:43 pm

      I feel like someone should apologize to you for this… so on behalf of all things right in the world, I’m sorry. That sucks.

      • Reply Roo February 1, 2014 at 11:50 am

        Seriously. Holy moly.

    • Reply Kelly {the Centsible Life} January 31, 2014 at 9:42 pm


    • Reply Roo February 1, 2014 at 11:51 am

      This comment actually hurt my brain. You have my condolences.

  • Reply Angel January 31, 2014 at 12:23 pm

    I haven’t seen a single girl scout all year… I desperately want cookies!!

    • Reply Roo February 1, 2014 at 11:52 am

      Some will ship them to you!

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  • Reply Stephanie Abbott January 31, 2014 at 1:28 pm

    Hi Roo!

    I just wanted to let you know that your little ditty at the top of the page, about Oregon Trail and the 90s, is kind of cut off for me? I use Firefox as my browser, so maybe it’s only for Firefox users that it’s wonky? I’m also on a Mac? Just wanted to give you a heads up!

    • Reply Mandi January 31, 2014 at 2:15 pm

      Mine is cut off too. But I’m on Internet Explorer ( I KNOW!! It’s the only one our work computers can use) and a PC.

    • Reply Roo February 1, 2014 at 11:52 am

      Thanks for letting me know! It *should* be working now, but you may have to clear your cache.

  • Reply Jess January 31, 2014 at 1:41 pm

    The first one happens to me all the time. I’m funny. Really.

    • Reply Roo February 1, 2014 at 12:09 pm

      Why aren’t you guys laughing? This joke is hilarious.

  • Reply Kristen January 31, 2014 at 1:53 pm

    That last one is great! I feel ya ;)

    • Reply Roo February 1, 2014 at 12:10 pm

      THE WORST. :P

  • Reply SRB January 31, 2014 at 3:26 pm

    I use the John Locke on my husband all the time and he just gives me the blank stare. WHAT? Nothing? COME ON!

    • Reply Roo February 1, 2014 at 12:08 pm

      Hahaha! I’m always like.. I swear there was one point in our lives when you thought I was cute and funny and charming. ;)

  • Reply Rachel January 31, 2014 at 4:37 pm

    Oh my word, the password thing is truer than true. Love these, as usual!!

    • Reply Roo February 1, 2014 at 12:08 pm

      Haha, thanks, Rachel!

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