This woman is totally prepared for Christmas. Only problem… it’s October.
(submitted by Jennifer)
Awe! This picture isn’t awkward…it’s just dated. She’s very 1993.
I agree, Leah!
Of course, if there were two donkeys “wrestling” in the background, or if she had her crossbow slung over her shoulder…
Well, someone else made the clever observation of spying the dvd’s behind her…..this is closer to the 21st century, unfortunately, as 1993 still featured movies of the VHS variety. SHE is indeed very dated, but the picture itself is not as much as she.
#1 as a child of the 80′s…I love the hair.Also this can’t be more than 10 years old because of the pile of DVD’s behind her…
OMG!! It’s Marney. It just has to be and she is showing everyone what a regulation size tupperware container looks like and how a regulation christmas should be decorated. Notice the three green ornaments in a row and how the stars go around the tree in a straight line
I saw this picture and immediately thought there has to be at least one Marney comment in this thread, thanks for not disappointing!!
Uh oh, my batch of Percodan pecan sandies are almost gone.
For all that Christmas blingbling those cookies don’t look too Christmassy!
where does it say any where in this picture that it’s october?
It’s implied because she looks the type to start Christmas in Oct!
After a cookie break she’s going to start decorating her head.
Shoot … now I want cookies!
I know, me too… gotta go to the store now!
“I’m not a woman, I am a mom!”
About to me a mom:) But yes, the premise holds true!
Aw, she’s sweet! Her beautiful tree, so lovingly decorated, her Christmas polar bear sweater vest, and the cookies. She looks very happy, and is totally in the Christmas spirit, cognac-induced or not. You go, girl! Meeeerrrrry Christmas!
I agree. I like her!
And for my next trick, I will make these cookies disappear!
I’m looking at the picture to the left of the Christmas tree. Am I seeing a duck in a policeman uniform? Help me out here, folks.
That’s a policeman playing a tiny violin and a big white polar bear howling
Seriously…I cannot get over how plastic Jennifer looks…..As an engineer, I’m impressed.
Ah, the Christmas sweater -as always, designed to be sleek and slimming.
When you are 8 months pregnant, your major concern is not to look slim.
lol – exactly what I was thinking!
No way, I was sure this was straight out of the 80s!!!
Well, I think the dvds in the background also give away the recency of this picture….up till late 90′s-ish, VHS was the popular video format for home viewing.
I think the missing cookies might be hidden in her hair.
Is the vest a Christmas version of the ’3 wolves/moon’ shirt?
Odds are that the cookies that are missing are rumballs. Awkward, no. Embarrassing, yes.
It’s the Christmas Thundercat Woman!
Can’t she see her 2 pet polar bears pleading for cookies?
You beat me to the punch. My thoughts exactly.
I spent quite a while there looking for the October calendar….
is there one?
I mean, in the submitted photo?
I think that’s part of the joke.
but aren’t jokes meant to be funny?
It’s an implied joke- she looks like the type to start decorating in October.
Judging from the pictures on the wall and the tupperware container, this photo looks pretty recent. Scary! Maybe it is an ugly Christmas sweater party????? Nice display of half eaten cookies. ha ha.
Why do so many women dye their roots brown?
I laughed out loud at this comment. Nice!
I live in the south, and when I mention my “roots” to my hairdresser, she always replies, “Honey, those aren’t roots; that’s new growth!” ha!
Because when you are pregnant you are not allowed to get highlights but your hair still grows…
My guess is she’s a teacher. Aside from the “my kids’ll love this vest,” there’s the (color-coordinated) paper chain on the tree.
the MTV christmas parties won’t be the same without Adam Curry… (showing my age, i know)
Only a *lot* of cognac could make someone *this* proud of no more than fifteen cookies.
If you look closely, you can see her wind-up key.
I’m thinking that this is what happens when you add toooo much rum to the egg nog.
Yeah, this is kinda lame. As someone else asked, how do we know it’s October? And what’s awkward about this, really? Yeah, her sense of “style” can be mocked, but it’s not awkward.
And a HOLIDAY SWEATER!
FILL IN THE BLANK:
The more ____ the merrier?
Mine, “The more out of season Christmas polar bears, the merrier!
And and end quote. Sorry.
The more “cookies for me and tinsel for the tree” the merrier.
Annie needs some more cognac. Me, too.
The more ‘Saucy Sugar Plum’ lipstick the merrier!
How do we know this was really October? Maybe it could have been last December?
I’ll second that.
apart from that I do find it awkward:
why there are only a few cookies left in the container?
why does she have to show her cookies in a nondescript plastic container, when I’m sure she has nicer containers around in the house?
ps: definitely NOT Marney.
Don’t even compare here to Marney! First, she is wearing a non-holiday turtle neck with a holiday vest. Marney would NEVER do that. Besides the cookies are not in a standard blue casserole dish!
That is TOTALLY a holiday turtleneck–green and red snowflakes!!
1) Maybe the family already ate some of the cookies
2) Maybe someone gave them the cookies as a gift, and she thought it would be nice to take a picture to send to them before they rest eat the cookies.
Lemuel…I fear we have offended you. Perhaps this is not the site for you?
BWAH HAHA HA HAHA @ jog33!!
What is really sad is that you know that.
Touche! You’re absolutely right.
This really isn’t an awkward picture. People just want to make fun of the woman.
You’re right, 1) it’s not awkward 2) it’s CLEARLY photoshopped 3) everyone takes pictures like this 4) we’re all miserable losers 5) Marney’s involved somehow…
What have I missed?
that one of the presents under the tree is a compound bow.
It’s NOT photoshopped, nobody named Marney was involved and you are a rude and miserable loser. It’s a pregnant gal (me) trying to be silly after not being able to find anything decent to wear to the formal family holiday dinner. Instead I decided to go in 80′s home maker style to make light of the fact that at 8 months pregnant I didn’t want to spend outrageous money to buy an expensive and formal maternity outfit for one night. Also, my great grandmother made those cookies and gave them to me in that tupperware so I just grabbed them to pose for the silly picture. Get a life people, no need to dissect every photo, especially with some of the rude comments. People won’t submit them anymore if they know a group of people with nothing better to do just sits around making snarky comments and trying to discredit them. Just enjoy the oddity of each picture whether it be awkward, silly or lame. All are equally enjoyable.
What is your definition of awkward?!? I must know.
I don’t have a good definition, but a woman with big hair who enjoys Christmas is not awkward. She may not share your fashion sense, but calling that awkward is just making fun of her.
I don’t think it’s her hair, her love of Christmas, or her vest that makes this picture awkward… it’s the cookies and the way she’s holding them…
Thank you for noticing…we were going for an “80′s glamour shot” type pose with the far off/distant facial expression and weird pose.
My definition of awkward is a pose I can’t hold comfortably for more than 2 minutes. Or in this case- 2 holidays.
Ha ha – good one! I guess everyone has a different idea of what awkward is. Me – I too think this one is awkward — due to the overloaded Christmas tree; green wall; festive atmosphere; Polar bear Christmas vest and holiday turtleneck; Christmas cookies in a too-large Gladware container; and big hair/red lipstick going on. Something tells me that the Christmas dogs barking song is playing in the background. Love it AFP!
Why would someone hold a pose for two holidays?
Yes, the pose it awkward, leading my to believe that it is photshopped. If you imagine that the container is not there, her hands aer positioned so that she should be holding something else, this is really apparent when you look at the top hand and how it looks like it would be supporting something from falling backwards.
I’m with Lalala — The pose is the main awkward element, followed by the smile. Then there’s the fact that the Tupperware is so incongruous with the staging. The rest — the hair, makeup, polar wintry clothes and overdone decorations — is all just bonuses to make this shot the EPITOME of AFP. Three thumbs up from me (now that’s awkward also…).
Here’s what I think the scenario is. Someone gave her some cookies for Christmas, the family started eating them, and then she decided it would be nice to take a picture of her with the cookies in front of the tree to send back to the giver. Hence the pose, hence the Tupperware. She is more into Christmas than I am, but that isn’t particularly awkward.
I agree. Not even the usual “captioners” can make this picture awkward.
this picture is totally awkward…you probably just have the same sweater and don’t want people to “make fun” of you.
Ha:) Pregnant, not drunk and the pic was taken on Dec. 24th.
that woman is nothing compared to my mom.
christmas CDs can be heard starting in july, Christmas cards from the past two years are displayed on the doors in the house for all to see, the wreath on the front door is Christmas themed and has been up for almost a year as well as the snowman statue sitting on the porch, christmas wrapping paper is used on all presents regardless of holiday and christmas shopping begins in march. she’s actually late putting up the tree this year, normally it goes up a week after my birthday…which is in september.
I wish I had had your mom, my mom only puts up the tree a week before thanksgiving, and insists on taking it down the first week of january… Thankfully I’ve had my own tree and have been able to leave it up as long as I want…
Monica, does your mom “gift wrap” all the framed art on the walls, too?
I was so busy looking at the hair I didn’t even notice the Christmas motif.
I had a friend who decorated her house — inside and out — for Christmas in October. Everyone thought she was nuts. Turned out they were right.
hmmmm…….maybe she lives down the street from that woman lol
This Texas gal was her girl scout leader! Those cookies are in the to-go container!
This woman is NOT totally prepared – no respectable ‘Glama Claus’ would present her prized cookies in a ziploc container! I give her a C+ (she gets the +plus+ for her extra hair effort!)
And I’m pretty sure those are store bought cookies, I’ve seen em before in their “holiday assortment” packs.
Is this Marney, demonstrating what a regulation size container looks like?
Hahaha! I can’t believe no one has said what a great comment this is yet!!!!
WIN!!! Christmas at Marnie’s.
It’s not Marney. Marney doesn’t smile while pointing out regulation size containers, it’s too important a topic to distract people away from the message with holiday cheer.
AMEN! Also, I dare say there are NO disposable dishes presented at Marnie’s.
I immediately thought of Marney
Yes! Nailed it…although I never really pictured Marney smiling.
this comment is a gem
I am not trying to start a little holiday trouble with you here, snuzan, however I am not totally convinced it is Marney- there is no lid!!!
I will never tire of the Marney comments, as long as they apply to the photo, like this one!
You just KNOW she has a Southern accent.
im thinkin her fav. movie growing up had to be Steel Magnolias
Wrong, it’s a mid-western accent. Probably Minnesota or Wisconsin.
I can see Minnesota, but looking at the hair, I’m thinking Texas.
The vest maybe, the turtleneck probably Minnesota, but the hair AND makeup say the south.
On which side of the counter?
It’s a Mary Kay/ Tupperware/Christmas Around the World Party. They’re all the rage now.
One of the most awkward things about this photo……….the disposable plastic container she has the cookies in! lol
If you’re going to pull a Vanna White, at least display your cookies on something nice!!
I knew it was only a matter of time before someone submitted a “Vanna hands” picture. And, yea, she could stand to spruce up her cookies.
…and its awkward that she looks like a wax figurine
I thought the same thing! A woman with a vest and turtleneck combo like that surely has some sort of decorative holiday plate somewhere.
She couldn’t even pose with a FULL box of cookies. WT*?
Christmas, cookies and cognac? sounds cozy!!
That’s awesome! She’s so very proud of those cookies, and her hair! That’s a LOT of back-combing and Aqua Net!
Judging from her eyes, I’m thinking that the Cognac ad on the wall is not a coincidence.
I was thinking the same thing!
it’s a christmas-themed tupperware party! buy two sets and she’ll throw in a bottle of Aqua-Net!
That woman *is* Christmas.
Ha- that’s exactly what I was thinking
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