Let’s Start with Grumpy Cat

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It has come to my attention that there are some things that we have gotten so used to that didn’t exist until the last 10 years. I feel the need to point them out.  I mean, somebody has to…

Let’s start with Grumpy Cat. Yes, there have been grumpy cats before the “Grumpy Cat”. I have known a few. Why is Grumpy Cat so popular. Is it the quick wit? Could it be the fact that Grumpy Cat speaks the truth that no one else is bold enough to talk about? No, I think it’s that frown. Yes, it’s the full on, smile upside down frown! I love it. Makes me laugh every.time.


Speaking of Grumpy Cat, where did all of these meme’s come from anyway? Who thought of these? Why are they so funny?  Have you seen the one with Kermit the Frog? This one always makes me laugh!


Who decided this # was a hashtag? Am I the only one who remembers this being a pound sign or the number sign? I’m not alone. There are full on discussions about this, people!


When and why did we make the switch to hashtag. Now no one will ever know what I’m talking about when I say push the pound sign? I blame you social media.

pound signvia

#whathappenedtothepoundsign #whyhashtag #whostolethepoundsign #iblametwitter

farmers marketvia

There have always been farmers and there have always been markets. Add that to people being more invested into what they are putting in their bodies and we have farmer’s markets everywhere! Maybe it’s an L.A. thing, but just about every neighborhood in the city seems to have a farmer’s market nearby. I love it!


It’s seems crazy to have to label food organic. It’s really just food the way it’s supposed to be grown. The fact that is has to be labeled let’s you know that there is way too much being done to our food.


Twitter is amazing. I love how you can just jump into a conversation and meet people you wouldn’t have otherwise known before. It’s the only place where it’s OK to butt into a conversation and follow someone. That’s only OK on the Twitter! Speaking of Twitter, are we connected? You can find me here!

app crazy

Apps are so freaking addictive! I use them for shopping, games for my  kids, maps, etc. I have even been reading about an app that helps you pop the perfect bag of popcorn. There really is an app for everything!!! I have way too many on my phone to even count.

Tell me, what else is super common now that didn’t even exist not too long ago?


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72 Responses to Let’s Start with Grumpy Cat
  1. Robin (Masshole Mommy)
    July 28, 2014 | 8:12 am

    There is seriously an app for everything these days. Technology sure has come a long way.

  2. Kay Adeola
    July 28, 2014 | 8:56 am

    The food one I agree with, Organic is just how it is supposed to be without all the nasty chemicals etc added.

  3. Debbie Denny
    July 28, 2014 | 9:00 am

    I get tickled with all the apps that are to save time and money. So many anymore.

  4. Amanda Her
    July 28, 2014 | 9:18 am

    Ha! Hashtag = pound sign for sure. It took me a while to get used to.

  5. Lindsey @ Redhead Baby Mama
    July 28, 2014 | 9:30 am

    I remember seeing it and thinking of it as a pound sign, too. My friends mom said outloud, “IMHO” like it was a word…

  6. Mitch
    July 28, 2014 | 9:43 am

    The best is when my eleven year old son talk sin hashtags! When did that start!

  7. LaToya
    July 28, 2014 | 11:01 am

    Everyone from 6 years old owning a cell phone. My child knows how to do more things on my cell phone and tablet (which is pretty much hers) than I do!

  8. Alesha @ Full Time Mama
    July 28, 2014 | 11:35 am

    There are days I appreciate the conveniences of my phone, it’s apps, the quick conversations via text message, twitter and Facebook. And then there are days I wish it was gone and everyone wasn’t so glued to their phones and social media and we could just slow down and get back to the good ol’ days.

  9. Jaime
    July 28, 2014 | 1:08 pm

    Grumpy Cat is my favorite – as are hashtags. And I totally remember when it was just a pound sign. (Sometimes I have to explain what a hashtag is and it gets to be a bit much.)

  10. Betsy Mitchell
    July 28, 2014 | 1:13 pm

    There is an APP for everything. My phone can tell me my blood pressure! How crazy is that?

  11. aimee fauci
    July 28, 2014 | 1:37 pm

    Oh my goodness you nailed it! I love each and every one of these.. do kinda miss the olden days before all this.

  12. Rosey
    July 28, 2014 | 2:05 pm

    I don’t even have a smartphone and apps are addictive. If I did have the phone, I’m sure they’d be even more so. 🙂

  13. deb
    July 28, 2014 | 2:18 pm

    Gotta say I love the Kermit the Frog meme. He’s always cute!

  14. Janel (A Mom's Take)
    July 28, 2014 | 3:17 pm

    I like the Kermit face one. I give that look to someone I pull next to who can’t drive because they are texting and driving. Funny post!

  15. Mandi (Moments with Mandi)
    July 28, 2014 | 3:37 pm

    There truly is an app for everything it seems. And hashtags… yeah, they used to be pound signs!

  16. Chrystal @ YUM eating
    July 28, 2014 | 4:21 pm

    I love Grumpy Cat. I can remember when Grumpy Cat was popular in the pet world before the memes.

  17. Carly Bellard
    July 28, 2014 | 4:22 pm

    #GreatPost I really think that it is amazing how fast things change! I gotta try to keep up… #OldDogNewTricks

  18. Debbie L.
    July 28, 2014 | 4:28 pm

    Cute post….I love the Hermit pic – the smile says it all!

  19. Rachael
    July 28, 2014 | 5:36 pm

    These are some great posters. I’ve seen many of these on my Facebook feed.

  20. Beth@FrugalFroggie
    July 28, 2014 | 7:13 pm

    Smart phones are new. And I could not live without DVR. I know we had VCRs but they are nothing compared to DVR.

  21. Jessica
    July 28, 2014 | 7:28 pm

    Grumpy Cat! Man, that cat is more famous than some celebrities. Ha

  22. Theresa
    July 28, 2014 | 7:53 pm

    It’s amazing how much social media and the internet has changed things the past several years. I would also like to know why it’s called a hashtag!

  23. veronica
    July 28, 2014 | 9:36 pm

    It is great that we have social media, but it is so clear how things have changed since the inception of the world wide web and social media. My kids cannot understand how I grew up without a computer

  24. Shannon Gosney
    July 28, 2014 | 9:48 pm

    This post is so cute! Love all the different pics and things to think of.

  25. Carly Brydon
    July 28, 2014 | 10:24 pm

    It’s so funny – I was just thinking about how hashtags are so popular now, even though I remember calling them the pound sign when I was younger. Things have changed so much!

  26. Danielle @ We Have It All
    July 29, 2014 | 6:37 am

    OMGosh this is all so hilarious but TRUE!! Love the grumpy cat. And I totally agree about the food.

  27. Jenny
    July 29, 2014 | 7:04 am

    so many meme’s describe my life perfectly. i think someone is spying on me!!

  28. melinda
    July 29, 2014 | 7:15 am

    i like the hashtag ones. what’s a hashtag and where did that word come from

  29. Selbe
    July 29, 2014 | 9:42 am

    These are so funny! Where the hashtag came from is a great question. I am young, but I remember calling it “pound” before hashtag!


  30. Lori
    July 29, 2014 | 10:00 am

    LOL Hashtags are fun and annoying all at once! As for apps, I have a ton on my phone – because there really is an app for everything.

  31. Amby Felix
    July 29, 2014 | 10:03 am

    Food one is awesome! Haha I love Grumpy Cat!!

  32. Cassie @ Southeast by Midwest
    July 29, 2014 | 11:15 am

    I do remember when a hashtag was just a pound sign! I soooo didn’t get it when they started adding that to the front of stuff. *sigh*

  33. Joelle
    July 29, 2014 | 11:21 am

    That first point definitely made me giggle – I remember a few years ago, my husband’s younger brother (he’s only 13) made a remark to the point of “why does that say hashtag (#) 3”?

    The rest of us just started laughing.

  34. Amy Desrosiers
    July 29, 2014 | 11:22 am

    LOL at the # sign. I bet kids are like “huh” when the operators say that.

  35. Felicia
    July 29, 2014 | 12:02 pm

    Funny! I love the one about hashtag being called pound sign!

  36. Nancy
    July 29, 2014 | 12:19 pm

    Omg grumpy cat always cracks me up.

  37. Christie
    July 29, 2014 | 12:25 pm

    I met grumpy cat before, definitely grumpy! Thanks for the laugh today!

  38. Kakers
    July 29, 2014 | 12:49 pm

    The Kermitt memes of him drinking tea will give you life.

  39. amber.m
    July 29, 2014 | 1:16 pm

    Yup, yup! Every bit of this.

  40. Cat
    July 29, 2014 | 1:52 pm

    Memes always make me laugh too! I think it’s kind of like the buzzfeed effect – they get at some core idea that hasn’t been articulated yet.


  41. Kendall
    July 29, 2014 | 4:01 pm

    I looove grumpy cat!!

  42. Ann Bacciaglia
    July 29, 2014 | 4:17 pm

    I still prefer to the # sign as the pound sign and not a hashtag….but then I am older lol. Fun post. Thanks for sharing.

  43. Jessica
    July 29, 2014 | 6:31 pm

    All of these are so true.

  44. Betsy
    July 29, 2014 | 6:42 pm

    haha! i was just watching this documentary on the 90’s, and it’s crazy to think of all the things that were “invented” not too long ago that we use or talk about daily today! stuff like reality tv and the internet and cell phones….part of our day-to-day now, but really haven’t existed for too long!

  45. Barbie's Beauty Bits
    July 29, 2014 | 6:59 pm

    Those are really funny! I like the organic one, as yes when I was a kid we had a garden. That is where we got all of our vegs.

  46. Brett
    July 29, 2014 | 7:26 pm

    These made me laugh. I really love the app one.

  47. Marina @ Mommy Snippets
    July 29, 2014 | 8:33 pm

    I’m cracking up about the hashtag. So true!

  48. StacieinAtlanta
    July 29, 2014 | 9:20 pm

    When I think back on growing up, I am amazed at how much things have changed. Consider the term “Where are you?” That is new. You would have never asked that when I was growing up…you were either standing in front of the person or talking on a land line.

  49. Jenn @ hellorigby!
    July 29, 2014 | 9:41 pm

    To go along with Grumpy Cat, you definitely need some Doge in your life. If you don’t know doge, here you go: http://runt-of-the-web.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/no.jpg

  50. Chelsea
    July 29, 2014 | 10:53 pm

    I love grumpy cat, and memes in general! The “doge” memes kill me. I don’t even understand them, but I think they’re SO funny.

  51. Chriseten
    July 29, 2014 | 10:53 pm

    I remember the pound sign. Keep the pound sign alive!!

    I remember pay phones and pagers.

    I remember a lot of things.

    Twitter- yes, I go there to talk to strangers. I go there to talk about things I wouldn’t talk about with my friends, like the show Big Brother. Then the strangers on Twitter are my besties…. I visit blogs to talk to strangers, too….like now 🙂

  52. Rochelle
    July 29, 2014 | 11:23 pm

    That is so funny and true. Why would we change it from pound to hashtag? It’s one less syllable if we just said pound. I still think twitter is the weirdest of all social media. Sometimes I like it, but most of the time I just can’t get into it. Meme’s are funny — where did this name even come from?

  53. Becka
    July 30, 2014 | 3:28 am

    I still have to refer to it as the number sign sometimes. So in my head it’s like (number sign)whateveriwanttolink I think it’s super annoying when friends with throw the world hashtag into normal conversation before comments like it’s actually going to do something.

  54. Laura
    July 30, 2014 | 7:14 am

    Pinterest! Steadily replacing Google images, it’s the place to go for inspiration and reference!

  55. Liz Mays
    July 30, 2014 | 7:54 am

    I’m starting to wonder how many people have land lines in their homes now. I probably always will because of the unlimited talk time (for conference calls, etc.) but I’m not sure it’s a very popular thing anymore!

  56. Brooke @ You're In Brookelynn
    July 30, 2014 | 8:30 am

    Haha, I love grumpy cat! This post is so true, haha!

  57. ashley
    July 30, 2014 | 8:57 am

    I love grumpy cat so much haha and I really wish we had a farmers market nearby!

  58. brita
    July 30, 2014 | 9:20 am

    Hah! I love this. What entertains me is the world’s new found NEED to take pictures of everything all the time. Especially food. The evolution and sharing your every meal entertains the heck out of me! 🙂

  59. Alexa
    July 30, 2014 | 9:47 am

    Love this. I still think Grumpy cat is cute!

  60. Shipra
    July 30, 2014 | 9:59 am

    LOL! Right?! I love memes, and I just remember when we all had unique and original thoughts – now every thought COMES with a meme! <3

  61. KalleyC
    July 30, 2014 | 10:02 am

    Yes! I remember when “#” was a pound sign. Which reminds me, not too long ago, someone asked me what do I call it. I said it depends on where I see it, it has different names. I’m sure as I get older, no one will truly know what a pound sign is…

  62. Lauren
    July 30, 2014 | 10:53 am

    I don’t know if you are aware of this but it’s really hard to read your blog due to the mass amounts of pop-ups. I couldn’t read your memes because they kept blocking them.

  63. Neely
    July 30, 2014 | 12:03 pm

    Dying at the kermit one!

  64. Leanne Redding
    July 30, 2014 | 12:25 pm

    I am a huge fan of memes and these cracked me up!

  65. Rebekah
    July 30, 2014 | 8:40 pm

    Too funny. I love grumpy cat!

  66. Miranda
    July 30, 2014 | 11:15 pm

    THis might be the most thought I have put into a blog comment in a while. I read your post when you first commented the link on the Grow Your Blog page. As soon as I read it, I knew there were things that became popular to say (for what reason, I mostly have no idea) and wanted to add some!

    Bae…which apparently means ‘before anyone else’
    Bromance, sexting, ain’t nobody got time for that, ratchet, hipster, YOLO, and twerk. What the heck?!

  67. Raewyn
    July 31, 2014 | 12:34 am

    It’s so true! Whenever I text message. it still blows my mind that it is so relatively new, and touch screens are even more new!

  68. kristine foley
    July 31, 2014 | 1:24 am

    I’m so not hip. Never even heard of Grumpy Cat….

  69. Ashley
    July 31, 2014 | 12:11 pm

    Love this post! Totally agree about organic food, too.

  70. Racquel
    July 31, 2014 | 12:38 pm

    These are all really funny! I’m so bad at seeing the # and thinking pound!

  71. Deidre
    July 31, 2014 | 11:15 pm

    BEST MEMES! I am totally like Kermit…

  72. Jessica Doll
    August 1, 2014 | 2:53 am

    Camera phones !!

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