Facebook Friday 8/4/17

Hey, hey! It’s Facebook Friday!

Facebook Fridays is a weekly segment of RT where I share some fun stuff I observed on Facebook this past week. I share a fun meme or screenshot, a video that resonated in some capacity and a photo of my own.

For once, I don’t have a bookish meme to share but I thought this was still quite hilarious. If you don’t get it right away, that’s okay, we can laugh about it later while I explain it:

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Next we have the video. You all should know by now how much I have this obsession/fantasy love affair with Idris Elba in my mind. Today, his movie The Dark Tower came out today. I must confess that I’ve never read this book before and honestly, if Idris Elba wasn’t in it, I may or may not have contemplated seeing it. Anyway, I shared this video to my page of Idris Elba on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. It’s pretty funny! They play this game where they send an English song through Google Translate and then translate it back to English and sing those lyrics. Check it out (plus bask in Elba’s voice..):

Last but not least, I shared two photos on Facebook this week. The first one was my book sale haul. On Wednesday, I dragged my friend to this library sale because we went last year and it was spectacular! We were in for such a surprise. Turns out it was bag day! Bag day means you buy a bag and fill it with as many books as possible and pay a flat fee. At this sale, the bags were $1! I was in heaven, truly. Then the lady blew my mind when she told me it was buy one bag get one free. I walked into this sale with $30 and walked out with 2 bags of books and $29:

The second picture I shared was an old one. For those that don’t have Facebook, it has this application called Facebook Memories that shares photos with you that you took years ago and allows you to share them with your friends again if you’d like. My Facebook memory was a big sunflower picture that I took 7 years ago. I shared it with my friends and family because 7 years ago I was in college and the picture was taken with my cellphone. I was at one of my work study jobs at my college’s Field Station. A group of us planted these sunflowers and a vegetable garden and I remember being so excited watching them grow. This sunflower was taller than me and i’m 5’7″! Back then I had a small, 4 inch LG phone that had a sliding qwerty keyboard. I remember fighting the smartphone wave for so long! I thought smartphones were dumb and too expensive. I thought my phone was the best phone with my free calls on nights and weekends after 9 pm. Man have the times change.

That’s it for today. Did you see anything cool in your social media this week? Let me know in the comments below!


31 thoughts on “Facebook Friday 8/4/17

  1. Rock formation!!! That shit is funny! I love Idris also. I am sooo looking forward to the movie. If you see it before me let me know how you like it. One last thing, damnnnn that is a big sunflower. πŸ˜‰ It is beautiful. ❀


    1. You entire comment is gold! Has made my whole morning! πŸ™‚ I definitely will Patty and if you see it before me let me know what you think!!


  2. I don’t know why your posts are not appearing in my reader 😠 I shall be writing a stern letter to management.
    Loved this!
    Now I am going to scroll through your blog incase I missed anything!!


    1. You know, it’s not just you. WordPress doesn’t like me very much ;(
      I’m glad you enjoyed this! I figured it’s a fun way to end the week after my endangered posts. πŸ™‚


  3. I love this whole post! The Rock Formation is so awesome. Love them all. The Rock was a fave for me when I was still into WWE. I saw him in Chicago and we made eye contact. It was cool! LOL. I’m going to have to dig out my pic one of these days.

    I love seeing book hauls like this. Love the sunflower as well. Makes me get excited! πŸ˜€ Great post! Happy Friday, Nel. Have a great weekend. ❀


    1. Oh yes! Please dig out that picture. I loved him as well back when he was in the WWE and had hair hahaha!
      Thank you, Mischenko. You have a great weekend as well!


  4. The rock formation is hysterical!! Great deal on the book haul. Are you going to do an individual post with pictures so we can see what you grabbed for a dollar?? I’m nosy like that!! Hahaha

    Have a great weekend Nel!


    1. I should! I think it’s time I did an updated post on my shelves in general. Weekend project! Thanks Susan.
      Are you on the East Coast yet?? You have a great weekend as well. πŸ™‚


      1. Not yet. Brian is having heart surgery on Tuesday. It’s an angiogram and recovery is only a couple of days. It’s scary but he has had one before and it wasn’t bad. Hopefully after that we can leave.

        Oh!! I would love to see your shelves too!!


  5. OMG the rock formation! Heehee!

    I laughed out loud at what you said about smartphones, I was determined I was never getting a cell phone! I thought it was crazy seeing everyone glued to their phones like zombies lol. Yeah…I got a little LG, too. Just for emergencies. And it just escalated from there. Love my iPhone now LOL



  6. The google translation video cracked me up… so funny! And man, the library sale… that’s insane lol Wish we had library sales in Japan, too! Some parts of Japan very occasionally hold events like that, where they give out books for entirely free, but I’m afraid they don’t include English books anyway… sigh.


      1. I think libraries in big cities like Tokyo has a lot of English books, but I don’t think there are as many… we do have lots of lots of Japanese authors but libraries in Japan basically rarely do library sales, there’s none that I know of…


        1. I honestly didn’t know about library sales until I randomly googled it and then I found a website that populates sales information across the state, haha


  7. I’m reading along chuckling about Rock formations when there it is…the video that has made me laugh for the past week. Fallon is a genius for thinking this one up. Idris is..well..Idris. Nothing more needs to be said. LOVE IT book haul and all!


    1. Yes! The things he comes up with are pure genius! And Idris is very much Idris haha. Glad I could bring a smile to your face Linda 😊


    1. Yeah I have a post coming up Monday to showcase all my books cause ppl keep asking me how many books I have cause I shop at these sales regularly haha. I’m also shopping for a new bookcase; one thats small but reaches the ceiling hahaha


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