1) “It’s just all too exhausting to get lathered up about. I don’t get any respect!” or,

2) “Do you see the oasis ahead?” or,

3) “If I hold my head very still, perhaps she won’t leave any deposits.” or,

4) “Whaddya think of my new hat?”

Image Credit: Eric Lafforgue




Source: Eric Stevens


Guess.What.Day.It.Is.? (Really)


Related Post: Guess.What.Day.It.Is? (April Fool’s Day)

Image Credit: Peter Chadwick



Gottcha! April Fool’s!

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Come, join Caleb for breakfast!

Image Credit: Charles Roffey

Hump Day: Say Cheese


Crest Whitestrips anyone?

Source: Arabian Camel photo by Qatar Boys

Hump Day: Come Hither Ladies, Pucker Up


How about a wet one for Caleb?!!

Image Credit: Libyan Sahara Desert camel.



I know. I know. I am a handsome devil.

Image Credit: Paul Meriweather



Where’s Caleb on Hump Day?  Merzouga, Morocco.  Here he’s posing with his friend before a long walk in the desert…

Source: Russell Bevan

It’s still ONLY Wednesday?


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Guess.What.Day.It.Is. (I bet you didn’t know…)

I bet you didn’t know…that Caleb is ticklish!

Guess What Day It Is?

No one. I mean no one, beats high-stepping Caleb in a foot race.
Don’t miss Caleb’s color commentary at end of the race.

Guess What Day It Is?

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Caleb here…
bringing you your Hump Day smile.

That’s right.
No smiles.
No Happy.

Should I bring Dorothy Parker back? 
Good answer. Here’s Dorothy:


10″ of snow. -16º F with wind gusts up to 24 mph from NNW.


Source: The Telegraph.  (A Bactrian camel with a mouthful of snow at the zoo in Frankfurt, Germany)

Enough? No. More!

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Here’s Caleb with his profile view.
Handsome devil.

Susan tells me this Hump Day / Caleb thing is getting tired.
I say we are just getting started.
If you aren’t voting with your LIKES,
You are going to prove her right.

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Guess What Day It Is?


Polar Vortex my a**.  Getmeouttahere!

Appears Caleb is getting a bit testy on Hump Day.  He could benefit from some Crest Whitening strips.

Source: David Stephenson

Happy New Year!

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Guess What Day It Is?

  • Related Post: Guess.What.Day.It.Is. (Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. Caleb is King!)
  • Inspiration: Thank you John Gallagher
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Hump Day + 1

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Christmas fell on a Wednesday (Hump Day) and Caleb was at it again.  As you can see from the live shot above, the audience was not all that receptive.

Related Post: Guess.What.Day.It.Is.
Thanks Lorne.



Caleb’s power knows no bounds.  He’s scheduled Christmas Day on Wednesday, Hump Day.  Caleb is THAT big.

And if you need more Hump Day fixes, hit it herehereherehereherehere and here.

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And if you need more Hump Day fixes, hit it hereherehereherehere and here.


Guess What Day It Is!


And if you need more Hump Day fixes (friendlier to Caleb), hit it herehereherehere and here.

Source: Dan Soto

Hump Day: Believe it. Or not.

No new Caleb Camel shares today. How disappointing that our well has run dry on Hump Day. This clip, though, has captured my attention. 12x. And we think our jobs have a few challenges…

Guess What Day It Is

Hump Day every day.  Makes sense to me. Of course, this would happen in my backyard. LET BOYS BE BOYS!

And if you missed the others, hit it herehereherehere and here.

You woke up. You were waiting. Here he is!

Caleb is featured in yet another NEW Hump Day video.  This time Breaking News at the White House.  And if you missed the others, hit it hereherehere and here.

Mike Mike Mike Mike Mike. Guess What Day it is?

Caleb is featured in yet another NEW hump day video.  And if you missed the others, hit it here and here and here.

Mike Mike Mike Mike Mike Mike. Guess What Day it is?

A NEW hump day video.  Could it possibly get better than this.  And if you missed the others, hit it here and here.

BTW, did you know the Camel’s name?  His name is “Caleb.”

He’s Baaaaack. By popular demand.


Lori demanded that we ring the bell again. So, he’s back – this time with a new “do.”  And if you missed the others, Hit it here and here.  Come on. Admit it. You can’t help but smile.

Hump Day: Forging ahead to Friday

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Illustration: John William Walters


Come on People. What day is it?


Will this ever get tired? (Not yet for me)

Related Post: Let’s hit it again (Go ahead, you know you want to watch the clip again)

Hump Day: Mark your territory. And keep goin’


Ostrich marking its territory.  Bird’s got style…


Breakfast Booster. Who’s in?

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Source: Hungarian Soul

Please change this “Hump Day” Name

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Let’s hit it again

This just never gets old.  This clip has been watch 12,160,830 times on Youtube.  I bet I’ve watch it 500 times.  And, I’m STILL LAUGHING.

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New Research Confirms…


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Jump on Hump Day


Hunter Moon Moon catching his first prey.


Hump Day: Rollin’ to Friday

Hump Day Rolling to Friday

Source: kawaiishawty

Guess what day it is?


Thanks Rachel.


Hump Day: Wheels on the Bus Go Round and Round

Until, they stop…



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Hump Day: Cat v Birds.

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Don’t miss the birds on the branch at end of gif.  Come on.  Admit it.  You smiled.


Here’s to getting airborne on Hump Day…

And it only takes a mere 20 seconds…VOLUME UP.

Hump Day: Stress – Can YOU handle it?

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Having now reached Hump Day, I can’t tell…

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3:10am and inspired…


Thank you Glenn Weissel for nominating me for the Sunshine Award.  Thank you for Cristi Moise @ Simple. Interesting., ForOnePlease and Ivon Prefontaine @ Teacher As Transformer for nominating me for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. I’m humbled by your nominations.

As to seven facts about me: (1) I’ve never been to Paris. New Zealand.  Or Australia. (2) I’m the breadwinner in our family but have absolutely no clout. (3) I have insomnia (like now). The excuse tonight, Zeke crowded me out of bed. (4) We’re empty nesters in less than 3 weeks. (sigh) (5) I’m afraid of heights yet have no fear of flying. (6) I’m a sap with babies and animals (not fish so much). (7) I relish Saturday afternoon naps (and Sunday afternoon naps for that matter). (Bonus Fact) I’m a lucky man in so many ways.  Too many too count.  And I’m grateful for it all. 

In return, I’d like to nominate the following bloggers for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award:

To accept the award, the rules are:

  1. Link back to the person who nominated you
  2. Post the award image to your page.  (Here’s the Link)
  3. Tell seven facts about yourself
  4. Nominate 10 other blogs
  5. Let them know they are nominated

And here’s a few of the inspiring bloggers’ posts of the week:

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4:23 am and inspired. Climbing the (big) dune…



The photo is a sand dune in Sossusvlei, Namib Desert in Namibia.  The climbers are trying to catch the sunrise from the summit which rises 400 feet from the ground.  Would love to be climbing this dune on Hump Day.

Here’s my selection of the most inspiring posts and moments of the week:

My Rachel was looking for research for a summer internship project to answer the question: “Are Leaders Born or Made.”  The first person that came to mind to help was Susan Barrett Kelley @ Great Moments.  Prior to jumping on this blogging train in 4Q11, I had never spoke to or met Susan but had come to admire her blog posts.  And, yet I didn’t hesitate to drop her an email asking for help.  (Love these blogging connections.  Powerful.)  Within several hours of my request, Susan had replied and the opening line in her email was: “Oh, this question is like handing a microphone to Charlie Sheen and asking if he has anything to say…”  She proceeded to offer links to research papers, web sites and her own point of view on the subject.  My reaction: Inspired.  How I managed to get wired to fantastic human beings on this ride…

Mimi @ Waiting for the Karma Truck in a return visit to inspiration row with her post titled: Post This: “The Post-It notes had one of three messages – “You’re Terrific”, “Smile” or “Have A Wonderful Day”… I started at the gym, surreptitiously placing notes on the handle of an exercise bike, on the mirror in the locker room and on the windshields of two cars in the parking lot. Honestly? I felt both tremendously silly (and I do silly very well) and sneaky (I don’t do that as well) . Onto a quick meeting, where I left one Post-It on the panel of the receptionist’s desk and again on a windshield. At Starbucks I put one on the cash register (there was no one behind me in line – the place was empty for a change), left one on the sugar/cream counter and in the ladies’ room…Talk about stepping outside one’s comfort zone…(Finish reading this awesome post at this link.)

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4:17 am and inspired…


No video clips…

No warm up bands…

No puppy or baby pictures…

We’re jumping right into the inspiring posts of the week:

Tony Caselli, a professional stage director from Williamston, Michigan, with his post: A Beautiful NightIt’s gorgeous out. I’m on the back deck, just got back from a terrific night at the theatre – a great show, fabulous audience, good feelings all around. Sitting out here, 68 degrees, everything’s wet from the rain, the wind blowing gently, the dogs chasing the ball, and each other, playing…(Hit this link to read the rest…you won’t be disappointed.)

Erin @ Analyfe is back for another visit to inspiration row with a post titled: Fear, Secret Identities, and Superpowers…Here’s a few random nuggets: “Consider this: you already have superpowers…The opposite of fear is surrender…learn to untangle, both from criticism and praise…When someone says that they’re disappointed with you, that simply means that you’re not living out their script for you…If you can figure out confidence, your life will be awesomer sooner…If you don’t earn it, you don’t win…don’t get big on yourself…(hit this link for the entire post as I’ve cherry picked a few of my favorite lines and butchered the glue and flow from Erin’s exceptional post.)

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4:12 am and inspired…

We’re opening Hump Day with a short two minute clip shared with me by Lori @ Donna & Diablo called The Future Is Ours.  “We truly live in a extraordinary time…we forget this.”  (Thank you Lori!)  And then on to my inspiring posts of the week…

Rob Firchau @ The Hammock Papers, a 5th grade teacher, who is a fountain of inspirational posts and profound shares including this Abraham Lincoln quote that I’d never heard before that he calls Teach: “…Teach (your son) him that for every enemy there is a friend…teach him if you can, that a dollar earned is of far more value than five found…Teach him the secret of quiet laughter. Let him learn early that bullies are easiest to lick. Teach him, if you can, the wonder of books…but also give him quiet time to ponder the eternal mystery of birds in the sky, bees in the sun and flowers on a green hillside. In school, teach him it is far more honorable to fail than to cheat. Teach him to have faith in his own ideas, even if everyone tells him they are wrong. Teach him to be gentle with [gentle] people and tough with the tough… (Read the rest of this quote @ Teach)

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4:09 am and Inspired: Pandas + Puppies + More…

We’re opening Hump Day with a short one minute clip about Pandas.  (Now who doesn’t just love Panda cubs.)  And then on to my inspiring posts of the week…

From Baltimore, MD, George Amoss Jr. @ The Post Modern Quaker with his post:  The Zen of Quakerism. “If, when I’m feeling a little playful, someone were to ask me to summarize Quakerism in a sentence or two, I might say this: You have a heart. Use it.”

From Blacksburg, VA, Erica Ann Sipes @ Beyond the Notes is a pianist and cellist, who is asked by a graduate trumpet student (a Marine) to serve as his pianist for his recital.  In From Battlefield to Stage:  “The recital began and I was literally bursting with pride by the end.  Was it perfect?  No, of course not…The trumpet player knew where he was and what he was supposed to be doing and he met his mission in a way that I’m sure would make his fellow Marines very proud. Fifth lesson: Semper fidelis.  Semper fidelis.  To ourselves; to each other; to our passions; to our calling.”

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3:40 am and Inspired…

We’re opening Hump day with a clip about two good friends…an Elephant (Tara) and a Dog (Bella).  We usually lead with a music video…not today.  This was shared with me by a follower (Thanks SR) and it has stuck with me all week.  And then on to the top posts of the week from my favorite bloggers…

Susan Kelley @ Great Moments with her post: “Keep Calm and Carry On.” It doesn’t take any more chaos than a bad day to show our propensity to focus on the negative and miss the joy in each day. (And yes, I resemble this remark.) Think of what we tell people about a bad day. We recount in detail the incompetence, laziness, selfishness and general cluelessness that diminished our brilliance. But seldom do we recall the smile and hug from a loved one, the extra mile effort of a co-worker, encouragement from a friend, and the contributions of strangers that make our productivity possible. And, the fact that we’re here to describe our day in lurid detail. We forget about that, too…”

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4:24 a.m. and Inspired…

We’re kicking off Hump Day with The Romantics and “What I Like About You.” And then on to inspirational posts by my favorite bloggers.

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5:29am and Inspired…

We’re kicking off Hump Day with John Mayer & “Slow Dancing In a Burning Room.”    And then on to inspirational posts by my favorite bloggers.

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