Guillermo Flatto

As I write this, Jimmy Kimmel’s last show from Austin, TX, home of the South by Southwest festival, is airing. During the course of the week, he encouraged his viewers to participate in Guillermo Flatto, or Flat Guillermo. Flat Guillermo is very similar to the elementary school Flat Stanley tradition. In this case, viewers would download Flat Guillermo from the Kimmel website (you can find him here:, take pictures of him in random locations, and post them with the hashtag #GuillermoinAustin. I couldn’t make it to Austin and I don’t have Twitter or Instagram, but I still wanted to join in the fun. And then my parents got involved…

Here’s Guillermo in the first location I chose: my mom’s purse.


When Mom found him, she put him in my Emu boot. I don’t have a photo of that, though.

We already have a weird doll/decoration/meme-without-an-Internet-home in our house: a Madame Alexander Mickey Mouse mini doll we named “Timmy” and attached to our ceiling fan with a cord tied, bungee-style, to his mouse tail. Mom and I decided to let Guillermo do a tandem jump with Timmy.


My ladies were still in their St. Paddy’s finery Wednesday night, so of course Guillermo had to join the party.


Midge was the first to take a shine to their visitor,


and then Raquelle decided to get in on the action.


After Guillermo left the ladies, he then got to lurk at the back of the stage during a “Weird Al” Yankovic miniconcert,


an honor that Skipper would also get Thursday.


Thursday night, and now it’s back to the ladies. Raquelle decided to show Guillermo a night on the town, and ended up taking him either tango- or line-dancing.


Dancing can wear a guy out, so Guillermo took a breather with Petra, my Russian personal shopper nutcracker.


Somewhere along the way, the breather must have turned into some sort of drinking game involving strong vodka, because I went into the kitchen Friday morning to find Guillermo passed out on my fridge and guarded by a German shepherd (a magnet, of course) sitting on his chest.


So Dayton turned out to be just as eventful for Guillermo as Austin!

SXSW and Kimmel in Austin may be over, but would you like to do some Guillermo Flatto-ing of your own? If you do, tell me about it in the comments section!


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