Yep, I’m doing the list this week. But I do want to put out the warning that there might be weeks here and there where I don’t do the list. The last couple of days, for instance, it’s been difficult keeping up with my reader. It’s always like that when we have company or anything remotely interesting going on. (Which isn’t that often because we redefine what it means to be hermits.) Anyhow, without further ado… I present to you this week’s fabulous list…
First, you’ve gotta check out Advice from Mom, Part I from Mighty Girl. The advice in this list was SPOT ON. I may print it out, laminate it, and give it to Evie when she turns 18. Hey. That’s not a half bad idea.
After last week’s sob-fest, it’s nice to see something GOOD from Loralee. “And now for something COMPLETELY different…” from loraleeslooneytunes.com was a breath of fresh air and I found myself pumping my fist for her. I will be cheering her on through this, you can count on that. She is very deserving of a happy ending (or beginning?), don’t you think?
I Am Perfect, You Are Not – A Failure Of The Green… from The Good Human is a perfect example of how environmentalists can turn regular people off of going green. And I’d say it goes for other facets of our lives as well. I’m thinking, in particular, of politics. I think a lot of Democrats turn off people who feel that they’re being talked down to, made fun of, whatever. And when it comes to saving the planet, it doesn’t matter if you don’t do EVERYTHING, just as long as you do SOMETHING. Wouldn’t you agree?
I think the “Best Post of the Week” award (shut up, it just made it up) should go to Maybe This Isn’t My Place to Say… from karensugarpants.com. This post had me from start to finish, brought tears to my eyes and a lump to my throat. I’m a gulible sort, and I didn’t see where she was going with this until the end of the post, which I felt made it that much more powerful. This post was nothing short of amazing. READ IT.
Oh Molly, I know (sorta) how you feel. In How to fall apart with all (some) of the world watching from LOST A SOCK, she talks about the quagmire she’s sunk into since her baby daughter was born several weeks ago. It’s not easy. And I want to club anyone who would dare even make it look like it is. It’s a day to day struggle. I want to send her supportive thoughts. You’re not alone.
Also, if you’re in the mood for some giggles and blogging introspection, read Stats and Man Ponytails from The Bean. I know what she means when she agonizes over strange and unexplainable differences in stats. In feeling sometimes tied to the blog because of those stats. Stats will ruin blogging, I’m positively sure of it. I hate trying to decifer those maddening dips!
Maybe I’m obsessed with my iPhone, but My Top Ten iPhone Apps from Greeblemonkey is the sort of post I just GOBBLE up these days. I feel so new to the technology and there are so many “apps” to choose from that I never know which one is going to be the BEST one. So having a “cheat sheet” to refer to helps like you wouldn’t believe. And if you don’t have an iPhone, reading this list will make you want to cut off your arm to get one! (Okay, maybe not. But it sure sounded good, didn’t it?)
And that’s it for this week’s installment. I hope everyone has fine and productive weekends. I will be back at some point with pictures and stories from yesterday’s day trip. Despite appearances, it did NOT involve alcohol (too bad!). Has anyone guessed where we went? (I didn’t really make it a secret, for the record.)