Well, the debt ceiling has gone from crisis to fixed-ish (in the exact way a commenter predicted). I’m curious how this powerhouse committee of 12 is going to go; we may even get some tax-code reform! (Wait, is that a Republican thing to cheer for — I’m so confused these days.)
In other less dramatic news…
I had to duck out of most of my guest posting obligations this month with everything going on, and This Blogger Makes Fun of Stuff is taking a short vacation, but where I have managed to go has been fantastic:
10 Things I Regret Teaching My Children: This is one of my favorite Richmondmom.com pieces that I’ve written. I don’t have much to add to the title. You should just go read it. And laugh. Or decide that I’m the worst parent ever. Yay!
If you’re more local, I’m participating in the lecture series Beyond Barbie: Piecing Together Today’s Woman. The series begins on Sept. 22 and continues for seven Thursdays from 7-9 p.m.. My night, Life in the First Person: Women’s Stories Uncovered, is Thursday, November 3rd. I’m working with some awesome women like Valley Haggard (creative nonfiction writer), Gigi Amateau (novelist), Denise Bennett (storyteller), Tarfia Faizullah (poet), Julie Geen (freelance writer), and Shelia Gray, (performance artist). I’m the token blogger! Tickets are $10 for one night or $50 for the entire series. Read more about it on Susan Singer’s site. Or just go buy your ticket!
I also was sent some hilariousness:
- Baltimore is having a 5K where ZOMBIES CHASE YOU.
- Cracked.com has a book out, You Might Be A Zombie and Other Bad News, and since that site helped me to realized how gifted I am, I am telling you about it.
- Commonwealth Parenting and Richmondmom.com were voted number 1 and 2, respectively, for Best Local Parenting Resource in Richmond Magazine. (This is only funny because I’ve worked for both of them over the past year. Coincidence? Probably.)
Thank you for supporting the people who support me. It’s like socialism!