Blogging paid off big time for Christmas include this new pair of kicks that Scott designed to replace my falling-apart-from-love yellow Converse I bought in 1998.
(By “blogging paying off” I mean “Scott actually had ideas on what to buy me” — the day Converse sponsors anything I do is the day I sell out completely and happily.)
When I’m not hanging around in my new red kicks, I’m writing and reading elsewhere.
My Other Hangouts (don’t tell my blog):
- Top 10 New Year Resolutions I Will Not Keep: On Richmondmom.com, I list what my January self might be doing until December Alex shows up and decides to take everything personally, get lazy and feel exhausted. AGAIN.
- Which Blogging Statements Get Under Your Skin?: On Blogher.com, my post, 5 Lame Things People Tell You About Blogging, was featured, but everyone put big girl pants on so no feelings were maimed. Probably.
- I Got The Gift Of Poop and I Put A Photo In It: On makesfunofstuff.com, I got a photo frame made out of elephant poop for Christmas. What else is there to say except it’s the gift that keeps on giving.
- My husband as Wolverine: From the Facebook page, Scott made me lose it when he jumped into the family room ready to join the X-men.
Favorite posts I didn’t read, I mean, write:
- Stop the Deportations – The Story of a Bi-National Gay Couple: From oursimplelives.com, the story of a gay bi-national couple with 4 children, and how the Defense of Marriage Act is tearing their family apart. (compelling)
- Festive medical myths: From the British Medical Journal, did you know sugar doesn’t make your kids hyper? And more medical myths busted. (interesting)
- This is What Happens When You Give Thousands of Stickers to Thousands of Kids: An installation at the Queensland Gallery of Modern Art which turned a perfectly white room into a rainbow of colors by letting the smallest visitors decorate it with stickers for two weeks. (cool)
- Michael Hastings on war journalists: From Salon, this Rolling Stone reporter, who got the Gen. Stanley McChrystal fired, gives me hope for American media and journalism. I’m ordering his book this weekend. (smart)
- My GuantÃ¡namo Nightmare: From the New York Times, this man spent 7 years in GuantÃ¡namo Bay without explanation or reason while his toddler daughters grew up without him. There are 90 more men like Mr. Boumediene. This is what has happened in our America. (important)
- A Door Has Closed, But It Closed Softly.: My friend at TheSweetest3.com decides, after two years, her family of three is enough. (thoughtful)