“Everybody who’s anybody!”*
Nigella Love-in-a-Mist by local Mickey Thurman. Love-in-a-mist was one of the first flowers Nels grew, years and years ago.
The Kindness of Strangers by Kate. Nothing earth-shattering. Except – actually, it kind of is. What a lovely piece.
Feminazi Propaganda: “Women’s Work” via Political Remix Video. Trigger warning for intense violence (often eroticized) rendered graphically against women. REGULARLY SEEN ON TELEVISION I might add (although this concerns the show “Supernatural”) – and here’s a longer analysis should you want one. Yeah. So, this kind of stuff is why I’ve had to stop watching shows I otherwise would have enjoyed or at least found consumable (“Law & Order”, thanks for keeping me from my daily D’Onofrio! You fucks.).
In wonderful news: Michelle Alison offers a great course. I want to take this pretty badly. I don’t have the scratch, because of recent purchases. I do promote Alison because she and her mentor Satter seem to know their shit, in a land of lots of weight and diet “experts” who sure don’t.
Reviewing highlights of an actresses celebrated career – and you know, this is uncannily like my experiences with alcohol and drug, back in school:
That actress playing the “young high school counselor” – where do I know her from? It’s something kind of tampon-ad ish.
“The World Is Full Of Bullies… So Conform! And Quick!” by Laura at Authentic Parenting:
“Children who have not been forced into acting or looking like something they’re not, who have had the freedom to explore their bodies and their minds, within the safety and unconditionality of their homes are not insecure. They may make different choices than the average kid, they may look differently, but they do it because they are true to themselves, not to fit in or fit out, so they are generally able to take the consequences. Yes, they may get negative reactions. But if they are not even safe to express themselves and find themselves at home, where do you suggest they will? In therapy when they are in their thirties?”
Consumerism: I need to buy this… and tix to see this. Ralph wants me to buy him this (but seriously? I bought him some big fancy pedal this time last year. I think I’ll take a year off). Apparently Ralph is going to give me our tax return as my own “fun money”, I’ll try not to spend it all on makeup and my usual diversions.
Make: How-To: Plush Alien Facehugger Pillow Set via Instructables for a little girl. Perfect. PERFECT.
Make: hand stitched card at New House Project. I’ve enjoyed using a sewing machine to punch holes or stitch paper for quite some time. It dulls the needle, sure – but what fun!
OK: it’s time to separate us all into two discrete columns. Those who find this picture, as I do, completely disgusting. And those who through some sickness that is probably not their fault, find it mouth-watering. GO!
Tweet of the week. Hey, I can blow my own horn like no-one’s business.
And finally – enjoy our beaches!
*Note: please do not take my post tagline as any kind of prescriptive advice on how one should celebrate their weekend. But in the meantime: whoo-hooo it’s Friday!!!
Wow – that flower is gorgeous! And you know what? It somehow made me feel good to look at it. So thanks.
The Michelle Alison link sounds really interesting and worth doing if one has the cash.
And the hand-stitched card? Love it. I think this may be a good way to introduce kids to hand-stitching, don’t you? I’m definitely filing it in my list of things to do with the kids.
As for the beaches – on my to-do list, since the kids want to see “the other ocean”, aka not the Atlantic. This weekend, however, I have the privilege of reconnecting with my very best friend from childhood, who lives in Seattle, and meeting her 8 year-old daughter. I’m so excited. But you’ll have to recommend me the good places to go on the coast, since the kids want to go “all the way to the edge of Washington” (Gwyneth’s words when looking at a map).
I’ll check the automotive section of Bookman’s for you when I’m there this weekend. If they have that Haynes manual I’ll grab it for ya. They typically price stuff at about half of retail. They never have the ones I need, but it’s worth a look.
That is so sweet of you to check! Yes, I need this one. If you don’t find it, I can grab a copy online or see if my LBS can get it. If you DO, I hope you’ll let me pay/ship reimburse!
By the way I *just* fixed the car! I feel like a fucking bad-ass. I should probably never, ever attempt a car fix again. This way I can just keep this kind of competent, money-saving, mellow good feeling. Never have a bad experience.
that picture – what is that some sort of horrible fish sandwich – almost makes me glad i have to be gluten-free – at least i can not eat shit like that! ugh.
and now mammacake – did you really have to add another blog to my list?!? i am seriously fucking short on time now that i’m like some sort of single working mom and all – it seems to be good shit though so thanks for sharing.
That is the Filet-o-Fish, or that’s what it was called back in the day when as a child I’d eat them. But without the nasty tartar sauce. I haven’t eaten McD’s food in I don’t know, a decade (and am not forced to as some people pretty much are, when it comes to fast food). But I still remember loving that shit when I was a kid.
Enjoy Kate’s blog!