Saturday Review 9-20-08

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We’re making a quick out-of-town trip this weekend; Mom-in-law and two of her best friends all had milestone birthdays this year (one turned 70, two are 65 – and no, I won’t tell you which one she is), and they’re throwing themselves a great big combined birthday party tonight. I’m bringing the MacBook, but if I’m slow in responding to your comments, that’s why.

*****TOMORROW (Sunday, Sept. 21) is the deadline for these two Matrimony-related items:

*****And on a much more serious note: Some ways to help Gulf Coast hurricane/tropical storm victims and evacuees, via Julie Pippert

New in Google Reader
Ageless Body/Timeless Mom, via Nouvelle Blogger
Suburb Sanity
BBAW discoveries:
Bookish Ruth
Book Addiction
Book Zombie
Devourer of Books
J. Kaye’s Book Blog
Savvy Verse & Wit

Random reading
It’s not hard to forget, in the midst of it all, that as parents, we’re raising future adults, and we won’t really know how that turns out for awhile. But part of that process is teaching them that the world doesn’t have to stop just for them. And if your child asked you if you were happy, how would you answer?

This message to Bay Area drivers applies to SoCal folks too!

You know that old etiquette rule about not discussing politics in social settings? Well, maybe this isn’t so sociable, but PunditMom has a few questions for fellow working mom Sarah Palin

Just hope you never find yourself in this position – or see this driver while crossing the street.

One writer reflects on the passing of another

The Park Bench reads Cosmopolitan so you don’t have to….and a nation is grateful. And Kim and her family went to the LA County Fair, so you don’t have to do that, either (unless you really want to, of course).

Just in case you’ve managed to avoid seeing this: The Sarah Palin Baby Name Generator, brought to you by Crust Scramble Palin – that’s me!

Book wishlist
Dear John, by Norma L. Betz
The Pages In Between: A Holocaust Legacy of Two Families, One Home, by Erin Einhorn
Out, by Natsuo Kirino
Anatomy of a Boyfriend, by Daria Snadowsky

Have a great weekend, y’all!

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  1. I hope you have a good time this weekend, Florinda. Happy birthday to your mother-in-law and her friends.

    I do wish drivers in Southern California would be more considerate–and slow down. There was a driver from Michigan who cut me off yesterday and so I know it’s not just us here who have problems.

    If I was born to Sarah Palin I would be named Bush Gator.

  2. Literary Feline – A “literary feline” is MUCH better than a “bush gator.” Ew. (Hey, the former governor of Florida – the current President’s brother – is HE a “Bush Gator”?)

    And yes, I’ve lived in enough different states to know that lousy drivers are everywhere :-).

  3. I don’t know how I’d answer the happiness question. I guess it would depend on how the kids have been up to that point. And if they are eating their vegetables. πŸ™‚

  4. Mike – I’d answer it as mostly yes right now…ten years ago, not so much.

    Eva – Thanks! Some weeks I have more items for it than others.

  5. April – You know traffic complaints are among my favorite topics here, so bring that Burbank-driver rant any time you like :-)!

    And yes, that generator is hilarious! What name did you get?