**** Current Events Department: It’s BIRTHDAY MONTH! Sunshine is throwing the big party for all the March babies over at …and the pursuit of happiness. If this is your month, be sure to stop by and let her know! (I already have my button over in the sidebar.) And if you’re not fortunate enough to have been born during March, you’re not being left out of the fun – she has an “unbirthday” button for you.
**** Worthy Causes Department: Dawn of She Is Too Fond of Books will be participating in the Breast Cancer 3-Day Walk in June, and you can help support her efforts to raise funds and awareness for this disease, which has touched so many of our lives.
**** Self-promotion Department: In the interest of cleaning up the presentation here, I have moved this blog’s awards to their own page, which can be reached via a link in the sidebar if you’re interested. The newest addition is the Proximadade Award, for which I must thank Dreamybee of Subliminal Intervention.
**** Worthless Surveys Department: In the Weekend Assignment post about taxes last week, I remarked that Karen Funk Blocher and I were both members of the Association of Blogging Accountants. Savvy Working Gal has officially joined our ranks, and I’d love to know if there are any more of you out there – please de-lurk in the comments, fellow number-crunchers! And tell me – do you ever blog about anything accounting-related? If you do…good heavens, why?
The Book Lady’s Blog
I have a post related to this topic planned for my upcoming Blogiversary (March 16), but meanwhile, more thoughts on tribes, dissension in the ranks, moms who market, and blogger communities. Somewhat related: Times change, but there are always unconventional mothers
Science says: A little bit of TV won’t rot your baby’s brain (and millions of parents say “duh”)
Hey, watch your language – it’s No-Cussing Week! (Seriously. WTF? Oops!)
A career path, or more like a wander?
American Idol fans have speculated about producer conspiracies for years now, but the question this time comes from…a Season 6 finalist. (*Which reminds me: Top 13? Isn’t that asking for trouble?*) Also on the Reality-TV Channel: I’ve never watched this particular show, and here are all the reasons why I don’t plan to start
More channel surfing: Quote of the Week, from Thursday night’s episode of The Office:
Have you played the “Friday Feud” at Kittling: Books yet? Yes, I know it’s Saturday, but I’ll bet you can still get in on it. This week’s challenge: “Name a food that would be hard to eat with chopsticks.”
I am NOT wearing this sweater!
The Holy Grail has been found (in the Chicago suburbs, of all places)!
|You Are CURVES AHEAD|
| When you’re confronted with a problem, you take it on immediately – but with your eyes wide open.
You deal with stress well. You take things as they come, and you don’t panic.
In fact, you often enjoy challenging situations. Difficulty makes you feel alive.
Orientation session, via Not Always Right
The reader’s bill of rights, and a question: is it ever OK to hate a book?
Good reasons to read, by a nine-year-old Booking Daughter
Books that caught my eye this week:
The Brightest Moon of the Century, by Christopher Meeks
One Big Happy Family (anthology), edited by Rebecca Walker
The Stepmother, by Carrie Adams
Homefront, by Kristen J. Tsetsi
The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop, by Lewis Buzbee
A Comrade Lost and Found: A Beijing Story, by Jan Wong (via DearReader.com)
Enjoy your weekend, and if you’re reading this in the USA, don’t forget to set your clocks ahead tonight (unless you’re in Arizona, Hawaii, or certain counties in Indiana)!