Week-End Review: 5 things from me, and 5 (links) for Friday

Week-End Review: 5 things from me, and 5 (links) for Friday

Five things from me: Looks like things are going well 2 weeks post-shoulder surgery! The incisions are healing nicely and the X-rays look good. I’ve been given two new exercises to do 2-3 times per day. Otherwise, I’m to stay in the sling and basically try to forget I even have a right arm for another 4-5 weeks, and I see the ortho again on February 21, exactly one month after the surgery. Aside from […]

Friday Fill-ins…and fillin’ y’all in!

Friday Fill-ins…and fillin’ y’all in!

I haven’t done one of these in a while, but they don’t require much typing. I also didn’t have a post already scheduled for today, and that hasn’t happened for a while either…and hence, convergence! But since I haven’t really been here for a few days, how about another sort of “fill-in” first? My shoulder surgery was a week ago today, and by my own estimation, I’m not doing badly. I’ll still be recuperating at […]

Week-End Review: Five (Links) for Friday, and introducing the Friday Foto!

Week-End Review: Five (Links) for Friday, and introducing the Friday Foto!

It’s about time we got a button in here, isn’t it? I got myself a Tumblr blog after all, and if you’re on Tumblr, I’d be more than happy for you to follow it (and I’ll follow you back)! But here are a few reasons you might choose not to: I’m treating it as a “spinoff” from this blog, so a lot of what I post there will probably end up back over here anyway. […]

Week-End Review: Recommended Reading

Week-End Review: Recommended Reading

I won’t be taking up too much of your time this Friday…but since I’m doing NaBloPoMo, you won’t get a break from me tomorrow, so it all evens out! I’m sure you’ve heard there was an election this week – and no matter how you feel about the way it all turned out, I hope you voted! Julie takes a fairly moderate look at how change begets change, while April’s glad we’re done with campaign […]

Week-End Review: Links & Whatnot

Week-End Review: Links & Whatnot

Who’s ready for Election Day?  I have an election-related post scheduled for Monday, but couldn’t wait till then to get on topic. For starters, which side of the red/blue divide do you fall on? You Are 35% Conservative, 65% Liberal Social Issues: 50% Conservative, 50% Liberal Personal Responsibility: 25% Conservative, 75% Liberal Fiscal Issues: 50% Conservative, 50% Liberal Ethics: 0% Conservative, 100% Liberal Defense and Crime: 50% Conservative, 50% Liberal How Liberal Or Conservative Are […]

Week-End Review: Links & Whatnot, Ides of October edition

Week-End Review: Links & Whatnot, Ides of October edition

Whatnot, just ’cause: I’m still over here waving my purple banner for Alzheimer’s – my Memory Walk is next Saturday, October 23 – but can’t forget that October is also Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Given the abundance of pink ribbons on all sorts of products in the stores right now, I’m sure you can’t forget it either. But think before you pink – some of the companies that practice “cause marketing” this month are actually […]

Week-End Review: Links & whatnot

Week-End Review: Links & whatnot

First the whatnot, then the links… A good conference requires plenty of planning, so it’s smart to start early. And even if you’re not sure you’ll be going to a particular conference, if they’re asking for input on the programming, you might as well give ’em your ideas! I really want to attend the 2nd Book Blogger Convention in New York next May, and their request for topic suggestions (anonymous) is still open. This year’s […]

Week-End Review 6/11: “I need a vacation!” Edition

Week-End Review 6/11: “I need a vacation!” Edition

It’s only the 11th, but this is the last Week-End Review that I’ll post during June! I’m bringing my MacBook on vacation with me, but am not planning on spending much time on blog-related business. The “mark all as read” button in Google Reader will most likely get quite a workout during the next two weeks, which means I probably won’t be gathering too many links! If all goes according to plan, the Review should […]

Week-end Review: Annoucements + links!

Week-end Review: Annoucements + links!

Event Annoucement: I can’t participate this time, unfortunately, since I’ll need to be packing for vacation that weekend, but if you’ve got the time, you’ll find it well worth it to join in Bloggiesta #3, scheduled for June 11-13! If Bloggiesta is new to you, here’s what it’s all about: In short, it’s a blogging marathon.  A opportunity to cross those nagging items off of your to-do list and improve your blog while in the […]

Week-End Review goes to the Movies (& comes back with some links)

Week-End Review goes to the Movies (& comes back with some links)

Last Weekend (movie) Reviews: Twofer at the Theater Iron Man 2Action/Drama, 2010Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth PaltrowDirector: Jon Favreau While “origin stories” are interesting, I’ve found that when it comes to certain movie franchises, I like the sequels more. We know how the hero became who he (or she) is, and now we can just watch them do their thing. This is especially gratifying when the hero is facing a strong and equally intriguing nemesis […]

Week-End Review 5/14: “Just For the Pun of It” Edition

Week-End Review 5/14: “Just For the Pun of It” Edition

Scroll on down past the links for the Silliness of the Week! It shouldn’t take you too long to get there, since I’m a little light on linkage this Friday. It happens when I get behind on my blog-reading, which has definitely been the case this week (and it may be next week as well)! Posting in general may be lighter than usual next week, period, since I’ll be focused on preparing posts and doing […]

Week-End Review: a non-automated response to links of the week!

Week-End Review: a non-automated response to links of the week!

Would you consider auto-responding to blog comments? Sharing this post from Blogher.com sparked a brief Twitter conversation with Dawn (links to my “shared items” from Google Reader are automatically tweeted): TooFondOfBooks: @florinda_3rs interesting article abt auto-responders. I think non-bloggers might feel invaded, less likely to visit/comment again (IMO) what do YOU think of it? florinda_3rs: @TooFondOfBooks Part of me likes it, part of me might be unnerved if I got one. I think I prefer […]

Week-End Review – FoB Hangover edition

Week-End Review – FoB Hangover edition

I missed the tweet originally, but my friend Mike fixed that situation with a DM: Mjfrig: Pamie linked to your blog. You’re famous! 🙂  Wait, what? A quick Twitter search turned up what he was talking about: pamelaribon: Photographic proof I was at Nerd Fest. (And this girl does have a name like a beautiful nemesis.) http://tinyurl.com/34tu5st #LATFOB Never underestimate the power of the linkage, folks – or of Twitter, for that matter. Oh, and […]

Week-End Review – with bonus Movie Review!

Week-End Review – with bonus Movie Review!

I couldn’t come up with a Question of the Week this week, so I thought I’d tell you about something else we did this past weekend. Mini Movie Review: Date Night We saw Date Night last Sunday (in the afternoon, actually – ). The basic plot was kind of ridiculous, in my opinion. Unless a movie is clearly meant to be make-believe, I’m starting to lose patience with movies that have realistic trappings but premises […]

Week-End Review 4/16: Links and “Question of the Week”!

Week-End Review 4/16: Links and “Question of the Week”!

Question of the Week: Is Facebook becoming the new AOL? I have a pretty limited Facebook presence, but I know plenty of people spend nearly all of their online time there, and it seems to be getting easier to do that. Your friends and family are there, so you can keep in touch with each other via status updates, and comments on those updates can lead to actual conversation (of a sort). You can keep […]