I've watched more online videos today than I have in a long time, and they're so good or so bad or so good that they're bad that I have to share them with you.

A young Tim Curry sings about the wonders of Halloween. (Link from Neil Gaiman's blog)

A Bollywood-ized version of Michael Jackson's Thriller. (Link from [livejournal.com profile] jrittenhouse)

Extreme Diet Coke and Mentos Experiments II (Link from [livejournal.com profile] mnfiddledragon. Reminiscent of this non-Mentos but similiarly-explosive beauty that [livejournal.com profile] debgeisler posted about last week, although not quite as expertly choreographed.)


Oct. 2nd, 2006 01:47 pm
A 17-year-old Windsor-area girl is dead after the jet-powered dragster she was driving crashed at nearly 500 kilometres an hour. [snip] The Windsor high school student had been driving race cars since she was nine years old.

(Edited to add: I like having the CBC feed on my Google homepage. I get some interesting headlines there that never show up on the other feeds on that page.)
Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] matt_arnold for the link to this great article.
On cesarean birth and "all that matters is a healthy baby."

I'm mostly over my anger about my c-section. I'm still sad that I didn't get to birth Liam. But this writer explains pretty well why it bothered me so much when people just didn't get me being angry/mournful about his birth.


Jul. 10th, 2006 02:07 pm
As [livejournal.com profile] lollardfish said: Best. U2. Cover. Ever.

Not what you'd expect.

An excerpt that might be interesting to breastfeeding moms on my flist who've been annoyed that their periods came back quite so soon:
My midwife also told me that she started asking her patients how soon after childbirth they had resumed intercourse. Lots of people break the rules, as you can imagine, and she found that women who had intercourse earlier on also resumed periods much sooner than those who waited. This little discovery— from a professional who wouldn't ordinarily tell me such things— reminded me again how little we know because no one shares taboo information.
If you're not reading Respectful of Otters, you should be. [livejournal.com profile] rivka is posting regularly again, and it's awesome to have her insightful commentary on the issues once again. There's even an LJ feed ([livejournal.com profile] respect_otters), so what the heck are you waiting for?


Jun. 5th, 2006 03:07 pm
Well written commentary on a recent breastfeeding in public incident at a baseball game in Texas.

I especially like the closing paragraph:
Here's an alternative suggestion to those who find public breast-feeding offensive, even at the old ball game: The next time you see a woman nursing in public, remember that your mama taught you that it is impolite to stare. Or, consider eating your nachos in the bathroom (or the First Aid station) while reminding yourself that Jesus was breast-fed. Or just mind your own damn business and watch the game.
This website looks like it has a lot of potential. I've created an account for myself to try it out, and I'm going to try putting up all of the Great Oak wine club wines there too, since I think it will be an easy way to track and catalog them and make them available to the group. Check it out if you're interested in keeping track of the wines you own and taste, and getting recommendations from others with like tastes. It's sort of like friendster for the wine geek set.


Apr. 30th, 2006 07:05 am
Liam, live and in person! Well, okay, live and on video... But if you've been wondering what the little goofball looks like when he's moving, here you go!



Apr. 24th, 2006 09:41 pm
Should I take this online course?

Secrets of the Caterer

At the very least, I'd probably learn a few useful things for cooking common meal. It's $89 - not cheap, but not a lot of money either.
[livejournal.com profile] murphyw, this one's for you.

Gakked from [livejournal.com profile] folkmew, who had this to say:
"Now you might think: one old guy standing on a stage, juggling 3 balls to a Beatles tune, a really LONG Beatles tune... how exciting could that be?
Well - woah. I mean - WOW! Especially notice how incredibly he choreographs his movements to the music. I'm really impressed."
I found this really interesting and helpful, and I'm by no means the worst procrastinator on my flist, so I'm betting some of you will find it really useful too.


(And the great irony is that I used reading this essay as a way to put off getting started on the task I need to do this morning.)
Also from [livejournal.com profile] snippy

Thank you, Drew.

Thank you for that, Drew. Though your remark was intended to amuse your friends at my expense, you spoke so loudly that many others heard it too, including my wife. And if you could’ve seen the look on her face as it dawned on her that you had never changed a diaper in your life, and probably never would, while her husband was changing a diaper, and in fact had changed hundreds, maybe a thousand by that point, sharing that parenting burden without complaint, even when mocked by Neanderthals like you, well, Drew, let’s just say that nothing I could’ve done on my own would’ve produced such a look of adoration and appreciation.
Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] drzarron, for the link to http://www.plan59.com, with lots of nifty retro pics. It's icon-o-licious.



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