Monday, May 14, 2007

Lemony snippets

Fifteen minutes before the first guests arrived

Here is some reading and viewing material you can peruse while I'm recovering from Lucia's 4th birthday party:

1) Cliques, Friendship and Self-Esteem from Vivian at HipWriterMama

2) A plethora of kangaroo jokes from Lucas, the god-son (corrected from "son") of Adrienne at What Adrienne Thinks About That

3) Musings on Maternal Judgement from my favorite Texan, LoneStarMa, at Lone Star Ma Blog

4) Fancy Girls As Far as the Eye Can See: author Robin Brande attends the Eclipse Prom of Stephenie Meyers

5) Video: MotherReader's and her husband's humorous film-noir called You Pay Your Dues (screenplay by Robin Brande!), made for the 48 Hour Film Project

7) The Goddess of Clarity has a television. I don't. The GoC watches the Oscars and Presidental speeches so I don't have to, and then writes about them. Very handy.

8) Fuse #8 reviews The Snow Baby: The Arctic Childhood of Admiral Robert E. Peary's Daring Daughter, by Katherine Kirkpatrick

9) Matthew Baldwin of Defective Yeti describes the Care and Feeding of Your Game Group. I'm not a big fan of games for two reasons: (1) Competition makes me edgy and I end up despising everyone in the room (2) Bede is a big gamer, and I like it that we have some hobby-interests that don't overlap. Still, in the right setting, I could be persuaded to play some board-games or story-based role-playing games.

10) Video: John Green's earthy edition of Children's Books That Never Were, although he doesn't know he is one of the guest participants in the series--Everyone Poops (In My Pants). I'm a new fan of Brotherhood 2.0 and I'm working to catch up. Hank Green is my favorite of the two brothers because of his silly songs like "Helena, Montana" and "Will You Miss Me When I'm Gone (From Your Pants)?"

11) Jen Robinson's Sunday Afternoon Visits for May 13 (leading to more reading)


Lone Star Ma said...

Wow, I'm honored. Thanks.

And Happy Mother's Day!

HipWriterMama said...

Hope Lucia had a wonderful birthday party! And you had enough rest and relation for your own Happy Mother's Day!

Lady K said...

Here's to a speedy recovery for you! Hope it was a great party!

cloudscome said...

What a sweet picture. Happy Mother's Day and happy birth day!

Alkelda the Gleeful said...

Thanks, all!

For Mother's Day, Bede dug out a section of the yard to make way for the new raspberry and blueberry bushes. I just love a briar patch.:) Right now, there's nothing to see, but with a little luck and a lot of care, we may have fruit next year.

adrienne said...

Thanks for the link. :) While I would like to claim Lucas as completely and totally mine, he is, actually, my godson. I like to think I taught him all the truly interesting things he knows, though.... ;)

Alkelda the Gleeful said...

Adrienne: The error is corrected! I'm sure you did teach him all the interesting things he knows. If you're responsible for the kangaroo jokes, however, you'd better get some monotreme representation in there too. Hmmm... any puns for echidnas or platypuses?

adrienne said...

For some reason, he's in love with coati, so maybe that will be our next joke series. Always hard to tell with him. This morning, he busied himself writing and delivering letters to my cats....

Jen Robinson said...

Thanks so much for the link. And good luck recovering from the party. Love the "15 minutes before" photo idea.

Alkelda the Gleeful said...

Jen: I confess that one of the reasons I took a "before" photo was in the event that the garden got totally wrecked. Fortunately, it didn't.

Adrienne: Love it! What did Lucas write to the cats? I hope he wasn't threatening to can or pickle them.

adrienne said...

He told my cat Ella that she is a queen and then he drew her a crown. Needless to say, given this general attitude, Ella completely loves Lucas, even if she can't read.