Google Something Clever 2.0: Here What You Missed This Week 9/22/13 - 9/28/13

Sep 28, 2013

Here What You Missed This Week 9/22/13 - 9/28/13

Okay, so I guess it's fall now. I've been working on our costumes all week. Well, mostly my husband's costume. There's a certain prop that's over three feet long, and it's taking a lot of time. Any guesses yet?

Speaking of guessing Halloween costumes, I guessed what Starr from The Insomniac's Dream is going to be. In fact, I guessed her entire family's costumes, and I won a prize! And guess what. You can, too! Get over there to see what I'm talking about!

What I Wrote

I am not in the best-selling book "You Have Lipstick on Your Teeth." That's a bummer. But I read it, and I loved it, and I want you to read it, too. One of you is getting a free copy, signed by Leslie Marinelli! Hurry up and enter; the contest ends Monday! Cosplay and a Giveaway

Does your kid have a "fun uncle"? That childless friend who acts a little closer to your child's age than his own? Yeah. We've got a couple. So I wrote them a little poem. Ode to the Fun Uncle

You all know I love my TV. But do you know how much? Uh, way too much. I spell it out for you in this handy guide to fall premiere season. How to Watch Fall TV in 16 Easy Steps

What I Read

Kids say the darnedest things. Diane from Backsies Is What There Is Not has a quick, cute story about a room full of preschoolers saying one such darn thing.

Sarah from The Sadder But Wiser Girl got a bunch of her friends together to write what you can either look at as a giant blog post, or a tiny book that happens to be online. I chose the latter. It's about parenting and it is funny as hell.

Have you ever gotten your kid a mylar balloon? Then I assume you hate balloons. Kim from Let Me Start By Saying illustrates to those not in the know why balloons are just plain awful.

When you read "Happy happy birthday to you," does it call to mind a perky adult and an impossibly squeaky chicken? Stephanie of Mommy, For Real guest-posted for Kate from Can I Get Another Bottle of Whine  this week, and she lampoons the Sprout birthday cards we all hate so much.

I'm just going to say it: I like the name Apple. I think it's cute. Sorry. But North? Blue Ivy? Even I'll admit that some of these baby names are getting out of control. If you're into that sort of thing, though, you'll find this extreme baby naming primer from Mommy Rotten incredibly useful.

Tweets I enjoyed

Now, I'm off to throw one more cookout, before I can finally say goodbye to summer (sniff, sniff).