My week started out pretty rad. I was featured on HuffPost Parents' Best Parenting Tweets! I was in good company, too. Three of my In the Powder Room colleagues were also featured, along with Jason Good and Ana Gasteyer. What? I'm in the same league as an SNL alum? (Shh, let me have this.) The best part about it is that, for whatever reason, when the page is shared on Twitter or Facebook, my picture is the one that happens to show up!
What I Wrote
Again, not a ton of stuff. I was In the Powder Room, of course, explaining why it's important not to be an idiot on Facebook. Facebook Sharing: Put a Rubber on That!
I got the ball rolling on my vacation stories by telling you about the renaissance fair, and the similarities between my cousin's house and that grandfather clock from "Webster." New York, Part One
What My Guest Wrote
I took one extra day to get my shit together on Monday, and asked Sarah from The Sadder But Wiser Girl for a guest post. She happened to write about her local state fair. When you read "New York, Part Six," you'll see why that's a funny coincidence. The Annual Fried Stuff Experience
What I ReadWendi Aarons riffed on football mascots, a subject in which I have zero interest. But what she has to say about them? Hilarious. I know, you're all, "What's so funny about mascots?" Just read it, dude.
Eighty-one words. Two pictures. If I were to challenge you to write a blog post that short, how hard do you think you could make your readers laugh? I can't imagine anyone doing it better than my new hero, He Took MY Last Name. WARNING: Be sure to scroll slowly. You don't want to spoil the ending.
You all know I have a million and one complaints about Facebook. Well, I mean, the people on Facebook. I wanted to hear what other people's issues with Facebook were, so I made it the Theme this Thursday. It turns out that Starr from The Insomniac's Dream is a recovering vaguebooker! I've complained about those types before. It turns out that they have have complaints about us. Who knew?
Michelle from They Call Me Mummy wrote a beautiful post about her old Cabbage Patch Kid (stay with me, here) that had me wanting to fly to Australia and hug her by the end. Oh, who am I kidding? Teleport to Australia. I'm a terrible flier. If you read one "serious post" this week (that's generally my limit, too), make it this one.
Tweets I Enjoyed
"If you fail to plan, you plan to fail." So now I PLAN to plan, because I want to fail at failing. Shit. Now I'm confused.
— Leslie Marinelli (@TheBeardedIris) September 3, 2013
I just asked my daughter where something was and she said, "I don't know. My brain is not up yet." Fair enough.
— I Like Beer & Babies (@beerandbabies) September 3, 2013
"We can't go to the Nature Center with your pants down" is a thing I just said, so it's another normal day at the office.
— Karen Callahan (@alwaysmisskaren) September 3, 2013
Nothing really says "I'm a douche" like me lifting my feet of the floor so the cleaning lady can vacuum around me.
— Kristi Campbell (@FindingNinee) September 3, 2013
A huge shout out to the old woman in front of me at CVS who farted so loudly that the baby in the next aisle over started crying.
— Motherhood Madness (@MotherhoodADIM) September 5, 2013
Crap, I don't want to go to the gym today; I just showered yesterday. - my thoughts just now.
— AnotherBottleofWhine (@KateWhineHall) September 6, 2013