Google Something Clever 2.0: Here's What You Missed This Week 10/20/13 - 10/26/13

Oct 26, 2013

Here's What You Missed This Week 10/20/13 - 10/26/13

It's the most wonderful time of the year, and also the most exhausting. I feel like I should have hired a nanny for the month of October. I am throwing so much of myself into Halloween, there's just nothing left right now.

I finally finished our costumes. They are epic, and you will see them very soon. If you didn't learn about this last year, our friends have a redonkulous annual Halloween party. This is the tenth year, so we are bringing it with fries and a bag of chips. I went over their house last night to help decorate. For three hours. Yes, they have that much stuff.

I'm still working on our zombie graveyard. It's tough, because there are a lot of electrical components that I can't put out until the big day. And it might rain. If it does rain on Halloween in Massachusetts, you will know instantly, no matter where you are, because my cries of anguish will echo throughout the mother fucking land.

Annnd the kid party. Yeah, we're hosting the kids' party in one week. I've gotten the goody bags all set, but that's all. I have one activity in my head, but I haven't done anything about it. Menu? Nothin'. So I should probably get my shit together, huh?

What I Wrote

One thing. One damn thing. But I worked really hard on it, and it's getting a shit-ton of traffic, so I'm pretty proud. Are you one of the seven people on Earth who's yet to read In defense of Maria Kang? Dude, even my grandmother has read it. And she shared it on Facebook. You're so behind the times. Get on that.

What I Read

One of my favorite bloggers, Vikki from Laugh Lines, recently came out of the closet. Not the gay closet; the Parkinson's closet. She'd received her diagnosis years ago, and then denied, denied, denied. She finally had to admit to herself, and then to all of us, that this is really happening. Then she saw the doctor and got some medicine.Then, she made fun of her tremor. That's what I'm linking here. It's like "The Michael J. Fox Show," but funnier.

When we were young and had all the time in the world, my husband and I were Red Sox fans. Don't get me wrong; we still are, but I mean, we were big fans. I think we watched every game of the 2004 season. Yes, that was the curse-ending season. And yes, I still believe that they won the World Series thanks in no small part to my support. But since our son was born, we haven't made time for our Sox. I've been feeling guilty. Nicole Leigh Shaw, Tyop Aretist reminds me how great it is to be a Sox fan, and I am totally planning on making some sort of effort to try and see if I could maybe watch a game, thanks to her. Probably.

Before my son was born, I had it all figured out. Didn't we all? Except for one thing. One big thing. You see, when I was a teenager, I did... things. Things I don't want my kid to do. And I know that in a few years, I'll need to give him that talk that all parents give. The one about just saying no, and all that. But what happens when he asks if I just said no? I totally said, "Yes, please!" And I don't lie to him. Never, ever. This is the one parenting thing I've been really dreading. That is, until Erin and Ellen of Sisterhood of the Sensible Moms wrote the greatest analogy ever that completely solves my problem. I'm kicking myself for not figuring it out myself! And I'm so very relieved.

Tweets I Enjoyed

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Alright, I've got a party to get to. I'm super psyched! Have you guessed what our costumes are yet? I'll do the big reveal at 8:00 pm Eastern time on my Facebook page. Go like me, and be sure to select "Show in News Feed" so you don't miss it!