- To Asha of ParentHacks who is 40!
- To Julie, who recently announced she's expecting again!
- To Dani for her national media mention!
- To Ask Moxie's third birthday!
- To Kristin's recent 14 year anniversary! (What's the secret?)
- To Mabel's "My 411 Wristbands" for winning a Parent Tested Parent Approved award!
- Thinking of Nancy who's dad just had heart surgery. Thankfully, he's recovering well.
And Happy Thanksgiving to our American friends.
Leave a comment to tell us about your congratulations and / or commiserations.
(I find it hard to tell if I've improved or not since then!)
And am I the only one who is a little disappointed it never occured to me to try and pay a bill with a doodle? Or that the same doodle would sell on e-Bay for $10 000?
Clearly, it's time for me to get back to my roots.
Go see what everyone else brought to show and tell this week.
If the title of this post sounds even vaguely familiar to you, you're going to like the news that Monty Python now has its own official YouTube channel!
From their YouTube channel:
For 3 years you YouTubers have been ripping us off, taking tens of thousands of our videos and putting them on YouTube. Now the tables are turned. It's time for us to take matters into our own hands.
We know who you are, we know where you live and we could come after you in ways too horrible to tell. But being the extraordinarily nice chaps we are, we've figured a better way to get our own back: We've launched our own Monty Python channel on YouTube.
No more of those crap quality videos you've been posting. We're giving you the real thing - HQ videos delivered straight from our vault.
What's more, we're taking our most viewed clips and uploading brand new HQ versions. And what's even more, we're letting you see absolutely everything for free. So there!
But we want something in return.
None of your driveling, mindless comments. Instead, we want you to click on the links, buy our movies & TV shows and soften our pain and disgust at being ripped off all these years.
[h/t: Joey deVilla and Neatorama]
It only took a year and a half, or so, but I finally won myself a Tuesday Teaser over at Skeet's place!
Thanks, Skeet, for running such a fun weekly challenge!
And thanks to Megan Reed who quite possibly jogged something in my unconscious to help me guess the right answer!
According to Martha Beck,
"So the ultimate lesson of regret, the one that will help guide you into a rich and satisfying future, is this: Every time life brings you to a crossroads, from the tiniest to the most immense, go toward love, not away from fear. Think of every choice in terms of "What would thrill and delight me?" rather than "What will keep my fear—or the events, people, and things I fear—at bay?" "(Within reason, of course. Blowing your grocery money for the thrill and delight of losing it at the track may lead to it's own kind of regret!)
Do you think calling cards are a thing of the past? Something that only business people use?
Call them what you want -- calling cards, Mommy Cards or Mama Cards™ -- they are making a comeback. Rebecca Eckler, Francine Kopun and Jee-Yun Lee have all featured the use of calling cards by moms and dads alike.
Benefits of calling cards for parents:
- Announce a new job title of "New Parent" or "New Grandparent"!
- Ideal for arranging play dates! No more rummaging in purses or diaper bags searching for scraps of paper and pens. No more writing contact information on the back of your receipts!
- A convenient way to leave contact information with your child's playdate host, caregiver or teacher.
- Include your child's allergies or other medical information.
Where could you get such a thing?
Nightshade Creations offers a line of business cards for parents. Mabel's Labels have recently introduced their new line of Mama Cards available in five original designs.
Get yours today!
The folks over at Gender Analyzer employ artificial intelligence to determine if a website was written by a man or woman. Very cool.
How'd it do for this blog?
Hrm. What about my business?
Last year, I complained mid-November about the Christmas decorations and merchandise being on display. It's happening again. Christmas stuff everywhere.
Is it too much to ask for time to breathe between marketing seasonal festivities?