November 20, 2010

All Links

Would you like to make the kind of noises that cause the other adult in your household to come in from the other room saying worriedly, "Are those happy noises or sad noises?" Then read Shauna's Me Vs. the Color Printer.

Or/and, read Dogs Don't Understand Basic Concepts Like Moving by Allie, which made my stomach muscles literally hurt. Literally. Hurt.

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This is the first of many weeks of gift ideas. Coming up with gift ideas is one of my FAVORITE THINGS OF THE WHOLE ENTIRE YEAR. This week at Milk and Cookies it's Gifts for People Having Financial Problems, which is perhaps not the CHEERIEST of topics but was nevertheless fun to think of solutions for.

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Review blog stuff:

Smarty Ants and Phonics Reading Pup, through December 17th. The giveaway is for your own Phonics Reading Pup ($30) plus a year's subscription to the Smarty Pants reading game ($50) plus a Visa gift card ($100), and the entry comment is an easy one: saying which of the two Pups you like better.

In which I have an idea about controlling teenager cell phone use, despite not having any teenagers to test the idea out on. This one doesn't have anything in it for you, but each comment left on this post donates $.50 to DoSomething.org, and that is awesome, so I hope you'll do it.

A second Text Ed post, with the same "comment = 50c donation" deal, except that BlogHer is matching it, for a total donation of $1.00 per comment. This is the first of a 2-parter: in the first part we gather questions to ask an on-the-scene tween, and in the next part I'll get his answers. Last chance for this one: I'll be interviewing Rob today.

3 comments:

Nicole said...

I read that Dog thing by Allie last night and I laughed so hard I cried. My husband thought I had lost my mind.

Heather R said...

Me too....My husband also thought I was losing my mind. She is SOOOOOOO funny! I have been reading her old posts all day and my whole family (husband, mother, sister) and many of my friends are also now hooked.

Pickles and Dimes said...

Aw, thanks for the link love - you made my day!

And that post of Allie's is my favorite so far. That picture of the dog lying in the snow is my favorite.