Parents write

Sometimes it turns out that people who have kids are also articulate and funny writers and bloggers. That might not seem remarkable but from what I know about parenting, demonstrating intellect WHILE caring for tiny people that stagger about and are super super cute is truly admirable. Way to go. These are some sites I've found or that have been recommended: This is really just a promo site for the book I Was a Really Good Mom Before I Had Kids. But I think it sounds good. I heard the authors of this book interviewed on Manic Mommies (great podcast!). Love this. Her chronicle of tribulations with her son's Thomas the Tank Engine track is just twisted (and hilarious).

Purple is a fruit Just found it but looks like it will be closing up at the beginning of 08. So hurry and read now!

Baby Daddy Steve Almond makes me laugh. Good thing.

Pam Dolan on parenting Blogger for a CT paper/site. Recommended!

And now it's time... Last week's (11/14/07) Beef Jerky Time playlist. Thanks to the folks who have stopped me to say nice things about the show.
  • Lady: Regina Spektor
  • Cry: Godley & Creme
  • Come Into My World: Kylie Minogue
  • Car Jamming: The Clash
  • Old School Joint: Missy Elliott
  • You Give Love a Bad Name: Bon Jovi
  • Now I'm Your Mom: David Byrne
  • I Don't Care: Love Whip
  • B Boys Will B Boys: Mos Def & Talib Kweli
  • IMpossible: Figurine
  • The Sun Always Shines on TV: a-ha
  • I'm in Love with What's-Her-Name: Dr. Frank
  • Friday Night: Lily Allen
  • Time to Build: Beastie Boys

Film scraps

I've been writing down my favorite movie quotes for awhile. I wonder what they say about me? An expert could probably use these to triangulate my exact age, beverage of choice, last DVD purchased (and whether Will Ferrell was involved)... Here's a list.

"I'll go... I'll go... I'll go..."

" a smell, it gets inside of you. So the next time you go into the bathroom after someone else has been there, remember what kinds of molecules you are in fact eating. "

"Your theories are the worst kind of popular tripe, your methods are sloppy, and your conclusions are questionable. You are a poor scientist..."

"Looking good, Billy Ray!"

"I see split ends are universal."

"Thank you, Adolf!"

"You framed an Asia poster?"

"Technically, it is brain damage."

"Put... the candle... BACK."

"Your concerns are my concerns."

"I wish I were a woman of 37 in a long black dress and a string of pearls."

"I love lamp."

Here's another list--playlist from 11/7/07 Beef Jerky Time! Another show selected from the old Chelsea House Folklore Library.
  • Magdalina's Dance: Bert Jansch
  • Wagoner's Lad: Jean & Lee Schilling
  • The Fox Hollow Song: The Pickin' & Singin'Gathering
  • Farmer's Almanac: Happy & Artie Traum
  • The Quiet Joys of Brotherhood: Bert Jansch (Loren Jansch, vocal)
  • Mad Tom of Bedlam: Bill Vannavar
  • That Old Gang of Mine: Martin, Bogan & the Armstrongs
  • I'll Stay Around: Pine Island
  • Cluck Old Hen: Eric & Martha Nagler
  • Flash in the Pan: Bob McCarthy
  • Vermont Farmer's Song: Margaret MacArthur
  • No Spare Parts: Jaime Brockett
  • Careless Love: John Koerner
  • Reincarnation: Bob Holmes
  • The Non-Smoker's Liberation Front Anthem: Freeman & Lange