Before we get down to the nitty-gritty, let's just make sure we're all doing a couple of things. Is everyone--and I mean everyone with a blog registering and claiming their blog at Technorati? Yes? All right then. Now, does everyone have their blog registered at TTLB? What's that? I think I heard some mumbling. If you don't, please go to The Truth Laid Bear Ecosystem and add your blog. It just takes a second. Making your presence known on these two websites helps us all to help each other draw more traffic and get the attention that insecure, validation-seeking neurotics like us crave so much. And really, I've been slithering soooo long. I'm desperate to sprout wings and fly. Help a sister out, wouldja?
And now, a few things I want to make note of before they are forever lost in the shuffle.
First, my husband wrote a post that started out being all about sports, and wound up being a sentimental and sweet treatise on father/son relationships, that made pretty much my whole family cry. Check it out. particularly the comments, in which you get not only the rarity of comments from both our mothers on the same post, but the added awesomeness that is my mom using phrases such as "aggressive on the boards." Hoops-slang from a grandmother is something special.
And Pat Kirby posted a great topic for conversation among any of us who enjoy books, movies, or television (and really, who does that leave?) Please stop by her place, get into those comments, and discuss the characters who are your favorite "second fiddles." It's the Sidekick Roundup over at Pat's Place!
Just before Sweetney got all swept up in New Orleans fever, there was a great discussion going on her blog in the comments of a post about literature, the theme being "Everyone Should Read_________", which was itself borne of an immensely broad discussion of the same topic here. I know I've added some must-reads to my personal list. (Margalit, you may not be able to participate in this one, for fear of your brain exploding at the thought of narrowing down a "must read" list to any kind of a managable number.)
And now the killer-diller. And I ain't talkin' about Jerry Lee Lewis. It was a simple enough post on Julia's site about a great easy pasta dish she made as a quick dinner for her family, and then she asked her readers what they liked to "throw together" for dinner. The response has been overwhelming. Go take a look at "Dinner In Minutes." Print out these recipe-loaded comments, and you will not have to plan a meal for the rest of the year.
Oh, and give The Shuttered Eye as many clicks as you can before he leaves us. Thumbnail in the sidebar.
Belinda--being an insomniac lunatic, so you don't have to. Tonight it shall be Lunesta at 9PM, and I will hopefully be out, my lovelies. So pray you don't see me skulking about.