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Friday, May 01, 2009

Bags Packed, Bag And Baggage Moved

Bag and Baggage
has a new look and home

Originally uploaded by Denise Howell

Come on over to the new Bag and Baggage!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Watch TWiL Live Tomorrow (4/22), 3:30 PDT On (#twit)

This Week in Law with Denise Howell
Originally uploaded by insidetwit

Tomorrow will be a fun first for this WEEK in LAW: we'll be live on starting at 3:30 p.m. Pacific. You can watch at, or on Stickam or UStream. Chat with us real-time at or on FriendFeed (the Stickam and UStream channels have their own chat as well, but I won't be monitoring those while we're on.) Guests are Ray Beckerman, Eric Goldman, Colette Vogele, and Evan Brown, and Leo's joining us too (yay!). Discussion notes are being aggregated here (tag something for:thisweekinlaw in or @dhowell me on Twitter to suggest more).


Sunday, April 12, 2009

It's Not Over 'Til The Bunnies Dance

Have a lovely day!

Thursday, April 09, 2009

Not *Every* Children's Book Needs A Film Adaptation

via @rklau:

The Difference Between 5 and 44

Einstein could not remember his phone number
Originally uploaded by sujathafan

Parent (Putting child to bed. Trying to remember the three questions we answer each night together: "What did we learn today?" "How did we fill someone's bucket?" and — pausing, struggling hard to remember...)

Child: Reach DEEP into your brain —

Parent: What are we grateful for?

(answer: So very much.)

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

My 21st Century I-Am-Woman Cred: Gone

Day 235 ~ Well, Not Everything
is More Fun in a Tutu
Originally uploaded by ambrosialove

Child (watching parent pay bills): Whatcha doin'?

Parent: Paying bills.

Child: Why?

Parent: So we have lights, power, water...

Child: I'm never going to pay bills.

Parent: When you're grown up, you will.

Child (imperiously): No — The...Children's...Muthah...Will...Doit.

Parent: (Simultaneously shoots and kicks self for being so slow on the uptake for online bill pay.)

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Love, Mom

Love, Mom

Love, Mom cover, Originally uploaded by
Rachel from Cupcakes Take the Cake

Public Service Announcement: Mother's Day is May 10. On my list for the many moms in our lives: Love, Mom — Poignant, Goofy, Brilliant Messages from Home, from the folks at Postcards from Yo Momma: A repository of modern day maternal correspondence. (There's a Kindle version too. Also, crab napkin rings. But I digress.)

Monday, April 06, 2009

Seventy Is The New Seventeen

It's my dad's birthday! This is a love note for him. Want to give Mel a present? Book a stay at the Little River Inn. Follow the Inn on Twitter. And buy his book. 8~)

Monday, March 30, 2009

Because My Dad Read It To Me Nightly (And Reads My Blog Daily)

Can't. Wait.

Planet 51 (out in the fall) looks fun too:

Glad There's Someone In The World With True RC Airplane Skillz

Not in my family, of course. We're more along the lines of durability testers (and thus far none of the dozens we've tested have passed...).

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Kindle-Card Hack

super slide
Originally uploaded by bjorkish

So, someone you know and love knows and loves a Kindle? Here's how to give them a cool surprise:

  1. Make sure you're on their list of "approved 'From' email addresses," and that you have their Kindle's email address.
  2. Create a fun slideshow for them with occasion-appropriate images and wit.
  3. Save the slides as a PDF.
  4. Email to the recipient's Kindle.

Your gift will magically appear in a place they probably don't expect, and hopefully bring a smile. (One that justifies the $.10 it'll cost 'em.)

[Update:] Tip: portrait-orienting the PDF seems to work best.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Ideally, They're One And The Same

Girl Kissing Fish under Water
Originally uploaded by I'm won

Parent (picking up child from a nighttime, kids-only event): Hi, d'ya have fun?

Child: Mom, I met the girl I'm going to marry.

Parent: (pause)

Child: Either that, or have a play date.

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