Wednesday, January 22, 2014

I've Been Saving This For You

Me & My BoyEverything is back. Operator error! My apologies.

Since it's snowing like a bitch out there I figured you might want some stuff to read.

Here is a great description of the best way to get a kid to read a book. (Please note: Some parents may currently be using this method under the erroneous assumption that it's the way to get a kid not to read a book.)

With so many ways to leave a short comment on the lives of our friends I think it's really easy to fail to see our own patterns. I know it is for me. This post on avoiding being a "social media one upper" is a nice call to recognize our patterns and make sure we're saying what we think we're saying.

In light of a recent court case about first amendment rights as they pertain to abortion clinic protestors here are some real life accounts of how protestors actually speak to and treat patients and escorts.

Today is the 41st anniversary of Roe v. Wade and, though it's been gutted in a lot of ways, I am celebrating it. Blogher had a post asking people where they stand on the question of choice and so far only three of us have declared ourselves one way or the other. If you're on the Blogher network it would be great if you could join us. If you aren't on the network now is as good a time as any to mount up!

Jessica Bern is single again and getting philosophical about it.

If you like dogs you might get a kick out of picturing your living room like this.

I'm working my way through a rewatch of Hill Street Blues and loving it. Brooklyn Nine Nine mentioned Cagney & Lacey and I'm so eager for that. Turns out I'm not alone.

One of many MANY commentaries on the idea of increasing the minimum wage. I chose this one because it points out that a lot of people find the very idea of paying (someone else) a living wage absurd.

Untitled Emma Thompson being awesome as usual.

Several of these links are from Lindsay. You should probably just follow her and save us both some time.

Two things in the last week have made me interested in dating again. I can't remember what the other one was.

I'm really just putting this in here for JRH but if you loved Veronica Mars like we loved Veronica Mars...

I'm late to this story. I hope you are not. And, frankly, I hope you're as outraged as I am. A woman, a medical professional, is being kept alive against her own wishes as an incubator for her fetus. Her husband is having to sue to take her off life support and the state is fighting him. This is so incredibly anti-choice it's off the charts.

A few days after the Golden Globes someone told me how angry jokes like this made them because they were spoilers for the movies. So, here's your warning, this is just about the best joke ever written and it contains an unsurprising spoiler for Gravity.

On photography and policing other people's experiences. (Also a choice question, in case you're looking for continuity.)

Speaking of photography I'm going to leave you with these cool real life pictures inspired by some famous animation.

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