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Friday Caption Contest: Static Results

Monday, March 31st, 2008
By raincoaster

Which is not to say the contest is static; no indeed, it is quite dynamic and interactive and all those Web 2.0 thingies. And as with much of Web 2.0, it is also ovah, so now we announce the winner in another historically close race:


La Petite Acadienne Says:

While many women have unusual cravings during pregnancy, Susan’s insatiable cravings for dandelion greens had unexpected results.

 And now to the hypothetical presentation of the imaginary prize. In the Springtime spirit of the comment, we’ve broken our self-imposed rule against cork wedges (we were traumatized by a Hang Ten cork wedge in the Seventies) and selected this undeniably sassy sandal from Marc Jacobs:

Marc Jacobs says Happy Springtime!


Monday Teeny Poll

Monday, March 31st, 2008
By Glinda

Venus- Altered


Well, you guys sure are better than me.  Last week’s poll about candy rationing found that a full forty four percent of you dole it all out over time.  Eighteen percent give out a portion of the candy, then find somewhere else to put it, whether it be the candy bowl at work or the trash can. I find myself eating more of it than I should, then throwing most of it out in a fit of pique that there isn’t more chocolate.

There is no doubt our society places a premium on looks.  It seems that at a younger and younger age, girls are beginning to notice their looks and some of them decide that they don’t measure up.

Obama trawls Craigslist for kids!

Sunday, March 30th, 2008
By raincoaster

Obama, Baby Onesie

In a shocking revelation that should rock the Democratic horserace to its very core, New York media scene blog Gawker (who seem to be baiting me lately with all the kid stuff) reveals that person or persons unknown have been posting on Craigslist, looking for a few multi-culti children to connect with the Obama campaign, having apparently run out of minors who will associate with him of their own free will. And that’s not the worst of it: No pay!

Shock! Horror! What does Hillary have to say about this?

Help Obama get elected/Need parent with small child

Reply to: gigs-621146478@craigslist.org
Date: 2008-03-27, 5:17PM PDTWant to help Obama get elected? Looking for parents with a small child to be in a commercial. African American, caucasian, asian, hispanic, anyone and everyone. Will only take a little bit of your time and it’s a huge way to help Obama’s effort for equality in this country.

Guess these people wouldn’t take his calls:



I can certainly understand why he wouldn’t want to use his own children.

Listmania! Great Books For Younger Girls

Sunday, March 30th, 2008
By Glinda

There is a lot of great literature for older girls, ranging from Junie B. Jones to Pippi Longstocking to Ramona the Pest.  For younger girls under the age of 8, it’s a bit harder to find good books with strong female protagonists.  With all the Disney Princess and Strawberry Shortcake and whatnot, there’s quite a bit of fluff to wade through.

And that’s where I come in to help.  All of these books feature female protagonists who don’t need rescuing, thank you very much.

Do Princesses Wear Hiking Boots? Do Princesses Wear Hiking Boots?

Well do they?

Chrysanthemum Chrysanthemum

Chrysanthemum is convinced that her name is perfect, until she goes to school.

JoJo’s Flying Side Kick JoJo’s Flying Side Kick

JoJo must advance in her tae-kwon-do class.  Does she have what it takes?

The Adventures of Isabel The Adventures of Isabel

This poem by Ogden Nash tells the story of Isabel, who isn’t afraid of anything.

Eloise Eloise

I don’t need to tell you about Eloise, do I? For starters, she lives in a hotel.

The Outside Dog The Outside Dog

Marisol really wants a dog, even though her Abuelito is against the idea.

Swamp Angel Swamp Angel

A modern American tall tale about Angelica Longrider, who grew up to be the greatest woodswoman of Tennessee.

The Magic Tree House The Magic Tree House (Series Books 1-4)

The first four of the popular series, Annie and her brother find a magical tree house.

A Ride on the Red Mare’s Back A Ride on the Red Mare’s Back

Her brother has been captured, and she must find him. 

Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse

What happens when Lilly’s purse is confiscated by her favorite teacher?

Mirette on the High Wire Mirette on the High Wire

Set in Paris, Mirette does not know that her teacher is famous.

Tar Beach Tar Beach

Cassie Louise Lightfoot takes a magical ride over the city.

The Spitzer Scandal, explained

Saturday, March 29th, 2008
By raincoaster

Everything’s funnier from a three year old’s perspective, no?

Via Gawker

Hot Mama Tip

Saturday, March 29th, 2008
By Glinda

Most of the time, you don’t really think about your eyebrows.  They tend to be some of the most neglected hairs on your body. But if they don’t look great, then it can really affect how you look.

You are asking yourself, and how do you know that Glinda?

Because for my sister’s wedding almost ten years ago, I had the bright idea of tweezing my eyebrows for the big day, as I was the maid of honor.   I am actually blessed with really good eyebrows that need minimal upkeep, but for some reason, I decided more upkeep equaled better upkeep, and began tweezing away.  And tweezing away some more.  Just to even it out, you know?

Now, forever immortalized in her wedding pictures are my sparse, very thin brows that remind me of when guys half-heartedly grow those moustaches that are all thin and scraggly.  You know the ones I’m talking about. But, these happened to be above my eyes.  You can imagine how not flattering that was.

If only I had access back then to this kit by Bare Escentuals, the trauma could have been averted. 

Bare Escentuals Essential Eyebrow Kit

Instead of using pencil, which I have never bothered using because I always thought it looked fake, (or at the very least, required great skill not to look fake) this kit uses a brush and powder to help you fill in, shape, and make the most of your brows.  Also included is brow gel to tame those unruly strays. 

I wouldn’t say that this is for everyday use, but from what I hear, it can get a bit addicting because you see how fab you look with it, so you want to use it for more than just special occasions. Like all Bare Escentuals products, it comes in a nice array of different shades to complement all skin colors.

Friday Caption Contest: Static Edition

Friday, March 28th, 2008
By raincoaster

May the spark of genius illuminate your captions:

Static Kid

Celebrity Dad Faceoff

Friday, March 28th, 2008
By Glinda

Ahhhh, it’s that time again.  Time for us to salivate over rationally and logically determine which celebrity dad is hotter than the other.  Things are starting to heat up over in this little corner of the blogosphere with all this man candy.  And that’s the way mama likes it, for sure.

Last week saw our two-time champion Jason Bateman duking it out against Mr. Wolverine himself, Hugh Jackman.  Poor Jason, he initially held his own, but eventually lost by a ten percent margin to his more hirsute opponent.

Hey, some women are all about the hair.  Not me personally, but each to her own.

Now, on to the fight!

Hugh Jackman, rowr! vs. Will Smith lookin’ sharp

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