This is what I want to read for Book Club

Leta really wishes I would just grow up already.

Bump watch begins

The bump at 12 weeks: Before you get all skritchy and start yelling that this is not at a bump by any stretch of the imagination, let’s compare this to the bump at 15 weeks from my pregnancy with Leta: Could someone please tell the woman in that photo to put some sunscreen on? Also, [...]

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Blurbomat: Why people think Utah is crazy “The only agenda I have is to not legislate hate. And that’s what is happening. Even in small towns, the government should not dictate what is ordained of God.” Mimi Smartypants: the bellhop is funky “I get so excited in the Container Store — look at all those [...]

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Queserasera — Switch “I was very wary to cross this line, convinced that once I owned an Apple product, I’d have to start typing all in lowercase, wearing scarves indoors, and listening to a lot of Belle & Sebastian. I’m aware that this is my own skewed stereotype, because about 90% of the people I [...]

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Going Big, by Jon: “When I was in bands, we’d get pissy when another local band got to go to South by Southwest, or when another local band got a better time slot at a show, or recognized for some great work. Really stupid stuff that was very small. It didn’t make the other band [...]

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Jon’s interview with Leahpeah: “For quite awhile during Leta’s first few months, I wasn’t sure what I would be coming home to at the end of a work day. The summer of 2004 was pretty bad, and I tried to be positive and upbeat, but ultimately I learned I couldn’t fix her. I think this [...]

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Derek Powazek: The Subliminal Reassurances of Procedural Dramas “Law and Order – Don’t worry, if you’re shot and killed in New York, old, grumpy, alcoholic detectives will stand over you drinking coffee and they’ll make at least one pun. After a half hour, your killer will be handed over to an old, grumpy, alcoholic district [...]

If you haven’t read this already you probably should

Maggie’s very accurate account of forcing me to look at sex toys, including one that made me say out loud, “They do not come that big, right? How? HOW? DON’T LIE TO ME, MAGGIE, HOW!” This is my favorite part: “The truth is I insisted that Heather could not leave town without a vibrator, as [...]

Reading: A series of links that have had me laughing out loud while completely or at least mostly sober

This picture of Oliver and Hugo …shit bro it makes me wonder what other concrete beliefs of mine are way off. You are only allowed to be tortured for your art if war or famine has killed all your family and the only girl you’ve ever loved, you’ve been maimed and persecuted, and maybe the [...]

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Ah, Bill: I always go for the Old Hand for one reason: produce. The Old Hand will know the code for kumquats, South African dog chilis and that weird thing I have no idea what it is, but I bought it to throw into the chili for flavor, assuming, of course, it has any flavor. [...]