Tuesday, May 12, 2009

This Little Mommy Stayed Home

Very, very soon, my best friend is publishing her very first book. I've had the privilege of reading the first chapter and I've been bugging her ever since for the rest of it, since it was sort of like eating half an appetizer and a sip of champagne - I want the rest of the meal!

Unfortunately, I have to buy it to see more.


So, on June 23rd, I will be buying many, many copies of This Little Mommy Stayed Home by Samantha Wilde and giving them away to every mommy (or soon-to-be-mommy) I know. And I highly recommend you do the same. Or, at the very least, stop by her blog, Wilde Mama, for a little dose of her humor.
Since we can't all have Sam come stay for a postpartum visit, this is probably the next best thing. Enjoy!

Monday, May 11, 2009

On mesorah...

Over at DovBear's, Bray is arguing about mesorah. XGH has deleted all his old posts, so for the benefit of argument, I'm putting his great illustrations back up here. They are insightful, and also pretty darn funny.

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Cinco de Mayo - Eat the French!

As many of you know, today is Cinco de Mayo, when we celebrate the glorious triumph of a small (irregular) Mexican army group in Puebla over the mighty French invaders.

Well, some of us do. Others of us just think it's a day to eat nachos and drink sangria and have nostalgic feelings for a culture we know nothing about.

I say, let's turn the tradition on its head.

Instead of eating "Mexican" food (which, frankly, most natives of Puebla wouldn't recognize), we should show our contempt for the conquered Frenchies by consuming their delectable treats, from baked brie and baguettes to coq au vin.

Not that I object to sangria. Or margaritas, for that matter.

Oh, and don't forget the annual French insult fest:

"Your mother was a hamster and your father smelled of elderberries! Eh, I wave my private parts at your aunties! Pppbbbbtth!"