Sunday, March 11, 2012

Ten (Other) Things That I Love

JP and I are leaving tonight on a (nearly two years after the fact) honeymoon. We haven't been on a trip together in about 5 years, so I think I'm probably going to have the week of my life. Because I'm technology-free, I won't be posting a new story or responding to comments until I get back. But I do have some stuff for you to check out!

First of all, I loved your responses to RABAC (jazz hands!) and the fight against CAPTCHA.

A few of you have asked if there's a button that you can put on your blogs. Well, now there is! Just copy the text in the box and paste it into your own blog. Together, we can make a difference.



I'll admit that, design-wise, it's a pretty crappy button. The words are too small and hard to read. But it will have to do for now. If anyone out there wants to make a better button, then I'll appoint you vice-president of the first and only chapter of RABAC (Robots And Bloggers Against CAPTCHA). It's a very prestigious position.

And now for something else...

What do The Concoctions of my Life, Does This Make my Blog Look Fat?, Just a Mum? and Mayor Gia have in common?

a) They're all hilarious blogs that you should read and follow.
b) They made me feel all warm and fuzzy by giving me blog awards.

A huge thank you, my friends! As always, I'm honoured (and just a wee bit embarrassed) when talented bloggers choose to offer me awards.

And now for ten other things that fed my brain or made me smile.

Thing One

Do These Make my Bones Look Fat?

This comic about an anorexic skeleton girl is brilliant. The penned illustrations are amazing and the satire is both funny and sad. I read it three times in a row, more slowly each time. Leauxra has some serious talent! She's going to be ridiculously famous someday, and I'm just glad that I got to meet her first. (from Does This Make my Blog Look Fat?)

Thing Two

Meet Big Murph

Big Murph is a chesapeake bay retriever. And he's not exactly the dog that his family expected him to be. As a fellow chessie-owner, I laughed hard through most of this post. I had such a hard time picking a picture for this link, because they're all so funny. In the end - after I stopped giggling - I settled on a picture of Big Murph flailing in the water while a kitten paddled by. Poor dog. (from A Touch of Embellishment)
Thing Three

Why I Hate the Snooze Button

The day after I read this post, my husband's alarm went off at 6:00. He proceeded to hit the snooze button for 48 minutes. So, yeah. I can relate to this post on Abby Gabs. Sleep: far too precious to be interrupted every nine minutes. (from Abby Gabs)


Thing Four

Fell in love with a boy

This post - a brief and beautifully written peek inside a mother's heart - brought tears to my eyes. Jillsmo's son has autism, and she is a constant advocate for her child and all families living with autism. (from Yeah. Good Times.)




Thing Five

The Bad Lady

This is like a public service announcement for what not to say on your son's first date. Even if the idea of your son on a date is cuter than baby orangutans in frilly bathing suits giving kisses to baby kittens with floppy ears. (from Coffee and Zombie Movies)



Thing Six

Women's Health Experts Speak Out

"Oral contraception is bad. Plain and simple. Why? Because I don't understand how it works and science scares me." This video from is laugh-out-loud funny. Watch it and laugh. And then cry. It feels like some parts of the United States are living the prequel to The Handmaid's Tale. (from Funny or Die)


Thing Seven

Why I Hated Going to Class in University

You'd hate going to class too if there were enraged carnivorous geese on your heels. A goose ran at me once while I was riding my bike. And he looked exactly like the blood-thirsty goose picture in this post. He won; I swerved on to the grass and went around him. (from Odd But Nice)


Thing Eight

How to Deal With Gamers

I think that a lot of us are probably either gamers ourselves (errr...not me) or love people who are gamers. This post provides some useful, easy-to-implement tips for helping us come to terms with living with gamers. You know, helpful tips, like stacking cups on their heads while they're distracted. (from Doodle Thoughts)


Thing Nine

I Almost Married Tony Robbins

Two of my favourite bloggers came together when MOV guest posted on Haley's Comic. I laughed out loud at MOV's hilarious story about how she almost got her dream job as an assistant for Tony Robbins (thanks, in part, to her fantastic organisational skills). And also, a cat peed on her. (from Haley's Comic)

Thing Ten

Thoughts on Post-Feminism: Just How Far *Have* We Come, Baby?

Justine at A Half-Baked Life is one of the smartest bloggers I know. She weaves thoughtful commentary with delicious and easy-to-follow recipes. This post combines her thoughts on today's feminism with a recipe for cinnamon streusel coffeecake. (from A Half-Baked Life)


If you love illustrated blog posts, check out my frequently updated pinterest board.

53 comments:

  1. I am putting the button on my blog right now.

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    1. You're welcome. Thank YOU for always making me think.

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  3. I'm so excited about that button. Can I put three on my blog? Because it is THAT awesome. Also, thanks for the linky love!!! You posted a few others that are personal faves of mine as well. That being said, I can't be entirely sure that you weren't the one to point me in their direction in the first place. :)

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    1. The more, the better! Or maybe not. Too many might just be annoying.

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  4. I just added this button to my blog as a permanent link. Word must be spread about.

    Also: You are awesome and make me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. Thank you so much for the link and shout-out. It means a lot since you are amazing and talented.

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    1. Well, let's just mutually gush over each other then. Haha!

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  5. Oh wow, thank you for the mention!! This made me rather smiley. :)

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  6. So many bright fancy things! Hope you have an incredible vacation!

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    1. I do love spangly things! And the vacation was perfect.

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  7. I can't wait for you to be a "Blog of Note."

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    1. There are millions of blogs out there, so I'm not holding my breath. But it would make me a very happy blogger!

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  8. No problemo lady! Gonna check out your recommendations now.

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    1. Make sure you check out the first one especially. That one is just...wow.

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  9. Awesome! Have a fun time on your vacation! :D

    (And I wasn't able to remove my Captcha settings. Blogger hates me.)

    -Barb the French Bean

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    1. Hmmmm...that's odd. It's ok, I'll make an exception for you. ;)

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  10. I'm going to have to start drawing, aren't I? Just kidding - GREAT recommendations!

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    1. Yeah...I do have a soft spot for illustrated posts. The strange thing is that some of my all-time favourite blogs never end up on one of my lists. I'm honestly perplexed by that.

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  11. Have a great trip, did I miss where you are off to?

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  12. have a fantastic trip/belated honeymoon, stephanie!! enjoy every moment!
    of course, we expect to see a storyline featuring palm trees and swimsuits when you get back!

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    1. I'm not posing in a swimsuit. Even in clay form. Ha!

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  13. Great button. I stole it and am posting it proudly.
    Bon voyage!!

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    1. Thank you for supporting RABAC! Fight the good fight!

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  14. Thank you, thank you, thank you! This made my whole day!

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    1. Thank YOU. I just don't know how I went so long without knowing about your blog. :)

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  15. I laughed at some of the titles of your links, so I can say thank you before I even read the posts!

    Hope you have a wonderful trip!!!

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    1. The trip was perfect! It was just nice to bask in the warmth of the sun.

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  16. wow! thank you for mentioning me! (and if I put your robot button on my blog, does it link back to your blog post so people know how to get rid of captcha???)

    have a fun vacation!!! you deserve it! (and if you are going someplace beachy, maybe take those clay people and pose them all beachy-like for a future post? about you being on vacation? just thinking out loud here.....)

    xxo
    MOV

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  17. Love the button and posted it! I am so behind on reading the blogs you recommend but I always love them.

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  18. Have a great time- you deserve it!

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  19. Have a wonderful trip, Stephanie! Can't wait to hear all about it when you get back!

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    1. Honestly, Fran, there's not much to say. It was a week of laying on the beach in Jamaica and drinking too many daiquiris!

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  20. Love that button and your post about the whole capt¤$€£a thing!

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  21. I always love the blogs you recommend. I know this is against protocol and that you aren't into the blog awards, but I named you as a Kreativ Blogger on my blog today, just so people who haven't seen your clay figures yet can get some joy. Thanks!

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    1. Haha! "Against protocol"...you make me sound so official. There is no protocol, friend. I actually really love getting awards...I just don't pass them on. So THANK YOU for the honour.

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  22. Have a great trip and thanks for all the pointers to new blogs to get addicted to!

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    1. I am at your service. ;) And the trip was GREAT.

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  23. Hi!

    Just dropped by to say good luck on the A to Z Challenge. You are number 368 on my blog hopping through the Eights journey. You can check out my post about it @ JennsScribbles

    Great blog! My daughter is in AWE of your clay skills.

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    1. That's a really great idea! Honestly, I was all gung-ho about the challenge. But now I'm mostly scared.

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  24. Congratulations! You have won the Versatile Blogger Award! Please stop by my blog, Feed Me A Stray Cat!, to pick it up. (I found you through the A-Z Challenge.)

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