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.
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?)
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)
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)
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.)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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