This is going to be one of those catch-all posts for all the little things that don’t really warrant full posts for themselves but deserve more than just a tweet. NOT THAT THERE’S ANYTHING WRONG WITH THE TWEETER! In fact, look what happened to me there this week:
OMG OMG SWOON SWOON SWOON! Ming Tsai is so freaking yummy, I could just smear him on a piece of toast. No offense to Martin Yan, but Ming is by far my favorite Asian chef on PBS. He even made a guest appearance on Arthur once. He is pretty much a perfect man, and I would like to welcome him to the elite club of PBS personalities who have been worn down by my constant tweety stalkage and finally threw me a bone. Love you, Ming! ;D
I guess that Ming Tsai tweeting at me was item Number One, so let’s move on to Number Two on our list of miscellany. I have updated my blogroll! I am always a little conflicted about blogrolls because whenever I see one with more than ten blogs on it, I think to myself, “Hey blogger, learn to edit yourself down already!” But then of course when it comes to managing my own, I cannot keep the number under thirty. There are a lot of awesome people blogging out there and I gotta give ‘em props.
A quick note to the Facebook pals: I have prettified the page and added a couple more blogs that my regularly-occurring brain farts made me forget before I shared the link on Facebook yesterday, so drop by again (pwease?) to see what you missed.
That brings us to Number Three. This week, The Daily Post has unveiled a new page that includes listings to blogging events all around WordPress. Looking for some events to challenge yourself with meet new bloggers through? Well there you go!
OH AND WHOOPS LOOK WHAT’S LISTED THERE TOO:
Kelly and I would love nothing more than for you to drop by our blog party each week! I mean, we are fine to drink all the Bartles and James and get our fingers covered in Cheetos grit by ourselves, but it would be awesome if you were there too. This week’s prompt is carpooling, and if it inspires you, write your own post and then check out my or Kelly’s posts from yesterday to link up with us. Each week’s linkup closes at midnight Sunday.
And last but not least, a sorta-kinda real (albeit totally random) bloggish thought. As you might have collected from some of my recent posts, I am not exactly having the best time right now. Sit down if you aren’t already because I have some really shocking information to impart to you: parenting is hard sometimes. It is exhausting and trying for even the most patient of souls. (And just to be clear, I’m not included in that patient group.) Toddlers don’t make it any easier on you. I am nearing the end of my rope saying “stop” 400 million times when Cee tries to put a goose turd in her mouth and picking up messes all day long.
And yes, I know it will get harder, but those transition periods are especially rough. We’re in a transition right now.
Over the past couple weeks, one image I remember from John and Kate Plus Eight keeps popping into my mind. I used to watch it fairly regularly, and B would tell me not to get invested in it because he knew it was going to end like a big, fiery trainwreck, and I would feel horrible for all those kids. Anyway, in the scene I remember very vividly, the six younger kids were about two and Kate had them all in the garage at a little table doing a messy art project, and she completely freaked out over the chaos and mess they were creating. She had to walk away for just a second and just vent.
No matter how I feel about Kate Gosselin now, I completely empathize with her meltdown at that moment. One toddler is hard enough, but six? I’d have a hair identity crisis too.
So this weekend, if you see a parent having a hardish moment, give him or her a smile. Or pick up some of her kid’s blocks. The universe (and she) will love you for it.