Busting a Gut...in a good way

Category: Daily Diary

Occasionally, I troll around for new blogs or follow links through the Internet aimlessly.  Why?  Um, it's 12:30 am.  I'm waiting for the baby to cry so I can feed her.  I'm avoiding laundry.

Anyway, I found this blog from following some of the blogs that link to us.  And I started to laugh out loud which wasn't cool because a) you know, baby, and b) understanding husband who still doesn't like to be awake at 1 am.

Notes from the Trenches

What is COMPLETELY IMPRESSIVE is that this uber cool mama who has seven kids would still FIND THE TIME AND ENERGY to plant a tree.  And then to write it up and make me laugh when I can't sleep.

And now, I feel like a complete slacker for not being able to remember where I put my socket wrenches, let alone use them in a responsible manner.  For instance, using them to fix the dishwasher and NOT using them to pull the caps off of many, many bottles of Guinness at 10 o'clock in the morning.)

I also liked Number 28 on her "Forty Things to Do Before I'm Forty" list.  Especially since Number 28 is on my "Fifty Things to Do Before I'm Fifty" list, now that I am 40 plus 67 days old.  However, finishing the house appears nowhere on my "25 Things to Do While I Still Think I'm 25 Even Though My Body Can't Hang With That" list.

Good writing.  I love the internet.

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I've been reading Chris for ages, and she's hilarious. I don't even have kids and I love reading her blog. It's so funny when blogrolls collide

Funny, thoughtful and a nice snapshot of life with kids, home reno and getting older. (But I'm always surprised when people who seem otherwise progressive and cultured have no issue with using the term "queer" to express disparagement.)

Well, I think that word, like many other words, has many different meanings. Mirriam-Webster's dictionary defines it as:

2 a : differing in some odd way from what is usual or normal b (1) : ECCENTRIC, UNCONVENTIONAL (2) : mildly insane : TOUCHED c : absorbed or interested to an extreme or unreasonable degree : OBSESSED d (1) often disparaging : HOMOSEXUAL (2) sometimes offensive : GAY 4b
3 : not quite well

Yes, some members of the gay community would like to claim this word as having only positive connotations, but the word has many defintions and uses. (I say that as someone who has many close gay friends.) It doesn't always mean that someone is using it disparagingly in the way I believe you are implying.

Wow, I had no idea that the word queer is verboten now. I apologize if anyone was offended, but that seems to be the nature of this medium. The things we write don't always come across in the way that we intend them.

Anyway, thank you for the mention on your blog.


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