I lose things all the time. All the time. All the things.
At this precise moment, the following things are missing that I know of:
-my phone charger
-both pairs of Spanx
-all the toilet paper that Ken just bought yesterday
-five of my children
Looking over that list, I’m not sure if I even want to go hunt any of those things down.
My book (“hey, good for you, Cari! You managed to get through a whole quick take before mentioning your dang book. How wonderful.”) is here! Well, by “here”, I mean “shipped from the printers, and sitting in the publisher’s warehouse, inaccessible to you until November 5th.
But they sent me some copies. See!
Again, all this is designed to do is tease you, to build a little thing called “buzz”, so you’re chomping at the bit to read it when it comes out.
Is it working?
Here’s a little sneak preview for you. Don’t tell anyone I shared. I’m not sure what the legal rules are. Also, MAJOR SPOILER ALERT!!!! Proceed with caution.
Anyway, 18 more days! I’ll have autographed copies for sale on the blog, but if you don’t want us junking up your nice book, you can buy it by clicking here.
Thanksgiving Linkup. You guys said you’d do it, so I’m game. Anything having to do with Thanksgiving food is always right up my tubby alley.
I’ll probably open the linkup at the end of this month, and it’ll be live for all of November. Put as many recipes as you want on it- the tastier the better.
Oh, and all you international weirdos who can’t just accept the superiority of American Thanksgiving, please play along, too. I’m looking at you, Canadians.
(and if you’re reeeeeaaaaalllly foreign, and in a country that doesn’t have any sort of holiday celebrating the gratitude of English Puritans in the New World, please consider linking up any recipe. We’re not terribly discriminate about what we eat on Thanksgiving. Not around Clan Donaldson, anyway)
Ok, we all knew it would happen, so I hope your got your baby books and saint magnets already, because everyone’s favorite graphic designer hit the big time.
Melissa, of MellyMo fame, was featured on BuzzFeed’s “37 Ways to Proudly Wear Your Love of Books” list.
Check out no. 32!
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Since starting this post 3 hours ago, I’ve found my kids, my phone, and my charger. My Spanx and the toilet paper are still missing.
We ripped out all the trash trees, autumn olives, and pachysandra from most of our side yard over the summer. I let the soil rest for a few weeks, to see what weed seeds would germinate, then tried my hand at one of the hundreds of “all natural weed killer” recipes on the market. I carefully looked at all the proportions of these common household ingredients:
…and then just dumped a bunch of them in the washed out container of a certain satanic corporation’s satanic chemical of evil.
You know who I’m talking about.
I figured the only thing more beautiful than making your own herbicide was using an empty container of Roundup to spray it.
Stick it to The Man, man!
Anyway, I dumped in some vinegar, poured in some salt (all we had left was blessed salt, so I figured the ground could get a little extra holy on it), and squirted a bunch of dish soap in there.
Then I went outside and surveyed the task at hand.
I sprayed the hell out of it, sprayed it again, and then two days later, came back to this:
It really worked! The only things that were left were the new pachysandra shoots, but let’s face it, I’m going to be battling those for the rest of my life.
So if you’re doing fall cleanup, and you’d rather not spray a something that contains a chemical known to kill fetal cells, cause cancer, and generally piss on the planet, then give the homemade stuff a try.
Plus, it’s cheaper! And Ken says it smells like dying Easter Eggs.
Go see Jen for more.