427th Friday Blog Roundup
Inauguration is this weekend, and I wish I could tell you that I was going. Except I can’t. Because it is too cold.
I know that makes me sound like twelve kinds of wimpy, and that may be because I AM twelve kinds of wimpy. But I’m an honest wimp who doesn’t believe in pushing herself too hard, and I don’t do cold. I don’t stand outside in winter. I don’t move outside in winter. I don’t even do things like ski, which takes place outside, near snow.
Now if the President ever wanted to hold his ceremony in a cozy library and serve hot chocolate, I would be all over that. I would wait in line (not outside, but inside) for tickets to that. But as is, I’ll watch it on television. In sweatpants. With fuzzy socks. And warm drinks. Though to get in the Inaugural spirit, I’m hanging a sign on the bathroom door that says Port-o-Potty.
And now the blogs…
But first, second helpings of the posts that appeared in the open comment thread last week. In order to read the description before clicking over, please return to the open thread:
- “Our Trip to Riley and My Trip Down Memory Lane” (The Empty Cookie)
- “Just Culture” (Searching for Our Silver Lining)
- “Sleep: A Tragedy in Four Parts” (Clay Baboons)
- “Let All the Rest Go” (Mrs. Spit)
- “The Hourglass” (The Misadventures of MissOhkay)
Okay, now my choices this week.
Lavender Luz has an interesting post about viewing open adoption in terms of a grid instead of reducing it to an amount of contact. Within the grid, every adoption situation has the potential to be met with openness, even when contact is not possible. It is a totally fascinating way of looking at open adoption.
MoJo Working has a brilliant post about how she reacts when someone tells her that they’ll pray for her when they hear about her infertility. She asks, “And yet, can anyone seriously look around at our society today and tell me that G-d has been handing out babies only to his faithful? He isn’t fucking Santa Claus. You don’t get a baby because you are good, because you say the right things, or because you pray fervently.” She gives the reader a lot to chew on in the post.
Inconceivable! has a post about Harry Potter, and finding the Snape in herself. For anyone who has jealously stared at a pregnant woman’s stomach, this post is a must-read, especially in discovering her Snapeness, also deciding how she wants her actions to differ.
Lastly, Still Life with Circles has a gorgeous post about Googling her daughter’s name and finding other lives for Lucias who are still here on earth while her Lucia is gone. She writes, “There are 13,200,000 results. People all over the world named the same as my dead daughter. She has two twitter accounts, a sex tape, and a Facebook.” Her search leads her to an artist who emotionally brings her on a road to the child she misses.
The roundup to the Roundup: Watching the Inauguration on television because I don’t like it when my nose hairs freeze. And lots of great posts to read. So what did you find this week? Please use a permalink to the blog post (written between January 11th and January 18th) and not the blog’s main url. Not understanding why I’m asking you what you found this week? Read the original open thread post here.