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465th Friday Blog Roundup

We got tickets to see Broadway Idiot at the AFI before it was announced that the movie would be out on iTunes.  We decided to keep the tickets so we could see it with a crowd of American Idiot lovers, but Josh joked that I’d probably download it beforehand so I could determine what were my favourite parts before the viewing.  For your information, I waited a solid half hour after seeing the movie to download it.  See, restraint.

Afterward I turned to Josh and said, “great documentary or greatest documentary ever?”  He looked at me wild-eyed, a picture of disbelief, and then I smiled and said, “trick question because ¡Cuatro! was also released this year.”  He found the movie very enjoyable but ultimately without any conflict.  And I loved the lack of conflict because it meant that the movie was like a 90 minute hug with a life-size Gund teddy bear; albeit one that was cursing and thrashing about on a stage.

Michael Mayer’s parents were in the audience at the theater, which was nice because I got an answer as to which high school he went to since we grew up in the same hometown.  I wondered how odd it would be to watch your child in a film.  To have them grown up and living their life a few states away, but then go into a theater and visit with them in this roundabout manner.

So I loved Broadway Idiot.  With my whole heart.  Enough to buy a copy, but only after we got home from the theater because I am a good girl.

And even though it’s not really my favourite sort of music, I will end up with Foreverly too in November.  Mostly because the Wolvog had a huge grin on his face when I played him a song.  I asked him if he knew who was singing, and he shook his head.  And then I told him it was Billie Joe, and he got this look of disbelief on his face, as if I had told him that the pizza he was eating was really made out of cauliflower.  But he decided that he still really liked it because it reminded him of Johnny Cash.


The 2013 Creme de la Creme is trucking along.  There are currently 53 on the list with over a month and a half left to go until the hard deadline (December 15!).  So, are you on the list yet?  Extra love to people who submit early!


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:

Okay, now my choices this week.

An Unwanted Path has a post about the cool symmetry that happened during the cycle when she conceived her first child, and now the symmetry that is aligning during this cycle to conceive her second child.  Adding my wishes to her wishes that this cycle works because it makes such a cool story.

The Great Big IF has a post about being a square peg trying to fit into the round holes of infertility.  She feels as if she’s reliving 2008, albeit now with a child.  But the emotions are rolling around again.  She writes, “I am sitting here lamenting that I haven’t gotten the chance to pump myself full of hormones. Seriously. Sometimes I wonder what reality I’m sitting in. But it is a reality that has me feeling trapped and hopeless.”  Let’s just say that this post hit very close to home for me, and I’m sending her a hug.

Family Rocks has a post that hit me in the gut about the night before the four year anniversary of her sister’s car accident.  She is currently raising her sister’s children after her death in the accident, and more than the day of the crash itself, it’s the night before — that anticipation — that makes her relive the experience.  It is a very powerful post.

Lastly, Inconceivable has a beautiful post about being unsettled.  Running makes her think, but swimming holds the anxiety at bay while she’s in the pool under the silencing blanket of water.  As she stares down IVF, she writes, “Terrifying, because if IVF with ICSI doesn’t work, we’ll have struck out at the biggest game in town.  I’m not sure how to live here, where there’s not one more bigger, better treatment option on the horizon.  I know even IVF can take more than one cycle, if it ever works.  But if this cycle fails, it will change so much for us.”  But it’s the last line of the post that will get you.

The roundup to the Roundup: Got to see Broadway Idiot this week.  The 2013 Creme de la Creme opened: is your post on the list?  And lots of great posts to read.  So what did you find this week?  Please use a permalink to the blog post (written between October 18th and October 25th) 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.


1 Shelby { 10.27.13 at 10:33 am }

Thanks for the shout out, lady, and hugs reciprocated. 🙂 I know you you know where I’m coming from.

2 KeAnne { 10.31.13 at 3:31 pm }

I am late to this, but I want to submit Justine’s post http://ahalfbakedlife.blogspot.com/2013/10/the-weight-of-being-interesting-and.html

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