I just thought I’d do a quickie blog sending a shoutout to a couple of people who’ve contacted me through Zen Sarcasm lately. I think the Internet is a wonderful, powerful tool to create communities and build new bonds, so here are several things you should check out because the people behind them are cool and nice. So give them a click and be nice yourself :o)
* BirthVillage.com: Brian and Rachel, who seem like a very sweet couple, had a great idea– come up with a cute site for birth announcements, baby blogs and other tools to spread happy news with wired friends and family even more quickly than you can pick up a phone (and with less-grainy pictures, as well). The result is a really easy to navigate and adorable little site, with a cozy feel. Good luck, you guys!
* I know, this one is not a website. If you’re not a reader, I have two things to say: How did you get this far? and, You really should consider reading because it’s quite fun.
And if you’re a mom, you might appreciate Momma Zen, by Karen Maezen Miller. Her book has the serene voice of a Zen Buddhist priest (which she is, by the by), and fills you with empathy for yourself and for the mother you must become one day at a time.
* Today’s Mama is another website (and the mama blog section, where yours truly appears!): Handy guides to the city you live in– what could be better? Well, there are good articles and other cool blogs, and hey: moms give moms support, right?
It just occurred to me that I have zillions more recommendations stored in my brain. I will have to mind-dump and share some more soon.
And just to be totally random (and because it is COLD outside), here is a quote from one of my favorite movies EVER:
DJ No. 1 All right, campers, rise and shine! — and don’t forget your booties ’cause it’s cooooooold out there today.
DJ No. 2: It’s cold out there everyday. What is this, Miami Beach?