Friday, July 29, 2011

Around and About

Hi there, internet?  You missed me?  No?  (I know, Heather, you're the only one who reads this.)  Just thought I'd check in with a few links to other things around the interwebs.

I know I've told you all to go check out Will's blog, before, but he's made it to the Big Leagues now.  He's been featured on for his feats, and you should all click over there RIGHT NOW.  Just don't read the comments.  The internet is a wonderful place for the most part, but some people think that the relative anonymity of the it gives them license to say whatever they want.  Jerks.

Rick Bragg has written a fantastic little piece for Southern Living about the aftermath of the April 27th tornado in Tuscaloosa.  To quote Legolas, for me, the grief is still too near.  Go check it out now as well.  One of my favorite gems is this little bit: "As Southerners, we know that a man with a chain saw is worth 10 with a clipboard, that there is no hurt in this world, even in the storm of the century, that cannot be comforted with a casserole, and that faith, in the hereafter or in neighbors who help you through the here and now, cannot be knocked down."

One of my favorite new blogs?  (Well, new to me, not to blogland, but I digress.)  The Fitnessista.  I just love Gina's voice and how real she seems.  And upbeat!  It also helps that her dog, Bella, reminds me so much of my niecepuppy, Bella.  I'm not sure if Gina's Bella is a Bichon like The Brother in Law's Bella, but man.  They seem like the same pup sometimes.

As for me, I've been busy.  The Research Assistant (and Best Friend since Preschool) is getting married in TWO WEEKS, so needless to say, there's been a lot going on this summer.  Our garden is a wee bit neglected, and I hope it isn't entirely lost.  We've been stripping wallpaper and priming walls over at the Research Assistant's house, and I've finally started watching True Blood.  (BEEEEEEEEEEEEEEL.  sookeh.)  Bailey has had another run in with eye problems and had another corneal graft, but I can report he's healing nicely and looking like a champ.  A champ in need of a haircut, but still a champ.  We'll start moving The Auburn Fan into her new apartment this weekend and finish up a few days before the wedding.  It's been a crazy busy summer, but it'll be one for the books for sure.