July 27, 2008

Hello. I Love You.

I really do like you guys an awful lot. I keep meaning to say so. Often when I write a post, I don't get back to the computer for hours and hours, and when I do, I go through the comments one by one, and I'm laughing and delighted and clenching my teeth at your cuteness and funniness. I just want to SQUEEZE you. And I think, "I should tell them so!"---but then it's the next day before I write my next post, and by then all I'm doing is trying to get One! More! Sentence! written before I have to read Skippyjon Jones AGAIN or clean up spilled cereal AGAIN or take someone to the potty AGAIN or clean up an accident AGAIN, so I'm all head-down-and-to-the-task, and I don't mention it. But I really do like you a lot, and I think of you often while I'm reading Skippyjon and vacuuming cereal and so forth.

Here are just a few, a sparse few, of the things you've written that have given me that rush of love feeling:


The New Girl. OMG, could I agree with her more about the acceptance of good news and the delivery of bad news? NO I COULD NOT.

Flack & Proud has a whole sidebar section of Unsolicited Advice for Women, and this one is probably my favorite.

Semi-Desperate Housewife asks an interesting question about how your parents raised you, and also I loved what she said about "It's just my thing".

Lippy on Life is discussing a dilemma I know ALL TOO WELL: how to decide whether or not to have another baby (she's accepting votes!).

Not that You Asked... is so funny about how mean she is when she's pregnant. I read, like, half of it out loud to Paul, but for some reason he was looking at me pointedly instead of gasping with laughter the way I was.

This post at Through the Looking Glass made me crack up again and again and again. Every time I hit a new "HUGE GAP IN CONSCIOUSNESS" I was off again (and again and again).

Princess Nebraska BLEW MY MIND with this post about what she's not good at. This is the kind of post everyone reads and immediately wants to copy.

Eleanor Q. has written some helpful hints for a successful naptime. My favorite part was "The legs, preparing for their fall," with the cute photo of baby legs, but I also laughed pretty hard about the way most people suck their thumbs.

Under Construction taught me to make salt caramels, and how I lived life before salt caramels I don't know.

Miz S's post about health fads would be worth it for the title alone, even if the rest of the post weren't also awesome.

19 comments:

Kristi said...

Hey, thanks again for your helpful entertainment Swistle - reading those just helped me wake up this moring. Such great writing exists out there on the internets. Have a great day ~

Kristi said...

Uh....MORNING. Obv not enough coffee

Nowheymama said...

This is great! I LOVE reading posts other people recommend. It's such a nice way to find new blogs.

Miz S said...

Aw, Swistle. You're a sweetheart.

Whimsy said...

These were lovely. Thank you for sharing - I can always count on you for great suggestions.

Elizabeth said...

Aw, I like you an awful lot too. Just the way you put things - I find myself nodding my head over and over every time I read a Swistle post.
Anyway, thank you for all the links! Those salt caramels are KILLING ME! And Also I think between the two of you, plus Maggies's comment, you and Lippy on Life just persuaded me to go for and have another baby. Hee.

Michelle said...

Awww, I like you, too, Swistle!

And this was a great idea for a post. Although, I REALLLLY could have done without knowing how to make salt caramels!

the new girl said...

I agree with you too, Swistle.

About many, many things.

Didn't you once say something about salty BROWNIES? Or am I making that up??

Swistle said...

The New Girl- Mmmm, yes: salty brownies. Me and salt, we are TRULUV4EVA.

Manager Mom said...

these are great! I had never "met" princess nebraska before...

Kate said...

Anyone who says "me and salt, we are TRULUV4EVA" is so, so cool in my book.

Jess said...

Oh Swistle! What entertainment for my Sunday night! Also, I had to pretend I didn't eat an entire pan of salty brownies earlier and blamed it on the cat. Am brilliant.

Lippy said...

Yippee, I have all the stuff to make the salty caramels. I usually get my salty lovin from bacon, but I am willing to give caramel a shot at the title. I think we should all have more babies. Thanks Swistle you are too kind.

t2ed said...

Wow, you must be bored if you read all that nonsense.

This does, however, make me feel better about that draft I'd had sitting there for 3 months though.

Thanks for that.

mom of the year said...

We love you, too! For reals! Happy Monday!

(OH - and I did a weight post with pix if you have a minute to stop by!)

Angela said...

I read Skippyjon Jones to my cousin just a couple weeks ago. Pretty good book, I thought.

Tracy said...

I always love reading you and you make me laugh! I also love how you are sane with that many children. I am hangin on with just a couple of fingers and I only have 2.

desperate housewife said...

Oh, thanks for the love! You know we love you too. Love verging on a form of worship, actually.

houndrat@aol.com said...

Can't wait to check out your links--thanks for sharing!

And, I have a new contest alert! Please, please, come help me tame my home, and hopefully get something cool in the process:

http://www.houndrat.com/2008/07/28/the-great-purge/

So, feel free to stop by! :)