What I’m up to:
– I have been doing some maintenance and organizational work on the ol’ blog and there are are couple new features I’d like to introduce you to. First of all, blogging pal Amber gave me some organizational pointers as to the set up of my menus and I’ve been plugging away at that, but she also suggested I have a page dedicated to those who’ve guest blogged on Little Big. You can find that page here, and if I’ve missed anyone, let me know! My built-in search function, to put it bluntly, sucks. Additionally, if you are interested in guest posting on Little Big at any time in the future, hit me up, yo! I’d love to add your name to the list.
– The other feature I recently completed is my brand-spanking-new advertising page. You should read it because it contains hilarious testimonials from some of my advertisers and friends. You should also read it in the hopes that it convinces you to advertise. Finally, you really should just read it because it contains a testimonial from my mom.
– Last weekend we drove to Oakland and visited our dear friends Jose and Lupe’s housewarming/double birthday party. I already mentioned this yesterday in my post about thrifty gifts, but what I didn’t mention is that I finally ate my first non-spicy nopales. Jose and Lupe’s Dads grilled up some amazing beef and chicken tacos, and I’m kicking myself for not taking pictures of that and the grilled tortillas, whole spring onions, jalapeno peppers and more as they charred on the grill. The nopales themselves were very mild and soft and tasted like a grassy, mild green bell pepper. After that Angela told me the story of how, as a high school senior, I wrote so many notes to excuse my absences that they revoked my note-writing privilege. We also drank champagne. Good times.
– Isobel has been making a habit of running up to me, tears streaming down her face, and announcing that Dada said a bad word. Between the sobs I ask her what word he said and she heartbreakingly tells me he said, “no.” That’s a pretty bad word if you are a toddler.
– NBC is making watching any other Olympic game besides swimming and volleyball an impossible event. Their online feeds aren’t updated and when you can watch them the feed itself is janky as all hell. We got together with some friends this weekend and tried to watch their online coverage and it was rage-inducing. Perhaps NBC wanted exclusive Olympic coverage all to themselves so they could keep it from the American public.
– If you don’t follow Isobel on twitter and you like hearing the ridiculous things that spring from the mouths of babes, you really should click here. The other day, for no particular reason, she told our friend Kyle that his phone was “weird and awesome.” I can’t make make this stuff up, even if I tried.
Little Big Links:
Nerdy Nail Polish Collections. Pure genius. I can’t decide which I like best: The One Ring, Cambot, or Dead Man Walking.
My Election Platform. “My name is Aidan Morgan and I want your backing in my campaign to be mayor of the sea. You heard me, THE ENTIRE SEA.” Just when I thought he couldn’t get more awesome he goes and takes a photo with a squid on his head. You have my vote, good sir!
Secundus Defecated Here: What Ancient Graffiti Means Today. What I love about this article is that it reveals how human character is human character, no matter the time or place. Also, poop.
The Wonderful Music of Julie Jurgens. Julie Jurgens is a children’s librarian with an amazing voice and a talent for stringed instruments. She wrote a wonderful guest post on her children’s music recommendations. Via @stray
- Cutest couple ever.
- Heroic potatoes.
- “You guys need therapy. All of you.”
- Real meat taco.
- Adventure time!
- Pretending to Sleep.
- Arrg, mateys!
- Pink gnome from Anne.
- Heart so much.
- Someone was told she could have a cookie.
How did you pick Isobel’s name? What would her name have been if she’d been a boy?
I fell in love with Bjork’s song by the same name long, long ago and before we were even pregnant, before we even thought about getting pregnant, I asked Anthony if we could use the name ‘Isobel’ if we ever had a girl. I even designed a SIMS family based on Anthony and I and named our SIMS baby Isobel, so I don’t think any of my friends were surprised that we chose that name. As an aside, life is working out pretty much as the SIMS have predicted, except I start way less house fires.
Anyway, Anthony loved the name Isobel and agreed we could give that name to our theoretical daughter, though after I got pregnant he came upon another girl’s name that he absolutely adores. Since he let me have first pick for a name for Isobel I let him dib the next name. We are planning on expanding our family so I’m not going to reveal the other girl names or the boy name just quite yet.
Do you have a question for me? I’d love to answer it! You can leave your question in the comments, @-reply me on twitter, email it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org or send me a messenger pigeon. Don’t actually do the last one, though. My cat will eat it.