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The story of bottled water – watch this video and get your green on.

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The Story of Bottled Water is a great short animated (both funny and sobering at the same time) film by the same people of The Story of Stuff Project.  It is a great (super kid and adult-friendly) way to see what impact water bottles have on the earth. Both films are narrated by Annie Leonard who  is an activist who “has spent the past 10 years traveling the globe fighting environmental threats…delivering a rapid-fire, often humorous and always engaging story about “all our stuff—where it comes from and where it goes when we throw it away.” ”  This was just released on March 22 and  has been featured in  Treehugger and The Huffington Post  among others. 

Check it out and share it with your friends. I just did. I shared it on Facebook and Twitter and now here.

bread and honey and 10 dollar drawings

I do like to read and I have long read the following blog (sent to me by a discerning friend – it is on my blog roll) http://bread-and-honey.blogspot.com/  and love the gorgeous photos and wonderful recipes.  Saveur magazine listed it as “sites we love”  http://www.saveur.com/  and they know what they are talking about so check it out for wonderful recipes, writing and photographs.   Alicia Lynne Carrier, who is amazingly talented (she writes well, too) and also young, dammit, also has another site http://10dollardrawings.blogspot.com/ where she features custom 10 dollar drawings that you will love.  Go to it.  I have a busy day.

My Life is Average – So funny!

This is funny and great time waster. http://mylifeisaverage.com/  This was given to me by a teen I know :-)

  From the site:

MyLifeIsAverage

Life is pretty normal today. MyLifeIsAverage is a place to share your everyday mediocrity. It is a place to post the mundane things in your life, and read about what makes life normal for other people.

We believe that for every fail story, or good story, there are about a million normal stories. So tell the world what makes your life average. Anyone can submit a story, because everyone’s lives are unexciting and insignificant at some time or another.

Why Register?

No one cares. It would let you comment on submissions, but really, does anyone need or want to read your literary flatulence?

Is your life awesome?

If it is, go away. We don’t want you here. Check out MyLifeIsG, you lucky jerk. I hope you step on a painful rock while walking barefoot. But not too painful of a rock.

Mommy Blogger: Love it or hate it?

NY Times

There are quite a few strong opinions about the term Mommy blogger.  I don’t particularly mind it but I do get why people take offense at this label.  Are there Daddy bloggers?  Yes, but if a man blogs about, oh, I don’t know, social media, is a he a daddy blogger or just if he writes about parenting is that his handle?  Google “Mommy Blogger” and you get 3,470,000 results.  There are clubs, discussion boards, great information and writing, like this from PhD in Parenting,  Typology of the Mommy Blogger gives a great breakdown of types of Mommy Bloggers and links to them as well. 

Yesterday I found great responses to the New York Times article on Mommy Bloggers. I list just a few here but there are so many more – please excuse inconsistency in showing links/articles.  I am a newbie and it shows but my enthusiasm for the writing should make up for it – yes?

From Mom101: http://www.mom-101.com/2010/03/honey-dont-bother-mommy-im-writing.html

From The Heir to Blair:

http://theheirtoblair.com/2010/03/16/honey-dont-bother-mommy-im-too-effing-pissed/

from Upper Case Woman:

Excuse Me New York Times, Don’t Bother Me. Because You’re Absolutely Fucking Right, I’m Building My Brand..

and another great site: The Secret is in the Sauce

http://www.thesitsgirls.com/2010/03/ny-times-article-about-mommy-bloggers/

Enjoy reading these posts and let me know what you think.

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