The Lady Speaks

Saturday Potluck

The weekly round-up of cool and interesting blogs found while cruising the cyber-space highway:

Shack Life Quarterly — A food and travel blog with fabulous recipes. [[Yes, I do adore recipe blogs. Why do you ask? – Jenn]]

Melissa’s Easy Chocolate Cake:

This is a seriously easy cake. I think it took me almost as long to lick the bowl out afterwards as it did to make the cake. For anyone who thinks they can’t make a cake, give this one a try. Don’t be put off by the vinegar, it really does work in this cake.

Out of My Head — [insert descriptive label here.] I couldn’t really come up with a short sentence/phrase to describe this blog; it’s so wonderfully varied. Just go read it. All of it!

A Magic Carpet Ride of Her Life:

In 1986, I met an amazing woman named Julia Palmer. For her, books were magical carpet rides to all the wonders of life. And she devoted most of her adult years to bringing their powerful magic to the children of New York City.


When she was in her 40s, she volunteered to help public school children with their reading, throwing her boundless passion into helping them get the same joy from books she did. She was delighted to see faces light up when she brought children books they actually cared about, rather than the meaningless ones they were being forced to read. “See Sally run.” “Why in God’s name would they care about Sally?” Julia asked. Kids who hated reading before became avid readers. Julia had found her life’s mission.

From this, she became a zealous advocate for literacy and for books that really matter to kids. She decided that all children deserved access to good books and “the world of ideas.” And, so, determined to make a difference, she raised a few thousand dollars, outfitted a yellow van with paperback books of her choosing, named the van Buttercup, and started her bookmobile lending library service.

A Piece of Peace — Fighting cancer, defying labels.

Blue Photography Meditation:

I’ve had a peaceful blue meditation today and wanted to share it with you here today.

I realize that it’s possible to post too many posts in a day but some days (rarely) I can’t help myself and post more than one. I’ve heard that if people are subscribed to a blog feed reader or email and they get too many posts listed they may unsubscribe. I know people are busy but at the same time it’s good to take some time for ourselves during the day; take time to just stop, sit, lie down, breathe and relax.

Love & Hate Mail — Hire a ghost writer to write your letters!

Your Underwear Ruined My Life:

I have been a customer of your lingerie line for many years. From the high-waisted full-coverage of the eighties to the micro-thong of the late nineties, to the low-rider boy-shorts of today, I’ve been with you all the way. I even had a pair of circa 1995 Rios – not a lot of people can say that! Over the years I’ve been highly satisfied with the quality of your product, and I’ve encouraged friends to support your store as well.

However, I recently had a tragic underwear malfunction which is changing my opinion of Bizniz Intimates. I don’t know if you were asleep at the wheel, or if you intentionally pimped out inferior undergarments to the public, but the fact remains: the elastic in that thong was woefully inadequate.

Christmas Jokes — It’s never too early for Christmas jokes!

Funny Jokes – Not A Martha Stewart Christmas:

To All Our Family and Friends:

Just a note to let you know we are hoping to see you Thanksgiving Day. But…. Martha Stewart will not be dining with us this Thanksgiving. I’m telling you in advance, so don’t act surprised.

Since Ms. Stewart won’t be coming, I’ve made a few small changes:

Our sidewalk will not be lined with homemade, paper bag luminaries. After a trial run, it was decided that no matter how cleverly done, rows of flaming lunch sacks do not have the desired welcoming effect.

Once inside, our guests will note that the entry hall is not decorated with the swags of Indian corn and fall foliage I had planned to make. Instead, I’ve gotten the kids involved in the decorating by having them track in colorful autumn leaves from the front yard. The mud was their idea.


September 22, 2007 - Posted by | Blogs, Just For Fun

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