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  1. Green Girl in Wisconsin says:

    I’m with you on the earlobes lying flat.
    Beeswax? Fascinating kid you have. Mine are too sluggardly to attempt such craftiness.
    Yeah, there has been a tidal shift in the blogosphere. Like glaciers melting, really (I’m trying to stay on point here).

  2. Pearl says:

    Outside of the weekend crafts bit, I agree wholeheartedly on every single one of your points. Ear furling? Arctic expeditions? Can we talk about Shackleton?!


  3. Lil says:

    I’m one of those who let my blog ignominiously wither away. And I so loved to blog. I have no idea why I stopped, but you’ve inspired me to try and start it up again…

    Anyway, I so totally get you about the earlobe thing. Not the earlobe as an hors d’oeuvre thing because I will never ever be stuck in a boat in the arctic. The furling thing. Earlobes are not meant to furl.

  4. kmkat says:

    I am not so much on arctic exploration-al books, but I do love books about living in and subsisting on and exploring the northern wilderness. Hatchet, Winterdance (both by Gary Paulsen), Never Cry Wolf (Farley Mowat) were favorites.

    And I always check the downward facing earlobe, too. It is painful to wake up with the earring in the ear canal and the lobe stretched to allow that to happen.

  5. Ms. D says:

    I second you on #5 and #6. #s 1-4 not so much!

  6. Maria says:

    Tell me about it. I almost quit blogging three years ago because I would get up to 40 comments per post and felt obliged to go visit back at every one of them. Since I had a strange posse of very religious bloggers (I have no idea how that happened), I was often bored to tears and began to feel like blogging was a chore as I had to remind myself not to let my agnostic musings take over on my comments. So, I decided to only visit the blogs that I liked and my core group dropped like lead. And I began to love blogging again and it became what it was when I started: a memoir for my child. She has no idea that I have a blog and I want to keep it that way until I die. I’m so impressed that you do crafts with your kid! I have one very scary memory of trying to make a covered wagon out of a cigar box at midnight when Liv was in 3rd grade. That was my stopping point. And this was for SCHOOL. And yes, you have gorgeous ear lobes…probably because you are so careful not to let them get squiggled. Can I just say that I would infuriate people by refusing to note their “prizes” on my blog? I think they thought I was haughty. I think they were right. And I detested those freaking memes. But, sometimes…when I was stuck…they would unclog the writing pipes. I admit it. Arctic exploration? Well, I’ll TRY. Drum lines? I have sat through a lot of them because Bing used to teach marching band. Now…no. I won’t try. I truly adore your blog. As you can probably tell, I free wrote this off the top of my head as the thoughts came. Yes, the inside of my head is THAT messy.

  7. alexandra says:

    It’s so fun, isn’t it? SO FUN to discover the quirks.


    I share your love of the arctic. Please remind me to send you a link to an incredible story my friend told about it one night. I also love drum lines and have paid $40 to sit and FEEL IT. I relaxed at how my left earlobe must be flat and now someone else understands.

    Then, you lost me at shoes
    I panicked at the beeswax.
    BUT YOU reeled me back in with no rules for me! and Russell Brand.

    We’re good, friend, we’re good. xo
    (thanks for sharing your post on FB that day, it’s how I found your tremendous writing)

  8. I can relate to the obsession of the arctic, my weird predilection is for reading books about Africa and China. I’ve got quite the book collection and am obsessed w/the history of these 2 huge land masses. And, I’m right there w/you on the whole flat earlobe thing. 🙂

  9. Boy, I went through so many of those memes and awards back in my early blogging days. Back when I somehow managed to find the time to post daily.

    I have a queer passion for reading about medical issues. Especially virology. And even more especially about hemorrhagic viruses, which just fascinate me.

  10. Bijoux says:

    Drum lines are da bomb! Seriously! Our kids’ high school has a fabulous one and they play at NBA games here.

  11. Friko says:

    Joining is for people who need to organise others. I have trouble organising myself.
    That’s why you would never find me on an Arctic Exploration, so your ear lobe is totally safe from me.

    This meme seems fun, particularly as you can invent lots of things about yourself, not necessarily true. But maybe disturbing would be good?

    I have no youngsters around to play with. Sadly. And Russell Brand always seems to be a bit grubby to me. But he can’t be, can he? He wouldn’t have so many women wanting to go to bed with him.

    But my ear lobes definitely have to lie flat, I give you that.

  12. I liked some memes and not others and I like having a take it or leave it attitude about stuff like that. I am 100% sure I would notice a furled earlobe immediately!

  13. jess says:

    I had no idea so many other people despised furled earlobes at night. I always readjust to make sure mine are flat.

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