Mighty Life List
Jul 31 2008


My roundup on equipping the perfect bar cart for JC Penney.

Jul 31 2008

What’s Yours

Poem from the May 12 New Yorker:

One Can Miss Mountains

and pine. One

can dismiss
a whisper’s

and go on as

before as if
everything were

perfectly fine.
One does. One

loses wonder
among stores

of things.
One can even miss

the basso boom
of the ocean’s

rumpus room
and its rhythm.

A man can leave
this earth

and take nothing
–not even

with him.

Todd Boss

Jul 30 2008

Hipster, Think of the Children

Are you wearing that God Bless Me t-shirt ironically? Because I’m not sure God gets it, so it’s possible you’re unnecessarily increasing His workload. And people are starving.

Your sideburns are looking good though.

Jul 28 2008

Like Me, But Feral

Flashback to me, pregnant with Hank, walking along the street with Bryan — host-gift wine bottle in hand. I notice an angry man up the street, weaving and yelling in our path. In the time it takes to blink, my brain flashes to me smashing the bottom of the wine bottle on a nearby lamppost, and assuming a fight stance while bellowing profanities.

Whoa. That’s new.

I think the ready-to-gut-offenders adrenaline will fade once I give birth, but not so. This afternoon at the cafe, someone hovers suspiciously over my bag. Cut to mental image of him grabbing my bag, and me leaping over the table to tackle him and claw at his eyes.

What the hell.

When did I become some Clockwork Orange version of Ally McBeal? If I ever decide to take up caffeine again, you might need to alert someone — lest I fly at Bryan in a blind rage when he tries to take a bite off my plate without asking first.

My bite.

Jul 25 2008

Blogher Photos

Some of my photos from Blogher, unfortunately technical difficulties ate the rest. I feel better about my missing Kirtsy party photos because their photo booth photographer got so many great shots. The best stuff from other people’s albums is here in my favorites file on Flickr.

Jul 24 2008


Lots of good designs and products to scan this week. Here’s where we’re keeping them:

-My wine-rack roundup for my gig with JC Penney’s. Time to stop keeping our wine on top of the fridge.

-I’m restraining myself from purchasing almost everything in the 50 Problem Solvers Under $50 guide that Melissa put together for Mighty Haus.

-Melissa also has some excellent guest editor picks over at Mighty Goods.

-I just finished up 15 Must Haves for Traveling with Babies and Toddlers over at Mighty Junior.

-The beloved Sarah Brown of Que Sera Sera is guest posting on Mighty Goods this week! Keep an eye on this space to see what she picks.

Jul 24 2008

Turning You On

Did you know it was possible to get blisters from a support garment? Like, long, water-filled girdle blisters across your back? The kind where you wake up, and something on your back itches, so you go to scratch it, and your hand comes away wet? Did you know this?

Yeah. Me neither.