A lot of the MLB Players have taken to wearing these Phiten necklaces with their team logo during games – it’s part fashion, part placebo “energy booster”, and they’re neat looking. And my awesome wife got me one for my birthday, so now I look JUST LIKE A MAJOR LEAGUE BALLPLAYER! (minus, you know, 20 years, a foot of higher altitude and the paycheck.) 🙂
I mentioned that my son and I were building a trebuchet in this post. Here’s a shot of this miniature medeival seige machine “in progress”:
In other news, I have to introduce some cool blogs: My sister Gina has recently started a blog called “They Call Me Pretty Pretty Princess” which is really funny, and you should check it out. And a friend of hers, Tanya, has a very funny blog called “News From The Handbasket”. Thanks to these two, I’ve been bestowed the honor of a Liebster Award. What does that mean, you ask? (I asked, so it’s okay if you do!) Well, let me explain! Better yet, let me cut and paste:
Liebster is a German word that means ‘dearest’ or ‘beloved’, but can also mean ‘favorite’. The idea of the award is to bring attention to blogs with less than 200 followers. The Award comes with a few rules. You’re supposed to:
-Show your thanks to the blogger who gave you the award by linking back to them
-Reveal your top 5 picks for the award and let them know by leaving a comment on their blog
-Post the award on your blog
-Bask in the love from the most supportive people in the blogosphere – other bloggers
-Hope your recipients pass the award to their 5 favorite blogs to keep the love flowing
How neat is that? So, without further ado, I’d like to present this to:
In My Little Town – this is a blog from my friend Laura, who is a wonderful writer. Her pieces are always thoughtful, entertaining, eclectic and enjoyable. Check her out, and tell her I said hi.
She Was The Young American – I just discovered this blog, and it’s delightful. She’s a young American who just moved to London to get an advanced degree in theatre. It’s a treat to read along as she explores her new home AND explores the theatre.
Alida’s Art Journal – Alida Saxon is a wonderful artist, who posts all sorts of cool “work in progress” pics as she creates things. Check her out!
Howard Sherman – Howard Sherman is an arts administrator, producer, theatre pundit, and was Executive Director of the American Theatre Wing for a long time. His blog and Twitter accounts are very active with always interesting theatre discussions.
Two Good Eggs: A breakfast blog. Listen, I like breakfast. And these two women love breakfast, love talking about it, and are fun!
Charitable Atheism. Chuck O’Connor writes and thinks about things that I think I should probably think about, but that make my head hurt. I read his blog, and think “Thank God there are smart people debating these things – I hope it all works out.” Then I think “Heh – I’m thanking God for a blog about atheism.”
(At this point, I’m going to admit that I don’t know if those folks all ACTUALLY have under 200 followers. I’m betting some of them may have more. But I’m leaving them here anyway, because I’m a rule-breaking risk-taker, and you can’t stop me. Next up: Running With Scissors.)