June 19, 2005

This Week

There's a lot going on this week.

For various personal reasons, I am going to take care of some business right off the bat.


Here is a preview of the this week's Take Two, Part III for Friday:

An individual is walking down a street, he/she glances over to an open-air restaurant and sees people enjoying their evening meals. Adjacent to the restaurant is an alleyway. As the individual passes he/she hears a slight wimpering in the darkness. At first, it almost sounds human...
Our brave and creative writers are:

11. Liv Not a Shrinking Violet
12. Sheilah Sheilah's World
13. Lippy Cat Wired JAFA
14. Michele Meanderings
15. Robert The Llama Butchers


This week the Daring Demystifying Divas and the Quartet of Gallant Men's Men will be tackling a rather controversial subject. Standing in for me will be saucy and intelligent Sheila O'Malley and this week's guest Diva-esque lady will be Miss Twisty.

Tuesdays are Twofers and the dynamic hostesses of this week's Cotillion Ball will be Crystal Clear, A Mom and Her Blog, and our very own Mistress of Fistful of Fortnights.

For those who have been in blog solitary confinement, The Cotillion is the brainchild of Beth at My Vast Right Wing Conspiracy, Janette of Common Sense Runs Wild, and Jody of Steal the Band Wagon.

To give you an example of what these women are about, see Beth's post on Why the Blogosphere Usually Sucks, Jody's thoughts on Using My Gender to My Advantage, and Janette's discussion on Framing Howard Dean.


If you have not been reading Joe over at Cadillac Tight, take a few minutes today and head on over. His is a well reasoned and sane voice regarding what is going on in the world around us. He's also a damn nice guy. Do me a favor and tell him I said "Hi!", too.

If you would like a challenge in thinking "outside the box," then the erudite Ruth over at Chaos Theory should definitely be your next stop. She is a New Zealander who knows more about what is going on in America than half the population in the U.S. She's no intellectual slouch. As a bonus, she has a great sense of humor.

If you have your thinking cap securely on after visiting those two, head on over to Jack's place. Be sure not to miss this post regarding Setting standards, and staying faithful to them wherein he relays a commencement speech by Tom Brokaw to students at Dartmouth. While Jack is unafraid to tackle the very tough issues of the day, let's not forget he has a keen eye for irony, as well as humor.



Regular readers should know by now that I love food (and as it sticks around awhile, I assume it loves me, too) and I love to cook. I think I'm going to go all out this week and throw out what I consider to be the perfect meal, i.e., it would be my choice for the perfect to meal to spent with someone I loved.

Michele has last week's Carnival of the Recipes up and she did a FINE job.

This week, the lovely SarahK will be hosting at Mountaineer Musings.

Also, I would be remiss if I did not thank Beth Donovan at She Who Will Be Obeyed for being the Master Mind behind the whole Carnival of Recipes to begin with.


Fridays have become Fiction Fridays around here. As noted above, we have the third week of Take Two with a strong line-up of creative individuals. I am wondering how our lone male will fare in the company of all these ladies...

I am working on a short story of my own and hope to have it finished by the end of the week. I guess we'll see how the week goes.

Last, but certainly not least, as a result of a couple email conversations with this fine gentlemen, I am thinking of adding a section regarding Damn Lawyers and regaling you guys with tales from the bar.

If that does not float your boat (and it probably does NOT), the man writes beautifully and with great depth of emotion regarding non-fiction, real life, every day events. See for yourself: Devotion, Where Hope Goes to Die, and A Moment Observed.

Posted by Christina at June 19, 2005 07:10 PM


Last, but certainly not least, as a result of a couple email conversations with this fine gentlemen, I am thinking of adding a section regarding Damn Lawyers and regaling you guys with tales from the bar.

OOOH! It most certainly DOES float my boat!

Of course, I'm just :: spit :: staff!


Posted by: Margi at June 19, 2005 08:50 PM

Thanks for the linky love and the very kind commentary!

Posted by: RP at June 20, 2005 10:18 AM

I'm just pleased as punch to know that I'm not the only insanely busy person out there! I can't tell you how comforting that is to me!

Posted by: The Wizard at June 20, 2005 01:27 PM

Thanks for your kind words Christina - I'm very flattered :-)

Posted by: Ruth at June 20, 2005 04:38 PM

And don't forget that Tuesday you get the keys to WitNit.

I'll be leaving y'all with something provocative...

Posted by: Mark at June 20, 2005 08:42 PM

Sounds like a full week!! :) Thank you for the link.

Posted by: jody at June 20, 2005 10:17 PM

Thanks for the kind words, kind lady...

- Joe

Posted by: Average Tobacco Chewing Joe at June 22, 2005 01:01 PM

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