Late at night, I've been surfing around the web looking at lots of great sites. Upside Up has a link to Noah's Video. This is a strangely hypnotic video made a compilation of photos set to music. Noah has evidently taken a photo of himself every day for six year straight. I could not take my eyes off of Noah's unblinking stare while his hair danced around to the music. Check it out.
Three of my favorite blogger, Amalah, MetroDad and Mr. Nice Guy have all been plagiarised by some chick on MySpace who pretended to be a nanny in Las Vegas, but her life stories were all taken from these three hilarious blogs. "Claudia" has been shut down by MySpace, but the postings on these three about the incident have left me laughing so hard I nearly lost control of key bodily functions. At least you could say that Claudia has good taste in blogs, because these are three of the best.
As for me, I've been inducted as the newest Kimchi Mama, a group blog for moms with ties to Korea. There are some awesome writers there, and I'm very proud to be among this wonderful, insightful group. The discussion on the blog and in the comments runs from where to get Korean groceries online to racism to the Korean War...and that's just this week.
My home girls over at Silicon Valley Moms Blog had a fashion frenzy on Thursday, posting different viewpoints on fashion every hour. It was fun to read about fashionable moms, unfashionable moms, what to wear and what not to wear. I'm in there, but only in a photo of the PAMP board meeting. Other than what happened this week on Project Runway, I've got nothing to say about fashion.
Career Mom Radio is off to a great start and we now have three official episodes up! Episode 1 dealt with Work-Life Balance, Episode 2 deals with Tips & How-tos for busy moms, and Episode 3 is on How to Launch a business. I'm in Episodes 1 & 2. Next week, the topic is "Mommy Stories" so we'll see what the group comes up with--I'm sure it will be fun. I've been named Associate Producer, so if you have any suggestions for futue shows or would like to contribute, please e-mail me.
I managed to miss International Blog Day, but had I known about it sooner, I would have picked the following 5 international blogs to refer you to:
Itisi Kate is a blogger in the UK who writes about music, politics, her five (yes, five) sons, and other things that strike her fancy. I found her by sort of randomly selecting a flag at the NeoCounter site one night and have been visiting her ever since.
Khadija is a US born woman living in Libya. She stopped by my blog, and it has been interesting to read about her daily life. She has another site that is dedicated to Libyan culture and is also a fascinating read. I wish that I had read her sites before we went to Libya in March--it is so much more insightful that guidebooks. People in Libya were so kind and hospitable to us and we had no idea what to expect.
Wired Temples (Malta) is a very cool blog about all things Maltese. I've written a number of postings about our very short visit to this very lovely island-nation. One of them was quoted in Wired Temples, which probably accounts for why I get a lot of visitors from Malta. I'd jump at the chance to go back there, and keep up with Malta via this blog.
The Department (Australia) is the blog of Kt, who I found randomly looking at sites through BlogHer. She has amazingly beautiful photography and can make the simplest things look poetic and profound--a pile of rubberbands, a staircase, cupcakes. Her portraits of people allow not just beauty, but character to shine through. I go back periodically to see the photos and read the occasional haiku. I'm a big fan of this blog.
Little Mummy (Scotland) is not a blog about Egyptology, as Alex might think, but a parenting resource and information blog by Erica, Executive Producer of Career Mom Radio. Erica's blog has loads of useful tips and information for new parents.
So, these are a few of the places I've been and people I've seen this week. No travel for us anytime soon, since school has started and I have little vacation time from work. Instead, I'll be out wandering the web...