It wouldn't be an exaggeration to say that I'm a wee bit scared to go over to Cynical Dad's today to see what Tanis had to say about her roast (part one here, part two here, and my contribution part three right here). Tanis is responding today and I think she might rip a few of us a new one.
Can someone go over and tell me how bad it is?
I'm hosting my first giveaway over at Toronto Savvy Source. It's for another cool Nintendo DS game, this one for the wannabee chef of the household - check out the Personal Trainer: Cooking details over at my post and enter to win a copy. It's like a robot cookbook that doesn't scream DANGER DANGER WILL ROBINSON at you when you decide to get creative with the recipes. In fact, it's more like that Rosie robot from the Jetsons. Except the game doesn't clean up after you or engage you in witty reporte or speak condesendingly to your spouse so you don't have to.
BUT despite these flaws, it's a really cool prize and I've made the giveaway ridiciously easy to enter: all you need to do is leave a comment with your email address and then I will randomly draw a name. See, easy-peasy so what's your excuse not to enter - srsly, it would be a crime not to. Unless you hate food, then I understand and all is forgiven.
EDIT TO ADD: Scribbit maintains a handy-dandy super cool easy to use message board for contests, giveaways and the like over at her forum. If you are running a contest or giveaway at your site, this is a great place to spread the word. How cool is that? Nice and central for lazy folk, like me.
AND HOLY CROW - I'm so glad I'm not alone on this mommy blogger moniker business. Seriously, thank you for all the amazing comments from all sides of the debate - it seems to mostly be "meh, don't care" and "meh, don't like it". Every single comment helped clarify my feelings towards the label. Except for Whit's - his was just gratuitous use of the word motherf**ker and that didn't help at all, it just made me laugh.
I think fidget first said it with the "mommy is so.damn.whiny." but then I was totally distracted by her refrencing Tijuana donkey shows in the same comment. Then I was sucked into the dark side of YouTube and was scarred with my finding. Thanks fidget. THANKS A LOT.
Then my longtime bloggy friends Jana and Chag brought up the good point that even the word blog is not particularly attractive. And I bet they both don't like getting called bloggy friends - but in all seriousness, they are two of the original blogs I started following way back in the early days. Blogs come and go but these two are always on my must read list. Though Jana's blog is no longer the original incarnation, I love the new one just as much.
Fairly Odd Mother, Michelle, and Kyla brought up the condescending tone of mommy and coupled with fidget's whiny, I realized that's exactly it: mommy only sounds pure in intention when it comes from a child. Seriously. And TwoBusy nailed it with calling the term specious. Mmmm - I love words like that.
Then Laura challenged me to a virtual fight behind the virtual school after the virtual bell because she feels that she is the Queen of Unstable Bloggers and while she has a great arguement, she will scream uncle after she gets one of my virtual wedgies. Of course Mrs. Chicky made the term "Bat shit Crazy Blogger" seem very attractive and I might have to challenge her to a duel for that one. Have you checked out her new blog? Operation Get Happy is something I can get behind (heh).
So there you have it, not really minutiae but stand alone, none of the items on this list made a post. But together, they make a motherbumper PSA or motherbumper brain dump - take your pick. I'll come up with some substance later, right now I'm all about fluff. Mmmmm fluff.