I have never done a links round-up.
Probably because I blow right past posts like that on other blogs. But lately there have been some cool stories and a general lack of time/willingness on my part to comment on them. Thus, the scales fell from my eyes and I came to understand the reasoning behind this popular blogging gimmick.
So, dear readers, feel free to blow past my informative links. At least I have a cool peeeekture, though.
First. Our favorite green toy-making artist Beeper Bebe has a great interview on Plush You. Comment on the blog with your contact info for a chance to win one of her recycled materials creations. (Our interview with Beeper Bebe, including photos, is available here; check out her Etsy shop for more beautiful goodies!)
Second. The Minneapolis Star Tribune did a cool profile of Jim Ritter, an artist who makes junk-drawer collage and assemblage art. Junk drawer art used to be an idea I wanted to make into a reality, only it turns out that I suck at it and glue guns burning the hell out of my fingertips make me fly into a wordless rage.
Third. Is your kitchen a nasty butthole like mine? Wanna clean it without toxic chemicals that will give your unborn children gills? Check out Mamalu's eHow article on how to efficiently green-clean next time you get stuck with KT duty.
Fourth. This is just wonderful. And by "wonderful" I mean nipply and horrifying. I have to get my ass to Yard Sale Bloodbath more often. These folks get around, in a most pleasing, envy-inspiring way.
All right. That's all for my edifying round-up.
As for me? I'm plowing through a book review on carbon footprints, teaching writing classes, painting my godforsaken house and generally trying to single mother while my Husband is in Asia for work. And no, he's not an Olympian. Oh, wait. Did I mention neglecting my garden and watering duties? The tomatoes are splitting from lack of agua and the rest of the yard looks like a fucking Georgia O'Keefe painting. Around this time of year I come to the conclusion that summer can suck it.
And you? What's the latest roundup of your life and times?
Image Source: Colorado. "Round up" in the corral. Library of Congress, LOT 13923, no. 64