December 1 and the FTC

The sky is not falling unless you lost 63 pounds in 27 days and you have a wonderful pill that will save us all from our fat selves. The FTC has new guidelines, and they ask bloggers to behave differently than members of the old media. My husband can put products all over a TV screen without so much as a nod. Ryan Seacrest can’t get through three minutes of radio without mentioning a sponsor, but bloggers, bloggers are different. The FTC will hold bloggers to a higher standard. Great. …

The Gottlieb Report

My friend April sent out a sweet and touching Holiday Newsletter. Since I’m boozy touched I’ll try and do a year end wrap up here. This year the Gottliebs attended a half dozen major league baseball games. We thought about reading books, but the Yankees and the Dodgers were too inviting. We are praying for the NFL to return to Los Angeles, as we are too apathetic to get to a hockey game. We didn’t move, have any births or accidentally kill a dog this year. Last year we did. …

Thanksgiving

I’m exhausted this afternoon and it makes no sense at all. I didn’t even get out of bed until 8.30 this morning. Today we spent the middle of the day at the Farmer’s Market. I walked my kids through the same stalls I delighted in thirty some years ago. I’m just tired from five days of celebrating. We’ve cooked and cleaned as a family, we’ve shopped and jumped in leaves. We’ve had lunches out, visited dog rescues, played football, hemmed school pants and we’ve just sat around chattering. I’m tired …

You Wouldn’t Believe Me If I Told You

I want to go to Tanzania. Watch the video and then follow the kids here on twitter. Often between 10 and 11 at night in Los Angeles I’m lucky enough to find them active. I’m thankful for the internet and how it levels the playing field.