Jane came home from school yesterday, did her homework and then said, “Gimme the phone! All the girls are going to prank call all the boys!”
She disappeared upstairs, phone list and telephone in hand. I flipped a switch* and listened at she called one of the boys:
Hello this is your father. Tell your mother that I just sold my script to Sony.
And then she giggled and hung up, maybe even in that order. There were two or three more phone calls, and a few moments thereafter there were some calls made to my home.
It was funny.
So I sent this email to the class. (more…)
Why aren’t you a little greener?
Does it seem irrelevant, too difficult or are you just tired of people judging you?
To enter this giveaway simply post a comment here about why you’d like to go green. For two additional entries you can tweet this message:
@JessicaGottlieb Terra’s book will help me ____ #givegreen
Are you super competitive? Link to this post from your blog for two more entries, a total of five available entries per person.
Entries will be written on scrap paper (probably one of the kids’ old pieces of homework) and drawn from a hat.
All entries must be in by noon on March 1st and you’ll need to have a US Address. (more…)
There’s a lot of talk lately about harnessing the power of the Mommy Bloggers, any bloggers really. Bloggers are a passionate group, with some amount of talent, they’re easy to slip into verticals and the value has the potential to *virtually* explode.
It’s simple. Grab a bunch of moms with blogs, send them a baby sling and just wait for the sales to start rolling in.
Not all links are created equal:
I’m concerned about my city.
There’s an election on March 3rd and I’d like to vote away everyone who is ruining this city. I’d certainly begin with my councilwoman Wendy Gruel.
That would be the Wendy Gruel who doesn’t answer phone calls, the Wendy Gruel who sends me unsolicited mail to tell me what she’s *done for me* but won’t get rid of digital billboards, in fact her office is *not opposed* to them. The Wendy Gruel who was nowhere to be found when our neighborhood had a 4 day blackout.
The Wendy Gruel who is in tight with Villaraigosa.
The Wendy Gruel who turns a blind eye when the Galleria has massive billboards facing the freeway, and says that she doesn’t drive on the 405.
Can we talk about Nick Patsaouras who has business experience? Can we talk about having a plan for solar that includes reducing what we use? Can we talk about mass transit in a real way?
I’d really like to go over this ballot with a fine tooth comb. Los Angeles is becoming unlivable. Villaraigosa has been the nail in the coffin of public education, and he’s slipped regressive taxes into every city utility possible.
Maybe Nick can audit the city and find some of our money?
I’m hopeful. Can we all get together and talk about this.
I’m worried, and I love living here.