Et Al

For-the-Love-of-Links Friday | December 12, 2008

My brain has officially detached from the rest of my body. I am sick and have been all week long. I finally took some DayQuil and now everything is really, really fuzzy. On the up side, I haven’t missed a NaBloPoMo day yet! Thankfully, I’ve had the foresight to plan my posts ahead of time, and I’ve had a little bit of energy to write. I’ve even had a bit of energy to read, and here’s what I recommend for you to read this weekend:

  • 101 Most Essential iPhone Apps of 2008. I don’t have an iPhone yet, but Chris got one for Christmas and his birthday, which is in January. He lets me play with it, though, so I enjoyed looking through this article for new apps Chris should add to his phone. (And to mine, when <fingers crossed /> Walmart starts selling them for $99.)
  • Frayed Laces BQs in Las Vegas. For you non-runners, BQ stands for Boston Qualifies (that is, qualifies for the Boston Marathon), and Frayed Laces gives her account of her race last weekend. I made me cry, I was so happy for her. Congrats, FL!
  • Sexting Expert: Teens Should Not Have Cameras on Cell Phones. I think we knew this already, but this article explains the temptation/peer pressure teens face to take naked pictures of themselves and send them to their friends. That’s it, when I have children, I’m keeping them in a barrel, just like Mark Twain suggested: “When a child turns 12 you should put him in a barrel, nail the lid down and feed him through a knot hole. When he turns 16, plug the hole!”

OK, that’s all the sharing I have the energy for today. Ravi is taking care of me here on the couch. Happy reading!

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