Random mix

1. If you're at all interested in the Wikileaks/Julian Assange rape charges issues, read this post that says what I wish I'd worked out in my own head. So many really important issues to sort out and Liz teases them all out in a really straightforward way.

2.This just blew my mind about feeding kids of all ages: Why Some Kids Should Spit

3. I'm having a Mary Kay online party with my friend (and Mary Kay lady) Jenny, who is one of my personal heros of taking a really bad divorce and creating an amazing new life for yourself. Stop in and buy Satin Hands for your grandma (Satin Hands + a bottle of nail polish + coming over every other week to do your grandma's nails: priceless) or the new illuminating liquid (it's what we use to create that glow on the cheekbones) or some eye cream (which won't make up for the lost sleep but will make you feel better about not looking like you lost all that sleep). Through Wednesday: http://bit.ly/e08koT

4. I am fascinated by The Biggest Loser. I hate the show itself and loathe Jillian but love Bob, which doesn't make a ton of sense, and love and hate the contestants at the same time. It's a Horatio Alger story, and a prison break, and consumerism and commodification and low self-esteem and shaming and victory. I wonder if anyone else is as confused but drawn in as I am.

5. My throat still hurts, but I am extremely grateful that my chance of dying from strep throat is small. Hooray for antibiotics.