Here is this week’s list of blog posts, comic strips, and other tidbits from my favourite corners of the web.
Why I Stopped Hating Coyote Brush via barbsbooks. The most interesting thing about this post to me was the idea of hating a plant. There are plants I avoid (thistles; poison ivy; poison oak). There are plants I only enjoy from afar due to allergies (all sorts of flowers). I can’t say I’ve ever hated a plant for growing, although this probably has a lot to do with the fact that I don’t have a garden. It would definitely be frustrating to watch something you were tending struggle because another plant was stealing water, sunlight, or nutrients from it.
The Whole Reason We Have Holidays. American readers, are you feeling family togetherness today?
Hugging 101. I agree with this 100%.
Is Thanksgiving a Celebration of Binge Eating? via AuthorHelenJ. None of these things have ever crossed my mind at holiday dinners. This is yet another reason why it’s never a good idea to police what other people do or don’t eat, though.
The 1820s in Fashionable Gowns via MimiMatthewsEsq. What I found fascinating about this link was how much we know about dress fashions from nearly 200 years ago. This isn’t something I would have thought about or preserved for future generations. It’s wonderful that there are people in this world who pay attention to this stuff, though!
From Tiny Little Messes:
I generally know better than to go down these paths, but the tricky thing about chronic pain is that it blurs your mind, weakening not just your body but also your psyche, leaving it with just enough strength to follow the path of least resistance, to retreat to the most dimly-lit hiding place.
From It’s Not Rude to Say No:
The nice girl wasn’t created in a vacuum. The nice girl is a walking coping mechanism. From childhood most women are inundated by the media and their community with the notion that they exist to nurture everyone but themselves, that they must serve as stagnant characters propelling the narrative of the lives of others.
What have you been reading? Which plants do you hate? 😀