August 10, 2006

some diversions while the world is coming to an end

cherry tomatoes, farmer's market, Canon Digital Rebel

The cutest thing I've seen in a really long time. Animation by Mike Adair.

Got a tough decision to make? A creation by Self Taught Girl for you to cut, paste and use.

A hilarious video called Dance Monkeys Dance.

On my nightstand:
The History of Love by Nicole Krauss is written so beautifully and the characters are deep and unforgettable.

I recommend buying this, reading it, then re-reading it immediately: Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert.

The Happiest Baby on the Block is my new bible.

Andrea Scher, Tracey Clark, Grace Davis, Blogher conference

And a photo of me, Tracey Clark and Grace Davis at Blogher that makes me smile. If you don't already know about these fabulous ladies, they have incredible blogs and hearts.

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Posted by: erosive-esophagitis at September 3, 2006 11:46 AM

Keep up the great work on your blog. Best wishes WaltDe

Posted by: WaltDe at August 31, 2006 07:30 PM

A dear friend told me to get Eat,Pray, Love and I've been meaning to get it. Can't wait to read it...or maybe to listen instead. Would love to have it read to me. Sounds like heaven.

There's no two girls in the world that I would ever want to be Angels with than you and Grace. Because well, you gals kick some serious ass.

Posted by: tracey at August 24, 2006 03:34 PM

Best greetings.
Your site and you will reach the big successes.

Posted by: Vadim Strizhevsky at August 24, 2006 04:50 AM

i pretty much read the history of love in one day sitting in a one of the sculpture parks here in helsinki.

i'm not sure what was best, the book, or the book inside the book.

Posted by: pippa at August 16, 2006 04:21 AM

Andrea, Have you listened to the audio book for Eat Pray Love? It is read by Liz Gilbert, and listening to her tell her own story is remarkable. Her voice is wonderful to listen to, and I often find myself playing it on my computer while I am puttering around the studio, sorting laundry, doing chores. I highly recommend it, enjoy!

Posted by: nadine at August 15, 2006 09:39 AM

The David animation was so freaking adorable, I watched it twice!

Ps. You're so stunning with your baby bump. Congrats again!

Posted by: Amy at August 14, 2006 10:03 AM

The monkey video rules! It's very much to the point.

And I don't get it... Why is the World ending suddenly? I hope it's not because you heard on the news about a bunch of people trying to blow a few planes, is it? Or is because of some war somewhere else? Well, the monkey video makes very clear - all these events only an indication that the World just carries on in a business as usual mode. So there's nothing to worry about, it won't end that easily!

PS. And yes, you look happy and wonderful with your child :-)

Posted by: Sergei at August 14, 2006 08:04 AM

You are so stinking cute!

Posted by: amy at August 13, 2006 10:12 PM

OK so your going to get a heap of unwanted baby advice starting from, well now. The best book I read (and used) was "One Hundred Ways to Calm the Crying" by Pinky McKay. It was so gentle and reaffirming and even had a chapter devoted to avoiding unwanted advice. I love that the main premise of this book is to follow your intuition - something our society seems to have forgotton about in this biomedical age. PS I'm guessing by the title of this post you have been to see "An Inconvenient Truth???

Posted by: bluefaery at August 13, 2006 05:37 PM

We used the Happiest Baby on the Block techniques with our baby and it was amazing!
We have given it as a gift at every baby shower since.
I definitley recommend the DVD too. It really helps you to understand the techniques.

Posted by: Ivy at August 12, 2006 06:04 PM

Maters dem is cherry 'maters!

Posted by: Myrtle Beach at August 12, 2006 05:39 PM

It is such a joy to see your belly photos! AND you recommended two of my very favorite books of the past year! The History of Love just blew me away.

Posted by: Alexandra at August 12, 2006 11:10 AM

i love the photo of you three fabu' babes.

and if i was only allowed to read one book before my baby it would have been happiest baby on the block. it saved me and husband.

and you are a fabulous looking preggo lady.

Posted by: jenB at August 11, 2006 03:37 PM

Another great read for new moms to be is On Becoming Babywise. Read it, memorize it, reread, apply. Probably the best book ever. The happiest baby on the block ranks up high too!

Posted by: Angie at August 11, 2006 10:48 AM

Thanks for such great distractions!

Posted by: Tiff at August 11, 2006 08:54 AM

i luuuv this piktcha
and yer Pregnant BELLy?
it's too Cutie~Pie in this Pose. (i realize "it's not an entity SEParate from YOU.......heheheeeeee)
You ARE Beauty. and P.S. ? was that SISter of your's your Twin ??
(in a picture a while back).

I just started reading *every second counts* by lance armstrong.
i'm really diggin' it.
i like how he speaks.
it's honest + soft + real.

Love to You, BlooMinWOmban.

Posted by: delia at August 11, 2006 08:45 AM

you are so beautiful. too much cuteness :)

Posted by: erika at August 11, 2006 07:43 AM


You are so cute. I just love seeing you pregnant. I can't stop being so happy for you and Matt and I smile each time I see you. I am so thrilled you are getting this experience.

I love Elizabeth's book. I have been reading it and re-reading it for months now. I really feel like it's helped me in my search for faith and God. I am so glad you shared it with us because it's been a true gift for me.

I can't wait to see more pictures of you and your sweet belly.



Posted by: Jenn at August 11, 2006 07:40 AM

Yay! I love "THe History of Love" I read it in one sitting-- ok so I bought it in an airport at the beginning of a cross country flight, but still. One sitting.

Also, you are the cutest pregnant woman!! I passed your blog along to a girlfriend whose heart is aching for a child (they're now in the process of adoption) and she found comfort in your shared experience, so thank you for being brave enough to write about it out loud.

Posted by: Darla at August 11, 2006 07:08 AM

OMG - I love, love, LOVE that animation. SO CUTE! NOW I know why I want a kid!

Also? That's the 2nd or 3rd person to say that Eat, Pray, Love is good - I've requested it from my library and can't wait to read it. :)

Posted by: victoria winters at August 11, 2006 06:56 AM

LOVE the photo. :) I adore Grace...I'm not familiar with Tracey, but will check her out.

Posted by: Marilyn at August 11, 2006 06:18 AM

The Swaddling and shhh-ing techniques are a Godsend! That was my bible too! And not sure if it's your "taste" but Jenny McCarthy's two books are hilarious! (Belly Laughs and Baby Laughs)

Posted by: Sue at August 11, 2006 05:44 AM

ohhhhhhh aren't you the cutest thing? I don't feel that hip, and I'm NOT pregnant. Clearly I have some getting hip to do before I consider mommyhood. What a lucky baby.

Posted by: Meg at August 11, 2006 05:16 AM

I always smile when a new post from you appears in my news reader. But today's is especially inspiring. The Mike Adair animation is a real treat - thanks for passing it on. And I suspect some of my hard-earned cash may be heading in the direction of Amazon too. Thanks for the recommendations. Cheers!

Posted by: Gavin at August 11, 2006 04:55 AM

i LOVE The History of Love! i recently moved to oakland and have been reading your blog since moving here. lovin' it! you are such an inspiration to me - an artist just starting out and taking the leap. thank you for that!

Posted by: kellyrae at August 10, 2006 11:55 PM

i LOVE The History of Love! i recently moved to oakland and have been reading your blog since moving here. lovin' it! you are such an inspiration to me - an artist just starting out and taking the leap. thank you for that!

Posted by: kellyrae at August 10, 2006 11:53 PM

Gotta love that Harvey Karp! His toddler version is great too. If you have any swaddling queries, let me know; it really worked for us.
Great links and photos as always -- those tomatoes made me smile -- thanks!

Posted by: Sara at August 10, 2006 10:07 PM

Thank you for the injection of sanity. I had just caught up on world news, and needed the reboot.



Posted by: K. at Notes to Self at August 10, 2006 08:33 PM

You're all: Ready, bitches?

Tracy's all: Die, mofo!

I'm all: Hai! Karate!

I think that the three of us should strike this pose at every BlogHer. Next year Baby Superhero can join us in a carrier.

You rule, Andrea. I bow down.


Posted by: GraceD at August 10, 2006 05:10 PM

My book club read History of Love a couple of months ago. Gorgeous book. Desert Island book. Nice meeting you at BLogHer Andrea, thanks for being a part of it!

Posted by: Elisa Camahort at August 10, 2006 04:03 PM

Nah, the world's not ending. It'll be just fine.
As my Mum says - 'Don't let the buggers get you down'.
: )
And *BIG* Congratulations to you both, I'm soooo happy for you.

Posted by: lyn at August 10, 2006 03:57 PM

i called my mom this morning and said: i think the world is ending.

i hope it's not - there is still so much to do!

Posted by: jo at August 10, 2006 02:14 PM

Oooh, look at the hot tomatoes! (oh, and the little cherry ones are pretty, too). ;)

Posted by: Laura at August 10, 2006 02:03 PM

I loved Eat, Pray, Love -- I think I first read about it on your blog, thanks so much for the recommendation. Definitely worth a read.

Posted by: Kim Unertl at August 10, 2006 02:01 PM

I finished The History of Love two nights ago, and was so not ready for it to end... *swoon*

Posted by: Anna at August 10, 2006 01:47 PM

oh, I so dig that photo of the three of you. (and the one of the cherry tomatoes is beautiful, too. :)

Posted by: Lori at August 10, 2006 01:42 PM

BlogHer's Angels! Cool!

Posted by: Chookooloonks at August 10, 2006 12:43 PM