Wednesday, August 02, 2006

August issue of the Wet Noodle Posse eZine is up!

(from the Wet Noodle Posse newsletter...written by the talented Kiki Clark)

Consider this your August reminder. You have one month to do the following: Eat watermelon. Enjoy sprinkler mist on your bare legs. Wear a straw hat with a sunflower on it. Slather yourself in a coconut-scented sunscreen and instantly remember your last beach vacation. Drink something in a frosty glass with fresh peppermint in it. Use the excuse, "It's too hot to clean."

What does it mean when your boyfriend doesn't want you to see other men…friends? Do you give up lunches with Jerry and power walking with Bruce, or tell your beau to take a hike? Dr. Debra explores the reasons your boyfriend might want to be your only male friend, and what you can do.

Women are looking better, longer. It's true. Delle Jacobs, who always looks fabulous, gives you her personal secrets in make-up, hair color, and fascinating new skin-care products. You may not look twenty anymore, but you can still look great—especially since you're too smart to get sucked into tube tops this time around.

Noodler Theresa Ragan is all about the fun. She thought reading was fun, so she started writing for fun, and even though the publishing industry doesn't make writers skip around shouting, "Whee!" she's still having fun. Read about Theresa's writing journey, and why she enjoys horses' heads in her car.

Horse… Pony…tails! Ponytails! (Sometimes these segues are tough.) Fresh from the triumph of her Summer Sandals craft article, Priscilla Kissinger returns to show you how to make matching ponytail holders! Whip out the pinking shears and sparkly fabric, gals. It's time to get that hot hair off your neck with some cool style!

Kids and moms are already wandering the aisles of Target and Wal-Mart, mulling over which is cooler: Spiderman or Superman? The red bean-bag chair or a furry purple ottoman with storage? Whether your kid is in kindergarten or college, Pam Payne has Ten Tips that will take the trauma/drama out of back-to-school and make the experience fun (Yes, fun!) for both parents and kids.

School lunches can be problematic. Do you fork over money and wonder what your kid is eating, or try to get her excited about peanut-butter and jelly sandwiches? Luckily for you, the Noodlers have come up with a cornucopia of packed-lunch ideas. Categories include Quick-and-easy, Vegetarian, and Gourmet. Don't forget the note!

Who has summer holidays in January? Our own Noodler from Down Under, Trish Morey! Trish and her family recently visited the North Island of New Zealand—land of everything, from glossy cities to the towering mountains that gave Lord of the Rings its chilly visual splendor. We hear Aragorn has started his own winery.

Losing a child is a parent's worst fear. When SuperHeroine Lauren Spiker lost her daughter to cancer, she created something out of that loss — a foundation called Melissa's Living Legacy and an online informational and support site called Learn how this amazing mother helps kids live to fight another day.

Writers dream of publishing their first book. When they do, reality sometimes comes as a shocking surprise. Janet Mullany interviews published authors on First-Book Syndrome. You may be lucky enough to someday see your title on the cover of a real book. What happens then?

Four out of eleven Noodlers agree, sleeping in is their favorite Saturday morning activity. But what about those other seven? Hint: Vacuuming gets a mention, Sudoku does not. Go figure. -- Be good to yourself or else!


Blogger Heather Harper soliloquized...

--Use the excuse, "It's too hot to clean."--

Heck, it's too hot to turn on the stinkin' oven. What's for dinner? NOT anything cooked by me.

Great article. :)

Wednesday, August 02, 2006 5:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Annie from OC soliloquized...

Great post! Very amusing!

And I promise to give Diana hugs from you tomorrow night!

Wednesday, August 02, 2006 8:49:00 AM  

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