Friday Finds – May 11, 2007

Sara’s Friday Finds

Remember when Tela talked about how some of our co-workers have a thing for cat calendars? I thought of that when I heard about lolcats. Lolcats are hard to describe – they’re like calendar cats, only the captions are in gamerspeak. The effect is sort of like if your cat were actually talking to you, and when I first saw these things, I laughed my butt off. I guess the best way to appreciate lolcats is to check them out. So head on over to and start skimming the pages. Does anybody else think these are hilarious, or am I just weird?

Cara’s Friday Finds

Remember Jessie from “Saved by the Bell”… Well, now she has her own “interactive self-empowerment workshop” for girls ages 11 to 18 called

Come on down! If you grew up a fan of “The Price is Right,” then don’t miss Bob Barker’s two farewell primetime specials. Wednesday, May 16 at 8 pm et/pt will be Barker’s final appearance hosting the show. Contestants will have the opportunity to win bigger prizes and the chance to spin the wheel for $1 million dollars! On Thursday, May 17 CBS will run a highlight show with Barker reminiscing about his past 35 years on the game show. Fans of the show can create a :15 goodbye video for Bob that could air during the primetime specials.
Making a career comeback after baby? Good Morning America’s workplace contributor Tory Johnson gives moms advice on reentering the workforce.


Susan’s Friday Finds


Need a family-style helping of inspiration in the kitchen? Check out this San Francisco Chronicle “Mother’s Day Special” article, featuring four moms/food experts with tips and recipes. Good stuff.

Perfection is a fantasy. These “slacker moms” featured in USA Today get real about motherhood. “It’s OK to chill out a little bit and let your kids be independent, and individuals, and revel in who they are.” Right on, mama.

Vote for WMAG! If you love this blog (and you know you do), won’t you pleeeeze vote for us as Best Parenting Blog in the Blogger’s Choice Awards? It doesn’t cost you anything (though you do have to register, sorry). Plus, we’ll be your best friends. Let’s all meet up in Vegas in November to party at the awards ceremony!

7 thoughts on “Friday Finds – May 11, 2007

  1. Correct me if I’m wrong, but isn’t “Elizabeth from Saved by the Bell” also “Nomi from Showgirls”???? She’s giving empowerment workshops for adolescent girls? Am I the only one who questions her suitability?????

  2. Yeah, I thought it was funny and odd, too.

  3. Anonymous says:

    I actually went to the Elizabeth Berkley website just now and took a look. It’s exactly the kind of “interactive self-empowerment workshop” I want my daughter to attend … if she wants to grow up to be a poorly educated hooker with an exaggerated sense of achievement. 😉

  4. You know, I was all ready to make fun of Ask-Elizabeth when I posted it to the Finds today. When I found it, I thought the same thing about Berkley being “Showgirls.” For some reason this morning, I resisted making a snarky comment. But after thinking about it some more today… who cares if she once played a slutty character.

    Now, I never seen “Showgirls,” so I don’t know exactly how bad it was. But, would we give the same critism to Demi Moore if she started a online workshop for girls? She starred in the movie “Striptease.” Or Drew Barrymore? Remember “Poison Ivy?” Not to mention, Barrymore was an alcoholic at age 14. My point is, we all make bad decisions time to time. So if Berkley wants to help teenage girls become strong, confident women, good for her. So I’m changing my mind about her.

    Find your inner-Jessie, Elizabeth! Be a the smarty good girl again and snag A.C. Slater. He’s lookin’ good these days…

  5. Hey Cara I agree with you. Let’s not confuse a CHARACTER she played in a movie with the person she is in real life. Just because she played a showgirl doesn’t mean she is a bad person.

  6. Modern Mama says:

    On another note, that lolcats site is HILARIOUS. I spent an hour on that site. It is a riot. It is definitely an acquired taste though. My husband is not nearly as impressed.

  7. just4ofus says:

    OK, the Cat thing is weird, yet funny!
    And the Elizabeth thing.. I thought the same thing.. she is from Showgirls.. Funny! I don’t care what character she played, I just don’t want my daughter getting empowerment from ANY star.
    Please, the empowerment should come from REAL people that have REAL lives. Not stars.

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