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Five Star Friday: Edition #28

I have a personal rule here at Five Star Friday that I am not allowed to submit weblog entries, because I run this place, and it just seems like favouritism or something if I start posting my own submissions. I don't want anyone thinking that I've been paid off or otherwise remunerated for any links you find here, aside from the advertising.

Here's the thing, though: I HAD to post one of my favourites in today's entry. There were 13 submissions for today's Five Star Friday, and 13 doesn't sit well with me. I am not superstitious about it, but I live with a triskaidekaphobe, so I am sensitive to his issues. As a result, I felt compelled to add one of my favourite posts from the week to the list to bring it up to 14 submissions. I have buried it in the mix and won't tell you which one it is, but it's there, and I did it.

I feel much better now.

Go forth a read through this week's list of 14 Five Star Friday posts. They're an excellent lot, so leave comments on their websites so they can feel the love.

"Are Birthday Parties Getting Out of Hand?" from Parking Lot Mamas

"Dear Ms. Duumaas" from Pseudonymous High School Teacher

"Who Wants Some of This Pizza That I Found on the Bus?" from Flurrious

"Endless" from Candid Yammering

"Ravenous Bugblatter Beasts of Traal Make Bad Parents" from Whiskey in My Sippy Cup

"This Is a First Draft" from Suburban Bliss

NSFW - sexual vocabulary:
"How Hot Is This Kid?" from The Apostate

"Something Else" from Susan Senator

"Uninvited" from The Wind in Your Vagina

"Eeeeeeeeee! Mail." from Hobocamp

"An Open Letter to John McCain" from Jamelah.net

"Dear John McCain" from Uppercase Woman

"570" from Gamingwithbaby.com

"Lunch at Lenny's Clam Bar" from Citizen of the Month

Again, as always, because it's readers like you that keep this site running, I have two requests for this coming week:

  • Intrepid Tuesday: If you have written a weblog of which you are proud, submit it by Monday at midnight CST to have it featured on Intrepid Tuesday.
  • Five Star Friday: If you have read a really good piece on someone else's weblog, submit it by Thursday at midnight CST to have it featured on Five Star Friday.

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    Until Tuesday!

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