It took me fifteen years to discover I had no talent for writing, but I couldn't give it up because by that time I was too famous.
— Robert Benchley
This week's roundup of excellent weblog entries is brought to you by autism, dyspraxia, adaptability, Kate Moss, what-ifs, inequality, misdirected mail, an imaginary Christmas special, F. Scott Fitzgerald, the desire to have children, aging parents, canine bladder stones, children with challenges, Tom Hanks, Tron Legacy, love, fiction, chitlins, fog, MDMA, and a sister.
Also, please share your best weblog entries in the comments! Throw caution to the wind and copy and paste its url into your comment. I'll put one of mine in the comments to start it off.
"The Loop" from Amalah
"Turn and Face the Strain" from Zebra Sounds
"'Nothing Tastes As Good As Skinny Feels'" from Sarah and the Goon Squad
"Snow and a Memory" from RhapsodyInBeige
"Why James Chartrand Wears Women's Underpants" by James Chartrand at Copyblogger
"A Wonderful Life" from cribchronicles.com
"My Christmas Special" from Frog and Toad Are Still Friends
"'I've been drunk for about a week now, and I thought it might sober me up to sit in a library.'" from doobleh-vay
"Tugging" from Avitable
"'NOT Normal.'" from babybloomr
"I Spent My Friday Night Getting Urine From a Dog" by mamaspohr at Aiming Low
"Snowman" from TwoBusy
Two from MamaPop:
"On Tom Hanks Considered as a Viral Media Infection Propagating Across a Plane of Critical Renown, or You've Got Hanks" by Palinode
"Tron Legacy Might Be About Having Sex With Robots" by Kurt
"The Nook of Your Arm" from Gwen Bell
"3WW Grave, Lithe and Offend: Perfect, After Death" from The Event Horizon
"Chitlins: A Christmas Story" from (I don't know why...)
"The Things You Learn In a Fog" by Jenny Lawson at Good Mom / Bad Mom
"Devouring Rainforests For the Love Drug" from Save Eco Destinations
"She Is My Sister" from Karen Sugarpants
Please come back and share good writing with us over the coming week to be featured on the next 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.
And because you are a fan of finding good new writing on the internet: