Your stuff starts out being just for you… but then it goes out. Once you know what the story is and get it right - as right as you can, anyway - it belongs to anyone who wants to read it. Or criticize it.
— Stephen King
After a short hiatus — I was away at the BlogHer '09
conference in Chicago last weekend — Five Star Friday is back!
Read, love, and comment on the posts in today's roundup
take a moment to show off some of your own best work by leaving a url to one of your own blog entries in the comments. Shameless self-promotion is the new black!
"Marketing Shark" from Pop Culture Librarian
"They Drag the Kids to Dinner Parties" from Sweet Juniper!
"Michael Jackson's Ghost Tries to Straighten Out Amy Winehouse" by Goon Squad Sarah at MamaPop
"The Pursuit of Happiness and Other Ridiculous Endeavors" from Flux Capacitor
"History" from Stimeyland
"Northwest Indiana, July 2009" from Shakesville
"I Won't Believe in Heaven and Hell; No Saints, No Sinners, No Devil as Well" from No Appropriate Behavior
"'Fellow Travelers, Sharing a Common Life'" from Cafe Yamashita
"Autism Perception: 'A Bump in the Road?'" by Julie Obradovic at Age of Autism
"The Saving Reprieve of Mohawk Lady" from Poor Penmanship
"Proud Owner of a Bazooka" from Blog a la Cart
"Pirates of the Relationship" from 20nothing.com
"Waiting Rooms and Mennonites" from Barefoot Foodie
"Ad-Libby" from I Obsess
"Skip the Ceremonies" from Sun Tzu Says
"I Was Probably About Eleven or Twelve..." from Fever
"MGM Shithole" from Uncouth Heathen
"Having Cake, And Eating It Too" from Let's Have a Cocktail
"Sorry" from La Belette Rouge
"A Woman Walks Into a Rape, Uh, Bar" from Fugitivus
"A Letter to My Son On His Seventh Birthday" from Classy Chaos
"How to Have a Great Summer" from Ambiguously Shallow
"Because He Isn't Jewish..." from In the Pink
"Successful Marriages Are Built On a Freshly Made Bed" from Buggering Crap Monkies
"Quick Fiction: Sally and Chuck" from An Indigo Virgo
"Sleepwalking Through ANZAC" from Spirited Crone
"A Journey" from Starving Artist Ink
"Russians Are Delicious!" from Motherhood in NYC
"Chrysalis to Butterfly" from The Times of Miranda
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