Five Star Friday's Edition #69

Writing is a cop-out. An excuse to live perpetually in fantasy land, where you can create, direct and watch the products of your own head. Very selfish.

   — Monica Dickens

Do you know what I say to that? Screw your bitterness, Monica Dickens!

Happy Friday!

"The Sound of Settling" from Popagandhi

"Between" from The Notorious BHJ

"The Hangover" from

"Carnivorous Creations" from Grasping for Objectivity

"Tribes" from Mommy Melee

"Carrie, If You Are Reading This? I Am Sorry. And also, Your Husband Sounds Totally Hot." from Barefoot Foodie

"Bring Your Own Defibrillator" from Is It 5 O'Clock Yet?

"My Toy Bags Are Super Cool" from

Two from The Bloggess:
"Yes, I Realize Posey Is a Girl's Name But I Thought He Was a Girl Cat When I Rescued Him and the Name Stuck. His Full Name Is Posey Von Lichtenstein Though So He Still Feels Bad-Ass When People Call His Name At the Doctor's Office."
"I'm Pretty Sure It's Pronounced 'Wesley-Ann'"

"Welcome to the Nuthouse" from Tied Up With a Black Velvet Band

"I Suppose You're Wondering Why I Called You All Here Today" from flurrious

"He Gave Me Gratitude for His Birthday" from Blithe Revival

"Meth or Minivan?" from Dad Gone Mad

"Take This Argument and Shove It" from Sun Tzu Says

"Love Finds the Right Currency" from Woulda Coulda Shoulda

"The Heart of Life" from Just Miss

"Hi, I'm Somebody" from Breed 'Em and Weep

"The Rules of Special Needs Parenting" from Our Incredible Journey

"A Poem — file under Too Much Information" from i am the diva

"...Through My Recent God-Pause" from Galloping Through

"Chypre" from Sweet Juniper!

"The Sexy Jean" from Tink's Mom

"Beauty: Real Talk (or) Fuh Realz" from thea lux (dot) com

"Compulsion: Where Object Meets Anxiety" by Chappell Ellison at Design Observer

"A Conversation I Guess I Had" from This Is the Story of an Overly Ambitious Eagle...

"An Army of Lovers Cannot Loose [sic]" from It's Not Enough

"Ten O'Clock" from the dayton time

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