(The Dean's Sister just told me this morning that two of The Dean's cousins are on Facebook. One is 48 and the other is not far behind. My point.)
This piece from the 12/7/08 New York Times is why I haven't joined a real-life book club.
I believe My Friend Amy had the idea first, but this piece by Stephen Dubner supports the idea of buying books for the holidays in this post about A Bookstore Stimulus Package.
Kristina from Autism Vox has this great post called "Enmeshment and the Special Needs Parent" .
As I type, Betty and The Dean's Mom are making chocolate chip cookies. The Dean's Mom's cookies are legendary. (Well, at least in our family.) The Dean's staff has worked really hard this year, so they might get some of these as holiday presents ... if the cookies last long enough, that is. If they disappear this evening, this recipe for Chocolate Dipped Gingerbread and Cinnamon Chip Biscotti looks like a tasty substitute. Or maybe these Chocolate Chip Oreo Cookies. (I am loving the cookie ideas on Picky Palate.)
Speaking of co-workers, you're not alone if you have dysfunctional office-mates. This article proves that even Santa Claus has troubles getting along with his colleagues.
I may have missed a few things since I'm a little behind on my blog-reading from the last couple days, due to being out of the house very early this morning and finally watching the last three episodes of this season's Mad Men last night (Eggheadmom! Now that I've seen the season finale, we must chat. Email me. That goes for anyone else, too, who is into Mad Men.) Loooove that show.
Have a great week!