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Let's Panic: The Book!

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How to Endure and Possibly Triumph Over the Adorable Tyrant
who Will Ruin Your Body, Destroy Your Life, Liquefy Your Brain,
and Finally Turn You
into a Worthwhile
Human Being.

Written by Alice Bradley and Eden Kennedy

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At LET'S PANIC ABOUT BABIES, Eden Kennedy and I share our hard-won wisdom and tell you exactly what to think and feel and do, whether you're about to have a baby or already did and don't know what to do with it. → 

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Bloginated for a Nommie.

It appears that I am a finalist in the 2006 Bloggies for Best Writing of a Weblog. I am honored and thrilled to be in such excellent company.

If you’re coming here from the awards site, you’re probably all, “What the hell is a Finslippy and why should I care?” Well, I’m not sure I like your attitude, new reader. And I see you giving me that look.

Wait, let’s start again. Hello! I’ve never explained what Finslippy means, nor do I intend to. I am an enigma. (Also it’s not an interesting story.) I encourage you to look at my About page, where everything else is made clear.

Above and beyond the Bloggies, many exciting things are happening all of a sudden, and the end result is that I am fighting an unremitting need to throw up. But in a good way!

More later.

EDITED TO ADD: I see now that using "exciting" and "throwing up" in the same sentence has led many to the conclusion that I'm pregnant. This isn't the case. However, I know from past experience that you probably still think I'm pregnant. People! If I had been pregnant all the times you thought I was we would have infants stacked up like firewood around here...

Reader Comments (69)

You are so incredibly, undeniably deserving of a bloggie nod -- congratulations honey! Yaaaayyyyyy!!!!

And, I'm sorry about Henry being traumatized about the burning onions. It's amazing the things I remember from childhood that so affected me. I'm always thinking when I'm with my niece, " she going to need therapy because I said that?" Hee!
January 23, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterJessica
Applause, applause! Bravo, bravo!

This is total vindication for the crap you put up with in that other blog contest last year.

January 23, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterGraceD
Congratulations on the nomination! Very well-deserved. And if there were an award for "best blogger who waxes snarky on a cat-themed song during a holiday special," well, you would totally have it in the bag.Hope you win!
January 23, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterAngela
What else can be said, but Ahhhhhhh....

Found you AGAIN. (Originally through VeryMom)
January 23, 2006 | Unregistered Commentersanders5
You are an excellent writer. I've been reading your blog for a couple of weeks and enjoy it. I just spent the last two(!!!)hours jumping through the archives. You've got my vote!
January 23, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterLaura
I'm actually delurking THIS week...what can I say? I'm a rebel. I adore your blog and I already cast my vote for you. Good luck!
January 23, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterMonica
I voted for you. Especially because of your birth story entry, the cake story and best of all the email to toddlers from toddler ceo re what to eat. Yay for you. Go Finslippy.
January 23, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterAnne
Oh this is way too exciting.I can't stand it!Just so's you know, I will be checking in obsessively until you update...
January 24, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterTree
wow! that's great. Can we get back to Henry's eating habits, though? Just kidding. Two words: cleavage scrubbing. I still chuckle over that entry. Good luck!
January 24, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterLetterB
Throwing up in a good way can only mean ONE thing. Whoo hoo! (Surely, that's better than "D'oh!", right? :-)

I hope you realize your Finslippy Following will expect meticulous blogging throughout the way.
January 24, 2006 | Unregistered Commentercagey
Congrats! And a very appropriate category, too. Good news are extra good in January, let's all have more of that!
January 24, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterAnja
January 24, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterHeather
Well, I went and voted for you and Heather and that great ex-seminarian over at Waiterrant.

I do have to say, this blog was actually the inspiration for Surrender, Dorothy. It was, I remember precisely, the entry about how we should all criticize new mothers regardless of what they do, then you listed some helpful suggestions. I had just had the little angel two months earlier and was at the end of my rope what with all the assvice and useless criticism from people whose memories were erased by aliens when their kids left the house for college.

So, there you have it. You were my original inspiration, and still constantly inspire me.

And we all think you are pregnant because you tapered. No one else will admit it. There, I said it. Well, at least that was my theory, and I admit, I've been waiting for the pregnancy announcement! Partly because I then wanted to ask you all sorts of questions about having two children.
January 24, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterDorothy
Could it be that Henry is going to have a sibling to indocrinate into the ways of the Jedi Knight?
January 24, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterBad Hippie
I've already said I'm not pregnant, people. Now please stop. Thank you.
January 24, 2006 | Unregistered Commenteralice
i'm guessing published or published related in some way. that is my guess. now tell.
January 24, 2006 | Unregistered Commenterhonestyrain
I have two kids...ask me ANYTHING:)

I went to vote and it said I needed to contact some business office due to late fees...good lord, I had flashbacks to my college years.
January 24, 2006 | Unregistered Commenterannlee
I got an e-mail saying I was nominated for Best Tagline. Alas, I did not measure up.

Let us all hope that Alice wins, and that the voters behave themselves.
January 24, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterLOD
Wait, I'm confused. So are you or aren't you??
January 24, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterAMG
Nope. I am not pregnant.
January 24, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterLOD
Doodle-e-doo! I voted for you!!
January 24, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterAlishia Hanson
Congrats on the nominations Alice! I voted, so where's my sticker?

Mostly though, I'm looking forward to the "I'm NOT Pregnant, People!" post.
January 24, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterAmy
It wasn't all that long ago that there were umpteen posts telling you to grin, that you are a raving talent. Told you so. Congrats!
January 24, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterKLB
Congrats on bloggies nob. And good luck
January 24, 2006 | Unregistered Commenterkatkat
I was so happy to see you on that list! Good luck!
January 24, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterDay

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