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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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Many of you suspected that I wouldn't read every one of those comments, but you are so wrong. You could not be wronger. That was fantastic. I felt like George Bailey at the end of It's a Wonderful Life. Except instead of putting money on the table, you were introducing yourselves. Which is even better than money. I mean, to an extent. Listen, if I were about to go to jail because you weren't pitching in a dollar or two while you waved and told me your life story, I might get annoyed. But thankfully that's not the case. I'm not going to jail! You can all breathe easy.

Reading your comments has been both incredibly cheering and enlightening. First of all, I would invite any of you to my home. Not one of you seemed like a creepy weirdo, which I can only assume means that the creepy weirdos are all too busy lurking to comment. Those of you who piped up are all charming and funny and great. Also, a surprising number of you are in Europe. (I even received one comment in French! Apparently this commenter believes I speak French! Fascinating.) This makes me feel incredibly sophisticated and like my humor is not as crudely American as I believed. Or maybe you come here to laugh at the crude American. Don't tell me which it is. I'm happy either way.

I have also learned a lot about your tastes in cheese. Many of you enjoy cheddar. Muenster and brie were closely tied for second place, and there was much talk of manchego.  I am terribly disappointed that none of you mentioned aged gouda. And don't give me your regular-gouda or smoked-gouda bullcrap--aged gouda is where it's at. Find some today!

Aged gouda!

Let's get to the Dirty Secret giveaway, shall we?

I used to generate a number between 1 and 913, which was the number of comments I had as of 10:30 a.m. today, and it gave me this:

And Lucky Number 55 is...Marilyn!

Look how funny she is. Come ON. I want to invite her over right now. Bring some bunnies, Marilyn. My cat is way too overweight and sluggish to even mildly disable a bunny.

Marilyn, I am emailing you right now. Well, not now. Right after I finish this. I might need a minute to get a glass of water. I'm thirsty. Give me a minute!

Thanks again, everyone!

Reader Comments (31)

Well, I missed the original blog, but I loved Marilyn's response. And I have always felt all of your followers are pretty cool folk.

I just used the word folk.

Shaking it off.

Anyway. I am not in Europe. I am in California--which is equally far from NYC, but lacks a certain je ne sais quoi, when compared with, say, Paris. However, you will notice that I can throw around French phrases with the best of them. Even though I took Spanish. And Latin.

Semper Ubi Sub Ubi.

Anyway, I will leave you with that and say, "Thanks, Alice...I always feel as if I am among my people here."

February 9, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterjlhe1975


I am one of those people who have been reading your blog for quite sometime. It was one of the highlights of my Google Reader feed until I stopped using that function as often. I have been with you through the Hair Picture series, the "worst mother on earth" story awards, Henry getting bigger and your journey as a writer and mom.

I bet I am one of the few male readers of your blog and am OK with that. I am not a mom nor much of a writer and am a bit of an athlete. That being said, I do have a wonderfully neurotic girlfriend (and associated blog) who, like you, is smart, beautiful and wholly embraces who she is.

Thanks for letting us into your life and being a consistent source of insight and humor.

February 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTMo

You and Marilyn are both so funny it makes me burningly jealous because I thought I was the Funniest Person ever. Damn your eyes, the both of yous.

Also, aged gouda is fantastic but when it melts it gets a little weird-- grainy. not melty. Also, I'd like to point out that genuwine aged parmagiano reggiano or however one spells it is amazing too. Too bad it costs 8 billion dollars per teeeeeny tiny slab.

Could we just talk about cheese all day? This whole "work" thing is not "working" for me.

February 11, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMermil

Obviously I've missed something here. :( Serves me right for not checking in more often. Marilyn's post was hilarious! Congrats to her for being chosen randomly. :)

February 11, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAmigurumigirl

I **LOVE** aged gouda, and my Dutch friend has convinced me to say it "how-da." And I do follow her example, though it makes me sound pretentious, to remind myself that the real thing is nothing it all like that red-wax-wrapped goop my mother fed me back in the day.

February 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJulia's Child

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