Best of the Week – August 8-15, 2009

Welcome to another edition of Best of the Week! Shall we get started?

As Betty begins to get more and more into tween music (her current favorites are Hannah/Miley, The Jonas Brothers, and Taylor Swift), I’ve been paying closer-than-usual attention to the lyrics and the messages portrayed within. Seems I’m not alone, as Laura from Adventures of a Young Feminist writes in her post, Reconciling Taylor Swift.

I had no idea that the writing team of “Mad Men” is made up of mostly women. This article from The Wall Street Journal gives an insight into their writing process. (TOMORROW IS THE NIGHT, BABY! Whoo hoo, the Season 3 Premiere! No, I’m not addicted to that show. What makes you ask?)

And speaking of writing, I’m probably the last blogger in the world to mention this post by blogger Alison Byrne Fields, Sincerely, John Hughes from her blog We’ll Know When We Get There. Ms. Fields corresponded with John Hughes from 1985-87 and for several years thereafter and shares some of his letters.

The New York Times Magazine from Sunday 8/9 poses the question “What’s a Big City Without a Newspaper?” which covers the future of journalism in Philadelphia.

This goes in the “why-didn’t-I-think-of-that??!” category of life. Sheila from One Person’s Journey Through Books has come up with an awesome meme for those of us who love words. It’s Word Verification Balderdash. Oh, the fun that awaits …!

(I was introduced to the Word Verification Balderdash by my new blogging friend Alipet813 from over at That’s a Novel Idea. (Can you believe this gal has only been blogging since June??!! Do check her blog out.)

Once again, Anna Lefler cracks me up. The woman did it again with this post, “The Cold 100” from her hilarious blog, Life Just Keeps Getting Weirder. (Ain’t that the damn truth?) With the new school year upon us, you can be sure I will be using the phrase “booger ranch” early and often. Probably while doing an SB.

Enjoy your week!