Bonnethead News and Other Assorted Miscellaney

Little House on the Prairie BraceletI had high hopes of starting off the new year with a long, deep post about some meaningful topic.  This isn’t that post.

As it turned out, I bought a MacBook Air on Saturday.  That means I’m transferring everything from my old PC laptop to my new one while also learning how Macs work.  It’s making me crabby.

So since I know quite a few of you are Laura Ingalls Wilder fans like me, let me clear three different sticky notes off of my monitor at once by sharing some news:

  • Sarah Uthoff, who you might know from last summer’s awesome LauraPalooza, has started a podcast on BlogTalkRadio.  Check it out.  Nobody knows more about Laura Ingalls Wilder and Little House than Sarah.  I plan to download it on iTunes as soon as I get my computer situation sorted out.
  • Wendy McClure has written a book about her adventures as a Laura fan, from wading in Plum Creek to churning butter (in her apartment, not on the prairie).  It’s coming out in April, but you can pre-order on Amazon now.  Wendy is hilarious on Twitter, and I cannot wait to read this book.
  • If you go on Etsy and search “Laura Ingalls” or “Little House on the Prairie,” you will find all sorts of interesting stuff…like, for example, the bracelet pictured above, which I bought from this seller.  Call me a dork if you want, but I love it.

On a totally unrelated note, here are three other random things:

  • My local suburban newspaper had a call for stories about people who had made positive changes in 2010.  I submitted my story, and they printed it, along with a picture of me scraping snow off of a headstone.  I’m not making that up.  In the print version of the paper, my story was at the top of the front page.  My kids got a kick out of it.  Sadly, they’re the only people I know who read the newspaper anymore…but it was fun.
  • I’m going to RootsTech.  Woo-hoo!
  • BlogHer, the network who provides some of my ads, syndicated one of my posts last week—the one about auto-renewal subscriptions and how to foil them.  So, uh, if you want to read it again for some reason…well, here you go.

DISCLAIMER: I have no financial connection to Sarah Uthoff, Wendy McClure, Rootstech, my local suburban paper, or the Etsy seller.  The Amazon link is an affiliate link.  You can read more about how those work here.

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