January 9, 2009

Updating my Blogroll

First a quick update from Munich: I’m still here and it’s still winter. Can you believe it, it’s already been winter for days and still no end in sight. This morning was -12 C, which I consider fairly chilly. And since we have a big sofa in the middle of our garage that we’re trying to sell I have to park outside. And scrape. Ice. I’m officially giving Ralf another week to get rid of the sofa (after he gets back, of course) and then I’m going in with the axe. Meanwhile the cat has been protesting Ralf’s absence by doing extra smelly things in his litter box. The phrase ‘courtesy burial’ apparently means nothing to him.

Meanwhile out in Blogland I’ve been reading so much great, funny and sometimes tragic stuff lately that it’s hard to decide where to start each day, let alone single anyone out. Nonetheless, today I want to update my Blogroll (down there on the right) with a couple of blogs I’ve been following recently that make laugh out loud:

R Max, a very funny mom from New Zealand.

And Kristina P, who is funny and evil, origins unknown. Actually we’re still debating whether she is evil or not but she is definitely funny.

According to their blog bling, they are both Morman Mommy Bloggers. What are the odds?
Pretty high, actually. Over the course of my extensive religious research, I have concluded that in addition to starting relatively few religious wars (compared to the rest of us, I mean), Mormons also have a better sense of humor than people of other religions.
Let me clarify this, because I’m afraid it came out all wrong and I certainly don’t want to offend any of you non-Mormons that have comedic aspirations: The odd Jewish or Catholic person may well be funnier than a randomly selected Mormon but I’m talking averages here.
In fact there is even a Mormon website dedicated to humor. On this site I re-discovered that wonderful history of everything compiled from student essays. This is important historical information.
A few choice quotes with my comments:

"The Bible is full of interesting caricatures."
me: Isn’t it just?

"Moses led them to the Red Sea, where they made unleavened bread, which is bread made without any ingredients."
me: This is actually not a bad way of describing Matzo bread.

"Socrates was a famous Greek teacher who went around giving people advice. They killed him.
me: Let this be a wakeup call for all of us."

"Milton wrote Paradise Lost. Then his wife died and he wrote Paradise Regained."
me: This is the literal truth.
"There were no wars in Greece, as the mountains were so high that they couldn't climb over to see what their neighbors were doing."
me: And it just goes to show that the less we know about our neighbors, the less we want to kill them.
Anyway, thanks R Max and Kristina and the rest you whom I didn't mention but am stalking for making my day.


  1. Dooce of course is from Salt Lake City, which must account for her humour too. She is however an ex-Mormon I believe. Two of my dearest friends in the US are Mormons and they are pretty funny. You are onto something!

  2. Too funny! I also think that there is a high population of Mormon bloggers. Lots and lots of Mormon women blog.

    And Dooce is definitely not Mormon anymore. I'm glad you found my blog!

  3. Wow... this is the nicest compliment I ever had! That and the fact that you bought 18 bars of chocolate... but come on, really, only 18?!

    I agree re Kristina P, she is funny and certifiable.

    Love the "History of Everything"... I must go and check out this Dooce person.


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