Thursday, March 18, 2010

The 12 Days of X-Files Christmas

I know this is is totally the wrong season, but once upon a time, many years ago Mark and I collaborated with my parents to come up with a lovely rendition of The 12 Days of X-Files Christmas. For some reason, I was prompted to share it here today instead of doing my other work:

12 Days of X-Files Christmas

On the first day of Christmas, Mulder gave Scully
Some parts from a dead body (or: a government conspiracy)

On the second day of Christmas, Mulder gave Scully
Two UFOs and some parts from a dead body

On the third day of Christmas, Mulder gave Scully
Three Lone Gunmen, two UFOs…

On the fourth day of Christmas, Mulder gave Scully
Four abductees, three Lone Gunmen…

On the fifth day of Christmas, Mulder gave Scully
Five cell-phone rings, four abductees…

On the sixth day of Christmas, Mulder gave Scully
Six Chaco chickens, five cell-phone rings…

On the seventh day of Christmas, Mulder gave Scully
Seven swarms of bees, six Chaco chickens…

On the eighth day of Christmas, Mulder gave Scully
Eight Syndicate members, seven swarms of bees…

On the ninth day of Christmas, Mulder gave Scully
Nine black oil victims, eight syndicate members…

On the tenth day of Christmas, Mulder gave Scully
Ten little green men, nine black oil victims…

On the eleventh day of Christmas, Mulder gave Scully
Eleven gross autopsies, ten little green men…

On the twelfth day of Christmas, Mulder gave Scully
Twelve reprimands from Skinner (or: twelve nice big kisses)…

By: Molly, Mark, Barbara, and Tom

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Finishing out 2009

Wanted to finish out 2009 by at least posting a list of the other books I've read this year. If I keep this blog alive at all, it is going to be as just a list/record of what I've read so that I remember :)

I have put most of my "to-blog" stack away, so I'm probably forgetting some, but in recent weeks I've read:
  • Twelve books about miscarriage
  • Pregnant on Prozac (book about antidepressant use during pregnancy, had several major critiques of, reviewed for CAPPA)
  • From Diapers to Dating (a guide to raising sexually healthy children from infancy to middle school, liked it pretty well, good information and suggestions, reviewed for LLL)
  • L'Mazeltov (Jewish childbirth education, reviewed for CAPPA, not impressed with the "do whatever the doctor tells you" conventional attitude)
  • Birth Space, Safe Place (book about emotional well being during pregnancy and birth, enjoyed though didn't learn anything new really, reviewed for CAPPA & CfM)
  • 25 Ways to Awaken Your Birth Power (book and CD set, inspirational and relaxing, reviewed for CAPPA & CfM)
  • 25 Ways to Joy & Inner Peace for Mothers (book and CD set, nurturing little book for mothers of newborns, reviewed for CAPPA)
  • The Body of the Goddess (about sacred sites around the world as well as about goddess imagery in landscapes and cultures with am emphais on the body, enjoyed pretty well though felt some of the conclusions/theories were a bit of a stretch, delighted and surprised to find it at $1 Shop)
  • Re-read Birthing from Within, my all time favorite birth book. I re-read it to give myself of dose of inspiration as well as prep for the birth art class I'm taking online this month.
  • Mask of Motherhood--this was a re-read from several years ago. I liked it the second time around too and marked a whole bunch of pages that I'm now not going to actually write about. I think a lot of attachment minded mothers would probably not like this book, but I like it anyway.
  • Joyful Birth--I was reading a segment from this each week during my pregnancy and finished it about a week before my miscarriage :(
  • Simply Give Birth--reviewed this for CAPPA and CfM, LOVED it. Super good and highly recommended, one of my favorite books of 2009, more here.
  • The Power of Women--possibly my favorite birth read of 2009. Really excellent. A true treasure. Reviewed for CfM and CAPPA (see CfM review here)
  • Birth Day--just finished reviewing this one for CAPPA. Quick read. Amusing.
  • My Stroke of Insight--book club read for November.
  • Creating Community Change: Making it Happen in the Real World--textbook for my CC class in October. Read it cover to cover like a good teacher. Really a good book. Highly recommended!
  • Chiseled in Sand: Creating Change in Human Service Organizations--textbook I was considering for class, but didn't end up using as a class book.
  • Life Skills for Homeschooled Teenagers--bought for my homeschool co-op Life Skills class in Sept. Have already re-sold, since I won't have homeschooled teenagers of my own for many years!
I was going to get links set up for all these, but I just don't have time, so tralalala!