If you ever drop your keys into a river of molten lava, forget em', cause, man, they're gone. –Jack Handey

Dear 100 Hour Board,

What are your favorite personal blogs? Criteria: Written by an individual about their personal life.


Dear _________,

My sister recently turned me on to her friend Julia's blog, Based on Actual Events, which is so stinking funny I can barely contain how jealous I am. In the two months since I started reading it she has posted no less than four comedic gems on her blog, each funnier than the last. So, click on the following links, but only if you are not in the library or someplace people are going to look at you funny if you burst into laughter:

1. How to make a baby quilt!

2. A Real American Hero

3. How to Make a Move

4. Self Help

-Genuine Article


Dear Cilantro,

Thank you for making me realize how many blogs I follow...

A few of my favorites are:

The Cynical Girl - Technically Laurie blogs about her personal life and HR work (since I work in HR, I also like it). Her content is anywhere from funny to insightful to random. Also, she swears, so if that bothers you, do not click!

Pursuits of Happiness - Can I recommend Lori's poignant, touching blog enough times? I think not!

8 Million Random Strangers - I also can't recommend Miss Jill enough. She is so hilarious!

It's Not All Mary Poppins - I don't know how it's possible to make daycare so interesting, but....here we are!

Lookie Loo Photographer - More of a photography blog, obviously, but Suzanne posts pictures of her kids and her life and I LOVE her photographs. She used to do a photo a day blog but then she had a baby and stopped and I didn't love that.

And if you e-mail me and ask nicely, you're welcome to have a link to my photo a day blog which is very much about my personal life. Every day. For four years now. Yay.

-Marguerite St. Just