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Hello Friday: The Fiercest Nerds on the Block [Nov. 30 – Dec. 3]

Wow, I’m not trying to say that people don’t get much work done between Thanksgiving and Christmas, but you guys came back from vacay, roaring — which was awesome.


iStock_000007218931XSmallre: Tall Drink of Nerd: Bye Bye Wheat, in which Amy Robinson decides to give up wheat after finding out that it’s making her sick.

Joshua from I really enjoyed reading this, but it does hit a little close to home for me. My grandmother, who I was closer to than anyone in the world just about, passed away about 4 years ago from Celiac disease. Information about the disease was more scarce and there wasn’t a lot of awareness surrounding it. She was up in years and doctors couldn’t seem to figure out why she kept losing weight after all sorts of testing. Finally, near the end my mother (who works in the medical field) was able to figure out the symptoms and get doctors to concur, but it was already too late. While I can’t deny a twinge of sadness when I pass the gluten-free section at the grocery store or see a post like this, it’s usually replaced by a happiness in knowing that a lot of families now won’t have to go through the same frustration and heartbreak that we did. Thanks for writing this :)


re: Procrastinate on This! Mama, I Just Killed a Muppet, in which we posted the Muppets take on Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody.”

DebraB from Notes from a Nester: Thanks for posting this — my friend Jason actually edited this. They are thrilled with how much attention it has gotten. Apparently it was released on the anniversary of Freddie Mercury’s death, though they didn’t realize it at the time.


re: 32 CANDLES Will Be Released On…, in which I announced that 32 Candles had an official release date for June 22, 2010 — same as my daughter’s first birthday, which gets me out of throwing a party for her. Thanks for all of your wonderful comments, but I picked this one b/c it offered and interesting solution for the date pile-up.

BabySmiling from Baby Smiling in Back Seat: You don’t have to have a party, but you totally have to have cake. One candle for Betty and 32 for you.


kellyandkenaire: Nerd in Transition: Tomorrow Kenai Goes to the Vet, in which Kelly Kaboom Lett says good-bye to her beloved dog over Thanksgiving.

AmyQOTWF from Tall Drink of Nerd: ยทThank you for having the courage to write about this and to focus on the strength and love that surrounds you. I’m so sorry for your loss.