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Related Posts?

August 12, 2006

WordPress has a new feature called “Related Posts,” a culling of posts from other WordPress sites that are supposedly similar to my recent posts. I don’t find this feature particularly useful or even accurate, but one of the “related posts” caught my eye and made me want to play along —

What television, music, movie or book from your childhood are you excited about sharing with your own children?

lizgordon.JPEGBooksA Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle, From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E Frankweiler by E L Konigsburg, Elizabeth Gordon’s Bird Children, Flower Children, and Mother Earth’s Children, most books by Judy Blume and Beverly Cleary, probably a bunch of others I can’t remember.

TelevisionThe Flintstones; I Love Lucy; The Jetsons; the Sid & Marty Krofft shows like Sigmund & the Sea Monsters, Electra Woman and Dyna Girl, and Far Out Space Nuts; The Love Boat; Fantasy Island.

Music — anything that I loved to listen to in the 1980s. However, I know my kids won’t like it any more than I liked my parents’ favorite music. There’s also “Please Mr. Postman” by the Carpenters, because that was the first pop song I ever heard on the radio and absolutely loved; had to get a copy of it on 45.

Movie — Grease. I can’t wait to share this one with Sophia. I must have seen it a dozen times, and when one of the songs came on the radio when we were scrapping last Sunday, Lisa and I both squealed with delight. I’ve been thinking about it ever since. What girl didn’t want to be Olivia Newton John in the big scene at the end?

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