October 30th, 2006

Stewart Not Your Monkey

Why I Love My F-List: Part 10

lolacat has been my friend for quite a while now. I think she was one of the first doula friends I found on livejournal. I was (and still am) struck by the quality of her writing. She's always so...coherent. She writes about her life and feelings, but does it so you can actually understand. As someone who's always feeling non-coherent when I try to get my point across, I really admire this. A lot of folks write about their day-to-day life, but it's boring or stagnant. lolacat shows me what it's like to be married, a grad student, hard at work on goals, etc., and yet she really investigates the situations and adds a level of reflection that makes it just good reading.

I love her posts on all things birthy. She's working on a paper about vaccinations right now, and has been sharing the preliminary research and asking for feedback. I really hope she shares the finished product, because she's super smart and those are something I really know little about. I learn about a lot of things from her journal that I probably wouldn't know of otherwise, and I'm always intrigued. She's also fairly frequent about posting pictures, and that's something I totally dig in a friend.

She's also funny, sweet, cute, and hasn't pissed me off even once so far. (lol!)

lolacat is fun!

Stewart Not Your Monkey

Why I Love My F-List: Part 11

charv is an all around awesome person. She is a fellow mama and birth junky. Her recent project is setting up birth chats, which I am so disappointed that I missed out on the first time. I think that's an awesome idea.

She has three kids, all close in age to mine. It's great to hear about her parenting skills and the stories she shares about her kids. It's always unique to peek into her life, too, because she's totally blind and I've learned A LOT of stuff that I didn't know and probably wouldn't have learned otherwise. She's really open and a sweetheart, and doesn't get put out when you ask her a dumb question. She's also working on becoming a CBE (Childbirth Educator), which is something I dream of, so I love following along and seeing how she's putting that business together. I love seeing people actualize their dreams!

charv is wonderful!