* This is sure to irritate lots of people but Slate's Explainer thinks that sharing a bed with an infant is a bad idea.
* Burn Notice's Fiona is a feminist hero for a postfeminist age.
* Tina Brown explains why it's so hard for me to explain to strangers what I do for a living. I do need to point out, tho, that I enjoy "Gigonomics" and would rather not have a 9-5 job.
* This is mostly for the Featureless Saint, who doesn't understand the relationship I have with my computer.
* Will someone come over and eat Brussels Sprouts with me? No one who lives in this house will touch them -- but I lurves 'em. And, really, 2 lbs of sprouts is far too much for one person to eat in a reasonable amount of time, no matter how much that person loves them.
* Someone stumbled onto my blog with the search string "martini made with ranch dressing." To which I say, ew.
* James Norton at Chow.com tastes "Thanksgiving in a jar" so that you (and your baby) don't have to. (Also, I always visit Chow.com on Mondays to get Norton's columns/videos. Love him.)
* Two timely stories from the NYT's Health section: Why you should never blow your nose; Dr. Perri Klass, a pediatrician who is also a working mom, weighs in on sending a marginally sick kid to school.
* These are the sorts of thank you notes that I'm going to start writing. Consider this fair warning.