Friday, May 12, 2006

Read My Daughter's Newsletter Or Else.

This is AnimeKat Weekly, a newsletter that Kira writes every week and sends out to friends and family. She's very diligent about getting it out regularly (unlike her mother's flaky, infrequent blog-posting style) and types the whole thing out in TextEdit on her Mac.

Another case of shameless offspring promotion? Well, sure. But it's Mother's Day Weekend and what better way to celebrate than to proudly showcase the talents of your eldest child to the world. Does this post have anything to do with the raised eyebrow said child gave me when she found out her sister had become a blog star? Er, maybe.

I don't expect you to read the whole thing, but who doesn't like a good horoscope? I'm not sure if the Aquarians out there reading are going to appreciate being told by a ten-year-old to "Stop laying around..." but me, I'm a Capricorn, and I'm going to listen to the stars when they're telling me that "It's a good family bonding week." Happy Mother's Day!

Aries: Spend more time with friends. You'll have tons of fun if you play outside and do unique outdoor activities.

Pisces: Try something new to read. If you have a favorite genre, try another book with the same genre,or try something completely different!

Gemini: Friends first. Think about the people around you and talk about anything with them. Have fun and say something wild!

Capricorn: Go out to the city at night and do something or get dinner with your family. It's a good family bonding week.

Cancer: Draw something! Anything! A comic or a regular picture. Drawing is a good idea to express your ideas.

Taurus: If you recently had a fight with someone,try to work it out. talk it out then laugh it out so everything's good.

Virgo: If you're having stress with a sibling,don't do as much together. Stress with siblings is usually caused by spending too much time together.

Aquarius: Stop laying around and go shopping for new stuff or things to do. If you don't have time use the things around you.

Scorpio: You're sharp as a tack and probably study all the time or go on the computer. Do something else like going outside or maybe watching T.V.

Leo: Go hiking on a trip with your friends or on an adventure. Just remember to stay with each other and don't get lost. Also bring survival tools just in case.

Sagittarius: Do you like someone? Know what he/she likes and do something like going to the library or a resturaunt. Not anything TOO fancy. Just casual.

Libra: Have fun this week and save the really serious stuff for later so you can remember that there are a lot more things in life besides what you do now.

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61 comments:

  1. Wow. Mine is eerily appropriate right now. (Wahoo Libras!) Can I be added to the mailing list for this thing?

    I'm thoroughly impressed. Could this be the start of a legendary journalistic career? Think she'd give me a job?

    Give my favorite cousins a hug for me, please. Can't wait to see you guys soon soon soon.

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  2. Go Libras...go Libras...

    She is cute and smart and god help you when she gets older and the boys come a callin'.
    Very impressive indeed.

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  3. That is so cute that she does that...a future writer in the making. My eyesight isn't as good as it used to be...*ehhem*...I had to strain a little bit to read it. I did catch something about Neopets and iPods.
    Oh, and she has alot of style! Smart and beautiful!

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  4. I'm a scorpio and holy crap, I really DO need to get off the computer!

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  5. She nailed the Virgo thing. Spooky.

    And now both your daughters are blog super stars.

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  6. i'm an aquarius, and i am just excited about the advise to go shopping!!!
    ~mindy

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  7. OK you're kids are officially overachievers. Congratulations! :)

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  8. Please tell Kira that I would love to try a new book. Does she have any recommendations?

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  9. hey, that's so weeeird. I am aries, and I DO have fun outdoor activities planned this weekend. amazing...

    have now rechristened my "i-poddy" and made note to be more diligent about recharging.

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  10. Hey, I DO study all the time or go on the computer. Or I study on the computer. (Reading blogs counts as studying, right?)

    Well, you can tell that psychic babe of yours that I'm having my son's birthday party outside tomorrow, as long as it doesn't rain. But I'll have to work on the watching TV part. Perhaps I will declare next week "Mommy's TLC-Watching Week." Need to get me some more Andrew Dan-Jumbo viewing, yes I do-- the horoscope said so!

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  11. "the battery was the lowest ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!" whoa. Disaster.
    Great newsletter, they will be fighting over the computer soon, so they can both write...
    I'm off to go draw something! (cancer here.)
    Happy Mother's Day Mama.

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  12. SPM - you are so lucky to have such talented kids! (Did I mention beautiful? WOW!)

    Do you proofread for Kira's stuff at all? Because her spelling and grammar is better than my boss's. I'm completely serious. I would post the email he sent me yesterday but he knows about my blog and I'm afraid he'd find it.

    By the way, Kira, I am an Aquarius and I spent all of last weekend shopping! I normally DO just lay around! Right on!

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  13. My God she's beautiful!! Like mother like daughters. Her newsletter was great. I'm going to have to get my little slackers moving.

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  14. hahahahaha "How much money does it take for a female deer to get married? One buck." Love it!!!

    Wry, witty, concise... she'll put you out of a blog-job any day now! :-)

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  15. Tell her to keep it up.I think she may be a future Astrologist to the Stars.

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  16. I adore your daughter. She is so freaking cute. And she was right on with mine. I'm a Taurus, and I was fighting with Hubby this week. Tell her, she makes great predictions.

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  17. Your daughter is adorable, you must be so proud of the budding writer! Happy Mothers Day Sweatspantsmom!

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  18. Thank you for my new favorite joke to use at parties. She's beautiful and has a great sense of style, I'm digging the cap. Happy Mother's Day!

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  19. That is the most ridiculously cute and adorable thing I have ever seen. I now totally hooked on AnimeKat Weekly. How can I subscribe?

    By the way, I still can't eat a piece of cheese without thinking to myself, "You know, cheese really is the key to life."

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  20. Allie: (Hey, everyone – this is my niece Allie. She’s graduating from Barnard College in NY next week. She was a journalism major. Someone hook her up with a job.) We miss you and can’t wait to see you. My girls are going to talk you into moving back to L.A.

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  21. Domesticator: Yes, I’m going to make the jpeg bigger. It’s hard for me to read, too. I’m going to have to buy some of those goofy glasses at Rite-Aid if this keeps up.

    Mothergoosemouse: I’ll tell Kira to whip out her Pokémon notebook when she gets home and look up her book list. I’ll get back to you. Do you like pony stories?

    Jaelith: Here’s the AnimeKat disclaimer: For entertainment purposes only. Not responsible for weather, natural disasters or acts of God, including rain on birthday parties.

    liberalbanana: I don’t proofread her work at all. In fact, she corrects my grammar these days. Then I ground her.

    MetroDad: Consider your subscription ordered. The first issue will arrive in your mailbox next week. Cancellations subject to a fee of fifty NeoPoints or twelve boxes of Twizzlers.

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  22. SPM ... when "borrowing" money from the p-bank for your fix ... I would steal some extra pesos for a bat. Kira is so beautiful and an amusing writer. Don't know what the fartburgers she is talking about sometimes ... but the passion ... AHHhh the passion for her characters is very amusing. NorCal Sistah keeps me posted on the weekly gems. That deer joke is much cleaner than my version about deer nuts and beer nuts ...

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  23. Dear Astrologerificator,

    I am a Gemini. I took your advice and said something. wild to my friend. Currently he's in Kansas and still running. Maybe I'll try Capricorn next time! ;D

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  24. My fav? The "So-called Strategies all based on her looks....Whatever"


    You have done well, Mama SP.

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  25. I love it! And she is a beautiful kid! I think she has a future in publishing. And she had the foresight to see that I need exercise and a little excitment in my life (I'm a Leo.) :)

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  26. What a talented little girl you have! Please tell her I love my horoscope and I am going out to by a new book right away!

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  27. As a Virgo, I'm wondering if the same advice applies to spouses or spouse-like people. If so, she nailed it! You have a crazy talented (and good looking) family, ma'am.

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  28. You are such a cool mom for involving your kids in your blog. Mine don't know that Kvetch Blog exists - or if they've seen it up on the monitor, they dont' know what it is. I wonder sometimes if I should tell them - but for me - right now - it's just for me. And all of you. But you have certainly pointed out the value in sharing with family. I'll be thinking about this one...

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  29. Being a Gemini...I loved the friends first comment. That works well with all the little MNO we did just the other night.

    Those drinks come from a place called Cosmos which is our way cool Mommy hangout.

    Thanks for returning the visit!

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  30. Okay. Most beautiful child ever. And she has her own 'zine! You've done good, mom. Happy Mother's Day!

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  31. Hey! I'm a Scorpio and she just told me go watch some TV. I'm all over that!

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  32. HeatherO: We’re all waiting for the ‘deer/beer nuts’ joke. Don’t tease us like that.

    TinyBites: See disclaimer above for Jaelith. Insert ‘running friends in Kansas.’

    Mom101: I think she means spouses, too. Spouse-like people, are included as well, I’m sure. Of course this is just me talking – once she finds out I’m messing with her horoscopes she’ll probably go all Hollywood diva on me and shut the whole thing down.

    kvetch: Actually, my kids aren’t allowed to read my blog. There are certain posts (on their birthdays etc.) that I let them read selectively, but most of it I don’t feel is appropriate for them to read. They just know that I have a blog and there is some mysterious force that is keeping me glued to my computer screen for ridiculous amounts of time.

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  33. daughters are terrific!
    we are so lucky to have them.

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  34. I love daughters...
    My eldest has her own blog! She amazes me with her organization and writing skills! (NOT like me!)
    My horoscope says to take a hike... God I was hoping to avoid walking the dogs today! Better go and do it...and take crampons and an ice pick!
    I'm a first time visitor from Chicky Baby...
    I WILL RETURN....

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  35. I wanna play outside. I wonder what I'll play that won't hurt me or exhaust me or make me look ridiculous or kill me. I know! Music.
    Neato that your daughters are both into writing!

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  36. I used to write horoscopes for a paper in Chicago, and I must say your 10 year old does a heck of a better job than I ever did.

    And AnimeKat weekly rocks!

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  37. Um, she's gorgeous, and smart. My horoscope is bang on: Siblings getting you down? Don't spend so much time with them.

    Genius.

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  38. First of all, your daughter is adorable and fiercely cool in that hat. Be sure to tell her I said that :)

    Second, she's clever, too. Love the newsletter :)

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  39. Ah, another rising blog star! She's right on with my horoscope. I'm a Virgo and that's precisely why my sister and I are getting along right now; She lives 1/2 way across the country ;D.

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  40. Gosh, she is absolutely gorgeous. And talented. And she nailed my horoscope to a T (I'm a scorpio.) Tell Kira I did get out of the house for once this weekend, and thanks. ;-)

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  41. I read all the signs and like Cappy the best so I'm going with it. Yeah, yeah...I'm a Cappy! So what?

    Your daughter is beautiful (so's mine) , does she look like her Mum? Mine does, only I'm the weathered, tired, well-aged version.

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  42. Whew! She's pretty wise for her age!

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  43. As a mom and a cancer, I must say that drawing is far down on my "things to do" list. But since your daughter is asking, I'm going to try. But it may involve a penis.

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  44. Will you ask her for a special edition with cusps next time? Oh, and can you ask that she include our love signs too?

    Ha!

    She is sooooooo cute!

    I see you have a journalist on your hands! Nurture that. It's awesome.

    She should have an anonymous advice colum for peers.

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  45. Good for her!! I love witnessing emerging talent! Kids who love to write make great thinkers!

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  46. Fellow Capricorn, looks like both your kids are talented writers.

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  47. Fabulous! Now I officially am a fan of both your girls. Especially like the Virgo message. Too funny!

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  48. Oh, those are GREAT....

    (Hey...are you allowed to convert from a Capricorn to a Virgo??)

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  49. Hey my horoscope kind of came true already! It says to try something new to read, and your site is pretty new to me, so check that out- eerie isn't it?

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  50. That is very cool! And how lucky she is to have a mom who supports her ambitions!

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  51. how cool is that? at her age, i was doing...well, nothing. i was quite lazy....

    as for my horoscope (pisces) could she read a book in whatever genre she chooses and then give me the cliff notes version? trying something completely different is out of my realm at the moment.

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  52. I'm a Leo who lives in the woods - no camping for me. My life is one long, drawn out camping trip with awesome internet access ;-)

    Happy Mother's Day to you & congrats to your brilliant daughter for writing such a witty post!

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  53. Tell your daughter I said thanks for giving me permission to go shopping! If my husband complains, I'll just tell him Kira saw it in the stars. And that is a super-cute photo of her!

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  54. so, thanks for all the comments on my blog. i get all twiterpatted with I realize that one of the big hitters, Sweatpantsmom, is reading my blog! :) :)
    Thanks for making my day.
    Good like writer you got there. too cool.

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  55. Dear Kira, the Beautiful Mystic,
    As a Sagittarius, may I say that I DO like someone! And it just so happens that libraries and restaurants are like my two most favorite places in the world! And "Just Casual" is my motto! Hmmm, I've never really followed horoscopes before, but now I wonder...

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  56. I'm a Pisces and it's sooo true! I was looking for a book to read cause I need to stimulate my brain! LOL

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  57. This was adorable. Your daughter's got talent! Following in her mother's footsteps. :)

    So let's see...as a Sagittarius, I have to say that I DO like someone, and I may take him to a restaurant this week. A CASUAL restaurant.

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  58. as an aquarius, let me say I went out & bought new things this weekend!!

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  59. This is one of the cutest posts I've ever seen. Way to promote her!

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  60. Ah, now that explains the problems with my brother! (I'm a Virgo, see). I just need to stop spending so much time with him. Thanks for the tip! ;-)

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