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Best of the HBO Blogosphere — 3/31/08


Kerri Thoreson/OnLocation North Idaho

Traditionally, robins hopping in the wet grass in search of worms are the symbolic sign of Spring. This past weekend’s snow storms seemed to befuddle dozens of robins in my Post Falls neighborhood. Saturday morning upwards of 50 fat, round robins clustered close to the back deck sharing the shelter with dozens of sparrows, several starlings and even a Northern Flicker/Kerri Thoreson, OnLocation North Idaho. More here

I wasn’t the only parent hoping to burn off some excess kid energy under the golden arches; there were probably thirty children careening around the plastic structure, screeching and laughing and bouncing off the walls like electrons in an excited molecule. As you might imagine, the nine or so tables in the playland area were full; we were lucky enough to walk through the door just as another family was leaving, and seated ourselves with relief. After the kids hoovered their fries, they scampered off to play, leaving me alone at the fourtop amidst the confetti of crumpled up napkins and empty ketchup packets/Katrina, Notes On A Napkin. More here

HBO Numbers (for week of March 23-29): 46186 pageviews and 27628 unique views

*Showing/Chronic Discontent
*An afternoon at Farragut Park/Live, Love, Laugh, Hope
*Snow schmow/A Butterfly Moment
*Sometimes they can’t see for looking/Marmitetoasty
*When you compared them…/Arch Druid
*100 years from now/Atmospheric Ruminations
*4 new designs and recap of the weekend/JeanC’s Cat House


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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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