Tuesday, July 10, 2007

I'd Like to Thank the Academy....

But seriously folks, thank you for nominating me for the Schmoozer and Thinking Blogs Awards. I appreciate the kind honor.

Below are blogs that I have frequented for some time now, commenting on most, lurking on some...They all offer unique and often funny opinions, stories or perspectives. For the most part, I ran into them quite by accident. Without further ado here are my 5....well, 6:

1. The Center For Improved Living. I came upon this one day under Blogs of Note and was intrigued. Since then, I have visited daily and responded to just about every call to action. It is also where I met several other blogs. I love people's answers to the questions posed. And the questions, though sometimes silly, are almost always very thought provoking.

2. Traveling Oma. This is the first entry I ever read on her blog: I'd Like to Recommend. It is a list of 100 things to do before one shuffles off this mortal coil. She just posted an entry on editing that I really enjoyed as well.

3. Foul Bastard. Though David has already been nominated, I second the motion. His writing is witty, friendly and accessible. His comments on my blog always kind and thoughtful.

4. Analysing It. Epimenides is the person who nominated me, and has already received the award himself, but still. Reading the thoughts of my counterpart halfway around the world is always interesting.

5. A Day in a Life. I really enjoy this blog of family life. My favorite entry was her anniversary list. It is warm, with a wonderful sense of humor.

6. Revelations For Life. Dwight always opens quite a can of worms, and most comments are very interesting and well thought out. His comments to my blog reflect that as well.

Now for the fine print:

Here are the rules:
1. If, and only if, you get the Thinking Blogger Award or The Power of Schmooze Award, write a post with links to 5 blogs that make you think, or have schmoozed you into submission.
2. Link to
this post and Mike so that people can easily find the exact origin of the meme,
3. Optional: Proudly display the ‘Thinking Blogger Award’ with a link to the post that you wrote (here is an alternative
silver version if gold doesn’t fit your blog).

There are more I could name, but it says 5.....thanks again



Uncle Phatato said...

Wow. How awesome. Good job! I'm the same as you, thought. If it wasn't for the Center for Improved Living, I don't think I would've met your blog or David's blog, either. I just opened a Delicious account (just a way to keep all your links in one place, for me, both school and fun) and I put his up there. And then I met your blog, and the rest is history.

Speaking of which, I need to put some links of other blogs I read so I have easier access to them!

Keep on bloggin' sista.

JYankee said...

Was I right, was I not???

Bridget said...

hey thanks. I'm oh so flattered. I'll have to do my own. as soon as i clean up this mess of a house adn car that results from a week on vacation.

Epimenides said...

You deserve them both rp!!! I presume a toast is in order here! (Here I go getting drung again!)lol :)

rp said...

But, of course, Epi, a toast is in order. This is me raising my imaginary martini glass to clink with your 2nd keg of beer ;) [it is 2:30 EDT, and I am at my desk, ahem, working...] Thanks again.

rp said...

Hi, Uncle. Thank you for your kind words!!! And definitely, a toast to The Center for Improved Living...You, too, keep on bloggin' I very much enjoy both what you say, and how you say it. And hell, even I don't read cosmo!!! Been know to drink 'em though.

David said...

Thank you so much! I swear I thought I typed this exact same message over here yesterday, but hey, I'm just going crazy so don't mind me. I think it's awesome that you tagged TCFIL. There's a whole bunch of us that suddenly met when TCFIL hit Blogs of Note.

Cosmo? Um, I only buy 'em for the pictures. ;)

eastcoastdweller said...

RP, thanks for linking to my blog! I am honored.

I promised my blog-readers that I would chill out for a few days on new links, as I've been finding and posting so many. Isn't it reassuring to rediscover that there are so many great people in the world, from one end to the other? I've met people from Canada to Malaysia in this format.

As soon as the chill-out period expires, Your awesome blog will be the next to get linked on mine.