So I had this spectacular blog in my head and then I drove all the way across town to Cathy’s house to upload it (because we don’t have internet yet) and now its like 10:45 and apparently my brian…..I’m not going to fix that typo……my BRAIN turns off at 10:30.
Anyway, thanks to another blogger, I have been passed the Leibster Award. Its a bloggers award given from one blogger to another. Brett the Blogger says Leibster is German for “Favorite” or “dearest”. His blog is called the Transformed Non-Conformist and there are many things I really appreciate about his writing. It is thoughtful. Hilarious. Interesting. Consistent. And I can recommend his blog to my mother and not be afraid. Go read!My job now is to choose five blogs that I love to read and pass the award along. The stipulation is that they have to have fewer 200 official followers. I’m fairly new at this and haven’t explored the blog world like I’d like to. My “Google Reader” is full, but apparently I’ve fallen in with the mainstream and I like the same blogs that thousands of others do. But still, I’ve had to whittle down my finalists. And here they are. Bloggers, I bestow upon you this prestigious award. Please keep your acceptance speech under 34 seconds…..
First, is The Painted House. This is one of the first blogs I ever glommed onto. (…glom…..is it a word?). Angela, the lady of the House, is an artist and a mother and a business woman and a vegan and a supermodel. She is fun to read and fun to watch. Hmmmm. She might be over the follower limit but its not OBVIOUS so I’m going with it anyway.Next we have Clay Baboons. I am so fascinated by other people’s creativity. This blog is a perfect example of brilliant storytelling via CLAY and a CAMERA! I! Love! It!This next blog I’ve just tapped into and I am so excited to keep reading and reading and reading! Random. Brilliant. Fascinating! Please please go and see for yourself. Fifteen Feet: The Level of Decompression. One of my favorite blog posts of all time in on this blog!Next is one of my good friends, Amanda. I met her over a decade ago in Chicago and she continues to be one of the greatest thinkers I know. I would read just about anything she writes. ANYTHING. Right now she runs marathons. And so she writes. I really do want her to write MORE.With this last one I’m totally breaking the rules of the game. And I don’t care. I’m just going for it! I read so many blogs that are so great, but hey, if I wouldn’t pass them along to my mother for suggested reading then I won’t put them here. Because my mother reads this blog. And I refuse to subject her to miscreants and their “warehouse language”. But this award is for you. You talented potty-mouthed bloggers. You know who you are. (Don’t worry Mama, I don’t read the bad words. I scream “BLEEP!” at the top of my lungs as I’m skimming over them. So…I can’t read them after the kids go down. Or when they’re awake.)We’re moved, by the way. But no internet. Stay tuned, though, for my first appearance on MTV Cribs. I’ll be wearing my eminem face.Does MTV Cribs still exist? Anyone?