Joy nominated me for a blog award! DAYS ago even. Okay, now it's bordering on weeks.
I'm tickled to show off my blue ribbon ---
As with all good titles, the ribbon comes with some responsibilities -- and they're what kept me from showing off right from the start.
Here are the rules:
Post the award on your blog.
Add a link to the person who gave you the award.
Nominate at least 4 other bloggers and add their links.
Leave a comment at the recipients’ blogs so they can pass it on.
Hard to choose just four. I enjoy so many ... and so many deserve the award.... and that's why I've been dithering over this post for so long. I mean, there are over 25 blogs in my Google Reader list that have been plunked into the "Favorites" folder. So I've had to consider which of these favorites were "more favorite" (is like like "more equal"?).
Then, I realized that many of these blogs are blogs I love because I love the people who write them. I wondered ... would I read this blog so eagerly if I didn't KNOW this person?
I’m passing it along to just a few of the blogs I enjoy:
1. The FairyGodknitter lace knitter, mom, friend, awesome tour guide for the Buffalo area, and all around witty and wise person who maintains the most amazingly positive attitude in the face of adversity.
2. Your Pharmacist May Hate You non-knitter (as far as I know). Yes, it's true, I do read non-knitting blogs. This one, written by a pharmacists who refers to himself as DrugMonkey reveals all sorts of things that you hoped weren't true about the pharmaceutical industry, the medical industry, life, and the way politics intersects with those things. He also tells some pretty amusing drug store stories.
ARGH - times two!
I'd finished this post, and when I went to save/publish it.... it ATE the last chunk, the one in which I'd said
ARGH this is so hard! So far I've listed one blogger whom I didn't know before I'd read her blog, and one I don't know at all. Let's see if I can do that again.
Nope. I can't. I would offer you Dilbert.com blog, but he's so big I'm pretty sure he won't respond at all. He's actually very informative... but still. That leaves me with a woman I knew through lists, and references, and whom I'd met a time or two at events before I visited and stayed with her this summer.... after which I started reading her renewed blog.
4. Grafton Fibers: Linda's Blog spinner, knitter, crocheter, blender of incredible spinning fibers, co-owner of Grafton Fiber Arts (maker of awesome needles, hooks, spindles, and looms, and purveyor of said awesome spinning fibers), shepherd, mother, staunch advocate for her children, and teller of tales of the evils of Man that will curl your hair, while making you proud as hell of her for her tenacious and valiant efforts to withstand the onslaught.
5. As Nora and Joy have said, it’s really hard to pick just 4 - there are so many more. I've skipped the obvious ones. I mean, how many blue ribbons does Steph or Franklin need? If you’re reading and commenting, thank you, thank you! Please take the ribbon and pass it along!
Thanks again Joy!!!
Meanwhile, while reviewing the blogs I read, I was (aren't we always?) lead to one I'd not read before, which had embedded this video.
It's good. It's funny. It's smart! And in the end, it's serious and has an important message for us all. Please watch, and think about what this man has to say. (oh, and enjoy the giggles).