Wednesday, April 11, 2007

I think - and therefore, I am...tagged.


I am honored. Some sweetheart named Karen over at the Pondering Penguin nominated me for a Thinking Blogger award. Since she’s very concise and to the point concerning everything political and all else, an awesome gourmet cook and an excellent blogger herself, I’m wondering if someone may have spiked Karen’s hot tea this morning…for her to choose me as a thinker. Some readers might beg to differ.

For those of you that I have chosen, here are the participation rules.

If, and only if, you get tagged, write a post with links to 5 blogs that make you think.
Link to this post so that people can easily find the exact origin of the meme.
Optional: proudly display the “Thinking Blogger Award” with a link to the post that you wrote (here is an alternative Silver Thinking Blogger logo if Gold Thinking Blogger logo doesn’t fit your blog design.
Please remember to tag blogs with real merits, i.e., relative content, and above all – blogs that really get you thinking!

So here are some of my favorite blogs that really make me think.

The guy who got me started blogging, Eric over at the Fire Ant Gazette. Though Eric promises a content-free blog, rarely is it so. He is funny, entertaining, and very patient with baby bloggers such as myself. He is known as an encourager, and his deep seated river of faith shines through in all he does. His dog, Abbye, will provide new entertainment for you each time you hit refresh!!

One of my new favorites is Pepe Guzman over at Mi Tabula Rasa. Pepe and his wife enjoy two beautiful little boys and a love for the Lord. Pepe writes clearly, loudly, quietly, succinctly - and he truly has an awesome sense of humor. I have laughed until I cried at his stories of his boys. He is as real as real can be. Through it all, the underlying grounding of the Kingdom shines through.

Winston at Nobody Asked is an excellent writer with just a tad of attitude. He is refreshing, and lives in that beautiful town of Nashville. You’ll love his stories and take on life.

Cowtown Pattie over at Texas Trifles is a great Fort Worth gal with a hankering to move south to the oasis of Big Bend. And I’m a-bettin’ she’s going to get it done, and soon. She’s a romantic, a lover of anything Texan, and is a prolific writer and, well, hie thee on over there and check her out!

Waiter Rant, from the first, has been one of my favorite blogs. Waiter is real, true, loves his work (most of the time) and writes about it well. Waiter recently signed a publishing deal, and as such, doesn’t post as often, but his postings are well worth the wait. He cares for others, and lets us look through his work window, so that we might do the same. This blog will give you a whole new appreciation for your wait staff.

It is hard to pick only 5 blogs of all the blogs I frequent. Some of the ones I chose had already been selected, and the original blog asks that if the blog has already been nominated, to look elsewhere. All of the blogs I’ve picked have probably been nominated, but I just can’t remember – so if you have, just accept it again with your normal good grace and carry on!

Thanks again, Karen, for your kind words.


Cowtown Pattie said...

Wow - The Wizard has really been busy!

Now, if I could only get some Courage...

I am very honored to be in the company of your other four choices.

Thanks, Janie! I shall complete my part of this honor this evening. Tax time at work is.... well, taxing.

Janie said...

Oh, Lord, I bet, Pattie.

I'm going to nominate our CPA for the most ultimate considerate kindest most accommodating excellent best advice giver sweetest kindest oh
I already went there accountant award...whenever I get the name of the award figured out.

Seriously...I don't know how these CPA's and their staffs function.

If I were them, I would kill clients like MLH and I.

Janie said...

After I got paid, of course.

Winston said...

Attitude? What attitude? You think I've got an attitude? I'll show you attitude!

Thanks for including me, Janie. Your words are both humbling and challenging. Nothing like somebody offering kudos to keep me on my toes to live up to the hype.

Since I responded to this a couple of weeks ago after being nominated by another reader that I paid off, I will pass on repeating. But I do look forward to checking out your other nominees with whom I have not yet made acquaintance.

Your $20 check is in the mail...

Janie said...

Winston - sweet!Money...mailbox money!!I've often heard about that - haven't seen it much.

Sorry for the double nomination - but hey, dude, you deserve it.

beth said...

Yay! :) It's a fun little award, isn't it?

Eric said...

Janie, I'd like to take this opportunity to thank all those who made this honor possible, and especially those lovable vowels and the brave spaces between words, without whom I'd just be blogging over at the FrNtGztt, and, really, who'd want to visit something called that?

Seriously, I too appreciate the kind words and recognition, and offer my best and sincerest wishes for the success of the therapy that you're surely undergoing to address whatever mental breakdown you had that resulted in this award.

OK, really seriously, I'm humbled and honored and...oh look...a baby squirrel!

Bob said...

Congrats, Now I can brag to all I know that I read a serious thinking blog, I think.
Twenty bucks??? Anyone want to get nominated?

Janie said...

Beth, that it is. And I would have picked you, too, but I know you'd won already.

Eric - when you sleep, do you dream of that baby squirrel? You are too flippin' funny.

Bob - hey, dude...mailbox money is mailbox money!! ;)