[about the author]
i actually like speaking in front of large crowds. freakish,
i work crossword puzzles in ink.
i am the american nigella lawson. or maybe the american eddie
izzard. can't decide, really.
i would be a really good mom, but i'm cool with being a really
i am sometimes more perceptive than i would like to be.
i am fiercely loyal. sometimes, stupidly so.
i never play dumb. never.
i am way too hard on myself.
i am a change agent.
i sometimes cross that fine line between assertive and aggressive.
i am not afraid to tell people that i love them.
i am militantly pro-choice.
i am pro-adoption.
i know a little bit about alot of things.
i typically enjoy the company of men more than women.
i am capable of being really mean and nasty, but i fight it.
i am a lifelong cubs fan. do not laugh.
i have been known to hold a grudge.
i have hips.
i am not my sister.
i am lousy at forgiving myself.
i am an indoor kind of gal.
i am a bargain shopper. to the point of obsession.
i am 32 flavors. and then some.
give a little bit…give a little bit of your love
in my surfing adventures, i’ve come across a surprising amount of discussion surrounding that age-old question: "what is a blog?"
evidently there's some definition floating around out there that says that a blog is, primarily, a collection of links to other sites.
okay. i don't get that. i mean, isn't that what google and yahoo and other portals are for?
so, i guess by definition, this site is not a blog.
but, today...today, there will be blogging here in the strict definition sense.
first of all, i'm going to join in the "i'll show you mine if you show me yours" trend that i've seen on a few of my favorite blogs lately.
first off, the always-amusing-always-witty-and-terribly-internet-famous sarah b. gave everyone what they've been clamoring for: a glimpse of her glamorous kisser! then, keeping the ball rolling, jr invited commenters to post links to pictures of themselves [see his march 5 entry]. a great idea!
so, here you go, kids: here's mine. feel free to show me yours. and remember: this is a family show.
next up in our link extravaganza is a list of sites from which i receive regular referral traffic.
link love is a hard thing to keep up with. the list on the left is made up of blogs that i try to read on a regular basis. but, i’m not terribly good about keeping it updated.
so, for the record: it’s nothing personal. i’m just a bit lax about keeping my links updated. i mean, come on – you don’t think i’ve really been listening to the moulin rouge soundtrack for a month straight, do you? no. i’m just a sloth.
but, i am a grateful sloth, so, here you go kids – a bunch of really swell folks who link to me but my lazy ass hasn’t gotten around to thanking them with a reciprocal link:
amidst a tangled web
confessions of an add physics major
happy cutting stone
i see truffala trees...everywhere
not my dissertation
private thoughts of boogie's mom
queen of rambles
secret agent josephine
sitting on a rock
the four corners
ya gotta believe
if i overlooked you i'm really sorry --- so, let me know if i missed you.
my pal [and amazing writer] sour bob was kind enough to suggest my site to the folks at geek philosopher, and they in turn were kind enough to select it as a philosopher's pick. geek philosopher seems to be a great resource for finding some new quality blogs to read. you know...get out...stretch your blog legs...see the blog world. the site has the philosopher's picks section, which is chosen by the site owner, and there's also an open listing section that anyone can add their listing to. the listings include excerpts from each blog so you can get a feel for the writer’s style before you click over. there are some great writers blogging away out here in anonymity…give ‘em some love.
and, by love, of course, i mean traffic, links, comments and praise. we can’t all be household-name-bloggers like dooce [113 comments?! damn.] or moxie [$100 donors?! holy shit.]. most bloggers are just blogging away, wondering if anyone is really out there reading their stuff. wondering if it’s all total crap. i feel very lucky to have a wonderful group of loyal readers, and the days when i pop over and see 20 comments, i’m thrilled…even if some of them say “that was total crap.”
hey, at least i moved you to say something.
anyway, get out there and read some blogs today, and make their day by letting them know they’re not posting into oblivion. tell them that they rock. or that they suck. just tell them something. link to them. email them. and if you're really keen on them, submit them to msnbc’s weblog central or some other site to help spread the word.
[but be sure and come back here when you're finished.]
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