Wednesday, May 2, 2007

BLOGS that make me go "Hmmm"

IN THE NEWS: According to the OC Gazette, "A toll collector who fired a paintball gun at a car in Cape May County must be reinstated, according to the Supreme Court ruling this week. Jason Glassey fired paintballs at a car as he drove home in 2003. According to court papers, the toll collector thought the car was moving too slowly. In ruling for reinstatement, the arbitrator said that Glassey's actions had no connection to his job. But a later investigation by turnpike officials found that Glassey had allegedly distributed parkway pamphlets with expletives drawn on them and former -Gov. McGreevey's picture altered with handlebar mustaches and black glasses."
(Don't blame me. My hubby found this article hilarious and made me put it in my blog)

Well, I'm honored. Truly. Why you ask?

Because author Lainey Bancroft has named me as one of her 5 Top Blogs That Make Her Think.

Wow. I had no idea. I had kind of hoped I'd be someday named a blog that made someone chuckle--or at least crack a half smile. But I'll take an intellectual award. And there's my little gold award down there to prove it.

So many people to thank for this award. Oh wait. That's not true. I only have to thank Lainey. Thank you!

So now I will pass along this generous award and name 5 Top Blogs that Make ME Think: (I would name Lainey right back since her blog makes me think, too, but I figured she already won this award, so let's spread the wealth, so to speak)

Here are mine:

1) Real Writers Don't Vacuum. This writer has not been posting long but trust me, her blog is always THOUGHTFUL. Plus, she's a heck of a nice woman and a fantastic writer.

2) No Rules. Just Write. Author Brenda Coulter raises such thoughtful and interesting comments on writing in her blog that I feel ten times smarter after reading just ONE of her posts.

3) Chelle Sandell. This writer always (when she's not busy moving, that is) has interesting takes on writing, movies and chit-chat in general. She also raises interesting questions that I love to discuss in her comment section.

4) Just My Type. Author, Eileen Cook makes me think about things from what's my favorite Easter candy, to what irrational fears I have, to what drives me crazy in an elevator. Always something fun to think about over there. Check it out.

5) The Two R's--Reading and Writing. Yeah, I know Lainey mentioned this one in HER blog, but I read this blog, too! Author Elle Fredrix raises thoughtful questions about writing and books in general. I love to frequent it and see what we're going to discuss today. Every once in a while she throws some funny stuff at us, too. Not too shabby for a woman who doesn't like sushi.

Should you choose to participate, please make sure you pass this list of rules to the blogs you are tagging. The participation rules are simple:

1. If, and only if, you get tagged, write a post with links to 5 blogs that make you think,

2. Link to this post 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

Does your brain hurt now?


Chelle Sandell said...

Are you thankful now goober? You just made a grown woman cry. Shame on you. Wait...I've been doing that alot lately due to the move! JK! Thank you so much for the award...(as I snatch the first tiara I've ever one away from your cute little hands :)! I'd have to say blogs have opened my eyes and my adult conversation options. I'll sit down tonight and craft a heart-wrenching tribute. I love going to your blog because you've got such a warm hgeart and funny voice. (Your writing...not your vocal cords vibrating) You're quotes and articles are a highlight to my day...thank you. *hugs*

Cynthia Brayden-Thomas said...

Umm...I may be thoughtful, but I can't figure out how to put that little award thingy in my own blog.

Ah well.

Thanks for the award, though, JS! If I could give you one, it would be The Most Talented and Funniest Romantic Comedy Writer Who Should be Published Right Now, Dammit! Award.

I probably wouldn't know how to link that into my blog, either. Sigh...