February 9th, 2009
Do you have one of those friends who go on and on about something — the same thing — over and over and over until you just want to stick them in a hole and fill it with dirt? Just shovel ‘em over and release them only when they promise to shut up about the bad relationship or the hormones or the blah blah de blah blah?
Yeah I know.
I am that friend.
It’s occurred to me that I write ad nauseum about the same old stuff (PMS.) (Depression.) (Anxiety.) (Why no one likes me.) (Butts.) (Insecurity.) (Pus.) (Wait. Pus is underutilized on this site; it must have come here by way of my “Need to Write More About That” list.) time and time again. And during that era when my head’s firmly planted in the sand, I’ve ignored my friends, haven’t really asked them what’s up, or responded in kind. Also, please know that I’m always in the middle of something: kids, work, panic attacks, so it’s a challenge to get time to look around. Still, I get so involved with my daily going-ons that I forget I’m part of a community.
But there I go again, talking about me.
I really plan to change all that.
So I recently read an entertainment snippet that assigned one word descriptions to celebrities as a sort of categorization or label that summed up their gestalt (i.e. Britney Spears = Boring) and I thought that’d be a great thing to do for the online people I love (sans the boring epithets), so I’m going to do a little blog rolly exercise here, and write a one-sentence (or two) description of the blog/or why I love it. Mommy Time does this with her Blog Roll, and I think it’s a great idea. As for me, I will Jackson Pollock my list — just throw a little bit of this and a little bit of that at it and write the first thing that strikes me when I think of the below blog or blogger.
So I do hope you’re not really expecting any of this to make a lick of sense?
But if you did, I guess you wouldn’t be here right?
I’ll proceed as if we are all on the same page.
p.s. None of this will be alphabetical or in order of preference or understandable in any way.
p.p.s. Some of these people don’t know me and will justifiably be mortified (crazy by association) that I’ve included them here.
p.p.p.s. This turned out to be way more labor-intensive than I signed up for today (but you’re all worth it!). So, I’m going to do post a little bit at a time. Here’s my first few:
Mommy’s Martini: Brainy, intriguingly literate, bibliophile
Blog This Mom: Wry, writerly, smartly silly
Katydidnot: Stream-of-consciousness, accident-prone, hilarious
So Anyway: Bold, astute, talented, involved
Juggling Life: Absorbing, readable, relatable
Dirt and Noise: Sassy, spunky, instantly likable (AND, posts new cocktail recipes every Friday)
117 Hudson: Artsy, smart, sometimes beautifully impertinent
Aaryn Belfer: Socially responsible, honest, real
Mel, A Dramatic Mommy: Well-spoken, engaging, quality
Doves Today: Delicious diarist, sublime storyteller
Mommy Pie: Jolly, sweet, lovable
The Best Parts: Positive, uplifting, involving
Matter of Fact Mommy: Says what you’re afraid to
Stephford Diaries: Panoply of awesomeness; something for everyone
Bern This: Unannoyingly, sweetly sarcastic, Curb your Enthusiasm-y
Mama Bird Diaries: Hysterical life snippets
Diane’s Addled Ramblings: Wonderful writing, very beautifully “prosey”
Blognut: Funny, honest, emotionally available
Tapdancing on the Edge of Reason: Engaging writing, lovely photography
I Am Feathermaye: Creative, a cinefile (is that a word?)
Tinsenpup: Gorgeous writing, poetic, clever
Da Goddess: Prolific, sometimes raw, talented writer and photographer
For A Different Kind of Girl: Queen of randomedy, expert turner-of-unexpected-phraser
We Make Three: Creative, visual, personal
: Side-splittingly comic, loving tales of a kindergarten teacher (and much more)
Thursday Drive: Beautiful tale-spinner
The Mom Crowd: Great conversation starter and excellent provider of information
Mo.Stoneskin: Best train stories ever, lovely life snapshot writer
Green Girl: Fabulously descriptive, lush days in the life writer
One Bad Mom: Quick-witted, perceptive, insightful
Mama Milton: Winsome wordsmith
This is the beginning. There will be more. With me, there’s always more. I’ll try to shut up more in the future. But meanwhile, please don’t put me in a hole.