Guess who’s starting the downward PMS spiral? My God! Can we go one month without the steel trap of hormonal hell clasping my — what? endocrine system? fragile brain? pseudo-together life carefully constructed with smoke and mirrors? Only my turbo extra strength PMS can make a grown man cry.
And so I thought it’d be a good time to tell you about people I like. Because that well-crafted intro should not go to waste.
I bet the people I like will appreciate that.
Or forget I exist.
Finally, I suck.
I’ve received a few awards over the past few months that I’ve not acknowledged (please refer to the suck statement above) because (1) I do not know how to add awards to my side bar if the code is not handed to me on a silver platter and (2) Check out that suck statement again.
(I’ll reference it often.)
And when I received these awards, a warm glow overcame me and I felt a bit liked, a feeling that’s hard to come by where I’m concerned. And then, I didn’t do anything. Because….?
Yep. You got it.
So what I thought I’d do is to show the awards here, give the kind award giver their due, and then list some of the people I love. I don’t do that enough and there’s so much great writing I read every day that I don’t recognize.
And now, I believe it’s time to let the awards do the talking.
Mommy Pie gave me this about 84 fortnights ago (if a fortnight were a day) and I thanked her profusely, then let it wallow on my desktop. Mommy Pie truly is my blog bud extraordinaire: funny, positive, quirky, BlogHerNot founder and love spreader. But you probably read her already.
Another fantastical non-mythical hobbit blogger I know you read on a regular basis. Also, she’s fabulously humorous and salty in a Trader Joe’s gourmet-nuts-in-an-elegant-tin kind of way.
And so again, I’m quite positive you read Melissa as well, and if you don’t she’ll soon hook you, you mark my words, you, you little cheeky monkeys, you.
A wonderful shout-out, because the women I’m included with are amazing, and I’m quite sure MommyTime made a grave, grave error in judgment by sticking me with them, but I’m not saying anything (you don’t tell her either).
So while my PMS permits me a brief respite from reducing The Rock to tears, and charging rabidly into my corner McDonald’s, let me say THANKS! And I do love each of you. You’re a gaggle of outstanding bloggers and it’s my distinct honor to know you.
Finally, I do want to pass these awards on, but I’ve got issues people, real issues going on here. Like, I’m pretty sure Burger King discontinued their famous chicken sandwich.
So what I’m going to do is list some of the people whose writing I love. Please note that some of these people have not heard tale of my existence. As it should be. For their sakes.
But first, you all know I love Myra at We Make Three, right? And Amanda at The Mom Crowd? Also, Steph at Quirky Blogger, Matter of Fact Mommy, Pajama Momma, and Eden at So Anyway (who also has created an online literary journal called Toasted Cheese)? I do make mention of them often, so I thought I’d shift the spotlight to newish bloggers to me, who I’ve grown to admire as well.
Some of the blogs I now follow often, and whose authors inspire a writhing, all-encompassing, but ultimately supportive, envy are:
- Tinsenpup, who I discovered through Five Star Friday. Her Five Star Friday post on imaginary butt cancer grabbed me right away, and it’s funny, but she also wields a writerly hand on powerful pieces like this one.
- La La at the Crooked Shall Be Made Straight is such a wonderful writer. Check out this post, which made me look at myself straight on and identify with exactly what she was saying.
Jennifer at Thursday Drive is a well-known literary blog genius. She writes beautifully and I check her out often for inspiration. Obviously, it’s not working. But I still like to visit Jennifer to remind me that there’s something to which I can aspire.
- I don’t know how I found Kelly at She-Power. Kelly? (Who doesn’t know me) How did I find you? Helloooo, hellooo, hellooooooo? No matter. Her site is chock-full of beautiful photos, fiction pieces, slices of life, and writer’s resources. And I like it.
- Da Goddess and I are friends. We’re both in San Diego and I’ve read her for years. Sometimes I forget to read her. I don’t know why. I think it’s because she lives by me and I take her for granted. She’s great though, and I’m not going to forget that this time! Wonderful photos and writing abound at her site.
Oh, and there’s more. But really, I’ve got to get on that Burger King thing. So I’ll leave you with this:
Auds at Barking Mad (so, so funny and just plain good), Deb at Hoping for Grace (raw, real, wonderful), and all of my San Diego cronies.
I didn’t include everyone I love and read. For that, I’m sorry. But honestly? If you saw me rocking back and forth right now, you’d understand.
But if you really need to, you can refer to point #2 above. Just remember I’m fragile right now, you skeevy wenches.