Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Thinking and updates....

Well, there's a new meme doing the rounds, but this one is a little more, well, intresting. It's called the Thinking Blogger Award.

It originated with The Thinking Blog* in Februrary.

The rules of the meme are as follows:

1. Post with links to 5 blogs that make you think.
2. Link to original source blog (which would be The Thinking Blog, I guess)**
3. If you don’t choose to do either then please display your thinking blogger logo as shown on this posting.

Well, thanks to Ian (who is the person I'd much rather link to, since he said such nice things about me and I actually read him and stuff), I've been awarded a "Thinking Blogger Award". How flattered am I? My little heart is all a-flutter...

As I was looking at my blogroll, wondering who I would pick, I noticed that I hadn't updated it in some time. So this inspired me to update. Killing two birds with one stone and all that. Damn, I'm productive today.

So, here, in no particular order, are five blogs that make me think. Too bad I couldn't pick everyone. Other faves are in my blogroll...

1) The Needs of the Few. Evil Spock (and his collaborators) always have something interesting to say on the state of the world. Besides, seeing as he will one day take over said world (starting with the American Presidency in 2012), I want to keep on his good side.

2) Dan's Blah Blah Blog. He makes me think, but he also, almost invariably makes me laugh, which is even better. . .

3) Stop Looking at Me. Choochoo makes me think of the absurdity of life. Which is good. You don't want to take yourself too seriously. Besides, she's going to eventually be battling Evil Spock for world domination, so I have to stay on her good side too.

4) Whateverings. Paula Becker is an illustrator who divides her time between Montreal and Texas. She entertains me and her illustrations make me happy. That's all. Becoming her pencil shapener is my goal in life.

5) This Just In. Gnightgirl is the mother of a soldier. In Iraq. I don't know how she does it. Her blog is funny, insightful, and at times heartbreaking. I just recently discovered her and she's become a definite favourite.

Ian is my honorary pick, but he's been picked twice already so in order to keep his ego from inflating too much, he's not gonna be official.

I've noticed, writing this, that everyone on this list also makes me laugh. Laughter is a great antidote to thinking too much. There's not much point in taking life too seriously if you have to die anyway.



* I have no idea if this is a good blog or not, I just googled the award.

** So basically, this is just a way for the Thinking Blog to get lots of links and thus get boosted on those sites that classify you according to the links you get (i.e. Technorati) - at least I think that's how it works. If someone wants to boost their rating who am I to stand in their way? If such is their ambition, more power to them. Though personally I think it makes way more sense to link to the person who chose you....

10 comments:

Big Brother said...

Gee lil sister I get to be the first to congratulate you... Good for you.
As for footnote 2, you are probably right on the mark, little cynic that you are. ;o)

Dan said...

Jazz, thanks so much for naming my blog as one of the five. That's so kind and sweet of you! And I totally agree with you about trying not to take life so seriously. There are plenty of things to take seriously, but also plenty of things to not take seriously. And I invariably like to focus on the latter, like you! :)

Evil Spock said...

Evil Spock is impressed that The Needs of the Few is #1!

Oh, and Evil Spock is going to link you through the award.

Jazz said...

BB - Thank you, now bow down before me. Oh, and as for the cynicism... I learned from a master. :-p

Dan - I've been referred to in many ways over my life, but sweet is rarely one of them... which is good for a laugh.

Evil Spock - Evil Spock impresses me. What else can I do but bow down before you - especially since the Collective's post inspired my previous post.

Jill said...

Congratulations on your award!

Ian Lidster said...

Thank you for your comments. I'm flattered, I am, I am.

Ian

Jocelyn said...

I'm liking this meme, since it highlights blogs I haven't read before. Like that Choochoo. Who's she?

Jazz said...

Jill - I'm wondering whether I should work on an acceptance speech that thanks everyone and their mother.

Ian - You are, you are?

Jocelyn - The fact that it's highlighting so many good blogs I've never read sort of freaks me out. So many blogs, so little time!

paula said...

Here, here! Ditto your "So many blogs, so little time." Funny, I , too, thought to say you were 'sweet' to name me as a 'thinking blog' (Thank you, btw!), but I knew you'd say what you said per dan's comment. I can relate. If someone says I'm 'sweet' I laugh. I know I'm not 'sweet'. "Ssssshweeet!" maybe, but definitely not 'sweet'. ...Geez...What am I talking about..? So, yes, thank you very much for puttin gme on the list. And I'll try to participate. Back to work.

choochoo said...

I am totaly going to win the whole world-dominion-thing, you know. Oh yeah.