Do you know what that makes me? Cool. You know it. But it also makes five more of you cool, too, because that's what this award does. It spreads extra coolness amongst those of us who are already cool. It's a coolness of a higher order.
The rules of participation:
- If, and only if, you get tagged, write a post with links to 5 blogs that make you think.
- Link to this post so that people can easily find the exact origin of the meme.
- Optional: Proudly display the "Thinking Blogger Award" button with a link to the post that you wrote (there are both silver and gold versions to fit your weblog).
Five Weblogs (That Make Me Think) Upon Which I Bestow The "Thinking Blogger Award"
Kate, the author of Sweet | Salty, writes heartbreakingly excellent prose. Her life has been truly short on the sweet side of things over the past months, but she is able to write about her experiences with her premature twin sons with such depth and emotion that I have often come away with an ache in my own heart for her and her family.
Emlyn's family has recently expanded from three to four, and he is weathering the stress of balancing no sleep with two active boys, but he still manages to write about more than just poop. He doesn't do memes, but anybody with whom you can share an e-mail about big butts is worth keeping up with, so I am honouring him anyway.
It is a web comic, but I am classifying it as a weblog of sorts for the purpose of this award. Each comic is split into three panels that are comprised of photographs with overlaid text, and I love each and every one of them. Go and get lost in their archives for the afternoon.
There is almost too much to say about why this woman is worth this honour, so I will make a list that details her awesomeness: she has a series of great interviews with webloggers, hosts video interviews on Alpha Mom TV, paints, draws, writes columns, takes photographs, and has maintained her website since October 2002. And that, folks, is just what shows up in the sidebar. She is also a crafter who makes fabulous Bonprons. Her talents, her wit, and her superior humanity warm my cockles.
Is this one a little obvious? Yes? Of course, it is. The topic of cancer is all the rage for me these days, but I was reading Lymphopo's writing long before she or I came down with the dreaded Big C. She's a hot, body-building mama with a penchant for zydeco whose let's-do-this-thing attitude makes me think I can.