Monday, February 11, 2008

You Like Me, You Really Like Me! Sniff!!

Chile nominated me for an excellent blog award. This might mean my sucking up has paid off, and she decided to nominate me because I called her a genius, but I'm choosing to believe that she actually does like my little old blog. So, thanks Chile. I really appreciate it, because you know, coming from a genius, an excellent blog award means a lot!!

Anyway, I'm really tickled to receive this award. I haven't been blogging very long, so this is the first award I've ever received for my blog, and I'm really happy that people actually read what I write, and even enjoy it! This blog has been a wonderful outlet for me, and I feel blessed to have you all as readers. You guys rock!

Now with this award comes the munificent privilege of handing out awards. So here are ten blogs that I think deserve the excellent blog moniker. I read a very diverse group of blogs, so I tried to divide up the awards among various categories.

Classical Geek Theatre- I completely admit to being a CGT groupie. But the truth is, if you are interested in music, or more specifically, the LA music scene, CGT is a must read. His detailed reviews of independent artists and his love and enthusiasm for music in general make CGT an extremely welcome and necessary addition to the panoply of music blogs on the interwebs.

Crunchy Chicken- Crunchy has been racking up Excellent Blog awards like Ellen Degeneres racks up Daytime Emmys, and with good reason. Crunchy's blog is one of the best environmental blogs out there: she's funny, smart, and courageous as hell.

Green as a Thistle- What I love about Vanessa is the sense of fun that exudes from her daily posts. She treats living lightly as a great adventure. Plus, she has awesome hair.

Car(bon) free in California-
Charles is one of the most thought-provoking enviro-bloggers out there. In addition to posts about living lightly, Charles also highlights green technological advances, and he never shies away from discussing the politics of global warming.

Hypoglycemiagirl 366- Hypoglycemiagirl's photoblog is well worth checking out. As a budding amateur photographer, I am wildly jealous of the awesome shots she gets every day.

A Mad Tea-Party- Mad Hatter just returned after a month-long posting hiatus, and I am so glad she's back! Check out her "Viruses are Cool" series. She manages to write about her field in a way that's accessible to laypeople like me.

The Bean Chronicles- 'Intimate,' 'gorgeously written,' and 'tear-inducing,' are all adjectives I'd use to describe The Bean-Mom's blog. Her most recent haiku is a favorite of mine.

Blogging Away Debt- I think this is one of the first blogs I started reading, and I still read it religiously. Tricia's candid account of tackling debt, and the verve with which she approaches such a feat make this a must-read.

Is it completely biased of me to pick Mother of All Scientists and On The Move? Probably. Is that going to deter me? Nah. Yeah, ScienceMama and Annie and I have been close friends for 15 years. But their blogs speak for themselves. They're just both damn good writers. Annie could write a two page ode to Diet Coke and it would be the best thing you'd read all day. Her wonderful, witty posts about her travels make me miss her like hell. ScienceMama writes so poignantly about the Bean and motherhood that I feel like I am getting to see the Bean grow up even though she lives miles away.

And that's ten. I could have easily picked another ten more, because each and every blog I read is wonderful in its own way. I encourage you to check out these blogs, and really all the other blogs on my blogroll (which now that I'm thinking about, I should probably update.)


Crunchy Chicken said...

Thanks! I'll add it to my wall :)

hgg said...

hey, aren't you sweet. Thanks a bunch!

ruchi said...

I hope it's a big wall!!

Chile said...

Well, you know what they say, arduous... It takes a genius to recognize talent. ;-)

Yeah, we like you, and your little blog, too.

Mouse said...

Aw, thanks dude.

Panopoly is a great word.

Charles said...

Thanks for the props! Everyone keep writing. I was listening to "Talk of the Nation" and Diablo Cody, the screenwriter of the amazing movie Juno was on and she said, the tools are out there so don't withhold your gifts from the world.

Mad Hatter said...

Thank you so much! I'll be sure to blog about this soon so everyone will know you're to blame for turning me into an insufferable egomaniac! :-)

The bean-mom said...

Awww, thanks for the lovely compliments!

Anonymous said...

Haha, thanks Arduous! If only you could see my hair today, though. So not pretty at all...