Saturday, October 04, 2008

It's Time for Some Bing Bing!!!

(For illumination on the Bing Bing reference, watch this.)

Terri B. over at Tip of the Iceberg gave me this little bit of bloggy love last week. Thanks Terri!!

As is the usual custom with blog love, when you receive some, it is polite to give some.  In this case, the "You Make Me Enjoy Blogging!" award suggests giving some love to three other bloggers.  And, since it is in bad blogger form to turn around and give back an award to the awarder, I can't give this one to Terri.

I do enjoy blogging because of Terri, though.  She and I started blogging around the same time and with the same purpose in mind.  Since that time, though, she and I--true to our natures--have gone in different directions.  I write on the fly about whatever enters my mind.  I do have some intentionality, Sleeping with Bread posts, etc., but generally, I'm an off-the-cuff girl.

Terri, on the other hand, is very thoughtful and deliberate in her posts.  She has slowly but surely found her blogging voice.  Not surprisingly, if you know her, it has a lot to do with books.  She writes great book reviews and has become an early reviewer for groups like Library Thing.  She has even posted her first author interview.  If you are looking for a good book to read, check out her reviews.  Her taste is eclectic enough that I think you'll find something you'll enjoy.

So, now that I've got my sneaky awarding-the-award-without-really-awarding-the-award out of the way, here are the official "winners."

For becoming a real friend, even if we don't "talk" that often, the YMMEB goes to...

Atypical of nonsensical text.  We live on opposite coasts.  She's an introvert.  I'm an extrovert. (Yes, even in blogging it shows!)  Somehow, though, we've figured out our brains are quite alike and it sometimes seems like it would be easier to just point you to any one of her posts to describe how I think or feel about something.  Our running joke is that we are twin daughters of different mothers.  

In the category of "You make me feel like dancing laughing," the YMMEB goes to...

Jozet at Halushki.  To read Jozet is to love her and laugh--at her, with her, at others.  Somehow or another, you will laugh.  I don't know what else to say except that when I read her, I invariably laugh.  Out loud.

And our last award of the post, for the most unique voice in my blogging world...

Beck over at Frog and Toad are Still Friends.  Beck has it all.  She will make you think.  She will make you laugh.  She will make you cry.  She will make you hungry. (Her food posts are yummy!)  She is both commonsense and whimsy.  And she does all this in her very own voice, which I have started calling Beckian.  Most of you may know her already.  If you don't, I suggest you click on over there right away.

As with any blog award, there are many others in my Google reader who I would love to give this award to.  I have chosen just three out of about 59 blogs I currently read.  If reading them didn't make me enjoy blogging, I wouldn't read them.

Have a great weekend everyone!


Terri B. said...

Bing bing! I'm laughing my head off! How DOES she do that?! By the way, thanks for all the Catherine Tate videos lately. I have really really needed the laughs.

Anonymous said...

thanks for the new recommendations (hey, I can't complain, I have fewer than 59 blogs to read these days). And I love to read & discuss books.

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Beck said...

Thanks so much! That made me blush - I very rarely think that I have even half of it all. You're so lovely to say that.

Anonymous said...

Catherine Tate -- I love her. LOVE HER! Soooooooo funny. 'Course it helps that I'm not a chav.

Congrats to all the deserving bing bing recipients!

John Ross said...

Ah, that Brittish humor....indeed amusing. And you're right about Beck, I'm glad that I found her blog through yours.....this internet allows us the opportunity to somehow/sometimes influence the lives of others so far removed(and yet so close in spirit of good intent)

atypical said...

okay, the company you put me in makes me blush (and feel all sorts of pressure to start producing something of quality instead of just something at all).


I will acknowledge this publicly - soon I hope.

-t (thinking about you daily)