Monday, May 18, 2009

Talking Shop

A couple weeks ago, Helene at I'm Living Proof that God has a Sense of Humor and Michelle at Table for Nine tossed some awards my way. Thanks, guys! (That's it, Kim . . . just act casual . . . "tossed some awards" sounds sufficiently nonchalant . . . they'll never guess that you screamed with delight when you got the news and then danced in your chair like an idiot. Try to keep it together, will you?)

If it's true that you're known by the company you keep, I am in good shape. Helene named me a blogger buddy! It's been exciting to watch Helene's blog take off like a rocket through the blogosphere. So many women can relate to her initial struggle with infertility, her joys and tribulations in raising four small children, and her hilarious takes on marriage.

I'd like to pass on this award to Michele at The Stefo Crew. I can't remember who found who(m) first, but our reading each other's blogs has led to lots of comments and e-mails. Read my interview of Michele to see for yourself why I like her so much!

What girl doesn't want to grow up to be a zombie chicken? Is this award a compliment or a slap in the face?! Oh, wait . . . here's the description: The blogger who receives this award believes in the Tao of the zombie chicken—excellence, grace, and persistence in all situations, even in the midst of a zombie apocalypse. These amazing bloggers regularly produce content so remarkable that their readers would brave a raving pack of zombie chickens just to be able to read their inspiring words. As a recipient of this world-renowned award, you now have the task of passing it on to at least 5 other worthy bloggers. Do not risk the wrath of the zombie chickens by choosing unwisely or not choosing at all . . .  

It IS a compliment! And a threat! Thanks, Michelle at Table for Nine! In the spirit of the award, here are five blogs that I would battle zombie chickens to read:

Conversion Diary (this former atheist documents her spiritual journey; she's profound and inspirational)

Scribbit (a fellow Alaskan who publishes every single day; her blog is more like a magazine, well-written with lots of useful information)

Nathan Bransford, Literary Agent (I look forward to his cheerful, helpful posts; a must-read for anyone interested in the publishing industry)

Bringing Up Twins (you can read why I like TwinMama here)

saddlepotatoes (you can read why I like Geri here)

Dinner last night: family barbecue (chicken, brats, cheeseburgers, potato salad, baked beans, watermelon, chocolate cake)


Helene said...

I'm glad you liked the award!! And thank you for the shout-out!!

Michele said...

Aw shucks, Kim. You made my morning!

I think I remember precisely who found whom first - I was looking for twin t-shirts, and one of the hits was your post with your girls wearing "TW" and "IN" shirts. I delved a little deeper until I found the video post about the baby cribs. From that moment on, I was hooked...