Saturday, September 23, 2006

Blogworld Saturday

Another great week is come and nearly gone (in this part of the world anyway); another satisfactory week of blog lurking. I've had the pleasure of learning some new things about my old blogger friends and I've discovered some great new blogs as well. To those who leave comments about my postings (and to those who used the shout box), thank you. I hope you drop in again.

  1. Kiyotoe's blog entry over at The Dragon 050376, about changes in standards of what seemingly defines "being a man" nowadays is a bit perturbing because there's more than a grain of truth in it. The line that separates the men from the boys is -- sadly -- becoming blurred to many.
  2. A superhero called Binoculo? An amusing idea that Michael C came up with because of a news report about a man in Brazil who can pop out his eyeballs.
  3. Doc has an unconventionally sweet post about how she and her French husband celebrated their fourth wedding anniversary. I enjoy her descriptions of the triumphs and tribulations of what it's like to live in France.
  4. I am a fashion retard. I do like to play dress up now and then, but most of the time I'm pretty much just a jeans-and-tee sort of woman. So it's a pleasure for me to visit the blogs of Jessica and Shopaholic D because I get ideas about outfits that I can wear only in my dreams.
  5. I admire people who are involved in the performing arts, such as theatre. It's a joy to read about their experiences. Julie's performance in the musical I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change got a great press review, yay! And Gumby modestly mentions his brilliant performance in rehearsals for the play Passion of Dracula.
  6. Gale's harangue on hypocrisy in some people's reactions to sex in beer marketing and advertising ploys is food for thought. Her blog entries are great to read--they're informative and funny at the same time!
  7. Art + good writing=Ela Zawrat's Journal. My attention was captured by Ela's heartfelt prose and art, which were shaped by memories of both good and bad experiences.
  8. Irene (a.k.a. Ophelia) writes about the "pregnant pauses" that she experiences in life. Mother, wife, quotation-phile, fun gal -- she's all of them. Cheers, mare. :-)
  9. Writing about being unromantic and being bitten by the love bug in the same post is something that Migs did recently. His writing is eloquent, sublimely so. It takes my breath away. Cheers, pare! :-)
  10. I have nothing but admiration for people who have the will and discipline to maintain multiple blogs at the same time. Morgen takes the cake with FIVE blogs (well, four technically, because one of them is Daphne the Kitty's). His blog's new template is looking spiffy, in my opinion. Don't forget to check out Writer's, Ink: a collaborative venture with Janna. They have a spooky short story competition for the month of October.
  11. Mimi has wonderful plans for her blog. I am so looking forward to more awesome blog entries from her. Her dating profile site is wonderfully funny, too! She's witty and articulate and (judging from her half-face) a lovely-looking woman as well.
  12. Lastly, many thanks to that funny and cool guy in England, Yaxlich, for the book meme he tagged me with. I got to know about quite a few great-sounding books from other people who did the meme, such as Ian, Gale, Ghostrose, Morgen, and Osman.

Bloggers on hiatus or in absentia (Prometheus, Mike, inamini, and Sony)...I miss your posts.

Wishing everyone a safe and cool weekend.


Kiyotoe said...

thanks for the endorsement Lizza and i'll be sure to check out some of your other recommendations.

by the way, I can't believe i forgot to mention "The Lost Boys" and "Weird Science".

Irene Tuazon said...

Thank you for the kind mention, Lizza! I am truly glad we found each other in the blogosphere. c",)

Thank you, too, for the tags. They are tremendous fun!

Enjoy your weekend, dahling!

Jessica said... retard! haha! i doubt it! anyway, sometimes i feel that way...especially when i do my To Keep Or Not To Keep post and everyone votes Not To Keep...oh well...

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the shout out. Everybody says that so i've got to think of a new term...I'll work on that.

Thanks for 12 new blog stories I can check out this weekend!! Woo Hoo. Enjoy your weekend.

Witness Street said...

Hey thanks for the mention and the kind words! You're overrating me, but it's very flattering. Cheers, Lizza! =)

Lizza said...

Kiyotoe: You're welcome. Lost Boys was so cool.

Irene: Glad you played along! I remembered and learned about new and old books/movies because of the memes.

Jessica: Ha! Your To Keep or Not to Keep posts are rare. The kids you teach must be lucky to also learn some fashion tips from you.

Michael: I am counting on you to come up with a replacement for 'shout out.' :-)

Migs: Thanks for dropping by and leaving a comment...I wouldn't have discovered your blog otherwise. Cheers!

Julie said...

Hey Lizza! Thanks again for another shout out. You're so cool to give so much blogging love to your fellow bloggers! I also checked out Gumby and now have added him to my blogroll. Good stuff! :-) Thanks for playing matchmaker.

Prometheus said...

Comrade Lizza, all is too quiet with Prometheus on his middle-eastern front. Prometheus can't find anything blogworthy. Writing feels so much like work. "Bring me to life", the Evanescence song goes. Save me from this nothing I've become, my friend.

Lizza said...

Julie: Yep, you're both cool theatre people. :-)

Prometheus: There are so many things to write about! There's mee goreng, shoelaces, theocracy, name it, mon ami. Your mind will come up with something, I'm sure.

Bazza said...

Thanks for all the 'shouts', Lizza. I am going to follow them all up over the weekend because, if you rate them, they must be worth seeing!

C said...

I love your template. I agree reading other's work is often very fun.

Bruno Amato said...

Lizza, You have great taste!!!


just a good life

Lizza said...

bazza: I hope you enjoy them as much as I do. I'm always discovering great blogs (like yours) and I love sharing them with others.

c: Thank you! The template is from

bruno: Thanks! You were in E.R. and Desperate Housewives, too. Cool!

jamesee-st-smile: Yes it is. Thanks for visiting.

Anonymous said...

Lizza: thanks for my #10 spot! I'm a ten --- whoo-hoo, I'll embrace my inner Bo Derek for the day.... :)

Thanks for checking out my multiple blogs. Hopefully this will help with my MPPDD (multiple posts per day disorder!)

Thanks, too, for the mention of our short story competition on Writers, Ink == hopefully some of your readers will check it out & submit a spoooooky story!

cheers ~ mo

Lizza said...

Hi, Mo! You're the king of MPPDD, hands down. Good luck with Writers, Ink! I look forward to reading the submissions.