It's the last Saturday of the month, folks! Two more months before we say goodbye to 2006 and hello to 2007. Tempus really does fugit. I'm not complaining, though. October has been good overall, except for glitches like power outages because of a typhoon, a crappy Internet connection, and getting the sniffles.
But a lot of you guys sure have been busy, and it looks like November will be an even busier month for some. A number of old and new blogger friends will be joining NaNoWriMo. That's National Novel Writing Month (but it sounds like something that Mork would say, doesn't it?). The goal is to write a 50,000-word novel in one month. Best of luck to Ian (who's an old hand at it), Morgen, Gumby, Rose, Sunrunner, and Last One Here. Gale is still debating with herself on whether or not she'll be joining this year. Go-no go, Gemmolina?
A lot of memes made their way around the blogosphere this month, many of them were enjoyable both to do and read. One of my absolute favorite bloggers, Prometheus, did a great job with the Amazing Meme that SilverSabre created. He posted pictures of the things that he finds amazing and gave them captions that only a mind like Prometheus' could come up with. But the pictures haven't been showing up on his page lately. Damn.
Another tag that did its share of bloghopping was the Weird 9 Meme (list nine weird things about yourself). It was great finding out "weird" stuff about different people, but I think H's list rose above the pack and kicked major ass. Instead of the usual fare that we get with such memes, she ranted about the narcissistic nature of tags and (mis)conceptions about weirdness -- all in her own inimitable way. No, H certainly isn't all about sugar and spice and everything nice. She speaks her mind, and that's one of the things I love about her. Her blog posts are never sickeningly gushy. She has an excellent, excellent way with words. She can be caustic, outspoken, bold. Her personality shines through her writing; it can grab you and keep you captive. Houseband00 calls her "Dragonhead"--a seemingly apt nickname. She does everything she can to hide the sweetness within her, but she doesn't always succeed, haha! I just adore this foxy lady.
Kiyotoe tried to stir up a hornet's nest with his post called Love 2 Times. He thinks it's possible to love two people at the same time. Interesting commentary he's got there. I just hope it didn't get him into trouble with The Counselor!
Yaxlich. Complaint. Woman-speak.
What happens when a woman goes to a strip club alone and gets up close and personal with a stripper who, it turns out, is appropriately named Lactacia? Mist1 killed me with her Clubbing post. To say that she's hilariously funny is the understatement of the year.
Matt, who writes Bagwine Ruminations is another person whose posts make me laugh. His Stream of Consciousness Friday is a weekly treat that I look forward to. He's crazy, but nice crazy. He and Allie (the Cheese Queen) are having a hot cyber love affair--hot in the S&M kind of way it seems.
Another new blog friend, Aisby, has a nice post about wanting to appreciate mornings more. It was inspired by Allie's epistolary post about her relationship with Day. I can relate...I've been having a love affair with Night for so long.
Odat is a new blogger friend, and I'm enjoying her blog. Yaxlich would like her. She has short, witty posts that show off lots about her personality. But the poor dear isn't feeling well; I hope she gets better soon. Same well-wishes go out to ZeroImpact, one of the friendliest bloggers around. I hope you're feeling better, ZI.
Bloggers uniting for a good cause is a wonderful idea, isn't it? Peace--now that's one heck of a cause. Mimi Lenox (also known as the Queen of Memes) started an initiative called Dona Nobis Pacem in the Blogosphere. The idea is for bloggers to download an image of a "Peace Globe" (you can get it at Mimi's site), put their names on it using a photo editing program, and post it on their blogs on November 7, 2006. It won't get rid of all the world's problems, but the positive thoughts and feelings that Mimi's project is engendering are priceless. More info over at Mimi Writes...
Have a great weekend, everyone! Be safe.