Saturday, January 20, 2007

Blogworld Saturday

Friday I'm In Love (Acoustic)
By The Cure

Okay, it's really Saturday morning in my part of the world. But what the hell, I like this song. I could almost sing to it. :-D

So. On to this week's edition of Blogworld Saturday.

He's in a war zone, and he blogs about what it's like there. Most days, everything is peaceful, but once in a while things can become scary, to say the least. They know what they're doing, but stay safe, Sgt, Dub!

A shipload of books, that sure sounds like paradise to bibliophiles. Migs tells us about his impressions of the MV Doulos, the largest floating bookstore in the world. And it's presently anchored in a Manila harbor. Not for long, though. :-(

How heartbreaking is it--and how maddening--to discover that a friend isn't really a friend at all? Marlayna shares a recent experience over at It's the Little Things.

Mimi Lenox will be hosting the next Bestest Blog Carnival over at her site, Mimi Writes. This round will be all about memes and tags. Send her your favorite meme, and she'll include it in the Carnival. But you need to be a linkee (is that a legit word?) at Bobby Griffin's Bestest Blog of All Time before you can participate. Bobby's is one great site: I've found a lot of my blog friends through it (and some of them found me via Bestest Blog as well).

"Love means never having to say you're sorry." That's according to Erich Segal's book Love Story. Extend that line just a little to maybe include "Love means being out of this world crazy to the point that maybe we should be institutionalized," and you'll have Steve and Tami Novak down to pat.

I just hate it when people I don't know or those I'm not really close to enter my personal space uninvited. Dan doesn't like it, too, but he's found out that invasion of personal space can be a good thing--only, he didn't realize it until many years later.

I was tickled by H's utterly delightful comparison of safe sex tools, i.e., microbicides and condoms. This gal isn't all angst and dark stories; she has a fun side, too!

I enjoy reading the lists (or pictures) that people come up for occasions like Thursday Thirteen and Wordless Wednesdays. I really identified with a few of Turnbaby's Thursday 13 list! She's a cool person.

Gale Martin (a.k.a. Gem) has Word Wonk Wednesdays, and this week's topic is something that we can all relate to: recently-coined words and phrases about blogging!

I'm glad to be reading CSL's blog. She's a traveler, and her travel pictures inspire me (except for some roadkill pics and the viper in Costa Rica). She was in Oz recently, and shares with us photos of some of the sights there like the sea, food and beer (yum!), and... skinnydipping! (I'm soooo envious.) Tastefully done, nothing too risqué.

Houseband00 has a post that touches on Greek gods and having one's cake and eating it, too. He sounds a bit cynical there. But is he really??? Don't pull a fast one on us, HB! :-D

Last Life in My Universe (Deb, for short) is a young (and gorgeous and talented) woman who has experienced a lot in her life. In one post, she asks if forgetting can be done as handily as forgiving.

The latest season of that train wreck reality TV show American Idol started a few days ago, and this event was given the tongue-in-cheek royal treatment by Mimi and Bud. Oh, these two are so baaaaaad! (But they look so SWEET together!)

Congratulations to Bond, because The Big Leather Couch was named Bestest Blog of the Day on 18 January, 2006. I'm glad The Couch is still as comfy as ever, despite the increase in couch-sitters.

Congratulations to The Thinker for being the best something in the Lone Star State! She's such a gifted writer, I'm really not surprised she won. Take a look at her post about not-quite-teenage angst, which is superb. It's a raw and heartfelt piece of writing.

Finally, a big WELCOME BACK!!! to my buddy Prometheus. The eloquent fire thief is finally up and blogging again. His wit, sarcasm, and sweetness were sorely missed.

Have a great weekend, everyone!


Steven Novak said...

I like that you slapped the "crazy" label on my wife as well.

Very sweet. :)


Wendz said...

Q. You know what's missing on your blog?

A. A clock.

I want to know what your local time is when I am reading your blog. So call me weird. :O)

I always look forward to your Sat post Lizza...I find so many blogs I never knew existed.

Favour to ask - will email when sober. ie sometime this weekend.

kyels said...

Have a blessed and wonderful weekend ahead!


Lizza said...

Steve: The two of you redefine sweetness. :-)

Wendz: Clock is under my profile pic. :-D

Email away, I'll try to help. I envy your state of non-sobriety, though!

Kyels: Have a great weekend, too! :-)

houseband00 said...

Me? Cynical? Di ba pampapayat yon? =)

thethinker said...

Thanks for yet another mention. I'm not so sure I deserve it.

Now I get to go read all of your other reccomendations. As always, thanks for putting together a list. (I get lazy when I have to find great blogs on my own.)

Lizza said...

HB: Hahaha! Oo nga no. Pwede din. Sya, lalarga muna kami. Have a good weekend!

Thinker: I love reading your blog. You write so well about topics that most of us can identify with. I learn something from you and sometimes you make me remember what my teenage years were like. :-)

Prometheus said...

Lizzie Wizzie. Prometheus missed ya.

NMOTB said...

Hey Lizza - Hope you have a great weekend too!!!!

Michael C said...

I'm glad I wasn't the only one who wrote about American Idol. When can we finally get that thing off the air. You can make fun of the way people sing, but not the way they look. Genetics can be cruel, just ask my ears!!

Wendz said...

Blimey Lizza I had to squint to see that clock! But that's just my early morning eyes.

H said...

I LOVED steve's kinky love gift! "she's a sick bastard... she'll love it".


thank eeeeeeee yooooooo.


lastlifeinmyuniverse said...

*big kiss* :)

SGT DUB said...

Thanks for plug Lizza, and I was on top of the heap, right? Now, I have to check out more new blogs that you already discovered for us. My list of regular reads is getting longer all the time. Hope you are doing well this weekend.

goodlife said...

Thanks for the reference. You must have put a lot of work into this post, and I really enjoyed surfing around and reading some new perspectives!

Lizza said...

Prometheus: Missed ya too, mon ami. Enough of Pac-Man already, start posting! :-D

NMOTB: Thank you! I know you've been having a lovely time over there. That's so good to know.

Michael: Almost everyone's perspective on AI have been very amusing, including yours!

Wendz: Haha! Yes, it's rather small now that I really take a look at it. I'll look at making it a bit bigger.

H: You're welcome! Steve will absolutely love the fact that you called Tami a sick bastard. Haha!

Sgt: Thanks for sharing parts of your everyday life over there with us. And don't resist; let the blog addiction draw you iiiinnnnn....

goodlife: These are but a few of the blog posts I've enjoyed over the week; there are lots more. Thank you so much for dropping by, and I hope you're having a good weekend.

Mimi Lenox said...

Thanks for your submission to Bestest Blog's Meme Carnival!
I have enjoyed reading all the great memes out there in the blogosphere.

The Carnival will be all day Monday, January 22 at
Mimi Writes
(also known as Bloggingham Palace for this event!)

If you have a chance, can you post about the carnival either Sunday evening or on Monday, and include a link?

Thanks for participating!
Mimi - Queen of Memes

Lizza said...

Will do, Mims. Now relax and let Bud massage your feet. :-)

Lizza said...

Deb: Hugs and kisses to you!

gem said...

I love this feature. Of course I love being mentioned because it always boosts my traffic, but more than that it's a great guide for perusing the Net. How do you find time to read AND post as much as you do? Do you get two hours of sleep a night?

meredic said...

Just when I am trying to limit the ammount of time I spend reading everyone elses stuff, someone has to go and point me to a whole load more good uns.

Sanni said...

I´m sorry, I didn´t make it earlier – our internet connection didn´t do its job =(

Great Blogworld Saturday!
I´m looking forward to do the google-earthy MEME tomorrow =)

Lizza said...

Gale: I'm a bit of a speed reader. I visit your blog regularly, and enjoy the "gems" I find there--they should be shared!

Sleep? What's that? ;-D

Meredic: Your blog is one of the good 'uns that I've discovered recently. So thanks! And let your blogging inclinations flow, be receptive. Resistance is futile. :-D

Sanni: No worries, I know the frustrations that a troublesome Internet connection can bring.

Woo hoo! I'd love to read your version of Scott's Google Earth meme.

mist1 said...

I love this feature. I don't blog on weekends, so it's always fun to have a few suggestions of blogs to read thrown my way.

Turnbaby said...

Wow--I am so honored!! I came here just to read--finally catching up and saw that you mentioned me again. And said I was a cool person. I am just so touched. Thank you.

Lizza said...

Mist1: Thanks! Glad to hear that you give your funny (blog) bone a rest during the weekends. You come up with such cool stuff for us during the week.

Turnbaby: Yep, I think you are such a cool dude. Smart, not hoity-toity, and snarky just the way I like it.