Saturday, May 05, 2007

Blogworld Saturday

Yeah, I know I haven't done this the past few weeks. I'm sorry. Feels good to be doing it again, though. Almost as good as slowly spooning mouthfuls of chunky chocolate ice cream on a hot summer's day. Indulging feelings of languor and nostalgia.



Wendz writes such inspiring posts, and this one is no exception. She described how she recently brought things into perspective for her, reinforcing her belief that there is nothing that can't be sorted out.

Tammie Jean shared something from her childhood -- an experience no child should ever undergo. Sadly, so many do. I'm just glad this beautiful woman's spirit wasn't scarred by that childhood incident.

I like reading comedy blogs. (Hi Matt, Dan, Mist1, Avery, Bud, Frank, Michael, Dating Expert Mimi, Mr. Fab!) Coming across a serious post by Diesel was something of a surprise, but a most pleasant one. An act of atrocity was what prompted the post, which turned out to be an affirmation of his belief in the existence of meaning in life. Passionate, well-written.

Human behavior is strange sometimes, or most of the time, I should say. I've been told that women are impossible to understand, something I can't deny (and that's why you men can't get enough of us). Anyway, Marlayna's been getting some strange treatment from a couple of women at her gym -- they treat her like she doesn't exist. It's so weird.

Another manifestation of strange human behavior is our fascination with the minutiae of celebrity life. Just what is it about them that grabs our attention, especially when they're caught with their pants down? They're like accident scenes: we can't help but look. Bond's photo post about some celebrities was good for a laugh.

Reading CS' blog posts is an eye-opening experience for me, I almost always learn something new. Take, for instance, her description of a humane way to euthanize a pet fish. Her post reminds me of the demise of my pet fish, but that's a story for another post. CS also has a habit of trying to bring luck to strangers, very nice of her.

Parlancheq always has interesting tidbits to share with her readers: from highlights of trips she's taken to dating to thoughts about her children to amazing gadgets one would give one's eyeteeth to have. Or simply eye candy. Yummy-licious eye candy, just like this. I've been straining my eyes trying to make out the patterns on their "clothing"...but no success so far. Oh, well. I guess I just have to go look some more.

I like reading the blogs of DaddyPapersurfer (edited by the Terrible Goddess) and Penfold because they're funny in a way that only Brits can be. It was through these two that I found the blog of an amazing woman called nursemyra. She's an expert not only at nursing but at practicing a certain art, the mere thought of which can reduce men to quivering puddles of silliness. She has such a wickedly delightful sense of humor! And she loves bananas.

Incidentally, aside from making widgets and building staircases that lead to nowhere, another thing that Penfold likes to do is surf. So if you have nothing better to do in September and if you're so inclined, maybe you'd like to head over to his part of the world and take part in his surf convoy. (CS, this looks like something you'd enjoy!)

Have a great weekend, people! Stay safe and sexy.

20 comments:

Daddy papersurfer said...

Women difficult to understand?...............rubbish.

Please don't let Nursemyra lead you astray.

Hopefully, I'll be seeing you soon - tee hee.

Matt-Man said...

You do the same Lizza. And revel in the fact that I blog on the weekends now. More of me to love. Cheers!!

Prometheus said...

This is one BS we miss. Good to have it back, goil.

Lizza said...

DaddyP: She couldn't leave me any more astray than I already am. And don't forget those swimming lessons!

Matt: Revelry, one of my favorite things. Thanks for adding another reason for it! Cheers!

Prometheus: Welcome back, mon ami. You've been missed.

Em said...

You highlighted some of my favorite blogs there. I can't wait to check out the others!

Kiyotoe said...

i thought i was the only one that went to CS's page for an educational experience!

i dig that.

penfold said...

Hi LL - thanks for the big promo! If nobody turns up for the surfconvoy I'm coming to the Philipines instead...

Travis said...

New blogs to check!

**makes note to find time**

Mimi Lenox said...

Great stops, Lizza. And thanks for the shout-out.

I'm on my surfing way now. I love your Saturday Blogworld and have missed them.

Be well, you lovely lady you.

Lizza said...

Em: I can guess which ones are some of your favorites. :-) They're some of mine too.

Kiyotoe: She's full of nuggets of wisdom, that's for sure.

Penfold: You're most welcome. You seem to have people interested in the convoy. In any case, you're always welcome to visit.

Travis: Haha! I know of the time constraints of which you speak. :-)

Mimi: Thank you, and you're welcome. I'm always glad to have you here.

Pawlie Kokonuts said...

Haven't stopped by in a while. I say the writing is the key to blogging. (That's just me, because the word's the thing; I'm not a designer). Your observations are keen and wide-ranging. What else is needed?

Michael C said...

Thanks for the weekly reading list. it felt great to have it back again!

nursemyra said...

so many blogs so little time.....

thanks for the mention, you're a sweetie

it's the little things... said...

You know I haven't even been back to the gym at night lately in order to avoid those two bozos. Thanks for the shout out, and I'm still trying to understand why some women feel the need to obliterate the rest of us!

FoxxFyrre said...

Way to catch a curious learning artist's interest up by mentioning and linking "practicing a certain art" in a blog post. Got my sketch pad ready (always looking for new ideas to draw) and poof, I'll never be able to draw a still life bowl of fruit: well, at least not without giggling a little.

Off to buy a couple of pounds of bananas, sharpen my pencil, and have a good laugh.

Lizza said...

Pawlie: Thank you. I appreciate it, especially coming from a word-lover like you.

Michael: Glad to know you still enjoy BS. Well, this kind of BS anyway. :-D

Nursemyra: I knoooowww! But I have so much fun reading yours.

Marlayna: They sound like a couple of weirdos. But I agree with your other readers, they probably feel insecure when you're around.

Frank: Haha! Nursey might have just added a bit of a twist to your artwork. I know I'll never look at bananas the same way again, mouth-watering as they are. ;-)

Tammie Jean said...

Hi Lizza! Thanks for including me in your Blogworld round-up! It's an honor... I'm blushing...

CS said...

Aw, Lizza, you just completely made my day! Even if it is a post about me nurdering a pet! Seriously, thank you (and to Kiyotoe, too, who is also a sweetheart).

Parlancheq said...

Thanks for the mention.

I think their undies have firetrucks on them. I had to stare for a long, long time before being able to reach that conclusion. :)

Lizza said...

Thanks for clearing that up! I was becoming cross-eyed from staring too much.