Since my blog is dedicated to a single topic, I’m really excited to switch gears today and write about something else. Thank you, ArdenRR, for your hilarious blog This Typing Makes Me Look Busy and for nominating me for a Shine On award. I understand this award is like a coupon; it has no cash value. Anyone who’s spent their entire career writing for other people, organizations and corporations knows you can’t put a dollar figure on self expression.
With that in mind, here are seven random things about me:
Left-handed people are more fearful than the general population. Personally I’m terrified of being sucked into escalators by my shoestrings, which is why I always jump over the first and last step. Or just take the stairs.
This year will be my 8th annual trip to the Austin City Limits Festival. I’m looking forward to seeing a lot of bands, but mostly The National. I will also be spending quality time at Z Tejas’ bar.
My post title is from Instant Karma, a John Lennon song.
And here are 15 additional bloggers who inspire me to keep writing:
- Russell Deasley’s Top 10 of Anything and Everything is exactly what it sounds like
- Don Mills The Problem with Young People Today Is … is a great parody of an old guy griping about young people
- K. Jean King’s The Irrefutable Opinion is spot on. Check out A New and Better Black Death among others
- Alissa Parker’s The Parker Five is beautiful and poignant
- HannahKY’s BinaryThis — I learn from her posts and love that she loves cats
- ThoughtsyAppear’s Thoughts Appear had me at no kitten-flavored Pop-Tarts
- Andra Watkins’ The Accidental Cootchie Mama is smart and humble and her perspective on the NSA scandal is spot-on
- Amanda’s One for the Honey is aesthetically pleasing and I love the idea of freezing your children in time. Not literally, of course
- Chris Hinton’s The Dimwit Diary inspires me with its great mix of past and present, words and images
- Olivia Hemingway’s blog is chock-full of great images
- The Good Greatsby’s Thank you for inviting us to dinner is one of the funniest posts I’ve read
- Break Room Stories written by a waiters’ collective reminds me posts don’t have to be long to be good
- Lance’s My Blog Can Beat Up Your Blog because life definitely has a soundtrack
- Margaret and Helen’s blog proves age is merely a state of mind
I’ve had a miscellaneous topic blog for four years; I started this extremely focused blog about seven weeks ago because I believe caregivers seriously need to lighten up. Thanks for everyone’s comments and support so far. Viva la blog!
*extremely bad 🙂