Tuesday, June 26, 2007


My good friend Glenn over at Bigezbear has tagged me with a Thinking Blogger Award. Gaze in wonder and awe:

I'm not really into this "tagging" and "meme" stuff, so my initial impulse was to jump on a plane to New Orleans and give Glenn a nice, warm Nova Scotia bitchslap (heehee, just kidding, buddy!). But then I thought about it and decided to take it as the compliment I'm sure he meant it to be. Thank you, Glenn.

The rules of the Thinking Blogger Award are fairly simple. First you have to post the rules. Here they are:

1. If, and only if, you get tagged, write a post with links to 5 blogs that make you think,

2. Link to this post so that people can easily find the exact origin of the meme,

3. Optional: Proudly display the 'Thinking Blogger Award' with a link to the post that you wrote (here is an alternative silver version if gold doesn't fit your blog).


Now I have to name 5 blogs I read that "make me think". Here they are (alphabetically):

So far as I know, the shadowy and mysterious Codename V doesn't know me from a hole in the wall. In fact, I can't even properly "tag" her because the has "comments" turned off. Too bad, because she's got some interesting things to say about music and movies and other stuff.

Daniel, the Guy in the Desert writes on a wide variety of topics, from the personal to the political. I've never had a problem hanging out with gay men in the "real" world, and he and Glenn have shown me that things are no different online. NOTE: Daniel says his blog is for "mature readers". I don't think he'd mind if mentioned that some of the (non-pornographic) images on his site might not be safe for work.

Emarie, the disaffected housewife, is an online friend who seems to be too busy to post much these days, but when she does write it's always thoughtful and (generally) humorous. Emarie, get yourself a-bloggin'!

Discovering my friend Maliha's blog, Lightness of Being..., has been one of my most positive (and eye-opening) experiences. Maliha is a young Muslim woman living in the US. She quite literally writes about everything (and fiction, too), and she writes it very well. She tagged me once. I'm only too happy to return the favor! ;-)

Last, but not least, is UK blogger Shit Sandwich. A veritable font of (proper!) English usage, music, and BBC programming, Shit's site is (as you may have already guessed) irreverent, but also informed and intelligent. Leave a comment and you'll be heartily welcomed by Shit and his regular readers.

I guess all that's left is to give everyone above the "good news" that they've been tagged!


  1. Actually, k, I kinda dig bitch slaps. I collect them, as a matter of fact. I have several St Aloyisius bitch slaps from Bobby. I've got a couple of Haitian hot hits I've garnered from Dave. I would really like to add a Nova-Scotian bitch slap to the collection.

  2. Gee Glenn, I've never actually bitchslapped anyone (all talk, ya know). You might have to give me some pointers!

  3. Hi K,
    Thanks for the tag. I'm not into tagging, but it's nice to be mentioned.
    I'll link this back.

  4. Hey Daniel,
    No problem about the "tagging"--I completely understand. There's also no obligation on your part to link back to me (we're on each others permamnent blog rolls--these are the links that count!).

  5. Thanks muchly, K, it's a much appreciated compliment. Also, apologies for the fact that I haven't recently been round at yours as often as I should have been.

  6. Shit, you're quite welcome, and please don't feel obligated to play the "tag" game. I've also been a bit too busy these days to visit friends' blogs as often as I should.

  7. Peace K,
    awww..i am feeling all warm and mushy AND weepy (the latter could be because I am really, really pregnant right now...) :)

    j/k (did I scare you?)

    It's been awesome reading your blog too and getting some cross cultural perspective (both on our northern friends and anecdotes on japan.) :)

  8. Hi Maliha,
    No you didn't scare me. Women always burst into tears when I'm around. I'm not sure if this is a good or a bad thing...

    Take care of yourself and your baby!