17 June 2007 ~ 34 Comments

Thinking Bloggers

As I mentioned the other day, Adria presented me with my very own Thinking Blogger Award. Now I’m ready to hand out some hardware to a handful of other very deserving bloggers.

Thinking Blogger AwardI sat here for a while and thought about the best way to do this. Really every blog I read makes me think in one way or another. If they didn’t I wouldn’t be reading them, right? Sooo, I decided I’ll hand out the awards to folks whose sites not only set the hamsters spinning on their wheels inside my head, but also to those who contribute most often here or have influenced the way I blog since I began to really take it seriously. Also I’ve tried to choose people who I *think* haven’t received this award yet. If any of you have, then consider yourselves lucky that you’ve just received it a second time! I hope everyone will consider this fair. If not feel free to sue me or something ;)

Without further ado I present my five Thinking Blogger Awards to the following blogs.

  • MeAndMyDrum – Mark is a great guy and a great blogger as well. Whether he’s introducing you to handy little software gadgets or letting you know precisely how he feels about people afraid to touch bacon, you’re sure to find something worth reading.
  • Christy’s Coffee Break – Not only do Christy and I comment often on one another’s blogs but we’ve also had the opportunity to chat via e-mail as well and I can easily say she is one of the kindest and most generous bloggers I’ve met. Christy may be statistically on her way to “A-list” status, but don’t expect her to turn into some huge diva with an over inflated blogger ego. She’s as down to earth as you can get.
  • Brown Thoughts – I love the Baron’s blog. He tends to dabble like myself and write about a little bit of everything, but what I enjoy most is his ability to find some of the coolest gadgets this side of the blogosphere. Add to his gadget finding ability a great sense of humor and you’ve got an excellent blog worthy of a slot in your feed reader.
  • Mariuca – If you haven’t met Marzie yet you should really take the time to stop by her blog and say hello. I guarantee you she’ll respond with a kind and warm reply. She’s the kind of person who always has knack for making you smile even on your worst, most grumpiest days. She also happens to have the most adorable cat I’ve ever seen.
  • The Kat House – Last but certainly not least, Tish! My blogging partner for the upcoming Blogathon. Ever met someone and instantly become friends with them? That’s how it was with Tish and I. We have so much in common it’s almost silly. She’s super kind, has a big heart, writes exceptionally well and is awfully darn pretty ;) I’m a guy. I had to throw that last part in.

So there you have it. It’s now up to you all to pass along awards to blogs you feel deserve them, if you’d like. Here’s the rules to your mission, should you choose to accept it.

  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 gold version if silver doesn’t fit your blog).

34 Responses to “Thinking Bloggers”

  1. Brown Baron 17 June 2007 at 4:58 am Permalink

    Wow. I was looking at the previous post to see if there were new comments made and I suddenly saw this. Thanks Mike, you just made my day.

  2. Mike 17 June 2007 at 5:08 am Permalink

    Lol…it just kinda snuck up on you :) You’re welcome!

  3. Mariuca 17 June 2007 at 11:16 am Permalink

    OMG! Thanks Mike, wasn’t expecting this, but it looks like I now have 2 awards from you and Bobby! I’m happy to receive this from YOU and will hand out my 5 awards to 5 more fabulous blogs :) Love Hugs and Kisses!

  4. Mark 17 June 2007 at 11:37 am Permalink

    Cool, Mike! I appreciate this. :) A nice father’s day gift for sure.

  5. Mike 17 June 2007 at 12:41 pm Permalink

    @Marzie: See that’s how you make everyone smile :oops: You’re welcome :)

    @Mark: Pretty good timing, eh? I of course meant to do that ;)

  6. Christy 17 June 2007 at 12:44 pm Permalink

    Holy wow, first of all, thank you Mike for thinking that I think. LoL. I appreciate what you said, geez, that’s nice. :)

    I don’t know about the down to earth thing, I just checked my technorati and it’s in the 15,000′s and so I’m going out to buy one of those little dogs to carry in one of those little purses. Blogging is for the elite you know… ROFL.

    Do I sense blogger love in the air? Okay, I’ll mind my own business….lol. But I could use a “bloggers falling in love story” right about now. (The story of Mike & Tish ~ It all began with a blogathon). (Sorry, I just can’t resist..:)

  7. Mike 17 June 2007 at 1:13 pm Permalink

    Hahaha…It’s the fact that you think that makes you truly special, Christy :lol:

    I’m catching up to you on Technorati. I’m around 32,000 now, so save one of those little purses for me…er wait…

    Haha…naww we’re just friends :) It’s really neat though when you meet someone and immediately click, as if you’re operating on the same brain frequency or something :P

  8. Mark 17 June 2007 at 1:22 pm Permalink

    @Christy: LOL, that’s too funny! I can see the movie trailer now, “In a world where chaos rules and time stands still, two souls reach out across the chasm of evil to herald the coming of new love. She, a woman of hope and likes to get her eyelashes permed. He, a man who called her huge by mistake — there was no stopping the inevitable!” ROTFL!! :D

  9. Mike 17 June 2007 at 1:28 pm Permalink

    OMG, I nearly peed. That was freakin’ hilarious :lol: I could hear that deep movie trailer voice as I read it.

  10. Christy 17 June 2007 at 2:15 pm Permalink

    Oh Mark (sigh) that’s sooo romantic….lol.

    That is so cool about your Technorati ranking Mike! But…umm….just don’t start thinking about getting a little dog…..you know…. that whole……i8yerpuppy thing, I just don’t know….

  11. Mike 17 June 2007 at 2:21 pm Permalink

    Ehh, it’s just a clever name :) I don’t think I could really eat a puppy. I don’t have the patience to pick all of the fur out of my teeth.

  12. Christy 17 June 2007 at 4:04 pm Permalink


  13. Random Magus 17 June 2007 at 4:57 pm Permalink

    Congrats… and thanks for stopping by

  14. Helen 17 June 2007 at 5:08 pm Permalink

    Your comment box always tests my math. ;) Good stuff.

    Your blog makes me think too, therefore you totally deserve that thinking award! Totally! Plus, that darn header with zee aliens is so cute. Did I say that already?

  15. Mike 17 June 2007 at 9:35 pm Permalink

    @Magus: Thank you! And you’re welcome :)

    @Helen: That’s why this blog is here of course, to sharpen your mathematical skills :D

    You might have mentioned it once or twice ;)

  16. Brown Baron 18 June 2007 at 12:02 am Permalink

    Can we have James Earl Jones do the voice over for the trailer?

  17. Mark 18 June 2007 at 12:13 am Permalink

    [10 minus 2 is, er...got it!]

    Yes, James is has quite a voice. But my favorite is Don LaFontaine, the true movie trailer guy. http://www.donlafontaine.com

  18. Mike 18 June 2007 at 12:54 am Permalink

    Haha..that’s who I was thinking of Mark. The guy from the Geico commercial :P

  19. listikal 18 June 2007 at 10:27 am Permalink

    I like this spin on the whole tagging series. Congrats on the award Mike.

  20. Mike 18 June 2007 at 1:13 pm Permalink

    Thanks, Listikal :) I agree, it’s one of the cooler meme thingies I’ve seen making rounds on blogs.

  21. Melissa 18 June 2007 at 5:26 pm Permalink

    hmm to sue and get money or praise you on a post well done?

    I’m broke but I’ll praise you anyway as I always love to find new and interesting blogs recommended by people I read on a regular basis.

    Good choices too I must say, and congrats on the award, lord knows you deserve it!

  22. Mike 19 June 2007 at 1:12 am Permalink

    LOL…I prefer praise. I’m not really up for messy lawsuit right now :P

    Thank you :D

  23. Tish 24 June 2007 at 11:47 am Permalink

    Mike, thanks so much for the award! After much consideration, I have finally chosen the blogs to pass it along to! :)

  24. Mike 24 June 2007 at 1:39 pm Permalink

    Took ya long enough ;)

    Jusssst kidding :D

  25. RennyBA 17 July 2007 at 6:23 am Permalink

    Hello again Mike. You know i was awarded as a Schmooze yesterday. You might like to know I’ve got the Thinking Bloggers award too:-)

  26. Tish 3 September 2007 at 8:44 am Permalink

    “@Christy: LOL, that’s too funny! I can see the movie trailer now, “In a world where chaos rules and time stands still, two souls reach out across the chasm of evil to herald the coming of new love. She, a woman of hope and likes to get her eyelashes permed. He, a man who called her huge by mistake — there was no stopping the inevitable!” ROTFL!! :D”

    Hey, why didn’t I ever comment about this? I think it’s hilarious, especially with the recent turn of events! If you had never called me huge and then taken great steps to apologize, we may have never gotten the chance to run toward each other in slow motion through fields of daisies! Ahh, a priceless moment indeed.

  27. Mark 3 September 2007 at 11:50 am Permalink

    LOL That’s quite a visual, Tish!