It's difficult to say whether this will help or hinder my writing efforts.
Hmmmm... I have done some of my best blogging done whilst sitting in an airplane. Then again, depending on how my meetings go, I may be spending that time seeing if wine tastes as good from those little plastic bottles as it does at home. (And then again, I'm also an excellent multi-tasker.) Please let's pray that US Airways serves something better than Sutter Home. Blech.
At any rate, just in case I don't get back here for a few days and you need a little something to read, I thought I'd post some of my recent favorite blogs. You should check 'em out if you get a few moments. In all cases, you can enjoy them whilst
Coltin1948: A "Superior Scribbler Award" winner and deservedly so. Well-written and mature in both content as well as delivery; (mature as in "elevated," not in the "for mature audiences/x-rated" way. Sorry. Maybe he takes requests?) Bruce obviously spends a significant amount of energy developing each post. It makes me selfishly grateful he was recently laid off and has this kind of time.
Drawing In: Her profile describes it best, "Caroline Bender is the pseudonym of a 20-year career gal. Once a junior secretary, at a time when such titles were worn with pride, she broke into management and enjoyed a 7 year run before experiencing a spectacular professional breakdown. Miss Bender now observes the work world as a high-tech Mill Girl. Every day that she is not fired is like a little gift." Fun observational humor about life, the universe and everything.
just kickin it around: A multiple award winner! Trust me, there's no other blog quite like that of Babblin'bob which he describes this way, "the strange and not so strange things I encounter every day, some political, some personal, some funny and some not worth posting at all." Read his unique voice once and you'll be hooked. It's almost too hard for me to describe in a way that does it justice. Just go.
Life is just like that: Argentum Vulgaris has a bunch of good blogs so it was hard to pick just one. But this is updated often (if not everyday), very ecclectic and always entertaining. "...Warts and all, no holds barred." Okay, so I can't pick just one... AV also has a great review site / blog catalog at Blogger's Cafe. I swear that the 5 Gold Sovereigns Award he gave me has nothing to do with the recommendation!
Read Me Sometimes, Think of Me Often: This blog was created for friends and family to track this American native's observations, progress, flailings, and other notations as she makes her way in the city of Dublin, Ireland. Great photos and lots of fab reviews of various Dublin pubs and other sights. Oh yeah -- she's also my sister; the one who had the "theatre closet" I recently told you about. :-)
The Good Girls: This is a newer blog for me but I've really been enjoying it. It reads like a novel with each post being a distinctly descriptive chapter. Often told from the point of view of a young girl, one gets the feeling that there's a little therapy in there for all of us.
The Time Crook: Another award winner! I'm always especially excited when I see a new Time Crook post in my blogroll. This blog is about everyday experiences but so incredibly well-written and so effortless, it's literally a joy to read. Photos and poetry too which is a plus.
There are more favorites of course but I've got to get packing and catch my plane. I'll have to save them for next time I guess. Maybe I'll make this a routine when I travel. Let me know what you think...
In the meantime, if you're anywhere between Boston and San Francisco, look up in the sky and give me a wave!