I have a lot to say lately. On politics, on the new Sex and the City movie (dear lord, it’s about time I started talking about that), on coconuts vs. pumpkins and on first dates. On books I’ve just finished (and loved!), on Sarah Michelle Gellar, on the one reason I picked up the phone and called someone I hadn’t called. In. Years.
Instead of all these thoughts coming out in lovely, 3-D Technicolor (similar to falling into a pensieve, I imagine) easy to read and even easier to write posts, they are rolling around muddled together, each story running into the next. Last night I dreamt *Obama and Charlotte were fighting over a sailor Halloween costume ( I blame you Ally) and I didn’t know what to do so I started crying and eating those really horrible witches tooth candies that I absolutely detest. So, I’m doing something even better than posting a mixed up and confusing entry that I will absolutely declare makes sense (even though, I assure you it will not. It will be like, the **Clockwork Orange of all post entries) . I’m going to share with you a list of a posts that I’ve really enjoyed reading this fall. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do (because yes, I’m a girl who goes back and re-reads. Ever wonder who that nut was in your sitemeter? Yeah. It’s me). Have a great weekend!
Note: To make it easier for
me you, I linked right to the post I love, love, love.
1. My Pen Ran Out of Ink- So, I can’t link to the specific post I re-read like a crazy person, but if you scroll down the main page, it’s there. It’s called “Street Psychics and Broken Hearts”.
2. Yummy Sushi Pajamas- If you’ve been following along, you know that recently Heather has been going through difficult times, more difficult than one can imagine possible but her spirit and her love for her family amaze me. And will amaze you.
3. I sometimes read posts where people write of their love of running and it always sounds so easy. They will throw out the line “I ran 21 miles this morning and then took my kids to the grocery store. Can you believe Christmas decorations are out already?”, and I find myself almost collapsing. Not at the idea that elves are out when fall coats are still in, but at the idea that anyone could run that much and not add the sentence with an exclamation point. If I ever accomplished such a feat it would look something like this: “I RAN 21 MILES TODAY!! I AM A ROCKSTAR! BOW DOWN TO ME!”, or something similar and gleeful. I liked this post by Justrun, who writes of writing in a way that’s refreshingly honest. That it’s a sometimes a struggle. That not everyday is going to be the best run of your life, that sometimes you just want a cheeseburger.
4. E.b. usually makes me hungry with her constant pictures of food that looks like it should be gracing the cover of Bon Appetit. This post however, made me giggle. Because who doesn’t love a girl who keeps it honest about yoga?
5. Sometimes I annoy myself by writing about easier topics, avoiding issues that might spark debate (or just bring Annie out from hiding), Egan knows this. He took a stance and shared a thoughtful post on a topic I don’t see many bloggers tackling. It leaves you with a lot to think about, regardless of you personal position.
6. I’ve emailed this one to a few of you. Jurgen found some of the words I had been searching for.
7. Do you judge yourself? Feel bad for that last extensive bout of retail therapy? Read this by Ally and re-consider if your stance.
8. I’ve mentioned it before, but I do love reading “Real Word Wednesdays” by Pink Cereal and Raspberries. Her topics are relevant, her posts have facts and it’s said in a simple way that it’s easy to read. I commend any blogger who can make me want to read about fossil fuels. And she does.
9. The ending of this post is one of my favourites. Ever. It left me thinking, it left me satisfied. Everything was said, nothing more, nothing less. And the best part? What was said was written beautifully. Theory of thought hit the nail on the head. I can’t link write to the post, but scroll down on the main page and read “Dear Admissions Officer”.
10. The lovely brookem makes me laugh often, and is the only girl I know who I’ve drank beer while typing to (with?). This post shows how honest she is and how much we share in common with our inability to properly post pictures. For one that warmed my heart, read this.
11. Airam has been asking more thought provoking questions than Anderson Cooper lately. This post made me think- not just about myself, but about everyone I see daily. It was thoughtful and insightful. Read it.
There’s honestly so many more out there that I enjoy, but I’m trying to keep this post shorter than the unabridged version of Anna Karenina. Comments are not needed, save your mad typing skills to leave comments on all these bloggers sites (Did I just save you from carpal tunnel syndrome? Feel free to send me a present.)
And yes, the pensieve mention was just for you Arm.
* Feel free to send me your analysis of this dream via email.
** Clockwork Orange is perhaps the worst movie to watch when you are drunk and fooling around. Honestly. It happened many years ago, but I’m still scarred. Once that movie started, the poor boy didn’t have a chance. Which is too bad, because he was cute. Sigh.