With an extreme (and I mean extreme) lack of tasks to complete between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., I have found myself deep, deep in blog territory. I may start out on one blog about gluten-free foods, click several hundred links, and end up at a blog about muscle cars. Ahhh, the internet and it's connectivity. Such a beautiful thing.
The thing I love about most bloggers is their identity-less sarcasm. Sure, hide behind that monitor, you, you blogger person you, while your keyboard drips incessantly of sarcasm. I love it! These days, I can't get enough of it!
I love the blogs on the following list. And you, if you're as bored behind your desk as I am, I am quite sure, will love them too. Seriously, without these blogs, I would have had to raise my white flag in surrender to my enemy, the boredom ship which has decided to dock and anchor itself at my cubicle everyday.
So enjoy, sop up the dripping sarcasm with your wet biscuit of boredom, and get ready to delve into the world of blogs.
1. Well, obviously, www.peypeychronicles.blogspot.com. I don't even have to explain this one.
2. This next one: www.stuffchristianslike.net makes me laugh out loud. If you grew up in church or made fun of Christians for being dorks, you should read this blog. Similarly, if you are currently wearing a WWJD bracelet or any other sort of "I'm not ashamed of being a Christian and will let you know I am a Christian by wearing a different Christian t-shirt everyday" paraphernalia, you should read this blog. Now. There's still hope for you, my friend.
3. If you are currently, have ever been, or would like to become more "green", you should read this blog: www.greenasathistle.com. Vanessa Farquharson, the name behind the blog, also the author of "Sleeping Naked is Green", a fantastic book, is hilarious and practical in her green pursuit.
4. These next bloggers are photographers in Thomasville, Georgia. They take absolutely stunning photographs and when I feel the need to exercise that "man, I'd like to get married sometime soon" muscle (which, let's be honest, gets exercised about 5,000 times a day), I look to their blog for ideas and to be soothed. www.redflystudio.blogspot.com
5. www.blog.ransomedheart.com/john This man. This man makes me want to be a better disciple of Christ. Many of you are probably familiar with the author, John Eldredge, who wrote "Wild at Heart", "Waking the Dead", and my current read, "Walking With God". He hits the nail on the head when it comes to gently prodding you on to growth. He doesn't post THAT often, but even if I read the same post twice, I always come away feeling encouraged.
6. For all us southern, genteel ladies who were raised by women who had Emily Post's manners ingrained into their minds, here is this blog: www.annapost.typepad.com by her great-great-granddaughter, Anna Post. No sarcasm here though, only a good lesson or two for those of us gals who may have the tendency to rebel against all things etiquette. :)
7. www.etax.dor.ga.gov Wait a second. How'd that get in there? You may be asking, "Peyton, really? The GA Dept. of Revenue website?" I know, I know, it's not a blog; it is in my favorites, however. And you can find all kinds of great things on there. Lots of printable tax forms, how to figure your car tax for this year, how to check the status of your alcohol license application. See? Tons of good stuff. :)
8. www.jennsylvania.com Jen Lancaster, author of the memoirs, "Pretty in Plaid: A Life, a Witch, and a Wardrobe, or, the Wonder Years Before the Condescending, Egomaniacal, Self-Centered Smart-Ass Phase", "Such a Pretty Fat: One Narcissist's Quest to Discover If Her Life Makes Her Ass Look Big, or Why Pie Is Not the Answer", "Bitter is the New Black: Confessions of a Condescending, Egomaniacal, Self-Centered Smartass,Or, Why You Should Never Carry A Prada Bag to the Unemployment Office", and "Bright Lights, Big Ass: A Self-Indulgent, Surly, Ex-Sorority Girl's Guide to Why it Often Sucks in the City, or Who are These Idiots and Why Do They All Live Next Door to Me?" pens this little ditty. Her blog, which really plays to my love of sarcasm in the written word, is a little of this and a little of that: she writes about her woes as an author, about city life in Chicago with her husband, Fletch, her menagerie of pets, dieting, cooking, and general household hilarities. I am pretty sure that if Jen and I ever met, we would be fast friends. At least read to the end of the first page. Look for the post, "My husband, Ansel Adams", my personal fave.
So that's my blog about blogs. By the way, did you know that the word "blog" is just a short way of saying "web log"? Just for your information.