Friday, March 30, 2007

Cogito, Ergo Blogito (I think, therefore I blog)

Well, bust my buttons! A very dear friend of mine has bestowed this award upon me for making her think. I think most of the time she's thinking "that woman ain't right." (You think that, too, don't you? It's okay. I get that a lot.) Seriously, I can't tell you what an honor this is. Thank you, Barb, for thinking of me! And just when I needed a lift. You bless me. More than you know. Really.

Only now, I'm supposed to pay it forward. This is the hard part because, like Barb, every blog I read makes me think. And I read a lot of blogs. And they're all good. But I have to narrow it down to 5. FIVE. Out of 86. I don't even know where to begin.

My understanding is that this is not a competition. We haven't been nominated as contestants to be voted in or out by majority. If that were the case, I would choose not to participate. Rather, the idea behind this meme is to spotlight blogs that offer interesting, informative content that might be helpful to those who read it. Every single one on my blogroll fits that description. If you aren't reading them, I think you should be. Since so many of my favorite bloggers have already received this award (see Barb's list, and Dawn's list, and Laurel's list . . . you get the idea) I'm going to pass it on to some that I have not yet added to my blogroll.

Having said all that, here are the rules for participating:
  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 submit to you my list of '5 Blogs That Make Me Think.' Enjoy!

Now I'm off to Arkansas for the end of Spring Break. Happy weekend, y'all!

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Spring is Here!

Spring Fling

Spring is an old man in Bermuda shorts
and sandals with knee-high black socks
shuffling across the deck of a Disney
cruise ship to pick up a blue-haired dame.

She watches him stagger toward her
with the youthful confidence born
of Old Spice and new socks, making her feel
young - like she was 70 again, and foolish.

The salty breeze of déja vu whispers,
and she starts to hum a song from Pinocchio,
thinking of Gepetto - before he whittled away
his time and money on that silly puppet.

He says, "Frankly, my dear, you look much too young
to be a widow." Later he will remind her of Rhett
after Tara burned, when she will remember once again
that she doesn't give a clam.

Right now she does give a clam, but she can't
remember why; there's only starched Bermuda
and grandpa with spring in his step.

~ B.D. Bryant © 2005, revised 2007

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

For Your Viewing Pleasure

You could say I'm not a big fan of network television. In fact, I'm LOST when it comes to discussing the latest episodes of 24, Desperate Housewives, Grey's Anatomy, or just about any other serial drama out there. Pretty much, the only show I watch with any regularity is American Idol. House is becoming a favorite, but not yet to the point that I can't stand missing an episode. The only reason I've seen it at all is because it usually follows AI Tuesdays on FOX.

However, here's a concept for a new series I think I would enjoy. Let me know what you think!

We now return you to your regularly scheduled programming.

Friday, March 09, 2007

Party Game - What's the Connection?

Okay, folks, before this party winds down, we're gonna play a game. I'm going to give you a list of names, and you have to guess what they all have in common. The answer will tell you something about me. Are you ready? Oh. Yes, you may Google.

1. Amerigo Vespucci
2. Will Geer
3. Mickey Spillane
4. Raul Julia
5. Charles Gibson
6. Barbie
7. Linda Fiorentino
8. Ford Mustang
9. Brian Bosworth

Forty-one points to everyone who guesses correctly!

Saturday, March 03, 2007

Party On, Moms!

Oh, hi! Glad you could make it on such short notice. I really wasn't planning on having a party, but I've just redecorated (my blog, not my house - that's still on my to do list) and I'd be delighted to show you around. No, that isn't my front porch, nor did I snap the photo. Credit for the image, which I found at, goes to Mary R. Vogt. Come on in and take a Tour of My Home.

On the right, you'll notice my Daily Bible Verse, courtesy of and, ultimately, God, Who has revealed Himself to us in His Word. I can't get through one day without it, and I hope the same is true for you. My testimony can be found here.

Next is my list of shared links via Google Reader. I love this tool! In just a couple of clicks, I can spotlight great posts from other blogs without having to create a new post.

If you scroll on down a little further, you'll see some very special people who are being prayed for by lots of other special people. I encourage you to read their stories. The buttons link to their blogs.

The rest is the usual blog fare - you know, links, blog rolls, archives, and more! buttons! Feel free to browse my archives, where you will find a little levity, a little gravity, some hilarity, some solemnity, much sincerity, not much brevity, and a whole lotta faith.

Here are some of my favorites:

Down-Home Schoolin'

Fwd: Fw: Fw: When you care enough to send the very blessed.

Answers to Some of Life's Tough Questions

To Meme or Not To Meme (A Novel Idea)

Thanks for stopping by! I'll be dropping in on you soon! Many thanks to our Ultimate Blog Party hostesses, Janice and Susan at 5 Minutes for Mom. Ladies, you rock!!