I am terrible about doing this kind of stuff, but dang it, when Kat Coble tells you to jump through a hoop, you jump through that hoop or die trying. And when Kat Coble nominates you for a “Thinking Blogger Award,” you best accept it and follow the rules, which are as follows:
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.
I’m picking five I’ve yet to see get nominated, but, of course, everyone I read is brilliant and wise and has genitalia so pleasing I lay around at night with a slight smile on my lips as I think about you. So, no moping if I don’t nominate you. Unless you want to mope on over to my place and put me across your lap and spank me for neglecting you…
1. Lindsey at Theology & Geometry. She’s so cool she’s probably been nominated four times already for this award and I just missed it. Brilliant writer, spot on and challenging feminist and, a little known fact, made entirely of almond bark. Every summer in Memphis is a threat to her well-being.
2. Sean Braisted. I’m not going to talk about Braisted because I’ll just make an ass of myself (okay, a bigger ass of myself) revealing my horrid insecurity because of my secret belief that he hates me, which I then make worse by joking about or flouncing around Mack’s kitchen whining about how much Braisted doesn’t like me, even though he’s done nothing in real life to indicate how he feels about me one way or another and now I’ve said it outloud where everyone can see it which means I can never face him again and so I’ll have to hide in my closet from here on out. See how much easier it would have been if Mack had just called him and asked him if he hated me? Because, I’m twelve, apparently.
Regardless of his personal beliefs about your beloved B., he’s still one of the most brilliant liberal bloggers in Tennessee and you all should read him all the time.
3. Confessions of a Community College Dean. I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again: Dean Dad is an incredibly interesting read all the time, but the reason I nominate him is that he always manages to say things that resonate beyond the particular thing he’s talking about. He’s thoughtful and his posts will keep you thinking.
4. Midlife and Treachery. I love this blog. I love Bridgett for hooking me up with this blog. I would typify her righting style as brilliantly wicked righteous indignation.
5. Mag, of course. Please. That woman thinks more before breakfast than most folks do all day.
Go forth. Read these folks. Add them to your blog rolls. Assure them I’m not some crazy stalker chick!