Of course, I'm supposed to pass it on to some other blogs that I deem worthy, and I would have Allie's Answers right at the top of the list, but that's not how it works. I'm supposed to pass it forward. Not only does this allow me to honor a few deserving blogs, but it also provides me with an entire post for today, and I'm very thankful for that.
Allie included six honorees, but I'm going to limit myself to three before I even consider who they might be. I'm also going to try to pull from the different spheres of influence that make up my blogroll, so as to more evenly distribute the lovin' and expose some folks to blogs they may not otherwise read. So if you get pissed because you're not on the list, I assure you that you were probably number four and you only just missed because I wanted to prop up the egos of these less deserving winners. Either that or because your blog sucks.I kid, of course. I only have one or two truly shitty blogs on my roll, and I'm sure yours isn't one of them. I'm positive.
Jacob's Land of Bliss and Blisters is a difficult blog to recommend, if only because in the past he had so many long-winded egghead posts about stuff like cooking eggs and Native American genocide (both of which I enjoyed; the reading, not the actual genocide). Since he's taken on Blog365, however, his posts have actually become for the most part more focused and funny, and he's even mixed in some creative pieces that have been nothing short of brilliant. All this while posting every single day. If you decide to give him a look and happen into a thousand-word post about the finer points of raising chickens, just go back a day or two, you'll find something worth a read. But tell him he's an asshole; I've already stroked his enormous ego enough here.
My first link ever outside my built-in group of college friends (thus the high position on my chronological blogroll) was The Daily Tannenbaum, headed by the inexplicably controversial Noelle. Including her recent comment burn-inducing piece on evaluating potential dates, she has been in particularly good form of late. Last week's photo-reenactment of the film The Ruins using dolls in her backyard set a new standard for dedication and also left us wondering how she has that kind of time on her hands. Plus, it was probably better than the actual movie.
Lastly, The Typing Makes Me Sound Busy, authored by one J-Money, is relatively new to the 'roll. She occasionally comments here and I hope she happens along to pick up her award. In short, her blog is some of the funniest shit I've read in a while, and most of you guys can be pretty darn funny. TTMMSB is also home to the Dr. Phil Haiku, a weekly feature(or semi-weekly; her new part-time job is really cutting into her Phil time, apparently) that summarizes each episode from America's favorite crazy-eyed shrink in haiku form. Oh, and she's running the Boston Marathon this weekend, so good luck, J.
And those are Blogs of Distinction. Maybe if you're nice and don't bitch about being left out, one of these distinguished honorees will bestow this highest prize upon you as well.
(P.S. Notice how the first two paragraphs have a nice bit of air between each line and the rest of this post is really tight and hard to read? That's what happens when I type the first bit on my laptop at home and then finish up the rest here at work. Thank you, Blogger, you incompetent piece of crap. Or maybe it's my work computer, also a piece of crap, which also doesn't allow me to underline or italicize.)