Thursday, February 07, 2008

In Which my Day is Made

I've never been clear on the finer points of blog etiquette so when Leslie left a kind note in the comments for this post I was flattered but, well, I just didn't get it. Tammy mentioned me today as well and now I realize that I'm supposed to do something in response, something other than just sit here being flattered. Like make a short list of my favorite blogs. Right. I'm up to 98 subscriptions in Google Reader so a short list isn't an easy task for me.

There are so many great blogs out there run by fine writers, talented photographers, brilliant crafters, excellent cooks, and astute observers of everything from politics to Hindi movies and I try to visit as many as I can whenever I log on. Many of these folks are super-prolific and I can't always keep up. But it's true that I there are a few blogs whose new posts I always read, even when pressed for time as I so often am. I've left out any number of superstar megablogs but you probably knew about them anyway. And my personal friends should know that of course I read everything you post right away. While I can't possibly include all the blogs I love, I hope my too-short short list will send new readers to some of the blogs that regularly make my day. My thanks to all of those in the blog world who take the time to write and share.

In no particular order:

BikeLoveJones--I love Beth's way of looking at the world.
Filmi Geek--You mean I'm not the only non-Indian crazy about these movies?
Tikkun Knits-- the intersection craft and Judaism
MOMcrats--These folks give me hope that I'm not alone and I'm not a freak.
Posie Gets Cozy--Great crafts--and no one else could make me look at dog pictures.
The Red Molly Picayune-Democrat-- honest and funny--what else do you need?
Is That My Bureka? -- interesting, unusual recipes...and 100% kosher, even
Ragamuffin Studies--thoughtful observations on homeschooling, Judaism, and life in general
Poppalina-- beautiful, mindful, and sharp in all good ways


redmolly said...

I admit the sum total of my Bollywood knowledge is the EXCELLENT "Jaan Pehechaan Ho" scene excerpted in Ghost World. Wanna have a movie night some night so you can show me an actual real Hindi film in its entirety?

And, er, thanks for the nod. I'm extra-flattered. *blush*

bikelovejones said...

So I'd give a nod to all the cool blogs I've read, but having to type out the incividual computer addresses for each one would get tedious. I still haven't figured out how to make just your name show up all highlighted so that if you click on it you automatically go to that site. It's one of life's big computer mysteries. Anyway, thanks for the good word! --B

Elisheva Hannah Levin said...

And now you have made my day, too!


Tikkunknitter said...

Thanks for the nod, Melissa. It's been a challenge to connect Judaism to anything lately, much less craft. But knitting offers solace, and it's always encouraging to read about your family's journeys. Brings back such sweet memories.

MOMocrat Glennia said...

Thank you so much for mentioning us! You most certainly are not alone.