Sunday, August 31, 2008

It's Blog Day 2008 !!!

So it is, in fact, blog day 2008 . . .
The general concept is to find five blogs you love reading and to share them with others (with a short intro of course)! I think that is just wonderful, though I've decided to go a step farther and also share five web-comics I adore. Why? you ask. Well, because in so many ways these web comics are like illustrated blogs - and they make me laugh on a daily basis. What could be better than that? So I'll be letting my favorite bloggers and artists know I'm posting them here so they know they're loved!

Bloggers (in no particular order)
** Friday Playdate - Susan is IMHO one of the funniest and most honest people that I've ever read. I follow her tribulations with her 2 boys (one of which has the croup right now) and her adventures over to China for the Olympics. I enjoy her pithy comments so much I even follow her on twitter! Her blog is simple, honest and a whole bucket load of funny - so go check her out....NOW!!

** Stop Screaming I'm Driving - Yes I actually enjoy her blog for more than the LOVELY sprinkles at the top of her page (mmmm...sprinkles....mmmmm)! She is funny and entertaining on a daily basis and I anxiously await each new post.

** Shalee's Diner - Shalee has been going through some tough times of late but has shown her lovely light through it all. The blog focuses on her love of her family, her faith, and how she brings it all together!

** WWdN: In Exile - This is Wil Wheaton's blog...remember him? Yes, the gray jump-suit wearing adorable teen on Star Trek: The Next Generation. Well, boy has he come a long way since then. An accomplished author in both fiction and non-fiction. He has published three books with anecdotes about his life, numerous manga and Star Trek storylines. He now does voice-overs and occassional acting (when the part really moves him). He has two grown sons that are the joy of his life and he wraps all this up into his amazing blog. Plus, if you're a geek, link to the propeller geek group he admins.

** Neil Gaimian's Journal - This is a personal favorite for me. I absolutely love, Love, LOVE Neil's writing and try to absorb every book he's ever written. He's currently travelling around in China researching another book. In his absence, his two lovely daughter and many other of his friends and webhelpers are keeping us up to date on the exitement.

And now for the comics
Real Life Comics - Possibly the funniest comic on the internet. Though at times Glen and I do believe they've equipped the crickets in our house with mini cams. I can not tell you how many times we have a had a bizarre conversation on one day, only to see it echoed in the strip a few days later.

** Questional Content - A great daily dose for my geekdom. The story of a group of friends, some more unusual than others, and the very real 'foot in mouth' situations we all get ourselves into. Plus, Hanner is one of the funniest characters I've ever followed.

** Penny Arcade - A classic gamer's cartoon that has spawned a sensation currently invading Seattle (PAX). If you play RPGs, video games or are a geek in any way . . . you MUST follow this comic!

** Ctrl+Alt+Del - I don't even know how to describe this comic - part blog, part gamer's log, part insanity -- just a whole lot of fun!!!

** xkcd - I cannot describe this any better than the 'warning label' placed on the comic itself:
"Warning: this comic occasionally contains strong language (which may be unsuitable for children), unusual humor (which may be unsuitable for adults), and advanced mathematics (which may be unsuitable for liberal-arts majors)."
So - there are my contributions to the world of blogging . . . what are yours??


carrie said...

Aw, thank you so much! I am truly grateful that you enjoy being a part of this blogging community as much as I do!

Plus, you like my sprinkles, so you rock! :)

Shalee said...

Julienne, that was the best thing I've read in a long time! I can't believe that I would rank that high, but it's nice to know that someone loves me enough to offer a nod. (And that light of which you speak? You know it's all God, right? If it were up to me, I'd have quite a few dark days and they wouldn't be pretty at all!)

I totally didn't know about Blog Day... I'll have to pay more attention next year!