It's time to post the links from the "Blog Lovefest - Fall '06" tour. Like any good touring festival there has to be a "Thank you and Goodnight!" but I don't want this blogger tribute to end like the original Woodstock, never to be heard from again until corporate sponsors take it over many years later and bastardize the original idea for profit instead of peace, love, happiness, and spontaneous nudity. No, I'd like to think of "Blog Lovefest" like a touring summer music festival, sort of like Lollapalooza back in the day when you could see Jane's Addiction and Living Colour or Soundgarden and The Breeders performing at their peak (we're going to pretend that whole thing with Prodigy and Snoop Dogg never happened. M'kay?). We'll pack up our guitars and side show oddities and our Voter's Rights tables and head off to the next venue.
Keep the tour alive and the love will never die.
See you in Cleveland!
So, please, if you didn't get a chance to write an ode to the one (or ones, I'm flexible, just try to narrow it down to a manageable number) you love take a minute and dash off a few kind words. I will happily include you in this living, breathing, growing list of adoration. Think of it as a gift. Just because you missed someone's birthday doesn't mean you can't give them a belated present. Hey, a present is a present even if it arrives a few days late and reverence and affection are still important even if you missed some silly meaningless deadline. So keep spreading the love!
Before I get to the links I need to profess my everlasting adoration and admiration for one particular friend. Ironically - and unfortunately - enough, though she was at the top of my list from the very beginning of this project, this woman has had a rough time of it lately and deserves some love. It seems fitting that Sandra of Sunshine Scribe is the one who should be applying for a restraining order. Not only do I think she's a talented writer, a fantastic humanitarian, a doting mother of a gifted son whom she has written eloquently about on many occasions, and a smokin' hot mama but she has also inspired me in many ways that I'm sure she has no idea about. For instance, because of her I have seriously cut down on the amount of meat (specifically red meat) my family eats. Getting myself and my husband to eat more healthy foods is no small feat and I thank Sandra and her posts on vegetarianism for that. Her Flashback Fridays never fail to amaze me or make me think. And she had the ability to make me laugh. How can you beat that combination? So, Sandra, my hat is off to you. At the risk of sounding incredibly corny:
You are my Sunshine,
my only Sunshine
You make me happy when skies are gray
You'll never know dear how much I love you
Please don't take my Sunshine away.
Ouch, I think I just got a cavity.
Much love to you, Sandra. Mmmmwaaaah.
Onto the links!
(If I missed your post please send me an email with "Hey Moron" in the title)
Bub and Pie:
Binky (ECR) of 24/7:
Elizabeth of Table for Five:
Kristi of Here In Idaho:
Dodo of Voodooesque:
Mo-Wo of Mother-Woman:
Tabba of Mrs. Incredible:
Tori of Radioactive Girl:
Mert of Almost Somewhat Positive:
Lillithmother of From Maiden to Mother:
Kari of Life: The Ongoing Education:
Mommy Off The Record:
Krista of The Silent K:
Dana of The Dana Files
T of Redneck Mommy:
Cinnamon Girl of Write About Here:
Jen of One Plus Two:
Mad Hatter of Under a Mad Hat:
Janet aka "Wonder Mom" of Princess Stinkfoot:
And because she asked, and it's a fabulous idea, Her Bad Mother's Great Mommyblogger Love-In list:
And love for da Daddies:
I hope you enjoy reading them as much as I did. And to you, yeah you, I see you over there, who hasn't gotten around to writing your's yet...
What the hell are you waiting for? An invitation? Get off your ass and show some love.