Thursday, August 21, 2008

Thursday Thirteen

Here is a list of blogs I read (in no particular order). Some are on my links to the side and some need to get there but I haven't had time to do an update:

1. May Muses. This is written by a former writing buddy who used to live around here but has now taken herself off to Asheville so she can learn to be an acupuncturist. She has a different slant on life.

2. Stillwater suite. I just found this blog. I like the writer's voice and the subject matter.

3. Tom Atkins. Tom writes interesting poetry and has an interesting take on creativity and life in general. I really enjoy reading his work. His blog address changes a lot, though.

4. landuvmilknhoney. This is a local blogger who is doing homesteading and self-sustaining efforts in the biggest way. She makes her own butter, for heaven's sake!

5. AROOO. A different take on politics and life in general. Good reading if you're into women's issues and what is right (but not right-wing).

6. Blue Ridge Blue Collar Girl. Beth doesn't write enough but when she does you can bet your sweet bippy that it is worth the read.

7. Sweetfluttersbys3. This blogger writes about food and offers up recipes, along with a picture of some luscious and fattening cake. Makes me hungry every time I visit!

8. Spatter. June's photos are among my favorites. I wish I had her great photographic eye.

9. Roanoke Firefighters. An interesting take on the place of my husband's employment and probably enlightening reading for the citizens who live there as to how the government is actually working. Did you know this blog was recently banned from the city computers?

10. Jen's Bike Blog. I do not ride a bicycle but often wished I did. Jen writes about her work in the health care system and her bike rides, which includes fun outings and races. I live vicariously through her words, I think.

11. Ron Bailey. Ron is another who keeps changing his site around but at least the address stays the same. I am never quite sure what he is doing but if you're interested in scratching your head check him out.

12. The Virginia Scribe. Amy is in the Hollins Horizon program, following in my footsteps even though she doesn't know me. She has won some writing contests and I expect great things from her. She is doing it all while raising kids, too. Plus I think she married someone who is from around where I live.

13. Bad Jokes and Oven Chips. Another Thursday Thirteen-er, who lives across the sea. I enjoy learning about her world and her trumpet-playing adventures. She also does something with Girl Scouts or something like that group.

There are many more. Hope you found some new reading!

Thursday Thirteen is played by lots of people; you can learn more about it here. My other Thursday Thirteens are here.


  1. Ok...all better now. I got my fix of Thursday Thirteen. Thanks so much for the mention! My ego just got a huge boost and boy, I needed it after this past week :)

  2. Thanks for the link!

    Sorry for being such a flake when it comes to the site; it's always been something of a playground for me to try out different things.

  3. Am honored to be on your list and to have your compliment with it! I'm familiar with some of the others like Ron and Beth and am looking forward to checking out the others...

  4. Wow, I made someone's list! I'm so proud. Thanks for the mention! I do hope my blog is entertaining yet non-offensive. I've always been one to talk too much and like many have said to me, "you don't know a stranger huh?" Thanks for including me. It really made me smile. =D

  5. I appreciate so much that you read me. Sometimes I feel like I am shouting in the wind while I work out thoughts and opinions. Offensive, I am sure, however, I suspect you know that outside of my sounding board, I love the trees, and the animals, and the rolling hills and the beautiful Viginia countryside and greatly appreciate you bringing that to me through your blog.

    Thank you.

  6. Looks like you got me busy checking out some new blogs!

  7. yey! You are fab x (loving the linky)

    I will have to go and see all these bloggers now to find out what they've been up to. Wish my post today had been more than a grumble now!!

  8. Thank you so much for including me on this list! I am honored. And I am so grateful for the compliment--you have no idea how much I needed to hear those kind words.
    Of course, I'm a big fan of June's blog (and yours, as well), but the others are new to me. I look forward to checking them out.

    P.S. Sorry not to write more often--life has been grabbing me by the lapels lately and shaking me good. I'll try to do better. :-)

  9. Thanks for the mention! Since you live so close by, you are going to have to come over for a visit and some butter! If you are ever at the farmers market at ikenberrys, come by so I can have a face to go with the blog!

  10. Oh no, now I have more blogs to read! I certainly want to read about how that woman makes her own butter! And I MUST read the firefighter's blog since it was banned from the city computers!

    And yes, The Virginia Scribe is excellent. Amy is a wonderful writer and I have a feeling she's going to do great things with her writing.

  11. I am always looking for new, good things to read, and despite my being on the list (thank you for that.), there are some good things here. Thanks for sharing!


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