Today's Post Is Brought To You By The Letter 'E'

E as in "Excellent," which is the award bestowed upon me by my perky friend Nanette of Say It, Don't Spray It. I was a little surprised, but also very honored. I don't remember exactly how I stumbled upon Nanette's blog, but her posts often make me laugh out loud. And even better than that, we have gotten to know each other in the real world and I'm very happy to call her my friend.

Part of the deal with this special recognition is that I now give a shout-out to 10 of my favorite bloggers. You'll see the sites that I like to read aren't necessarily the most popular. I'm certainly small potatoes in the big blogosphere and I'm okay with that. If you see a link below that you don't recognize, go ahead and click. You might find something you like.

My Top 10 Most Excellent Blogs (as least as of today), in ABC order:
  • Ambitious Hamster: Not really a hamster, but a crafty designer who lives in the Midwest and likes cookies. She also likes cats, but we all have our quirks. While I haven't had the good fortune to meet Ms. Hamster in person, I have met her father and he's lovely.
  • Franklin Avenue: Mike and Maria write one of my favorite L.A.-centric blogs. From the restaurant reviews to local news items to ticket giveaways, this site is chock full of handy information. I keep waiting to show up in the License Plate of the Day feature.
  • jozjozjoz: Joz is another L.A. blogger who has her finger on the pulse of the city. Joz is plugged in and connected. She is one of the few people I know who is usually busier than I am and shares my bad habits of staying up too late and playing video games.
  • justJENN rants & raves: In spite of her love for Rick Astley and hatred of hand sewing, I love Jenn. She loves Los Angeles and her posts about L.A., cooking, her family, The Office, and all things cute are usually more full of snark than most of mine. I'm lucky to know Jenn in the real world and appreciate her friendship A LOT.
  • Not Content To Crawl: Nicole likes hamsters, 24, shopping at Target, and The Cure. She is also a great photographer whose nature work inspires me. Is it no wonder that we get along?
  • Stan's Obligatory Blog: Stan is another local blogger who I've had the pleasure of meeting in person. He goes on really long bike rides and photographs abandoned couches he meets along the way.
  • The Slack Daily: Face to face, Nina is pretty much like you'd expect from reading her words. Down-to-earth, yet sophisticated at the same time. I don't really know how to describe her more than that, but I dare you to not be entertained by her writing.
  • This Is So Silly: My dear friend Ren is far from silly. My head is often spinning when I finish reading her posts as I've never heard of some of the bands, tv shows, books, or movies she's written about. Except for some of them that she's introduced me to. She was the first reader of my blog and for that, I thank her. And also for the chocolate cupcakes. She knows the truth about me & sci-fi.
  • Vintage Caveman: More articulate than your stereotypical caveman. I was introduced to the Vintage Caveman as 'The Hamster Queen' by The Slackmistress when he posted something about his ham-ham. He also gets my Animal Crossing references on Twitter. (Don't forget--Flea Market this Saturday!)
  • Willow Grace: I think Mad and I discovered each other's blogs through our participation in various photo challenges. She's a great photographer and a prolific crafter. We met in the Bay Area last year and will hopefully get to connect again next month.
Check out some of these great bloggers for laughter and inspiration.


Anonymous said...

I'll definitely have a trawl through them over the weekend.

Jenny, the Bloggess said...

It's not eve 6am and I already learned a new word from Ambitious Hamster. I owe you.

Nanette said...

Ooooh, look at you with the descriptions and everything! I was too lazy to elaborate. Heh. ;)

the slackmistress said...

EEEEE! I won something! I'm going to do a version of this today!

ren said...

hey! that's me! thanks!

and i do know the truth and i still think you might like doctor who...but i won't push.

Caveman said...

I'd like to apologize in advance to whoever clicks the link to my blog.

Thanks a ton, Jodi! You're 'teh' awesome.

Anonymous said...

I feel like a mini celebrity now. Thanks! :)

Mike said...

Hey Jodi, thanks for the bloggylove! And send me a pic of your license plate!

Maria said...

wow, ditto what mike says. thanks!

madretz said...

gee!! Thanks! You rock the photos too my friend and your wit always cracks me up.

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