Life Takes Lemons blog rendered me speechless yesterday. She bestowed upon Triple P the VIB: Very Inspiring Blogger award. Now if that don’t beat all.
Once I regained my capacity for intelligent communication, I read over the rules, rolled up my sleeves and resolved that now that someone so generous has given the nod to my work it’s time to do the same. Here’s how this goes: I am to offer up seven random facts about myself and then extend the VIB nomination to seven of my favorite blogs and bloggers. While you may prefer to skip over the first bit, Brethren, stick around for the second which will be an eclectic mix of some of the most interesting, well-researched and talent-filled spots that I’m aware of on the Interwebs.
Indulge me as I begin with the egoism:
I am a demonology nerd. I actually enjoy bending over 15th and 16th century books and cataloguing demons with which I am unfamiliar.
My secret wish is to die in New Orleans, preferably during Second Line season.
I have Menier’s syndrome, which means that my inner ear doesn’t always register correctly and I can become unsteady or dizzy suddenly. The symptoms disappear in a moving vehicle and especially on the water.
The first book I remember reading was Tales of Mystery and Imagination by Edgar A. Poe. I think I was six.
I was an insurance executive in a past life.
My favorite movie of all time is Spartacus staring Kirk Douglas, Tony Curtis, Jean Simmons, Laurence Olivier and Peter Ustinov.
I have a familial affinity for corvids, particularly ravens and crows with whom I regularly converse to the utter humiliation of my children.
And now, with my sincerest endorsement and in no particular order, allow me to extend the VIB nomination to:
Munin’s Sketch Blog: Munin is an incredibly talented artist whose work has been featured at Triple P on more than one occasion. It is easy to get lost in the amazing worlds he creates.
The Dear Surprise: The Dear Knows writes one of the most informative blogs on the web. Not only will you learn about Patrick O’Brian’s Aubrey/Maturin series, you will indeed be immersed in the era of wooden ships and iron men.
The Horror!? Denis, who was gracious enough to do a guest post for Triple P’s last anniversary, is probably the best reviewer of movies on the web. The fact that he reviews horror, sci-fi and fantasy movies just makes it that much better. Plus, he’s an Eldritch Being so there’s that.
The World of Edgar Allan Poe: I cannot say enough about my dear friend Undine and her ongoing endeavor to expose us all to the truths about the great American genius. In her spare time, she’s a veritable C. Auguste Dupin of the literary netherworld.
Hawkman’s Blog: If you are a lover of comics, New England seaports, tough workouts, appliance destruction and opinion, look no further than Hawkman’s well written, thoughtful blog.
Pirates & Letters: The beautiful work of your hostess Marika is truly indescribable. Her calligraphy and attention to detail are breathtaking.
The Journal of Blue Lou Logan: Lou is someone I truly admire. He lives what he writes, teaching kids and grown-ups about what pirates and piracy were really like while still holding down a day job and writing a well-researched, engaging blog.
Happy Friday, Brethren! I hope that you spend a little bit of it enjoying these wonderful websites as much as I do.