03 November 2009

Closed For The Season

Hey folks,
Due to the fact that I am stupidly busy right now, this blog is on hiatus until after the holidays. Of course, if anyone has a submission I will gladly put it up! Also, if anyone is interested in joining my awesome blog team let me know. I'd love to keep this going!

05 October 2009

More Visual Art Candy !

Spread Design Love. Not just the name of the blog, but what it does. It's The Ant has collected a blog full of visually stimulating pictures, architecture, and so much more.
Go on, feel the design love for yourself:


30 September 2009

Sometimes An Awesome Blog Takes A Serious Tone

Yet another blog from the comments section, please keep them coming!

Mom, Me and Alzheimer's is the everyday life of a woman who is caring for her mother who has Alzheimer's Disease.
My grandmother had this illness as well and it took it's toll, not only on her, but on my mother and her siblings as well. This blogger's story is in many ways similar to my own mother's.
Mom, if you are reading, I recommend this blog to you:


We're Really On To Something Here!

Friends, The Interweb Chain Of Happiness! is in full force! I'm getting recommendations from the folks whose blogs have been featured here, and now we're even getting recommendations in the comments!
Lydia, whose photography blog I featured a while back and who is the creator of the term Interweb Chain of Happiness!, has recommended the following blog:
Which is a fabulous blog full of design ideas, product inspiration and, how awesome is this: painting tips! (okay, so it's awesome to me, the home improvement girl).

Also, check out Lydia's other blog, which just happens to have a Your Blog Is Awesome! plug:


24 September 2009

New Orleans and Art

If you don't know by now that New Orleans is the greatest place on the planet then I have not been persuasive enough in my arguments. So I offer you this fantastic blog, another recommendation, in fact.
Slimbolala is a blog with a little of everything, illustrations, art, photography, life stories, amusing parenting anecdotes and generally good storytelling. Did I mention that the blogger is in New Orleans and posts about this fact occasionally? I might have.
Check it out and keep reading, this blog has archives back to 2005!


20 September 2009

Wall-E The World Traveler

I had planned to bring a photo of my dog, Penny, to Europe and photograph the photo at all of the tourist sites while there. Sadly, I did not have time to print out a suitable photo before going so this did not happen.
I've done something similar before with various objects, and friends of mine have done this too. I'm sure many of you have as well, but have you blogged about it?
Rebecca is a blogger whose very cool (and very hard, I know) job allows her to travel about and see many interesting places and things. She also has a traveling companion whom she takes almost daily photos of in these various locations. Her traveling companion is Wall-E, the lovable robot!
Very good photography too!


17 September 2009

The Second Recommendation!

More animals! Cats this time. Adorable, yet slightly insane cats! Stories of an Innocent Owner of Mad Cats is simply tales (or tails?) of one man and the cats he has known through his life. And he has some adorable cats!
Please do read:

13 September 2009

Our first recommendation!

Hello and sorry for the delay in posting.
This awesome blog is yet another fine example of smart blogging with out spite.
Diary of Mindless Minion Number 2,703 has great stories and great story telling, even when the stories are not the blogger's own. Current posts are all about trying to buy a farm house and the hitches she encounters along the way. Anyone who has ever bought, or lived in an old house would completely understand.
Read and follow!


09 September 2009

How To Kill A Mockingbird and Other Shameful Searches

I've seen a few blogs now that show the silliness of Google's suggest feature, but what makes this one great is the commentary, which I would put up there with many of the more popular observational humor bloggers. Google Suggest Makes Me Lose My Faith In Humanity doesn't need a lot of snark and venom to get it's point across which gives it high marks in my book.
Check it out, and realize that there are people searching for much weirder stuff than you are:


03 September 2009

Pictures! Lovely Pictures!

I love photo blogs and I've come across this gem of a website. Okay so maybe I'm biased because the first picture was of a squirrel, but this is truly worth a look.
And while your there, click through Lydia's profile, she has a great personal blog too. As a former New Yorker who has not been back to the city since 2001, I love seeing my old stomping grounds through the eyes of others. Oddly enough, I was her age last time I was in NYC, goodness how time flies!


01 September 2009

I Want My Flying Car Before Robots Take Over The World

Were you aware of the fact that the future has passed us by?
Where's my flying car? Where's my personal jet pack? Why am I still cooking when food should be in pill form or prepared by robot maids? Why aren't tomatoes as big as my head? Huh? Huh???
Paleo-Future is a well stocked treasure trove of articles from publications past regarding what life would be like in the future. While some wildly miss the mark, to the point of being humorous today, others are eerie in how spot on their predictions were.
Caution, geeky and addicting:


31 August 2009

And You Thought My Blog Was Cheesy!

I love cheese, doesn't everyone?
I don't like to spend more than $10 on a shirt, but I will gladly drop twenty for some really good cheese. It's all about having your priorities in order.
Cheese Dreaming is a blog about one woman's heroic struggles with humanity...

Okay, it's not, it's about cheese, glorious cheese, from the perspective of a cheese connoisseur. If you've ever found yourself standing in front of a dizzying display of gourmet and artisan cheeses, baffled and feeling less than cultured (punny!) and slightly inept, this is the go to blog for you.


30 August 2009

I Like To See Smiling Faces

I just found this adorable, yet somewhat hard to navigate blog. I did not ask permission to post this link, but each post has the option to link to it. Also, I doubt this blog needs the "help" that I am trying to give to bloggers, but it's adorable and I love fun photography.


29 August 2009

Because Wikipedia Is A Whole Lot Cheaper Than Brittanica

Isn't the internet great? I'm amazed that in this age of total information sharing that there are still people who get the questions wrong on Jeopardy.
Things I've Learned from Wikipedia relieves us of the need to go find our own random factoids by doing the research for us and posting a synopsis with colorful commentary to boot.
This blog was actually the one that inspired me to create this blog, but when the author hadn't posted anything for a month I was worried that it was over.
A quick warning: Some of the wiki entries are not safe for work and include language or disturbing themes. If you are easily offended or have a weak stomach you might want to skip past current post about GG Allin. But don't be discouraged, there is a lot of fabulous insight to be discovered!


28 August 2009


Sometimes using a laptop annoys me. I have a tendency to hit buttons I didn't mean to hit, or my hand brushes the mouse pad and I'm clicking something I didn't mean to click.
Apparently I must have done this when I was setting the comment moderation because I had disabled comments. My apologies if anyone was trying to leave one.
I'll be back to awesome blogs tomorrow.

27 August 2009

Voices From The Bayou

Anyone who has spent more than 5 minutes in my presence knows that my favorite place in the entire world is New Orleans, any time of the year outside of Mardi Gras.
Imagine my surprise when I happen across a blogger from the area who not only writes about the every day happenings in Louisiana, but is also quite humorous as well!
Bill's Bayou is packed with stories, pictures of odd license plates, random thoughts.
Have a look:


26 August 2009

Help Me Spread The Word Of Awesome

Hey there folks!
I think I have a pretty good thing going here and I'd love to it flourish and prosper, which means your blogs will flourish and prosper along with it!
So here's what you need to do: Send me some awesome blogs! Nominate your friend's, your mom's or your own blog.
Me, I'll keep clicking the "next blog" link. I also find the best bloggers tend to leave the wittiest comments on some of the more popular blogs, but recently one of these popular blogs left Blogspot for greener pastures so finding the source of awesome isn't as easy as clicking a linked name.
So in the immortal words of Jerry Maguire, "Help me, help you."*
Can you say no to this face?

*I'd run with "Show me the moneeeeeey!" but I run a no-ad blog here.

Because kthxbai Is Not The Same As A Thank You Card

People are becoming more rude, or at the very least insensitive. Perhaps the internet is to blame for our casual disregard for common courtesy, or perhaps each generation's general air of superiority over the last causes them to think such words as please and thank you are antiquated.
In any event, it bothers me, and I am not alone.
Etiquette Bitch is the modern day Ms. Manners, offering advice and protocol for all types of situations from simple thank yous to sneezing.
As a balance, she also points out examples of polite behavior that she has witnessed.
Please read, and perhaps even take some notes:


25 August 2009

Okay I'm Cheating Here

The following offering deviates from my normal routine in that:
a.) It's not underserved
b.) I did not seek permission to link

Considering I heard about this blog on a popular site, it already has recognition, but Craft Fail differs from other "fail" sites in one major way. All of the fails are submitted by the crafter themselves. Posts are not regular yet, as it seems people are shy about letting the world laugh at their valiant attempts, but it's picking up.
Considering the season is almost upon us where I attempt to add a little extra handmade love to my standard issue gift cards, I'll likely be submitting a few failures of myself :)


What's In Your Pantry?

I have a confession to make. I am not educated. Yes, I did go to college briefly, but circumstances prevented me from obtaining a very expensive slip of paper that validates my intelligence therefore I am uneducated. Because of this, I tend to cringe a bit when I read "intellectual" blogs that spew venom against the uneducated masses and toss just as many f-bombs around as SAT words.
Ms. Glory von Hathor is indeed intelligent and likely she is educated to the point of having many of those little expensive slips of paper. But you will find no venom here.
Self aware and intelligent with a subtle touch of humor, Ghosts In The Pantry should make you smile:

24 August 2009

If The Words Frack, Frag and Frell Mean Anything To You...

Fanboy Wife is a humorous self help guide for women who fell in love with men, but married boys. Boys who own boxes of comic books. Boys who collect dolls-err-action figures. Boys who will defend Star Wars to Trekkies, or Star Trek to Star Wars fans (Warsies?).
Today's awesome blog holds a special place in my heart. Not because I am married to a fanboy. For me it's the other way around, my poor husband married a fangirl. No, I do not have the ubiquitous white cardboard storage boxes filled with comics, but I'm not going to lie, Syfy (I HATE the new moniker!) is on in the background as I write this and yes, it is Star Trek TNG Monday. I'm more of a video game fangirl and I do admit to pre-ordering all things Castlevania and holing myself up for several days when the game comes in.
And before you ask, yes, I am a woman and yes, I'm really too old to be playing games.
So check out the link, you may learn something!


22 August 2009

A Very Good Boy

It's Better Than Talking to the Dog started out as a blog chronicling the life of an unemployed woman looking for a job. The premise was that being home all day, she found herself talking to the dog more often. She has found a job, but continues to post stories about Gonzo, the shelter pup she rescued from death row. These stories are funny and entertaining, and any dog owner would totally identify with many of them.
The best part: Every post ends with "Good boy Gonzo."


21 August 2009

A Man, A Monkey With a Typewriter and Many Cats

The first installment of YBIA! comes from a longtime friend and early Blogspot adopter, Milo.
This blog has years of archives to peruse. What's it about?
Well from the first few pages, I admit to not having time to read all of it yet, it appears to have a little of everything. Heavy with photos of everything from Milo's adorable cats to what he ate, insight into life in an economically defunct Upstate NY town and the aftermath of it's 2006 flood, music, movie and other reviews, and a healthy dose of sarcastic wit. There is also a comic strip about a monkey at a typewriter.
A quick warning: Profanity is used.


So What's This All About?

Hello and welcome to Your Blog Is Awesome! This is a little space I've created to highlight some fabulous blogs that are flying under the radar.
Think of this as a pyramid scheme except without the offshore banking and profit margins. Essentially what I'm doing is scouring the blogosphere for interesting, fun, amusing or just plain awesome blogs that don't appear to have a lot of activity. Once I find the blog I watch for a while to make sure that it is updated regularly and then I politely inquire if it is okay to feature the blog here.
Why do I ask? Because it's polite. Some people may not want a bunch of strangers reading their blogs. Others might be wildly popular, but disallow comments as a precaution against spam or anonymous spite.
I will gladly accept submissions from anyone who wishes to give them as well. There are a couple of rules though:
No mean spirited blogs. Snark is fine, humorous observations are recommended, just try not to piss anyone off ok? :)
No explicit blogs, sexually or otherwise offending. I'm not a prude, but I do wish to uphold the delicate sensibilities of the blog reading public.
No sales pitches, unless your selling a book or quirky t shirt or the like in addition to blogging.

So let fly with the prose, amusing anecdotes and emotion filled heart wrenching stories!
I'll star, of course, selfishly, and direct your attention to my silly little blog called Crève!
It features silly photos, my pets and travel tales and advice.
More to come soon!