Belle is feeling a bit blue, so this was delegated to yours truly. This almost feels like an Easter egg hunt right now, cuz I've seen a few of these posted for BAR and right after I'm done with this I'm going blog caroling to leave commenty thanks. I don't mean to sound snarky, I genuinely appreciate that there are other bloggers out there that think that much of BAR. It just pushes my buttons a bit to essentially send Valentines to the dude bloggers, I mean I like you guys and all, but not in that way.
Before the meme launch, I'd like to express our thanks to those bloggers that tagged us:
I have this bad feeling I missed someone. I'll be back to update if I did.
1. Copy and paste the award on your blog
2. Link back to the blogger who gave us the award
3. Pick five favorite blogs with less than 200 followers, and leave a comment on their blog to let them know they have received the award
4. Hope that the five blogs chosen will keep spreading the love and pass it on to five more blogs.
For the record, the blogs listed are not in order of preference, only in stream of consciousness order. Some of these are reciprocal. I've found I cannot prioritize blogcrak, I love all of those blogrolled on BAR and the Gun Blog Black List as well. (not to mention my list of favorites at home, and the different list at work....I think I may need an intervention....)
So, here we go, launch in 3, 2, 1:
Borepatch: Wicked Smaht. Never correct his spelling in comments. He will ignore you, and you will be humbled.
Dead Man Dance: Early twenties going on 90. Lots and lots of posts that amuse and intrigue me. Wise beyond his years, in a steampunk, engineery, technomusik kind of way.
North: One of the earliest commenters on BAR I think. North can find a blue innuendo in the phrase, "the bucket had a hole in it", and he will actually post it in your comments. No, really. :-)
Which led us to: Maura who writes Eve was (Partially) Right - Clean Eating is Good Eating. And, it is. Recipes that will make you drool on your desk, and inexplicably find your self reading labels at the grocery.
Another early commentor: Keads who writes Another Day..Another... ? Which begs the question, "what comes after the "...."?". Want to see pics of rare guns? Hit the link. Also, Keads has had his first 15 seconds of fame on a TV news spot. They caught his good side. BTW, I might be mistaken, but I think he's available ladies. (if you are into lots of shooty goodness that is)
Listen to Uncle Jay: The Big Guy. Bigger than real life, in real life. He has stories he's not blogged, or not blogged in a very long time. Should you meet him, ask him about the whale, or the pig truck while you present an offering of chicken fried steak.
YeOldFurt: Old Lightening has more Texas history in his pinky than I have in my entire brain. I can see his squint every time he posts, so I pay attention. Apparently, Belle made an impression at the first annual BAR blog shoot which led to:
HossBoss commenting on the BAR blog: Womanrunswithhorses which she shortened to HossBoss. I check her blog every day. When she posts, it reminds me of my roots from deep east Texas.
The Feral Irishman: I'm getting older, but hey I'm male and I'm not dead yet. And, Pissed posts frequently. Although it can be a bit dicey to check at work. Thanks for the NSFW notifications you've recently added.
In juxtaposition: Belle "suggested" That Texas Lady, which unbeknownst to me she has been reading for some time, also gets the thumbs up. So, Texas Lady gets a twofer today, blogrolled and Liebtered in the same day.
This one I do with some trepidation :-) Tranquility Lost: (reference "dudes / valentines" above). No, really. Hit his blog and check the pic at the top. I jest. Grandkids, Grandpas's journal, a good joke, bacon, and an exceptional music collection on his ipod. (did I mention sling bows?)
Is that five yet?
Throwing in the towel. Holey Cow, hit the BAR blog roll for the rest.
In my best Forest Gump imitation," I'm pretty tired now..I'm going home"