Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Blogs I read.

In the 2 ½ years I have been blogging, I have come to know a lot of fantastic people in the Minnesota Organization of Bloggers. About 2-3 times per year, the MOB has a gathering where we all come together and socialize. It’s a cool thing when I finally meet the authors of some of my favorites.

In no particular order, these are the blogs I read on a regular basis.

Shot in the Dark: This is the first blog I read when I check my internet in the morning. SITD’s author, Mitch Berg, will always be a sentimental favorite because of his promotion of the MN Protest Warriors, of which I am a proud member. I recall Mitch and the rest of the NARN gang having us on AM 1280 the Saturday before the 2004 election. It doesn’t hurt either that Mitch combines the intellect of William F. Buckley with the humor of PJ O’Rourke.

Yucky Salad with Bones: This blog by far provides me the most “laugh out loud” moments of anything I read. Described by one critic as “Erma Bombeck on meth”, Katie offers unique perspectives on such areas as family life and popular culture. Whether it’s reading about the incident of her 5-year old daughter Molly getting a game piece from “Battleship” stuck in her nose or the hilarious parodies of “TomKat”, I guess you could say I’m an official “Salad” rube.

Hammerswing75: Although I have never met Ben personally, I feel as though I know him. Anyone who is even a semi-regular commenter on my blog is definitely going to be one of my faves! Actually I’ve enjoyed partaking in the details of Ben’s personal journey. It takes a real man to write about a very personal thing like a battle with alcoholism. Thankfully, it appears Ben has taken positive steps forward after confronting that challenge. I now enjoy his musings on his life at Luther Seminary. God Bless ya, Ben! Drop me a line if you would ever like a free coffee or Diet Coke sometime.

Kermit the Blog: I’ve actually known Greg since 1999. I have always felt that he has a lot to offer when it comes to blogging. He’ll often forward interesting articles via e-mail with some of the most poignant and thought provoking insights. Unfortunately, Greg is a little preoccupied with family, building a house, working a full-time job, being an entrepreneur, fixing up his current home, weekend excursions to Duluth, etc., etc. For now, Greg’s posts are somewhat infrequent. Nevertheless, I still check out his site everyday in the event he’s able to take a few moments to record those pearls of wisdom. Like his March 13th entry.

Psycmeistr’s Ice Palace: I first met Leo (pictured below) in the Summer of 2004 at a Protest Warrior event. While he’s not the most outwardly expressive person, he packs a hard punch to the radical left in his writings. And he doesn’t care much for Jack Murtha I’ve gathered.

While I have read many, many blogs in my internet browsing days, that’s merely a list of daily indulgences.

I look forward to discovering many more!!


W.B. Picklesworth said...

Thanks Brad.

Leo Pusateri said...

I am honored, sir...

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