Imagine my surprise this morning when I returned from system patrol (read, dragged my ass out of bed) and logged in to find my fledgling blog has been nominated by the wonderful Becca over at No Smoking in the Skull Cave for a Thinking Blogger Award.
I accept this award with honour and humility, and must now, I believe, continue by nominating 5 other blogs that make me think.
As with all things in life there are rules, in this case, three:
1. If, and only if, you get tagged, write a post with links to 5 blogs that make you think.
2. Link to this post so that people can find the exact origin of the meme.
3. Optional: Proudly display the Thinking Blogger Award on your site with a link to the post that you wrote.
So here we go - as Becca mentioned, I've only been at this a short time, so my blogroll needs time to grow, but hey, gotta start somewhere...
1 - Chris at Exquisitely Bored In Nacogdoches: Taste in music and movies, intercut with photography of small-town America - anyone who likes the music of Dave Brubeck and the movies of Frank Sinatra is a man of my stripe and no mistake.
2 - J.D. at Joe's Movie Corner: This site makes me think so much my head hurts - but in a good way. Makes me realise how much thinking I've not been doing lately...
3 - Rachelle at Living Between Wednesdays: The European translation would probably be Living Between Thursdays, but it works for me. It's always good to see reviews of some of the comicbooks I read by people actually involved in the retail side, and Rachelle's take on some of the more bizarre Batman/Superman stories of yesteryear is good for a laugh.
4 - Mick at Doc40: Mick Farren is an author, musician and counterculture commentator who's been writing for some time. Go there. Read.
5 - I'm intent on introducing new pages, so Brent at I Am A Child Of Television - congratulations! Brent is a Canadian, which can't be bad, and knows all the words to three national anthems. What more need be said?
However, humile as I am, I cannot but recognise Becca's act in nominating me for this award.
I had planned to award her a TBP by return but figured that this might cause some sort of existential loop which, let's face it, would be bad.
So instead I award Becca 50 points and a Silver No-Prize (really prestigious on Neptune, believe me) and trust that all will acknowledge her wisdom and greatness.
As for the award, here it is:
We now return you to your regularly-scheduled, er, schedule...