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Tuesday, January 10, 2006

I will be your Ferdinand and you my wayward girl

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Blog of the Week #2 -- I have ordinary addictions


Allow me to introduce you to Mandy, a 28 year-old dreamer and idealist from Dallas, Texas.

For some reason I thought that finding good blogs for this feature would be really easy. How hard can can it be? There are millions of blogs out there, so it stands to reason that there must be some good ones, right? All you have to do is find them.

Ah. But that's the rub, isn't it? To find the good ones, you have to wade through oceans and oceans of turgid shite. How many knitting blogs can the world possibly need. I must have spent bloody hours trawling around looking for inspiration. I tried the "Next Blog" button, I tried using the interests in my profile, I tried using the directory on Britblog.... I tried loads of stuff. Just as I was on the point of despair though, I wandered into this one.

You know how when you are looking for a house, and you walk into somewhere and it just *feels* right? You get this feeling in your gut, and the whole place just feels, well, comfortable? I got that feeling here.

I have to say that I wasn't initally sure why. There's nothing wrong with the last couple of posts, but to a passing reader, I suppose there isn't anything obvious in them to make you want to hang around. Blah blah blah, the weekend, blah blah blah appointment with the urologist blah blah blah.

Something made me keep scrolling though... and I found a list of the albums of 2005. Hmm. Always worth a look. The White Stripes? Gruff Rhys? Sigur Ros? Clap Your Hands Say Yeah? Kaiser Chiefs? Bloc Party? Maximo Park? Clearly no ordinary resident of Texas.... a thought that is confirmed by a look in the biography.... she likes to sing along to Belle & Sebastian? Yay! (not to mention an apparent love of reading.... Becket, Hardy, Wilde, Salinger)

I sense a kindred spirit and I'm sold.

She also once baked cookies for the Super Furry Animals. Not a lot of people can say that (although whether or not they were the type of cookies that I imagine that lot *usually* eat, she didn't say....)

Blog of the Week.

Go say hello.

[Previous blog of the week: Delrico Bandito]

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If you want to be considered for blog of the week, and you don't think I've seen your blog before --- email me a link and I'll go and have a look.

5 Comments:

  • At 5:52 am, Blogger Jenni said…

    I am always amazed by how much effort you put into the blog community...seeking out new blogs, updating us on what is going on in the neighborhood. You are my official blogging cruise social director, ST. :)

     
  • At 11:09 pm, Blogger YokoSpungeon said…

    Isn't he a dear? He's a proper matchmaker, bringing us all together like one big love-in.

    Awwww...

     
  • At 6:44 am, Blogger Michael said…

    I just can't wait to see what ST's sidebar looks like in December.

     
  • At 9:30 am, Blogger Aravis said…

    ST, your dilemma in part inspired my post today. You may find a link there...

     
  • At 1:36 pm, Blogger Mandy said…

    Oh wow, what an honor! Or should I say honour? How very sweet of you to include me in your list. I only wish I had known sooner. Now I'm off to read your archives!

     

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