I am thankful (or at least I should be thankful) for many things in my life, but since this is a blog post, I wanted to give a shout-out to my blogworld posse. Don't worry if I've left you out; I still love you, but I'm mainly shouting out to my regulars (and people who are still posting!)
Karen listens to a lot of diverse and cool music and is my biggest competition for the love and affection of Jim Halpert. She has also befriended me on LibraryThing and I'm totally jealous of the books she has read.
RC has been going through some tough times lately, but she is seriously one of the coolest people I've ever "met." I never thought I'd get along so well with a Mormon :). She's artsy and an awesome writer and shares my love of Michael C. Hall.
Nomadshan writes! And swims! And rips up trees in her yard with her bare hands and some power tools! And has a husband who makes incredible food! And posts pictures of said incredible food that make me drool!
Dim, as they like to say in the world of message boards, owes me about 1,000 new keyboards for all the drinks I have spit out while laughing at his posts. Whenever I go to a concert I take along his list of concert rules so I can be sure that no one is writing acerbic posts about me the next day.
Funky might end up being my partner in crime at school. She also posts recipes vegan/vegetarian food that even this member of PETA, People Eating Tasty Animals, that is, finds yummy.
Feather has a knack for writing whatever is going on in her mind at the time. I have a feeling a political debate between the two of us would not be pretty, but I admire anyone who says what he or she feels.
Hotwire is finally back from hiatus and is writing posts that are breaking my heart and making me want to drive up to "somewhere in New England" and knock some sense into a certain girl.
Renee is a strong woman who makes (or at least used to make) beautiful music. She has also gone through some trials lately, but I'm definitely glad she's back from hiatus as well.
We haven't heard from Mr. A for a while, but I have rarely not agreed with what he has said in his blog, and later his podcasts. He also sent me some e-mails during a dark time in my life that really helped me out, probably more than he knows.
March has a special place in my blogging heart because he's one of my first readers and because he keeps me abreast of John Krasinski sightings. He's a great dad, loves hockey, and knows more about music than I could ever hope to know.
J. is actually my very first reader from waaaay back in May '05. I have no idea how he has the energy to do all the things he does. I've also informed him that I'm moving to Canada after watching Sicko the other weekend.
And, the people I know in real life...
Rusty, who has been my best friend for over 20 years and whose family is like a second family to me. We lived together for 4 years and managed not to kill each other, which is an amazing feat for her, because I am not an easy person to live with, by any stretch of the imagination. She knows pretty much every horrible thing I've ever done and doesn't judge me (too much) and still loves me for some reason. I'm horrible at expressing my feelings, but I'm fiercely loyal and would gladly rip out the still-beating heart of anyone who fucks with my girl.
...and last, but certainly not least, B. Enjoy B.'s blog while you still can because she has a little B. on the way and will probably not have much time for blogging! One of my favorite college memories is when Rusty and I spend the night at B. and J.'s apartment and we all got drunk with B.'s mom.