Thursday, February 14, 2008

E is for these 5 blogs.

Amelie of Amelie's Welt gave me an E! Which means I get to be all flattered and award an E to 5 other people. Which made me think of who was being particularly excellent of late.

The first that came to mind was Bright Star with her Project 365 (+1) Blog. I'm truly impressed with how her photography has developed and find her daily photos a fascinating mixture of the mundane and the profound. Impressive with a capital E (at the end, I guess).

Amanda (A Lady Scientist) has impressed me of late with her variety of topics. And she's a dog person. I like dog people.

I took a couple semesters of Geology in undergrad (long story). I was less than enthralled by the material. I never lingered in the hallways to examine the various rocks and fossils in the glass cases and waited rather impatiently for class to be over so I could go do something more fun. Like nap. So when I started reading Chris, I had the vague thought that I wouldn't subscribe for long if he didn't write quite well. Given that I've been reading for a long time now, he must be doing something excellent with Highly Allochthonous that holds my flighty attention.

I'm not sure why, but I'm relatively new (within the last year or so) to reading Dr. Brazen Hussy. But I liked her long before she offered to drink with me when I was so upset. But it was then I decided I'd like to buy her presents. I think her blog is excellent in that there's this view of science that strikes me as ambitious and reasonable at the same time. If you - like I used to - aren't reading, what the hell is wrong with you?

I did, however, have the good sense to be a long time fan of Cee. Upon her recent move to Listening to Frogs, I've enjoyed her more frequent posts. She reads widely and writes beautifully about varied topics. It's good - no, excellent - stuff.

I've been bad (or good?) about not reading stuff I don't like lately. And I did recently update my blogroll to currently active bloggers I really enjoy. So if you're ever bored and want to click over to find new links, I have some I like a lot.

6 comments:

Amanda said...

I'm so flattered! Especially because I enjoy reading your blog so much. Thank you!

Dr. Brazen Hussy said...

Wow, thank you! It was quite a surprise to see my name in that list this morning, and I have to say it was the highlight of my day.

Psst - I bet, based on your recent blogger meetup, that you know who and where I am. We should get together sometime so I can buy you that drink!

post-doc said...

Amanda-
You're welcome - I'm glad you were flattered and I'm always pleased to read what you write.

Dr. BH-
Aw...that's nice. And I do know where you are and one of the Job Search 2008 Possibilities is not at all far from you. So the next time I'm over in that area, I'll definitely let you know so you can comfort me from whatever made me unhappy most recently. I can, in turn, bask in how cool you are. It'll be fantastic.

Wayfarer Scientista said...

Congratulations!

BrightStar said...

Wow! The first one that came to mind was mine? This is a huge compliment, particularly coming from you, because I know that you are someone who puts thought and care into your own blog. Thank you so much for thinking of me. I enjoy reading your blog, too.

CJR said...

Compliments are always a nice way to start the week - thank you!

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