If you are a fellow NaBloPoMista this year, you may howl with rage and frustration as you look at my offering for today. It is such a cheat. No, I won't even try to rationalize it. I'm just tired.
Following is a list of some of the blogs participating in NaBloPoMo '07 which I am reading daily for the duration. These blogs were already daily, weekly, or monthly reads for me, so I am very much enjoying the reliable daily posting this month. (Note: There are several other blogs I just started reading daily, too, but I am saving the new blogs on my list for another post, another day when I need to cheat. Stay tuned; we all know that day will come. And then there are the ones I read regularly that aren't doing NaBloPoMo '07. You might see a post about them, too, at some point this month. I'm not ruling it out.)
Alphabitch -- Nora (don't call her "Regina") is a self-described "rocket surgeon (and yes, a princess)," a former professional baker [uh, or not], and I swear I also thought she was a librarian, but it turns out she only always wanted to be one. She taught me the pseudofeminist expression "sparkle pony," among many other useful and entertaining things, and might just write about anything this month, including her awesome new dog Ruby.
AmpuTeeHee -- Another one-legged gal, another former chef and current foodie, Bonnie dances professionally -- modern and belly dance -- and has just moved to Disneyland. She, too, might write about anything. She has already written a little about both beagles and bagels.
Bleeding Espresso -- Go for the puppies, stay for the food. Also there's a love story here so sweet it might give you a tooth ache. I mean the one about Michelle and P. Or maybe it's the one about Michelle and Italy. Or maybe it's the one about Michelle and life.
Fluid Pudding -- Angela is not your average mommyblogger. Go read what her four-year-old got her to say yesterday, or her latest Stephen Colbert dream. I'll wait.
Fussy -- Mrs. Kennedy, our founder, is the owner of an awful lot of nice-looking flat shoes (we'll just bleep over the Uggs) and owned by a six-year-old with a good heart and a bulldog named Cookie whom it makes my day just to look at. (Yes. Looking at your pet(s) online probably makes my day, too. Just so you know.)
Gimp Parade -- One of the most brilliant blogs on the web, and silent for way too long albeit for completely understandable reasons (like having a life, blogging elsewhere sometimes, and generally wearing out on other people's crap), it is really thrilling to see proprietress Kay Olson posting every day. She describes herself as "a thirtysomething disabled feminist. Overeducated, underemployed." I describe her as a one-woman educational force with a lovely, slightly twisted sense of humor and really good taste in art.
Not Just About Cancer -- I fell in love with Laurie and her family last NaBloPoMo. Her writing is tender and honest and all about what it is to have lots to live for, and know it. And she hates Pink October and other calculated heartlessness, and won't hesitate to tell you why.
Pop Culture Librarian -- Now this one really is a librarian. No, I'm sure of it this time. And she's funny, though sometimes a little scary. I must confess I am rather daunted by the thought that there are people out there (such as herself) who have saved all the little notes they ever got in junior high school -- and are now blogging them. Eeep.
Redneck Mother -- Forget everything you thought you knew about homeschooling and take a peek at the real life drama and comedy of Casey Barton, "raising children, lettuce and hell" with what she calls "free range learning" in Texas. Oh, and she's got some kind of solar energy thingie set up at her house so that she actually sells energy back to her local utility company. Oh, and she has adorable rabbits and chickens which, yes, it makes my day just to look at. Oh, and she used to be a journalist, so she would probably deplore the writing style of this post.
Screw Bronze! -- How many Canadian Ph.D. science fiction writers who are also wheelchair boxers do you know? Wanna meet one? Hint: Visit Screw Bronze! and read the well told real-life adventures in squirrelry, photography, etc., of Elizabeth McClung and her true love Linda.
Sugared Harpy -- Poor Melissa is sick right now, but when she's feeling better maybe she will regale us with more delightful and disgusting tales of life teaching art history at a Missouri college while raising two boys and trying to have a sex life. At the very least, you will wish she were your art history teacher. Her exuberance is contagious, and I don't think her cold is as long as you practice safe computing.
So there you go. I'm boring today, so go read these other people. I promise to try to be more interesting tomorrow.