I received the One Lovely Blog Award from EDG over at Esse Diem today. While I had not heard of this particular award before, who am I to turn it down, right? Apparently, there are some "rules" to this award. Kinda a pay it forward deal. I'm down with that.
I get to accept the award and post it on my blog with the name of the person who gave it to me. Then I get to pass the award to fifteen other blogs that I've discovered recently. I'm going to cheat on my definition of both "fifteen" and "recently." You're going to pretend I complied with all posted signs, placards, and crew member instructions.
Here's good reading...
Thursday Night Smackdown - You want the crazy-train of bad-ass foodery and pork porn? Get here. Be forewarned, you will get f-bombed while drooling on your keyboard!b
cook eat FRET - The high-end of middle-America's cooking happens in Nashville, and it's done by Claudia. Mind-boggling recipes and crazy ingredients flown in from every which direction blended with the annual New York Trip home and GOBS of gorgeous platings.
The Pioneer Woman Cooks - Actually just the cooking piece of the larger Pioneer Woman world. This lady is CRAZY with the picture-taking cheese whiz. And the food looks gooooooood. I just found this one a few days ago in a SeriousEats.com talk subject.
The Homesick Texan - A true to place blog about the food of a blogger's past, and keeping it and its traditions alive in her present. Gorgeous insight into a piece of the food universe I love.
I'm the Chez - English & Writing teachers with strong senses of self and emotions that come through interweb tubes are hard to find, and this one's good. Even better that it's my best buddy. I'm proud to be a Macaroni.
You're Out of Your Element Bethie - The satire, snark, snippits of the professional late-20-something life, and wisdom of a jew-ISH rapper in South Central West Virginia is strong. Strong on plow.
The Wonders Of... - One of my oldest friends in the world has found a life and a family that should be the envy of us all. And her kids are cute too! One of the places on the interwebs you can learn something.
Esse Diem - Giver of this award to me and a truly newly discovered one I'm enjoying. It's rare that I'll spend much time on a blog that's just about life. I'm more of a specificity guy: the food blogs, the politics blogs, the place blogs. But this is written well, and that counts for a lot.
Synaptic Burble Baubles & Infinite Ammo - Sam's another cat I've known for a while. He is by far the most prolific pop- and just-under-the-surface-culture blogger I've ever seen. He will dazzle you with the range of music, art, culture, and random that he can synthesize into a day.
I Hate So Much - Don't be scared. Well, maybe get a little scared. Full on life of a blogger who knows it can be found here. You will be called out on your shenanigans.
Moving Momentarily - My pals Karl and Cassi (along with some of their friends) are chronicling the life of a metro rider in the DC area. Hilarity and frustration will ensue.