"The problem here is a totalitarian uniformity, a cult-like mentality such that even allies are enemies if they fail to follow the Exact Party Line. " - Phyllis Chesler

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Blogs That Helped Me Keep My Sanity

Over the last few months I heavily wrote on this blog about the political situation and my findings and beliefs based on my own research from many sources: some mainstream and some very off the talking points blogs and sites. I truly believe myself to be an independent thinker. Where else would you get to read the ramblings of a:
Guiliani-Clinton-Bloomberg-Lieberman-McCain Democrat?

I'm staunchly pro-choice, but some of my best bloggy friends are not and we respectfully disagree. Key word RESPECTFULLY!

I'm also in favor of gay marriage for the same reasons I am pro-choice. And I am NOT going to write about the whys today!

Today I am bringing you links to my favorite blogs that kept me sane during all the heavy writing and thoughts and worries during this latest election. While I slowly work my way back to my mixed bag blogging efforts and bring you to some fun interesting things I find around NYC and share with you funny photos and videos of my kitties, I'll be reading these folks every day and hope you'll be there with me as well.

I'm billing these two bloggers together. For without BOTH these people whom I have gotten the supreme support from in ways I feel incredibly blessed about, I would have gone batty. Contrary to what my blog stalkers think about me, no that did NOT happen.
Crotchety Old Man Yells At Cars who STILL owes me a bag of chocolate I won and WitsBitch are THE funniest blogs I have yet to read. They write simple posts that don't require heavy thinking. You will find yourself laughing hard and possibly peeing in your pants. Wednesdays is Caption This over at Crotchety's and I am going to run the same contest on Friday's along with my Friday Foto Fiesta I join in at Carrie's.

Which brings me to Carrie. Carrie writes the most interesting ancedotes about her life and revelations she has about being a mom, daughter and wife. She's witty and funny and just a delightful read. She is innovative and is the founder of the Friday Foto Fiesta AND even started an online camp.

I have a few more that I will be telling you about but I don't want any of them to lose their rightful place by getting lost in a long post. So please go say hello to the bloggers I wrote about today and start enjoying their blogs if you haven't already. Stay tuned this week for more great blogs I will be featuring.


Chat Blanc said...

thanks for the luv! :)

David said...

Really enjoyed your blog entry. Your blog appears to be like mine...my life, opinions, observations and people who have had an effect on my during my travels down this road called life. Keep up the great work you do here. I'm going to add you to my favorite links, if you don't mind.

Speedcat Hollydale said...

Great list Lauren ... I think that what is just as important as holding true to yourself, is the ability to love all people. If we were all the same .... the world would be a boring place.

Da Old Man said...

Thanks for the kind words. I'm working on the chocolate. I may just have to send a second package.

I blame your super.

Ronda's Rants said...

I agree about the respectful part...I try to disagree respectfully...most if not all my friends are Republicans including my parents and I respectfully am not. It has been a hard election for many if not all of us. I will chek out the other two bloggers but I so agree about Carrie...I enjoy her writing very much!

Lauren said...

@ everyone -- :-)

DysFUNctional Mom said...

I love Carrie, she's so awesome and I can't imagine how much time she puts into her FFF every week.