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Saturday, July 14, 2007

Gratitude

In the spirit of Lime's Da Count, I'm going to express my appreciation and gratitude for the Bloggers out there today. I'd like to say my "thank you"s and give just a few reasons for my gratitude. I will not be listing all of the reasons, due to time and the slow inevitable loss of my mind... uh, I mean memory(not that I have any mental condition (that is to say, none that I know of (which isn't to say, I might have such a condition (I really don't know, maybe I've forgotten (if I did have one and had been told, would I remember?))))).

The first person I will thank is Mona. Mona has been commenting on my blog for most of the time I have been blogging, she even commented when I was too tired and/or busy to blog. She has been a valued friend, with a heart the size of India. She's creative. She's sensitive. She's funny. We talk a lot with each other (not that we really talk, its all written (this isn't to say she doesn't really talk, she's told me she actually does.))

I'll list people in no other particular order here, just as they come to mind, I'm not showing any favoritism (this is due to my disorganized mind.)

There's Snow Elf. I'd like to thank for being such a sweetheart, and for the vivid writing skills she exhibits. Its always a pleasure to read her posts, even if she seems to think she's complaining. She can be quite funny also, and obviously loves her children very much. Its nice to see someone who understands the importance of raising children and giving them such good values. She's quite the busy girl, and for her to take the time to post such wonderful writing is a treat to the rest of us.

There's Serena Joy (I call her SJ.) I enjoy reading her blog everyday (I wish I were so inspired to find something to post about everyday.) Her intelligence and acceptance of others is exceptional. Her challenges are fun, and her Boudreaux shorts are hilarious. I avoid some of the material she wants us to try, because either my cynical side would get the best of me, or I'm just too lazy, I'll leave the determination of that choice for you to decide.

There's G-Man or Galen or as I call him, just G. He's always good for a laugh, he has some rather esoteric tidbits of information he shares, and he's one of those rather enigmatic white collar workers by day and biker by night guys. It shows a rather complex personality, even if he claims otherwise (not that I've ever seen him claim otherwise (he does claim to be low-tech (how low-tech can he be though? (he does palindromes.))))

Then there's the cat that blogs, Top Cat. He's been somewhat imitated by Dan's (we'll get to him later) posting from a sockpuppet "Lulu." There was no comparison though, TC (that's what I call him) is a very cool cat (pun somewhat intended,) and "Lulu" was, well to put it mildly, catty. TC is always, always nice. He's even nice doing SJ's Bastardizing the Bard, his was the only one that wasn't mean (including my own.)

There's Lime, whose blog is really very much a model of what we should all be feeling. She's very loving of her family and friends. She's experienced much that life has to offer, some of the stuff being foistered upon her, and she shows the grace to pass through it with an admirable countenance. She does the Friday Flash 55s as many of these bloggers do. Her fascination with tie dyed items is pretttty darned cool, too.

There's Jillie, an old soul in a young body (I hope I got that right.) She seems to love and celebrate life as much is humanly (and financially) possible. She has a discriminating eye when it comes to mean, and she's not afraid to call it, I admire that. She is fiercely protective of her friends, and she seems to have many friends. You go, Jillie. Oh, and did I tell you? Jillie rocks.

Barman or Bryan is another of the Tres Amigos (or is it Quatro?(or is it indeed Tres Amigos and Uno Amiga?)) from the same region as TC and G and Sign Gurl (more on her later.) Another nice guy, he does a lot of photos and knows who his friends are. He's still getting his blogging legs, but I'm sure once he figures out what he wants to blog about, what his passion is, he'll be great.

There's Mike Minzes, a passionate kind of guy, with a willingness to give praise to the talent he sees. He has a lot of irons in a lot of fires, but he doesn't burn anyone (a testament to how cool he is.) I've written about him previously, so if you want to know more about him, check out my older posts. Awesome Blogger Dude. Did I mention his predilection for Chinese fare? Yeah, he likes it.

I have also of late begun reading with some interest the blog of S E E Quine, or Sara. She's a critical thinker, heck, she's a thinker. That's a rare thing, but it seems to be more prevalent amongst bloggers (this could explain what I like about blogging.) She's got lots to offer in the realm of intelligence, thinking, creativity, art and of course, opinions. She's quick. She's one of the very few that I have employed gnitirw sdrawkcab with and didn't have to explain it to. She instead replied in kind. I think when she hits her stride, she'll be quite in demand from whatever field she enters.

There's some I haven't said much about and will put off for now, too.

My point is that I appreciate all of you. I am thankful I've come across your paths, and I consider each of you friends. Thank you, for being who you are.

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17 Comments:

At Saturday, July 14, 2007 at 3:22:00 PM EDT, Blogger Serena Joy $visitorIP said...

Thank YOU, Charles. Hey, memory's not all it's cracked up to be. If you lose it every once in a while, don't sweat it. It always comes straggling back home.:)

At Saturday, July 14, 2007 at 3:52:00 PM EDT, Blogger MONA $visitorIP said...

is it thanks giving already? have i been asleep for so long?

Where are the reasons listed? is that another memory loss? what is so funny about this? Am I too stupid to understand?

At Saturday, July 14, 2007 at 8:21:00 PM EDT, Blogger Charles $visitorIP said...

SJ,
Huh? What are you talking about?

Mona,
you have to read the whole thing. Click the "This post only in full."

At Saturday, July 14, 2007 at 8:36:00 PM EDT, Blogger MONA $visitorIP said...

Oh! I had no Idea! Well Now I have to say, my brain is befogged somewhat...
Charles...It has been a honor to know you and I think I have been very lucky that way. Thank you! I am overwhelmed & touched.
(((HUGS)))

At Saturday, July 14, 2007 at 8:37:00 PM EDT, Blogger Serena Joy $visitorIP said...

If I remembered, I'd tell you. What did I say? Are you sure it was me?

At Saturday, July 14, 2007 at 10:13:00 PM EDT, Blogger Charles $visitorIP said...

Mona,
They tell me I'm touched, too.

SJ,
Was you? What? Who are you and why do you look familiar? ;)

At Saturday, July 14, 2007 at 10:27:00 PM EDT, Blogger Serena Joy $visitorIP said...

Do I look familiar? To you or to me? Which one of us is me? Oh, pooey, I don't know who any of these people are. Where is this?

At Saturday, July 14, 2007 at 10:46:00 PM EDT, Blogger lime $visitorIP said...

thank you for your very kind words both here and at my place. today a kind word means much to me, not thst i take it for granted any other day, but a special thanks today.

i also must give credit where it is due. da count did not originate with me. the fellow who gave birth to it is lecram who can be found at www.lecramsblog.com
he is a witty and inspirational fellow whose creativity never ceases to astonish me.

At Saturday, July 14, 2007 at 11:43:00 PM EDT, Blogger snowelf $visitorIP said...

Dear Charles,

You are such a sweet, sweet person!! I don't even know what to say, I'm...I'm speechless...or is it typeless? That doesn't happen much.

Please know I do know I am so lucky to have found you in the blogosphere. Your kindness is never lost on me. I adore your sense of humor and your warmth and compassion are never ending.

hugs,
--snow

*One spider was harmed during the writing of this comment. But he was crawling towards me really fast, so he was just asking for it!

At Sunday, July 15, 2007 at 12:36:00 AM EDT, Blogger Charles $visitorIP said...

Lime,
You are very welcome to all the kindness I can muster. You deserve it. You spread it. You make more than you can imagine. Please feel free to unload here.

Snow,
I'm just spreading what I get, I believe we should share the good stuff with the folks who share their good stuff.
You have to be careful of those spiders, though. Especially those masochistic spiders, I can hear him now, "Harm me, harm me." :)

At Sunday, July 15, 2007 at 2:31:00 AM EDT, Blogger no.good.at.coding $visitorIP said...

I'm sure all your other readers are as glad as I am to have crossed paths with you as well, Charles.

And I love the way you nest your parentheses :)

At Sunday, July 15, 2007 at 3:10:00 AM EDT, Blogger Charles $visitorIP said...

NGAC,
I have some of the nicest guests, in the world. You're welcome to be one of them. Interesting application, BTW. I haven't tried using the service, but it looks like it would be great for keeping track of your time spent.

At Sunday, July 15, 2007 at 7:03:00 AM EDT, Blogger MONA $visitorIP said...

& who says that,pray? & what touched is that 'touched' Charles?

At Sunday, July 15, 2007 at 12:01:00 PM EDT, Blogger S E E Quine $visitorIP said...

` I should be thanking you, Charles, for setting my blog up the way I've always wanted one!

` Hip hip hooray!
` Hip hip hooray!
` Hip hip hooray!

` ...I don't know why it must be three cheers - not one or two - but there ya go.

At Sunday, July 15, 2007 at 6:00:00 PM EDT, Blogger lime $visitorIP said...

again, you are too kind but i thank you so much.

At Monday, July 16, 2007 at 9:46:00 AM EDT, Blogger Top cat $visitorIP said...

What a great and thoughtful post charles.
Thank you for your kind words my friend.
Thanks to mona for in a way introducing us.
I remember you saying very few people came to your blog but that seems to have changed these days. I always enjoy your thought provoking comments and posts.
Thanks again.
tc

At Monday, July 16, 2007 at 11:57:00 AM EDT, Blogger jillie $visitorIP said...

Charles you are such a sweetie and I am so happy that I wondered my way into your part of the world. I enjoy your blogs on a daily basis or for how often I am able to get to hang out with my friends.

Your words really meant a lot to me and I thank you from the bottom of my heart!!!

xo

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