Let the boasting and hubris commence

12 May 2007

Cause look, Paige has nominated me for a Thinking Blog Award.

I’d write an acceptance speech of such wit and wonder that it’d astonish you all, but I wouldn’t want you all to feel bad that you couldn’t write something equally as wonderful, so instead I won’t.

Okay, so according to PickYourParty I should be voting Green as they matched me in 4 issues, others that matched were, Labour(1), Fine Gael(1),and Fianna Fáil (1). Via GUBU. And I do tend to vote Green. And Independent. But Labour and Fine Gael are alright. I have voted FF, once, for my neighbour, which is I know a terrible reason for voting for someone. But it wasn’t a first preference vote, so it may not have counted. See, we use PR: STD[1] so you can fill in as many numbers as you want and it may count.

But enough of politics, let us return to the primary reason for this post, my award. Only now I’ve got to nominate 5 other blogs. Five other blogs that make me think…

There were more I could have listed, but they were already nominated, so I’m going to go with:

  1. Heather Anne Hogan – She writes the bestest posts, evah
  2. Ten Miles Beyond The City – We do need a Boudacious Tuneage update, but still deserving.
  3. Zero Sum Mind – I’ve only recently started reading this one, but some great posts, I especially liked the lolcats entry.
  4. Stainless Steel Droppings – Especially for Carl’s wonderful Friday favourites posts.
  5. Kelly Well – Yes, she has posted again, so I’m quite happy to assume that this’ll be a regular occurance again :)
  6. Something Under The Bed Is Drooling – I know, this is six, but I could esily have listed ten more, so shaddup yer face. Despite the fact that Anne seems to have disappeared[2] I just couldn’t not nominate her.

Now you all gotta play along with the rules and nominate 5 more:
1. If, and only if, you get tagged, write a post with links to 5 blogs that make you think
2. Link to this post so that people can easily find the exact origin of the meme
3. Optional: Proudly display the ‘Thinking Blogger Award’ with a link to the post that you wrote (There is an alternative silver version if gold doesn’t fit your blog).


  1. no, nothing to do with sex, but proportional representation, single transferable vote
  2. something about moving to a new country and starting a new job may have distracted her

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4 Responses

  1. Harlequin says:

    Congratulations! (she typed bitterly and begrudgingly)

    Kelly's back! YAY! *dances*

    I've another frakkin headache. Although at least it's not "a headache in my ear" as a girl on the bus was complaining about the other day.

    I'm apparently Green, which is fine by me – I'm voting them third anyway, after FG. And it's not because the Green candidate here is ADOREABLE. Really. I was a little terrified by how often Sinn Fein turned up though. And the PDs. I'm not for FF on anything though. Must make Himself do this – he doesn't know how he's planning on voting.

    A legendary Bundoran-er has died, name of Bilshie Travers. He's namechecked on Google twice. My poppa used to talk about him. Apparently, while all people from Bundoran in the old days are legends, this fella was a Legend with a capital Le.

  2. Fence says:

    Mark Deary (I checked on http://www.mycandidate.ie ), looks a little like Brian O'Driscoll. And check out his education, an Honours Degree in Religious Science and English, and he owns the spirit store. I love that site.

    Despite what PickYourParty tells you, you can't vote PDs, there aint none running for you.

    Never heard of Bilshie travers, but then again I'm not really in with folk from Bundoran :)

    Knock back some of you drugs, and sit back and enjoy the Eurovision, tis on now you know.

  3. Harlequin says:

    Yes, Mark Deary. Sigh. TOO cute. I don't wanna vote PDs anyway, they have a really appalling stance on criminal justice. I'm voting FG one and two, then Mark… I mean Green, then I think Labour, then I ain't sure. Just not Sinn Fein and if FF or PDs at all, then way, down the bottom of the scale. Possibly after the independent mad peoples.

  4. heather anne says:

    Gosh, Fence, I was just posting about you when I ran across this. You're too kind. Looks like I'll be posting about you again tomorrow. Thank you. :)