I have been meaning to do this for some time so here it goes. It never ceases to amaze me that people read this stuff on VeggieMacabre. More over, people who actually have a common bond with my topics. Really, I think the most fun I have is reading other blogs. There is something to be said for people who can express emotion whether it be humorous or of the serious nature and make one feel through written words. I believe that is a gift and I want to share some people on my blogroll that have that.
The Pilver (Kristiane) : I’ve known Kristiane for a couple of years now. Many people who visit this site know her so it comes as no surprise when I say that she an amazing writer, Mom, multi-tasker and over all good person. The Pilver is one of the funniest, honest and most heartfelt sites on the Internet and if you have not been there, go! I am pretty sure we are somehow related because there is now way two people can operate on the same frequency like KB and I do. Trust me, it’s weird.
Laurie Kendrick : Laurie and I are good friends and I am a little bit smitten by that. Her blog is read by hundreds of thousands and there is great reason for that. She is funny. You can not read this in public because something will come out of your nose. I promise, I now know what coffee feels like in my nasal cavity. Her years in TV and radio have shaped her humor and wit to that of a God like skill. I hope that one day I can write as well as her.
The Evolution Of Me (Essaytch) : This is another funny girl that writes about the daily grind and my days feel a little less complete without checking in to read her hilarious letters to Mr. Manager, Paul Allen, or even WordPress itself. I also think Pippen the cat is just aces. There is something about Essaytch that makes you want to take her out to get drunk and then go see a live performance of Rocky Horror Picture Show. Maybe it’s the Seattle in her?
That’s What She Blogged (Allison) : I’m not sure how I found Allison on here but I am glad I did. Her daily events, 80’s and 90’s nostalgia, story’s of the “Imp” and stretch pants will keep you reading for hours. This is a must go to, because I believe everyone can find something in common on here. Whether it’s about being a parent, corporate work, funny dogs, The Office, or New Kids On The Block, trust me, it is worth reading. Her husband Matt is really funny too. It’s a double win.
Kittymao: It’s a breath of fresh air to have a friend that is honest, artistic and loves metal. She is a fellow Maiden fan and for that alone she has a place close to my heart. She also sent me this kick ass artwork she did that will be hung up in the den as soon as I get it back fro the matting store.
Shuanfu : A fellow X-E’er, Shuan and I have known each other for a while. I think it started when I gave him advice on women showing that I really have no idea how they work. I think I told him to run in zig zags and when in doubt play dead. It turns out that was advice for bear attacks. Regardless, if you want honest reviews for movies, collector items, or Wii games, go there. He’s a smart guy.
Furry Chocolates : If you couldn’t tell by now, I mostly have blog buddies that are funny. This one is no exception because if you don’t laugh from this Canadian, I think your laugh thingy is broken. Also, her husband is a very talented photographer as well as her cook book, also listed on Furry Chocolates.
Pammy-Girl : Oh, the very popular Pammy Shep in all her blogging goodness. She is the left-coast rep for VeggieMacabre and a great insight to the world of girls. I try to keep a distance from knowing too much but she is so talented with her writing and wit, I find myself reading on without a care that I may know too much. It’s nice to find open, honest, very educated people that can still admit to tripping into an elevator.
2 Lazy Dogs : I just recently found this thanks to Allison’s blog. I have to admit, she is a really talented artist. I don’t know if this has ever happened to you, but one of her paintings she posted left me speechless (which is quite a feat) and I stared at it for a good 10 minutes before sharing it with the entire office. Stop by, feel inspired and read the 101 page. Guaranteed to find at least 50 things in common.
Pistol Pete : Do you ever get down, need guidance, or just want to be lifted a little? Go here. I’m not the most religious guy but man, I read this almost daily just to refocus and it works. It works well. I am the type of person who goes to church, the entire time I daydream about everything not “church like” and yell at drivers leaving the parking lot. He brings it back to living a fruitful life and does it in a way that you would never know. If my computer was ever stolen, this would be one of the top 10 things that would force me to replace it that day.
jdevore : It’s Goob! Jodi is a great friend and I’m richer in life to know her. She has a great perspective on life and keeps the little things sacred which is a lesson most missed in life. If it wasn’t for the that, I would be lost in life.
Hopping In Puddles : You have to read some of these letters on here. Talk about heart felt! I wish I could find the words at times but clearly Micheal has.
Dohopoki : Have you ever met someone and you just know from a brief interaction that their IQ is probably 180. That’s doho. He is hilarious but the witty comebacks in his responses is where the magic is. It’s a great look into the mind that borders genius and insanity, and that’s a compliment. I’m glad he has recently decided to join the blogging community because it’s just too good not to read.
Kirbyann : Read the poems. Most of the time poems are over my head, and many English college courses have confirmed that. These are wonderful and at times will give you goosebumps.
Vonnegut’s Asshole (Eric Spitznagel) : One of the most famous people on this site, he is an accomplished novelist, magazine contributor and one of the funniest bloggers I have read. Some day I hope I can write like this guy. I have read his books but really lucked out to find his site. I still can’t believe it is for free.
Squee : It’s hard not to love Squee from X-E. She as been a rock in the comment section on X-Entertainment for years and I was ecstatic when she commented on one of my posts. I felt like I had a visit from the Queen or something.
Keywork : Much like Doho, this is a smart guy. He is cleaver, funny and if you don’t agree with him politically, watch out. He can hold his own. I pop in regularly as a lurker. I learn a lot.
MaryJane : Amy pops in from time to time but each time is like Christmas. You have to love the way she writes and topics of choice. She is a fellow X-E’er and it’s worth stopping by to listen to her mixed tape from 1996.
Crown Combo : Misty has been and still is an inspiration to me. If you ever want to find out about girl nostalgia go here. She is funny, brilliant and here blogs as well as her articles are more of an adventure than anything else. I don’t think a day has gone by without me checking in to see what she has gotten into. It really is a fun site and she is a good, good friend.
Social Pariah : I am not sure how I was found but I am glad she did. I have read every post and it is so funny. Go there right now and look at the midget in the leprechaun mask with the guy smoking a bong. It still haunts my dreams.
X-Entertainment : And of course, Matt Caracappa’s site. This is the reason I started writing. If you have never been there please go. Then you will understand where VeggieMacabre came from. Every post is quality, every topic will keep you interested and before you know it you will be assimilated into the X-E’er club. Actually it’s more of a cult. Matt is by far the most talented writer I have ever read. He can spark your interest in things you normally would never care about. His humor is dry and but never over your head. I don’t know if this is a sad thing, but if I left this world early, X-Entertainment would be one of the things I would miss the most. It is that good. There is no were else that you could travel back in time from the safety of your desk and relive the most innocent chapters of your life. Thanks for the Matt.
Well, that’s my shout out. I thoroughly enjoy reading everything on my blogroll. I usually don’t add many to it unless it meets my standards of humor, intelligence and over all non offensiveness in nature. I can’t thank you enough for sharing your personal thoughts, memories and life lessons. My job in life keeps the stress levels high but you guys bring me down to reality like nothing else. Keep the great posts coming.
Thanks so much for your kind words about my blog – “Necessary Therapy”. Coming from you, they really mean a lot.
Whoa…my painting left you speechless? And it wasn’t even a very good photo. Yowzer. Thanks a ton…that means so much to me. Glad you found me, and thanks so much for the shout out, your the bestest!
I remember when I started my blog that I said I wouldn’t be reading anyone’s who read mine because I don’t have that kind of time or interest. Here I am, busier than ever and I still ended up being a reader of all my regulars. For that, I’m kind of afraid to check out anything you recommended that I haven’t already.
I’m always glad to see people equating what I do with looking into my mind.
Ok, two…no, three things:
1) I’m alive. No search parties needed. 🙂 Will post again later today…maybe.
2) I would SO go see Rocky Horror…and I would most definitely do The Time Warp. No inhibitions, man.
3) FYI, I’m hilarious SANS alcohol, thank you very much. I think you’re just looking for an excuse to get me drunk, Mr. Webster. Shame shame! 🙂
I’m an insight into the world of girls? Really? I’m incredibly flattered and a little shocked to discover that I’m “popular”. That is a word that has NEVER been used to describe me. A little nerdy, perhaps, a grand belcher, a total klutz, scary, and I’ve been confused with Pamela Anderson, but popular? I read your blog because it’s left me speechless, and I’ve snorted a few times. You kick ass!
*hugs* I really do have mad love for you, man. Though I still hope you can get back to my messages and phone calls from time to time, I can certainly understand when you can’t. 🙂
Oh Bill what a doll you are. You know I was lurking here for ages enjoying the greatness before I ever managed to comment.
I have a lot of new blogs to check out now. You’re right on the money regarding everybody I’m familiar with, so I’m sure everyone else is just as cool. Especially love doho’s description.
Thanks Bill. I do try hard to be a unique voice, and reading Other People’s blogs inspire me to recognize what it is that makes me Dfferent. But in your case- it is what made Us the Same that inspired me to wave my Metalhead Flag high.
Thanks Billy. Is it ok that I have not embraced the Will in you as of yet? Also, thanks for paraphrasing the other sites, I am sure I have visited most, but now I will check out the ones I’ve missed.
hey- Consider yourself tagged, buck-o. Check out my page for details!
I’m so touched Will. thank you 🙂
Oh man, I’m done with letters. I’m all heart-felted out. (and that whole national blog posting thing is over.)
But thanks for putting me on here! Wow, after Kristiane’s movie-blogger post, this is the second time I’ve been included in a “list of blogs post.”
And with so many more blogs to read, I don’t know how I’ll ever get a life.
Bill, when I make my rounds every day (well, not every day cause I’ve been really busy lately) to vist all my favorite blogs, you’re on the list. I was just talking to Mystie the other day and telling her that there are certain ones I try to check out on a daily basis. You, her, squee, kittymao, Guise, and of course X-E are the whole reason why I’m starting up my own WordPress account TONIGHT. Your insights, observations, hilarious stories, and over all sense of humor make Veggie Macabre one of the things I look forward to the most every day as soon as I hit the net and for that I thank you.
Wow, thank you so much for the kind words. Technically, you didn’t discover my blog, I discovered yours. I think I was tag surfing when I stumbled upon your post around Christmastime with pictures of a scary doll at your grandparent’s house that always stared at you. It was hilarious, and I felt compelled to comment and visit your site daily. You were nice enough to return the visit.
This blogroll round-up was a good idea, and I look forward to checking out your recommendations.
i feel like i’m late to the party, but thanks for including me! i have internet friends!!!
having our own little blogs now makes me feel like we are all matt’s children.
or charlotte’s little spider babies. not that matt is a mommy spider (or dead). but i have the mental picture of us all floating off on our little spider threads to make our way in the world. we are so precious!
Thank you Will 🙂
Consider me part of the cult:
I always thought all these people had great blogs and I enjoy reading all of them. I obsessively check some of your blogs as often as I do with X-E. 🙂
I just hope my blog (galileo908.blogspot.com) can join those ranks. There’s never a bad time to cross-promote!
I have my own blog too, but I’m still kind of a noob in the X-E community, so. XD
I’ve been to your blog a few times now and have enjoyed it, so I think I’m going to go ahead and add you to my blogroll now. I’m also going to check out several of these links.
Thanks you guys. I’m adding new ones now. Especially you, Annette.
Norbert, your Muppet blog is just aces.
Dammit Bill, why the heck are so flippin’ awesome?
As everyone else said, thanks for the kind words…and I completely agree about the odd little virtual friendships we’ve all built over this interweb stuff….
And just for the sake of saying: you are an inspiration. Keep doing what you do and being you….for me personally, you always seem to post some new view on something (kinda like this post) just when I need a pickup. You can’t ask for a better bud than that, virtual or otherwise….
One day, we will share that beer….
And I you, my friend. And I you….
Much love and respect,
Hey Will… I’ve been on vacation so I’m catching up on everyone’s blogs and just noticed post. Thanks so much for the shout out! It means a lot! You know I adore your blog…
I’ve got a few new ones to put on my blogroll apparently…
i’m not sure how i found you either but you’re hysterical. thanks for the link.