16
Sep
07

Rock on!

A not-so-good photo of a very interesting rock down on the beach in Kenting.

Many thanks to Paideia for nominating me as a Rockin’ Girl Blogger (I wrote most of this post an eon ago, which I have just gotten around to linking and posting up here).

(If I had the photoshopping talents of Oh, The Joys! I’d make my own button with a rock on it… Thanks to her, I’m more of a vintage girl, and my honorees get to meerow!)

I feel as if I should spread some gratitude as befits such an award… So, ahem, (imagines self with deep red flowy gown and for once gorgeous, and not graceless as I hop up on the podium here)…

Thanks to my family and friends for being the initial motivation for my blogging and encouraging me. Also to my family here in Taiwan who have taken me on most of the adventures documented here. A special thanks to my photographer uncle who facilitated my acquisition of a Sony Cybershot to replace my gutsy, but now unreliable Canon A75. My gratitude to Michael Turton and other Taiwan bloggers who have sent readers my way, and to all of you readers who slog through my excessive parenthetical clauses and even comment sometimes.

I haven’t really been reading much in the way of geared-to-the-public girl-blogs lately, so my nominations shall be sparse–

If there were ever a Rockin’ Girl Blogger, it would have to be Miss Maddy Gaiman (scroll down– her posts are bookended her father Neil Gaiman). She has to be the coolest guest blogger ever, though I’m quite fond of her father’s blogging and books too.

Paideia‘s other joint outpost of bloggery: Curdistan (what’s not to love about a blog entitled “Curdistan”!) on two ex-New Yorkers roughing it out in Wisconsin is fun.

Somimi rocks her blog with lovely art and fantastic shots of insects.

Jolynna’s blog makes me hungry with recipes (if I ever really have a nice kitchen and all my pots set up, I’m going to try pasta sauce outside of a jar) and coo over her animals.

For blogs by guys that rock–

Alton Brown’s posts range from Taiwan’s military rule to Marc Chagall and Beverly Sills which all work together nicely.

Tim’s ponderings about the vast and the quotidien are interesting, fun, and his photos catch birds on camera.

Misanthrope’s posts on both of his rambling blogs are thought-provoking.

Jonathan Carroll’s blog alternately grabs me and makes me wistful.

The aforementioned Michael Turton has blogged on Taiwan, its politics, and critters wonderfully.

And there are probably blogs I’ve forgotten to mention. So, if I’ve forgotten you, kick me in the comments, and maybe I shall nominate you as one of the Rockin’ crew.

(Okay, sorry, my brain made that rhyme, and it’s totally cheesy, but I’m sleep-deprived and therefore find the cheesiness appropriate for a post with “Rockin'” in the subject that features a photo of a… well, rock, because I’m really a slightly odd selection for the kind that involves guitar-crashing. This was especially highlighted this week when the clerk at my local everything store, who has taken me on an extended tour for furniture dusting polish once, including a visit to electrical cords, socks, and laundry detergent– the joy of shopping when one is illiterate and functionally dumb!– and has eagerly encouraged me to stop by frequently– was shocked because I didn’t recognize Bon Jovi on the store loudspeakers… My education has been rather deficient I guess! Anyone want to teach me guitar and grab me some leather pants?)

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5 Responses to “Rock on!”


  1. September 17, 2007 at 12:49 am

    I can make you one with a rock if you want…

  2. September 17, 2007 at 4:29 am

    Aaaw…you are way too sweet. Thanks for the nomination! And congratulations on your own. Rock on 🙂

  3. September 23, 2007 at 4:19 pm

    Oh, the Joys– you truly rock! That’s so kind of you, but the vintage gal rockin’ her bandanna works for me. I’ll just have to find myself leather pants and a guitar to be worthy of the title… That and beef up my knowledge of Bon Jovi apparently.

    Somimi– you deserve it! 😀

  4. October 22, 2007 at 2:56 pm

    Hey, I really love old retro stuff and vintage furniture is one of my favorites. The old stuff was made well and lasts, not like the new cheap stuff.

  5. November 2, 2007 at 5:45 pm

    Vintage furniture can be beautiful and well-made, but I’m finding that it’s good to check for old guests (like roaches…!) that have decided to linger in them…

    My father always says the same thing about antique furniture though.


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