Saturday, March 31, 2007

Happy Bob-Kat

Welcome to my 100th Post! I'm a happy Bob-Kat today for a number of reasons. Firstly, I finished my essay (yay!). I sent it in with 30 minutes to spare so that is a weight off my mind. It also means I can kick back and relax a bit. Thanks to all those who popped by to offer me support. You don't know how much it was appreciated.

Secondly this is my 100th post and that is a milestone worth celebrating. During my time blogging I have made the acquaintance of some great folk who have great things to share. Blogging, for me is a great way to share things with other people and to share in their lives too.

Lastly (but certainly not least), I have been nominated for a blog award! I'm chuffed to bits! Sarch has payed me the honour of awarding me the 'Thinking Blogger' award. I'm greatly honoured that someone enjoys coming and visiting my blog and reading my eclectic mix of stuff from my mind and my life. Thank you! I don't even have a speech ready!

Sarch is a biker in Alabama in the US. I love visiting his blog and reading all about his trips on his bike and the wonderful days out he has with his family. He has a very warm style of writing, full of laid back enthusiasm and love of life, which immediately makes you feel like you have known him for ages. His blog is the epitomy of Southern hospitality!

Part of the award is also having the honour of bestowing the award to five blogs of my choosing. Now this is NOT an easy choice. There are so many fantastic blogs out there that make me think, that to narrow it down to just five has taken some thought. Happily one or two people I visit have already received the award so I have decided to give it to five others. So without further ado I'll open my virtual gold envelope and tell you who I have given this award to.

Here in the Hills
If you haven't come accross Old Old Lady of the Hills then you are missing out. This fantastically talented lady writes with great animation about her wonderful life in the Hollywood Hills and her time in Showbiz. She is also a talented artist and the photographs on her blog are a visual feast. She writes about her wonderful garden, about the Hills, about nature, her experiences in showbusiness, her friends and her life in general. Her posts are often full of insight and wisdom. She is a joy to visit and I am happy and honoured to call her a true blog friend.

Just a Mother of Two
PS is far more than a mother of two. She is a talented artist in India who often posts about her work which has a wonderful free style. Her writing is beautiful and often asks the reader to ponder things about life, living and the world that surrounds us. She has a way of seeing to the heart of things that is truly touching.

SRP is a talented photographer in Virginia in the US. I know that every time I visit her blog I will find something that will delight me in her pictures, and they are invariably accompanied by a verse which makes the reader pause for thought. She writes intelligently on a range of subjects including her feline companions and anything that appeals to her and is quite the poet herself.

Utenzi Blog
Utenzi is a scientific researcher in North Carolina. he writes intelligently and thoughfully about science but does so in a way that makes it accessible and enjoyable to read. His blog is a mixed bag though and he also writes about aspects of his life including photography and his cooking which always sounds and looks delicious. He also has one of the nicest looking headers to his blog.

In a Big Way
Katherine is from Virginia and her blog is inevitably a hoot. She blogs with vigour about things that have caught her eye and applies her sharp wit to it. The thing is, despite the ranting and the fun, she does make you think "What on earth are these people on?" This blog is a natural showcase for the living version of the Darwin Awards... and I mean that as a great compliment!

So, that is my five. To tell you the truth I would like to award a couple more blogs that are just as deserving but I am confident that it will not be long before they are awarded by someone else. I would like to give special mention though to CrazieQueen who is a dear friend of mine and one of the nicest bloggers you'll meet. She is currently raising money by participating in the 'Race for Life' in support of Cancer Research so drop by and support her. Meanwhile I'm still jumping for joy. No more essay and an award in time for my 100th post! Not too shabby! :0)

The participation rules of the award are simple:
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.


sage said...

Congratulations on your 100th post and being nominated for an award. I've read all the blogs you've listed except one. Here from Michele's

Carolyn said...

Hi there! Congrats on your blog award. I've visited you a few times and you do deserve it. Your blog is great!

Here from Michele's today :)

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Well, first, let me congratulate you on finishing your Essay..HOORAY FOR YOU! And, on getting that lovely Award... AND, on reaching your 100th post! AMAZING, how quickly one gets to that milestone!

And then, let me Thank You for your lovely Award, to me! I appreciate it, my dear....And I thank you for all the lovely things you said about my blog...I hope I can live up to your words in the furure! (lol)

Now...kick back and relax! You deserve a rest and some fun, too!

utenzi said...

Thanks for the nomination, Bob_Kat. I'll treasure your esteem as long as my mind still works. No telling just how short a period that might be...

If I can get my wheezing stopped---first yard mowing today and my allergies are going crazy!--I'll continue this meme today and nominate another 5 blogs. You're so sweet!

I love Naomi's blog also and might nominate it as well even though you already have. She's really something.

Mr. Althouse said...

Congratulations! I too had a hard time deciding who to tag. Like Sarch, you were on my short list. Also like Sarch, I knew it would be short order before you blog was recognized as a "Thinking Blog." As for your nominees, well I am a regular reader of three of them and will definitely visit the other two.

I don't generally like tags and rarely participate, but this one is about recognizing some truly inspirational blogs - it works for me. Congrats again, you certainly do deserve it!


Niall said...

Happy centenary!Glad the dreaded essay is finally done with..relax..enjoy and now you've got time to read even more blogs!!

margalit said...

Happy 100eth posting. You're doing great!

And I LOVE that picture of the kitty smiling. It's adorable!

Michele sent me.

Mr. Althouse said...

Back from Michele's. Congratulations again, sleep well!


Carmi said...

It's our privilege to have read your entries, and we look forward to hundreds more from your talented pen.

How cool these awards are. I've been away and somewhat disconnected, but little birdies have told me that I've been awarded. So I'd best go find who these lovely people are so that I can thank them.

I love all this bloggy goodness!

Anna said...

Congrats on your award! I gave it to Sarch also! I love how it is making its way around....

Take care.

Anna said...

I would love that Bob-Kat....thanks for asking me!

Anonymous said...

Congrats on your 100th post and your award Bobkat. You are very deserving!

Thank you for your kind words about my blog. Sarch is experiencing warm fuzzy feelings.

I know a few of the people you awarded your prizes to. I will have to check out the others.

I'm making a early night of it as we JUST pulled in from a 285 mile motorcycle ride and yours truly is wet and tired....happy, content but wet and tired and needing to get dry. I'll post about my ride tomorrow.

Congrats again Bobkat. I'm happy you've got that essay behind you!!!!

Goofy Girl said...

Yay on the 100th post and the blog award!! Go you!! :)

Karen said...

Michele sent me here to say CONGRATULATIONS on all your awards! :+)

craziequeen said...

Congrats, babes :-)

See, I knew you'd get your essay done.....

...and we've got a date on Wednesday! :-)

On my blog I've managed to miss every single 'important post' - I think I'm up to about 400...

Thanks for the Special Mention, sweetie :-)


The Mistress of the Dark said...

Congrats on the milestone and the award!

Michele told me to say hello...and so I shall.

Kristi Mantoni said...

Congratulations!! I'm sure there will be more to some!

craziequeen said...

Yeah right, like an old popcorn brain like me is gonna be voted 'Thinking Blog' [rotflmao]

Now you, you make people think... :-)


Karen said...

Second visit is even better than the first on this April Fool's Day! :+)

surcie said...

Here's to a few hundred more!

diyadear said...

congrats bob cat..
this meme seems gr8!! nice to have known.. :)

the fat lady said...

congratulations! Wonderful 100th post, award-worthy blog, and most of all, THE PAPER IS DONE!!!!!!!

By the way, it was OOL who put me on to you!!!

Ps said...

Bob-kat:I am thrilled!Also very happy to see your 100th postr and a really cute picture of a happy bob-kat.Great to know that your essay is done too.
I have been reading Katherine's blog for quite sometime now, and her posts really make one think.I shall check out the others.I'm sure I'll like them as you and I have seem to have similar ideas.

Does this mean that i have to now give it to 5 blogs that make me think?

David said...

i saw your caption at Carmi's - and we do think alike!
Chinese food, yum ( woof!)

Irish Church Lady :) said...

Wow! Congratulations to you and all those you nominated!!

Excellent news that the essay is now done. A big weight off your shoulders.

All very deserving topics for your 100th post!

Melody said...

Yippee!! 100 posts is an acheivement!! And well done on your award (sarch gave me one too!) ...

So very glad too that you've finished your essay. Like a load of bricks off your shoulders, I can only imagine. Well done buddy.

Fizzy said...

Congratulations on your award
Congratulations on your 100th post
you can meet some amazing people in blogishpere

Katherine said...

WOW! I am so honored and congratulations to you as well. I don't know what "chuffed to bits" means (although I can guess) but it sounds so cool and cosmopolitan. Yay on being done with your essay!

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Bob-Kat my dear...If you get a chance, do stop by...I have a funny at the top of my post that you might get a kick out of...! Hope you are enjoying your "downtime", my dear.

Ramona said...

Congratulations on your award, and also on your 1ooth post. That is a milestone and you certainly do deserve the award!

TrueJerseyGirl said...

Congrats on your 100th, finishing your essay, and your award!

srp said...

Congratulations on your post and your award and oh, my goodness you've nominated me... :0!!!

I have been busy with a groggy kitty who wants to do rhythmic drumming on the door of her confinement room at 3 in the morning and who cannot get the hang of eating with a plastic collar around her neck or walking around the house with one either. Also Max had to go get his grooming and it was a post in itself... quite the adventure.

I am humbled to be in the company of others who have received this. There are so many who have such wit and wisdom, who make me laugh and cry and yes, think.

I will get on this right away.
Thanke you......!

rashbre said...

Well done on post 100 and your award! And just as importantly, on getting your paper finished. A whole 30 minutes to spare too!

A very worthy choice of blogs for your awards too!

Anonymous said...

Just stopping by to say hi Bobkat. Your smiling cat pic made me chuckle again :)