I've been tapped by the indomitable AngelMeg of Transcendental Musings, who said too many undeserved kind things about me not to play along.
Here's what you do if you're tapped for the contemplative badge at right:
1. Copy these rules.
2. Reflect on five bloggers and write a least a paragraph about each one.
3. Make sure you link to this post so others can read it and the rules.
4. Leave your chosen bloggers a comment to let them know they've been given the award.
5. Put the award icon on your site.
Well, this award/meme is really making the rounds in the Catholic blogosphere (aka St Blogs), so I'll touch on the other blogs I enjoy, usually connected to the Humor-Blogs.com arena. Some don't post much, but it's a treat when they do.
A Starting Arvist: Gregory from Kinda Kitschy (a blog currently lying fallow, as I prefer to think of it) is now doing a serious creative writing blog. Enjoyable reading. Great title. Give this man a writing job!
It Came From Allen's Brain is consistently deranged and amusing. I think Allen may be an evangelical minister, and his posts usually have a Christian parody bent. It tends to help if you know Hebrew and major Jewish holidays. Doesn't prevent me from laughing though.
Locusts and Honey is written by John, a Methodist minister to be. The subheader describes the blog as "A Blog of Faith, Art, Rabbits, and Zombies." It's simultaneously thoughtful and funny, which is a neat trick I've never quite managed.
Crummy Church Signs is a stalwart and probably makes me laugh out loud more than anything else I read online. I even used one of the signs and commentary in class a couple of weeks ago to make a theological point. It's Monty Python+The Church Lady from SNL+Reality TV rolled up into one big bloggyroll.
Mattress Police: (Ahem--rated PG folks) I have to include this one to tip my hat to the centuries-old and unemployed Grundir the Implacable, a Meme Wraith that blog owner (aka Dark Lord) Diesel unearthed to handle his overwhelming meme backup. Please don't hurt me, Grundir. You can just ignore this award, or toss it in the bloggiful liquid fires of Mordor, okey-dokey? Nice meme wraith ... (walking away slowly backwards)
Do what you want with the badge, guys, but everyone else, give them a read.