Saturday, March 24, 2007

Thinking Blogger Award

I've only been a blogger for a short five months, but so much can happen in so little an amount of time.

I mean, Britney Spears successfully completed rehab in a mere month...

Promises Malibu Treatment Center

"Give us a month,
We'll take out the crazy!"

And at a religious retreat, Ted Haggard was de-gayed in a scant three weeks!

Unfortunately, that victory over the demons of homosexuality was short lived. Ted received an Undergear catalogue in the mail a few days later and by page 4 (jockstraps and g-strings), he was once again registered as an official "Friend of Dorothy."

And in five months, I won an award as a blogger, ya'll!

Many, many thanks to Whim, an old and very dear friend, for awarding me with a Thinking Blogger Award.

The Thinking Blogger Award originated here. I guess it's sort of a tag like the one that Bea threw my way a little while ago, but a "Tag with Benefits." And being a person who revels in "Friends with Benefits," I accept and am honored by Whim's recognition of my blog.

And the best part of this award is that I get to pass it on! Each blogger who receives a Thinking Blogger Award then recognizes the 5 Blogs That Make Me Think and awards them a Thinking Blogger Award as well! It's the gift that keeps on giving. Just like that shampoo...

"And she told two friends, and she told two friends, and so on, and so on, and so on..."

So, here are my choices for 5 Blogs That Make Me Think:

It's Coon Time - She may not be posting a lot these days, but that's just because she is singlehandedly changing the world as we know it. Alanda is the yen to my yang, the Lester to my Earl, the Cagney to my Lacey and she keeps me informed both politically and socially. She is quite simply amazing.

Ono - This blog is by a friend of mine and it is brand, spankin' new. He discusses everything from Korean grocery stores to McDonald's and each post is filled with info that this redneck is still trying to wrap his mind around ("You mean Velveeta is not a real cheese?"). And his rants on Food Network Star Rachel Ray are Di-Voon!

Seoul - ful - What happens when a young Southern boy who happens to be gay and fabulous moves to Korea to teach English? No, it's not a CBS sitcom (they wish), it's the actual life of my good friend Lance and it's all written down in his amazing blog. The pictures and stories are really incredible. You'll want to keep track of Lance - - he will rule the world someday, I have no doubt.

Side Effects Include What Now? - Since the beginning of the year, the amazing MK has given out his own unique award via this blog - - The FYYFFies. That stands for Fuck You, You Fucking Fuck -ies and believe it or not, this award is given out primarily to Republicans. But don't worry, if Hillary and Obama keep avoiding questions about gays in the military or gay marriage, I'm sure MK will throw one their way.

Stillettos and Sneakers - Because not only is she one of the most talented people I have ever met, she is also the most caring and the most passionate. Her stories, but past and present, are poignant and hilarious. And she was on GREY'S ANATOMY - - how friggin' cool is that?!?!

That's my five, but I could easily list 5 or 10 others. Hell, Mike's blog constantly makes me think "How does he KNOW all this computer crap, anyway? And where did he get that Dr. Who action figure? Hmmmmmm."

Thanks again to Whim. Check out her blog and learn more about her and her life before and after the fire. Her stories are inspiring and I am proud to call her my friend.


whimsicalnbrainpan said...

Right back at you Stephen!

Stephen Rader said...

Whim - I hope I get to see you soon. Someday, you'll have to come to Chicago and let me show you the town... or at least the bars. :)

Lance Noe said...

WOW, I HAVE NEVER BEEN NOMINATEED FOR ANYTHING! I accept this honor and promise the giver one good blow. Of course, I wont be giving it, I ahve standards, but I will find someone to do it. That is, of course, if there is anyone left in that windy city who hasn't already done this deed, which I doubt. Hell, we always have the 'burbs!

Stephen Rader said...

Lance - And what makes you think I haven't been fellated by all the gay men (and a good majority of the "straight" men) who live in the suburbs of Chicago? I've even had all the 'moes in Gary, Indiana, and believe me, the smell there is hard to get out!

And while we're at it, when did you get standards? :)

Or are you treating my penis like the kids today are treating MySpace - - once everybody in the country has been on it, they're no longer interested.

Master Aaron said...

Dear Lance,
As to your quaint thought about the impossibility of finding anyone in the Windy City who hasn't yet swallowed L'Rader, you obviously haven't met Me. And while I'm dick slapping you, all the press indicates that those who have done that deed would be PLEASED to do it again, so finding some repeat business would be as easy as a gentle crotch scratch during communion. Any kind of communion, WHATEVER! And now to the praise: you have just hit upon AN EXCELLENT BUSINESS IDEA! We send each other flowers, singing telegrams, boxes of clothes we bought on sale at Target...why not send each other blow-jobs? What a GREAT way of saying hello, or thank you, or I-wish-you-one-of-these-but-I-don't-DO-that? GENIOUS!!! Now as soon as Bill Clinton convinces the American public that blow-jobs aren't sex - and all of you gay boys KNOW that blow-jobs are a commodity, not a commitment - YOU WILL BE RICH, My friend!

Stephen Rader said...

Aaron - "This Father's Day, give Dad what he's always wanted - - a Blow from Stephen.

Blow Job from Stephen - - When you care enough to send the very best."

Alanda said...

Wow, thanks for the shout out, babe, even tho I have been off the web lately...


Stephen Rader said...

Alanda - You're welcome and you deserve it!