Monday, July 31, 2006

I'm Putting On My Thinking Cap

Apparently, Ezzie Goldish seems to think that I'm pretty knowledgeable when it comes to children's books. He included me in a meme he was tagged to do:

List 5 bloggers and in what subjects (or fields) you think they're especially knowledgeable.

As you can tell from the photo, I'm such a dummy, but I've just put on my stylish thinking cap to complete this meme, which was tossed my way. Here goes:

1. Life of Rubin -- Chaim knows EVERYTHING and more you'd ever want to know about Jewish music. You don't have to tune in to the radio...tune in to Chaim's blog!

2. Jew Eat Yet? -- Danny Miller is a walking encyclopedia of Hollywood: its motion picture industry, its celebrities, its historical value. A treasure trove of information, Danny takes the time to often write detailed and wonderful posts that relate to the world of motion picture and theatrical entertainment.

3. A Simple Jew -- My buddy over at this wonderful blog is knowledgeable in the field of Jewish genealogy: he has tracked personal family history as well as Rabbinical history. His resources are widespread across continents, and he knows whom to approach for information, and how to approach for information. Both Rabbinical history and the paths that the history has taken, as well as his own family, help shape his life, his his readers introspection to what A Simple Jew is all about.

4. Sara, Elie, Robert, Alan & Glen -- Unfortunately, and we shouldn't know personally, these fine people, each one of them parents, know about grief: the loss of a child. Of course, not one of them wanted to become knowledgeable in this delicate and heart-heavy area, but they are now all in the know. And they share. And even amidst the sadness, they manage to make us smile. And we "listen" and learn...

5. Jake, Randi, Neil, Mark, Ralphie -- These people know about humor, making us laugh or grimace as we read about their world, their foibles, and the world in general that is magnified for us and for our funny bone to be tickled (and Neil, maybe you "magnify" some other things for us, too!).


I will not pass this meme on to anyone. As Ezzie says, "...whoever feels like doing it, should. Let's all heap praise upon one another (except on me - my expertise is football). It would be interesting to see what talents people think one another have, wouldn't it?"


cruisin-mom said...

Geeez Pearl, I don't think I exactly fit with that group of people, but thank you for the compliment (boy, you'll say anything about me for a bag of j.b's, won't you?)

Jack's Shack said...

That is one hell of a hat.

A Simple Jew said...

Thanks for your kind words, Pearl.

torontopearl said...

CM: It's MY blog, it's MY post, it's my opinion...and what I say goes. So there!

Jack: Isn't it now? If I could add to my list of bloggers, I'd have you down for know-how in KITCHEN RENOVATIONS.

ASJ: I checked out your posts today. See, I knew I was right when I said Jewish genealogy; you proved it again.

Elie said...

Thank you, Pearl. May no more names join #4's "club".

Alan aka Avrum ben Avrum said...

Dear Pearl, ...

Thank you for the kind mention and ... what Reb Elie said!! An easy and cool fast to one and all!

I am ...

Very Sincerely yours,

Alan D. Busch

Rebecca said...

this is a really cute meme but I'm stumped!

rabbi neil fleischmann said...

Here's my five - I left off Seraphic Press because you covered it and I thought I'd do 5 new. I left off Mirty and Whispering Soul because they are not presently posting. I left off others because I wanted to stick to 5.

1. Pearlies of Wisdom - Knowledgeable in kindness, acknowledging others, and in writing well about personal and eclectic subjects.
2. SweetRose - Knowledgeable in self knowledge/introspection and excellent at broadening this to include others,
3. Treppenwitz - all around knowledgeable, a great raconteur, knowledgeable in how to inform, entertain, fascilitate discussion.
4. Hirhurim - Knowledgeable in Torah and how to present it in an an honest and helpful manner.
5. Rochelle Krich - Knowledgeable in writing (understatement) and in presenting things in a spot on way.

torontopearl said...

Elie, and Alan: May you and your families not know from any more sorrow.

Rebecca: As you can see, I didn't quite make it 5, 'cause I had several names associated with a topic. But if you're familiar with blogs and the bloggers who write them, you might eventually decide you know what they're best associated with.

Neil: I'm flattered I'm on that list, and I'm touched by what you associate me with.
Funny, I was thinking about putting Rochelle on my list -- for knowing how to mix mystery with religion!
Thanks for commenting.

torontopearl said...

Was it Jesus in the New Testament who wore a crown of thorns...? This is my crown of glory!