Saturday, May 13, 2006

An Observation

Blogroll Me!

My blogging days aren't over, but they're certainly slowing down for whatever reasons. Still trying to figure those reasons out...

In any case, I was just reviewing a few of my posts and quick-eyeing the number of accompanying comments. My average number is between 3-5 -- lucky me! -- but the numbers jump, I've seen, in posts when I name fellow bloggers or link to their sites.

To that end, I just want to give some shout-outs:

David...who's wasting his time with something a little less important

Sweettooth 120...who's busy listening to old-time crooners, dealing with kids' antics, and indulging in chocolate and other sweets

A Simple Jew...who's enlightening us continually with his simple wisdom and those of some great rabbis

A Whispering Soul...who's been missing in action for quite a while, and as a result we're greatly missing him

Air Time...who's soon closing up shop in the Detroit area and linking his and his family's souls with countless others and making aliyah, G-d willing, via "Nefesh b'Nefesh"

Citizen of the Month...who's personally reworded the song title "Stand by Your Man" to "Stand by Your Woman" -- and is living true by it. And he is still as funny as ever, even through family challenges

Cruisin' Mom...who's lately been sharing the ins and outs of colonoscopies, becoming a woman and "That Girl" and puppy love...always baiting us with babke along the way

Elie's Expositions...who's the father and husband who's had to suffer through and deal with a great personal loss, smiles widely through his tears and puts smiles on our faces, too

Jack's Shack...who's the writer of reminiscences, who's the gatherer of gossip, who's the guy who likes to throw a monkey wrench into the conversation (c'mon, Jack, I had to get "monkey" in there somehow; my first choice was worse)

Jew Eat Yet?...who's a teller of tales, who's a master of entertainment trivia, who's a celebrity spotter, who's a loving dad, spouse and son who holds the women in his life in high esteem

Kerckhoff Coffeehouse...who are a composite of characters, of characters who are friends, of friends who are spouses, of spouses who grow jasmine and epitomize love

Laya's Place...who's a mom of many and with many reasons to kvell

Life of Rubin...who's in the know of Jewish music and Jewish community, and is my version of The (Jewish) National Enquirer

Mia's World...who was a woman in love from a distance, now a wife in love in close proximity. First it was rosti, now it's dobosh...

Mirty's Place...who's a talented writer and poet, a talented artist, a talented tech whiz. Did I already say she's very talented?

Moving On...who's a father who struggles with personal questions pertaining to personal loss, who wants to share what he knows and help others along the way as he "moves on"

NY's Funniest Rabbi...who's the rabbi/teacher/actor/writer/funny and sincere guy we're all "blessed" to have in our lives

Our Kids Speak...who are those rabble-rousers who give us much to talk about, much to worry about, much to laugh about, and much to write home about

Psycho Toddler...who's a singing, doctoring, davening, daddy and husband, who happily shares his life and family with us...not to mention his IM conversations with Dr. Bean

Serandez...who's an overseer -- continually giving us round-ups of Jewish blogland and happily sharing "new daddy" moments

Seraphic Secret...who's -- wait just a minute! The secret's already been out for quite a while. People know a good thing when they see it. Brings real-life love alive in posts. Brings real-life politics and current events alive in posts. Keeps son Ariel alive in posts.

Stacey's Shmata...who's a happy mommy, wife, sister, auntie, and a great daughter. Keeps Cleveland alive in posts. ;)

Ten Li Koach...who's a wonderful wife longing to be a wonderful mommy. She shares her thoughts and feelings about a difficult subject. Stand up and applaud her. And hope that her and her husband's prayers are answered.

Treppenwitz...who's just an American-Israeli kind of guy who brings his community and family to us. And you know what? We "bee" better for that!

Why You Treat Me Like a Dog?...who's -- wait a minute. Why such a long name, pray tell. Anyhow, who's a daddy, dog lover, doctor who has fun with movies. He quizzes us on them...when he's not busy writing about other things.

I also want to say Shalom to Rebecca and Estee, a lovely mother-daughter team.

And hi, rebbetzin mom, with mucho to say and a wonderful and witty way in which you do.

Shavuah Tov, everyone.

Happy Mother's Day. (Ten Li Koach, you're included in that bunch, already an honorary mother in my eyes, just for your personal struggle).

And thinking ahead...have fun trying to "lug by omer" (Lag B'Omer)!

(As I've been typing this post for the past hour-plus, my children and a friend of theirs, and my hubby having been watching one of the Pink Panther films. Their raucous laughter carries up the stairs and just plain makes me smile. If only I could bottle it....)