Sometimes when I read a blog I wonder why the writer isn't in one of those big blogging cliques - you know the circles I'm talking about without the need for me to name drop. Some bloggers make me wonder why their popularity is warranted, whereas others make me want to fall over and die from my own ineptitude due to their wit, cleverness, and all around fabulousness.
Sweet baby jesus do I read a lot of blogs. I keep adding and adding, with nary a subtraction. This means that it takes me weeks and weeks to catch up sometimes, but I can't imagine narrowing my reading down to less than 100 blogs. I just can't help it - I am a nosy bitch.
There are some blogs that you need to be reading. This isn't me pretending to be a great saviour of stats. A recommendation from me is hardly parallel to one of those noted bloggers above raving about a blogger's brilliance. I was way more popular when I was barren, so sorry folks - an extra five people may stop by, but that's about all I can offer you.
I should also note that if you are not on my Pimpin' List in this post, it doesn't mean I don't love you. I seem to be unable to find time to floss my teeth every day, so I am certainly not cluttering up my feeder with detritus I can't be asked to read. The simple fact is, pimpin' just ain't easy. I do have a blogroll on the sidebar there, but a) I don't update it nearly enough and b) blogrolls are apparently passe, gone the way of the fauxhawk or polyester
Without further ado, Pru's list of Read this Fucking Brilliant Blog Already:
The Hairy Farmer Family: I only "discovered" (in the Columbus way) through Mel's commentathon thingie, and thank the lord I did because this woman is fantastic. Funny, and oh-so-British in her writing style. That's a compliment. Picture a man with a pipe, muttonchops, and a houndstooth jacket with suede elbow patches saying, "I dare say old chap", and you have Mrs Hairy Farmer's blog. But feminine. And with a baby. A cute baby. Oh, and a hot husband. Go for the blog, stay for the hot piece of ass, that's what I always say.
Awful but Functioning: Tash is an amazing writer, and her posts are way to few and far between. I found, again, in the most Columbusian way, Tash quite recently though I don't recall how. She made the mistake of talking about renovating her old house, which drove me to email her straight away begging for pictures because that's how I get off. Anyway, prepare to be moved, usually to tears, but it's totally worth it. Oh, and she has great taste in music. That is to say, very similar to mine.
Eliza's Mom: I'm a year off having a three year old, but this blog actually makes me look forward to it. If you're not entertained by the various Elizaisms that feature here, there is a black, gaping chasm where your heart should be, you soulless bastards. I'll tempt you with a line, "I started to brush my teeth while she was using the potty and then her face melted off from the bitter acid tears she cried over my betrayal." Awesome.
Messing with Texas: I'll say it. Fucking hilarious. I've been avoiding the use of "fuck" in connection with the other blogs since I don't want to come off as uncouth, but it's appropriate here. I love this blog and may want to marry its author Tessie. No doubt she would find this beyond disturbing, and by hitting publish I'm outing myself as a complete freak and weirdo stalker. Well done to me. A creepy factor of at least 9 I think.
Miz S: Again, no recollection as to how I stumbled upon this blog. I just know that Miz S is beyond cool. Read this post and tell me you disagree. I dare you. If you don't find it funny, I'll buy you the Starbucks drink of your choice next time you're in the south of England. Oh, no one is ever going to be in the south of England? Oh well. Shame.
Nuts in May: May, oh my darling, darling May. I adore this woman, and I have put forth to Mrs Hairy Farmer that the three of us will leave our husbands and move in together. They will be all staid and English, and I'll be all brash and American, telling the British people they drive on the wrong side of the road and what not. Maybe the three of us will start up a blog when we move in entitled, "Multiculturally Co-habitating Platonically and LOVING It!"
Racheldirollzack.com: It is what it says on the tin - Rachel Diroll Zack's blog. Who is Rachel? She lives in New Jersey, has a kid the same age as P named Jillian, and she loves James almost as much as I do. She has a foul mouth too, so, uh, duh, LOVE.
Sarah and Jordan Updates: Eva's twins are quite possibly the most adorable kids ever, and P could watch their videos all day, every day. Not only are they cute, they are impossibly smart, though it's really, what, with the whole genetics thing. I should also add that Eva is always here to comment in the good times and when I'm being a melodramatic whiner, so she deserves a mention for that alone.
Musings of a Defiant Mother: Defiant Muse may be taking a blogging break, but stop by and page through her wonderful photos (and actual posts of course). Her blog is unlike any other that I read, so I'm still frantically hoping she'll update soon.
I left out a lot of my favourite blogs, so this list is, of course, not exhaustive. I'm turning the pimp stick over to you - what blogger(s) do you want to tell everyone about? As I alluded to at the beginning of this post, I don't want to hear about bloggers with hundreds of readers. I find all the really popular blogs a bit too incestuous to want to read any more than I already do. I always feel like I'm missing some great writing, so here is the stick, treat it well.