Anal Linkage

Not to be confused with leakage.

Although before I get into what I’m going to talk about, can I just say that I think those potato chips that include Olestra (the chemical that makes them taste good but causes anal leakage) has got to be the funniest, most random food additive ever. I don’t know who picks up a bag of chips with Olestra and says to themselves, “Anal leakage? And I get to eat potato chips with hardly any calories? Sign me up! And get the depends!” But I’d sure like to meet them.

I’m anal when it comes to adding links on the left or right of my blog. That doesn’t mean I don’t visit a ton of great blogs with great writing. I do. On a daily basis. But I’m so anal about keeping my design looking clean and neat on the left and right, that I couldn’t sleep at night knowing there was a list a mile long with links. Instead, I wanted to give a bunch of shout-outs today to a bunch of blogs I read and why I find them worth checking out. I think you’ll agree.

And if you don’t — you may return your admission ticket for a full refund.

Super Rad #1 Go Go!: A blog written by a fellow Los Angeles-ian who has a great sense of humor and it translates in the writing. He’s also in a band, although I haven’t quite figured out the genre. I think it’s a new kind of hybrid hip-hop (they just signed a contract though). For quirky commentary and updated pretty reguarly, you should check it out.

I Smell Like a Genius: Damn funny writing, great stories with hilariously funny descriptions and a pretty cool logo (if you ask me).

This Afternoon in Drama: Written by the author Andrea Seigel (who has a book coming out this April), her writing is both intelligent and ironic. (Really, what IS irony?) I’ve just started perusing, but it looks like a promising read.

a.d.d. (another dissertation distraction): Written by a young twenty-something student who is going after her doctorate, it’s a fun quirky read — which is rare from a young lady going after her doctorate. Tongue planted firmly in cheek, she’s not just random… She’s random AND funny.

Syntax of Things: His blog’s subtitle says it all: One person’s crap is another person’s blog. Plus the minute by minute rain-storm report for San Diego is the epitome of priceless.

boing If you haven’t ever checked out this daily listing of all things hip, random, clever, weird, political or social — you should. Boing boing is a daily must-read for me, where I can usually find something quirky to obsess over. (Including cool toys.)

Here Goes: For anyone just starting their own blog, this recultant writer is a part of your clan. Intelligently covering more serious topics along with tracking her new experience in writing her blog; it’s a neat look into the mind of someone who’s testing the waters of online journaling.

Jessica Lee Jernigan: When you’re like me, and you are always looking for beauty tips and the inside scoop on all things “women”, Jessica’s site is for you. It’s even pink. What did you expect?

Prepare to Meet Your Bakerina: Recipes, recipes, recipes with a sense of humor. Bakerina is a baker. She divides her time among talking about food, telling you about how to make food, displaying pictures of the inside of bread and talking about life. It makes me hungry, maybe that’s why I like it.

Every once in awhile I’ll post some more shout-outs to other blogs as I come across them. I’m always on the look-out for funny-weird stuff. If you visit any that are unique and a favorite of yours, post it below in a comment!

Thanks to all the blogs above for some fun daily reading!

10 comments on “Anal Linkage

  1. Nancy (aka Reluctant Writer) - February 27, 2004 at 11:38 pm -

    Thanks for the mention! I appreciate it. I’ll add everyone to my site and won’t lose sleep over it for a moment.

    My find of the day is Gaping Void. I especially like the one post titled “the better your blog”

    Note: My name is changing, but not my identity. (I’m not so shy that I won’t go by my first name.)

  2. Blue Artichoke - February 28, 2004 at 1:21 am -

    I don’t even know who you are, but you left a comment on my blog. I’m curious; how did you find it? perhaps you were looking for the erotic film site, hmmm?

    I checked out your blog (obviously)and saw that mine didn’t make the cut to get a shout-out. I understand why. It gets rather tedious and self-centered. Perhaps I should spend more time channeling my creativity to writing a witty and engaging blog and less time thinking about what sort of patterns I can make with sour cream on top of soup. yes, that’s definitely it. thanks, stranger, for the inspirational kick-in-the-creative-pants, though I’m sure it will be short-lived.

  3. Nikki - February 28, 2004 at 8:43 am -

    I found your blog via

    Here’s the link for the entry she wrote about you:

    I was so curious that I just had to come over and see what your blog is all about. What a fun site!

  4. Pauly D - February 28, 2004 at 1:33 pm -

    Nancy – finally we can associate with a name. Sweet.

    Blue Artichoke – I randomly came across the site, and have always been interested in people going to school for cooking. I have a Sur La Table cooking class gift certificate that I’m afraid to use.

    Nikki – Thanks for swinging out!

  5. Bakerina - February 28, 2004 at 1:54 pm -

    Oh, my stars. (Hazel voice)Thank you, Mr. D.(/Hazel voice)

    It has just struck me — ow! my nose! — that you sent me a very nice message to which I never responded properly. I hereby apologize profusely and blame egg-research dementia on my bad behavior.

    BTW, my dad told me that he heard you on NPR, and that you were a hoot. Good on ya, lad.

  6. Jeff - February 28, 2004 at 1:56 pm -

    Thanks for the listing. I can tell you that I’d probably have better luck generating my own weather than trying to blog a storm in San Diego again. I’ve lived here six years and have heard thunder a total of five times. Anyway, I truly enjoy your site and am honored to be read by you.

  7. clightbo - February 28, 2004 at 2:14 pm -

    Thanks for the shout-out. For the record, my group is called The Booty Boys. It’s the first and only group devoted entirely and without exception to booty rap. According to our record label, we are “musical geniuses”. According to me, our record label is full of crap. According to everyone who’s seen us, our show is one of the more unique live music experiences. Come by the El Rey tonight if you’re interested.

    By the way, I tried the wow chips once and they gave me a phantom stomach ache.

  8. Ducon-Lajoie - February 28, 2004 at 2:50 pm -

    Los-Angelesian??? Wjatever happened to angeleno?

  9. Pauly D - February 28, 2004 at 3:02 pm -

    Apparently, the same thing that happened to the word “Whatever”.

  10. T. Malone - February 29, 2004 at 9:25 pm -

    I, too, must give you the “hella props” for the good word. Thank you sir!

    I also must admit that I totally ripped off my cool logo from the fine people at Pauly, if you haven’t seen their short film “Rejected” yet – you need to hunt it down now! So, so funny. My head still hurts from laughing so hard.

    Anyway – thanks again & keep up the good work!

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