What fun! An award, and passing it on

I got tagged by a very neat person, Marianne. She graduated from Gutenberg, which takes some doing anyway, but in the process of earning her degree, she got married and had a baby. Where the energy came from, I can't help but wonder.

As it turns out, she's a new blogger, and a thinking one at that. She thinks my blog makes her think, so what do you think? There's this meme going around that lets us award each other for being thoughtful.

Now I get to think about five blogs that make me think, and nominate them, as well. My first impulse would have been Cherie, but she's already a nominee. I would add my daughter Victoria's blog for its wise musings, but I see it's now set for private viewing only. Here are my next five favorite thoughtful-types:

1. Angela. A writer, mom, and deep thinker, who doesn't take herself too seriously. She's a gift and a kick.

2. Erin. She would have won a bloggie award if there'd been a recount (or I made that up). Another wise young one, and hilarious a lot of times, too.

3. Leisel. She works at a studio in L.A., teaches Sunday school, and drives a dead man's Honda. She also has quite a heart for people in need, close by or far away. Plus her stories make you crack up.

4. Dorcas. She writes newspaper columns and books, while raising five children with her minister husband. She makes me think being Mennonite might be fun.

5. J. Mark Bertrand. A writer, editor, and smart guy. His was one of the first blogs I discovered along this journey of conversations that made me think. Oh, and he likes Dr. Who.

Here are the participation rules:

1. If, and only if, you get tagged, write a post with links to 5 blogs that make you think,
2. Link to this post so that people can easily find the exact origin of the meme,
3. Optional: Proudly display the 'Thinking Blogger Award' with a link to the post that you wrote (silver or gold version).


LeiselB said…
thanks Deanna!This is very sweet of you...;)I'm not quite sure how this works but I will try to pass it along (yes, quite fun) when I get home to blog tonight.....
Sandy said…
Hi Deanna,
Found your blog through first Cherie, and then Cecily. I will visit more often. I've heard the expression meme before but am unclear of it's meaning. Anyway, I really like your idea of writing about thoughtful blogs/people.

Not sure if tagging is actually being tagged or just tagging is to respond because you read the post. So I think I will post it on my blog. I'll be sure to mention you! Thanks for giving me something good to write about.
Deanna said…
Eek, I don't really know the official way these things work. Thanks, Sandy, for noticing, and for asking. I assumed I knew what meme means (a game of tag, I guess), but I'm actually clueless. An unthinking blogger, after all!

Perhaps a more sophisticated website wielder will clue us in.
Cherie said…
Thanks for the honorary mention, Deanna! I still have to post my list of five.

This blogging thing is pretty interesting - and fun!
Dorcas said…
Hi Deanna--I hadn't been by in a while and then I stopped in and found myself tagged (and honored!).
Thanks, I'll have to think about which blogs make me think!