Wednesday, April 18, 2007
Yep. 200 posts. You were counting weren't you? Okay, you weren't. But it's a milestone of sorts, isn't it? I don't even know, except I notice a lot of people on other blogs trumpeting the fact that they have hit 100, 200 and so on. Not that there's anything wrong with that. So to commemorate 200 posts on this humble blog, I'm going to do something I should have done a long time ago; pay homage to the wonderful people who regularly post on this blog so that I have 200 posts to brag about. Crunchy Carpets: I ran into Crunchy while I was blog hopping and thought wow, I have a lot in common with this person; and that was before I knew I had found another sci-fi geek-- who just so happens to be married to a fellow sci-fi geek. Crunchy has become integral to this blog IMO, not only for her kind of in-the-know perspective on the sci-fi community, but also for her quick wit and often funny comments. Crunchy's name is even a great reflection on her personality. She's grounded, real and I feel privileged to have her here. Stewart Sternberg: There's no greater compliment than having someone like Stewart not only visit, but post on my blog. Stewart is one Hell of a writer and mentor. I love his sense of the macabre, which so often finds its way into his posts, and his appreciation of the ridiculous. He loves controversy and debate but always remains a gentleman (don't let him tell you otherwise). His blog is often my first stop of the day just because I can't wait to see what got his attention today. Truly, a man who is never dull. Jon the Intergalactic Gladiator: Jon was one of the first blogs I started going to regularly. I hadn't seen blogs like his before. He had running stories on his blog about, well, himself: funny stories about his adventures as a Space Gladiator-- needless to say, I was hooked. I actually talked Jon into his first post on this blog, a book review, and lucky for me he continued to post. I love Jon's sense of humor and his imagination and I am always curious to see what he comes up with next. Hey There Skippy: Skippy has possibly one of the funniest blogs I go to. Always irreverent, Skippy's blog usually makes me laugh out loud. Skippy was another one I was lucky enough to coerce into posting on my blog; and thank goodness. Otherwise, who would I have to post about Dr. Who? (never underestimate the importance of Dr. Who) But I am especially lucky that Skippy shares his wit with us; it always brightens up my day. Solshine: Solshine is a kindred spirit. She calls her blog, Sci-fi/Journalist, and the first time I saw it I thought that could be me. You know, sci-fi blog, Journalism degree and all... never mind, this isn't about me. Solshine always comes up with cool stuff: great videos and imaginative topics. And if that wasn't enough, she has her own sci-fi blog, but still posts here too. I love Solshine's reviews too. (on her blog) Too many people are kind of wishy-washy on reviews, but not Solshine; she tells you what she really thinks. I love that! Odd Mix: Odd Mix is probably my shyest poster. He did tell me when he first came on as a contributor that he probably wouldn't be able to post much. But so what. He's a cool guy with a farm and a beautiful family. He took time out of his busy life to email me and tell me how much he liked my blog. How nice is that? And without his contribution, I wouldn't be at 200 posts quite yet-- so he must be included. Seriously though, if you haven't visited, you should. He's a good guy. My sincerest thanks go out to all of you. This blog is waaaaay better with all your contributions. This blog has become a reflection of the personalities who post here as well as my regular visitors-- who must also be thanked! If you haven't visited the following blogs, well, what's wrong with you? Captain Picard's Journal Alex (adult content) Sci-fi Chick Curmudgeon Mist1 Faberdatch Asara Avery Deslily Morgen Empress Bee Lee Lee Old Bitter Balls (adult content) Professor Xavier Mike Kate S. Jedimerc Scotty Neila Sgt Dub Nurse Ratched I hope I didn't forget anyone... So thanks everyone for indulging my blogging habit and sharing your time with me.