Thursday, May 10, 2007

Do I Smell Something Burning?

David tagged me as a "Thinking Blogger"...
So I have to come to one of two conclusions, either his threshold for what causes him to "think" is pretty low, or the blogosphere has lowered the collective concept of what passes for depth, or the meme has pretty much gone around the world and people are scraping for a list of 5 blogs that have already not been tagged, or.... no, one of THREE conclusions. Ummm... wait, make that one of FOUR... Blogging has replaced thinking as a sign of existence...I blog, therefore I think I am.

At any rate, I don't actually blog much, and I don't do much "thinking" on my blog, its more a journal of life, work, dogs, death, turtles , family events, observations about life, some minor philosophizing, some cool pictures I took, some rants, and stories. I started out thinking I would think on my blog, but I think pictures of Chinese hats, my dogs and framing octagonal ceilings is sometimes a lot more interesting than what I think about contemporary issues. Anyway... thanks David, you're easily entertained! :)

I guess you have to put this in your blog if you acknowledge you've been tagged, so here it is.
After I post the "rules", I'll list my 5 thinking blogs in no particular order of thought provoktion (is that a word?).

Rules for this:

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 [already done above -- Me.] 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 (here is an alternative silver version if gold doesn't fit your blog).

Now is it optional to display the Award proudly, or is it optional to display it even if you don't do it proudly? I'm so confused by misplaced modifiers and fuzzy instructions. This reminds me of the OCA rubrics book for services. ANYWAY....

5 blogs I visit when I'm tripping the blogosphere fantastic: (I'm avoiding redundancy of listing blogs that have probably been tagged by the 24,289 other Orthodox bloggers...)
http://www.this-side-of-glory.com/
http://lifeingrace.blogspot.com/
http://hispaniasancta.blogspot.com/
http://www.wittenberghall.com/
http://benedictseraphim.wordpress.com/
http://orrologion.blogspot.com/index.html

SIX blogs....

...and here is the picture of the finished octagonal ceiling in the laundry room that everyone has been waiting for... VERY nice chandelier, 4 recessed lights, ambiance rope light behind reversed crown molding around the bottom... two shots, one in the dark and one in the light.


and heck, just another cool picture I took on my way home from work

9 comments:

Mimi said...

Congratulations on the award - I definitely think of you as a Thinking Blogger.

and, very nice ceiling.

Grace said...

I'm with Mimi. Given that you're also doing the Deep Thought thing both on Ancient Faith radio *and* the Orthodox Convert list, I think that you definitely qualify. Heck, even if the blog-posts are just your leftovers, they're bound to be all cerebral and stuff!

Now, as for the unsearchable ones that YOU decided to tag, ... well, that's just weird!

s-p said...

I like that, Grace... "leftovers". Actually, it really is. I don't blog much "Orthodox stuff" because there's so many people doing it better than I can. This IS more like personal stuff that we kind of avoid talking about on the radio show because we don't want it to be about "us". And since I don't have much of a life outside work, Church and sleep, there's not much to blog about unless someone wrecks my truck or something REALLY significant happens or I get a really cool project to do for a client. hmmm... "Leftovers and Stuff" would be a great name for the blog, actually. :)

Kirk said...

Let me get this straight...

...they wanted a recessed octagonal ceiling...in the laundry room??

s-p said...

Yep. Its a REALLY nice house and the same one I did this other work on.
http://pithlessthoughts.blogspot.com/2006/07/my-latest-cool-construction-project.html

I'm glad they like nice stuff...it buys my groceries. :)

Kirk said...

Steve, I do find it kinda funny that this guy works on laundry rooms--

http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/536/

482/1600/chinaman3sepia.jpg

[The url was too long. You hafta copy the above, paste it in your browser address window, then copy the second line and paste it in the browser address window right after the first line.]

I'm only posting this because you seem to have the personality of someone who could see the humor in this situation.

=)

s-p said...

Now that IS funny! I love it!

Philippa said...

I'm with Kirk...I don't get the octaganal ceiling in the laundry room. Money or not...seems kinda weird to me.

Personally, I'd *like* a laundry room rather than a washer and drier stuffed in a closet with bi-fold doors that is off the kitchen.

But hey...it works.

Tim said...

Good Job! :)