X-tra reading pleasure


‘Bloggers (besides me) who are cool and/or fun to read’

Even I get sick of Lutheranliar. Sometimes it’s nice — even for me — to read about something besides my own escapades.

Here, in no particular order, are some other blogs you might enjoy when you too need to take a break from Lutheranliar’s look at life. Or just plain life. Some are written by people I know. And some are pure random serendipitous finds.

Forged in Buffalo. I love this one, written by another person I actually know from the Ad Biz. His blog centers on growing up in Buffalo, NY (‘Forged in Buffalo’. Hah!) He features a cartoon every week by the fabulous Isabella Bannerman. Who has her own Wikipedia entry (!) and is married to the Buffalo Guy. Sweet.

Hannah Spannah Coco Banana. I love this one too. Even though it’s by a person I do not, in fact, actually know. Although I would like to (!) She lives in the UK (jealous) and writes about, among other lovely things, her son Bear. And what’s not to like about that?

'Hey! Where are the blogs?' ask Mom and Laura

‘Hey! Where are the blogs?’ Mom asks Laura

alicublog. Now, I don’t know what ‘alicublog’ stands for. I do know that its writer, another ex-Ogilvyite named Roy Edroso, is talented, and never ever boring. This one is about politics and the news of the day, and is bracing. Read it, and hang on tight.

All in a Dad’s Work. This guy calls himself StomperDad. I kid you not (!) And he is to Dads what I am to Moms. Kind of. He has kids he calls ‘Crash’ and ‘Bang’. (That alone should tempt you to read him.) Plus he lives in Canada. So he’s really exotic. Kind of.

Also exotic, in a Brit kind of way, is Suzie Speaks, the Adventures of a Thirty-Something Life. Sort of says it all, that. With a British accent, of course. Seriously, she’s got, like, a zillion followers and has won scads of blogging awards. But I like her anyway. Partly because she has a finance she calls The Bloke.

C’est la Zie. If you’re into math (like me! hah!) you will really dig this blog. Since it’s written by a true Math Genius, the one and only Mr. Z of Stuyvesant High School fame. But wait! His blog isn’t always about math or teaching or Stuff I Don’t Understand at All. His Halloween piece on ‘going’ as Doctor Evil with his son as Scott Evil will send you laughing to infinity and beyond.

OK OK. So this is another ex-Ogilvyite. So sue me. But seriously. This guy is so much fun to read. And it doesn’t hurt that he looks rather like Tom Hanks. Follow him (Danny, not Tom) at dannygregorysblog.com

Sorry Television. I have no idea who this amazing person is. But she reads a book a week, and writes about it. No no no — not boring ‘book reviews’! I hate those! These pieces are really cool. She is also young. I like that about her. I think you will too.

On the other end of the spectrum, there’s the Gypsy Nesters. These two extremely good-looking people ‘went from Empty Nesters to no nest at all’. Now they travel all over the gosh-darned world and write about it. If their posts weren’t so hilarious, it would depress me no end to read them.

Okay, I’m exhausted. Plus, I have yet to write my weekly post. (I started out writing twice a week, but decided that was once too many. If you are disappointed, read some of mine over again.)

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