Sunday, April 01, 2007

thinking blogger award

our beloved drug nazi was bestowed the thinking blogger award by way of mother jones. both blogs are so deserving of this award. drug nazi's blog, your pharmacist may hate you, is a painfully honest, witty, clever and scary look into drug companies, medical insurance and what it's like working for a pharmacy. for most of us being bent over and fucked by the above, this is a great read! mother jones blog, nurse ratched's place is an equally fantastic read. mother is a nurse with years and years of experience. she recently started a go ask mother column that I encourage you to utilize. she writes about what it's like being a nurse, the bureaucracy and her commitment to invoke change.

  • The recipient of this award must follow these rules:
    Acknowledge the origin of the meme/award
    If you are tagged, write a post with links to 5 blogs that make you think
    Optional: Display the “Thinking Blogger Award” with a link to the post that you wrote using either the gold or silver versions of the award.

I am very appreciative of drug nazi for considering me for this award. but, I seriously don't deserve it. maybe for my essays, but my posts... ah-nah. we'll just chalk it up to a momentary lapse in judgment. that said, oy was this difficult. there are so many blogs that make me think.

*I love all of these blogs equally*

passion of the dale: I love dale's blog. it's clever and funny. when he writes about his family or stories from his childhood, there is a raw honesty that is so pure, it always makes me think and reminds me to never forget where I come from. not that I would, but loving my family as much as I do, I appreciate those posts more than you know.

romius: though romius rec'd this award from drug nazi, what I wanted to say is that romius's writing reminds me of bukowski, one of my favorite writers and mentors. I so appreciate that.

big mouth indeed strikes again: I super love ames and her blog. she makes me think about the beauty of being a jew, a feminist and a funny dame, all wrapped into one person. her posts are smart, clever, engaging and hilar squared. I am grateful to her for those daily reminders.

lesbian dad: love this bloggy. lesbian dad is probably the most philosophical read online. she unknowingly makes me think about my perception, tolerance and views on life. I really appreciate that. I think it's important to ask yourself the tough questions and ld's blog does that.

politits: I love d-cup's political spin, but what I really love about her blog more than anything is the constant reminder to put yourself and your sexuality out there. to love yourself exactly as you are. and, parenting... she's so real about it. she's a great mother by her own design. she doesn't dress up the ugly or scary bits. she's hardly pc and she tells it like it is. love that.

ryback: love ry-ry's blog. he's that neighborhood guy and I fuckin love that. he makes me homesick and makes me feel at home. food, politics, life, judaism, marriage... he's really smart, funny and engaging.

crionaberry: I love, love, love the berry of criona... we're as thick as thieves. she's smart, funny and wise. but one of the things I love about her blog is how much she loves los angeles and writes about it. she reminds me not to hate it so much here and to see the good things. to appreciate the uniqueness and look beyond the silicon.

wp: love wp's blog! (online-bff-fahevah). he writes about food, writing and life in a lusty, candid way. he makes me think about all of these things. not settling, and honoring your passion, even if it feels like it's on the sidelines.

creepy: love this blog. creepy is soulful, funny and angry. he questions why he thinks the way he does. he's a good and dark jewish boy with chutzpah. he's unforgiving and unrelenting. what's not to love?!

the daily pitchfork: love this blog! these writers are so fucking butch and fearless. they spin one hell of a political yarn that is a must read. no stone is left unturned. with our current administration fucking up at every turn, they are a much needed breath of fresh air.

ribbed for your pleasure, johnny yen, cpunchman's world, tanya espanya, evil spock & ramshackle's compound: I fucking love these blogs. they are in one category because, they each represent the absurdity of life each and every day. they remind me how important it is to continue viewing the world through a skewed lens. they make me laugh every time I log on. for that I am grateful.

into the sunrise: love this dame's blog. she is the embodiment and constant reminder of the phrase, I don't give a fuck what you think of me. she truly lives her life her way. she goes to the beat of her very own drum. she's fearless, savvy, funny and very smart.

these are my choices for the thinking blogger award!


Amy Guth said...


Coaster Punchman said...

Awwww, shucks, thanks for the plug! I'll be sure to follow the rules, return the favor & all that jazz. Remember I came to you first! And then stuck around, first for your brilliance with the Leewee piece, and then for everything else you represent.

Can't wait to check out these pharmaceutical blogs. I'm ready to be pissed.

Dale said...

You're the best Katie and I love that you thought of me. Your words mean much more than the award does.

Reading through the origins post about the creation of the award, I found it condescending. Coming from someone like me who lives to judge, that's really saying something.

You're on my list of excellent reads and entertainments for many reasons and I'll send Marlon Brando's Indian over there to read my speech. :-)

Love and rockets,


Tanya Espanya said...

Katie Schwartz, I love coming to your site. I love to read what you write, and I love to see who you read, and before I know it, thirteen hours have passed and I'm not sure how I ever lived without you and your bloggies.

I remain crushing you with my love.

Thank you for including me on your list.

Writeprocrastinator said...

Congrats to Drug Nazi and thanks for the plug, it's quite an honor to be on such a list.

Mountjoy said...

Katie - a big nod back at ya, girl. Always makes my day coming to a place where there are no boundaries.

(and apologies WP - didn't read the earlier post properly; would not knowingly pull that sort of piss out of someone I wasn't known to).

Anonymous said...

Katie: You are too kind! Just when I'm feeling like the most fumbling of bumblers, you say something so incredibly complimentary about my blog.

A gazillion thanks.

Writeprocrastinator said...


We're cool.

Creepy said...

Awww, thanks sweetness. But I don't know how I got by before I found your blog!

Anonymous said...

do I have to write something now? I broke my hand, duh.

Gavlae Reudo Maxric said...

As copy editor of the Daily Pitchfork I take this as a very high compliment. You are one awesome lady to say such nice things. I'll strive to keep the $50 words the boys and gals use to a minimum!



Evil Spock said...

Thanks for the shout out! Evil Spock owes you for this one and your alphabet meme. Evil Spock will be answering those hopefully next week!


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