Tuesday, May 27, 2008

They like us, they really like us!

Thanks to b13 at fotographica for passing along a blogging award to Three Woofs And A Woo. It looks like this:

Thanks b13!! We have big egos, and are happy when other people pander to them.

Here are the “rules” of the award:

  1. Write a post with links to 5 blogs that make me think and/or make my day
  2. Acknowledge the post of the award giver
  3. Tell the award winners that they have won by commenting on their blogs with the news!

Okay! This is hard, as I receive a lot of blog links, but no one gives me a lot of extra time to read blogs! Sometimes I will sit down and read a bunch of them on a Sunday morning the way other people read the newspaper.

My top 5 of the moment would be:

  1. Just Another Dog Blog. Pia, Kate and Bella amuse me almost as much as me and my own dogs amuse me, and I find me fall-down-laughing hiliarious. But then, Pia and her dogs have been amusing me for some time before they got their own blog! Pia is a good photographer and her subjects are keen to make you laugh; it's a winning combination.
  2. Nicaragua Redux: The Sarna Dog Chronicles. This is nepotism at its finest - Finn is my BFF and this is her blog, so of COURSE I'm going to plug her shit. However, she is also a skilled and dry artist of words and her life in Nicaragua is more interesting than yours. And the work she is doing is really important. So you should read it.
  3. Erin Vey Photography. Look at it for the gorgeous dog photos but spend some time exploring the stunningly beautiful portraits of women in her "Believe" project. I think making people believe they are beautiful is a skill that not all of us (read: me!) have. Recently my mother, my sister and my ex boyfriend all told me how much they hate the photos of them I took, so I've given up taking photos of people again, since it's no fun to suck. I'll leave people photography to artists like Erin.
  4. Alison. This is not really a blog, it's just a beautiful and deeply moving project by Jack Radcliffe, spanning a number of years, that I've never had the opportunity to post about anywhere. Though it is static, I revisit it over and over again. It's so beautiful it might make you cry. Don't say I didn't warn you.
  5. Stuff White People Like. I have this ex boyfriend, whom I no longer communicate with but miss quite a bit, and every time I read this blog I have an overwhelming urge to send an entry to him, because he's the only person I know who I think would appreciate it as much as I do. Which is completely untrue, seeing as how a kajillion people read and appreciate it all the time. So I share it with all of you, and that way I can laugh about it with you guys instead of fighting the urge to send it to him (Hi Professor SmartyPants!) :)

So thanks so much for the award, b13! We appreciate it, and we like your blog too ... even if I only get a chance to read it on random Sunday mornings.


Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for the lovely words! I am adding your awesome blog to my google reader asap! I love keeping up with other doggie lovers like myself!

Oh and Gracie sends you stinky kisses, they are her specialty.

Finnegan Dowling said...

Awwwww...thank you. I love the crap out of you. And even if I didn't I would still adore your blog because you are an amazing photographer and you're funny and wicked and smart and your dogs are devilish and wonderful and remind me why, again, we live so damn far apart?

And I don't buy the bullshit about you not photographing people. When I show up on your sofa I want you to take photos of me. Case closed. If you can make raw chicken look that artistic you can do something with my big-ass nose.

Anonymous said...

Stuff White People Like is HILARIOUS - thank you so much....hours of entertainment