Thinking Blogger Award
I have received the Thinking Blogger Award from Gazing at the Flag. Well, that's not what I call her, but you have to and you need to check out her site. Everyday.
You have no idea how honored I am, truly. I feel as if I have won an Oscar or a Tony or maybe a Pulitzer. Don't worry, it's not going to go to my head.
Now I have the privilege of nominating five more bloggers. My assignment, should I care to accept it and I do, is to nominate 'five blogs that make me think'. You are one of those chosen. I can tell you are excited. You should be. Now, you must do it, too. It takes forever to chose five worthy blogs, do up the nominating blog and send out the appropriate emails, so don't bother to thank me.
Scott Kesterson's Afghanistan Blog: Scott says, "A year ago I stood in an armory in NE Portland, watching the final goodbyes of the families and the soldiers that I had yet to come to know. As B. Company was called to formation, the order was given to move out, and the cold chill of reality set in. It was a moment of finality, in which everyone one present said farewell to the person they were, and accepted a fate of unknown change." If I could put five stars on this, I would.
Afghanistan Jag: "Like everything else in the military, complaining will get you nowhere. You have to simply adapt and be patient". I love this Scott's hard work, dedication, determination and the fact he still believes in what he is doing.
Kat at The Middle Ground: She says stuff like "Warmongerer that I am" and "I don't want to say I told you so". I love that. Don't always know what she is talking about, but I like how she says it.
Miserable Donuts: He describes himself as "An Adjustable Citizen-Soldier, He Who Is From A Foundation, An Educational Computer/Computer Based-Instruction Jedi, A PMP'n Senior Peon (from a Corporation that Is Not To Be Named), A Running Dog Capitalist/Economist, A CSM who has had a Kipling Experience and an Author/Prop - Yummy as Krispy Kreme and as strong as Dunkin' Donuts Coffee!" I can't add anything to that.
Sarge at My Army Life and other things: So Sarge is back on American soil, he is still my mentor and sends me wicked email.
Should you choose to participate, please make sure you pass this list of rules to the blogs you are tagging. The participation rules are simple:
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 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.
I like the last option, but I am going to put it on a permanent link, so I may look at it all the time. Every day. And I don't even have to dust it.