And rein his proud head to the saddle-bow;
If thou wilt deign this favour, for thy meed
A thousand honey secrets shalt thou know:
Here come and sit, where never serpent hisses,
And being set, I'll smother thee with kisses;
(I was always taught that the only proper response to Shakespeare's
Venus and Adonis was not reverence but snorts and guffaws)
Happy Valentine's Day! A short while back Blicky and I asked our bloggy friends to share a thoughtful compliment about someone they know or blog about a compliment they have given. Here's the original post. So today Blicky's really feeling the love. He's eagerly waiting for all of our bloggy friends in a canal-side cafe in Bruges where he's taken the liberty of ordering us espresso, brioches and chocolate-dipped strawberries. Oh, and because of the time difference, cocktail hour will be starting at 12 noon our time. Cheers!
We have so many great blogs to visit today. I've always loved the idea of karma. I don't profess to know much about it, but I think it's more complex than just getting what we deserve. I've always imagined it to be like cosmic ecology. If we put blicky stuff out there, we're making our world blickier. So here's to de-blickifying the world, one post at a time.
Our Karma-thon starts at the of the most gracious and fun bloggy hostesses over at Muse Swings. Her fun events never fail to a-muse and she inspired me to do this.
Yay! Mary at Little Weloos Mom wants to play too. She is seriously fun (check our her header) so I can't wait to see what she's writing about.
Kat is happily joining us, but I think she thinks we're singing Karma Chameleon. I'm not sure where she'll post but it's always fun to read both her blogs; her amazing poetry and thoughtful posts on Poetikat's Invisible Keepsakes and the funny walks down memory lane Poetikat's Blast From the Past.
I heard Steviewren at A Little Bird Told Me So is going to play too. Her blog is just a joy to visit. It fills me with an admiration for what is possible with a creative mind and confident brush stroke.
The multi-talented Melissa at Multi-Tasking Mama will join us too and we'll have the added treat of seeing what chemical enhancements follow when one blogs on painkillers. I've been on laudinum for years and it hasn't affected my writignkjd at bit!
Blicky's apparently got some flowers for Mimi over at Screaming Mimi because she said he looked handsome.
We might have a few blog-o-crats in our midst too. She doesn't post on Saturdays so she might not play, but Blicky has long been an acolyte/stalker of Anna Lefler's. If you haven't yet been over to Life Just Keeps Getting Weirder, you're missing the kind of snort-your-coffee-through-your-nose kind of good time you always hoped for in bloggyland.
I've had fun getting to know CDB through her posts at Fingers and Toes. She's a smart funny, and talented writer and I can't wait to see what she'll post.
I'm apparently one of the few that hasn't known about the awesome Ann at Ann's Rants. She is absolutely hysterical and an amazing writer. I'm pretty sure feline bloggy acolytes will get autographed copies of her work when she's a famous author.
Yay! Lavinia is joining us too! She has a beautiful blog called the the Birdbath Chronicles which she always adorns with the most beautiful images you can imagine. She is also a super fun and gracious bloggy event hostess.
Katie over at Ragamuffin Gal with be joining our karm-a-thon as well! Her blog is so lush and gorgeous. I find it inspiring to see her artwork-- enjoy!
Here's where I'll be in the morning:
We're bringing the kittens to Old Sturbridge Village in Sturbridge MA. It's apparently one of the largest living history museums in the country and it focuses on life in New England from 1790 to 1840. It's one of the few places where you can really let kittens run wild without worry.
If you'd like to join our Karm-a-Thon just leave a comment and I'll add you in when I return.
For today's mandatory fun I thought I'd give you a winter love song (studio version, unofficial video) from a NYC band I LOVE: