Monday, May 18, 2009

It's (really not so) Hard Out Here For A Pimp ...

When I decided to take down (blow up) my blog roll I mentioned that I preferred to give shout outs (I call it pimping cause that’s the way I am) to blogs I enjoy, blogs that entertain or inform, people I have come to care about and places I love to click on.

Well I’ve got someone who fits all that.

My friend Thom (he has an ‘h’ cause he’s hot) has two blogs.

The FIRST covers the world of TV – it’s a great place to find reviews and news and most important for me – when does the new season of Army Wives begin.

His OTHER BLOG is more personal. He posts his WORDZZLE entries there, which is how I met him, and he writes from the heart – as he did so eloquently this past Friday – and he participates in enough fun memes to make my head spin – oh and there’s usually a really good quiz too.

And he’s true to himself while being open minded and thoughtful of others. I discovered that when we butted heads over some political thing I said. Thom recently described me as being so far left he thinks he can see Pluto beside me – I LOVE that and may use it as my epitaph.

So check him out. You won’t be disappointed.

Yesterday was my DIL’s surprise baby shower so be prepared for a scintillating tale of strollers and car seats and breast pumps – Oh My!

Happy Monday Campers

35 comments:

Deborah Godin said...

While I still do have trouble working up any form of sympathy for actual pimps, I'm delighted that you're going to pimp some blogs for us. Am on my way to check this one out!

Mrs. C said...

Ok, speaking of pimps... and strollers...

Check this out!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5NnzF772EkI

You know you want to. :]

Thom said...

My first inclination is to say WTF? This is a total surprise to me and I cannot thank you enough for doing that Dianne. I'm speechless. All I can do is send you a big Mahalo and Thank You. You are indeed a true friend. And by the way...did ya know that Pluto is no longer in our solar system? ROFLMAO!!! You are da bomb my friend :) Aloha

Thom said...

Ooops...I was so wrapped up in myself I forgot to say I'm glad the shower when off well...I can't wait to go through this with ya...BTW...maybe you should suggest the idea of a contest of naming the bambino on your blog or guess the exact weight, time born height etc...could be a blast and give ya something to add to your already busy schedule...My picks for names and this is in your honor: George for a boy and Laura for a girl ROFLMAO

Dianne said...

deborah - I mean pimping in a whole different way!! I know ya know that ;)
I think you'll like thom

mrs c - I can't decide if that vid was funny or disturbing ;)
I did laugh at "you can call me Carl", how odd is that?

thom - you're welcome kiddo
I did know that about Pluto - according to rumors on Huffington it seceded to a more progressive solar system where I will one day reign
the due date is July 1 and first babies are notorious for being late so maybe I'll do something toward the middle of June
love the names - ya bastard ;)

Thom said...

Oh yes my Queen...I will much be at your humble beckon call. pffft...when pigs fly that is..LOL. Good I hope ya do something...it would be fantastic :) Oh Queen Democrat of The Taxing of The Rich and Giving Free Handouts to The Poor

Hilary said...

So sweet of you to pimp others' blogs. :) Looking forward to the shower post. I suspect it'll be fun.

Ron said...

Hey...pimping is GOOD thing!

It's a great way to discover new blogging friends.

I'll definitely check Thom out.

Looking forward to hearing more about the baby shower. oooh, and breast pumps...I need to get me one of those!

X ya!

Jay said...

It's always cool to be introduced to new blogs. And I'll have to add his TV blog to the other 10,849 TV blogs I read. I'm addicted to TV and gossip blogs.

Travis said...

I met Thom through Manic Monday. He's cool.

Queen-Size funny bone said...

I love baby showers. can't wait to hear more.

Cloudia said...

Funny word, "Pimp."

Thanks for the tip! Aloha

Betty said...

I'll check out his blogs. Jay tells me I'm somewhere to the left of former Jerry Brown (Governor Moonbeam)of California. Do you think that is farther left than Pluto?

the walking man said...

But do you have the clothes for this new thing you do...You do know that clothes makes the pimp don't you?

Dianne said...

hilary - thanks :) I hope it'll be entertaining

jay - I enjoy them too. I think you'll like Thom

travis - he is, and so are you

queen size funny - I'm working on it, wading thru the hundreds of photos I took!

cloudia - I always thought so too ;)

betty - I would think so! want to reign supreme with me?

walking man - I have a crushed velvet jacket in fuschia and a big ass hat ;)

Matt-Man said...

I would check out Thom, but I make it a habit of NEVER reading anyone who is open-minded and thoughtful. Cheers Di!!

Dianne said...

matt-man - BUT you read me so what you're saying is ... Oh OK, I get it ;)

Bond said...

Anyone who hangs with Pluto is cool with me...

OH WAIT, that would be you and you already know I think you are cool...

Thom sounds cool...

OH BREAST PUMPS! Bring it on...will there be pictures? Videos?

Sorry...one of those days

Dr.John said...

I like Thom as well.

Dianne said...

bond - I love when you have 'one of those days' - the lactation specialist will be giving my DIL tons of material - I'll see if I can get an extra set for you ;)

dr john - he is one of those people who is easy to like :)

quilly said...

You did a great job of pimping Thom. I'll buy. Here's my quarter ...

;) Seriously ...

Thom is my friend on both sides of the internet and -- despite being loud, overbearing and obnoxious -- is a genuinely nice, caring and friendly guy. I am blessed to have met him and I am certain your readers will feel the same!

Thom said...

Ohhh Quilly...only a quarter? Pffft.

The Old Fart said...

I like Thom as well, he is a good friend who I met through Quilly and her blog. Like Thom I also drive buses and we have a lot of stories that are quite similar.

We are lucky to now Thom, he is good food for thought.

Bill

Thom said...

Thanks Bill...sometimes, well most times, a bit punch...but what the hell. :)

CG said...

Thanks for introducing me to Thom :)

Breat pumps...I tried to use one - once. It was scary!!

Frank Baron said...

Breast pumps are funny.

Don't forget the pics! ;)

ROSIDAH said...

Hi Dianne, I didn't know that you were pimping blogs :). I so agree to your choice here. I have met Thom through Music Monday in late April and we have been good friends ever since. I really enjoy myself at his personal blog. I love his warm and open personality. He also shares a lot of great memes and quizzes, like you said. I'm happy to read that the baby shower went on well. What a wonderful occasion. Have a great day :)

quilly said...

Well, Thom, I thought I might seem chintzy if I asked for change back. ;)

CrystalChick said...

If you are the Queen Democrat, then I surely must be a Princess or atleast a Lady in Waiting or something. LOL
Thom sounds neat. I'll check his blogs out. :)
You could double your readership if you would just post pictures of nekkid ladies and their breast pumps.... just saying... LOL

Natalie said...

(1) I have never been comfortable with blog rolls or having "followers". It reminds me of a popularity contest which elicits a recoil response from me.

(2) Pluto IS still in the solar system, but it's planet status has been downgraded to "Dwarf Planet".

(3) Oooh, I hope grand baby is born on my birthday (July 8). And I can't wait to hear about the shower!

(4) Hugs and kisses and ear scratches to Mia and Siren!

Bond said...

So, pictures of breast pumps yet?

OH and come by on Thursday please....

Kay said...

Cool shout out, I am all about the happy happy TV blog!! Yay tv blogs!

Daryl said...

Crazy day yesterday somehow I missed stopping by .. so was she surprised?

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Nicole

disa said...

I love it ! Very creative ! That's actually really cool Thanks.