Friday, March 16, 2007

Thinking Blogger Award, Gold Version

Today Vijay, of Scan Man's Notes, has done me the honour of choosing my blog to receive this award. Now I'm not sure that he hasn't just chosen me because of my venerable age but I am not about to turn it down because he has linked me with two of my favourite blogs, Dr Rob and Dr H├ębert.

This is an unusual blog meme that was born here and there are some simple rules.

  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 (here is an alternative silver version if gold doesn’t fit your blog).
With the powers bestowed upon me, I hereby confer the award on....

1. Dr Dork (who is passing his medical and non medical wisdom to his readers, along with his wonderful poetry)

2. Dr Sid Schwab ( who is passing his surgical wisdom to doctors and patients with wonder and with some exceptional writing skills)

3. Dr Michelle Tempest (who makes us think about the human condition with her thought- provoking daily posts)

4. Karen Ventii ( a young scientist who elucidates for her readers current and interesting scientific news which affects people's lives)

5. ipanema ( a young woman who gathers articles from all over and writes thought-provokingly about the content, mixed with her own whimsical thinking posts)

Congratulations Winners. Please pass this on to other ‘deserving bloggers’ . Should you choose to accept this mission or not, no matter. But in my opinion each of you deserve the Thinking Blogger Award much more than I.

“Unprovided with original learning, unformed in the habits of thinking,
unskilled in the arts of composition, I resolved to write a blog.”

(The original quote by
Edward Gibbon uses ‘book’ instead of ‘blog’)

Thank you Scan Man and I apologize for cannibalizing your post with my copy and paste sword in order to make mine and for pinching the quote as well. I had to take the gold version of the button whether it matches my blog or not because I always wanted a gold medal for something.


ipanema said...

Ah, another mention in a day? Thanks for this. Gold version? Sounds like a credit card. :)

jmb said...

Hi Ipanema,
Did you get this award already from someone else? I didn't realize. You could have the silver version, no platinum available. No monetary value either.

Ian Lidster said...

Aha -- I got one of those today, too, from Moof's blog.
Thank you for visiting my blog and please come back again. I will do likewise with yours.


jmb said...

Thanks for visiting Ian. You're a good writer, so worth visiting. Me, not so much.

Dr Michelle Tempest said...

I am very flattered and touched by your mention here. Thanks jmb. Michelle

jmb said...

Hi Michelle,
I knew you wouldn't want to carry this award thing on, because you don't have that kind of blog but to my mind you deserve it.

rdl said...

I see we have someone in common, Ipanema, you have good taste.

jmb said...

Hi rdl,
And Rob of course, probably my favourite of all. But I like ipanema a lot. Some great bloggers out there.