Friday, August 19, 2005

Guest Editor

In Living Color

Guess who is Guest Editor this week!!!! ME!!! Mary in charge! Fasten your seat belts, it's going to be a bumpy ride. (Thank you Joe and AOL)
 
It appears my curse for the past several months has been this...if it appears easy, it is not!! I have so many favorite journals that I read, to pick out only a handful was extremely difficult. Yet, I persevered and narrowed it down to several journals that I believe have not been featured as of yet. 
 
In no particular order..............
 

A Spiritual Journey by Michael. How did I find this journal? I don't know, but I love it. Michael is telling his story in such a fascinating fashion that I am going to use his words to describe it."The  journal chronologically documents my life, which has been rather exciting, and at times, pretty dark...and my musical journey...which is ongoing.  It includes my gigs with bands like AC/DC, Buddy Guy, Rick Derringer, and many, many others." He is very gifted and I wait with anticipation for each new entry.
 
One-Way Passage. What can I say about Jon that does not sound like I am gushing on and on! He is a multi faceted individual who is a fabulous writer. Okay, I'm going to gush. He is interesting, smart, witty, funny, good looking and man oh man, can this guy write. His observations and comments range  from the events in the Walmart parking lot to his poignant entries about his family.
 
A Pennies Worth written by Penny. And in my opinion is one of the best journals in AOL- Journal land. She is blond and proud! I stumbled on Penny's journal sometime ago and each one of her entries has been filled with wisdom, humor, compassion and something magical. She is one of the most endearing and positive attitude woman I have had the honor to read.
 
Coming to Terms with Middle Age by Lisa. Now this is one smart lady! Her entries can leave you thinking for days. Lisa and I began our journals around the same time and I do not think I have missed a single one of her entries. I can't say enough nice things about her.
 
Lotus Martinis by Gigi.  This journal just has to be experienced. It defies description! The AOL-Journal IT girl if ever there is one! Another gifted writer!
 
Hey, I see a pattern forming here!
 
The above journals have been my Friends for a long time.  As our Journal community approaches its second birthday and continues to grow one can not help but remember how it was in the beginning. When the community spirit was born. There are lots of new journals that are worthy of attention and yet it is difficult to find them. Here are two that I recently ran across and find very enjoyable.
 
Mark's Daily Journal by Mark (gasp!!). A truly sensitive and nice man, Mark is a wonderful artist and shares his talent with us. Lucky us.
 
CeeGee at Large by Cyndy. Very new and very entertaining! This girl is gif crazy! I'm certain that this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.
 
And last, a non-AOL journal that I love. Super Hero Journal by Andrea. A truly inspiring journal with a very talented young woman who is a writer, a creative jewelry designer, a wonderful photographer and a terrific person. Her entries are works of art.
 
Trust me.

43 comments:

xzasporated1 said...

YAY You!  (And I love the leisurely photo...)  Congrats and great picks!

I adore Pennie and Cyndy.  Now I must check out the others.

~~ jennifer

dcmeyer420 said...

Hmmm, mint julep and black-eyed Susan... You are the pimp, Mary!!! LOL. Yes, Ma'am, I'll check out your choices. Why? 'Cause I trust your taste...

nellemclaughlin said...

I already read Pennie and Cyndy G I will check out these others too. I love stumbling upon new journals although at this point, I am limited how much time I can spend reading all the new and interesting ones. Yours is a MUST READ though! :)

gdireneoe said...

Congrats!...nice pedi...LOL.  Thanks for the great links.  I keep saying I am not going to add any more right now...;)  C.  http://journals.aol.com/gdireneoe/thedailies

sistercdr said...

Yay, Mary!  What wonderful picks.

rap4143 said...

Congratulations.  The guest editor spot is a great way to introduce us to new blogs.

I'm so glad Mark was one of your picks.....he's a very talented, supportive and nice man.
Betty

sunflowerkat321 said...

Congratulations...you've got some great picks there.  I'm with you especially with Lisa and Jon.  I've been reading them as long as I've been in j-land and they've both become very dear to me.

deabvt said...

Hey! Guest Editor!!
Congrats!!!
V

suzypwr said...

Congrats~!
xoxo

indigosunmoon said...

Congratulations Mary!
Great list!!
Connie

chasenkids said...

YAY!! I'm so glad its you! And I'm glad to see a recent picture of your fine self!! Congrats! Off to check off your blog links!

~Jaime

ryanagi said...

Great choices. :-)

sieblonde said...

Congratulations on being chosen for the Guest Editor.  I can't wait to go explore your choices.  Sie -

cw2smom said...

Some great picks Mary!  Thanks for your hard work in narrowing them down!  I am a regular reader of several of these, but welcome new ones to my ever growing list!  Congrats on being this week's editor!  Lisa

martinsek5 said...

Thanks Mary!  You did a great job as editor!  I will check them out and probably get hooked on more journals!  Pamela

artloner said...

YOU GO GIRL!!!!!  


*applause, applause, applause  :)

andi

coy1234787 said...

   Great job Mary ... you've picked some of my favorites and some of my soon to be favorites, I can tell. I vote that you always be in charge ;-0
   
                               *** Coy ***

artloner said...

ps: LOVE the pics...here AND on the Journals page...everything's comin' up roses! (or blackeyed susan's, in this case) !!!

andi

tendernoggle said...

Thanks for giving us the tip on SOME VERY GOOD journals...I already read Pennie's journal...she is not only a beautiful lady, she has a beautiful soul and it shows through in all her entries...not to mention she is also a wonderful writer....
Carlene

st0rmwhispers said...

Great choices!  I am particularly fond of Lisa and Pennie's journals....

They are brilliant.

mlraminiak said...

Ms. Mary, I thank you SO much for the honorable mention.  I remember...you were one of the first people to read and comment on my journal.  Seems like forever ago...  I have never been one much to cultivate recognition from the journal elite.  But I am proud and humbled that the recognition came from YOU!  Lisa  :-]

sassydee50 said...

YAY Mary~Congrats! I know it must be hard to choose...Can't wait to see the new journals featured. Still showing off those pretty feet I see?! ;-) Sassy

http://journals.aol.com/SassyDee50/SassysEYE

jcrazytrain said...

Hi nice to meet you and congrats! I see why You were picked. :o) D
http://journals.aol.com/jcrazytrain/healthandfitness

jcrazytrain said...

LOve the site Meter how do I add that? Thanx D

mavarin said...

Congrats!  I'll try to check these out over the weekend.

garyvp said...

Hey! Congrat's! You have a wonderful journal. Keep up the good work. Love your stuff as always.

GVP
http://centerginc.com/gvps-way/

redhotka said...

Oh this is great Mary....very nice feet! LOL If I'm ever bored I'll check them out.

txsguinan said...

Congrats on being editor!

And I can't thank you enough for being so nice and making me one of your picks!  It was completely unexpected, and I can't tell you how much I appreciate your kind words and support.  It means so much coming from someone whose writing I respect and enjoy.  You're a doll!  (And I don't just mean that adorable pic on the homepage....  :)  

blondepennierae said...

Mary, Congratulations on being selected Guest Editor!  You granted me a unique honor when you chose my journal as one of your Picks.  To be considered by someone that is as well thought of as you is amazing in itself, but to actually be chosen is a wonderful gift.  Thank you so very much.  Pennie

yakima127 said...

Yeah!!!  Guest editor!  Great picks!  JAE

freeepeace said...

You fricken ROCK!!  Great choices from you and excellent choice Joe made by having YOU be guest editor!  I love to see quality reads on that screen.  And might I add, that's a bee-U-tee-full picture of you!  Have fun this week.  xo

thelovetrain said...


Look at you in your Alphawomanness, and your Guest Editorness, and your Pink Flipflopness...

... You're just plain fanciness! [:P]

~Brian @---->---

http://journals.aol.com/thelovetrain/tracks/

cneinhorn said...

did I already tell you great picks this week?  well, I'll tell ya again!  and congrats again too ":-)

~  www.jerseygirljournal.com

jayveeconcerto said...

Congratulations on being a Guest Editor, Mary! And a wholehearted THANK YOU for selecting my humble blog as one of your favorites. Wouldn't you know it? I was away from my computer this past week and didn't find out the news until just a few moments ago. Sorry for the delay. I guess now I'll be forced to write a brilliant new entry in my journal, just so I won't look bad.....    Love ya (hey, don't tell your husband!)   Jon

onemoretina said...

Congrats .... and enjoy your week in the spotlight !  Tina

plittle said...

OK, see, I added all of your picks to my bloglines subscription for a trial run, but I forgot your journal. D'oh!
-Paul

jeanno43 said...

Great choice of blogs, I shall be checking them out.

http://journals.aol.co.uk/jeanno43/Family

krobbie67 said...

Awesome! Congratulations! I love your picks too. I'm not sure I've ever seen Gigi or Lisa highlighted and it is way past due. :-) ---Robbie

ls1firebirdsgurl said...

congrats...i am this weeks featured journal

robbush6 said...

Well, look at you in your pink lounge chair sipping your pink drink, picking journals. It is nice to see your smiling face and your pretty feet, in living color, out and about.

charlesp550 said...

WHOSE FEET THEY ARE DOESNT MAKE ANY DIFFERENCE.  THEY ARE GOOD LOOKING.  IF I WAS MARRIED TO YOU I WOULD RUB THEM ALL DAY JUST TO MAKE YOU FEEL GOOD.   CHARLIE

charlesp550 said...

I STILL SAY YOUR FEET ARE VERY PRETTY.  WITH YOUR PAINTED NAILS AND PEDICURE, AT LEAST IT LOOKS LIKE YOU HAVE ONE.  

charlesp550 said...

SORRY CANT SAY ENOUGH ABOUT YOUR PRETTY FEET. THEY STILL LOOK SO GOOD.  CANT GET OVER THEM.  SORRY BUT THATS THE WAY I FEEL.  CHARLIE