September 9, 2005


Good Friday morning to you! Is it me or has this week lasted forevah? I'm tired, I've got a headache and I'll be in meetings half the day dealing with issues I'd much rather fool myself into believing don't exist. But I'm happy. Because it's Friday.

Now, for your mission - take a minute, delurk if necessary, say howdy and point everyone else to the greatest blogs we're not reading (or maybe we are). Pimp yourself, pimp your friends or pimp your family members. Easy enough, right? Now, do it standing on your head while whistling the theme from Barney Miller. Okay, I'm kidding. But just about the head-standing, theme-whistling part.

Posted by Chris at September 9, 2005 7:45 AM

I'm delurking and whistling, but I'm having trouble with the standing on my head and typing. And yes - I'm pimping my blog: CosmoGRRL!.


Posted by: Marie at September 9, 2005 8:06 AM

howdy, and here are some of my favorites:

people in every direction
my own: master b.

happy friday!

Posted by: misifoota at September 9, 2005 8:11 AM

Great pic, Week has been longer than forevah, and I cant wait till next wensday. So I am sure the weekend will drag as well. Hope your meetings go well.

Motherhood is Not For Wimps.

Waiters Rant

and Armymom in Training

Thanks for letting us pimps our blogs.

Posted by: Angelia at September 9, 2005 8:13 AM

Delurking finally.

Rockstar Mommy


The Sarcastic Journalist

Posted by: Betty at September 9, 2005 8:17 AM

Go Read AliThinks.

Now. And every day. She's really special.

Posted by: Allan at September 9, 2005 8:19 AM

Have a great weekend, Chris!

Posted by: Allan at September 9, 2005 8:20 AM

totally gotta pimp myself here:

also, these other really cool people:
das uberbrain

i'll just stop there. :)

Posted by: Judy at September 9, 2005 8:20 AM

Oooh, I love pimpin'! First, everyone must go visit Ms. Q at She and Chris are my two favorite bloggers! (mrburns)Excellent!(/mrburns)

And of course, I hope you'll all visit me at Not as witty or well-spoken as Rude Cactus, but occasionally entertaining in a banal way.

Thanks Chris for the pimpin' forum! Can't wait to visit new blogs.

Posted by: mooalex at September 9, 2005 8:20 AM

OK, I'm Heather and my blog is

I don't know if I'm totally entertaining, but you can learn what Friday Night with Frank and the Fidos is all about.

Posted by: Heather at September 9, 2005 8:38 AM

Happy Friday, Chris! Enjoy the weekend, I know I will.

Posted by: Milly at September 9, 2005 8:52 AM

Come see me, my duaghter is starting her own business and we need traffic!

Posted by: JuJuBee at September 9, 2005 8:52 AM

or Daughter...rather ;)

Posted by: JuJuBee at September 9, 2005 8:53 AM

Hey feller!

Have the headache too....but have the Friday happys to temper the headache. Tonight = Chianti and maybe EVEN a bottle of Bordeaux, ya know, if I get too thirsty.

Here are three blogs (all completely different one from the other) that I am particularly enjoying lately...

1) HipMamaB -

2) Superhero -

3) True Confessions of an Antisocial Bitch

Posted by: wn at September 9, 2005 8:54 AM - i like making fun of celebrities.

Posted by: Denise at September 9, 2005 8:55 AM

Happy Friday...Isn't it always the short weeks that seem to last forever?

Traffic seems to have drifted over at my place...Therapy please come visit. Also, you should stop and see has some interesting insight.

Posted by: Krush at September 9, 2005 9:00 AM

my two favorites (besides yours of course Chris!) are actually community blogs.

a community weblog:

a community photo blog:

Posted by: Pinky at September 9, 2005 9:12 AM

I like Superhero too ( as well as Callalillie (I hope that's right I can't check here at work!) and
Mighty Girl

Posted by: carrster at September 9, 2005 9:19 AM

There are several really good blogs by men and their families who are surviving testicular cancer. My brother in law is cancer free now! his is the first one...

Posted by: SueBec at September 9, 2005 9:27 AM

Awesome picture. Have a great weekend:)

Posted by: Adi at September 9, 2005 9:39 AM

I've just been off the radar due to the hurricane, so it almost FEELS like delurking - and it's been a LONG two weeks -

of course I will pimp out MY blog

and one of my favorites, Marilyn - http://marilyn,

Posted by: samantha at September 9, 2005 9:49 AM

Just saying Hello!

Posted by: Queen of Ass at September 9, 2005 9:55 AM

I don't remember the theme from Barney Miller but I am standing on my head and trying to whistle.

I will pimp my own blog

I also want to pimp: (shameless plug for my husband's blog)

Happy Friday!

Posted by: donna at September 9, 2005 9:59 AM

Gorgeous photo!

Posted by: Sonia at September 9, 2005 10:01 AM

Delurking because you asked us to...

mine -

a friend's -

Posted by: Charlotte at September 9, 2005 10:04 AM

Well, there's always me. Because, you know, I'm just that self-centered.

But the one you really should be reading?
Hello from Oz
My adorable friend with a dog-sitting business that drives her insane. It's a great time.

Posted by: ~L. at September 9, 2005 10:04 AM

Posted by: Theresa at September 9, 2005 10:17 AM

This is a cool idea, Chris. I'm totally heading back to this post to check all of these sites out as soon as I get this work off my desk. Yikes.

In the meantime, folks can stop by and visit me, if they are so inclined:

The Space Suitcase

Happy Friday!

Posted by: SpaceCase at September 9, 2005 10:34 AM

Just following orders here!! Scince this IS my favorite blog, rather the whole Cactus-Fish family of blogs. I have to say that also REALLY enjoy and I also have a blog but it isnt up to par with the likes of the above mentioned, but its mine just the same and I say stuff there that makes me feel good so stop on by and check it out and have a superwonderfabulous weekend!!

Posted by: Kelly M. at September 9, 2005 10:44 AM

Delurking to pimp my site: mmmm, brains.

Also recommending A Socialite's Life because it helps me take my mind off more serious matters.

Have a great weekend.

Posted by: erika at September 9, 2005 10:52 AM

Chris, I owe you so much for introducing me to such fine musical fare. Keep up with the recommendations because we seem to be on the same musical wavelength. My blog features an eclectic mix of whatever pops into my head. It is like Forrest Gump's box of chocolates ... you never know what you're gonna get ...


Posted by: Mike at September 9, 2005 10:55 AM

De-lurking at your urging. I've been reading for awhile, in the shadows. Your daughter is beautiful beautiful beautiful! However, I started reading prior to her arrival. Have a great weekend!

Posted by: Kristy at September 9, 2005 11:13 AM

Ok - THREE guys post comments? WTF? You need some good male representation. So:




And I totaly agree with WN's recommendation for Oh, and I'll whore out my own blog; daddy stuff, politics, surfing, general long-winded rants - it's the blog equivilant of a Phish concert, only without thousands of hippies.

Posted by: Jason at September 9, 2005 11:14 AM

I have been reading and loving:

Bob Gentry

Dell's Diner


And...I may as well be my own pimp :D

Amy's Bad Groove

Posted by: Amy at September 9, 2005 11:29 AM

Everyone should read Ampersand ( and Sundry ( because they are both awesome, awesome women. And you can read me, too, if I may so humbly suggest: Ameliorate (
Thanks, Chris!

Posted by: Heather at September 9, 2005 11:47 AM

Happy Friday! I got pimped by someone else (whoa!) so I am blown away by that. Is it Rude to pimp it again?

Let's see. In addition to lots of them already mentioned here, I really must read
Bonanza Jellybean everyday.

Posted by: Ms. Q at September 9, 2005 11:52 AM

Here's my blog

And a few of my favorites...

An Audience of One

Looking Glass Houses

Ledge End

Waiter Rant

I look forward to looking in on all the suggested blogs!

Posted by: Colleen at September 9, 2005 11:54 AM

who is barney miller? am i too young for this? :P YAY for friday though!

Posted by: tiffanie at September 9, 2005 11:57 AM

My blog is incredibly tedious but since you like photography let me suggest Monkeygirl's Photoblog.

Posted by: wendy at September 9, 2005 11:59 AM

Right now?

and I'll pimp myself:

Posted by: Stacey at September 9, 2005 12:03 PM

TGIF! I'd enjoy it more if I weren't trying so hard to stay awake...

Zoot ( is always great entertainment. She's hilarious!
I also love reading Supine's adventures.(
And who could forget Amalah!(

Pretty blogs:
Fox In Socks (

I have more links on my blog, but I have to get coffee before I do anything else!

Posted by: Kitty at September 9, 2005 12:06 PM

OK, I'll de-lurk to say HI! I've been reading you and Beth's blogs for a while, they remind me of our "new baby days". My babies are now 13 and 16, so I can be nostalgic from this distance. My other (besides you) favorite blogger is Iki at

Posted by: Cindy at September 9, 2005 12:07 PM

I'll pimp my best friend... she could use it right now :)

Posted by: ava at September 9, 2005 12:10 PM

Well since we all know about Chris and his Awesome Blog..

I am pimping my own Blog...come see me babble about everything and anything that passes through my mind.

which by the way.. I just noticed... Chris!! you don't have a link to me??? OMG! I am crushed. forever heart broken. And it's all your fault.

Posted by: Tammy at September 9, 2005 12:15 PM

Whoops My Bad...Heheh had to empty my cache and reload the links page, lol... sorry Chris.. I see me now, LMAO

I know I'm a dork, lol Feel free to visit me daily to tell me so, lol


Posted by: Tammy at September 9, 2005 12:18 PM


there is another blog I read pretty often but not daily (he only posts once a week-week and a half) that's called Anonymous Lawyer....which is obviously the blog of (drumroll) an anonymous lawyer...who is a partner at a big firm in a big anonymous city.

Not sure if this one has mass appeal...but the guy is a fucking RIOT. He baldly says what you think every partner at a law firm is really thinking and because it's anonymous it's completely unapologetic. I LOVE to hate him.

Now I'll check out the dozens of other blogs people have left so far! yay!
good idea

Posted by: wn at September 9, 2005 12:20 PM

Delurking to say hi, yes it has been a long week. I'm new to the blogging sphere I've actually started with Beth's and now yours. I will however take the time to read some that I have seen here today.

Posted by: Shawntay at September 9, 2005 12:22 PM

I'm delurking to say hi and how much I enjoy your blog.

My daughter is 17 mths old and reading about your experiences with your baby makes me remember all of the same kinds of things that we went through when we first got her home. I still don't know why they thought we were competent enough to take her home from the hospital, but so far so good!

I'm not pimping my own blog as I gave it up after about 6 or 7 posts, so it's really quite boring. Keep doing what you're doing though. I directed my husband to the alkie mist & moob posts - we both cracked up!

Posted by: at September 9, 2005 12:23 PM

Oops. Forgot to put my name. That's me up there with the 17 mth old & the boring blog.

Posted by: Melissa at September 9, 2005 12:26 PM

Hello! And happy Friday!

You all can visit me anytime you want!

Posted by: Jess at September 9, 2005 12:39 PM

I don't know who this is but I love her blog. Simple yummy recipes.

Posted by: Melissa at September 9, 2005 12:39 PM

Oh, and my friend Kate if only for her radio blog. She is quite the music geek. Her writing is good too.

Posted by: Melissa at September 9, 2005 12:41 PM

i'm reading it now ... :-)

well, you people could visit my site if you want free tunes on friday. or if you like to put captions to funny pictures. or if you like peanut butter even though that has nothing to do with my site i just felt like adding it because peanut butter really is yummy even though a lot of people seem to be developing peanut allergies which means they'll never know the joy of peanut butter which ought to be a national tragedy if you ask me.

Posted by: tj at September 9, 2005 12:59 PM

I will not be pimpin' my blog...I know it sucks, and I'm ok with that. I will however, shove Andy's blog down your throats:

It has a disclaimer. Any blog with a disclaimer is ok by me ...

Posted by: shannon at September 9, 2005 1:21 PM

Not really a blog, but a series of beautiful photos up for auction to benefit Katrina relief. Seems like a cool way for artists to get exposure (no pun intended...)

Posted by: Joy at September 9, 2005 1:29 PM

My blog is boring. In fact, I'm the single most boring person on the internetwebosphericalblogdom. Or something.

PS Don't go there if you can't handle dying relatives or house-sale angst.

Posted by: bhd at September 9, 2005 1:35 PM

Pimping my own blog:

I read too many other blogs on a daily basis to list them all and I'm looking forward to reading some of the ones listed here.

And don't we ALL read the Dooce? Heh.

Posted by: Lisa at September 9, 2005 2:03 PM

Not necessarily a lurker but here to pimp my site:

It's updated about twice a week and sometimes I can even pull out the funny, especially if I had more readers!!! HA!

Love the pic, Chris.

Posted by: zanie at September 9, 2005 2:19 PM

I am SO late about this, but:
Congratulations on your beautiful, absolutely breathtaking baby girl, who has the most amazing head of hair I have ever seen! I wish you and Beth all the best as new parents.

As for the blogs: Most of my favorites have already been mentioned. One site I think is quite interesting is PostSecret:

And of course whoever wants to can come by and visit me at ... :)

Posted by: Catharina at September 9, 2005 2:23 PM

Great idea Chris! I LOVE trollin' around sites :) Haven't quite got it together enough yet to blog myself - soon hopefully - I'll pimp away at that point :)
Wishing you & yours a spectacular w/e!!!!!!! Glad to hear I'm not the only one that finds short workweeks seem looooooong :/

Posted by: Lainey at September 9, 2005 2:26 PM

I must admit that I am a compulsive lurker and though Im not really ready to admit that I have a problem yet, Im going to go ahead and pimp my site nonetheless.


this gives me a whole new list of sites to lurk..

Posted by: Steph at September 9, 2005 2:59 PM

Yo. This house is crowded with dem pimpin' types! Dayum! I thought you got hit with a messa comment spammers. Dayum. We a little heavy on da pimps and light on da HOES! Bring on da hoes! It's friday! Where da hoes at? Dayum. Ahight. I gotta make like a baby and head-out. I gotta make like a hockey game and get the PUCK outta here.

Peace out.

Blog on,

Posted by: Sam at September 9, 2005 3:13 PM

I recently started a little gift shopping blog/guide:

Posted by: becky at September 9, 2005 3:18 PM

Rude, baby, this is good. I've visited alot of these blogs today. But friend, your spouse's post today is da bomb! Talk about putting it all out there.
C'mon I think the gauntlet has been thrown down.
Top that.

Posted by: dazeymae at September 9, 2005 3:42 PM

Oh well, everyone else put their's, I'm just being chicken. Go ahead and check it out. Maybe I'll be inspired to start again & improve it. Hope you don't fall asleep. :)

Posted by: Melissa at September 9, 2005 4:42 PM

I'm kind of in the same boat, lacking updates recently because I've been so flippin busy - but hoping to redesign soon and get some fresh content and pics up

Plugged and pimped

TGIF indeed - and to think it was actually a shorter week with the holiday

Posted by: E at September 9, 2005 5:08 PM

The Mommy Blog

Weekly Scheiss

The Book Of Shenry

Izzle Pfaff

Season To Taste

Dash Blog It All

Posted by: Sheryl at September 9, 2005 5:14 PM

OK, I'll pimp myself,, and my good friend Gina:

Great idea Chris. Thanks

Posted by: Kris at September 9, 2005 5:27 PM

The best blogs you're not reading:

That and all the ones from here

Posted by: C at September 9, 2005 5:56 PM

After all the CactusFish blogs, I love

Prepare to Meet Your Bakerina>
Keepin Up With The Jonses

and my personal blog of course (which my friend Shawn pointed out that lately has become "all about food") :)CraftyLilDevil
and my cooking club blog that is actually supposed to be all about food. The Red Apron Cooking Club.

Posted by: CraftyLilDevil at September 9, 2005 6:04 PM

What a great way to get a true headcount of your readers!!

I have so many they are all listed on my blog.. the ::c:: if ya really want!

Posted by: ::c:: at September 9, 2005 6:15 PM

My blog isn't worth pimping, but if you want random, senseless, personal comedy, check this one out:

Posted by: Angie at September 9, 2005 6:45 PM

Pimp my blog! Trust me NO ONE is reading :) But, really, you should.

Others you might not be reading and should:
I continue to get a kick out of

I can't wait to check out some of the other links!

Posted by: wavybrains at September 9, 2005 8:02 PM

well I won't pimp myself (I'm a girl, I'm fairly attractive, I have two legs and this is the do the math) but I will pimp a very important book that seems to be missing from your little list. "Youth and Revolt" by of the only books to ever make me nervous that someone saw me giggle to myself, making me look around with shifty eyes just to check.
read will giggle like a school girl--->
sorry about the obnoxiously long link...vomit

Posted by: Stoopidgirl at September 9, 2005 8:28 PM

happy friday.

Posted by: lizabetty at September 9, 2005 9:00 PM

:::waves, goes back to the Sudafed:::

Posted by: Stacy at September 9, 2005 9:33 PM

if you don't already you should, no, you need to visit One Child Left Behind - he's a wonderful story teller.

have yourself a great weekend, Chris!

Posted by: monique at September 9, 2005 9:45 PM

I will Pimp My Blog:

I need the readers. Plus when I do post, it's interesting, at least to me!

Happy Friday Namesake!

Posted by: Chris at September 9, 2005 9:45 PM

de-lurking to say: !

congrats on your beautiful baby girl

Posted by: Lindsay at September 9, 2005 10:01 PM

If you're into celebrity gossip, which I totally am!

Posted by: Stephanie at September 9, 2005 11:29 PM

Hey, everyone, come visit me!

Posted by: Jen at September 10, 2005 9:28 AM

I like

Que Sera Sera
Suburban Bliss
Debaucherous and Dishevelled

Posted by: Jennifer at September 10, 2005 10:21 AM

My favorites are:

1. (my own)
3. (my cousin)

Posted by: Matthew at September 10, 2005 10:29 AM

Pimpin' my blog...This is cool, now I have tons of new reading material!

Posted by: catbird at September 11, 2005 7:43 PM

Posted by: catbird at September 11, 2005 7:44 PM

Ooh..pimping blogs:

Stupid funny

Matthew Good

Canadian Humour

Young but very insightful


Yes, I marginalized someone by how they look. That's how I am.

These are blogs, aside from yours, that I read daily. Aside from my smokin' site, that is. But I post sporatically so it wouldn't be right to pimp my own.


Posted by: Grace at September 11, 2005 8:06 PM

Oops, forgot to fill in my e-mail address since you're very militant about stuff like that. ha

Posted by: Grace at September 11, 2005 8:07 PM

I didn't see either of these and i love them both:

Posted by: wlfldy at September 12, 2005 3:04 PM

De-lurking to say: No one mentioned, yet and I'll pimp myself too:

Posted by: Meredith at September 13, 2005 1:51 PM

Better late than never. . .
Stop by visit and hopefully enjoy.

Posted by: Mel at September 16, 2005 12:38 PM