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January 7, 2007

I want to live with a cinnamon girl...

"Now there's an interesting looking site."


As I walked across the landscape of the blogosphere a couple of nights ago I happened upon a most interesting soul. From the moment I began perusing her profile I couldn’t help but notice how many interests we seemed to share in common. She reads many of the same books I read and it is as if she is a musical clone of what I’ve been listening to for years.

At first I thought she was simply a blog about knitting. There is nothing wrong in blogs about knitting, but I usually prefer blogs with a bit more topical depth to them. However, as I continued reading her older posts I soon discovered how wrong I’d been in my first impression.

By the time I finished reading about her adventures I’d met her well dressed husband, a good friend of hers named Jane and a couple of groovy looking dogs. Oh, did I mention that my new friend is a midwife?

Did I mention that she gardens? How about the fact that she kayaks? Oh, I almost forgot, she travels to exotic places like Thailand and takes wonderful photos of her adventures. The variety and pure volume of her activities exhausted me just reading about them. I can’t imagine how she finds the time to participate in everything she does.

Now, I seem to have developed something of a reputation for introducing interesting people to one another on my blog. It just seems to be something I’m good at and if that is my unique blogging talent then I’m happy to contribute to the community in my own small way.

With that being said, I’m kinda of worried about making this introduction. You see, two of my very best blogger friends are wizened wizard and pepper. They are two very special women and both are cut from a different cloth than most of the rest of us. They are true outdoors women. They embody the pioneer spirit of the women’s movement and I love the example they set for younger girls to emulate.

Why am I afraid of introducing them to my new friend? Folks, I get the feeling that when these three women get to communicating back and forth we may never hear from any of them ever again. As much as the rest of you are going to enjoy meeting TutleyMutley, I believe the wizard and pepper are going to fight over who gets to adopt her first.

Well, as usual I’ve made the introductions. Now, it is up to you to stroll over and welcome to the neighborhood a pioneer woman I hope will become the newest member of the wonderful community that seems to be developing around here.

Without further adieu I give you, TutleyMutley.

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39 Comments:

Blogger C-dell said...

Cool I often hit the next blog button and meet new blogs. You can find interesting blogs. In fact I visted a blog that is built around that premise.

January 07, 2007 5:51 PM  
Blogger bardouble29 said...

Dirk- Thanks as always for great recommendations...keep it up!!!

January 07, 2007 6:12 PM  
Blogger Peanut said...

OMG...

I'm heading over there now.. knitting is one of "my" things too... and you might well regret telling this... because now I know (before I get there) that we have midwifery in common.. (that's what I 'did' in the UK before I came over here)

clicking outta here!!!!!

:o)

( http://thepeanutmm.blogspot.com )

January 07, 2007 6:55 PM  
Blogger Peanut said...

One more thing that she and I have in common..

We both talk the same! Both of us from the UK too.. glad you linked, I really am! :o)

January 07, 2007 7:09 PM  
Blogger eddie said...

have to cheak it out boss, sounds like a good spot

January 07, 2007 9:21 PM  
Blogger annie said...

hi again, dirk star
thanks for the visit...
you've been linked-hope that's cool with you.
i like the idea of looking around, here in blogworld. you never know what you might encounter.

January 07, 2007 9:38 PM  
Blogger HeatherinBeautifulBritishColumbia said...

Hey Dirk, thanks for sending me over to meet TutleyMutley. I love her writing style - she's a pleasure to read!

January 07, 2007 10:42 PM  
Blogger whimsicalnbrainpan said...

I'll check it out.

Just one problem, if I start reading too many more blogs it's going to take me the whole day just to read them all!

January 07, 2007 10:53 PM  
Anonymous Rose said...

It is always interesting new people. Some return to your blog others never do. I'll drop on your new blogging friend.

January 07, 2007 11:06 PM  
Blogger Kati said...

Ooooh, another blog to visit frequently. Like I needed any more.... *sigh* Ahhhhh well, certainly looks like a nice one. Ya know, if I'm not careful I'm never gonna be visiting YOU, because I'll be spending so much time visiting all my other "neighbours" that you've introduced us to. ;)

January 07, 2007 11:10 PM  
Blogger Jay said...

I have done as requested. I don't know how you keep finding all these great blogs.

January 07, 2007 11:29 PM  
Blogger bardouble29 said...

Yes Dirk it is very quiet on the blog front tonight...but as the evening wears on a few of our neighbors have called at a "hello"

January 08, 2007 12:23 AM  
Blogger ~Deb said...

Thanks for the new reading material! There are such interesting people out there in blogland. Sometimes people are judged by whatever post they have up, when in fact, the entire blog consists of so much more.

January 08, 2007 8:34 AM  
Blogger KSHIPPYCHIC said...

I have always wanted to learn how to knit... mother never had the patience to teach me I guess. I will say hello as well!

January 08, 2007 8:50 AM  
Blogger Crashdummie said...

Wow, your kinda like the blogg matchmaker huh? Wicked!

January 08, 2007 8:55 AM  
Blogger G-Man said...

I don't knit much, but I trust your opinion. I'll keep checkin in..

January 08, 2007 9:17 AM  
Blogger Malnurtured Snay said...

I don't care for knitting but I like the afghans my grandmother knitted for me.

January 08, 2007 9:19 AM  
Blogger The Wizened Wizard said...

We all are working our way upstream; some of us are slightly more experienced in maneuvering the boat. TutleyMutley seems to have some wonderful things in her kayak.

She would be quite comfortable in the enchanted forest (and would find several like-minded souls here, as well as some wonderful places to paddle).

Wizards don't fight with each other... nor do we disappear on our friends...

Don't worry, sweet one.

January 08, 2007 10:26 AM  
Blogger Pixie said...

Oh I love Type O negatives version of cinnamon girl...Now I will have to go and dig it out for a listen.

I wish I had the time to make the effort to visit new blogs I have trouble keeping up with my regulars, as you well know!

Go Dirk!

January 08, 2007 11:13 AM  
Blogger Craig D said...

OK, OK!

I made a blog entry!

Happy?

January 08, 2007 11:36 AM  
Blogger russkal said...

Just droppin by to say thank you for making a Princess happy on her special day.

We had a simple celebration, but you guys made it special.

Thank you Dude.

January 08, 2007 11:42 AM  
Blogger masgblog said...

Neil Young....another great Canadian lad.....thx for the Tutley Mutley referral....I'll be sure to visit in the future....

January 08, 2007 12:14 PM  
Blogger The Wizened Wizard said...

Did I call you "sweet one"?? My bad!

Burn me at the stake indeed! ZAP! You've been STAR-STRUCK!!

(Never piss off a wizard...)

January 08, 2007 1:31 PM  
Blogger The Wizened Wizard said...

That would mean watching them on TV, wouldn't it? Didn't I tell you we cut the cable to the satellite dish? No more TV in this part of the forest!

But okay, I've buried the hatchet. (The first time, I accidentally buried it in Gnome Istoo Luvim's thick skull, but he didn't even notice, so I removed it and... huh? You don't want to hear about it? Oh, okay.)

Where were we? Oh yes. Buckeyes. Rah. No... RAH!!!

I think you're just afraid I'll STAR-strike your team...

January 08, 2007 2:30 PM  
Blogger Zen Wizard said...

I wonder if she would knit me a custom codpiece?

I don't really want one; I just wonder if she would do it.

January 08, 2007 2:50 PM  
Blogger The Wizened Wizard said...

You have put me in a difficult situation... Having checked with Google Gnome, I am informed that the buckeye nut is considered a good luck charm, relieves pain of arthritis and rheumatism (something the damned carpal pain in my thumb could certainly use), and resembles the eye of the buck deer. It is eaten by many of my gentle forest friends.

But - as you are well aware - wizards also love and protect the predators of the forest... The gator may be reviled by the masses, but if one looks hard enough, a smidgen of good can be found deep in his cold heart. He too must eat.

Buckeye, gator... gator, buckeye... buckeye, gator. Oh, all right, I'll side with the gentle creatures this time: Go Buckeyes!

January 08, 2007 3:04 PM  
Blogger Betty said...

Thanks for the link. I sure do like this bloggerhood. I enjoy your blogs, too.

January 08, 2007 3:57 PM  
Blogger Meander said...

you are very skilled at bringing people together in this blog realm. can a career be made at what you do?

January 08, 2007 4:30 PM  
Blogger paris said...

You have a very interesting sight..I'll be watching and ready more...the one thing that caught my eye was the tye-dye comments. I had beed the maid of honor this past summer in a wedding that wasdone in nothing but tye-dye..very interesting and colorful in fact all the guest where requested to wear tye-dye clothing also...thank you for the lovly coments too...;)

January 08, 2007 6:07 PM  
Blogger Jodes said...

very very cool blog you have. I came over by way of g-man

January 08, 2007 6:24 PM  
Blogger sarala said...

I'll go over there and meet your friend as soon as I'm done typing.
Have a good week.
S

January 08, 2007 9:09 PM  
Blogger notfearingchange said...

Hey you took down a post...

I"ve just tagged you:

6 weird things about me....

Have fun.

January 09, 2007 12:08 AM  
Blogger The Wizened Wizard said...

Uh... I'm sorry... There was a small crisis when this little four-year-old troll threatened to steal my magic... By the time I got him under control, those Gators had... well, let's not even talk about it. Sorry I let you down.

January 09, 2007 7:56 AM  
Blogger Erin O'Brien said...

Dear Mr. Star,

I do not knit. Although I enjoy knitted things. I once tried to knit my husband a wanker warmer, but used an inferior wool and the whole thing did not turn out well.

I shall visit your new friend.

Thank you for your support--

Erin O'Brien

January 09, 2007 8:23 AM  
Blogger Cinderella said...

I agree with everyone eles, you have a knit for this kind of thing. I however do not knit. No one ever taught me, in fact, I can't even sew!! Whoaaaaaa is me =(

Sorry about Ohio, but I was rooting for you, I swear I was!!

January 09, 2007 9:21 AM  
Blogger Citymouse said...

thanks for the tip

January 09, 2007 10:20 AM  
Blogger Jay said...

Dirk. I just thought I'd wander by to check on my neighbor. I hope you are doing okay after having a bad night last night. Hope all is well.

January 09, 2007 12:39 PM  
Blogger Tora said...

oooh, and TutleyMutley won a BoB-Award! Just like you did!

She indeed seems very nice :)

January 09, 2007 1:26 PM  
Blogger TutleyMutley said...

I AM, indeed to goodness, very nice. I am also overwhelmed by all those visitors! In fact I think I'll have to go lie down.
What a great write up -
Does this mean I now have to keep my blog up to date? I mean, no pressure, ay?


Thank you soooooo much Dirk-Star and a huge hug all round. mwah! mwah!

Oh yes, and before I forget, custom codpiece? Hmmmm. I will go away and contemplate this, Zen Wizard.

Or maybe I'll just stick to reading the latest Christopher Moore purchase - Cayote Blue - which is more of the same ilk.

January 12, 2007 1:44 PM  

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