Monday, November 24, 2008

Inspiration and Thanks.

Happy Thanksgiving!

I am taking a few days off from the blog to enjoy the holiday, to spend time with family and friends, enjoy my 20 year reunion, nurse a potential hangover and be thankful.

I am very thankful for all of the people who stop by Poop and Boogies. Seriously, thank you for reading. It means a lot to me. I know most who stop by here do not leave comments but, could you do me a favor, and de-lurk this week and tell me what Blogs you are thankful for.

Here a few blogs that I am thankful for. Each is different and each one inspires me. Some are funny, some are insightful, some are so well written you can't help by be inspired by the style and voice of the author and some are just by inspiring people. The thing that draws me to most of the blogs that I read is that you can sense the positive vibes from the authors. Go read a few and leave them a comment that I sent you.










Circus Kelli

Oh the Joys

Rude Cactus

Doc Ern

What Was I Thinking (Turkey Post is up again)



I Wright



Mr. Big Dubya


Donovan Quads


Yaniv said...

Judging from my inclusion on this list, it is clear, sir, that you have no taste.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Ern said...

Thanks for the shout-out!

Besides the ones you mentioned (I think we run in similar blog circles) and yours (of course!) I will mention a couple that I am thankful for.

Mandy at "I Don't Know, I hope So" is always authentic and inspiring:

Mike's Birding and Digiscoping blog gives me lovely pictures of birds when I can't get out to see them myself:

One of my dear friends recently started blogging, and she's off to a great start over at Managed Chaos:

(Sorry, it seemed like a lot of work to look up the html to link them in standard bloggie fashion. I suck.)

Ern said...


Anonymous said...

Its your professionalism that I respect.

Anonymous said...

Great list! I know JP will be excited to be included.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

Anonymous said...

Happy Thanksgiving. I am not generally a fan of blogs, but enjoy yours and Gigglepotamus.

Whitney said...

Delurking to let you know that I think you are hysterical! I have 2.5 year old triplets and love your take on parenting. When I have a hard day, I can count on you to make me laugh. I am thankful for your blog! Happy Thanksgiving.

mrtl said...

Happy Thanksgiving! I take it poor Lauren gets default designated driver. Lucky her.

Anonymous said...

I am grateful for my favorite blogs (listed below) for many reasons. One, it keeps me looking busy at work. But more importantly they remind me that I am not alone in my parenting worries. Every parent out there goes through the same fustrations and joys as my husband and I do. For that, I give thanks.

My favorites are: Pioneer Woman, Mandajuice, Dooce, All & Sundry, Betsy Shaw on Baby Center, Poop & Boogies, Oh My Stickin Heck, EurekaBlyth, Catherine Newman and Rand Cooper.

Joyce said...

I'm a recent lurker. I'm a mom to four boys ages 14, 12, 10 and 9, and a new 5 week old daughter. I don't have too much time to read blogs, but I enjoy yours and Pioneer Woman's. (


H said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

Anonymous said...

Happy Thanksgiving!

I don't read many blogs, but aside from Poop & Boogies, I love:
All & Sundry
Dad Gone Mad

Have a great reunion!
*retreating back to my lurking position in the corner*

Anonymous said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you.

I'm a fan of Practically Wisdom. Except when he is falling off ladders.

And I am addicted to lurking over at Snickollet.

-s- said...

Also delurking to say that I am a huge fan of your blog. However, I am begrudgingly thankful for the post on Yo Gabba Gabba. My twin daughters (20 months) are now fully addicted and require at least 2 infusions of TiVoed DJ Lance and the crew per day.
Other blogs that I can't get through a day without are:
4tunate -

Caffeinated Love (though she hasn't written in a while) -

The Fitz Boys -

The Cupcakes -

The McNulty Quads (where I picked up the excellent tip of duct taping diapers. So awesome!) -

The Backyard Dallums (yummy food and cute babies) -

Pepicek in Powderhorn -

and Steece's Pieces -

I do have my own blog, but I fall down on the job A LOT. It's reading all these blogs!
But seriously, thanks so much for Poop and Boogies. It's a dose of sanity for me.


Anonymous said...
happy thanksgiving! :)

Lois Lane said...

I am thankful for your talents, sharing your family with us, and all the laughs!

I hope you and your family have a great holiday. Don't drink too much!

Anonymous said...

Have a fabulous time with everything, Bill!

Rachel said...

I'm thankful for yours and I, Wright's.

Have a great holiday!!!!

Anonymous said...

Delurking to add to my favorite blogs

Poop and Boogies
LA daddy
Dad gone Mad
Boobs, Injuries & Dr. Pepper
Because I said So
the 2scoops

enjoy your thanksgiving


Anonymous said...

Another delurk-ee... some of my faves:

Anonymous said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family! I'm thankful for you, and my many blogfriends.

Bogart said...

Can I delurk or is that something that has already been broken...sorta like being a virgin?

Anywho...thanks for the bump...I would list other blogs, but it seems every time I start reading one with any regularity, they stop writing. I think there are 4 or 5 that I finally added to my favorite's and they stop writing within a month.

I blame I'm No Belle for that trend.

Happy Thanksgiving and all that jazz. I hope it is a great day for the fam.


PS...Claire always laughs when you comment...even when you envied the tiger for getting to eat her.

jaacs said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you also!

My favorite blogs:

Yours, of course.
Pioneer Woman
A Daily Scoop

April said...

Aw shucks Bill! I'm gettin' all misty eyed.

Happy Thanksgiving to you, Lauren and your little Turkeys!

Much love from the west,

inklenaomi said...

Happy Thanksgiving

delurking to highlight the faves

poop and boogies
weird unsocialized homeschoolers
planet nomad
toast floats
the yarn harlot
cathy in the wright

may you eat much turkey and sleep in front of the tv in peace

Anonymous said...

Susie ( is one of my favorites, too. Her turkey post made my husband laugh.

I love to visit Hilary over at for her beautiful photos and prose.

David's positive attitude lifts me from the duldrums and challenges me to be the best I can be:

Mrs. G. makes me laugh daily at

Happy Thanksgiving!

mr. big dubya said...

Did I not get the memo that today is De-Lurking Day?

Anyway, I'm gonna echo (a bit) Rattling - by including me on your is apparent you are a brilliant and wise man.

I was wondering why your site was showing up so much in my StatCounter.

Anonymous said...

I love your blog and This Fish Needs a Bicycle on Nothing like a Poop and Boogies post to make my day when I'm feeling down about this unemployment thing. I'm a delurkee also, with a 3 year old little lady, who keeps me in stitches!

Cat said...

Thanks for the shout-outage. I feel so honored... No, I'm not crying, there's just something in my EYE, okay?!

(Although I am not feeling too terribly loquacious right now, truth be told. But soon! I know it!)

Also, I hope you and yours have a happy Thanksgiving holiday.

JP said...

Hey, thanks for the props! I am not sure I fall into the "inspirational" category, so I'm thinking you get some positive vibes from me. I have that in abundance!

eclectic said...

Aw Bill, thank you. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your beautiful (growing) family!

John said...

I haven't even been lurking lately...I have been absent from the blogosphere for some time. I have always enjoyed yours, though. I am going to endeavor to blog on a somewhat regular basis.

Anonymous said...

Another lurker here coming out of the woodwork...Happy Thanksgiving to all the 'Mericans and here's my list of favorites I'm thankful for:(URLs for those I haven't seen listed yet)

Poop and Boogies (duh)
Boobs, Injuries and Dr. Pepper

Dad Gone Mad

Anonymous said...

oh oh oh I forgot a couple lol
Susie, always inspirational (what was I thinking)

and this guy makes me laugh till I cry...alot...

Anonymous said...

Hello Bill I am along time lurker and am finally coming out. Love yoursense of humor and look foward to the reads and comments. I am a geezer dad of 50 to a soon to be 3 year old on 12-28-08. I have the extreme pleasure of beeing a stay at home dad, grew up in Philly and currently recide in Hollidaysgburg,PA

tricki_nicki said...

Thanks Bill, you're such a sweetie - and you know you're one of mine and my husband's faves. Long live Poop & Boogies!!

Chris Cactus said...

Happy belated Thanksgiving!

A.West said...

de-lurking to say Happy Christmas (hey - it's after Thanksgiving but before Christmas - good compromise)

To be honest, I have a 3 month-old and don't read much anymore. I post on my own blog when I can, and even that has been sporadic, at best, lately.