1. Monday, August 4, 2003

    i have a lot of favorite blogs. 

    but the ones that i keep going back to day after day week after week month after month are the blogs written by the ladies.

    and this weekend i was trying to figure out why this was, and i think its because the best blogs that i like are the personal ones that have to do with stories and emotions and real life and nuttiness and i know youre not supposed to pick favorites but youre also not supposed to do a lot of things that i do.

    and i think right now my favorite writer and favorite blog is the always entertaining and dangerous splink.

    unlike Bunnie (who has been my favorite for a long time) who even in her weakest moments is totally together and in control and sexy and wonderful and adventerous, our girl flagrant always seems on edge and crazed and paranoid and yet Still seems sharp and smart and fascinating and surprising.

    for example she is totally freaked out to roam around LA, her hometown, in the daytime, and yet she’ll fly off to Bali alone to combat bugs and strangers and foreign languages and SARS with no worries whatsoever other than getting her frequent flier miles.

    i want to think that she writes her life in a more dramatic way than it is, but something about her tales are very believable, and it makes me super happy that she keeps on blogging it down and keeping herself out there.

    some might look at what she writes as being crazy. you might even look at what she writes as being crazy. i dont think shes the slightest bit crazy. if anything i think shes awesome.

    splink takes great pictures, has decent taste in music, is living a traveler’s dream, but most importantly she writes about her parnioas and complexes and issues in an educated and creative way.

    people have said that they feel blessed that good bloggers dont charge for the entertainment that they provide, i feel blessed that we get this sort of stuff at all, because typically people who can provide the sort of blog that flagrant does are either too nuts to write it down properly, or too paranoid to keep it going or to keep it on the web.

    like Bunnie, flagrant also has successfully remained anonymous, only photographing her shoes or a hand, or a shadow, which is a tough trick to keep up.

    so i have imagined her as a blonde mandy moore (pictured).

    regardless, she has proven that its the words and stories that matter, not the pictures of the author.

    rock on valley girl.

    when you seriously do dump your supermodel boyfriend and buy a house in santa barbara and look for a husband, all i can say is look no further.

    a year ago i interviewed flagrant + her old blog + her new blog