2010-01-27

Blog Loving

The other day I had a weird realization. I was talking to a friend (about what I can't remember...) and I said something like 'that happened to a friend of mine.' She asked who? Undoubtedly, wondering which one of our many mutual acquaintances I was talking about... I paused and then replied 'Um, 'cough' myblogfriend 'cough''.
In that moment I realized that I can never make fun of those people who play World of Warcraft again. It was always such an easy target, they spend hours online and form relationships with people that they have never met. And now I see, I'm no different.
It's true. Through blogging I have 'met' people who I'm sure I could meet up with and fall into easy conversation. When something happens to them (a job situations, a loss, a pair of too tight pants), I sympathize and I feel for them. My name is Jentine and I have online friends. True story.
I also have online crushes. Really, all I need is a virtual husband and some virtual pets and I'd be all set, wouldn't I? Anyways, back to the crushes... I haunt these ladies blogs frequently, they all have good taste, they are unique and have better grammar than I do... Check them out!

Song of the Exile
crush-song of the exile
I love Julia's haphazard approach to layering. Her photography is amazing as well. The colours are saturated and she makes an abandoned object look like it belongs in a magical land. But even more than her style and photography, I love her writing. It isn't often that I feel completely tongue tied by writing. In fact, it hardly makes sense to be tongue tied because, the luxury of responses allow us to think and mold before we write. Julia will write a particularly thought provoking post and I'll be all gung-ho to respond and then I suddenly can't think of the right words to write. My vocab is reduced to the level of the text messages sent by a 6th grader(seriously, do 6th garders need a cell-phone? Never mind, we'll get into that some other time...). Lol Julia, you always look gr8....


crush-kendi
I somehow stumbled upon Kendi's blog and I was instantly hooked. Her 'about me' reads as follows...'People think that when you get married and move to a small town,that you should get pregnant. i started a blog. (it's a girl).' In a far too personal way, I can relate. Her style is approachable and always pretty. I know half of fashion blogging is about getting outside of your comfort zone and pushing the limits but it should NEVER be at the expense of how you look. She gets that. Another great part of Kendi's blog, is her cute way of identifying where her outfit was purchased. You know, if I had computer skills, I'd totally rip off her idea and run like a bandit. However, I don't have computer skills and I'm in winter hibernation, so no running for me.

These are my three current crushes. If you want to be all high school, you can crush on them too...
P.S. I just saw that Have a Cute Day put up a feature about me... and they called me humble! Which I love but I do think I need to work on my humility. That said, Matt and I do always talk about how good-looking, funny, smrt and humble we are...
Thank you so much ladies for featuring me! I am now, indeed, having a cute day!

19 comments :

k said...

i'm not new to blogging, but i have recently been enamored by the style blogging world (previously i mostly stuck to craft and lifestyle blogs, which sort of encompasses my own blog too). your own blog has been a great discovery and i am a big fan of sara and kendi as well!

i know just what you mean about referring to online friends, guess i can't make fun of video game geeks anymore!

Julia said...

Me, a haphazard layerer?!?! Never! Haha, you're so right -- I often throw things on and run with it and sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't, but I'm especially flattered by your kind words about my writing. I think your own comments and posts are so witty, I'm honestly surprised you think mine stack up! Cyber friend, I salute you! I think you're so badass with your landscaping and sewing, and your cats and man and your Canada. I didn't realize your full name was Jentine -- that's so Sci-fi! I'm in love.....

xx

amanda said...

omg! for realz, girl, i luv ur blog:) you always make me laugh and you have mad style. i'm totally going to check these blogs you've featured. thanks for sharing!

Leah said...

Julia is my online crush too... I love her style and I love that she writes really well.

Linda said...

You are my online Crush Jentine....nah that makes no sense. I can't even name all the girls I have a crush on...does that make me a lesbian?

Fabulocity in Amish Country said...

This is awesome! I love Julia at Song of the Exile.... and the other 2 are new to me, but I'm going to check them out definitely! :) Thankssss!

Holli said...

Wow, thanks for these links...and I am pretty sure that I went to school with Julia back in the day in NC???? Small, small world. Planning on emailing her to confirm. Love your blog, love these blogs too...

Sal said...

I'm a huge fan of Sara's blog, but hadn't seen these other two. Thanks for the tips! Oh, and I know just what you mean about bloggy buddies ... so many friends I haven't met yet.

briannelee said...

Hahahahahahahahaha, I totally have blog friends too... you of course are one of them :)

I can't wait to check out these ladies' blogs. Thanks for sharing!!!

SWF_Terra said...

I'm a big fan of Julia and Sara. Since I heart your blog (and clearly your taste), I imagine I'll fall for Kendi's too. Julia and Sara are both genuinely kind people, which comes straight through the computer screen. I'm so glad you featured them!

orchidsinbuttonholes said...

The feeling is entirely mutual, Jentine, but thank you so much for the kind words! Julia's a recent add to my Reader and thank you for linking to Kendi's blog - she's new to me and a welcome discovery.

I love having style-blogging friends-I've-never-met - it's wonderful being a part of such a great, inspirational group.

Eyeliah said...

nne of these gals are in my reader (thou I am familiar with the gorgeous OiB). Will add them thanks. :-)

Taylor Sterling said...

great blogs! I have to check them out!

Christen said...

I really loved reading this - it's funny how blogging can change a person's worldview. It definitely has changed mine.

MARISA said...

haha love this post!

i actually was laughing out loud. i get more excited by certain blog update crushes...than phone calls. sick and twisted but true.

Fashion Therapist said...

Hahaha LOVED this post. And you're right - I can never make fun of my husband for playing Call of Duty with is "buddies" who are made up avatars and screennames.

Thank you for sharing this list. I can't way to check out their blogs.

Kendi Lea said...

Oh my gosh!!! Not only am I blushing right now but I am as giddy as a school girl! I feel like I just won an award :)

I must be honest and say that I've pretty much followed you since you started and have adored your style. Let's just say this blog crush is mutual.

Tamia said...

So glad to hear I'm not the only one who doesn't know what to call my blogfriends. I'm sure if I met them IRL we'd be BFFs, but it kinda freaks people out in a you-must-be-a-sulky-online-gamer sort of way when I mention people I "know" online.

Thanks for pointing out these blogs--I know of Julia, but Sara and Kendi are new to me. I'm totally ripping off Kendi's Photoshop technique, btw.

Second Skin said...

Oh girl I totally feel you. I have been humbled more than once by the "Real" people in my life about my "blogfriends" but the truth is we are all real people! And I like some blog people more than some of the real people I know! SHHH! I love your girl crushes here! It seems I collect crushes faster than boots these days! You are definitely on my list lady! I really really wish we could go shopping together! I'll show you my shops if you show me yours ;)