It's been awhile since I've done one of these, but I've found myself more and more frequently reading Rachel over at Tinkerty Tonk. I scroll through all the hundred or so blogs I follow and everyday there's at least one thing she posts that I stop and read. Rachel is a librarian that has an in your face, truthful wit that I find fascinating. Her constant struggles with her car and work at the library are entertaining as well, though not so much for her I'm sure.
In between joining blogroll coalitions and taking the odd online quiz, Rachel discusses terrorism, politics, pop culture and her daily life. Her blog recently celebrated it's one year anniversary and she finally tells us how the hell she came up with Tinkerty Tonk and how long she procrastinated in starting her own site.
One thing that was holding me back--or so I told myself--was an unsuccessful search for an obscure PG Wodehouse quote that I had seen in a preface to a book of short stories. It was something about how people are driven to write and gave as an example the chappies who write letters to the editor about the first sighting of the cuckoo in spring.
I just didn't feel there was a market for Rachel's Ramblings or Sawyer's Stray Thoughts. So again I turned to the master. But in my fever to get this thing off the ground, my mind went blank and Tinkerty Tonk was the only bit of Wodehouse that I could remember. Naturally, I thought of better titles a few days later...
And in doing this entry I found some more things out about her that we have in common. She reads books on Rome, would have Julius Caesar to dinner and if she had a choice, would have multiple houses around the world. Myself I'd pick one on the west coast, one on the east coast, one in Italy and one somewhere in Asia -- maybe the Philippines -- all locations that provide good jumping off points to locations anywhere in the world. Finding all of that out about her though, I think I just fell in love ;) Most people when asked those types of questions would buy one big mansion and horde stuff like Charles Foster Kane. Not her.
Her tag-line for her site "...and I meant it to sting" is fitting. Go check her out.