Montana n: A state of the northwest United States bordering on Canada. Admitted as the 41st state in 1889. The fourth largest state in the union, it includes vast prairies and numerous majestic mountain ranges.
Syn: Treasure State, Big Sky Country, Last Best Place.
Jones n: slang. An addiction or very deep craving.
Wednesday, March 22, 2006
That fine list of blogs over on the side there has been in need of an update for a while. Finally getting around to it.
While revising my blogroll I had planned on categorizing it into the blogs I read daily and the ones I only hit up only once in a while. Create a sort of A list and B list for the Montana Jones blogroll. After thinking it over I decided that was a stupid idea. Instead I am going to lump everything together in one list. I know the ones I want to read today and the ones I don't. You probably do too.
I had to drop Hollywood & Montana off the list. Annie is done blogging. She has thrown in the towel. Sad, but life happens. As I like to say, change is good.
Here is a quick roundup of the new blogs on my list.
4&20 blackbirds When I first saw the name I thought it was a drug reference and I got confused why many prominent Montana bloggers would want to link here. Turns out it is a very thought provoking new Montana politics and issues blog. Well written.
City Lights When I caught myself constantly digging into my bookmarks to find Ed's timely and well written blog I figured I would just make life easier for myself and stick him on the list.
Dave Budge I am pleasantly surprised when I encounter thoughtful people. I don't always agree but Dave does a good job speaking his piece.
F-words A new find for me. A well written lady from Idaho. I think I shall pay attention, see what she has to say.
Give a Moose a Muffin... Sometimes it is nice to look in on the lives of other friendly people.
The Monkey Cage I don't think I could put up with a screeching, poo flinging monkey every day. But some days you need an extra giggle.
Patia Stephens This is one of those blogs that is just comfortable to drop in on once in a while. A plain, calm voice that won't scandalize, sensationalize, pander or exaggerate. She keeps a pretty good blogroll too.
Views from the back row Founder of the famous (infamous?) Half Nekkid Thursday. Many a fine Friday morning can be wasted surfing his blogroll.
Funny, I'm about to completely overhaul my blogroll, too. I'm just not quite sure how ....
You know, you're not the first person to assume the "4&20" part of "4&20 blackbirds" has to do with pot smoking. Funny, I didn't even think of that when coming up with the names.
The origin is much simpler. It's from the children's ryhme:
"Sing a song of sixpence,
pocket full of rye,
four and twenty blackbirds
baked in a pie,
when the pie was opened,
the birds began to sing:
wasn't that a dainty dish
to set before the king?"
You see, I've got toddler twins. I think about children's ryhmes all the time.
(Hi Patia! I went to school with you!)
There is more Jones in the archives: February 2005 March 2005 April 2005 May 2005 June 2005 July 2005 August 2005 September 2005 October 2005 November 2005 December 2005 January 2006 February 2006 March 2006 April 2006 May 2006 June 2006 July 2006 August 2006 September 2006 October 2006 November 2006 December 2006 January 2007 February 2007 March 2007 April 2007 May 2007 June 2007 July 2007 August 2007 September 2007 October 2007 November 2007 December 2007 January 2008 February 2008 March 2008 April 2008 May 2008 June 2008 July 2008 August 2008 September 2008 October 2008 November 2008 December 2008 January 2009 February 2009 March 2009 April 2009 May 2009 June 2009 December 2009 January 2010 May 2014