One cool thing that I've taken from blogging over the past two years is the interaction that I've had with the diverse people from around the globe. I've debated, learned from, and exchanged thoughts with folks whose blogs reflect their unique personalities.
So as a component of me tracing my walk through cyberspace, I've decided to toss out the occasional "shout outs" to other bloggers out there. On one hand, I guess this is my way of thanking them for edifying me in their own ways. On another hand, this is my attempt to get you hip to other folks out there in the blogosphere.
I was going to start with my amigo the Hippie Conservative but it seems that right now he's got some technical difficulties he needs to work out (yeah, I called you out. Take that!). So I'll go somewhere else for my virgin "shout out" post:
My first featured blogger is my cyber homegirl, Mariana.
I'm not sure when I first met Mari. But since I did, she's become one of my favorite bloggers. Most of her blog follows her day-to-day activities; which admittedly don't necessarily speak to my need to stay hip to all the latest news and social commentary of the day. To that extent, I suppose we don't have much commonality. All the same, I still find myself enamored by how she sees the world; especially as she views it through the eyes of a student. I especially like how she's as fun, socialable, and cool as they come; but she can also buckle down and take care of business when she needs to. I think that what amazes me most about Mari is how incredibly sharp she is. She's successfully finished a four-year degree, graduate school, and her first semester of med school. What's more; she's only in her mid-twenties.
You should check her out some time. I think you'll find her just as interesting as I do.