I’ve been using Google Reader for a week now (I’m not scared anymore!), and I can’t tell you how much relief I feel; I’m not missing a thing on all two billion of my most favorite blogs, and I feel like I’m saving time like crazy. I updated my blogroll. At least I think I did. I’ve got blog bookmarks all over the place on this computer!

Anyway, I wanted to give some props to three of my new fave blogs; I hope you’ll check them out if you haven’t already. (Go on, you know you want to.)

The “Blog” of “Unnecessary” Quotation Marks: Oh my “goodness”!! Mrs4444 turned me onto this one which, for a writer (or a teacher!), is either a “nightmare” or a “dream”. It depends on how you look at it. I don’t think I need to say more about it; check “it” out!

Dear Mr. Man is written by–who else?–Mr. Man. I connected with him through Dad Blogs, and he is a great guy. He is a husband and dad of two, and I like his blog alot because it is thought-provoking. Many of his posts are in question/answer form, like this one. He writes timely pieces that beg for discussion, like the recent “Burger King, Have you lost your damn mind???” I have enjoyed getting to know Mr. Man on the internets, and I think you should get to know him, too! Mr. Man is also on Twitter: follow him here.

This Full House is written by Liz, a wife (of Garth, not his real name) and mom of four. The six of them live in a house with seven rooms. That in itself would insure the comedic factor, but the funny is tripled by Liz’s hilarious writing. She recently called me her “mommy-porn muse”, which made my day. I mean, how many times do you get called something as fabulous as that??? I love reading Liz’s blog because she is also the mom of teens, and we moms of teens have really got to stick together, you know? She and I have shared a lot through twitter too (follow her here), like the time she was complaining about her cat’s barfing habits:

Liz: Why do the animals always choose to puke on the carpet and NOT the floor…oh, and the kids, too…seriously!?!?

Me: I think you have to train them to do that. (the animals, that is) That’s what I did with my dog. Only trick she knows. LOL

Liz: Cat puked on the dining room rug and then moved to the living room rug, missing all the floor space in between, you’re welcome!

Me: I think my beagle just ate a piece off a live rabbit before it hopped away. I expect the pukeage to begin at any moment…

Liz: You win.

I can’t wait to bond over more puke stories with Liz at BlogHer in July. Wait, that doesn’t sound good, does it?

Anyway, check out these three blogs; heck, add them to your reader! And tell ’em Melisa sent you!