Again, this week’s selection was difficult to make. I read a lot of cool blogs of a wide variety of genres, none of whom need an award from me for validation and my criteria for choosing a blog for this award are pretty random. It’s just one that I follow and read on a regular basis and makes me think I would like, at some point in life, to meet the author and have coffee with them and pick their brain. This week I chose Petra over at Erratic Engineeress. She has wanted to be part of my family for a while and now is as good a time as any to also add her to the family with Lydia and Ben and my sister, and Ashley and Amber and Andreanna and the rest of the people that don’t come to the top of my head at the moment and I can’t think to list them. I am thinking of calling Petra my redheaded step-child only because of her red hair and because I don’t have one yet. I have enough blondes, for sure. One of her many good qualities is that she likes cheese, almost to the point of fanaticism, which is really cool. She was also a featured character in a couple of episodes of Ben’s story over at Brother’s Campfire. I hope he will bring her back when he starts his next story.
Petra is from Slovenia, a small country in the Balkans that is shaped like a chicken. No, really. When I first started reading her blog I noticed she said that a lot and I couldn’t really get it until I looked at a map. It really does look like a chicken. Not that it matters, but it was an interesting thing to learn. She is a mechanical engineer who enjoys traveling, oftentimes by non-conventional means. Erratic Engineeress is a travel and food blog with other advice pieces thrown in for good measure. She takes interesting pictures of interesting places and describes them so well it is easy to imagine them. She also does that when she writes about food. If my wife and I ever get a chance to travel to Slovenia we have a standing invitation for lunch at her house and from what I’ve seen it may be worth making a special trip.
My award does not require any backlinks or answering a bunch of questions or finding a bunch of other bloggers to tag. She can put it in a post or place it on her blog, link to me if she wants, or do nothing whatsoever with it, but I am offering the “Herb likes this blog and would like to have coffee with this blogger sometime,” award to the interesting, intelligent and eclectic blog, Erratic Engineeress.