So, Mary, from Tales From the Edge of Sanity, consider yourself contagious with "The Indie Virus". (Follow the directions by clicking on the links for Pearsonified to infect others if you dare.)
You see, Pearsonified has started a small, casual social experiment, it's called "The Indie Virus." Here's how Pearsonified describes this experiment:
The experiment, henceforth referred to as "The Indie Virus," has two goals:*
1) To bring exposure to lesser known blogs (especially those outside of Technorati's top 100);
2) To explore the metrics behind a viral linking campaign launched by the 'little guys' (less popular blogs).
Also, Oshee, from Hallucinations has been infected with the "The Indie Virus". (She's from Arizona, but is posting about a visit to Seattle, too, at the moment. How about that?)
Finally, Sarah, from The Cleft of the Rock has also caught "The Indie Virus".
Check out these blogs and say Mel sent you. (Thanks to Shalee of Shalee's Thoughts for including me in this internet virus.)