I simply can’t travel again. Too many cool things happen that I miss. Plus then there’s all the travel drama. People lose pets on planes (was it really a snake and they just told us it was a puppy to keep 225 San Francisco bound passengers from becoming hysterical? I think that’s the likeliest story.) I get addicted to treats that don’t exist in my part of the country, and it rains. (It rained at home too, but I was more resentful of the rain that pounded on my head while I was supposed to be enjoying Springtime in Upstate New York.)
But one of the cool things that happened was that the Lovely Liz over at A Belle, A Bean and a Chicago Dog (which may be simply one of the Most Excellent blog titles of all time along with Time To Make the Brownies because, well BROWNIES!) bestowed her coveted “Chicago Dog” award upon me.
Here’s the hunger-inspiring badge:
The criteria for The Winning of the Dog is as follows: The “Chicago Dog: Everything But Ketchup” award salutes bloggers who have what I find to be just the right mix of ingredients…without any ketchup. Witty, smart, sassy & true-to-life! Sprinkle on a little sarcasm, and you’ve got yourself a true Chicago Dog award winner.
And she picked…moi! And I…I…I don’t know what to say! (I’ve got to do a better job at not losing my acceptance speech notes at the press party. Me + ad libbing = Giant Fibs. I do things like claim that I made out with Matt Damon at the last awards ceremony and then John Cusack doesn’t speak to me for weeks!)
Embarrassed disclosure: I put all sorts of crap on my hot dogs. Mustard, mayo, ketchup, relish, onions, tomato, cheese, Grape Nuts, shredded coconut…The dog becomes principally a delivery mechanism for condiments. I’m kidding about the Grape Nuts and shredded coconut. But you know me and lists…I have inhibition issues.
So despite the fact that I might get arrested/excommunicated/shunned for the ketchup thing, I hope Liz continues to be happy with her selection.
I know that I was happy to BE selected. And….I could skip the ketchup. Once. Maybe twice. But that’s it people!
It is possible that I have more issues than just lists. Let’s just all agree to find them charming.