There are people out there.
People who read the words I write here.
It amazes me still.
And then there are people.
People who not only read the words I write her, but who really love them.
I have tried to get these people into counseling.
They are stubborn.
I have calls out to several physicians and local judges, but these things take time.
Because I worry about these people making their own medical decisions.
I bet these very same people are the reason there are laws that state you cannot shove a moose out of a moving airplane in Michigan. The big questions of course are: 1. Why did such a law actually have to be crafted, and 2.Does that mean shoving a moose out of a stationary airplane is totally copacetic?
Some amazingly wonderful, gifted, potentially unbalanced but utterly lovely individuals have bestowed some bloggy awards upon my fair carcass, and other than offering heartfelt thanks upon their blogs I have done, well, squat about them. And me with my irrational pursuit of all things gracious and good-living-ish. -10 Martha Points.
Today they will get the thank you’s they truly deserve.
JB from Homemaker’s Pensieve:
JB is lovely and routinely leaves funny comments on my blog. In addition, she once posted a graphic I made for her and did “Nyah! Nyah! Nyah” at all her readers. This, let me tell you, is good for one’s ego. I believe that she has also seen a medical practitioner about that little rash and should be good to back to “work” any day now. JB shared “The Versatile Blogger Award” with me, and well, I think I deserve that one. I’m nothing if not versatile. I’m practically the chicken of the blogging community.
But, you know Bloggers. A cut-throat and vicious group of women if you ever saw one. Not to be outdone by JB, Janice from Lights.Camera.Life. also shared “The Versatile Blogger Award” with me. Note the change in graphics, though. This means that someone out there got the award and just didn’t think the first badge exuded enough of the “Versatile Vibe,” if you will. People, people. Zen. Be the badge. No need to monkey. And I know the monkeying was not Janice. She is too calm and gracious to look at the award someone gave her and say, “You know, it’d be lovely if only…” Janice has also recently signed up for a tri, so it is highly likely that I will stop liking her sometime soon as she’ll probably beat all my times after approximately 11 minutes of training.
Now, Roxane at Roxane’s Days knows the way to a woman’s heart. Gifts. Loot. Booty (in its original meaning.) Stuff. People, are you listening? I can be bought! Email me for lists of sizes and preferred brands and colors. Roxane did a quicky, spontaneous giveaway on Twitter for a iTunes gift card and I won! And I’m parsing out purchases slowly like the annoying little sister who eats her Halloween candy one piece a day and still has some left at Christmas when you finished off all yours before getting home on October 31st. I did buy two songs from the soundtrack to “Les Mis” last night though. See how deep and artsy I am? Roxane gave me the “Sunshine Award.” And while it may or may not be appropriate for me, it was certainly appropriate for her. Roxane lights up a” room” when she comes in (I had to use quotes because I have never actually been in a room when Roxane has walked in it other than online, but she sure lights up the virtual spaces she’s in) and you wouldn’t even know that she paid everyone off.
Sometimes someone get so enthused about something you write, so energetic, so worked up, that it does a number on you. “Yes, yes!” you think,”I’m amazing! I’m the next Erma Bombeck! Any second now the email asking me to write a regular feature for the Chicago Times is going to show up! I know it!” So it is possible that these people are doing nothing but setting you up for huge disappointments and need for anti-depressants.But Cass, over at Casa di Cass, is one of those people who has cracked up so hard at things I’ve written that I am sometimes convinced that I’ve got some actual mojo over here. And in addition to that, she gave me her own personal “AwesomeSauce Award.” The piece that pushed her over the edge was “The Princess and the Pain,” and, were it not for the fact that I wrote it owing to a trip to the emergency room, it’d be one of my personal faves too.
And here is an award I actually earned. Having convinced Liz over at A Belle, A Bean and a Chicago Dog, KLZ over at Taming Insanity, and Nathalie at Mommy of a Monster that I can be as ruthless and cold-blooded as the next blogger with a piece called “Snark Bait“, I was promoted in The Family to “Made Man.” I am still waiting for specific instructions on who I get to squeeze, ice, threaten or leave a horsehead in the bed of with this promotion, but you know how big beaurocracies are. These things take time. There are policies and procedures to follow and the unions can be murder. But I’m sure I’ll hear any day now.
That wraps us this edition of “People Who Think I’m Great.” Some of these awards are of the “pass along” type, but after the first few, it seemed a little awkward to keep doing that. So I’d like you to take a gander at that list over on the right hand side of the blog. These are blogs that I love. These are people who support me, who encourage me and tell me that I’m doing something entertaining over here. And their blogs are all amazing reads with wonderful things to share.
Incredible people abound in this world we all share.