Thank You for Seeing Me Again

“Danke Schoen, darling Danke Schoen.
Thank you for seeing me again.
Though we go on our separate ways, still the memory stays, for always, my heart says, Danke Schoen.”

Gotta love that Wayne Newton.   You also gotta love Bassa, the Caucasian Shepherd Dog, who lives in Tbilisi in the Republic of Georgia.  Bassa reports her adventures around Tbilisi with an eye for detail and amazing photography, particularly considering she is all paws.  I’d like to give Bassa a Muchas Danke (TexGerm for Thanks a Bunch!) for awarding me the Liebster Blog Award.  Apparently, this means in German that I have a “Dearest Blog”.  And I owe this honor to all of you, the ones who keep “seeing me again”.  Here is the award:

It looks even better on my award shelf!

No Blog Award is complete without its fine print, which, for this particular award, reads as follows (I tried to make it as fine as I could.):

1. Thank the giver and link back to the blogger who gave it to you.  2. Reveal your top five picks {with less than 200 readers} and let them know by leaving a comment on their blog.  3. Copy and paste the award on your blog.  4. Hope that the people you’ve sent the award to forward it to their five favourite up-and-coming bloggers and keep it going!

The tricky part of this requirement is #2 because, as many of you know, some of us like to hide our number of followers.  So, in one fell swoop I will probably alienate most of the people who read my blog.  Either you will be gratified that I gave you this award, and then wonder why I leapt to the conclusion that you have less than 200 readers, or you will be deeply hurt that I did not give you this award even though your numbers are low and you comment every day.  So, before I roll out the list, here are my caveats:

If you got the award, just assume that I gave it to you because I thought you deserved it, saw no evidence on your blog that you’d received it before, and noticed from your archives that you’d been around about as long as I have.  And don’t read the next line.

If you didn’t get the award, just assume that I thought you were so great that I could not envision a universe where you would not already have more than 200 followers, and I did not want you to think I was being condescending by offering you an award.

O.K.  Everyone happy now?  Well, probably not.  I guess I should have maybe posted the caveats after I revealed my list of awardees – not before.

Anyway, here are my five:

Middlest Sister – This creative paper artist wows me with every new post.  I would love to purchase a book of her carefully crafted stories.

Not Quite Old – She is definitely not old, has great fashion sense, and a wonderful sense of humor.  And I love her infrequent illustrations.

I’ve Become My Parents – This blog of advice to a young son is hysterical and scary true!

Life of J.Wo – Check out Jason’s comical “Open Letter to the Bathroom Guy“, and I dare you not to empathize – or laugh.  And be sure to look at his pictures of his bulldog, Savannah.  It’s okay.  You can say it.  She is so much prettier than Wonderbutt!

Trask Avenue – My favorite things about “John’s” blog are his photographs – truly amazing!  But I also like his wicked sense of humor – such as in “To Do List: Jesus of Nazareth (undated)

I leave you with a quote from Ferris Bueller, my favorite Danke Schoen lip syncher extraordinaire (and if you don’t think you’ve seen anything good today – well, come back tomorrow, and it will be probably be worse.):

“Ladies and gentlemen, you are such a wonderful crowd, we’d like to play a little tune for you. It’s one of my personal favorites and I’d like to dedicate it to a young man who doesn’t think he’s seen anything good today – Cameron Frye, this one’s for you. “

Posted on November 21, 2011, in Blogging, Uncategorized, Writing and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 18 Comments.

  1. Why thank you! You’re much too kind!

  2. Thanks! I always check your blog first!

  3. Thank you! Your blog always makes me smile 🙂

  4. writingandrecovering

    I love your caveats. I wish I could have written something like that when I was giving out the award. let’s pretend that’s on my blog, too. 😉
    Now I have add Ferris Bueller’s Day Off to the list of movies I have to watch this weekend! I don’t think I have enough time to get through all of them.

  5. Great post thanks. I really enjoyed it very much. You have a great blog here. Thanks again for sharing.

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  6. Congrats! Well deserved. 😉

  7. Your post shows, as all of your posts do, that I made the right choice!! Congratulations 🙂

  8. ooooOOOO a couple of new ones that I have not read yet. I love this kind of stuff. You so very much deserve the Dearest Blog award because it is one of my dearest blogs to read.

  9. I’m so ashamed that I haven’t thanked you yet. I was in Mississippi over Thanksgiving and while the interwebs worked the laptop I had was horrible which made getting online a pain.

    I’ve very honored by the award and have been showing it off around the office today. Take that b!tches!!

    If Savannah is awake for more than 5 minutes today (she wasn’t yesterday because the trip wore her out) I’ll tell her you think she’s pretty. hahaha…

    Thanks again and sorry I’m so late in responding.


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