Last weekend, Dimples won first place in one of her synchronized swimming competitions. As she grinned from ear to ear while accepting her blue ribbon, I couldn’t help feeling proud – and jealous. It’s hard to be an adult sometimes, when the opportunities to win awards are few and far between. As I’ve reminded everyone several times, I am addicted to accolades.
This is why I blog. The blogging community has all sorts of honors to bestow, and it seems like there are new ones being invented all of the time. My goal is to collect every single one of them on my Awards Shelf.
To that end, I have a couple of new awards to announce; the “Crack Up” and the “One Lovely Blog” have been recently conferred upon me.
The “Crack Up” was generously passed on by an opinionated mommy named KP.
The Hobbler tapped me for the “One Lovely Blog Award.”
Thank you, Ladies, for helping me to feel validated and less envious of my nine year old daughter.
As veteran bloggers know, these notches on our bedposts do not come without a price. Every single one of these fabulous prizes have rules. No one has told me what happens if you break the rules, but we might find out in the next couple of days because I am feeling a bit rebellious and a lot lazy.
I have already thanked my benefactors, so that requirement has been fulfilled. But, I can’t remember what the other expectations are – and I am feeling slightly passive aggressive – so I am just going to make them up. If you want to know what the actual rules are, please click on the links for the wonderful blogs listed above. Even if you don’t want to know the actual rules, I highly recommend you visit them anyway.
Since I know that I like to be recognized, I feel it’s only fair to recognize some other people. But I know it’s overwhelming to the readers to suddenly be accosted with a bunch of links. Therefore, I am going to limit my own awarding to one person for each award (this is where the Blog Police might come and take me away as I am blatantly defying the award criteria):
If you really want to “Crack Up”, I think you will not be disappointed by visiting “I’ve Become My Parents.”
And the “One Lovely Blog” I would like to recognize is “The Middlest Sister.”
There are tons of other blogs I love to read, and highly recommend, on my Blog Roll. If I was not feeling so lethargic, I would invent an award for each and every one of them. As it is, you should find it a true testament to their value that I even found the energy to create a blog roll for the sole purpose of honoring them.
I think I am supposed to tell you some things about myself, but I highly doubt you want to know anything at this point, since you are either cussing me out for not honoring you, or you don’t give a flip about these awards anyway. I will tell you that I have a secret trick for getting out of handcuffs, so if you are planning to arrest me for breaking the blogging laws, you might want to reconsider your method of capture.
And, on that note, my acceptance speech is complete.