When I recently, and quite humbly, accepted my Sunshine Award, I credited two wonderful blogs for bestowing this honor upon me – Paws to Talk and glutenvygirl. After that post, it was brought to my attention that one more fabulous blog had also seen fit to honor me. A Fine Day for an Epiphany was the third in a growing line of intelligent bloggers to recognize my sunshiny nature. And what a fine write-up accompanied my nomination! Thanks to all three of you for adding one more award to the shelf. And now, as John astutely observed, I must begin a quest for a bigger shelf!
“Good morning, Pooh Bear,” said Eeyore gloomily. “If it is a good morning,” he said. “Which I doubt,” said he.”Why, what’s the matter?””Nothing, Pooh Bear, nothing. We can’t all, and some of us don’t. That’s all there is to it.””Can’t all what?” said Pooh, rubbing his nose.”Gaiety. Song-and-dance. Here we go round the mulberry bush.”
A few years ago, one of my friends informed me that the Winnie-the-Pooh character who I most resemble is Eeyore.
There is not a really good way to react to a statement like that. Protesting kind of proves the point, unfortunately. And cheerfully accepting it basically makes you a nut-head.
A couple of years later, I took a Winnie-the-Pooh personality test on the web, and was temporarily gratified that the results did not brand me an Eeyore. Instead, I am Rabbit. After digesting that news, I decided that I did not really care for that designation either. Rabbit is quite cranky when you think about it. And a bit of a know-it-all. Eeyore may be gloomy, but at least he is lovable. So, I took the test three more times, varying my responses to the questions. And it came up Rabbit every time. My students joined in on this psychological test, and did not get Rabbit – not one of them.
All of this information that you really didn’t want to know is leading up to my brand new addition to my Award Shelf – the Sunshine Award – an award that, despite its supposed incongruity with my personality, has been bestowed upon me by not one, but two, separate entities. According to my in-depth research, this award goes to “bloggers who positively and creatively inspire others in the blogosphere”. Ah hah! Take that “Mrs. Cap’n Firepants is an Eeyore” proponents! I am positive, woohoo!!!!!
So, a big thanks goes out to Paws to Talk and glutenvygirl for not only completing my Award Shelf, but for realizing that, deep down, way, way, way, deep down, I am a sunshiny person. It’s too bad the people who have known me for years haven’t figured that out yet…
Well, as is the tradition of blogging awards, I am supposed to do something in order to get my cash prize. Something about telling you stuff about me or some such nonsense. Why would you want to know anything about me? Uh oh, was that Eeyorish? That was, wasn’t it? O.K. In that case, let’s just say that I am far too busy to spend my time listing my glorious attributes. Oops – a little bit of Rabbit peeking out right there. Hmm. What would Pooh say? Oh yes. I am very hungry, and I must go now to find something sweet to eat…