Hey, check it out! As the new kid on the block, I look up to a number of blogs and social innovators [find a more adoring list of them here], and sometimes THEY NOTICE ME. Yes, I’ve flashed back to grade school, and this starry-eyed freshman has made eye contact with the cool Seniors Table. Fingers crossed they ask me to sit with them during lunch some day!
Apparently a bunch of Trekkies, up in arms over my Ex-Applebees Comrade, thought my addition to the gratuity conversation was worthwhile.
The Washington Post: I made it to the top five stories to read in the BUZZ[gasp!]
FamousDC: manners made it to Hyper Hill’s top four links April 12th
DCbogs: compared Columbia Heights to the sinking of the Titanic— it’s not what it seems, and was an interesting read
Scout Mob: they agree this chivalry is notable
Cupid’s Library: Vic digs my dating vocabulary, and wrote me my first love letter
I’m a winner!
Yes *insert sarcastic tone of voice here*… You know me, it’s how I do. But seriously, I’ve recently been endowed with two awards– that’s right, not one, but TWO, thankyouverymuch— and now I get to brag about it. For those of you goobers that are only ever on WordPress because I’ve harassed you [yes, Mom, you’re a lovely parent for caving], there have been a slew of e-mail-chain-esque “awards” going around the blogosphere like a funky confidence-boosting virus. They’re not a legitimate deal, but they made me smile… so until the day I get picked up by The Washington Post (HA! as if), this is what I have to run off of.
The first I’ll start with the one I most recently received, though it wasn’t the first.
Oh wait, that’s not actually what the award is for… Evidently, it means “Awesome Blog Content”, not just Jackson Five’s catch-phrase. That’s…. actually touching. I’m getting warm fuzzies! So the rules are simple here: you thank the awarder [seriously, check out her blog; she’s become a go-to for moral support when I become irritated with the whole book-writing idea], and then use each letter of the alphabet to describe yourself.
Brilliant! I LOVE talking about me! It’s probably my third-favorite hobby; I’ll let you toy around with guessing the first two. [Winner gets a cookie! Or maybe just a blog award.] Obviously, my ‘M’ word isn’t going to be ‘modest’…
So me in a more literary nutshell:
absurd, brilliant!, compassionate, dynamic, eloquent, fierce, genuine, headstrong, innovative, jocular, kaleidoscopic, learned, mystifying, nurturing, overprotective, patient—HA, yea right– progressive, quirky, revolutionary, sarcastic, tricksy, unreserved, visionary, worldly [yea, I said it], xenophile [look it up!], YAY!, zesty
And now the best part: spreading this viral love with someone else! Without a doubt, “Awesome Blog Content” has to go to my number one favorite on here: Transman! He hands-down has the most profoundly funny blog I’ve read, chronicling his experiences raising a family while in transition. Read it: that is not a suggestion, but an order. F’reals. I adore it.
[I also recieved the 7×7 Award, details to follow.]