The wonderful tt gave me the Excellent Blog award last week and I’ve finally decided how to pass it on. This was not an easy feat since I am a newcomer to your big blogger ways and I was worried that I’d somehow do it wrong. This worry was planted in the mossy part of my mind by a blog I read when I had just started blogging. Seems this poor blogger, also a newbie, had an award taken away because she hadn’t followed the rules. WTF!?
Blogging is an art and art should have no rules, or at most the rules should be don’t publish anyone’s social security number or credit card numbers and don’t be an asshole.
So I have decided which peeps deserve props – is there anything more pathetic than a middle-aged white woman using outdated hip-hop speak? Yes – George Bush.
But I digress …
I chose seven blogs because seven is my birth date number and I’ve always claimed it was lucky for me. Why? I have no clue but it made sense when I was seven so I stuck with it. Plus I love how versatile seven is – you can write it European and put the sexy mark in it or you can do like I do and make it barely discernible from a one. This is especially useful when you have a $77 gas bill and you only have $11 in your checking account. Of course you also have to not write out the amount in words and you have to remember to not sign the check. This usually gets you at least one more month before they turn off the gas – trust me, it works – I did it plenty of times back in the leaner 20 year old Single Mom days.
And I digress yet again …
I decided, going with the blogging is an art theme, to award the Excellent Blog award with movies and Oscar in mind. This also lets me give it to people who have already received it, two of them very recently. Again – I can not live by rules. I must acknowledge my wilder side somewhere and since it doesn’t wash with clients or at the giant-ass retail store my blog is my wild child salvation.
The Envelopes Puh-lease!
Raven – she’s Katherine Hepburn – stately and wise with a soft side that hugs the world. And she rocks as inventor of Wordzzle. Her blog is always filled with poetry and pureness.
Kim - best new artist. Yes, I know the Academy doesn’t have that award but the Daytime Emmys and the Grammys do. Just work with me people.
I found Kim’s blog when she was in the middle of doing a bio series on her pets. How wonderful is that!? Each day her posts are open and honest and a delight to read.
Jo – Audrey Hepburn at her finest. Beautiful and classy yet down-to-earth. Her blog truly is art. Wonderful writing and the most exquisite photography. And a comment from Jo is like being brushed with sunlight.
Michael – I have learned so much about so many diverse things from Michael. He posts about wonderful classic movies and classic cars – his Steve McQueen persona. He is also brilliant at networking people and putting the word out on worthy issues in a sweet, supportive Alan Alda manner.
CG – I’m thinking a young Helen Mirren. Classy and understated yet fun and oh so creative. Each post from CG always contains at least one magnificent photograph and she uses very few words to say so much.
R.E.H. – James Dean and Montgomery Clift. With a few Clint Eastwood days thrown in. His stories always kick-ass. He is the creator of the Picture Fiction Challenge and once a month he writes a story using lines from the blogs of his devoted commenters. How he does some of this stuff is beyond me. And because of the PFC, along with Wordzzle, I have never felt more inspired to write than I do right now.
And lovely seven…
Jayman – he’s every great comedic actor who should have gotten an Oscar and didn’t because the ass-hat Academy doesn’t feel funny is what? – smart, creative, worthy? Jay makes it all that and more. His posts always make me laugh out loud and his vlogs bring people into small moments of his life in the most entertaining way. And don’t let his blog title fool ya – he’s neither.
It was so hard to choose just seven. I think the “rules” allowed you to pass it on to ten but how snarky to flaunt rules and then use them when it’s convenient (again I leave that to Bushie Boy). There are so many wonderfully creative people in my favorites folder. I hope to be able to give an award to each and every one of them over time. They already have my respect and reader’s devotion.
And now I think we should all hit the red carpet and have our pictures taken by the paparazzi. Panties off! – You too ladies.
- I tried to go for gold font color - this is the closest I came. Sorry.