Monday, August 25, 2008

It's My Award Ceremony and I'll Pass Out If I Want To

Thanks everyone for all the comments and concern. I appreciate it!

I had a bad reaction to the pain meds because I have a sinus infection. I’m so uncomfortable from the back spasms and the ankle throbbing that I assumed my head hurt in sympathy.

The back and ankle situation is a whole lot of blah-blah-blah and yada-yada-yada that I’m not even going to talk about it until I see the specialist on Thursday.

So – since I’m woozy and could pass out at any moment I decided to do what all the starlets do and hit the red carpet. I want to acknowledge some awards I’ve been given the past couple of weeks.

Just in case I do keel over I hope I fall at a flattering angle.

First – I want to thank KIMMIE for my blog mascot – “The Fork Goddess”
If only I looked like that in a clingy gown. As if that wasn’t enough Kimmie then gave me the:

Perfect Blend of Friendship Award – created by the effervescent CHUCK

I’m only going to spell out the rules that apply to giving credit to the person who created the award – that seems right. As for the how of passing them on - those rules just don’t compute with me.

I’m going to continue my new tradition of passing the award on to just one person. I’m all intimate like that.

I’d like to pass the Perfect Blend of Friendship award on to JENI – she was one of my very first blog friends and has always been incredibly supportive.

The next award comes from the wonderful MARY/the TEACH. I love Mary’s photos and her wonderful sense of humor and I’m thrilled that her Ruby Tuesday project grows each week.

Million Dollar Friend

This award comes with some lovely words from two of its creators:

"You are never a burden.. don't ever think that. Friends need each other to pick them up when they are down and I would do nothing less. "Dawn Drover~
Twisted Sister*****

A Million Dollar Friend is the kind of person who instinctively knows what it means to be a good friend; this kind of person makes you look forward to the days ahead and fondly remember the days that have passed. -
A Nice Place In The Sun*******

I’m passing the Million Dollar Friend on to JAY – BAILEY’S BUDDY. Jay was the very first person to recommend my blog to others, something I still can’t believe anyone does! Jay’s Wordzzle stories always make me smile, his Friday roundups are wonderful and his politics fill me with glee. And most of all Jay always responds with care and love.

I received 2 awards from DARYL. Daryl is a new friend who is an exceptionally talented photographer. She should be paid by NYC’s mayor for always showing the city at its best. Daryl is also very supportive of my political rants and I am touched by that. Through Daryl I have met some wonderful new people. I have also begun to delve into Black & White photography through Daryl's introduction to the team blog – THE WORLD IN BLACK AND WHITE

The Must See Award


Just Plain Fun – which Daryl created herself

I’m giving the Must See Award to FAYE’S PHOTOS. I think I found Faye through a comment on CG’s blog. I’m so glad I did – Faye’s photography is inspiration through a lens.

The Just Plain Fun award goes to QUIET RAGE. She is hilarious and angry all at once - which of course makes her delicious.

Last but not least there is the
Kick Ass Award

The award was created by MAMMA DAWG and even has its own club – check it out HERE

I received Kick Ass from PAGAN and from DIVAJOOD which is perfect since I found Jood through Pagan.

They have both become people I count on for good information and great entertainment. Pagan is art personified and Jood is an incredibly gifted writer. They are both great women to know.

I’m taking my pair of Kick Ass awards and giving them to a pair of bloggers I like a lot.

PATTI is one of the most positive, upbeat people – she makes me feel good just by leaving a short comment. Her creative photography is wonderful – she always spreads her wings and tries a new flight pattern. I admire her a lot.

RALPH gives good comment! He always has something funny or useful or helpful to say. He is thoughtful and knowledgeable. Ralph also comes up with great lines which I then steal and claim as my own.

So there ya have it! I’m off now to chuck my panties and climb into a limo. Hope no one is out there with a camera!


Jeni said...

Well, thank you Dianne! It's not that I am so "incredibly supportive" -especially where you and your blog are concerned but rather that you are so remarkably open, friendly and a great communicator, that it is a walk in the park to be what you are calling "supportive" on my part! From the first time ever I read your blog and commented, I have felt like I have known you for a long, long time and that you are as near and dear to me as many of my neighbors, who have been, by the way, life-long friends! May this continue on this way for many years to come too! Now, off to install my award on my blog -and thanks again for writing such terrific posts, putting up such great pictures! You're the one who does it all, my dear!

Diane Mandy said...

Your giving me award envy!!! ;-)

Patti said...

Chuck your panties?!?!?!?!?!
Oh, the scandal.
Now you be careful in that limo.

Thanks so much for your kind words, Dianne. And for the award!

I love the comments you leave, because they are always so thoughtful and kind.
And you are not as crazy as you think you are! There are a lot of us out here, especially bloggers. We have a need to express ourselves that some people apparently don't have.

That's my story and I'm stickin' to it.

As American as Apple Pie said...

Hope you feel better soon Dianne!

Raven said...

Glad that pain hasn't dimmed your sense of humor. Good ceremony. I did some reiki on you at around 1:00 today and I'll try to do another session this evening at some point. Hope you are soon feeling better.

Jay said...

I have my camera ready for your exit from the limo. ;-)

Ralph said...

Dianne, I am honored. What I have found over the sixteen months of blogging is the amazing blog friends I have met. As are you, I truly enjoy your prose, and view of life. And the NYC connection (although we lived in th borough of Queens) and New Jersey (Exit 40, GSP, for the obligatory 'what exit' joke)

I really enjoy receiving this award, but of more importance, reading your works. get well, soon!

Ron said...

Hey Miss Starlet Dianne!

So sorry to hear about your back, ankle and sinuses.

OY VEY!?!? I'm sure your visit to the specialist on Thursday will get everything in Tip-Top shape!

Hey...congrats on these awesome awards! They're the coolest looking graphics!

And you deserve each and every one of them!

And might I also say, "Congrats to the recepients!"

You take care, Dianne.

I'm sending you LOTS of good energy with this comment....


Did you feel it?

Bear Naked said...

Congratulations on all your awards.
You deserve every one of them.

Bear((( )))

Karen said...

Seriously, I don't think anyone gets more awards than you do. You rock.

Faye Pekas said...

Awwww thanks for the award! I couldn't have done it without my producers and the director and co-stars. And I want to thank my mom and dad....

No wait! Thats a different award ceremony :)

I am very flattered Dianne. Thanks and be well soon.

Dianne said...

jeni - lovely kind words, hugs my friend

diane - awwwww - I'll share anytime, especially with you :)

patti - the limo was fabulous! we never left the driveway lol

hey apple pie! thanks for stopping by, I appreciate it

Dianne said...

raven - If I didn't laugh ...
thanks for the reiki and all your concern

jay - let's make a naughty vlog together!

ralph - ahhhh exit 40 is a good exit! you're a great guy Ralph :)

ron - I did feel it thanks!!

thank you bear!

karen - that's so cool of you to say! thanks. I feel too old to rock at the moment but I'll get my stride back soon!

faye - your photos are awesome! they make my eyes happy :)

CG said...

I enjoyed your awards ceremony! Am glad to see Faye and Quiet Rage gtting awards. Get well soon m'dear!

Matt-Man said...

Congrats Di. Now chug some WIR and feel better soon. Cheers!!

bobbie said...

And you didn't pass out after all!
The fact that you managed all that is pretty amazing in itself.

Of course you deserve all the awards. And those from the past. And those in the future. You and your blog are just the best there is!

I know a couple of the people you passed awards on to, and you chose very well. Your remark about the NYC mayor and Daryl is so very true!

Please take it easy as you can. I want your next post to say you're feeling much better, and telling me about the nutty things the doctors said and did.

Peace and Love - and Good Health!

Dianne said...

cg - I was a little afraid to single out 'Quiet Rage' - I thought she might get mad at me LOL
But she is so funny and her posts always make sense, she writes so beautifully about the things we're all thinking.
and Faye's photos - just Wow!
and I have you to thank for finding them both.

matt-man - I know it's hard to believe but the Doc said WIR does not have medicinal value. I know!! He's a quack.

bobbie - thanks Lady!
I think Daryl could publish a book - maybe call it "An Insider's NYC" or "A NYers NY". She's that good!

Leighann said...

How about a full body massage from a well oiled, muscular stud named Paco, to make you feel better?? Yep, I'll take one too!

Congrats on all your awards doll, you deserve them!

CrystalChick said...

Congrats for the awards.
I'm sure all the blogs and friends you highlighted here are worth stopping by.

Hope you are feeling better real soon! :)

Daryl said...

Neat .. I love reading blogs and noticing that they have received my little award .. a piece of me being shared all over blogland .. and thank you for the very nice words... its my pleasure to support your rants because you say it oh so much better than I ever could ..

I hope you are feeling better soon!


Rambling Woods said...

Oh ..I hope you feel better soon. Pain meds are tricky...take care!!

Shelly said...

Ohhh mann...more groovy blogs to check out. The forks-off logo is so cool! Sending you healing vibes, hope the trip to the specialist goes well.

Dianne said...

leighann - I'd love to share Paco with you ;)

crystalchick - they are! thanks for the good wishes :)

daryl - it must be cool to see your creation all over - and carrying good sentiments with it :)

rambling woods - thanks Lady! I'm doing without the pain meds - even after they figured out why I reacted so badly I still didn't feel right so I'm just deep breathing a lot for now.

shelly - all the blogs are great, hope you enjoy! thanks for the concern - appreciate it :)

Kimmie said... are a fabulous blogger and deserve each and every one of these awards. It is always a pleasure to come here. You have made it a very comfy place to fall and do some great reading.

Hope your ankle is doing better.


Dianne said...

thank you kimmie! and thanks again for finding the "Fork Goddess" - everyone likes her
I'm seeing the specialist today to figure out what is wrong with the ankle joint - so I'm crossing my fingers for good news - thanks!!