I am a bad
I don’t spend enough time (and effort) reading/finding/commenting/sharing new content by new bloggers.
I will freely admit this.
I suck. It’s a scrumptious pout surrounding the suck but a suck nonetheless.
do use the classic no-way-to-prove ‘Don’t worry. I stalk you’ bullshit excuse.
God knows I heard it often enough when I started, ‘Love you Cheryl. I don’t actually follow you but I STALK you!’ blahblahblah
And yet there you have it.
I’m like the old lady that is most happy with the thread bare mu-mu she just can’t give-up. The one that reminds her of her youth. The one that used to fit.
Delusion is a lovely companion.
However, knowing THIS, and knowing that one does not remain relevant unless one soldiers on and dances the dance and keeps current and shares the luv… I decided to luv back.
I’m not so bad after all? (Juries still out).
Oh oh… Juries in: allow me to cut-to-the-chase.
I’ve been at this ‘thing’ for a while now.
I know A LOT of people.
shizz ‘work’ has been recognized by my peers. I even have a tab at the top that will take you to the page that has all of the little icons for the ‘awards’ I’ve received, not that anyone looks. I don’t even look!
It’s a blessing. I’m grateful. I like Oscars. But it’s been a while.
So, you can imagine my surprise, when a week ago I received notification that I had been nominated for another Liebster award.
Bless Her Heart.
I could go two ways with this: 1) Thank her and tell here I’ve done this about a million times and don’t think anyone really cares about me in this way anymore, or, 2) Thank her and be, yet again grateful, and jump through all of the hoops ’cause I remember how much fun and how exciting it was when I received MY first award and finding a new reader that thinks highly enough to even consider that my writing is something special is STILL important, and
me we should all (just me) keep trying to spread the LUV.
No2 it is… no one’s too big for their britches.
As such, in this vain, I’d like to thank (from the bottom of my finely stemmed chilled pinot grigio glass) the wonderful Abby of Mid Life Crisis Nut for the accolade.
Abby is one of those new discoveries I talked about; a blog you should read.
She’s smart, she’s overwhelmed, she’s real and… she lives in France. A perfect combo with wine in her back yard. Do I need to say more?
As so many of you know, the purpose of this ‘Award’ is to support other writers. In doing so, one is asked a number of questions that someone out there has decided may, in fact, be interesting to answer. You are also asked to nominate other writers with newer blogs, in the hopes that by doing so they will gain more followers- through your readers- problem is I don’t read a lot of NEW blogs. I should. I need too. I suck- remember?
Well, we could all use more followers, and I’m not immune to a little luv so here goes:
1) How did you decide on the name of your blog?
It was generic: the content could go in any direction.
2) Where does your inspiration come from?
Day to day living and copious amounts of alcohol. (Just kidding- kinda).
3) What is it you most love about blogging?
The fame. And the money.
4) What is your favorite food?
Wine. It’s a fruit right?
5) What is your favorite drink?
6) What item can’t you live without?
My ATM card.
7) If you could live anywhere, where would it be?
Near my children or the White House. Or with one of my children in the White House.
8) If you could meet anyone from History (past or present) who would it be?
Jesus. Then, maybe, Bill Murray. Maybe Bill first.
9) What is your favorite outdoor activity?
Gardening. Naked. At Midnight.
10) Where do you see yourself in five years?
Hopefully above ground. Then again, I’ve heard there are some awesome ragers under….
Now, for the nominating new bloggers thingy. Oh boy. I’m a suck-head remember?
I actually did a crowd sourcing call-out with my rich & famous fellow bloggers (who else would I hang with? Seriously.) asking for newbie blogs they like and here are the ones I choose (ps: If you were on the ‘List’ and I’ve not mentioned you here it isn’t because I don’t think you ROCK, but because your content might actually add to the betterment of the human experience and I don’t know what to do with that. It’s soooo far from what I’m leaving behind).
Lynda Benson at Fitness Mom Wine Country because anyone that enjoys the grape AND is still fit is the kind of gal I’d like to go drinking with- not the yoga thing- just the vineyards. Just sayin’…
MJ Mele at Extreme Christian– and NO, it’s not an ‘extreme’ holy-roller religious site full of brimstone(r) and bullshit. It’s thought provoking (I need my thoughts provoked- otherwise they’d just as well stay in bed all day).
Eric Waechter at Opticynicism– don’t be alarmed at his gravatar photo. Think: Shel Silverstein and Where The Sidewalk Ends kinda cool. An ex-marine turned provocateur, that can actually write (Though I wouldn’t want to piss him off in a dark alley either- just sayin’).
Joy Christi at Comfy Town Chronicles– Comfy wife. Comfy life… and a whole lotta swear words. My kinda gal.
Jennifer Hall at I’m Dancing In The Rain– because life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass; it’s about starting a storm. Oh yea…
Making new friends is always a good thing…
and maybe I suck a little less?