Sunday, September 21, 2008

And I would like to thank...

Wow. How ironic timing can be.

It was Emmy night my friends as I began to type this posting, and while I was not adorning a Hollywood designer dress (more like baggy pj pants with a thinning wife beater tank top and no bra), I would like to share an amazing honor I received earlier that day.

The Brillante Weblog Award. Check it out:

I believe this might mean that I have reached some type of professional blogger achievement today - (not to mention cyber stalking, carpel tunnel, and loss of work time which all are major accomplishments new bloggers can aspire to in trying to gain their first 3-8 followers).

The funny thing is where this award comes from... you MUST check her site out if you find any humor in my stories. I promise you will either pee your pants, laugh out loud, and possibly even start chanting the "F#_*" word naturally (she refers to me as another "potty mouthed mommy blogger"... yikes!) You will laugh the entire time. OMG. Read her spider post from earlier this month. It's hysterical.

So here is my very brief (and timed so I finish before commercial break) speech:

"I would first like to thank Katie (AKA Stray Raisins and Other Mommy Perks) for the extra 30-60 seconds you spend each week in clicking on this pour soul's blog in order to leave a comment. I am so proud to have found a reader who can also use the the "F_#*" word as common and naturally as myself.

Of course, I am supposed to thank God, because (I don't know, what do they say at every fucking award show speech)..."without him, I would not be here today".

And finally, to my writing team:
Senior writer (and husband) MSK, and contributing editors SMN, SNN, SMK and CJK. Without you I would be living a horribly boring life (yet probably on a deserted island somewhere with a martini in hand) where none of this content or story would ever be possible."

And now, for my own Award Nominees...Please check them out when you have a chance. Here's why:

1. Stray Raisins And Other Mommy Perks:
I can't begin to tell you how funny and real she is. (Mom - she uses the "F_#*" word too, so you might not want to venture that way... Everyone else will want to bookmark her.)

I am not sure if Karen is a real life friend of Katie from Stray Raisins, or just blog buddies, but I am hooked on Karen's stories, and her true emotional outbursts. I have laughed quite hard at many.

3. The Long And Short of It:
It took me some time to realize that this was a TWO AUTHOR blog, which makes it twice as funny. Both have been through divorce, which instantly bonds us.

4. Just A Girl and Her dogs:
There is something about what she's been through personally that keeps me routing for her... And if you're a dog person, well that's another reason all together.

OK, this is pure realism in the life of a mom. I laugh everyday and look forward to her next confession. Check out her posting around when kids say they're too sick to go to school. Yep, I must also see runs in the toilet or chunks on the carpet. No exceptions.

A more professional blogger (and newspaper journalist) who is hysterical and is one of the very few "professional" bloggers I visit. PLEASE to all the newbie bloggers who look forward to comments: check out her Sept. 4th posting "This is my third post...How to deal with trolls" and watch the video she has included. It is fucking hysterical. (See, there I go again with the "F_#*" word...sorry!!)

7. Mommy Mayhem:
This is a new blog I have recently been visiting. I love the Parent Council (aka PTA) stories. TOO FUNNY!!!
For any new winners, do the following 5 steps:
(I don't want to force more work on those nominated twice, but please take the honor again and advertise on your site!!)
1. The winner can (and should, really) put the logo on his/her blog.
2. The winner must link to the person from whom they received their award.
3. The winner must nominate at least 7 other blogs for an award.
4. The winner must place links to those blogs on their own blog.
5. The winner must leave a message on the blogs of the people they’ve nominated.
And now I'll be napping for the rest of the day with all the work that went into completing this posting.


Karen said...

I am truly honored!


Jenny, the Bloggess said...

Holy crap. I am totally flattered that anyone would ever pronounce me to be "professional" in any way whatsoever but too can't take it back now.


That, my friend, is a first. And for that I thank you.

Ms. Florida Transplant said...

Thank you!

I'm honored to be one of your blog-stalkers. I love your stories!

Katie said...

I'm so flattered! Thank you so much. :) I spend way more than 30-60 seconds here. And, I can't take credit for knowing how to use the F bomb, I grew up in New Jersey.

PS. I will never look at apple-shaped men in the same way again, lol! BR