Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Up up and away, my head's a balloooonnn


Premio-Dardas: "This award 'acknowledges the values that every Blogger displays in their effort to transmit cultural, ethical, literary, and personal values with each message they write. Awards like this have been created with the intention of promoting community among Bloggers. It's a way to show appreciation and gratitude for work that adds value to the Web."

1. Accept the award, post it on your blog together with the name of the person who granted it to you, along with his/her blog link.


Angie Gumbo Writer gave me this award. She thinks better of me than I ever think of myself. So, I can't let her down. I have to keep striving to be a better person, writer, being. But...then....

2. Pass the award to (15) other blogs that you feel are worthy of this recognition. Remember to contact each of them to let them know they have been chosen as recipients .

This is the part where I bet I'll let Angie down, which is why I can't post the award "certificate" on my site...because I'll not be able to choose, and I'll get all flustered, and I'll go back and forth, and I'll get distracted, and I'll put it off and then try again and eventually it never gets done. I could say "Look at my blogroll and there are my favorite places," but that's not what they asked - they asked me to pick 15. My head floats as in a balloon, hoving there, all boyant and airy--I can blame it on "novel stuff" and that would be partly right, but, I think it is my nature to shirk picking things I favor. I'm like a kid in a candy store: that one, no that one, no that one. Dang. So, I can't put the award on my site that my beautiful friend so lovingly attributed to this blog. It would be cheating, since I haven't done my part.
But Angie would think that of me, wouldn't she? She, as I said, thinks better of me than I am. That's what I think. In fact, she should have two of those awards - she should have mine as well as the one she was awarded.
(google image from www.3sballoons.com)

14 comments:

Jessica said...

I think Angie has a great blog too! I also think you deserve this award also. Your site is interesting and helpful, plus you've got all these great snippets of your book! :-) I know what you mean about listing people. I had a tough time and missed some people I wanted to put on.
Congrats on the award. You DO deserve it.

Barry said...

I have the same trouble with awards. I am deeply honoured that people think of me, but just can't live with the fine print.

Then I feel I've let down the person who gave me the award. Ugh!

That having been said, if anyone is deserving of an award, it's you! Congratulations.

Janna Qualman said...

Congrats! And I understand... it's a lot of pressure to determine "favorites."

Debbie said...

You do deserve this award! I haven't ever been able to pass one along either - for that same reason.

Kathryn Magendie said...

Y'all are too nice, and also so very supportive. Trying to make this old tough bird cry, aren't ya? Is that what you are trying to do? well, humph! I won't (*sniffle*)

Angie Ledbetter said...

Girl, get your panties out of a wad and post that award!!! You could never disappoint me no matter what. You know that.

You're a maverick rule-breaker, so post the award and the rules, and just let anyone who wants it, take it. LOL

Kathryn Magendie said...

LAUGHING - ANgie - you crack me up.

Kathryn Magendie said...

PS - I just took some "test" where you had to write down numbers and then write names and song titles and other stuff - anyway- you were No 4 , and the thing for no 4 was: A most important person in your life.... *smiling*

Bella@That damn expat said...

Congratulations! And seriously, put that award up.

Nannette Croce said...

Ooh pick me, pick me––jumping up and down waving hands.

I know what you mean. I'd be procrastinating as well. My favorites are all listed as links on my blog. I do not ever link to a blog just because they link to mine. I have to think it's good.

kimmi said...

Big congrats and you soooo deserve it. Display it proudly!

Kathryn Magendie said...

*smiling* just got back home - reading these kind comments makes my craving for cheesecake almost go away *laughing* ...meaning, thank y'all for being sweet and kind and wonderful...

Angie Ledbetter said...

PS I love #4! :)

t i m said...

its a much deserved accolade, just post it will ya. ;)