These words were left in my comments four times over the past few weeks.
And I got to thinking why someone passes on a lovely (and usually goofy) bloggy award?
- I suppose because it was given to them, right?
- Or is it because of the
rude bossyannoying demands in the 'rules' that it be passed on to 20 of your closest blog pals?
- But there's also the whole I want to be nice and point my other bloggy pals your way, right?
Giving out links and sharing the blog love? I think that's a good start? And since I seem to have a problem following the rules~ annoying or not....
I'll just give back a feature to each of the pals who sent a lovely award my way...and instead of passing on ...I think I have a surprise coming up instead? Stay tuned...!
From the very pretty, very witty and VERY PINK:
Ms. ParentingPink herself. She blogs at ParentingPink.com/blog.
Her writing and stories are totally hilarious:
"Now that I am officially a member of the Justice League, I am going to make a few changes. First, Batman has to get rid of Robin. The economy is in shambles and we can’t afford him on the payroll. And seriously, what does Robin really do anyway?"
Poor Robin, won't know what hit him, eh?
But...there's more...This one woman dynamo has created a whole magazine, online style--
Do you have daughters? Ages infant to teen and in-between? Then you should see this site!
Do you have bloggy pals that should you actually meet in person you would be more like sisters because you literally already know everything in each other's lives? You find yourself wanting to share cell phone numbers with this person? I do. And this is one of them. Ms. ButlerDiaries. ---cracks me up regularly over at her place: TheButlerDiaries.
(And Kaye...I just figured out skype...now it's your turn!)
Here's a sample of one of her many themes: Wal-Mart sagas... (she lives in Arkansas..she doesn't have a choice)
"Last night at Wal-Mart, MM picks up some gum and says, to me and check out person,
"This has ZERO sugars, that's like better than Sugar Free."
Looks at us for a while..."Oh, that is sugar free."
I could literally see the light bulb switch on in her head."
And something else about Kaye? She cooks. As in if I ask what was for dinner, I know it's gonna be good. I plan to meet up and EAT with my friend Kaye someday. Till then? I get to pretend to eat with her by noting down recipes in her family and friend's Recipe blog...
(Scroll down a bit in her recipe blog to see her grandma's Chess Pie...FINALLY I get see what the heck that is?...I'm making it for Christmas...)
A crazy lady I met where?? Do you even know anymore where you meet online pals? Kelli? Was it twitter? My blog, your blog, GNO... what? Whereever it was I know to find her here:
She is Gohn green, Gohn new puppy, and recently she's convinced she's Gohn ONLY 2 kids! (we shall see...eh?). Here's a recent something that really explained Kelli to me.
She wants to be green and good and decent...and yet instead of in your face about it, she also realizes the reality of life with little kids and the chaos! I hear you Kelli!
"I'm ready to get this Thanksgiving thing on and then break out the Christmas decorations. I'm starting to feel it. I think it could have something to do with the fact that I decided to pledge handmade for Christmas this year. I'm really getting sick of the commercialism that is Christmas. I'm taking it back as much as I possibly can. There will be a few things that I will actually visit the store for, but few. And I'm excited about it, even if I do feel slightly insane for truly deciding this just one month short of the big day."
Here's the last one...
She's last not because she's least, but because honestly I've known Ms. Musings for the least amount of time in this list.
But I already know this about her. She is geniune and kind, pretty much my two main requirements for online friendship. She has two little girls, works her tail off and despite the mandatory weekend of vomit, she has an awesome life and I'm jealous. California and all that.
She calls herself boring? And I'm all..uh? With the blond thing and the glasses thing and the OCEAN thing going on there..boring..huh?
This tells me a lot about her..in a big fancy meme she had plenty of extra time at work to fill out...
"R is for biggest regret: I don’t really have any regrets at this point. I’ve done just about everything I’ve wanted to do, travel (to lots of wonderful places), have two lovely gremlins daughters (what the hell were we thinking?? Kidding), own my own businesses, have a fantastic house (that we can barely afford - but its beautiful!), and two nice cars (that are paid off!)."And ANYONE who can go out shopping and bring home THIS kind of shopping bag? Is a Winner in my book. And I need to be friends with them. And then I need to copy the bag and colors for my next awesome tote!
So there you go. Instead of passing on more
Now? Do you think I should tell these four I left something on my blog for them??!