Hurrah! The following fantastic people have bestowed great honors upon me:
The incomparable Cora over at Love Letters By Cora and the fantastic Eve at Tranquility and Turmoil gave me this award:
"The Lemonade Award is for blogs which show great attitude and gratitude."
The brilliant and accomplished author of Legal Mist gave me this award:
The award is called the "Premio Dardos," which is Italian for "Darts Award" or "Darts Prize," and I am supposed to pass it on to 15 people.
"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."
Sexy newlywed Bella at That Damn Expat gave me this beautiful award:
It comes with this snazzy description: "These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind of bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers. Deliver this award to three bloggers who must choose three more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award."
I'm supposed to pass these on to some people, but it's a very large number of people, and I lost count, so I'm just choosing a random number of people to give it to. For award number one, I choose... Randy and Angie at PsychoHairapy, Up Rooted, Comedy Goddess and Newsy Nibby.
For award number two, I pick Ask Alice (even though she terrified me by letting me know that my worst fear - getting stuck in a revolving door - actually happened to her cousin once. I've never heard of that actually happening to anyone until now - before it was an irrational fear, but now it feels totally rational, and thus more terrifying!), Fabulously Broke in the City, So Not Mom-a-licious, Patsy at Life as a Loaded Gun, and Always a Bridesmaid at 27 Dresses in Cleveland.
And award number three goes to any reader who knew what self-aggrandizement meant without having to look it up. (I didn't, so I need to find out if I'm just dumb.)
Also, can I just say... I love, love, love everyone who reads this blog. Your comments are fantastic and hilarious, and they sometimes get me into trouble because I start laughing out loud at my computer at work! So, thank you all! You're spectacular!
Tomorrow is Totally Awkward Tuesday, so if you don't already have a story ready, go make a fool of yourself in public RIGHT NOW! Also, to answer a question asked by Fancy Schmancy, your Totally Awkward story doesn't necessarily have to be funny... but that's no guarantee that we won't laugh at you anyway.