Thursday, August 28, 2008

An Award! or I Can't Believe I Just Spent 19 Hours Making Links for This Post. I Hate Making Links.

I've been given an award!! A blog award! Becky from On top of the world (or at least really far north) has awarded me THIS:


The first time I ever heard of a blog award was when I read this post by Sue at navel gazing at it's finest. I'm not sure if it was a result of the influence of that post on my infant blogger mind, but I feel almost exactly the same way as she does about them. She also happens to be the one that introduced me and Becky to each other. Well, sort of anyway. She's the one who started up Mormon Mommy Blogs , which is how we found each other. And she's super funny. You should read the "this post" link about the blog awards, and then possibly find yourself reading through a bunch of her other stuff.

Ooops, I keep going on about Sue. What I meant to say is that it's an honor to receive this award, mostly because it was given to me by someone I didn't even know a month ago. And not so much because each person who receives it gives it to as many people as they want. I've decided to share the love with a few blogs I love. I actually love LOADS of blogs, but I'm going to choose some of the first that come to mind as blogs that I'm always excited when they come up on my Google Reader:

H.I.P. (hope is power)- Sarah is one of the people that I became harder and faster friends with than anyone ever. That's 'cause she's awesome. You can see it in her writing. And that she's super intelligent and funny.

Into the Woods- I'm not linkin' because it's a private blog, which is a shame because it's SO awesome. The Woods are just some of my favorite people ever. They're kind, funny, beautiful/handsome (kids too) and just the kind of people you want to have as friends. And their blog is a great reflection of them.

Keepin' Up with the Joneses and Draper Kids - My sisters Anne and Su, and their great blogs about their wonderful families/amazing, smart SUPER cute kids. (And they're the ones who got me into blogging.)

And we'll throw in a couple of people I only just met:

Alison Wonderland -Who is an aspiring writer with real talent (I think). And she seems nice, too. And I really love her blog layout. Sorry if that last one's a shallow reason to give an award, but there it is.

none of your beezwax - Who is just hilarious, and is capable of writing posts even longer than mine that are actually funny all the way through.

Let's leave it at that. Thanks again, Becky! And for those of you whom I've awarded, I promise you will not have bad luck or anything if you don't pass the award on or display the picture prominently on your blog, but you can. Just so you know. (I'm going to put mine at the very bottom of my blog, just so people won't think I'm bragging or anything).


Heather of the EO said...

I feel the same way about doing all the linking, takes forever! But fun award stuff - congrats! (:
Thank you for your kind words about my post yesterday. Such an out-pouring of bloggy lovin' came from that post. I appreciate people's thoughts so much.
You're right, the judgement part is just weird (and sad), but what can ya do? :)
Once again, so nice to have "met" you.

jonesfamily said...

Congrats Lis! You definitely deserve it! I would have given you one earlier if I even knew blog awards existed! (Does that count?)

Moody said...

I just read your joke at the right---funny! Congrats on your award, and for having the stamina to do so many links! I love Sue too. I like the pop-up comment boxes btw.

Susan said...

Lisa, you deserve that award through and through. I just wish I could hit you over the head with it, cuz you deserve THAT too! The first bad thing about your blog was that it was just so much BETTER than mine. The second was that it made me MISS you and yours so much more. The third is that you make me bake (and eat) more than even before with your lousy, delicious, easy recipes. And NOW I must add that you got me reading some of Sue's and others blogs last night and my nice respectable before midnight bedtime got messed up again as I clicked link after link reading post after post of these people's blogs you've come to know. All your fault. So stick that award up your nose, you deserve it :P

sarah k. said...

Yee Haw! My first ever blog award! Shanksh, Leesha!

Lisa said...

Sarah - NO way. I don't believe you've not received one before.

Su - WRONG!! That's not a very gracious way to accept your award (you did catch that I awarded you with the same award, right? It's a pass-it-along award). You're not supposed to name all the (false) reasons the giver deserves the award more than you do, silly goose!

And I think it's funny that when I saw Heather's smiley face I felt a little sea-sick since it's the wrong direction.

Alison Wonderland said...

Oh my goodness, it is my lucky day!!! Blogger's annex and now an award (and it's my first one, and I've really, really been hoping someone would give me one sometime.)

Oh, and I'm going to put it at the top of my blog. 'Cause I am bragging!

Erin said...

I always look forward to checking your blog Lisa. I second that award! Thanks for sharing the love!

GrumpyAngel said...

Congratulations on your award. Totally deserve it. I love your blog, too, and I've only been lurking a short time. You write beautifully (is that a correct word?)

McEwens said...

Congrats on your award!! Looking through, what a GREAT blog you have!!!!!

Kazzy said...

Congrats, Lisa! I checked out some of the blogs you linked and I might keep up with a few of them.

tricki_nicki said...

Thank you so much for your sweet comment Lisa. It honestly made my day!

I can't wait to get to know you better through your blog, I can tell from what I've read that I'm going to like you - consider me subscribed!

Beeswax said...

Oh, thank you! Thank you! Also is my first award! Although, after reading your link to you mean it more in the award sort of way, or the STD way?

Muchos Gracias, either way! I think it is all the cooler because it comes from Poland. It is an Important International Award! (Or STD, however you meant it).

I have really enjoyed reading about your life, which is so foreign and exotic compared to mine!

Becky said...

Oh, if only you could have heard the giggling that occurred as I read your post! It's true, it's all true! First, the linking takes forever and makes me cranky. Second, Sue really is funny. Third, blog award, schmog award - I can't even put it on my shelf. When I got my "award," I was all aflutter. Then I thought, oh crap, is this like a chain letter and am I going to lose $18 or get hit by a truck if I don't pass it on? Obviously, I passed it on. So, yeah. Now I know. :)