My adorable (you need to mentally read it in the French pronunciation here - ah-door-AH-bluh) friend, Pats, and I decided we should do these every year on our blog. (That was a long time ago, Patsters!) Every year, I think, eh, should I still do bloggies? And then Pats does them, and then I get all excited and decide what categories I want, who to nominate, etc. It's just plain fun.
Pats gave me an award on her blog this year, which was an extremely pleasant surprise. I usually win Best Commenter, but with my surgery, Ben's extended absence last year, plus my scanning job ending (There's just no more paper to scan. And I used to peruse blogs while paper was being fed through the scanning machine), I haven't been able to be as good as a commenter as I used to be. Lately, I've usually only had time to post something on my blog and that's it. I've been a slacker. But it's getting bettah oll the ti-i-ime...bettah, bettah, beeeettahhhh! ("Getting Better" by the Beatles. I lurv the White Album. It's my favorite of all the Beatles albums.)
But then she gave me the One-Liners Award!!! Total, total delightful surprise. Here is what she wrote, because I like to read nice stuff about myself. Because I'm a Words of Affirmation person. (Read The Five Love Languages. You won't regret it.)
One Liners Award: Kar's Kith and Kin
Karlenn's blogs are so well thought out. She is of English Teacher
background and I wonder if she doesn't outline her posts before writing
them. They have such flow. And they are loaded with great one-liners,
zingers, and nuggets. Sometimes its a song lyric or a well-placed movie
line. Sometimes (like a few days ago) it's just a phrase you haven't
heard in AGES. Like "Your funeral." I died! The blogger's got
skills. She also has really clever captions for her pictures.
Especially on the side-bar.
Ah, I blushed. Thanks, Pats. I miss you. I miss our walks and our talks. I miss eating egg salad sandwiches in your kitchen with you.
Alright. So here we go. The 2012 Bloggie Awards!!!!
Best Supporter: Ken at Don't Be Too Laughy About It
Have I mentioned that I'm a Words of Affirmation girl?
Well, I am.
So thanks, Ken. And Ken's blog is really fun to read. He's a good writer. And he's really into comic books, something I never knew about him until I finally found his blog. A lot of the comic book stuff goes over my head, but I like his posts about how much he loves his wife, and I find his posts about his new commitment to working out and eating right to be really inspiring. Ken and Brooke are the BEST. And their son, who I watch once a week for an hour, is a crackup. For reals. I need to write a whole post about little Sam.
Most Improved in Frequency: Lex at The Scotten Adventures
Lex used to not blog all that often. Because she's been in Physical Therapy School. Which is code for Go Through Hell School. But she's been on one of her last affiliations in Arizona for the past two months (!! Time flies...) and has time in the evenings to blog, so she's been catching us up on her life. I loooove reading her posts. I love how she utilizes that crossing out thing. Where you write something, and then show a crossing out of it and re-word it - Lex is the master at using that thing. I need to be better at using that thing. Maybe that will be my belated New Year's Resolution. Use the crossing out thing more. Lex is really, really funny. Reading her posts makes me laugh, and being with her makes me laugh. She's just fun and very witty.
Best Writing: Patty at Patty. Published.
Most Creative: Mindy at The Education of Miss H
Where in the Heck Does She Get the Energy???: Megs at Crafty Meggy
Kay. Megs, can you bottle some of your energy and give it to me? Not only does she sew a new outfit, like, every single day, but she also cleans and organizes like ten rooms in her house every day. I cannot figure out how she does all of this and doesn't just keel over from sheer exhaustion. Sewing is something she's just taken up in the past couple of years, and she has a knack for it. Which is more than I can say for myself. I'm a horrible seamstress. Megs, when Sadie's in high school, can you make her prom dresses for me? Thankssss.
Most Interesting: Kathleen at Pebble Pirouette
Best Eye Candy: Julia at Chris Loves Julia
Ohhh, how I love this blog. Julia and Chris are renovation/home decor geniuses. I'm always so excited when they've updated. Right now they're working on their daughter's bedroom and their kitchen, and I can't wait to see what they do. Hop on over there. You will die and wish that you were reincarnated as a piece of their furniture. :)
Funniest: Josh at The Weed
Josh doesn't know me. I found this blog on facebook. One of my friends linked to it, and my curiosity was piqued, so I headed over there and was instantly hooked. You see, Josh came out of the closet last summer, but he's also happily married. To a woman. They've been married for many years and have three beautiful girls. And he and his wife have known he was gay long before they married. It's truly a fascinating and interesting story and dynamic they have. But my favorite part about Josh's blog is that he is really, really, really funny. When you go to his blog, head over to the right-hand side, with the most popular posts. Start reading those, and you will giggle and giggle. He's a gifted writer. And funny as heck.
Alright, I'm ready to hear your acceptance speeches/comments! (Wow, then I'll actually get some comments! Wah-wah-wahhhhhhh....)