It is time (well, past time, actually) for me to recognize some awards that have been bestowed upon me and to mention some bloggy milestones. Unlike Meryl Streep’s acceptance speech at the Golden Globes, there will be no bleeping required (I hope).
I do not have a Red Carpet here at Casa K8edid, but what carpet is here is covered with dog hair and sand tracked in on the massive paws of the lovely Shelby. Unfortunately, a 95 pound Shepherd with gigantic teeth and a very loud bark has the effect of keeping the papparazzi at bay so that you are unable to see the lovely outfit that I have chosen for this momentous occasion.
That’s right, I am wearing a fuschia Lazy Forever and a pair of cow udder slippers. It’s my day off, don’t judge.
I had been nominated for the Versatile Blogger Award 7 times before. Because I am too
stupid technologically challenged and basically lazy, I did not put the Versatile Blogger icon on my blog and so 3 more people awarded me that same award: Sandylikebeach, Kat, and Edward Hotspur. Since these awards represent the 8th, 9th, and 10th times that I have received this award, I have to assume that either I am very Versatile, or the Versatile Blogger award is given (repeatedly) to people whose writing is so bad there is no way they will ever receive any other recognition.
In addition, Mr. Hotspur (who has inspired me to use my mind-numbing commute for more productive pursuits) nominated me for this award:
Now, I am supposed to do a whole of stuff, like thank the award awarders, tell things about myself, nominate a
shitload passel of interesting bloggers I follow, and tell you about my best/most popular/funniest/favorite posts. Frankly, it being the 8th, 9th and 10th times for the Versatile Blogger Award, I’m too lazy overwhelmed tired overcome with gratitude to tackle all that.
I will tell you that I am working on updating my blogroll to include those bloggers I can’t live without and whose fascinating blogs keep me from a) getting any writing done of my own; b) cleaning the dog hair and sand from the carpet and c) shopping for a more appropriate awards ceremony outfit. When it is updated, you will find a world of creative, funny, profound, and supportive bloggers who have brightened my world.
In other breaking news, Sandylikeabeach became my 100th follower recently. I am amazed that so many people actually read my posts, but I think really you all have just forgotten how to “unfollow” someone. I appreciate more than any of you will ever know the support, sense of community, and witty repartee that you have brought to me at a stressful time in my life. It is comforting to know that every post, whether banal or brilliant, will be read by someone, and commented upon. Thank you all.
In addition, sometime on New Year’s Day, I surpassed the 10,000 hit mark. That means that either my blog has been viewed 10,000 times or my writing was so bad that some of you passed out and landed on the “refresh” button and managed to drive my stats up unintentionally. Either way, I’m amazed at that, as well. And eternally grateful.
I will leave you with these words from Grace Kelly, 1954 Academy Awards: “This is one night I wish I smoked and drank.”