Hey, I’m amazed! I received one of these ubiquitous blogger meme things, usually disguised as an award! My friend Missy did it to me this time, but to tell ya the truth I appreciate it!
I better not scoff at awards any more. I’ll be 80 freaking years old this coming Monday! How many more awards can I possibly get given the limited amount of time I probably have left on this earth?
I better accept this one while I’m ahead.
See Missy’s post, Where Everybody Knows Your Name, for all the details. She got the award, which she’s passing on to me and seven others, from my friend Barbara of Home in France. Barbara is probably one of the most sincerely friendly people in the whole blogisphere!
Incidentally, notice Missy’s poem leading off her post. Brilliant! You wanna go where everybody knows your name! Yah! Right on!
To quote Barbara, from Missy’s post, “The Friends Award isn’t about being the most popular blogger or having the most read blog. It is just because you are a friend.” Wow. Can I stand it?
The text of the award, which according to the rules I must pass on, is as follows: “These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind 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 eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award.”
Wow. Charming? Self-effacing? No self-aggrandizement? Who can I choose?
OK, I bestow on the following friends the Friends Award:
Kate (She’s my daughter and a good friend too!)
Dragonstar (She’s a great photographer and photo hunter! A friend?)
Aileni (He’s a brilliant artist and poet! I’d be honored to be his friend!)
Debi in Hawaii (Yo Debi! You’re a friend, right?)
Zhu (Another brilliant girl! I hope she can be a friend.)
Minds Erased (Ah, my anonymous and brilliant atheist friend!!)
Greenabby (Lovely and shy, a neat young English lady! A friend?)
Joyce Hopewell (Another lovely English lady. Related to Greenabby? A friend?)
OK, that’s it! I made it to the magic number of eight. Yer all my friends and I bestow the Friends Award on all of ye!