Since there’s never enough blog awards to go around, one of our number has graciously created yet another one to be shared. Cordelia’s Mom felt that there should be a badge to acknowledge visits and comments (to her site), so she produced the Enthusiasm Award. Only posting for about six months, she’s obviously more computer-savvy than me. I only things I’ve created are chaos and confusion.
She and I both use a “That’s Life” tag regularly. Whenever I check WordPress to “See what others are writing about,” I often find the most recent of her cute posts. If you’ve still got a bit of free time, and don’t mind explaining to the nice officer what you’re doing, peering over the blog-fence, click on the link above and possibly be entranced and entertained.
Talk about no good deed going unpunished…. I would occasionally drop in and leave some erudite comments. The next thing I know, she’s gone all Fatal Attraction on me and I’m on “A List!” “Also known as – known to police – may be unarmed and dumber than advertised – known associates, Tickle Me Elmo and Bart Simpson.”
Her inspiration for this award was a comment she received on an early post, within five minutes of putting it up. I’ve never had one that quickly. I did get a response within fifteen minutes one night, from one of my semi-regulars. While I am often up (and sometimes posting) at unreasonable hours, he is afflicted with a medical condition similar to the wife’s Fibromyalgia. The only reason I got a quick response was because he couldn’t sleep. After reading my stuff, he quickly dozed off.
About two years ago, I received the similar Readers Appreciation Award, for making too free with my opinions. Taking inspiration from Cordelia’s Mom, I am not notifying any of my victims. Those who show up here, find their name garishly displayed, and wish to partake of a tiny slice of the Fifteen Minutes of Fame – grab a copy, and go Do Unto Others. Those who just took the blue pill and woke up here, are also welcome to indulge – don’t say I didn’t warn you. It would be nice if you also linked back to her site, and told her what you’ve done.
Randomly listed, here are a few visitors who still take the time to make this site enjoyable.
BrainRants – Who has moved beyond the event horizon to use his intensive training in PowerPoint, to make the Free World safe.
John Erickson @ Windy City Wonderer – Now that I’ve bragged about you, come out of hibernation and take a bow.
BenzeKnees – With more ailments than even my wife, she still has time to tell me what she thinks.
Always a Redhead – How can you not respect a woman who loves guns and knives?
Ted @ SightsNBytes – Even busy getting (re)married, he wants me to row out to his Rock, for some cod tongues and screech.
1Jaded1 – Moved to Erickson’s Windy City, and is now living in Al Capone’s empty vault.
Jim Wheeler – If you want someone to explain what *erudite* means, Jim’s your man.
Notes to Ponder – Has to push her comments uphill, all the way from the Left Coast, but still regularly shows up.
White Lady in the Hood – Just a (Very!) honorable mention. She’s a bit busy right now for posting or commenting, although, occasionally I feel a nice warm “Like.”
Let the niceness begin!