Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Awarded For Having Fun
What I do when I'm talking on the phone.
But I'm not talking about THAT kind of scribbling - even though I think I'm pretty good at that kind since I put so much practice into it.
Wonderful person and thoughtful blogger, Border Explorer, awarded me with the Superior Scribbler Award. Thank you, B.E.! Thank you for thinking of me and thank you for what you do in the world. People like you give me hope, make life worth living, and teach me and others more than you'll ever know.
I'm supposed to list the rules and then award five other bloggers with this sweet award. Try as I may, I just have a hard time following rules.
If you only knew how traumatic it is for me to take personality tests - "Choose one phrase from this list that most describes you..." After much debate, I have to write, "I DON'T KNOW!!! NONE OF THEM AND ALL OF THEM!!!" Deciding on the best seven albums last week nearly pushed me over the edge. I needed to know which moment in time were we talking about.
Or this one?
It can all change without notice.
Sooooo... if you want to read the rules and check out the other bloggers that Border Explorer chose, click here. I also want to link to the creator of this distinguished award: The Scholastic Scribe. Dear S.S., I apologize for not playing by the rules.
And last, but certainly not least, I want to acknowledge a few of the varied and interesting blogs that I frequent and love. This award is for you to take or leave as you wish. You all certainly deserve it.
In no particular order:
Withinsight - even though he's in love now, so he posts infrequently (love can do that to ya, you know), I enjoy this Canadian's view of life. And the place where he lives.... HEAVEN.
The World According to Indigo - Indigo has a certain beautiful and vulnerable strength and from that strength, he allows himself to be seen just as he is.
Otowi - I have the deepest respect for Otowi as she humbly lives her faith in a sea of differing views. She is a rock.
Nick's Bytes - My sweet friend. Nick and I share a common Myers Briggs personality type. Does that mean that all the qualities that I admire in him I can also find in myself? Nick has definitely taken them to another level. From his Monday jokes to his provocative justice posts, his blog is a daily fix for me. I love ya, Nick. And while I'm writing about Nick, I can't forget Alex, the cat who owns him. His blog, Alexicon - A Kitty Kat's Life with his Hooman, is a good record of his adventures and thoughts on life.
Living Next Door to Alice - I love the way Thomas looks at the world. He makes me think, he gives me smiles, and he posts about fascinating things that I would never know about if it weren't for my daily visits to his place.
Mark of Cancer is Killing Me - I Will Never Give Up - Mark writes about his experience as he lives with cancer. He's very real.
Amy's Head - Even though I didn't meet Amy when I was at Camp Casey, I feel like I did. She is a member of Gold Star Families for Peace. She is one strong woman. I remember her speaking on stage at Camp Casey, telling us how hard it was to be a lone Gold Star mother in Texas speaking out against the Iraq War.
Daffy of Almost There - Funny. Sweet. Daffy has a great way of looking at the world.
Dancing on a Blade of Grass - My dear friend. Dancing posts beautiful photos of Great Britain, making me want to go there. If and when I get across the ocean, I want to have tea, soak in healing waters, knit, and explore with Dancing. And I hope that if she ever gets out this way again, she'll do the same with me here.
Left of Centrist - Beatles and activism. Robert is a video-maker, activist, connector. If it hadn't been for him, I'd still be riding around in some train in the D.C. area, trying to find my way. Robert helped me find a place to sleep while I waited on my friend to get released after her arrest there in September of 2007.
Oh! And the site where I most like to lurk: Joe.My.God. Gay New Yorker guy. One of my favorite blogs.
- John Jay Hooker