Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Think but this... that you have but slumbered here

Well. I am honored to say that Heather over at In Te Domine has bestowed upon me a Thinking Blogger Award. I am blushing deeply, and very touched. Still blushing, I will put here what she said about me, because it made my day:

Painted Maypole whose candid and honest writing about her life and motherhood not only make me think and at time reframe my thoughts, but also makes me laugh. (Oh and if you like Harry Potter you'll probably get along with her fine).

(And about that Harry Potter thing... I think he is making me into a bad mother. I must confess I have allowed the May Queen a wee bit more television than usual these past few days as I try to reread the last three books in a mere 8 days. Madness)


Thank you, Heather. It's an honor. AND that you would put me in any list that includes Bono is beyond me (this would not perhaps be the best time to admit to you that I had for YEARS been singing along with She Moves In Mysterious Ways before one day, driving in my car, I nearly slapped myself on the forehead and exclaimed "He's singing about the Holy Spirit!" Are you ready to take away my thinking blogger award yet? You can't have it! I've already added the bling to my site!) Also, it's my first ever blogging award, and I couldn't be prouder that you think that I think and that I make you think when you think to stop by and see what I'm thinking...

Whew. But now I have to think some more because according to the guidelines I have to nominate 5 more bloggers for this award. As I have seen this little piece of bling on nearly every blog I read, I thought this might be difficult. But I actually had to make some choices here, although I wonder if these bloggers have won the award and are just too shy and retiring to display it (not me! I think! See! See my award!)

OK, enough about me, and on to the nominees:

Her Bad Mother who makes me laugh and cry and think a whole bunch, and I cannot think of a single reason why she doesn't have 80 of these on her sidebar already

The Mad Hatter, over at Under the Mad Hat, who I think must also be hiding all of her awards in the attic or something, but here's another one for you to dust off, and let me just say that I love reading about theatre and books and just causes and anything else that comes into your brain to write about

Veronica Mitchell who's Toddled Dredge probably already has you thinking about the title of her blog, and let me tell you, it only gets better as you start reading her posts

Joy, Of Course! at Joy in Chaos who writes with such honesty and makes me think about how I can pause to find the Joy in the Chaos. And she will just have to find a place for this award on her newly designed blog under the other award she just won (an embarrassment of well deserved riches. So there)

Niobe at Dead Baby Jokes who not only thinks to look up all sorts of interesting things online and then share them with us, but who also helps me to see with a whole new set of eyes the experiences of someone else. She shares such heartache that all you can do is wish for her joy.

See, and there is 5, and yet I could go on and nominate more, but I have to leave some people out there in the blogosphere without awards so that you have some people to nominate (but if you want some ideas, I'd be happy to share mine with you!)

SO... all of you nominees, well, you're winners. Get you some bling and put in on your blog. It looks like this

and you can pick it up here.

And where you keep your bling is up to you. I know of one Tony Award winner who keeps his on the back of his toilet. I think I'll just leave mine on the sidebar.

(Bonus points for anyone who thinks to count how many times I used think/thinking/thought in this post. What do you win for those bonus points? Ummmm... hmmm...I don't know how to come up with any bling for that. Sorry)


bubandpie said...

Oooh, nice title! You wield the Shakespeare well, my friend.

That's the great thing about Bono. His lyrics are really quite heavy-handed in some ways, and yet it's possible to completely overlook what he's singing about. It took me a very long time, for instance, before I clued in that "The End of the World" was written from the point of view of Judas.

Her Bad Mother said...

Oh, am honoured! (I *do*, in fact, have some of these, but I put the buttons in posts rather than in my sidebar because, well, it was easier.)

Christine said...

awesome! You truly are a great writer--display your bling proudly! and good choices for 5 more recipients.

Mad Hatter said...

Thanks a bushel and a peck. I did receive this a while back but like Bad I put it on the post. Maybe I'll have to take this honour as an impetus to put the bling up on the side bar. I really do appreciate the nod; it means a lot to me especially in these summer doldrums.

NotSoSage said...

Bloggy-bling well-bestowed. Very well-bestowed, in fact.

(Is it bad that I didn't realise the Mysterious Ways reference until you pointed it out?)

niobe said...

Oooooo. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. I *think* (ROFL at my own exceptionally weak attempt at humor) I have one of those hidden somewhere on my blog, but it was the gold one, which kind of clashes with the rest of my colors.

I very much appreciate your kind words about my blog.

blooming desertpea said...

Well, I think that Congratulations are in order?

*c*lap clap clap**

Jennifer said...

Congrats on the award! I'm new to you (hi!) but looking forward to reading more. :)

- Jennifer (Faking It)

nomotherearth said...

You definitely deserve it, you thinky Maypole, you! Congrats.

jen said...

i love all this thinkity think.

Beck said...

Congrats! I love that you got one and I also love your picks - great choices!

Veronica said...

Aw, shucks, ma'am. Thank you.

Julie Pippert said...

Congratulations!! Well deserved!