Thursday, January 31, 2008

Cyber Lovin' ... Had Me a Blast

First things first: Monday Missions. I was too sick over the weekend to think up a list for the February Missions, but fear not. Here they are:

2/4 Off for Mardi Gras. No mission this week.
OK, OK, I know you all don't celebrate Mardi Gras (but you should!) Really, I'm taking the day off because I will be flying to California this day (and theives... don't get any bright ideas. My home is guarded by an attack cat). So relax. Write whatever you want, and we'll see you back for the next Monday.

2/11 Promotion Recommendation
(In this post by the lovely Jen from Get in the Car writes: "In the Air Force, officers are expected to write their own OPRs for their commander to sign off on. An OPR is a progress report that evaluates how you are doing and whether you should be considered for promotion.") So write your recommendation for a promotion. Go ahead. Toot your own horn.

2/18 Homage to another blogger.
Write a post in the style of another blogger. This is in honor of the other person, so be nice, but have fun!

2/25 Award acceptance speech
Oscar or anything else. Will you be humble or boastful? Who will you thank? Who will you forget to thank? Will the music cut you off?

(little aside to LaskiGal - thanks for delurking. your webpage isn't linked from your profile page, so I can't come visit you. Help!)

OK. Now, on to the awards (apparently I need to write my own acceptance speech right now). Perhaps you all knew I was about to get hit with the plague, and wanted to bolster me up, but last week it seemed to be raining awards. I tried to keep track of them all, and now I'm going to say thanks and try to pass them along, like the good little blogger that I am.




CandyGirl (who flies!) from I Can Fly, Just Not Up! awarded me with a Daily Dose, saying "PM, at "Painted Maypole", who "gets" all my theatrical silliness, and shares the details of her life and work with me..." Shucks. CGF is a fellow theatre geek, and I love the video clips she puts up. And her stories of her Wee Three Girlies.

I'm going to pass this on to my real life friend over at On Dragonfly Wings who provides me with a daily dose of The Little Mister... since I am too far away to actually shower him with love. I'm so glad you started blogging.

From the lovely bipolarlawyercook I received this doozy of an award: calling me a "Down to Earth Drama Mama." Thanks. I try to keep my feet on the ground while I reach for the stars. He he. To pass this one on....I'm going to give it to Kyla who has Mad Skillz keeping her sanity as a parent of a child who needs a lot of extra attention, and then going back to college on top of it. Way better skillz then any balancing of cans on a forehead, although that may come in handy at all the frat parties she'll be attending now that she is a coed. Oh. And she's got pretty good skillz with that new camera she got for Christmas!

From Tracey at Just another mommy blog and the crazy gal RimaRama I received this:

I'm trying not be disappointed, because I thought for sure that my blog would get a triple X rating, but since I didn't get that, Excellent is pretty good. Seriously, thanks, ya'll. But how do I pass this on? All the blogs I read are excellent, of course. I will give it to Catherine at Everyday Life as Lyric Poetry for, in addition to everyday excellence, her excellent series on world religions, which has been so thought provoking and world expanding for me.

And finally, I received a big bloggy kiss


from Jen at A2eatwrite and Ewe at Wherever Ewe Go, There Ewe Are. I'm going to send this bloggy kiss on to Joy, who tells us she is going through a rough time these days, and could perhaps use a little cyber lovin' to cheer her up (and not in a pornographic way, 'K?)

Whew. Wow. That was a lot of awards. Which means I was richly loved by so many of you last week, when I was feverish and achy and miserable, and I thank you for that, very much. You like me, you really like me! Now... go spread the the cyber love.

26 comments:

E said...

Thanks for turning me on to some really special blogs. I have been reading yours for a bit, and really enjoying the visits...Hope you feel better soon...

Karen said...

congratulations on your bloggy awards!
Any thoughts on how someone suffering through a cold New England Winter could jump in on the Mardi Gras fun even though she absolutely has to stay in cold, dreary New England?
Send ideas! (when you are better)
Feel better!

wheelsonthebus said...

COngrats on the awards!

Emily

Family Adventure said...

Wow. Lots of blingage! Congrats.

Happy weekend,

Heidi

girlymom said...

Congratulations on all of your awards! I hope you are feeling better. :)

Kyla said...

Thank you so much! I can also juggle. It totally impresses the under 5 crowd. I think I'll work on that can balancing act next. ;)

Jen M. said...

I just love your MM ideas - even when I don't do them it is great to see where people take the idea...

Have a great weekend!

Mad Hatter said...

oooo, some good missions coming up. I'll see what I can do. And now some more bloggers I should read? Aieee, while the bounty ever cease?

Jennifer said...

New blogs for me to read. Hooray! Congrats on your awards, well-deserved, and I'm glad you're feeling better. Just in time for the grand finale to Mardi Gras!

Maddy said...

Ahhh lovely. What a great lot of bloggers there are.
Best wishes

Kathryn said...

I love the Monday Missions! Great ideas!
Congrats on all of your well deserved awards!

niobe said...

Yay for your many awards!

MamaGeek said...

Congrats on all that bling!

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

You are richly loved and that's a great place to be! Have a wonderful trip. And you deserve all those awards! Yay!

jen said...

you are a great big bundle of creative joy.

Luisa Perkins said...

Most excellent post title! Congratulations.

the dragonfly said...

Awwww....thanks!! It's like a cyber hug! :)

(except now I have that song in my head...*sigh*)

Tracey said...

You're so loved!!! Cool beans...

Hey - so can I now say that a friend of a friend knows Julie Andrews?!? That would just make my day...

realitytesting said...

I love posts like this, where someone I like to read recommends some blogs I don't read....new places to visit. Thanks

carrie said...

Nothing like some bloggy love to make you feel better! :) Congratulations!

Glad you're feeling groovy again.

JCK said...

Love your February missions! Very cool. And what a wonderful world to come back to ..the world of awards. Congrats, girl!! Hope you are feeling more like yourself now.

susiej.com said...

Yes you are richly loved... well said.

Catherine said...

Congrats to you...and thank you! I feel so honored! I'm still on vacation, but will give a proper thanks and pass on as soon as I re-emerge in the world...

LaskiGal said...

Wow--are you popular!!!

CURSES to my profile page . . . just in case it isn't there: http://laskigal.blogspot.com/

I love these missions!!! What fun!!! I can't stop using exclamation points!!!

slouching mom said...

Not that you need any more awards -- but there's one waiting for you at my place.

Christine said...

hey--i have a little giftie for you--i'll send it this week.

and my kids are loving the beads, etc. i am going to write a post about it soonish!

xoxo
c--



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