A most excellent friend

The nicest surprise awaited me when I logged on today and started reading my blog reader. A most excellent person nominated me for a blog excellence award. The rules for accepting this award are as follows: "E for Excellence is a blog award for all of you out there who have Excellent Blogs. By accepting this Excellent Blog Award, you have to award it to ten more people whose blogs you find Excellent Award worthy. You can give it to as many people as you want but please award at least ten."

Frankly, it's a "love-fest" as everyone nominates people they like personally, but who am I to argue when someone sends me an award?

I would like - no, make that love - to lead you to the blogger who nominated my little blog for this award: Girl, Dislocated ! The fact that she even has time to blog astounds me! Her story is an example to others of how to lead your life: to the fullest, damn it! and f-uck the things that stand in your way, like a genetic disorder that would challenge even the most physically or mentally strong among us.

And so to fulfill the rest of my obligations: here are the most-excellent blogs that I feel are deserving of this recognition:

One Step Beyond:
This blog is written by someone I've known for over 30 years. It consists of intelligently written observations about both the lighter and serious slices of life. Go there and show him some link-love.

Mocha Momma: Someone who REALLY knows how to write. Due to the press of work her posts have become less frequent, but you need to have her on your blogroll, nevertheless.

Hymn: I discovered his blog through RW and have been "in like" ever since. His ability to describe a situation with wit and unerring accuracy make you feel like you're there and laughing with him. Imagine John Cleese writing about life and you've found Carlton.

A little bird told me: As someone who loves history, I fell in love with this blog! She shows us what it was like to live during WWII through letters written between her grandmother's brothers and sisters. How amazing that these letters survived, and every family member's letter is an example of the lost art of letter-writing! It's like a mini-series, only better, because it's real.

Americans in Singapore: In the not-too-distant-future this will probably be re-named as the author and her husband are re-patriating back to the US, but I have so enjoyed reading about what it's like to live in a foreign culture. Go back and read her archives for a rich experience.

Miss Britt: Is there anyone out there who HASN'T found this blog yet? She has a strong grip on word-smithing far beyond her years (yes, I'm very jealous). I always find something to laugh about and yet, when she writes about a serious topic, I sit up and listen (read harder, I mean).

Ready Steady Go: Another blog that makes me smile or say "hmmm". Always interesting, often giggle-provoking.

The following two blogs need no introduction or comment since they're beyond famous and my comments cannot possibly make them more so -- but go there anyway:



Again, many thanks to Girl, Dislocated for this award. And, last, but not least, to the person who developed this award and made my "fame" possible: Shannon, over at The Mommy Project. It made my day!


Dave2 said...

Beyond famous!! Well, that certainly blew the cap off my ego!

Thanks for the kind words. :-)

Avitable said...

Awww, thanks! You are pretty excellent, too. But what's that second blog (One Step Beyond) on your list doing there? :D

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for linking to the new blog! I apreciate it!

Mocha said...

Proud to call you my friend and just as pleased to have my friend say lovely things about my writing. Wow, woman. You know how to make a girl feel special. Ok, so "girl" was a stretch, but that's the joy in my writing! Hyperbole!

Thanks, Mrs. RW!

Girl, Dislocated said...

Even if I didn't like you personally, you'd still be excellent! :)

And thank you for those incredibly kind words. I don't know if I've quite lived up to them, but I'm trying my best like everyone else...

Miss Britt said...

Awwwwww, thank you. Gosh, what nice things to say. *blush*

Anonymous said...

Thank you! I am honored. I can't wait to check out some of those other blogs!

Helen said...

gorsh, I'm embarrassed that it took me 3 weeks (almost to the day!) to realize you've complimented me so mightily. aww! thanks!