Monday, July 16, 2007
Ian at Or So I Thought has given me an award! Thank you, thank you, thank you.
It's the Schmooze Award. In New York, where I grew up, a "schmoozer" is one who can talk to anyone about anything. As I stated to Ian in his comments, I always figured I could do that. I just had no idea that anyone was listening.
My mother used to say that I was vaccinated with a phonograph needle (dating myself here,) that no matter what else was going on, there was the steady background drone of me talking, even though no one wanted to hear my running commentary on everything.
When I reached adolescence, I stopped talking to my parents at all except to relay necessary information, like "I'm sick and can't go to school today." It must have been a great relief to them.
Anyway, I'm immensely flattered to have this award because I value the comments to my posts most of all, and really enjoy the dialogs and discussions we have here. Getting to know all of you is like having a birthday every day with lots of fantastic presents.
I now get to give this award to five other bloggers. The people I have chosen are all wonderful at engaging in conversations on their own and other sites.
Molly of The Molly Bawn Chronicles is an Irish charmer who now enriches Florida with her delightful presence. Her blog is filled with both current observations and stories of growing up in Eire, which are always a huge treat.
Lee of Studio Twenty-Three is a peach. She is a marvelous artist and writer who is able to see deeply into an issue and present it with rare honesty and humor. Her second blog, My Letter of the Day, is always hilarious and not to be missed.
Riseoutofme at Riseoutofme is a fairly new pleasure of mine, but has quickly become addictive. I just figured out while collecting her url for this link that she is Molly's sister. (I think.) A talented, delightful family for sure. Her photography is wonderful, too.
La Cubana Gringa at No Method, Just Madness is a doctor with a wicked way with words who is always engaging. She lives in my city, and I know that if I ever need to visit the emergency room, she will make me laugh away my pain.
East Coast Dweller at In Search of Isis is new to me, but has already become a great favorite. He is quirky, intelligent and fun, has many interests, and is willing to follow his random thoughts wherever they may lead.
Read them all and enjoy, with my blessing.
UPDATE: Josie, one of my favorite bloggers at All in Good Time, has also given me this delightful award. Thank you so much, Josie.
I think that if I want to post the award thingie twice, though, I should have the grace to select five more people, but I'm all memed out and need to check the winning bloggers I haven't met yet.
Posted by heartinsanfrancisco at 6:11 PM