Thursday, September 20, 2007

Making Nice

Ian at Or So I Thought has awarded me the Nice Matters Award. That is sooo ... nice. My mother would be thrilled as she valued niceness above most things, and worried that I would never qualify.

In Ian's words, "nice" means "positive thoughts, uplifting passages, provocative meaning, humor, honesty and a host of other considerations."

I am lazy. I am not going to offer my own definition. Ian is an excellent writer as well as a genuinely nice person. His definition is quite good enough for me.

And now I have to pass it on to five other bloggers who are notably and notoriously nice.

David at Witnessing Am I practices kindness. He can always find something wonderful to say about everyone's posts in comments that are positive and encouraging, so he defines "nice" for me.

Katrice at Still Thinking... Have a Seat is a veritable sweetheart who is not afraid to say what she thinks, but always makes a conscious effort not to hurt feelings and to be supportive.

Sweet Pea at Little Pea is a blithe spirit whose posts are so much fun to read, partly because she is quite adorable and partly because she fits every definition I have ever heard of "nice."

Jay at Kill The Goat is a wonderful writer who is able to focus her readers on any issue, large or small, with immense charm. She never preaches, but she is persuasive.

CEO at The Morning Meeting is always supportive of others. He tries hard to cheer those who need it, to encourage all around him, and seems to carry his own sunshine through life.

Big Brother at Life in the Twilight Zone, who gave this award to Ian, has designed a Nice Matters Award for diabetics and others who prefer to limit their intake of sugar. I am posting both the original one and his, so that my awardees may choose which they prefer to flaunt on their sidebars.


Ian Lidster said...

I knew I'd made a good choice in you and I also agree about the saccharine nature of the original icon. I think I'll post the other in my sidebar, too.

la cubana gringa said...

Congrats on your niceness! And I'll have to check out your other peeps!

meno said...

Hey! Did i count six? That was nice of you.

heartinsanfrancisco said...


Thanks again. Wow.

Is it true that nice girls finish last?

La Cubana,

Try it, you'll like it.


The sixth, Big Brother, already got his. I mentioned him because he designed the new, improved award with the Cheshire cat.

thailandchani said...

I got this one, too. It's kind of.. well.. nice... isn't it? :)

Some more blogs to check out!



urban-urchin said...

You are funny too, I like that in a nice person....

heartinsanfrancisco said...


Actually, it's kind of embarrassing. And I'm really not that nice.


Now funny I can get into. Thank you!!

Ian Lidster said...

And, I answered my five questions from you, if you would like to check.

heartinsanfrancisco said...

Hey, Ian, I already did. You should check in once in awhile and see what's happening on your own blog!

Franki said...

Gee Susan, I can't beleive I didn't get this one with my charitable prewritten suicide notes. ;)

I mean I'm practically Mother Theresa with all my spider-hating and constant bitching.

heartinsanfrancisco said...

Mother Franki,

You're right. What was I thinking?

You deserve your very own award. I"m working on it. Really.

WNG said...

Well, you are nice. I'm not so I know what I'm talking about:)

MsLittlePea said...

THANKS for the award. I'm in the middle of updating my links so I'll get a new post passing it on sometime today. Thank you thank you thank you!!

heartinsanfrancisco said...


You are TOO nice. So there.

Sweet Pea,

I look forward to seeing who you pass it on to.

The CEO said...

Wow, thank you do much. I come home from Yom Kipper and find out that I'm not such a miserable person after all. You made my day. Now, I have something to live up to.

heartinsanfrancisco said...


Well, how very timely, then. Glad I could help.

Anonymous said...

Congrats! And very nice bloggers that you awarded too!

heartinsanfrancisco said...


Oh, well, you're ALL so very nice. Sometimes you just have to do eeny meeny miny moe (catch a blogger by the toe.)

Open Grove Claudia said...

Hurray! It's so nice to see nice people being nice.

heartinsanfrancisco said...


So nice of you to say so. :)

katrice said...

Thanks so much! I shall pass the torch with pride.

Please pass the ketchup.

heartinsanfrancisco said...


Coming right up, Ma'am. Would you like fries with your fries?