Another blogger has decided I'm deserving of the "Very Inspiring Blogger Award". This award circulated through my blogging circle around January/February - Sherry Ellis won it first and gave it to Chrys Fey. Chrys wanted to award it to me, but saw that Sherry had already done it, so she gave it to Cherdo. Cherdo thought "bugger it" and gave it to me anyway, while also giving one to Janie Junebug. After a long wait, Janie decided I deserved it again.
You guys... I'm blushing like a schoolboy smitten.
Here are the rules:
1. Thank the blogger (Thank you Janie!)
2. Upload a picture of the award (Oh, right)
3. Mention three things that have inspired you in the last few weeks.
4. Nominate 15 other bloggers (I'm changing that to 2. Read the last award post for my explanation)
5. Let them know they've won.
Three things that have inspired me:
Well the first is Janie giving me this award. I never know how to handle such compliments without sounding arrogant, but I really do appreciate the vote of confidence. It's nice to know that that the things I do and believe get noticed and looked at favourably. It makes me want to do it more.
While we're talking about feedback, I've done a number of things lately which people have been really encouraging about. Things like the speech I made at my sister's 21st birthday, the one-off quiz night fundraiser I hosted at St Joseph's Primary School, my job producing a radio show lately and the footy umpiring I do every week. Things into which I put a lot of effort. I've been getting a lot of congratulations for these things and from unexpected places too.
I listen to the Monday Morning Podcast with Bill Burr and in a recent episode he talked about how he was once watching Judge Judy with his friend Patrice O'Neal. They were laughing about how angry she gets with no provocation so Bill tried to convince Patrice to play a game with him. One of them would sue the other one (didn't matter who or for what), they'd get themselves onto the show and then they'd both see how angry they could get her. Afterwards they'd pay each other back any money they owe and it would be like it never happened. I loved that idea so much and I wish I'd gotten to see it happen. Those two were the perfect people to pull it off - I imagined Patrice saying "Hey Lady, be quiet when a man is talking." And Bill yelling "Yeah, you tell him judge! Show him who's boss!" I pictured the crowd doubling over with laughter and the bailiff not even being able to keep a straight face. It made me want to find more laughter in life. I do think I'm funny, but it's all "wit" funny - I don't yet know how to pick out the ridiculousness in life. That story made me want to work on that.
So now the nominations:
- Theresa Mahoney at Theresa's Mixed Nuts - She seems to have a really good close-knit family around her and I love hearing about them. And her partnership with Golden Blossom Honey is fantastic, because the photos she puts up of the food look so, so, so good.
- Caitlin S at Candy Floss & Persie - She's a big fashionista, but while most fashionistas talk about nothing else, she's so much deeper than that. She often makes moral points that make me think "Shit, you nailed that!" And I can relate to a lot of the things she enjoys.