Catching Up on a Little News for Blah, Blah, Blah Day

>> Monday, April 19, 2010

I thought today would be a good day to catch everyone up on a little news about some things I mentioned in some prior posts.  After all, this past Saturday was Blah, Blah, Blah Day on the calendar of weird holidays you never heard of before.  (Go ahead, Google it.)  Since I don't post a blog on Saturdays, and you wouldn't read it if I did, I chose to defer recognition of said holiday until today.

To start, I thought some of you might be interested in knowing that despite Houdini's trauma of being trapped in Toddler's room with a child that was supposed to be napping, I have had to chase Houdini from Toddler's bed each day.  He really never does learn.

Moving on to other tidbits, I was on the phone with an old friend (and mother of two).  We decided that if Dante were a modern parent, he would add a section in his Inferno to include a special place in hell for receptionists that don't let children go potty.  Similarly, we think that new angel wings might be in order for patient shoe salespeople at Stride Rite.  Think about it -- can there be a more difficult retail job than that?

For those of you that were inspired (or stunned) by National Blame Someone Else Day and are reeling in shock from not knowing about Blah, Blah, Blah Day, I thought you might appreciate the following additional little-known holidays:  April 11th was Eight Track Tape Day.  Did you miss it?  Never fear.  You can make up for it by remembering the holiday we all should pay attention to now, Richter Scale Day on April 26th.  I also like that the 26th is Hug an Australian Day. I would, but I'm not in Australia, and none of them are visiting me next week.  (And you thought it was just Secretary's Day.  Yeesh, are you out of the loop or what?)  Today's holidays are National Garlic Day and Patriot's Day, so if you are in Boston, you probably have the day off, and you should go to the North End and have some pasta for the rest of us.

On to other life shattering news (my life, not yours), I was recently granted a very prestigious honor. Okay, okay, you pinned me down, it was on April 6th and I'm just now telling you about it.  Shoot me. 

Anyway, back to my story, I was recently given my very first BLOGGER AWARD from another blogger.  Yes!  I was granted this lovely Beautiful Blogger Award from my dear friend Janis (aka @sneakpeekatme):


Oh, the miracles of the internet and social media.  Someone who has never laid eyes on me thinks I am beautiful based only on the pictures I post and my fantabulous writing style.  I did notice that Janis was giving out two bloggy awards that day.  There was the Beautiful Blogger Award, and also the Prolific Blogger Award.  Now, on first blush, I would have nominated myself for "Prolific Blogger" with all the posting I do, but I am much happier receiving the Beautiful Blogger Award.  It sounds a little bit nicer for a first award than one that merely acknowledges that I'm a bit in love with the sound of my own keyboard.  Even better, the rules for accepting the Beautiful Blogger Award are quite a bit more relaxed.  I only need to give this award to 7 + 7 Beautiful Bloggers.  (Now you know why I've taken so long to accept my award.  Janis knows all the people I know and then some!)

So, my 14 recipients are below (because 7+7 = 14, you know.  And if you didn't know ... well, I don't know what to say to that).

First, I want to give this award to John @johncaveosborne and his blog And Triplets Make Six and Ron @CK_Lunchbox and his blog Clark Kent's Lunchbox.  I hope you gentlemen will forgive me calling you "beautiful" and accept that this is the only award I have to pass along to two of my favorite bloggers.  (Ron, I know you claim to thrive on external validation, so I hope this counts.)

Next, the award goes to @meltdownfreedisney for her blog ... well, Meltdown Free Disney

Then we must include the Delirious Mommy for her blog ... (wait for it) ... The Delirious Mommy

and Ann for her blog Jack's Journey and Then Some

And @abbiperets for her blog You Get What You Get

And Brenda (@mamabegood), our former Shout Out participant, for her blog Mama Be Good 

And to Erin (@QueenofSpain) primarily because she feels the same about playing with children that I do, she just has the guts to admit it in her blog Queen of Spain.

This next one will seem from left field because she doesn't even know I read her blog, but to the author of The Fearless Formula Feeder for a courageous blog that tackles a very hot topic in a calm and sensible way.  If we all approached controversial subjects with the same respect and consideration that she demonstrates, I think we would all find that we accomplish a lot more.

Moving on, here is to Dazee Dreamer for her blog Crazy Daze & Nites

and to Molly, aka, @salamicat, for Life With the Campbells

and to @Duane_Scott for (surprisingly) Duane-Scott

and ... wait, that's only twelve.  That's right, 6+6 not 7+7.  For the time being, I am holding two spots in reserve and I will announce them on a future post.  Stay tuned ....

Okay, are you all still with me?  Still paying attention?  I didn't lose you on the other blogs, did I?  Trust me, they are all worth looking into.  Not all of them are humor blogs, but all of them have something worthwhile to say, even if you might find that you disagree with what they say. Nonetheless, I do hope you manage to find your way back here from time to time.

Award winners, now you have to pass this award along to 7 + 7 Beautiful Bloggers, too.  (See, there is always a catch, isn't there?)

Whew!  That was a busy post about Blah, Blah, Blah.  Okay, be sure to join me tomorrow when I will be celebrating National Look Alike Day.  I think I have to call my sister and celebrate the day with her.  It would only be fitting.


MOLLYC April 19, 2010 at 8:26 AM  

I am very honored to be mentioned in your wonderful blog. Potty training for me as a mom was...wait for it...TWENTY FIVE YEARS AGO!!!!! my love to you, molly

Dazee Dreamer April 19, 2010 at 10:03 AM  

Thank you so much for the award. I am new to this blogging world, so hopefully I can come up with 7 + 7. I'm sure I will. Thanks again.

Clark Kent's Lunchbox April 19, 2010 at 10:17 AM  

Yes, this counts as external validation (LOL!) Thank you for your graciousness; I'm touched you think of me (I won't speak for John) as beautiful.

Duane Scott April 19, 2010 at 10:53 AM  

Thank you for the award! Makes my day :) And yes, the beautiful one is better than prolific blogger one.

Have a good day!

Brenda April 19, 2010 at 1:08 PM  

Wait, wait! Let me put my lip gloss back on before everyone knocks on my door! Thank you so much for mentioning me (twice, now!). I love that your blog list is so wide and varied. And, yes, you are bee-youtiful!

Anonymous April 20, 2010 at 7:50 PM  

like my buddy, ron, i'm very touched to receive any refence that pertains to both me and beauty.

PS -- i'm MEGA hot.

and you're mega-sweet. many thanks!

Karin Kysilka April 21, 2010 at 7:31 PM  

Y'all deserve it! (Technically, I now live south of the Mason-Dixon line, so I am allowed to say "y'all" even if it sounds odd with my mid-atlantic accent.

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