I am flustered and flattered that two wonderful lady bloggers seem to have nominated me for an award. I am not much for awards since I do not do this for fame and fortune but mostly for fun, but I would be untruthful if I did not admit I am tickled that someone thinks me awesome. Will the wonders of blogging ever cease?
So let's see now........first I want to express my thanks.
Thank you Bad Word Mama at http://badwordmama.blogspot.com/ and Akashic Window at http://akashicwindow.blogspot.com/ for this unexpected honor.
Now what? I think I am supposed to tell you and the rest of the world 10 things about myself that no one knows.......not so easy when I have claimed to have no secrets and have spent the last 30 years or so blabbing everything to anyone who would listen. However, I will tell you at least a few things that may come to mind in the next 15 seconds.
* I have recently looked into a dark, long uninvestigated pocket of myself and found that I am not really the supposedly wise, tolerant, compassionate, kindly person you and I all thought I was........I am a fraud. I think the real me may be a snobby, supercilious. judgmental, wrathful, vengeful, mean-spirited wretch......at least on alternate Tuesdays anyway. There are those days when I rise out of bed and hardly recognize myself. Of course, being a Gemini I can always cover my shame by declaring my alter ego to be the Saintly one and this evil persona is simply occupying the bodily premises until the "real Lo" returns from doing good deeds somewhere.......it is always a shock to me to discover that traits I thought I had stamped out years ago can be brought back to life by things I hate the most.......like Unmitigated Stupidity......of which there is so much....hence my unfortunate recurring transformations into Ms. Hyde.
* Actually, I guess I am as passionate a hater as I am a lover and my most recent eruptions have not been from the Terrorists, insane and misguided and evil as they obviously are, but the Cowards, our despicable elected officials, who are so in fear of the NRA and their jobs that they cannot enact a single gun control law. Yes, ordinary terrorists maim and kill, but how can we calculate the number who will be maimed and killed by the cowardice of these failures who are supposed to be doing good and consistently do ill or nothing ? I fervently wish for some terrorists who would release 160 trillion STD fleas into the chambers of the houses of Congress. Shakespeare said it best....."A pox on both your houses...."
* The only other thing I can think of to confess right now is that I have been known to flip to the last chapter of some particularly badly written mystery story to find out whodunit without having to read through all those poorly plotted pages.
I will only say that I am properly ashamed of myself, for whatever that is worth. But sometimes it feels so good to be rotten.
So now you know. It will not surprise me if my follower count goes down drastically after this.......I really must learn how to lie. Dammit, I used to know how.....that was before I discovered that it was more trouble than it was worth. Sometimes I regret having lost the skill.
I have now reached the last part of my award tasks...........the bestowing of the award on some of my favorite Blog Stars, and this is harder than confessing my worst sins. How can I possibly choose only 3? (tenks gott my beloved Joe-Cranky Old Man has already been honored with this award so I can ignore him for this effort, but no matter what I do I will have to leave out a bunch of worthy bloggers whom I adore. Shitpissfuck.)
OK. I am going to pass over some of my pet Stars of Blogland who are frequently showered with awards and honors (you know who you are, Murr, Pearl, Mary...) and focus on a few of my quieter favorites who warm my heart and make me proud to be among such noble, interesting, talented, intelligent and brave souls.
Mr. T and Baron
Far Side and Chance
Gretel and her wonderful felt creations
The Middle of Nowhere
Daisy and Herself
Hmmm.....I seem to have exceeded the suggested number of 3 honorees....oh, what the hell.....it 's my blog and I am the Awarder, so revel in your glory you dear folk and thanks for all the pleasure you bring me.