Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Blog Awards Rock (and so do I, apparently)

I was not very popular in high school.

I know, I know. That's shocking, because really, I'm so damn cool now, right? But no, not then. I peaked late in life, you see.

So it's pretty fun when One Of The Cool Girls thinks I'm kinda cool, too.

That Girl39 of Forty Not Out (who is really fabulous) has awarded me with:
Now I know that my non-blogging friends right now are like: "Huh? The Zombie Chicken Award?!? And how, exactly, is this a good thing?" But trust me on this one...only the cool girls get 'em. I know. I've looked around.

“The blogger who receives this award believes in the Tao of the zombie chicken – excellence, grace and persistence in all situations, even in the midst of a zombie apocalypse. These amazing bloggers regularly produce content so remarkable that their readers would brave a raving pack of zombie chickens just to be able to read their inspiring words. As a recipient of this world-renowned award, you now have the task of passing it on to at least 5 other worthy bloggers. Do not risk the wrath of the zombie chickens by choosing unwisely or not choosing at all.”

So because I would not want That Girl39 to brave a raving pack of zombie chickens in vain, I shall continue blogging so she is able to read my "inspiring words." And in order to avoid the wrath of said chickens myself, I shall accept the task and pass the award on to 5 other worthy bloggers:

~Jen and Sarah at Momalom because they were one of the first I discovered in this blogging world who really inspired me...and continue to do so on a regular basis with their blunt, insightful much so that I have a quote from one of their posts taped to my wall...and because I am sure Sarah and I would be partners in crime if only we knew each other in Real Life.

~JennyMac at Let's Have a Cocktail..., and I don't care if she's already gotten one of these before and just about every other award out there. She's too damn cool not to get one from me. I mean, she has 658 followers, has been published, writes hilarious posts about everything and nothing, and still manages to find the time to check out other little blogs (such as this one) AND comment on them!

~Simone at The Bottom of the Ironing Basket, who I just discovered but whose images inspire me. I am already addicted.

~Becca at Drama for Mama because her mommy stories make me laugh, and I am pretty sure her daughter will end up marrying my son...simply because they both have the same exact annoying (endearing) qualities and quirks.

~Lucy and Jane at Four Jugs because somehow they manage to constantly write about random topics in a way that makes me desperately want to read them (not to mention their nifty occasional 80's and movie-themed quizzes).

So ladies...thanks for writing, inspiring, and making me laugh. Enjoy your chickens. You deserve 'em. Now, if you'll excuse me, I shall have a martini to celebrate my own zombie chicken fabulousness.


  1. You go girl!!!! Congratulations!!!

  2. congrats! you deserveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!! =)

  3. I believe in the Tao. I do. I do.

    Thanks, Liz. Partners in crime? Absolutely.

  4. Why a-thank a-thank ya! I love Zombie Chickens! Seriously, glad the Four Jugs can serve to entertain you, or at least make you scratch your head. We appreciate the award and are honored to be mentioned on your blog.

  5. I'd like to thank the Academy ... but I'd especially like to thank you, Liz, for the awesome shout-out. Glad we found each other.

  6. Oh thank you so much Liz! I can't believe we only found each other this week....or was it last feels like much longer!!

    Thanks so much for the really lovely comments you have left me and thank you very much for this award/mention here....I am very flattered.

    Off to explore some of the other blogs you nominated....I am already a JennyMac follower and a huge fan, her writing is fantastic and so funny isn't it.

    Have a great day :)

  7. You KNOW I'm jumping for joy over here! Thank you Thank you for awarding me this chicken! I'm honored and hopefully one day our little perfect match kids could meet! Although I'd fear for their offspring!

  8. I too have two boys + one more and have the coolest husband on earth. No really...I think we have to meet.

    It's funny because I was just telling my mother, who I am trying to go visit in Key Biscayne in March, that I wish I had friends in Miami. I used to, but they have all moved away.

    I have been visiting Miami for over thirty years now and have always hated being an outsider in such a cool city. Coming from Colorado, I crave the European flavor and ethnicity.

    Anyway, glad to find you and look forward to reading more of your posts.

  9. Congratulations! I just found your site and I thoroughly enjoyed myself. I'm sure you'll have many happy years of being one of the 'cool' gals. The Zombie Chicken has spoken. ~ Yaya

  10. Get linked on Yaya's Changing World. Today's post explains it all. Hope to see you there.
    ~ Yaya

  11. We tagged you back with another award.

  12. Yay... glad you liked it and that the dead chicken part didnt put you off! And thank you for your lovely words... I was such the nerd in school so to be called cool at the age of 40? I made it!! Am off to check out your fab five... they sound very exciting! x

  13. Congratulatoins. :) And I love that Zombie Chicken and the zen it inspires. THANK YOU Liz. And thank you for your awesome comments about my blog.


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