As the title says, I'm not feeling too good about myself today. The green-eyed monster reared its ugly head this morning and I let it have its way with me for a few minutes.
Giving and getting blog awards is quite the business in the blog-o-sphere and some people seem to get them every day for being creative or crafty or funny or retro-cool or whatever. On some blogs, you can scroll down miles and view one blog award after another. Yay for them.
And even though you say you don't CARE about getting awards, let's not kid ourselves--we've wanted to be praised for our efforts ever since we popped out of the womb. "Oh how nice--you got a gold star in kindergarten!" "Good going--you got an "A" on your spelling test!" "I'm so proud of you for that "E" in Citizenship!" "Fantastic--you're in Honors English (we'll ignore that you're also in Remedial Math . . .") "Wow! You got the job!" And always through my life, my mother would read a poem or short story I'd written and say, "That's so good, Christine--you should send it in!"
The one time I submitted a collection of poems for publication I got turned down by four editors. That nipped THAT in the bud.
All that being said, when I started my daily perusal of my favorite blogs, I saw that one of them had gotten an award (totally deserved), then saw that ANOTHER had gotten the same award (also totally deserved). Now, the Saints just won the Super Bowl, New Orleans has a new mayor, and Sarah Palin hasn't yet announced that she's running for President. Things that should supersede everything else and no matter what, make me happy.
I sat here, staring at the computer screen, seriously thinking about ending it all. (My blog, silly, not ME). "Wah" I moaned. "I NEVER get any of those damn stupid awards. BOO HOO!" Then, morosely and slowly (although I'm not sure anyone ever did anything fast while morose), I scrolled down a bit further on Miz Chicken's blog, and saw:
Now that I have given you my 7 things you didn't know, I am challenging these funny, vintage girls to do the same. I bequeath upon you this fabulous Kreativ Blogger award...
Chris from I'm Not Old, I'm Vintage. She knows her vintage glassware and has a wicked sense of humor to boot. I'm betting there are very few things on this earth that Chris hasn't tried!
Actually, there ARE a few things on this earth that I haven't tried, but eating humble pie isn't one of them. I've done it before and I'm doing it now. Thank you, my dear friend Anna.
(And as soon as I get my head out of my ass I'll respond to the award)