Post Perfect

A Perfect Post

It's the first of June.

This means 1) My bills are overdue 2) Holy shit, it's June! 3) It's time for May's Perfect Post awards.

In previous months I've wanted to recognize lesser-read writers. But this time, to ignore a bigger shot and one of her most impressive of all her very impressive posts would be like ignoring the pink elephant in the room. (Not that she's an elephant--elephants don't have blogs. They much prefer traditional diaries. Also, their sons aren't nearly as handsome sporting a hat.)

Rebecca? Girl? Girl's Gone Child? You amaze me with stunning regularity. It's hard to choose from your buffet of literary deliciousness that you serve up with consistent wit and craftsmanship. But if your essay, "This is Not My Home" isn't a perfect post then I don't know what is.

If you're not a regular reader of hers, you need to be. If you are, go read this one again.

I don't want to give anything away, but I swear on my [looks around hotel room for something clever to swear on...nope, nothing comes to mind] it's worth your while.


Separately Cristina (a pretty perfect poster in her own right) has gone and made me all blushy and happy by awarding one of my own posts. Thank you! Republicans with no sense of humor might want to skip this one. That means you, Condi. Yeah, you. I know you lurk here late at night.

And then, just as I'm about to publish this post, the absurdly popular and artistically incomparable Karen Rani goes and emails me that she also liked something I wrote here this month. So now I've gone from humbled to a little embarrassed, actually.

Thank you, both of you. It's been the kind of week where a couple of virtual pats on the back done me good. Really good.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Will check the links thanks!

as for the post below...there is enough love to go around..there will never be a limit! :)

6/1/06, 5:11 AM  
Blogger Sandra said...

Rebecca couldn't be more talented. I loved that post as well - great choice!

And I am not even a little bit surprised that TWO of your posts were nominated. You too amaze us all with "stunning regularity". Congrats :)

6/1/06, 5:28 AM  
Blogger Karen Bodkin said...

I wasn't surprised to see another award go to you - you frigging rock!

"absurdly popular and artistically incomparable?" Wow. Thanks. That made my day! You're so sweet!
Have a great day!

6/1/06, 7:18 AM  
Blogger The Domesticator said...

Rebecca's post was wonderful. I loved it.

Congrats to you, too! well deserved *clapping hands*

6/1/06, 8:18 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your fans love you. Hooray Hooray. And GGC's post was excellent!

6/1/06, 9:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congrats! Well deserved! I am going to take a peek at your pick now!

6/1/06, 9:39 AM  
Blogger nonlineargirl said...

I always enjoy GGC. I'd been thinking that your ice cream post was nomination-worthy. I have been laughing about it for days.

6/1/06, 11:41 AM  
Blogger Andrea said...

I second these nominations, both Rebecca's and yours. I also nominated one of Rebecca's posts, though a different one than yours.

And I agree with Sunshine Scribe. You and Rebecca are both stunning writers.

6/1/06, 11:42 AM  
Blogger Cristina said...

Yeah, congratulations on BOTH of your nominations! :)

I also love GGC's writing. And that post in particular was very well done. Great choice!

6/1/06, 11:56 AM  
Blogger GIRL'S GONE CHILD said...

THANK YOU. There are so many amazing posts DAILY that I wouldn't even know where to begin with nominating buy YOU my dear are deserving of all and any awards for making me laugh every day. Fist to the chest sister. Respek. Love.

6/1/06, 12:35 PM  
Blogger carrie said...

Thank you for pointing me in the direction of girl's gone child. What a great essay, certainly deserving of your Perfect post award!

I wish I could write like that.

Can't believe she's 24, WOW!

6/1/06, 12:54 PM  
Blogger j.sterling said...

so much damn love in blogland, it kicks some serious ass!

6/1/06, 1:55 PM  
Blogger Stacy said...

Thanks for pointing the way to the Girls Gone Child post. Well worth the visit!

I feel a lot of love in the room.

6/1/06, 1:59 PM  
Blogger Carolyn S. said...

Congratulations! I don't know where I would start in giving you a perfect post award. Far too many to choose from. I am however partial to tellings of family gatherings though.

6/1/06, 2:04 PM  
Blogger Chicky Chicky Baby said...

Congrats on your awards (I'm actually surprised you didn't get more) and well done on your choice of nominee.

Keep spreading that love.

6/1/06, 3:25 PM  
Blogger Mel said...

Congratulations twice, and excellent choice! I can't believe I didn't know about GGC already. Thanks for the nudge. :)

6/1/06, 4:06 PM  
Blogger Suburban Turmoil said...

How perfect that both you and Rebecca got two awards each! It's a Perfect Post first! (and second!) Congrats! And great post selection!

6/1/06, 4:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your post and the one you nominated are both wonderful pieces. I would not have discovered either of you (or would have, given time?) if it hadn't been for these awards. What a nice thing.


6/1/06, 6:54 PM  
Blogger Debbie said...

Congratulations to the deservingest of deservers. :)

6/1/06, 8:08 PM  
Blogger josetteplank.com said...

My dear, you write a month's worth of perfect posts. Congrats on being recognized for your dang good blogging.

*round of applause*

6/1/06, 10:47 PM  
Blogger Momma G said...

Congrats...you done good.

6/2/06, 12:31 AM  
Blogger Undercover Angel said...

Congratulations! I can't think of anyone who deserves it more!

6/2/06, 1:26 AM  
Blogger Catherine said...

Exponential congratulations!!

6/2/06, 1:43 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congrats! You and GGC are two of my favorite bloggers. To quote George Constanza, I feel like worlds are colliding!

6/2/06, 10:39 AM  
Blogger MrsFortune said...

I'm with Jozet! Perfect posts abound. I'm just bummed that I don't get over here on a daily basis anymore. :(

6/2/06, 12:08 PM  
Blogger macboudica said...

Congratulations on your awesome bloggin'!

6/2/06, 3:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i don't know about you, missy. a few more of these "perfect posts" and i, for one, am gonna be waaaay too intimidated to leave comments!

by the way, after your head reaches a certain level of "bigness", is it hard to keep *both* eyes on the screen at the same time?? (just wonderin'..) hee hee!!

congratulations... on both posts. as usual, they really were hilarious and/or wonderful!

6/2/06, 11:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm so happy to have found your blog ... being new to this and all, I've surprised myself with how 'addicted' I've become so quickly! It's been a pleasure spending some time hear reading your posts. I guess I need to sign up for a creative writing class ... sigh.

6/3/06, 12:07 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations! Congratulations! (2x, for two posts.) You deserve it, and more.

Could the Bloggies be far behind?

(And thanks for the links. Am off to check them out,)

6/3/06, 12:09 AM  

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