My Inbox: Officially Filled With Love

Well what a nice little weekend it's been so far! Nothing like five straight weeks working 6-7 days a week to make you appreciate sitting down with your daughter to watch the same scene from Finding Nemo 67 times in a row. Even the acid reflux somehow is more enjoyable when you can experience it not from your desk, but from the comfort of your own cat dander-encrusted bed.

But if that weren't enough, I get all these lovely emails to boot. First, one from someone who googled death and Hallmark, found himself at this post, then took the time to write me a sweet note about sinners spending an eternity without God in a lake of fire. I never stop being amazed at the kindness of strangers, taking time out of their busy lives to worry about my eternal salvation at the hands of a loving, benevolent God. This anonymous gentleman was so eager to share his thoughts with me, he didn't even take the time to spell a lot of the words right in his email. Now that's saying something.

Then Kelly from A Child Is Born, not wanting to be outdone, emailed to tell me that I won my very first ROFL award for my Oscar wrap-up. But the best part is that in her post, she managed to compare me to maple syrup. Do you think there will be maple syrup when I get to hell? I bet there's just that Aunt Jemima crap. Wouldn't that be a shame.

February ROFL Award

And then, just as I'm feeling a bit less of a thinker than my normal self, what with that placenta miraculously snaking its way up through my body and into my skull cavity, Lawyer Mama and Karyn from Vexed in the City each nominate me for a Thinking Blogger Award, putting me amidst some very esteemed company of thinkers.

I've been told that I have several responsibilities that go along with this honor. First, as an ambassador of thinkers worldwide, I must start upping my ratio of crossword puzzle completions to non-completions by finally committing to memory the four-letter answer to Algerian Port. Second, I'm obligated to appear at copious ribbon cutting ceremonies of new Trump properties around the country. And finally, in classic blog-award-cum-meme style, I must think good and hard about five other people deserving of this award.

I'm going to go off the beaten path just a bit here with my choices and spread the Einsteinian love to those who I think truly take blogging to the next level:

1) Prescott of Imperfect Parent. I don't always agree with him, but he does make me think. I like that in a feller. Hell of a site he's got there, and they employ some of my favorite writers.

2, 3) Lindsay from Suburban Turmoil and Mama K at Petroville for having just celebrated one year of their Perfect Post Awards. It's such a cool thing in that anyone can nominate anyone and always leads me to discover some great writers on the first of every month. Score one for true democracy.

4)Asha from ParentHacks, potentially the hardest working woman in the blogging business and the first person I email when I'm like "I don't understand! What's an RSS?" (Admittedly tech stuff is not my forte.)

5) Lisa Stone, author of Surfette and co-founder of BlogHer. Talk about a thinker. She has given amazing legitimacy to that which we do here every day. And I'm not just saying that because I get a check every month for $26.15 from the ad network.


Blogger S said...

First, as an ambassador of thinkers worldwide, I must start upping my ratio of crossword puzzle completions to non-completions by finally committing to memory the four-letter answer to Algerian Port.

I had to read this aloud to my Will Shortz-infatuated husband. And I am still laughing, because I (you) got him all hot and bothered: he couldn't come up with the 4-letter answer to Algerian Port!

My crossword puzzle tip? It's always Uta Hagen, every time. How Shortz and his ilk love Uta.

Congrats. on the well-deserved awards.

3/11/07, 10:47 AM  
Blogger Kimberly said...

Yes, congrats on the awards and thank you for your kind words in my direction. Very cool beans :)

3/11/07, 10:49 AM  
Blogger Kelly said...

Good writers always go to heaven. And in heaven, there will be lots and lots of pure maple syrup. No corn syrup allowed beyond the pearly gates.

3/11/07, 10:56 AM  
Blogger Suburban Turmoil said...

Congratulations to you and thanks for the cool award. What an honor to be in such esteemed company!

3/11/07, 11:05 AM  
Blogger Undercover Angel said...

Congratulations on the awards! Nobody deserves it more than you do!

3/11/07, 11:10 AM  
Blogger Bonnie said...

Bravo for great writing! Just keep them coming. What a great place to present quality work. Love this web 2.0.
See The Lives of Others if you haven't and can fit it in.

3/11/07, 11:50 AM  
Blogger Redneck Mommy said...

Linky love. I likey...

Congrats on being a thinker! Whoo hoo! You certainly outshone me when you actually thought about who you would chose to nominate. Hence the thinking award.

I just spun my chair around and pointed blindly at the screen.

May not have had a whole lot of thought behind it, but it was fun!!


3/11/07, 1:48 PM  
Blogger Mahlers On Safari said...

Congrats on all the congrats.

3/11/07, 2:23 PM  
Blogger Lawyer Mama said...

Ooh, great choices!

3/11/07, 2:40 PM  
Blogger Fairly Odd Mother said...

Many congrats to you on the awards! And, I don't believe in hell so you can just join me in my maple syrup river in the sky.

3/11/07, 3:59 PM  
Blogger SUEB0B said...

Well, you are a funny genius, so of course you deserve it. You also look great in Y's video.

WTF did dude object to in that hallmark post?? People!

3/11/07, 4:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey well done Mom101! Those awards are richly deserved. Yours is by far the most entertaining blog I read (sadly there's no award for that).

Keep up the good work ;0)

3/11/07, 4:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations on both your awards, they are well deserved!

3/11/07, 5:23 PM  
Blogger Lara said...

eh, the ROFL and thinking blogger awards are nice and all, but that email? now that is truly something to celebrate. i mean, just think how much emptier your life would be without knowing about that whole "lake of fire" thing. i'm just speechless with awe. can we give that dood a thinking emailer award? and spell it wrong? who's with me?

3/11/07, 8:03 PM  
Blogger Sandra said...

You are no stranger to awards or lovin from the blogosphere ... and there is one reason for that ... because you deserve it. Congrats!

3/11/07, 8:33 PM  
Blogger Sam, Problem-Child-Bride said...

Well done Liz! You deserve the love, hun.

3/12/07, 3:26 AM  
Blogger Lady M said...

They actually came up with awards that you haven't won until now? Congrats for those and for sharing your writing. Enjoy being home!

3/12/07, 11:14 AM  
Blogger Asha Dornfest {Parent Hacks} said...

I work so hard, in fact, that it took me a day to even respond to this incredible honor. (Okay, I'm at a conference in Austin, TX meeting interesting people and sipping margaritas. Workin' hard.) I can think of several times over the last year that you've had me ROTF, and "thinking blogger" is accurate in the best way. Thank you for this, Liz. xo

3/12/07, 11:57 PM  
Blogger Ruth Dynamite said...

You deserve all of it. You always make me laugh and think (but not at the same time - ouch). Congrats!

3/14/07, 8:54 PM  
Blogger Lavinia said...

You are hilarious. :) Love reading you.

But I have to ask... are you going to block or ban me if I admit to liking Aunt Jemima? I'm from the South... we have no maples down there, only lots and lots of corn syrup. :)

3/27/07, 2:57 PM  

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