Thursday, January 29, 2009

Badges? We don’t need no – wait! Yes, we DO!

You gotta have friends. Especially if you’re a SAHM, plugging away at writing a brilliant novel which undoubtedly will be snapped up (May it please God!) by some awesome publisher after a big, high stakes bidding war. Because fame and fortune are not enough. Receiving a badge declaring your blog fabulous is really what it’s all about.

My BG (Blog Guru) Stephanie, aka Bad Mom, pitiedloved me enough to award me this, my very first badge. I am tickled pink to accept it. She will undoubtedly send me a private note shortly after reading this, informing me that the expression “tickled pink” now means something unbelievably lewd in young people speak. She keeps abreast of things like this. I think she spends each evening reviewing the latest entries into the Urban Dictionary. She has implanted many impure thoughts in my mind whenever I listen to older people use formerly innocuous expressions. So let me define what I mean by tickled pink here: I am thrilled beyond belief to get this badge. I no longer have to be pea green with envy about others who have them. And, please, don’t tell me the new hip meaning for pea green with envy. Thank you.

To accept this award I must post it on my blog, nominate 10 blogs to receive this award, link to the blogs I nominate, and notify the nominees. Blog recipients, to accept your award, simply follow the same procedure.

Here are some of my favorites* in the Most Fabulous Blogs category:

* So Not Zen
* The Worm Girl News
* From the Desk of Bee Drunken
* Just a Plane Ride Away
* Ms. B1tch is tired tired tired....(and very hungry)
* Emm in London
* Thoughts from a Liberal Mom
* Pundit Mom
* Gleeful
* A Monkey Girl’s Existential Drama

It will be time well spent if you spend a few days roaming around their fabulous blogs.

*note: I have not included Bad Mom or two of her recipients, Mama Milton and A.R. and Proud since they have already received the badge, but they ARE fabulous, and you should totally click on their names to visit their blogs.

And may I just say "WELCOME!" to my new followers. I'll be talking about YOU tomorrow. But I didn't want you to feel unnoticed. I hope I get another badge soon so that I can award your excellent blogs. Perhaps I need to create one!


Jen said...

Thank you so much!!! This really means so much to me. It's nice to be able to express your feelings and meet so many people that feel the same way!

Emm said...

Thanks so much! I'll post about it tomorrow!

Just a Plane Ride Away said...

Oh my gosh, thank you so much! I have enjoyed reading your blog as well... and am eager to hear more about your book!

Monkey Girl said...

You're just too sweet!

Shana said...

Thank you, darling. And you? Are fabulous.

I shall be stealing the badge and not following the proper steps because I think I've been tagging people with things too much lately. Hope I won't be stricken with some kind of bloggy curse for breaking the chain.

Fantastic Forrest said...

Your blog is safe. No curses EVER. I hate chain letters. They are horrible.

Rachel said...

Your blog really likes me. Plus I can post a comment on yours.

Frisky Librarian said...

Wow! Thank you! I'm honoured! I'll busy myself with posting about it tomorrow while hibernating from the hellish heat.

Bee said...

You ARE fabulous, and I'm glad that you gathering new followers by the day. (I will look back someday and say, "Yes, and I was 10. I knew FF when she was a fledgling blogger."

BTW, is it too late to add to the film discussion?

Thanks for the shout-out, your fabulousness.

Fantastic Forrest said...

Rachel - And now I can comment on yours. I was getting pretty tired of the impingement on my freedom of speech. About to file a suit with the ACLU. Good thing you fixed it.

Frisky L - Hellish heat. Humph. You HAVE icypoles. You've been deemed fabulous. What more do you want?! Besides, I like hellish heat. And you have all those lovely beaches next to all that wonderful water. I will not feel sorry for you.

Bee - I wish I could dash over to the Barn right now to give you a hug. (And steal a ladyfinger!)

And it is never too late to give me feedback on those films - or at least, not until 2/23...

Fantastic Forrest said...

Jen, Emm, JaPRA, and Monkey Girl -

You are each entirely welcome. I am continually amazed, amused, and inspired by you. You make my world a more interesting and friendly place.


Nora said...

Congratulations! That is a cute badge.

Fantastic Forrest said...

Thanks, Nora. :)
I liked your thought-provoking post today. Little things DO affect my mood about the day. And good smelling soap gets a fabulous badge.

Frisky Librarian said...

When I say hellish, I mean a week of 40C and above, peaking at 45 degrees, or a smidge over 113F. Our train system descended into chaos, 6 people are said to have died as a result, and there have been bushfires and mass power blackouts. Kinda hard to love. But I am grateful for the icypoles and being deemed fabulous of course!

Fantastic Forrest said...

Frisky Librarian - I am embarrassed at my ignorance about your extreme weather. Hellish, indeed.

I have the typical never-been-south-of-the-equator-so-I'm-clueless syndrome. It is just hard to wrap my head around the idea that you're experiencing that while my Mom is dealing with ice storms and power outages.

I'll just have to visit your blog each day until the differences sink in to my tiny brain. Meanwhile, hang in there and lick an icypole. (See, now coming from here that sounds either dirty or downright painful, like in A Christmas Story.)

vicki archer said...

I have just found your blog so congratulations and thank you for the introduction to so many fabulous others.

Fantastic Forrest said...

Thanks for stopping by, Vicki! Your blog and website are so beautiful. Truly chic!

You make me want to go back to France RIGHT NOW! I must wake up Professor X and tell him it's time to work on the Fulbright application.

Ms. B1tch is tired tired tired...(and very hungry said...

Ms. B1tch is here - no need to applaud....okay - go 'head and applaud!

Fantastic Forrest said...

Ms. B1tch! Clap, clap, clap! What took you so long? Where you been? A new Fancy Club?