Monday, August 20, 2007

You're All Just Gullible

Posted by Lara at 3:00 PM
Before I get to today's post, I would just like to say that I had a Sunday Google-age mostly ready to go yesterday and would have posted it, if New Boy hadn't distracted me. Not that I minded the distraction, of course. I'm just sayin's all: Not. My. Fault.

Now that that's out of the way, on to the more important things. Tense Teacher has presented me with the "Nice Matters" award:

“This award is for those bloggers who are nice people and good blog friends - those who bring good feelings and inspiration. Also for those who are a positive influence on our blogging world. Once you’ve been awarded, please pass it on to 7 others who you feel are deserving of this award.”

To which I say: Huh?

It's funny - I've realized for a while now that I somehow got this reputation for being a (gasp!) Nice Person in the blogosphere. I'm not sure how you all were so easily fooled, but from what I hear, I was repeatedly deemed "sweet" when my name came up in conversations at Blogher. Somehow, the fact that I often like to leave supportive comments for folks going through tough times has been construed as niceness. Or the fact that I've occasionally written posts about how wonderful my friends are. Or the fact that I sometimes send emails checking in with other bloggers to make sure all is well with them. Or the fact that I sent greeting cards with Lady M for a number of bloggers at Blogher.

Hm.

Okay, maybe I'm a little nice. But only sometimes. And I'm still snarky sometimes, too. (Right, Ali?)

Well, thank you, Tense. You're sweet to think of me, and in case you doubted it, you well deserve this particular award.

And now, in no particular order, I'd like to introduce you to seven of the nicest bloggers you'll ever read:

Lady M
Mayberry Mom
Sandra
Amanda
Flutter
Her Bad Mother
Ffbgirl

Congrats, you Belles of the Blogosphere! I heart you all THIS much.

22 comments:

Anonymous said...

Being nice is better than having lice. And being deemed "sweet" is better than being deemed as "having smelling feet". So there's that.

My inner poet had a hankering to be noticed.

Wolf Lover Girl on 5:26 PM said...

I know I'm sooo behind, but I finally did my "8 things about me!" :-)

~ Wolf Lover Girl

Amanda on 5:52 PM said...

I am beyond moved. Thank you, true friend, thank you.

And can we talk about the curls? My god the curls are ravishing, now wonder there is a New Boy!

Tense Teacher on 5:59 PM said...

Just 'cause you're snarky once in a while (rarely) doesn't mean you're not genuinely nice... Silly, maybe, but definitely nice.

Lara on 6:07 PM said...

anon - "anonymous" is relatively standard for someone as creative as you. don't you think you ought to come up with a name for yourself? "hanker poet"? "lice feet"? anything will do. ;)

wolf lover girl - woo hoo! better late than never. :-P

amanda - you are so welcome, dear. and yes, we can always talk about the curls, especially if you think they're ravishing. new boy liked them, too...

tense - silly definitely, and i'll agree on the nice. at least in the blogosphere... ;)

flutter on 6:24 PM said...

oh man, seriously? You are such a doll!

franz the mouse said...

Oh, it's just me. I got my tail curled, but it didn't turn out nearly as well as your hair, so I've been using a cloaking device for a few weeks.

nancypearlwannabe said...

I just wanted to say, Yay for New Boy! :)

mayberry on 7:34 PM said...

Aw! That is so -- nice! What a sweet welcome home. Thank you.

mayberry on 7:36 PM said...

PS I forgot to say I love the fishies.

BetteJo on 9:11 PM said...

Nice is good. Mean is bad. A little bit of both is normal.

Lara on 9:28 PM said...

franz - i don't pretend to understand you, but i like it when you're around, cloaked or not. :)

ffbgirl on 10:30 PM said...

Thanks! I will use this as my excuse to get my butt back to blogging!! I really needed this today so thank you so much! This is why YOU are the nice one! I just try to be like you! I have missed you TONS!! Thank you so much! You have given me a much-needed smile!

franz said...

Aw, shucks.

alyndabear on 10:45 PM said...

I want pics of New Boy! Would he mind? ;)

Lara on 11:38 PM said...

ffbgirl - no, i think your comment has only cemented you as super sweet and nice. :)

aly - i'm sure he wouldn't mind. i just need to get some good pics now...

Lady M on 2:14 AM said...

Thank you! What a sweet thought. :)

Jodi on 8:37 AM said...

Congrats!

Lisa on 8:14 PM said...

Congrats on the award!
Although I kinda want to know what New Boy did to distract you! :)

Lara on 10:37 PM said...

lisa - i'm too "nice" to discuss exactly how he distracted me here in this public space. but it was pleasant, i assure you... ;)

nutmeg on 11:33 AM said...

Be happy they're talking about you, Girl! I'm sure when the name Nutmeg came up, everybody said, "I prefer cinnamon."

Lara on 11:40 AM said...

nutmeg - i refuse to believe it. you're more popular than you let on. and besides, i'm sure my name wouldn't have come up nearly as much if lady m hadn't been there handing out cards from me to all those bloggers. :-P

 

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