Let me be truthful here.
Last night, I was about to uh…you know, write about the blogging awards that I have been seeing bloggers getting nominated for. Like how all the other cool kids are getting the free candies from the vendor and sharing their smiles among themselves, and you are there standing a distance away looking at how nice it’ll be to shove those lollipops they are licking into their throats. You know how it feels like, don’t you?
Envy is an understatement. I’m going to use the word “jealous”.
I mean, seeing all the bloggers out there – and I have to say they deserve the awards – getting nominated, and at the same time seeing my blog’s followers growing in size (that is, doubling every month) and yet I’m not one of them? Please tell me you like my funny posts. At least.
Then came the urge to write something hateful. My rant. I was seconds away to putting my fingers on the keyboard when I received a notification from one of my blogging buddies Diana. She left a comment in one of my articles:
I nominated you for the one lovely blog award, you can check it out here:
Hurraaah! I started to believe that there is a guardian angel always around watching over me in whatever I wish for…and…do…. then it dawned on me this – is my angel also watching when I was having sex with my wife?
No matter. The award is something that I am happy (exhilarated!) to get nominated for. Can’t be grateful enough.
But there are works to do. I have to:
a) Thank the person who awarded me
b) Display the “Lovely Blog Award” on my blog
c) Share 7 things about myself
d) Nominate 15 bloggers I admire, and let them know by commenting on their blog.
Oh, that’s easy. Let me get down to work first.
#A Thank the person who awarded me
This big THANK YOU goes to Diana!
Although I haven’t been really active in this blog-o-sphere for long, I want you to know that I appreciate you taking the time to read my articles and letting me know that you’ve enjoyed them.
You have given me the motivation to write harder (and hopefully I don’t have to change my keyboard) with this award from you. You can be sure that you’ve inspired me. I hope that you will continue to blog on, for I’ll always be there to read the wonderful articles you’re sharing. Thanks again!
Wait. Why do I have this feeling that I am on a stage with something on my hand?
#B Display the “Lovely Blog Award” on my blog
That’s no big deal. I’ve reserved a space on the right side of my blog for this. My 1st achievement, and I got to be proud of it.
#C Share 7 things about myself
This is tricky. Heh. Anyways, here goes:
1) I wish to be able to see ghosts one day, although I know I’ll be pissing my pants when I do. I am contemplating buying adult diapers though.
2) I’m really good at geomancy, or Fengshui, if you believe in that for a start.
3) I love to make friends, and I’m friendly (contrary to what you’ll see if you come to my country)
4) I never liked beer, or even the feeling of my face flushing.
5) But I smoke.
6) I love Christmas, even though I’m a free-thinker (not an atheist, but more of an agnostic).
7) I cook damn good pastas, especially Aglio Olio and Carbonara.
#D My 15 nominees (in no order) for the “One Lovely Blog Award” are:
10) http://traversinglines.wordpress.com/ (sorry, I couldn’t find your name in your blog or contact details)
12) Reenie Denver
15) Mia Bentley
To Ivy, Jason, and Cindy, I did not nominate you because you’ve already been nominated for the same award. As for my fellow blogging friends whom I’ve chatted with through comments, I might have left you out, because 15 isn’t a huge number to include all of you. But I assure that you’re still on my mind.
Once again, thank you Diana for your nomination. If you haven’t followed the people I’ve mentioned already, you should now. Click on the links I’ve provided above. Visit them, follow them, and be amazed. Andy Lawson says so.
Now, over to the next 15 bloggers to pick their nominees. I’m handing the mic over to….wait, what?
Andy Lawson is the average man on the street that you’ll not even trouble yourself looking at him if he passes by you. He’s sensitive to bullshit, and he hates mediocrity in most people.
He is the author of his self-published book: Facts and Fiction of Fengshui: Facts that Masters are NOT Telling You.
He doesn’t have Facebook or Twitter, because he hates to be associated with people who tend to be passive-aggressive online, but he does have a very limited set of vocabularies, terrible grammar, a twisted mind that makes himself God in his own twisted world and an ability to communicate with people who wish to be his friend.