As you well know, I have been practicing my generic acceptance speech for just this sort of opportunity. But then I had The Husband read it over and he said, “Didn’t someone else kinda famous already use that line? The part about, ‘You like me, you really really like me’? I thought it was illegal to plasticize thing on the Blog Web.”
Stick with cooking, Sweetie, is what I wanted to say as I snatched the speech back out of his hand. Clearly he knows nothing about plasticizing or the Blog Web.
Anyway, thank you dear readers, for following my blog! I am grateful to you for reading this drivel I call “My Best Essays,” and I always have you forefront in my mind as I write (well, maybe secondfront right after the screaming kids).
In thanks, I am going to make up my own award to give to a few fellow bloggers I am crazy about. I toyed with calling it the “Good Karma” award or the “I Love Your Words” award, or even the “Positively Obsessing Over People” award (but the acronym on that last one was not so good), but ultimately I settled on the MOV award. Lest you think I am completely narcissistic naming it after myself, I must tell you what MOV stands for in this case: Moms Ordering Vino.
So, without further ado, the first ever MOV awards! (And, to be like those way-trendy magazines that like to give everyone a catchy label, I am copying that idea too.)
- The Savant A nod to the über-talented Mrs. Tuna, who only writes once a week, which is about six days too few.
- The Girl Next Door A wave and a kiss to the awesome Kirb Appeal, who, if she lived next door to me or even in the same zip code would clearly be my new best friend. (And by the way, she confesses that her personal goal is to get her Follower number up to 100. She is currently at 78. Come on, we just need 22 people! Help her out!)
- The Jokester Marianne at We Band of Mothers. You will love her if you have not discovered her yet. And if you already have discovered her and her bizarre Donny Osmond addiction, you know exactly what I am talking about. (And she is strangely underappreciated ... another great blog with only 75 Followers. Let's push her up to 100 also.)
- The Talent Kelly at Southern Fried Children. I think Kelly is my clone (well, if only I was ten years younger and ten times prettier and ten times more talented at writing, then YES, Kelly and I would be the same person).
- The Comedienne Haley's Comic. Talent is oozing out her pores. Check out her brilliant and hysterically funny drawings!
- The Artist Julie at Feeding The Cat. The type of girlfriend you would want to sit and drink coffee with for three hours. (Or tea.)
- The Cool Girl Mary at Just Inappropriate. The type of friend your parents actively discouraged you from having when you were growing up, which is exactly why you like her and need her in your life. She is not afraid to say what's on her mind.
- The Royal Gem Mollie at OK in the UK. Wow, can she write. You will thank me later for this link. Read some of her older pieces.
- The Rebel Lily at The Incoherent Ramblings of a Moose. She shocks me every time I read her writing. In a good way.
- The Down-to-Earth Angel Skwishee at Just A Mum. Another mommy I can relate to.
- The Outsider And last but not least, Gweenbrick, who is not a Mom Ordering Vino, but totally could be if he was a woman. I mean this in a complimentary way, not a kooky cross-dressing Nathan Lane in Birdcage kind of way. (But ol' gweenie already has, like, eleventy gazillion followers. He might not have room for any more.)
Here is my answer: I was running out of space to put the words in my brain, and someone recommended storing the words on random slips of paper. Wish I remember who it was so I could thank them (or shoot them).
(“Moms Ordering Vino”)