No more messing around. Now that I’m back from visiting my primate relatives, it’s time to accept some blogging awards recently bestowed upon me—probably by mistake, but no take-backsies. I know, I know, your eyes just glazed over like giant cataracts. But relax. When have I ever stuck to the rules?
The lovely Brigitte’s Banter clubbed me with the Thanks for Writing Award. Truthlets & thoughtbits impaled me with the Illuminating Blogger Award. And Raising the Curtain and Wendy’s Works tied and quartered me with the One Lovely Blog award. To these talented bloggers, I give a sincere thank you. I truly do, because not only am I honored by their recognition, I’m relieved that their insightful, well-written, and informative blogs free me up to write crap. I encourage you to check out their wonderful sites.
Now comes the rebellious disregard of the rules, which for my nominees, I have listed below so as not to be completely repugnant. But instead of sharing seven snooze-inviting bits about me, I’d like to share seven things I learned at Cirque Du Soleil’s Michael Jackson, the Immortal World Tour in Columbus last weekend. And oh, what a fantabulous show it was!
Seven Things Learned at the Michael Jackson Cirque Du Soleil Tribute:
1) There is something in this world that can drag an inhibited introvert out of her seat and make her dance. Of course, the stiff moves and crossed arms screamed robot rather than woman, but in my defense, knee bending and barely perceptible butt swaying did indeed occur.
2) Michael Jackson was a one-of-a-kind, brilliant, all-appealing artist. One peak at the audience proved that.
3) Americans cannot go two and a half hours without eating. Hamburgers, pizza, popcorn, pretzels, candy, soda, beer—all of it super-sized, of course. As for me, I enjoyed my popcorn. And thanks to its sodium content, I haven’t peed in days.
4) A direct relationship exists between beer consumption and a whistle’s decibels. Thank you, Mr. Whistling Budweiser, seat J23, for my new bout of tinnitus.
5) Humans are not meant to dangle dozens of meters in the air suspended only by another biped’s foot. Unless they adorn skin-tight suits outlining exquisitely defined muscles. Note to self: Must add a few more squats to workout regimen…
6) Even a one-legged performer is more coordinated than me.
7) Stranded in a parking lot with thousands of other attendees waiting their turn to leave is the quickest way to rupture an aneurysm.
After grave thought, perhaps ten seconds worth or so, I decided to pass all of today’s awards onto some wonderful male bloggers for the following reasons:
1) These fellows have great blogs.
2) I adore men’s ability to carry every piece of luggage and still manage to find the car, all while sipping a Starbuck’s coffee.
3) I find it pleasantly sadistic to pass on un-masculine sounding awards to masculine members.
As always, participation is optional. In fact, I’m sure for many of you nominees, these awards will make it as far as the nearest mouse click to someplace else—if you’re not there already. But it’s my way of letting you know I enjoy your content.
Nominees (in no particular order):
For those of you still hanging around, much like my family was in the Jerome Schottenstein Center parking lot, the official award rules are listed below.
Thanks for Writing Award
- Display the award on your page
- Award it to your favorite commentators
- Ask them to forward it to their favorite commentators
- Link their page to their names
Illuminating Blogger Award
- Thank the awarder
- Share 1 Random Thing
- Nominate 5 bloggers
One Lovely Blog Award
- Thank and link back to the nominator
- Share 7 things about yourself
- Nominate 15 deserving bloggers and let them know
Yes! Still managed to come in under 700 words. Life is good…