Thursday, May 28, 2009

Embarrassment of Riches

That's what I have this week - an embarrassment of riches! Wisewebwoman has given me
an International Reach-Out Award, and astrologer Julie Demboski has given me a Lemonade Award.

It's always with sincere pleasure that I receive these - I look on them, as much as anything, as in real life receiving a hug or a wink from a friend - a sort of "Keep on truckin' - you're doing great, mate!" I'm a bit vain, but not vain enough to think for one minute that I fill the requirements laid down for either of these awards, or for any of those in my sidebar. When I look at them though, I do get a nice warm feeling.

With that thought in mind, I hope others, who maybe don't much care for blog awards as a rule, will accept these from me in the same spirit - a hug or a wink. No obligation implied - all simply offered with sincere admiration.

Because there are two to deal with, to avoid this post dragging down-page for yards, I'm going to link to other sites where the blogger, with Virgo-like dedication has laid out the requirements etc. in full. I'm not at all Virgo-like.

The International Reach Out Award (Bloggers Building Bridges) is detailed in a blog called An Aerial Armadillo.
As Wisewebwoman puts it, in a nutshell: bloggers who reach out across boundaries with their sparkling honesty and truth.

For the International Reach Out Award~~

Crow's Feet, where blogger Michelle has close links with South Africa.

Astrotabletalk Dhamaruci links the UK and USA in his erudite assessments of politics and general topics.

And two astrologers who have that universal appeal with no boundaries:

A Day in an Astrologer's Life (Jacqueline Bigar)

Julie Demboski's Astrology(PS: this award isn't a tit-for-tat, Julie, I'd already decided before I saw that award you left for me!)

The Lemonade Award
for bloggers who show a positive attitude, gratitude, and a willingness to share their ideas, support and online friendship. In other words, people who can make lemonade if they get lemons. The award is described in full at Nadine Fawell's blog.

Rules state that I should nominate at least 7 blogs for this award, but because I have to deal with two separate awards today, I'm cutting myself some slack and doing 4 for each award. Roolz are made to be broken!

The Lemonade Award to the following, who all easily fit the above description - and then some! ~~~

Elsa Elsa
Robert Phoenix
Sign in Ink

PS My attempts to leave a note about this for Jared at Sign in Ink keep being aborted - don't know why. Would any kind blogger who can get in let him know please? Thanks.

In addition, I'm going to give honorary awards (avoiding nepotism) to my husband in both categories, International Reach Out, and Lemonade for Lost Gallery and Thinks Happen.
He is truly eligible for both awards, for aside from the work and skill he puts into his blogs (especially Lost Gallery) he reached across the boundary of the Atlantic and caught yours truly - - following on from which, he proceeded to make lemonade out of lemony ol' me ;-) So there ya go, Anyjazz!


elsa said...

Thank you, Twilight. I very much appreciating you valuing me and even more appreciate your gift has no instructions or strings attached.

A gift that is not a burden?


Jacqueline Bigar said...

Thank you, Twilight.
What a wonderful surprise and compliment. Thank you for my morning smile. Your judgment means a lot to me, as I am so impressed with your work.


Anonymous said...

Thank You!!
And "universal appeal"--wow! I'll take it!
Thanks again, and
Big hugs to you!

anyjazz said...

Thanks to you Sweets, for your kindness. Thinks Happen and Lost Gallery are lots of work as you know, and fortunately, they’re pleasant tasks. But nothing of mine comes close to the work behind the presentations on your Learning Curve blog. You deserve every award there is for your efforts to present your insightful views comparing the lives of some of our heroes and villains. Thanks. Keep up the good work.

R Phoenix said...


I want to thank you for blowing my cover. Yes, I do belong to the "Secret Order Of Lemon Alchemists" where turning lemons into lemonade is actually a deep, personal, and cultural series of ritual transformations. We recruit our applicants at a very young age, usually we find them selling lemonade as children, on street corners and slowly indoctrinate them into the mystery of the lemon, transumating the sour into the bittersweet, cooling and refreshing the masses, serving the great lemon in the sky, selflessly and lovingly.

For all of us, we thank you.

Twilight said...

Elsa, Jacqui, Julie, Anyjazz and Robert -- Y'all are worth a lot more than a blogging award - but it's better than naught - a symbol of respect and love.

(Robert gets a side-award for the best acceptance speech. LOL!)

Shawn Carson said...

Hearty backslaps all around! There's a lot of talent represented here!

Michelle said...

Thank you Twilight. I'm busy pasting and preparing here, will post up my new award soon. :-)

Twilight said...

Shawn ~~ There is, for sure. And coming from your own input too!
Guest spot always open for you here, any time you feel like it - I'll add any pics, charts etc. if needed.

Twilight said...

Michelle ~~~Hi! Good! What is entailed is time consuming isn't it? No strings with this one though - unless you wish. :-)