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Awards, Acknowledgments and Ramblings

I’m always grateful and astounded when others give me these nice awards and I’ve not acknowledged that so I thought I’d do that today and pass it along to other brilliant bloggers and writers out there.

Illuminating Blogger Award

This is from High, Higher, Highest.  Go visit this blogger who refers to herself as a perpetual perfectionist and has a J.M. Barrie quote on her blog:  We are all failures…at least the best of us are.  I like that.  Thank you, HHH!

Here’s the “rules.”

  • Visit the award site (done) leave a comment (done), tell everyone who nominated you (done) and thank the blogger (done) and include a link back to their site (done).
  • Share a random thing about yourself:  I am a procrastinator when it comes to do something nice for myself (like finishing my dad-blasted !8#&!! book)done
  • Select five or more nominees — see below and notify them.  I hope you’re reading this and you’ll see you’ve been nominated.  (There’s a whole lotta links, so I hope you have some time.)
  • Put the award on your blog somewhere – done

(BTW, if you don’t want to do any of this, you don’t have to, just put the award on your blog if you want to. 🙂  The bloggers below illuminate me in all kinds of ways.  Some have lots of followers, others are just starting out, others always leave me wonderful comments and all are so appreciated.  Go visit them and see if they’re your thing and give them some blog love.

Madame Weebles

Someone Fat Happened

Don’t Forget to Feed the Baby

Le Clown


Serenity in the City

She Can’t Be Serious


Sincerely, Slapdash

The Write Transition


Smells Good Feels Good

Lem’s Lemonade

On the Homefront and Beyond

Swimming in the Mud

A Gripping Life

Honie Briggs

Talk to Diana

Joy in the Moments

News of the Times


Sweet and Weak

Sweet Mother

Blarney Bounce

Sips of Jen and Tonic

JM McDowell

The View Outside

Floating with the Breeze


Words with Nanna Prawn

Woman Bites Dog

Musing Monie

Big Smile at Grandmother Musings

Piece and Unity

A Diary of a New Wife

Craves Adventure

Sally at Shine

The Writer Inspiration

For Fun and Brilliant Collaboration I’m Making Mention of this One:

It’s from Sincerely Slapdash and Maggie from Someone Fat Happened created this oh-so-cool and brilliant award, Freshly Slapped!  Thank you, ladies — you’re quite awesome.  Go visit them — they’re funny and very creative.

Blingin’ and Sparkle

Finally, from Vikki from the The View Outside, I have the Sparkly Award.  I guess I am pretty sparkly, especially after a couple of glasses of wine.  ;).  Thank you, Vikki.

To all of you listed above, I’m giving it to you (including High, Higher, Highest and the male bloggers — c’mon you’re secure enough in your masculinity).  Take it, own it and spread the sparkle.  

Try saying that after a couple of glasses of wine.

The rules are 1) answer the questions below, 2) thank the person who gave to you, 3)link back to that person and pass it along to as many peeps as you want.  (You don’t have to do any of this if you don’t want to, but here are the questions and my brief answers):

  • Describe yourself in 7 words:  Crazy, caring, self-deprecating, sensitive, soulful, kind, brave.
  • What keeps you up at night?  Hubby snoring sometimes, my pups moving around and worrying about stupid things
  • Whom would you like to be? I am who I want to be right now.
  • What are you wearing right now? A pale pink peignoir set with three-inch feathered mules.  Just, kidding, this is kind of creepy but I’ll tell you anyway:   Tee-shirt, shorts and flip-flops
  • What scares you?  Mean-spirited people and mice.
  • What are the best and worst things about blogging? I get to write.  Something I say may be misinterpreted and hurt someone’s feelings.
  • If I could change one thing about myself, what would it be? My knees.
  • Slankets, yes or no? I had to google this and H to the E to the double L, NO.
  • Tell us something about the person who nominated you.  She’s a very cool, kind and lovely person/writer from across the pond.

Thanks so much to everyone that takes the time to give me these and to read my posts.  I really appreciate it.

I will introduce you to some other great blogs in the future and add to my blogroll in the coming days.


One more thing:  A special tribute to Nora Ephron, the incredible writer who left the physical world yesterday.  She will be missed.

Insane people are always sure that they are fine. It is only the sane people who are willing to admit that they are crazy.  – Nora Ephron

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69 thoughts on “Awards, Acknowledgments and Ramblings

  1. Thanks as ever Brigitte. I love the Freshly Slapped Award, it cracks me up. And I’m sad Nora is gone. But I own her movies and my kids love them so she will live on. xoxox

    Posted by Maggie O'C | June 27, 2012, 1:58 pm
  2. well done you 🙂 and thanks

    Posted by jensine | June 27, 2012, 2:24 pm
  3. Thank you so much for the award nod! You are too kind, and have given me smiles and good feeling in addition to the award. 🙂 But I agree with you. The “What are you wearing now” question is a bit creepy. 😉

    Posted by crubin | June 27, 2012, 2:29 pm
    • Hey C–you’re welcome and you give me lots of smiles as well. I know the “what are your wearing thing,” just make something up and make it good. :). Sequins, tiara, hot pants, something like that maybe? ;).

      Posted by Brigitte | June 27, 2012, 2:37 pm
  4. Congratulations! You definitely deserve all of them! 🙂

    Posted by Emi | June 27, 2012, 3:38 pm
  5. Thank you so much for the nomination! I will do my darnedest to put together a good acceptance post. 🙂

    Posted by jmmcdowell | June 27, 2012, 4:01 pm
  6. Once again, Brigitte, thanks for bestowing an award upon me and staying ever true to your effervescent, pay-it-forward spirit. Good things come to those who do good things. You are a fine example of that concept. Congratulations on your growing following! 🙂

    Posted by finally_write | June 27, 2012, 4:07 pm
  7. Congratulations on your awards and thanks also! I’m so pleased to be nominated I can’t stop smiling 😀

    Posted by betterlettered | June 27, 2012, 4:50 pm
  8. I’m honored, B. And you are indeed very sparkly. You earned that award in spades. And as always, you have a great list of blogs for me to spend the next few days with. Also, thanks for the shoutout to Nora E—I didn’t even know she had been ill until yesterday. May she RIP.

    Posted by Madame Weebles | June 27, 2012, 5:27 pm
  9. Thank you for posting a link for my blog on your site Brigitte!.I really appreciate it 🙂

    Posted by sarafoley | June 27, 2012, 5:29 pm
  10. Wow! Thank you! You must have endless patience, making a list of awardees that long! My lists always seem to be short, because I get distracted by shiny things. Like a sparkly award! Preeeeeeeeeeetttttttttttttyyyyyyyyyyyyyy …..

    Posted by Kathy V. | June 27, 2012, 6:37 pm
  11. Congrats to all the winners, what wonderful awards! Call me sappy, but I love to see great bloggers recognized for their talents.

    Posted by wifemeetslife | June 27, 2012, 7:44 pm
  12. Reblogged this on UnfetteredBS and commented:
    Thank you Brigitte’s Banter 🙂 you are the Queen of Shout Outs and Kindness

    Posted by unfetteredbs | June 27, 2012, 8:52 pm
  13. Congratulations to you, Brigitte! And thank you for nominating me! I need a few quiet days now to go and investigate all the blogs you’ve mentioned here! Thank you for taking the time to spread some good blogging cheer!

    Posted by Sally at Shine | June 27, 2012, 9:33 pm
  14. Thanks Brigitte! I’m so flattered and thrilled to be on your list of fun blogs. The awards mean so much coming from someone of your caliber, sparkly, indeed! I always enjoy your posts and comments– you manage to be thoughtful and kind and yet you never lose your cool cat quotient.
    Congrats to you for being so loved and adored!
    Also, loved your answers!

    Posted by A Gripping Life | June 27, 2012, 9:41 pm
  15. That sparkly award has totally distracted me with all those sparkles…… but thanks for the nod! And I lol-ed at the fact that you’d want to change your knees because I totally thought I was the only one. 🙂

    Posted by lillianccc | June 27, 2012, 9:42 pm
  16. Dear Brigitte, your sage advice on blogging helped me get going and gave me the courage to actually make my work public, and for that I am forever grateful. And to be included in your wonderful reading list (that I’m looking forward to checking out) is the cat’s pajamas! Thank you! 🙂

    Posted by Margarita | June 27, 2012, 10:04 pm
  17. Congratulations on being Freshly Slapped! It is a well deserved honour that has been wisely bestowed. And oh look so many more blogs to be reading and enjoying!

    Posted by merlinspielen | June 27, 2012, 10:35 pm
    • Ha ha! Thanks so much for that wicked slice of humor. Click on that little link and you can see what that’s all about. Happy to provide links to other blogs–maybe you’ll stumble across one you like. You have yourself a good day now. :).

      Posted by Brigitte | June 28, 2012, 7:04 am
  18. Congratualtions! 🙂

    Posted by bigsmileu1 | June 28, 2012, 12:35 am
  19. wow! congratulations for the awards. missed a ‘thank you speech’ 😉 and thanks for nominating me, that’s so very kind of you. the list seems interesting will definitely check them all out. thanks once again.. 🙂

    Posted by hemadamani | June 28, 2012, 2:16 am
  20. Really appreciate the awards Brigitte. I will pass them on next week. Joe is on hols this week so we’re spending a lot of time out and about. He’s had me cycling for miles and rowing a boat. One never knows where they will end up on any given day. Lots of fun. Thanks again. Teresa from floatingwiththebrreze. 🙂

    Posted by floatingwiththebreeze | June 28, 2012, 4:06 am
  21. You are very welcome honey 🙂


    Posted by Vikki (The View Outside) | June 28, 2012, 4:18 am
  22. Thanks so much for the awards! You`re very kind-hearted! I`m on holiday right now but when I return to my daily routine, I`ll spread d blog lovin`! Have a great weekend! 🙂 🙂

    Posted by adiaryofanewife | June 28, 2012, 3:28 pm
  23. Awards – especially from a fellow blogger whose words I enjoy and respect…thank you so much. It means a lot to know that something I enjoy doing is being read and enjoyed.

    Posted by blarneybounce | July 6, 2012, 1:02 am
  24. Thanks again for your nomination and sorry it has taken a while….not sure if the Ping Back worked!! 🙂

    Posted by adiaryofanewife | July 22, 2012, 1:23 pm
  25. Thanks, Brigitte! I’m late, I know, but I’m playing catch-up. Thank goodness I bookmarked this, but I can’t believe I didn’t thank you! My bad, and my sincere apology (and THANKS!).

    Posted by SzaboInSlowMo | August 19, 2012, 9:14 pm
  26. You’re welcome. They are awards and should be done with and dealt with however you’d like. :).

    Posted by Brigitte | July 8, 2012, 4:14 pm
  27. KV — you are too kind and you’re very welcome!!

    Posted by Brigitte | July 18, 2012, 11:54 am


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