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The Blogging Oscars

The Memetastic Award - the one dimensional equivalent to the golden statue given to movie stars

I am over the moon excited to report I’ve been awarded something.

It’s called a Memetastic Award, and I’m pretty sure it’s the blogging equivalent of an Oscar.

As becoming the recipient of such an honour, bestowed on me by fellow blogger Kathy at Reinventing the Event Horizon, I was at my hair dressers having my grey hairs coaxed into a warm shade of brown when I got the word. It was hard to not spread the news throughout the salon. I may have let it slip, accidentally, to the woman getting coiffed beside me.

An award is an award, and must be celebrated. It would be foolish not to, they are a scarce commodity in my life. The last award I received was the Mayor’s Citizenship Award at my high school graduation, and not even the mayor knew what it was for.

On the way home from my hairdressers I trolled past BCBG and gazed at some gowns before settling on the black one: it was classy and would stand out on the red carpet, and I could wear it again if invited to a black tie funeral.

As I shopped I drafted my acceptance speech. So many people to thank! It wasn’t until I got home and read my email carefully that I realized the gown and acceptance speech were on hold, I would need to fulfill some criteria before waltzing into the sunset with my award:

  • I must include the sophisticated award graphic that looks remarkably similar to my daughter’s kindergarten award for reading. (check)
  • I need to write four untruths and one truth about myself, omitting the detail about which one is indeed true. (see below)
  • I need to nominate five other bloggers for this prestigious award. (see below)
  • I need to link to the Memetastic Hop. I can’t explain what this is or why I need to do it, however I’m 99 per cent certain it has nothing to do with spam, so you can relax. (check)

So without further ado, here are five fun facts about myself, one of which is totally accurate, the others not so much.

  1. I was a devoted Duran Duran fan when they were all the rage, infatuated with John Taylor. If you haven’t seen the video for “The Reflex”, go to YouTube right now, and you will see the sheer genius of this band.
  2. I have had tea with the Queen of England at Buckingham Palace.
  3. I am the youngest in an Irish Catholic litter of eight children, and endured quips of  “not another Regan!” endlessly in elementary school.
  4. I have a freckle in my right eye.
  5. In University, I played scrum half on our women’s rugby team.

And now, drum roll please, for my blogging nominees. I’m new to this blogosphere, but discovering talented and creative writers online has definitely been the best thing about this experience. You should check these bloggers out, they are all more talented than I:

Nancy at Love Lucie is responsible for getting me behing the blogging wheel and driving fast – her blog is like a Vancouver based episode of Sex And the City – she is funny, honest and frank.

Marya Writes is a beautiful, thought provoking and informative blog about the challenges of writing and life in general, also a great book resource.

Single Dad Laughing can be either heart breaking or hilarious, depending on the day.

See Theo Run is an honest and informative account of an open adoption and living life as a mixed race family.

Listful Thinking is a hilarious read about some very random things, that will always put a smile on your face.

Again, thanks to my wonderful online friend and mentor, Kathy, for this show of support, I hope I have risen to the challenge. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have an acceptance speech to draft. (It’s fun to dream. And probably pragmatic to have one of these in your back pocket.)

  1. February 10, 2011 at 12:06 pm

    What a fun post, Deanna! I love it! I’m guessing number 3 is true–not really sure. At any rate, well done. Can’t wait to check out the “winners.” Hope they’re aa good-spirited as you are! At any rate, thanks for participating. Congratulations on your Oscar!

  2. February 10, 2011 at 5:41 pm

    Congrats, Deanna! I giggled at your account of trying to resist telling everybody the news! It’s the kind of honour that only another blogger can relate to! I’m starting to get used to people rolling their eyes when I talk about my blog…sigh…

    Looking forward to checking out your nominees!


  3. February 10, 2011 at 8:14 pm

    Love Love LOVE your blog choices (Listful Thinking is a personal fave)! Congratulations on your Oscar/Reading Award!

    • February 10, 2011 at 8:34 pm

      Thanks Tori – You of course would have been there, had Kathy not already nominated you…and congratulations right back. I will check out your suggestions whilst wearing my little black number, as I expect you are in your Versace gown today.

  4. lucieloves
    February 10, 2011 at 10:14 pm

    Thanks D! And Congratulations!! You should get that BCBG ball gown, you never know when they’ll come in handy!! Or a Club Monaco sweater for that matter!

  5. February 12, 2011 at 2:02 am

    Thanks for the award. I somehow managed to get two awards in one day and did the Seven Things about me but I really appreciate you thinking of me!

    Okay, so.. Duran Duran fan?

    • February 12, 2011 at 2:13 am

      No problem. I actually was a Duran Duran fan, but the lead singer Simon LeBon was my man.
      The answer is number two – I had tea with the Queen (and a couple of hundred other ex-pats) at Buckingham Palace, back when I had a life.
      Have a great weekend and congratulations on getting multiple awards.

  1. March 25, 2011 at 4:12 pm

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