Monday, May 3, 2010

Me, REALLY? Awww shucks!

I would like to thank the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for this honor?  Oh no, what?  Wait...this isn't my Golden Globe I'm accepting (please you all know the Globes are WAY cooler and more fun than the Oscars), it's my FIRST EVER blogging award. 

I know, I know, probably a silly thing to get all veklempt about and excited.  But c'mon, this came from someone who is NOT my real life friend or relative.  THIS is from ...Kelli a delightful blogger who found me somehow on this bloggy world and likes me, she really likes me. Thanks Kelli,  you are now officially my Bloggy BFF.  Whatever, you also all know that blog love can be bought.  But in seriousness, it was just so nice to get an outside validation from someone that they think I'm funny.  You all know what I mean, someone not already a lifelong friend or a family member who is REQUIRED to think I'm funny.

So anyway, here it is:

To make it an even better award, it's totally a Gerber Daisy....My FAVORITE!  And, it's orange, which is Jeres signature color. hehe

Alrighty, so recieving awards brings some responsability.  And it is thus...

“The Sunshine Award is awarded to bloggers whose positivity and creativity inspire others in the blogging world.”




Of course, awards come with rules…
1. Put the logo on your blog and/or within your post.
2. Pass the award on to twelve bloggers.
3. Link to the nominees within your post.
4. Let them know they received this award by commenting on their blog.
5. Share the love and the link to the person from whom you received this award
The really fun part of this is- I get to pass it on!


The difficult part here is, TWELVE bloggers, but I'll do my best to fulfill my duty.

Here are my BLOGGIDY, SUNSHINEY award recipients:

1. Reva @ One Brick Shy
2.  Kelly @ My Dear Trash
3. Tammy @ The Adams Family
5. Summer @ The Driggs Family
8. Taylor @ Taking Note
10. Lana @ Arizona's Hot
11. Jenny D. @ Denton Sanitorium
12. Minky @ Dial M for Minky

Phew, that took a lot of thought.  And please, don't feel bad if you weren't included.  I have a lot of blogs over there on the side, and more in my follow pile.  Just know, I love you all, and I check ALL regularly.

Reva or Princess Reva - I have known her since Diaryland days.  She has even had the "distinct pleasure" of seeing me perform, In.A.Show. LIVE!  And I, in return saw her violin recital. I love her honesty, her wackyness, her ridiculous talent, and her cute kids.  You MUST check her out and find the youtube video she posted of her daughter doing Yellow Submarine.  Hysterical!

Kelly at My dear Trash - She's just sort of A LOT genius with how she literally buys things for A DOLLAR and then turns them into gorgeous pieces and sells them on Craigslist of other places.  No really, I heart her a whole bunch!  Plus, she's really nice, and I've met her in person.

Tammy aka Trixie - She is one of my FAVORITE people on the planet.  She has a TRUE gift of sarcasm, snark and whit!  She is currently on an IVF journey and has chronicled the last few months.  HAPPY results, as she is pregnant.  AND, she is the one who taught me very first how to put pictures on this blog.

Dixie -  She is totally my youngest sister, and TOTALLY a genius blogger.  You MUST go over and read her stuff.  Ok, you'll have to go back a little ways, 'cause she sort of took a little hiatus.  But I promise, you'll fall in love with her.  She can say so much in so few words.  I on the other hand, lack that skill.  Anyway, best personal trainer, best website out there....www.racedaytraining.com, and GREAT blog!

Summer - She takes AMAZING pictures, creates ridiculous digital scrapbook pages, for free, and is just all around awesome.  I even had the privelage of living with her and her husband and daughter at one point.  That's a crazy story worth sharing sometime.

Melissa - I just love her and appreciate her friendship.  She also has two of the cutest daughters EVER that really just make me happy, like magicaly happy.

Julie - Another one of my favorite people.  Ridiculously talented on the piano, hilariously funny and a voice of an angel.  Now, if only she'd get to updating more.  HINT HINT!

Taylor -  Oh people, he's the BEST!  Genuinely nice, adorable, funny, TALENTED!  He's my rockstar friend and this is his blog of his travels.  I literally feel like I'm traveling with him, which is good, since I'm sure I won't be traveling the world any time in this lifetime.

Melia - Ok seriously, I've known her since we were five years old.  She is WICKED funny and redonkulously smart and talented!  I also wish she'd write more, but what she has written, totally worth the read.  Oh, and also, no matter WHAT is going on in her life, good or bad, if you ask her how she is, her response will always be "just peachy" with a big smile.  I love her for that.

Lana - My sis. in law, there are no words for her hilarity.  For reals, she is Kristen Weig funny.  AND, her "star" pedigree is awesome!  Would you like to know...her highschool boyfriend was totally Michael Urie (that would be Mark on Ugly Betty).  One of her best friends Moms, INVENTED Barney (the hideous purple dinosaur).  I kid you not people! So, she's a funny read.  AND, I love her so much as my friend too.

Jenny D. - Even though she's already been given this award by someone else, she didn't follow the rules apparently.  AND, she's totally winning the follower race we're having (ok, I made it up in my head, and she's not necissarly in a race, but whatev) so she doesn't need anymore recogintion.  But here's the deal, hers is one of my FAVORITE blogs to read EVER!  I check it constantly.  She's wise, funny, insightful and a GREAT Mom and one of my real friends.

Minky - She is far to "famous" in the blog world for me to be bothering her with such things.  But for reals, I love her.  She is so funny, and she has a son named Max, who is beyond adorable.  Hello, what more is there?

Well, thanks again for the recognition.  Now, the rest of yous, go check out these blog friends of mine, 'cause I promise, I don't waste my time on no crap.


Pageant waves and air kisses,

Allyson



22 comments:

Rocketgirl said...

Ohmygosh!!! Not only am I a winner, but I'm listed first???Above your own sister??? Yessssss!!!!!! I love this, you totally made my day. Okay, I totally forgot you came to my recital. You and Jere were amaaaazing in your show (I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change -right?) esecially in the scene where y'all were the parent-y couple. Hott! I totally needed validation today, you are awesome!

Kelly Biggs at My Dear Trash said...

WooHoo!!!!! You made my day! Thank you so much for the shout out.

sammy said...

i recently won my first award and i dorked out on the whole the thing too. (of course dorking out is a good thing in this context)

i know what you mean by a total stranger liking what you read and offering praise. its humbling isnt it?

congrats on your award and i'll definitely check the pages out.

jen said...

So, this is a friendly follower competition, huh? Well, I surrender. 'Cuz there's no way I can keep up with you.
And I already read many of those blogs. Every time I've tried Lana's it's been private. Has she seen the error of her ways yet?
And thank you, thank you, thank you. Wise and funny may be debatable, but I am flattered to be your real friend.
Love to you.

sarah said...

Stopping by from SITS! Looks like you deserved the award! Love your blog!

Im your newest follower!

Ann said...

Congrats! The price went to right place and other blogs you feature are very interesting too!

Ann, stoping by from SITS.

JDaniel4's Mom said...

Stopping from SITS! Congrats! I love how you told us why you picked your winners.

Ma What's 4 dinner said...

Congrats. You deserve lots of love. I'm your latest follower.

Lots of yummy love,
Alex aka Ma, What's for Dinner
www.mawhats4dinner.com

LanaBanana said...

Ha! Well, I'd like to take this moment to make a little acceptance speech if you don't mind. Since apparently my privateness has prevented many a lovely reader from enjoying my Kristen Wiig-ish humor. (Puh-lease, have you seen that girl do the "I'm Sorry" bit on Weekend Update?!? RIDONKULOUS. No comparison here...she's a diva.)

Anyway, I would like to thank my children who get sick all the time, say inappropriate things in public places and have provided me with wacky material for years. I'd like to thank my husband for sending me into crazy spirals from all his antics (okay okay, that's like 8% of the time, the other 92% he's super great), and I'd like to thank myself for having a really messed up head. I guess I could thank my parents for that one, right?

Anyway, thanks for the shout out...perhaps one day I'll de-privatize my blog again. But you know how I love me some paranoia.

Your blog is noteworthy indeed!

(P.S.--Don't get all butt-hurt that this comment is far too long, that's how acceptance speeches roll.)

(P.P.S.--In other famous friends stories, my high school speech tournament buddy Michael Washington just guest starred on Glee as the newspaper guy doing a story on the cheer coach. Fun!)

Mel said...

Awww..what a nice surprise. Love you.

Rebecca said...

Congratulations on the award. Stopping by from SITS. Come on by my blog and link up. A little fun Mama celebration happening over at The Blessings of Modern Domestication.
Love your blog btw! Oh and cheers to motherhood!

http://theblessingsofmoderndomestication.blogspot.com/

Jamie said...

Congrats on your award!!

Mhel said...

Congrats on your award, and to the other winners too.... Dropping by from SITS!

Julie M. said...

Congratulations! Isn't it fun? This was my first award too and I dedicated an entire day to it. I couldn't help myself! Enjoy your recognition! Found you off of SITS.

Writing Without Periods! said...

What a great photo of your family in the header of your blog. And congrats on your award. I love awards.
Mary

Genevieve said...

Found you on SITS and so glad I did! AWESOME post! Congrats on being such a Superchick! Hope your Wednesday rocks!

"Queen" Vic said...

Congrats on the bloggy-award! You are very deserving of it. Thanks for sharing other great blogs!

Stopping by from SITS

HunDuddle Hussy said...

look how cute you are with ur blog header. i love it!

fun blog!
from sits!

Debbi said...

Congrats! I just got my first award this week too! It feels good doesn't it?
Stopping by from SITS!

Sarah Ruth said...

Congrats on the blog award!

Stopping by from SITS!

Minky Moo said...

Oh p'shaw! Shucks, lil old me? How sweet of you! I really enjoy your blog, as you know, and your comments on mine never fail to make my day. You do deserve a sunshine award...and it's not just because your blog design makes me think of summer and want to bust out the slip-n-slide and spike myself some lemonade!! You do, indeed, spread sunshine.

Miracle Pending said...

Following you now, from SITS. Great list, I'll definitely check them out.