Sunday, May 3, 2009

This is the Bella Award, Coming to Your Blog Soon

Heads up, you know it's coming your way and soon, since this one comes with the responsibility to link it to fifteen, yes, that's 15 deserving bloggers. What makes one a deserving blogger? That I'll leave up to you. I like encouraging new bloggers (yeah like I've been around a long time. I may be old, but I've only been blogging a year and a half. It is now my biggest addiction. It gives me that warm feeling of community that being a recluse prevents in the "real" world.) I feel very close to those of you who visit and comment. I know there are readers who never say anything and I wonder what prevents them. At any rate, if you're new to me I plan to pass this sweet little prize on to you.


If nothing else it makes you pass it to fifteen other bloggers all linked up and friendly like. It came to me from PENolan, of Menopausal Stoner. She and I might be related--if not in the DNA, then in the spirit. She's good people. And here are fifteen others.

Doctor Monkey Von Monkerstein--he's not new, but he knows and has in his hip pocket a great new site posted on his site right now.

StarSpangledHaggis is one of my favorite reads. E writes on a variety of subjects. I'd call her an eclectic writer--always worth the visit.


The Attentive Aphorist otherwise known as TheMom or Moms Nuts. I want her banner. Read That banner or header or whatchacallit for the Attentive Aphorist. Cracks me up every time.

The Lazy Iguana because I was just there and there is a quiz I've got to go back and take.

WeeMousie has a link to a new information site. I'll head back there to pick that link up and bring it home.

Mr. E is the newest smartypants I know. This is going to burden and embarrass him but we'll see if he's got game. He's got nerve and hutzpah to spare, but does he have the chops to link to sixteen bloggers? We'll see.

Spadoman Peace man. Love that photo of the youngest member of the clan. I know this is a girly looking award, but you're secure aren't you.

Shallow Coffee is young and pretty and maybe bipolar too. I think one of the younger bloggers who knows I'm bipolar pointed me in your direction. So far I see lots of spring fashions on your site and god knows I could use a push in the direction of a spring spruce-up, so... I hope this award is welcome at your place.

Telling Secrets is a title I especially like bacause it's what I do. I tell all my secrets. It's a way to exorcise my demons. The problem for me in being a secret teller is that I sometimes tell other people's secrets as well.

Treybald, because I prefer baldness to many of the alternatives men choose when coping with the slow or rapid creeping hair loss that is their lot. You, Treybald have embraced the classic look of the very self confident. Kudos!

Take Your Medicine isn't a new blog, but relatively new to me. Lulu Maude has a lovely voice and a point of view I find simpatico, so that's all it takes to get an award from me. Now take your medicine Lulu Maude.

Mootpoint Neither Here Nor There
Because we have more in common than meets the eye and you are new to me, so this is a way to get to know each other better. I'm not a big stickler for the rules, but the nice thing about doing this linking thing is it brings new people to our attention.

Giggles at Wits and Wiggles who is a great commenter. Thank you for pointing out to me that my therapists terrible taste in clothes and bad hair might be a sign that he is secure with his appearance. But why? is my next question.

Ingrid's Blogger's Roundtable, is not the newest kid on the block but is a wealth of wisdom and good and timely news stories and practical advise and a hell of a twitterer.

LeeAnn's Under The Apple Tree I give you this award for your extraordinary personal generosity and kindness. And because you bake the world's best pumpkin bread.

20 comments:

La Belette Rouge said...

I am so glad you enjoy my pal, Shallow Coffee, as much as I do.
Congrats to you and all the winners!!!!

Utah Savage said...

Thank you darling. You know how much work goes into linking sixteen bloggers, so I gave you a pass. Also these are supposed to be new bloggers, or so I think I remember. Anyway, I hope nobody feels burdened by an award.

AirmanMom said...

Congrats to all who earned your award, I look forward to reading their blogs!
~AM

Elizabeth Kaeton said...

Thank you, my dear. I appreciate the honor.

Kristen said...

Oh gosh, thank you so much!!! And yes, I am bipolar. It has it's ups and downs. :)

Utah Savage said...

Kristen, I love a woman who can crack wise about her bipolar disorder. It is a mixed blessing.

giggles said...

It's clear to me that he doesn't give a shit!!!!!!!!!

Thank you so much my dear. You are such a sweetheart. I'm beginning to think I'm a better commenter than blogger, but your notice of me warms the cockles of my heart. Truly. I've been wondering if you even stop by my place anymore...?

Neither Here Nor There said...

Thanks for the award. Don't know the rules or etiquette for blogging completely yet but always willing to learn. Is there a Blogging for Dummies book out there yet?

Utah Savage said...

NHTNT, if you need help with the linking, I'll try to talk you through it. But if it's more work than it's worth, just name the bloggers you want to give the award to and let them know they got an award. No award is a prize if it makes you crazy.

susan said...

It's always so nice when you make new friends.

Utah Savage said...

Susan, It is nice to make new friends. I have been neglecting the visiting aspect of this experience lately. I'm not quite myself, whatever that means, so I'm sometimes sure I've said something offensive. For instance, I just creeped out Mathman. Sometimes I make more friends just staying home.

yellowdog granny said...

well hell..i just got the award from kulkuri, and was going to make you one of my 15...dang..feck...
your still one of my 15 in my heart..

Spadoman said...

Thank you.

themom said...

Thank you ever so much for the award. Menopausal Stoners was kind enough to send it my way also. It is an interesting award - it draws new people to your sites. How ingenious. I certainly hope you are feeling better this day. It is beautiful her (for the moment). I'm sick of wind, black clouds, torrential rains and general blah weather. It's is election day here and I must go scream at a few people at the polls, so have a GREAT day my friend.

Randal Graves said...

Memes aren't supposed to be that difficult. Fifteen is a criminal offense.

Utah Savage said...

Randal, you're telling me! I follow the rules because I'm ever so obedient. But I tell others that rules are meant to be broken. I think the aspect of this I like the best is the pass it on to someone new to you. The welcoming of new blogger is a good thing. But how about four at a time?

Mauigirl said...

Will have to check out all the sites that I haven't been to before! (Of course I already went and took that quiz - I find Sloth is my most egregious sin - not surprising).

Scarlet W. Blue said...

Girlfriend, you keep telling me I am on this list, and I keep telling you I am NOT. Never mind; I love you anyway. You don't have to give me any awards. I love you for free.

Utah Savage said...

Mauigirl, I'm posting that test and I too am most slothful.

Well, hell, Scarlet. I was talking about the time one of us gave the other of us the Arte Y Pico Award, which I called the Barbie on a Half Shell Award. I can be such an ass sometimes. I know we both have that award. I know I could do the research necessary to find the post, but I am lazy, as my comment to Mauigirl clearly implies. Aren't the lazy usually slothful?

E said...

Thanks for the award, Utah!! xo