I'm still getting used to the whole concept of blog awards. There's quite a nice community here and while some are genuine reviews, many awards also seem to be a way to say, "I'm thinking of you today. I like you." All good.
The Kreativ Blogger Award is one for which I've been tagged a few times now. Most recently by the very kind and always supportive La Jenno. My apologies that I've been putting off actually accepting it for deep psychological reasons.
I really hope nobody takes offense to this and in no way should it diminish the Award's positive intentions.
Really -- it's not you. It's me.
You may not know that I have a few anxiety triggers. Down escalators, coffee mugs with dark interiors, any food left in the fridge even a moment past it's expiration date. None of these things are life altering. They just make me pause and take a few deep breaths before I can move on. (This is a no judgment zone, remember?)
So, I also suffer palpitations when I see words spelled incorrectly on purpose. No joke. I have never stepped foot into a Krispy Kreme or a Kwik Kopy.
My friend Eddie can attest to this quirk of mine since it's been a fertile topic of
In part, I blame one incredibly stressful year of working in a tiny Fotomat booth. For those not familiar, this is a photo pick-up store about the size of your shower. Mine was in a parking lot where trucks liked to play, "Scare the Crap Out of Fotomat Girl."
There were also the sickos who called to see if their pictures "came out alright." It didn't take long to figure out that the only people who want a clerk to look at their pictures are the ones who shouldn't be seen naked on film. My 68 year-old co-worker Evelyn loved it though. She had a special envelope in the file drawer with all her favorite Playgirl wannabe's. Ew. Ew. Ew.
I know "foto" (and more liberal nudity) may be acceptable in some countries. However, for a 17 year-old girl in Suburbia, USA... it was all just horribly wrong.
The rules for the Kreativ Blogger award are as follows:
1. Post the award on your site
2. Link to the person from whom you received the award
3. Disclose seven things readers may not know about you
4. Pass it on (* I believe the original rules call for giving it to seven people and posting comments on each of their sites.)
Reading the above, I count five things you may not have known about me. To fulfill my obligations:
# 6 is that I carry a list of my favorite 60+ songs to sing thanks to prior karaoke bar trauma of being pressured to sing whilst flipping through sticky spiral bound pages of songs, drawing a complete blank.
# 7 is that I'm allergic to mozzarella cheese. This is news to me too. I just found out yesterday.
Since I believe that all of my readers are both Kreativ and well-liked, I humbly bestow this award to all of you as well. It's a cop-out I know, but one can only experience so much personal growth in one day.
Konsider yourself awarded.