Thursday, October 29, 2009

I'm Kreativ!

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 therapy conversation throughout the decades that we've known each other.

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.

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plentymorefishoutofwater said...

Haha, great post. And a nice way of putting across seven points. A deserved award - and I'm with you on deliberate mis-spellings.

plainolebob said...

Well, I kan't help but komment here, I love mattzarella, and koriokie bars sum time are fonny.
I guess coz I sing like a wabbit chasin elmer fud.
but you are Kreative

Innocent Owner Of Mad Cats said...

Very well put and kongrats! To celebrate, I'm going to develop my pictures of neked mattzarella cheese with an experation date of 07/10/2004 over at the photomat. Turn out the lights please. :)

Sarah said...

now i know what a difficult time you must have had to read mr. bob's post. kongratulations on the award!

Sarah said...

Hey Charlene,
You completely deserve the award! Your post is very clever, congrats!

Innocent Owner Of Mad Cats said...

She laffs and krys at the sem time :)

Hunter said...

I always cringe the most at my own misspelling. I'm horrible about it.

Congratulations on the award.

Charlene said...

I had a feeling this would unleash a cascade of misspelled comments. How can I not love them anyway? Thanks everyone!!

plainolebob said...

Charlene, did you git a message from Bess?

Melissa B. said...

And Kreativ Kongrats to you! SITS sent me by, and I'm glad they did!

SkyWatch, OBX-Style"

plainolebob said...

Charlene, happy halloween, and we have a treat for you too.

Mary A. said...

Charlene great post. I myself have another award waiting for your blog at

Dr. T.L. Sanderfer said...

Funny stuff! You've got a new follower!

Charlene said...

Thanks! The more the merrier! :-)

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