Saturday, May 23, 2009

Tooting my own horn

Angela in Europe recently bestowed the above blogging award to me. I might quarrel a bit with the deformation of the word "awesome," but I'll take any award I can get at this time of flagging participation in the blogosphere!

In fact, I could perhaps even pontificate about the word itself, which my USA daughter probably now utters in every other sentence, peppered with at least two "like"s. But be that as it may.

These are the rules, which I obviously will not follow to the letter, or even to the sentence:

List 7 Things That Make You Awe-Summm!
Pass It On To 7 Bloggers Who Are Awe-Summm!
Be Sure To Tag Your Awe-Summm Bloggers To Let Them Know!
Then Link Back To The Queen That Tagged You

There's certainly no shortage of exclamation points in those directions! Let's go!

Angela interpreted the first point as referring to blogging only, but since I have been a pretty lame blogger of late, I'm taking it to be just about ME (or HER, in her case.) I'm feeling good so I should be able to find 7 things that make me awe...some, although I would have trouble doing as much about my blog!

1. I have two absolutely fabulous daughters, and I can safely say that their teenage years have been a joy.

2. I adjusted well to life in France -- in the pre-Internet age when I didn't have many fellow expats to vent and gripe to.

3. I turned away from any number of extremely lucrative career paths in order to follow my professional vocation, and I'm still following it.

4. I do some professional writing practically every weekday evening. I don't talk much about it here, but it's quite a feat of organization.

5. I know quite a bit about a lot of different types of music, although my tastes are too eclectic to be an expert in any one genre.

6. I get angry in French only.

7. I stay in touch with a lot of people from my past, and did even before the digital age.

I'm not going to tag anybody, but if you don't know what to blog about this week, try writing some positive things about yourself. My experience in France has been that not that many other people are going to say these things to you!


Alison said...

You ARE awe-Summm!!!

Betty C. said...

Yes, I know, in ALLL things!

Angela in Europe said...

You know, insinuating that I wasn't able to infer that the 'awesome' things were meant to be about myself wasn't very nice. You don't have to be cruel just because you are on a public form.

Betty C. said...

Angela, I don't know if your comment is a joke or serious, but I did reformulate my paragraph. I wasn't "insinuating" anything -- it had just gone through my mind that it would be very tough to write 7 positive things about my blogs (I think you said as much yourself) -- so I interpreted the directions to refer to me as a person and not my blogs.

I'm sorry if you truly took offense!

Tinsie said...

Nice to find out more about you :-)

Anonymous said...

Haven't been to your blog lately. Very interesting and looking forward to seeing you soon. We too, have two fabulous daughters, each mitosed (word?) into two more fabulous daughters--plus awe-summmm sons-in-law!
Please send some of your fabulous weather to the PNW in the USA!!

Love, a fellow Mom

spacedlaw said...

Awesome indeed.

poppy fields said...

You are awesome :)
One thing you said touched home with me: adjusting to life in France without the internet ex-pat connections we now have. Me too, I think I've adjusted well, but boy have I thought how much fun I would have had adjusting while making these amazing connections we all now have. It's nice to know you are all out there!

Dedene said...

You are awesome, and why not? Integrating into a new culture and staying in touch with friends from the old one are no means feats! It's always nice to pat oneself on the back.

Loulou said...

Just because you haven't been writing loads lately doesn't mean that the quality has suffered. :)

It was interesting reading a bit more about you. said...

I loved the last sentence, that not many other people are going to say these things to you, the French, compliment, mais non!

I'm trying to get back in touch with other bloggers in France as I've had a trying year, but maybe I'll write a positive post this week.