Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Ms. Picket LOVES Me!

Do you know Ms. Picket? If you don't, you should go look at her site now. NOW. Go on.

Are you back? Okay then. So you know that Ms. Picket is a very cool, funny mom with excellent taste in music (and a potty mouth) who GAVE ME A PRIZE! A trophy, even. I haven't had a trophy since I was 15 and playing soccer. Check it out, y'all.

It's the Arte y Pico award. You can go look at the Arte y Pico blog for an explanation, if you can read Spanish. Y yo puedo. Mas o menos.

I'm supposed to pass on the blog love to five more people. Following the rules, of course. What a relief--I like rules and directions. And here they are, copied and pasted from Ms. Picket's blog, because I am lazy.

1. Pick five (5) blogs that you consider deserve this award for their creativity, design, interesting material, and also for contributing to the blogging community, no matter what language.

2. Each award has to have the name of the author and also a link to his or her blog to be visited by everyone.

3. Each award winner has to show the award and put the name and link to the blog that has given her or him the award itself.

4. Award-winner and the one who has given the prize have to show the link of Arte y Pico blog, so everyone will know the origin of this award.

There are a lot of people who do this blogging thing a hell of a lot better than me. They're all listed in my sidebar, so you can look at all of them. And I don't want to pick just five. It makes me nervous to have to pick, because that means I'm excluding as well. But, with the proviso that you should go read all of the sites I link to in my sidebar (GO. NOW.), here are my five picks, in no particular order:

1) Jive Turkey at Jive Turkey. Besides the cool name, Jive Turkey is one of the funniest people I have never met. I'm a Jive Turkey groupie. Go to her site. NOW.

2) Drew Kime at How To Cook Like Your Grandmother. He looks nothing like my grandmother (since he's, well, a HE), and appears to cook better than her, too. Good recipes, good photos, funny guy. Go to his site. NOW.

3) Mindy at Coffee and Queso. Props to anyone who would do a whole post about how messy her kitchen is. With photos. She bakes, too. Aaaand . . . you can go to her site. Yes, now.

4) Meadowlark at Just Wandering Through . . . She thinks hard about her life choices, and she doesn't want to sound like a nutjob. An admirable goal, and one more people should aspire to. Plus, she's going to use her pressure canner first so she can tell me what not to do with mine. So, you know what to do. NOW.

5) Mayberry Magpie at Mayberry Magpie. Love the name, love the content, love the design, love this lady. You can go now. To her site. Go on.

I'm tired now from bossing you all around. So you can go.


Mayberry Magpie said...

I'm so excited! Kiss, kiss, kiss! Though I live in a small town, I'm a country girl at heart (I aspire to be a country girl, to live on acreage that is), so we feel like kindred spirits.

I'm leaving town tomorrow morning for 10 days and will be "off the grid," but as soon as I return, I'll check out all your recommended blogs. Can't wait.

Happy have a happy 4th!

Mayberry Magpie

Anonymous said...

YOU are too kind, my dear. Thank you! It has been awesome getting to know you, as much as two people who don't live near each other and have never met in the flesh can get to know each other. Kisses. And I am very excited to check out all your other award-ees as well!

(And just so you know, when you left that comment that said there was a present for me on your site, I totally thought it was going to be pictures of the baby chicks, and I was already giving myself the Not Pets pep talk before navigating over. Ha!)

SaraPMcC said...

I'll go check out all your sites, even though you forgot one...

(Seriously, all you people do a way better job on your blogs than I do on mine. Congratulations!)

mindy said...

Oh my god! I can't believe this! I-I'd like to thank my mother... Thanks for the props, Kristin! ;)

MeadowLark said...

You could knock me over with a feather. You know how brand new my blog is and just how bad the pictures are.

Who'd a thunk that canning would become my eventual claim to fame? Ooooh, the pressure.

Thanks again... you actually caused me to tear up, but I'm known to be a bit of a sap.

The Constant C said...

Wait... sarapmcc, where's your blog?