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On a Day Like This [an unanticipated sequel]

13 Aug

I mean who’d have thought I’d be waking up to an award after a day like /on-a-day-like-this/ By the way before my morning green-tea coffee [coffee sounds better], I wordpress – I know I’m a loser but what the heck.

Anywhoa, I did get the Reader Appreciation award courtesy *the best blogger in town* Ms. The Lunatic …and I woke up *wide awake* happier… [I’ve never NEVER ever won anything my entire life, not even a flipping *scrabble* match and it almost became a little difficult to accept it at first]

…and it was then that I realised I wasn’t ready with my acceptance speech.

Well so I began working on the rules [there are some rules]: for details please visit my previous post —> /the-reader-appreciation-award/ Working on the rules gave birth to my 41st post which got a *Like* even before I had time to get a look at my own post – post publishing. Sky was beginning to be the limit for my sky-rocketing happiness.

However, the most important part of it all is how unprepared I was. I mean I grew up with Award-fantasies be it the Oscars or the Golden Globe or the BAFTA or the Grammy… Mind you, it wasn’t necessarily because I was working towards any of those awards but because I loved the “acceptance speeches”. So my award-fantasies were actually about the speeches and not merely the awards. And when the part came where I had to “show appreciation to the blogger who awarded you”… my ultimate-fantasy come true… to speak out the words like “I’d like to thank my mom and dad…..”  The words didn’t come out… I was completely floored with overwhelm-ation… If you think I’m making a fuss about nothing, well you didn’t see me sweat on my keyboard and stare at the screen for H.O.U.R.S.

At the end of the day, it was nice to wake up to a day like this immediately after a day not-quite like this. That makes me live the single LIFE. The unpredictability of unbalanced depression, delusion and delight.

Image Source: http://robertadeiana.ifunnyblog.com/awardacceptancespeeches/

P.S. A speech in time saves nine (hours of staring at your laptop’s screen) 😀 😉 😉

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The Reader Appreciation Award: For real

13 Aug

Really?

Me?

: Pinch: : Pinch:

:Ouch: :Ouch:

:yelp:

:tears:

:tears of joy:

Anywhoa, one’s gotta do what one’s gotta do or at least try to do. I’m bad, pathetic and I may not even deserve it 😥 But there’s always a “FIRST” and although I know I DO NOT DESERVE this award now, I’ll make sure I’ll be deserving enough in futurospect. Pulling up my socks high, higher [ooops, it’s turned into stockings] and higher still.

The rules of this nomination:

  1. Identify and show appreciation of the blogger who awarded you.
  2. You must add the award logo to your blog.
  3. Tell your readers 7 things about yourself.
  4. You must nominate 5-10 of your favorite bloggers for this award.
  5. Inform your nominees that you nominated them.

Identify and show appreciation of the blogger who awarded you.

Thoughts of a Lunatic : Dig that??? Mind you, she isn’t an ordinary blogger, she’s one FRESHLY PRESSED helluva blogger. [That’s the identification part.]

Showing Appreciation Part:

when words don’t seem enough….

[NB. My words could never have done justice to show appreciation for “Thoughts of a Lunatic” so the space above is reserved for my *feeling of appreciation*… Miss Lunatic, the feelings runneth over…]

You must add the award logo to your blog.

I think it’s there. It wasn’t easy doing that.

Seven things about me:

1. I’m not a writer and unfortunately I came to know this only after I started writing.

2. I’m the kind of a person you can absolutely rely on to “jump up high” and “dance and twirl” in your joy. I don’t know how I do it, I just do it. I didn’t realise how important this trait was until I found out that my very-good-friends would actually wait for me to break their good news [be it a scholarship or a positive strip in a pregnancy test kit].

3. I like traveling but  dread the *Departure* section at the airport. However, it’s quite the opposite in the other *Arrival* Section – love it here more. I wish I could arrive all the time and never depart, just to see the good-to-see-you-back hugs.  [PS. I don’t allow anyone to neither come pick me up nor see me off at the airport. I always travel alone].

4. In 2010, I took on a bet to shave my hair [go 1 on the trimmer]. There were only two of us – my friend with the *trimmer* and me and I desperately wanted to record this moment of insanity. So I tied my camera around his head with a bandana [LOL in retrospect] and turned the cam on. After the ordeal was over, I fond out, to my horror, the *record* button wasn’t pressed properly. To summarise, I like taking bets that make no sense.

5. I love reading people’s T’s. [An anecdote on this: I was reading this guy’s T and couldn’t make any sense. The words were all over the place, something like this – BYT HET I MEY OUR… Determined on my passion, I kept at it and finally decoded it (Yaye!). It read – By the time you read this, I would have checked your tits.]

6.  I can listen to one song repeatedly for months and months and even years. At the moment, you’ll find me listening to “Make you feel my love” sung by Adele.

7. I am single, by choice, but have my doubts [about the choice] every now and then.

My nominations [in no specific order]:

Confusion+time [http://davidclunas.wordpress.com/] His photographs are timeless and his titles are beautifully apt. I’m glad I’m *follow*ing him

The Young Plum [http://theyoungplum.wordpress.com/] YOU need to check his blog and find out for yourself i.e. if you haven’t already done it.

Mustand Koji[http://p47koji.wordpress.com/] This blog isn’t a regular ranting/ random blogging kind, or that’s how I’ve felt. You get to read about World War II, if not straight from the horse’s mouth.

Katlaire [http://hilariouslyeverafter.wordpress.com/] Yes, opposites do attract. I read/ *Like*/ *Follow* her blog as hers is the side with the lush and greener grass. Her posts are funny and quite insightful [for me].

Fortyteen Candles[fortyteencandles.wordpress.com] Another hilariously witty blog. Love her, love the way she writes. She’s vacationing at the moment [if I’m not wrong].

My Life in Lists[http://listuniverse.wordpress.com/] If you love lists,  you’ll love her. If you don’t love lists, you’ll still love her.

The Lunatic [http://thoughtsofalunatic.wordpress.com/] Bending the rule and ONLY because I REALLY APPRECIATE YOU/ YOUR BLOG as a READER and there’s no way I’m not going  to nominate you [even if you’ve got the award already 😀 ]

Inform your nominees that you nominated them. 

I’m on it.

PS. If you’re wondering why [oh why] has “THOUGHTS OF A LUNATIC” nominated me for “THE READER APPRECIATION AWARD”, just know that I’m wondering alongside you.

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