Tuesday, March 3, 2009

"You like me, right now, you like me!"

These, of course, are the famous words from Sally Field's 1985 acceptance speech at the Academy Awards. (It's right, look it up.) This is sort of how I felt when I popped in to read Heather J's blog a couple of weeks ago. There was a long list of awards she had received from other bloggers (rightfully so!) and was passing along to others. Well, one of the others was me! Yay, me!  Luckily, she did not list "responds promptly to awards" as the reason for my award.  So, without further ado, here is the award:

Proximidade Award

"This blog invests and believes the PROXIMITY - nearness in space, time and relationships! These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes of self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers! Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award."

My choices for next round of this award are:

Heather J-Age 30+... A Lifetime of Books and not just because Heather gave me the award first! She was one of my earliest readers and commenters (thanks, Heather!) and is prolific in the blogging community-not only does she get together a good roundup of her blogging finds every week for the rest of us, but she is also active in several other blogs/blogging communities.
Florinda-The 3 R's:  Reading, 'Riting, and Randomness - Florinda brings together people from all over the blogosphere (in fact, I think one or two of my other awards are going to blogs I found via Florinda's site) and always has something insightful to say about whatever the topic-of-the-day happens to be.

Mike-Everything Under the Sun - I just like reading Mike's blog.  He is funny, yet down-to-earth and generally pretty light-hearted about this thing called life.

Carol-May Dreams Gardens - Carol is the famous host of Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day .  Visit her blog and you can see how much she loves gardening and helping out anyone else in their gardening endeavors.

Laurie-Crazy Aunt Purl - I've mentioned this blog before, but it's another that I always look forward to reading.  It's one of those that I read and think, I'm glad I'm not the only one who does that/says that/acts like that/thinks that!

Frances-Fairegarden - Frances has the most gorgeous pictures, showing you what's going on in her garden every day.  Also, she will respond to everybody's comments.  Even if she's got 60 comments, everyone gets their own, personal response.  Seriously, you must go check out her last Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day post.  You've heard of food porn?  This is like flower porn. 
Sassypants Wifey-Care Across the Cities - This is a brand new blog, so I can't vouch for much other than the idea behind it.  Sassypants Wifey wants to bring "bloggers together for common good, common caring and common courtesy."  I think that's a great goal, so please stop by and see what's going on.

Rude Cactus - I don't have any kids, but I do read a few "mom blogs" and "dad blogs."  This is one of the dad blogs that I find charming.  Yeah, he's funny, but every once in a while you get a glimpse of the soft underbelly of parenting that, fairly or not, I think we all expect to see from moms but are pleasantly surprised to see exposed in dads.


Frances said...

Hi Dreamybee, thanks so much for thinking of me with this beautiful award. I have a special page on my blogs for these honors and will add this proudly. What I like to do when receiving an award is offer to anyone who wants to display it, as I feel we are all deserving. Hope this is okay. :-)


Sassypants Wifey said...

Aww thank you so much for the award! Yay, our first one. Thank you for the shout out also, we can't have too many of those right now as we are just getting started. Its interesting, with starting this blog its almost like some people are afraid to comment because it talks about serious stuff like giving. So thank you for commenting and for stopping by! We appreciate you!
-Sassypants Wifey

Florinda said...

Thank you so much for the award, and for all the nice things you said about my blog :-). I recognize a couple of the other nominees from my blogroll, too.

Heather J. said...

Why thank you, thank you very much. :)

Mike said...

Thanks! That's really cool. I don't know what to say.

Dreamybee said...

Frances-That would be absolutely fine! Awards are meant to be enjoyed, so do whatever makes you comfortable.

Sassypants Wifey-I have to admit, I hesitated before commenting because I didn't want to commit myself to anything, but then I thought, Of all the things to worry about committing oneself to, doing good things shouldn't be one of them. Besides, I trust you won't send the good-deeds police after me if I don't quite reach my highest potential every week... Right?

Florinda-You're welcome. :)

Heather J-You're welcome. You're welcome very much!

Mike-No need to say anything. Bender's eyes say it all.

And a thank you to all of you for making my blogging experience so enjoyable!