Monday, July 7, 2008

And the winner is...

I have been green with envy as I see all these bloggy awards being passed around the cyberworld. What does a girl gotta do to get an award around here? Short of documenting when "Aunt Flo" is expected to arrive, I'm an open book, no? I've even exposed my rack and I am now whoring out my landscaper AKA "Hot Boy" (didn't get any real good shots and he's completely clothed, ladies. I will keep trying- I'm not a quitter- I'm just crazy!)






What? You mean you want quality writing with good, interesting content and beautiful pictures and savvy enough to add fun little captions in the sidebar? Oh well, then- nevermind.

Well , apparently all I had to do to get an award was visit Christy everyday, agree with her in my comments, and read her archives! Geez, I could have saved a lot of time and humiliation had I known that! So thanks Christy! It brightened my day to get an award and finally be recognized as a notable blogger and given my due be thought of as a friend.

This award has inspired me to actually try to figure out this tech stuff that I hadn't been able to, UNTIL NOW (notice all the links- not so dumb after all, eh?)

In the true spirit of the award, I will now follow the directions and pass them on accordingly...


Although I am trying to follow the rules, and after much consideration, I am giving these out to people that I would pretty much want to hang with and have a drink with. Don't get me wrong, they have great blogs and that's what keeps me coming back, but the content is like something I would expect from some of my live and in-person friends.

1.)Jen at Cheaper than Therapy- first of all, I know she has recieved this award at least once, but I got to be honest- she's the one that gave me the tutorial on Blogger to figure out the linky thing. Sweet- one word that sadly will never fit me- is the perfect word to describe her. She is everywhere and comments all the time, has kind words, a warm smile, and pictures that look like postcards! She's a waaay better mom than I am, too.

2.)Jill at The Perlman Update, again, I am not the first to bestow this honor on her, but she is still much deserving! She and her gorgeous family are moving to India after having been in Israel for some time (for her husband's job). I am completely sheltered in middle America and I find it fascinating to learn about their cultural adventures and live vicareously through her. She is also a waaay better mom than I am.

3.)Momo Fali - she doesn't need the love from me, but she's gonna get it anyway! She is FUNNY- no two ways about it- I have found myself belly laughing at comments she has left at other blogs- funny just ooozes out her pores! She has a knack for telling a story- short and sweet and, did I mention, funny? Oh yeah, she is also a better mom than I am.

4.) Sarah at Tales of Wit and Charm. She's very cool, close to my age, but doesn't have a house full of kids and husband dragging down her coolness factor- like me. She tells it like it is and doesn't hold back. In a parallel universe, this is who I would have been- I mean, come on we both have sunflower tattoos for crap's sake! Although she's not a mom, she is STILL a waay better mom than me because she treats her pug, Daisy, probably better than I treat my children!

5.) Sue at Happy Meals & Happy Hour. Again, FUNNY! She's very cool too, but is weighed down by the kids and husband like me- so I really get her. She isn't afraid to bash skinny bitches women that are lucky enough to have a good metabolism. She's got good taste in music (Looking Glass) and she vacations in the Hamptons! She is probably a better mom than me too, let's be honest, I'm not setting the bar too high, but I imagine they're looking into some institutions in concern due to her love of Bathtub Gangsta.


For the winners, here are the rules for this award:

1. Pick five blogs you consider deserving of this award, whether for creativity, design, interesting material, or contributions to the blogging community, no matter what language.
2. Name each nominee and link to his/her blog.
3. Show the award and include the name (and link to his/her blog) of whoever presented you with this award.
4. Link to the Arte y Pico blog so everyone knows the origin of this award.
5. Post these rules.

If you already have this award, you only have to accept this additional recognition




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14 comments:

The Mom said...

Oh my gosh you are so deserving of this award Tena! And if I was a better mommy than you I probably wouldn't be blogging right now...it's not even close to bedtime!

You rock sister and I appreciate the kind words you pass on to me. It is so wonderful to have people get you and you are truly a friend!

I'm telling you...we need to do that Bossy Road Trip only in your van!! WOO WOO!

The Mom said...

In your "slutty" van!

had to add that in!....oh and HEYYY i'd totally get a landscaper if they grew them like that here! Um, if it's real hot tomorrow, spill something on his shirt and he'll HAVE TO take it off!

Jill said...

Oh you are too kind, so sweet, and I'm giggling like heck right now.

Clearly I wasn't very articulate in my last post yesterday... while I was sharing the blogs that I enjoyed, I was also sharing the Arte Y Pico award that I received with those 5 bloggers as well... you included!

Obviously I didn't do a great job in letting you know. My sincerest apologies! Just call me a dork...

So now you got the award twice... and funny enough, you sent it right back! Yay for us. :)

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

C said...

Awesome! I'm glad you were able to get help with the links...this award looks good on you! I don't know what the name means, but it's an award--it can't be bad right?

You're awesome. :)
~Christy

Dawn@Embracing the Ordinary Life said...

Man...why can't I get one of those at my house...last time I tried to hire the cute guy with the muscles to do the kitchen...but ended up with the old short polish guy...ugh...I could use a little eye candy around here...geez...

Momo Fali said...

Aw shucks! Thanks girl! I'm getting all weepy over here. Stupid hormones.

scarletvirago said...

I now care nothing for interesting content: more Hot Boy pics, please!!

Sarah Bellum said...

Ahhhh, that made my day. Seriously. Thanks!

Crazed Mom said...

Congrats on the award! (applause)

Now more pics of the hit garden boy. Dayam. I think I'm in love.

Tiffany said...

I want an award. WAHHHH! And I don't have your e-mail so this is the only way I could respond to you. Wipeout comes on Tuesdays on ABC. You've gotta watch it. Now this was a time I was supposed to respond to you in MY comments huh? DOH!!

Deb said...

more hot boy...please?

bsouth said...

Well done on the award - you deserve. You also are funny and probably a good mum, you just won't admit it in public.

Mmmmmm, hot gardener - definitely spill something on him tomorrow!

Mrs4444 said...

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Sue said...

OMG this was JULY 7th???? I feel awful. I love, love, love it and will put it on my mantle.

The photos of Hot Boy cracked me up again (especially when you said he was trying to get out of your way)

I bet if you told HotBoy he was an internet sensation he would pose for you.