Saturday, March 24, 2012

Duh, Winning! A Kreativ Blogger Award Story

Thank you, Becky Green Aaronson, for granting me with a wish. I wished I would receive an award for my blog eventually, and you and your blog genie made my wish come true! Everyday Underwear readers, if you haven't subscribed already, consider it a culture boost from me to you to share a link to her blog The Art of an Improbable Life.

In addition, I also give you the following acceptance speech:

Ahem! Hello, everyone. I'm Cindy Brown. It's my honor to stand up on this virtual stage tonight and receive this award. [Gushing] Why, I'm so unprepared! I haven't had an orthodox career, and I've wanted more than anything to have your respect. The first time I didn't feel it, but this time I feel it, and I can't deny the fact that you like me, right now, you like me! I'd like to thank my wonderful director and my dear friend and co-star, Tom Hanks. I'd like to thank my wonderful husband Neil, who is my biggest supporter, even though he's only read one of my posts, and my children for not giving a crap at all that I'm a writer, but I love them! I really love them! I'd like to thank all of you fans out there, in your underwear, reading my posts. And of course I'd like to thank God. Without you, words would not exist and therefore, neither would Everyday Underwear. And in the words of the great thespian Charlie Sheen... I'm, "Duh, winning!"


Okay, okay, that isn't really an acceptance speech. And I actually stole part of it from Sally Field's 1985 Academy Awards speech. Sorry, Sally. And sorry, Charlie. Wouldn't want to steal your thunder, but I have been awarded the Kreativ Blogger Award! I, Everyday Underwear, feel validated. This calls for a celebration of new underwear!


My favorites. My cozies! My Hanes Microfiber undies which literally were the inspiration for the name of this blog. It's definitely a metaphor for comfort, everyday things, and that yearning you have for your everyday underwear if, for some reason beyond your control (like you forgot to do laundry), you have to wear the thong one day. Trust me. That day, you long for your everyday underwear and you are reminded that you don't want to go very long without it.


That's the same feeling I hope people get about my blog. No, not that you have floss up your crack, but that it's something comfortable that you look forward to getting back to.


Okay, on to the tasks at hand. I have obligations now. I have to tell you seven interesting things about myself, as though I haven't already done that in my blog! Okay, so here goes:

  1. When I was in school, I played the flute very well and wanted to be a professional flautist (yes, that is really a word) and play a gold flute like James Galway.
  2. I used to be a dedicated "cat person" until my husband and children slowly forced me into dogdom. Now I am more of a dog person and I love my dogs so much that I breed them. However, my only tattoo is still that of a cat.
  3. I used to sell caskets to funeral homes for a living. This tidbit always gets a rise out of people.
  4. After miserably failing with my own choices in men and as a new Christian with a desperate desire to change my life, I prayed for God to bring me a Union or construction worker who was a good man and had two little girls for me to adopt... and He did exactly that. Not to sound like the movie Shrek, but helloooo, "I'm a Believer!"
  5. My favorite movies are either visually stunning or deep thinkers:
    1. Memento
    2. Point of No Return
    3. 300
    4. Amelie
    5. Shutter Island
    6. Anything with Johnny Depp or Antonio Banderas or Channing Tatum (think visually stunning actors).
  6. My teeth are naturally straight, my boobs are real, and I cut my own hair (and that will be the title of an upcoming blog post).
  7. I pee in the shower. See post  Do You, Would You, Could You Pee in the Shower?
Obligation number two is to nominate seven other blogs for the award. I do not know whether the blogs I am nominating have received the Kreativ Blogger Award, but if you have already received it and you are on my list, just know that I'm giving you props for your consistent quality or the potential I think your blog possesses and have a lovely day knowing you got a nod.

  1. Lisa Weinstein -  The Mixed Up Brains of Lisa Weinstein
  2. Kendra Martin -  Creating Stepping Stones out of Life's Stumbling Blocks!
  3. Van Brown -  Van Brown's Journal
  4. Tom Ryan -  This Old Man Says
  5. Marcy (can't find your last name on your blog!) L -  (Don't Be) Too Timid and Squeamish
  6. Norine Dworkin-McDaniel -  Don't Put Lizards in Your Ears
  7. Jillee (can't find your last name either!) -  One Good Thing by Jillee

24 comments:

  1. Actually, it IS most likely a truism that people are sitting at their computers in their comfortable underwear while reading your blog. :)

    After reading this blog, now I am going to have to check out the pee in the shower topic. :)

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    1. Hey, Tom, thanks for stopping in for a read! People I actually know rarely comment!

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  2. Congratulations, Cindy! I enjoy reading Becky's blog and am now glad to have been "formally" introduced to yours. Great name, btw. And one of the best responses to the Kreativ Blogger award that I've seen in a long time!

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    1. Thank you! I tried to be "Kreativ" in my post about the award. That kind of seemed necessary, LOL!

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  3. Hello Cindy. For my first visit to your wonderful blog, I'd like to congratulate on you award. Looks like you truly deserve it. I am most impressed that you cut your own hair because it looks great in the picture. I have never cut my own hair and my most recent haircut (last week) was my first in five months. My teeth are also naturally straight (never braces) and my boobs are also real, although not much to brag about. I'm seriously allergic to cats and therefore have always been a dog person and have no tattoos.

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    1. Well, now I know! Thanks for the nice comments and the tit-for-tat (no pun intended) run-down. Ha ha!

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  4. Congratulations on the award! I enjoy both blogs - yours and Becky's. Your acceptance speech is dynamite. I'm still giggling.

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    1. Thank you! And I'm always glad when people leave a comment that I've given them a giggle. It keeps me writing when I get feedback :)

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  5. I was the opposite on the cat/dog front. My husband used to have a cat and when we got together he convinced me cats were great. So, we bought one. I'm still a dog person though.

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    1. I'm torn sometimes. And it appears, for me, that it depends on the individual animal, whether cat or dog. I can't actually say "I've never met a cat/dog I didn't like." But it used to be that I really didn't like dogs in general at all, so I have totally positively progressed. Now I smell like dog, get slobbered by my dogs, and am covered in dog hair much of the time and I don't care. So I guess I am bi-animal now. LOL!

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  6. Congratulations on your award. Interesting facts about you. I did something similar to find my husband but with a spell.

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    1. Thank you, Fi! Did your spell go like this:

      One banana, two banana, three banana, can.
      Help me, help me, find a good man!

      That's what I did. I'm kidding, I did not.

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  7. Thanks so much, Cindy. I am a dog person at heart, but my kids are allergic, so we only have a guinea pig. He doesn't like his leash very much. We might get a dog when my boys are off to college. I loved Memento and Amelie. I'm going to check out the other blogs.

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    1. LOL to the leash!

      I know I really love a movie when I want to watch it again immediately after viewing it. There are too many to mention, really, but I do appreciate a good movie.

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  8. Congrats again, Cindy! Great acceptance speech and tidbits about yourself (selling caskets?). I look forward to checking out the other blogs you nominated.

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    1. Yeah, but business was dead. Ha haaaa!

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  9. Thanks for the nomination Cindy! I will definitely do this and nominate 7 others - look for this on my mid-week post! Your blog made laugh at loud, especially the line about the kids not giving a crap! You have a gift for humor writing.
    Lisa Weinstein

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    1. Thank you, Lisa! I really appreciate your words :)

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  10. Awesome sauce on the award and the pants. :) Very funny post.

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    1. I thank you and my underpants thank you.

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  11. LOL........I couldn't stop laughing. A well-deserved award believe me. And thank you for sharing the little bits and pieces about you. Very cool about you and your husband and your prayer. As for straight teeth and boobs de natural' - LOL - sorry, just so funny. Of course when I read you the first time (peeing in the shower) knew I had to follow such a crazy woman. Thank you!

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    1. Why, thank you Mike! I need more testosterone in my blog so that it's not too lopsided with the female viewpoint. Glad to have you following! I enjoy your work as well. Now, go tell your friends about me and all of my interestingness. Ha ha!

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  12. Hi Cindy! Just to let you know that you have officially been thanked for bestowing the Kreativ Blogger Award upon my blog!! Check out my latest with the show of gratitude: www.lisagradessweinstein.blogspot.com
    Lisa

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    1. Thanks for the heads up! Have a great day, Lisa! Keep on writing!

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