Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Drum roll please...

I´m not one for awards or achievements of any kind. Receiving them, that is.

I´m trying to recall any awards I´ve received in the past and the only one that comes to mind was when I was in the 5th grade Science Fair. I won 2nd place for an Acids and Bases experiment that was 100% designed by my dad´s girlfriend at the time, a 2nd grade teacher. I had no clue what acids and bases were but just saw a bunch of nicely organized cotton balls with different colors on construction paper. I remember being terrified when I won because I thought someone was gonna ask me a question or I would have to talk about it and everyone would realize I was a huge fraud (this same fear has accompanied me to date). My dad´s girlfriend had the best intentions, but being a second grade teacher, she could have made sure I had some inkling for what my project was about. Oh well, she ended up leaving my dad, which I thought was great for me, because I had recently seen Parent Trap and had a whole plan concocted in my mind for reuniting my parents. (Side note: the writers and producers of that movie should be burned at the stake).

Anyway, Awards and Achievements.

Grade school and Junior High, nothing. I was "uninvolved" according to my parents´accusations. I think it was because they forced me to do music and I hated it, quitting violin lessons cause the violin was too heavy, quitting singing lessons for fear of having to perform, quitting guitar lessons because I was embarrassed for having drooled on my guitar in a moment of intense concentration during a lesson once (my mouth was all full of braces and rubber bands n shit).

I tried out for the basketball team and made the "B team", which was a consolation prize for not making the "A team" (read: REAL team). They didn´t want us rejects giving up on our stupid dreams so they created a new team just for us. I sucked even on the "B team".

I tried out for cheerleading. (Insert game show noise alerting failure).


High school, nothing. No Model U.N. No student council. No Spanish club. I joined track and field because I was in love with a pole vaulter, but asked the coach if it was possible to just go to practice and never compete. A resounding NO, was the answer. I quit again.

So you see, given this history, actually receiving an award makes me light up like a Christmas tree. I´m all silly and giddy now because I have an award for that scrapbook that never was.

Tobi et al awarded me with this:

“This blog invests and believes, in ‘proximity’ meaning, that blogging makes us 'close'. They are all charming blogs, and the majority of them aim to show the marvels of friendship; there are persons who are not interested when we give them a prize, and then they help to cut these bows; do we want that they are cut, or that they propagate? Then let’s try to give more attention to them! So with this prize we must deliver it to eight bloggers that in turn must make the same thing and put this text.”

So I´m passing this award on to eight bloggers, all for the same reason: because they make me drop whatever I´m doing, no matter how important whenever I see them updated in my reader:

El Guiri


Formerly Fun

Praying to Darwin

A Free Man

Sometimes I Make Lists


Sanity, Interrupted

Thanks, Tobi, for making me smile.




neil wykes said...

Um still not sure what to say, what I'll do or what exactly this means..
but many thanks and confuddlement

Bluestreak said...

yeah, i feel similarly about receiving awards, since I don´t have much experience with it. But I think I might go try out for a basketball team or something now.

Tobi said...

See now, that was not so bad was it? (She says as ducking to avoid blunt objects hurled in her general direction). To think I was scared to tell you that I had nominated you! BS, in my opinion you are on the varsity team--I would wear your letter jacket.

Xbox4NappyRash said...

I like it!

This one is classy, it's got like parchment n'stuff.

Thanks, nice words are always welcome.

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much! I am amazed and confounded when someone says they want to read what I manage to write. (And your blog is on my list of "OK, the kids can wait, gotta read this" when it shows up in my reader.)

Xbox4NappyRash said...

While we are all back slapping and the such like, your blog is just in my reader, I don't rush to read it because, well, I don't have to, I have nothing to do all day as I live a sad and lonely existence.

Now, if I was a really busy person I would rush to read it mind.

Bluestreak said...

tobi - i know you gave me an award before and i didn´t know what the hell to do with it. But I still appreciated it and would never hurl anything in your general direction. Except flowers. And chocolate.

prayingtodarwin - so that´s why you forgot their snacks! too busy blogging, eh?

xbox - I like to pretend I´m busier than I am, it makes me feel important and stuff. Not really, I have shitloads to do, but I think I might need some kind of ADHD drug to get me through my procrastination bouts.

among found objects said...

Love the group hug. Makes me smile. Bluestreak. You are a winner in my book. Funny I also feel like I never measured up and that everyone did my work for me. I have a similar story to the science experiment and it is true that it has affected me through out my life. --Perplexus aka among found objects

Dirty Pirate Hooker said...

I think you're a whore.

And of course I mean that in the best of ways.

Kisses and VD,

Florida Girl In Sydney said...

I know some of those blogs and love them too.

DPH, you wanna come over and eat some worms?

mongoliangirl said...

I think you deserve this award because I SO would have been on a cheerleading squad with you so we could look all cute and everything while we were sayin', "Smackdown bitch! Clean my toilet!"
Congrats! I love reading your blog and thing you deserve this award completely.

A Free Man said...

Wow, thanks! My first foreighn language award. That must make me classy and Europeein'.

Bluestreak said...

Perplexus - I wanna hear your science experiment story.

DPH - awwwwww thannnnnks. Now I´m blushing an all that.

Floridagirl - DPH is busy preping for her trip to crash genitals with Key.

Mongoliangirl - I would have been the most foul mouthed cheerleader on the squad.

Freeman - I know, I love this award, makes me feel all cultured n shit.

Rassles said...

Dude, seriously? You picked me?

You are wonderful. Without a doubt, I reciprocate. I am throwing iconic blog awards haphazardly at your feet.

I have a secret: I was always anti all that blog award biznass. But now I have an ethnographic scroll and a starting collection for a budding lepidopterist.

So thank you. AHHHH.

Captain Steve said...

Thanks! I'll have to figure out how to do it, because I'm not all that adept and things such as this. But I'll try!

Yo Momma said...

awww sniff. Weally?? Thanks gurrl! Now fly me to Spain already - I'll bring some down home cooking for ya!:)