Friday, June 22, 2007

I Rock!

Starrlight just honored me with a Rockin' Girl Blogger Award! Wow! I'm truly honored. When I started this blog, I did it mainly to provide a creative outlet for myself. I was also motivated by a subversive desire to throw a little more feminist pixie dust out into the ether. If anyone had asked me at that time how I wanted my non-existent readers to view me, even if I wouldn't have said it out loud, and even though I didn't necessarily believe it totally of myself at the time, secretly, on the inside, I would have wished that at least a few of them would think that I rock. Apparently, my wish came true. Thanks Starrlight!!

There are many Girl Bloggers that I read who unquestionably also deserve this award. Allow me to pass the Rockin' Girl Blogger Award along to five of my all-time faves. The following Girl Bloggers are fierce, funny, compassionate, witty, inspiring, supportive, introspective, wise, whimsical, sassy women, and they all totally ROCK:

1) Wood: I love this girl like a sister. She's been there for me during the last 6 1/2 years in ways that I could never repay, mainly because she's so freakin' strong, put together, and balanced that she hardly ever needs any support from me. She's a wonderful mom, and a loving and supportive partner to her husband Dutch, who works outside of the home, and, among other things, teaches gymnastics in her spare time. Basically, she is Superwoman. Thank god she's on my side.

2) Gypsy: This sultry, fire-cracker recently opened up a restaurant with her love, Lancelot, and has been working her fingers to the bone, in between other activities, to make the place a success. She also has the honor of being the person who gave me the metaphor that I needed in order to make the decision to leave my heinous Old Firm for my lovely new one. Gypsy, who knew that a 5 story building could be oh so much better than a 10 story one?

3) Wordnerd: I'm grateful for the many occasions on which she has shared her deep, compassionate, penetrating insight with me. She once asked me, after I had written a post about why I hated Old Firm, why my sense of personal self-worth was tied to my success or failure at Old Firm. That's the type of penetrating question that will make a girl think, and it did.

4) Starshine: My first official "blog buddy," Starshine is one of the warmest, kindest, most bubbly individuals that I have ever met. She's going to be married in less than two weeks to an absolutely wonderful man that I've also had the pleasure of meeting. I'm so excited for both of them and I wish them a lifetime of love, health, and happiness.

5) Interstellar Lass: Lass is also someone I put on the "super woman" list. She's the mother of two incredibly active children, she works outside of the home, and she and her husband just decided to to take in her Dad to live with them. That is such a generous, beautiful, and right thing to do, and I applaud her for taking care of her Dad like that.

Congrats Ladies! You all rock!


Starshine said...

You do rock, Buttercup! I'm so glad we're friends.

And now you're telling me that I rock, too? Awesome! I've never been given a blog award of any kind before, so I'm feeling pretty good right now. Rockin' good!

wordnerd said...

O Buttercup! If you only knew how much YOU much, every day!

Have a great weekend!

Anonymous said...

Congrats to you. Love your feminist pixie dust. It's good stuff.

Starrlight said...

You deserved it!

wood said...

Aw, thanks buttercup. I'm stunned that we've only been friends for 6 1/2 years (feels like longer) and also that we started law school that long ago (feels like yesterday).

thanks for the honor. xo.

Gypsy said...

You absolutely do rock! I'm so glad to have stumbled upon your peaceful corner of the web. Thanks for nominating me, too. I'm afraid these days I roll much less than I rock. ;)

InterstellarLass said...

Awww! I don't feel like I rock after realizing I'm over a week behind in reading blogs. Thank you! I'm humbled and honored to be recogized by you. You do rock! You have taken your life by the horns and taken yourself on an amazing journey these last few months. It's very gutsy and extremely admirable and I wish more Rockin' Girls would be like you!

Sparky Duck said...

another nice group of bloggers getting the love!