Most of the time you're going along, minding your own business and living your (as you consider it) dull day to day life, when someone says or does something that is so out of the blue and so nice that you walk around with a smile on your face all day.
My benefactor of the day lives about two thousand miles away in North Wales. He's a young man who works in web-design and is an innovative thinker. He's created his own forum and his own Toplist (which I signed up for as a member). His love life - or lack of, then abundance of - had caught my eye. I confess, the football talk and the tech-y talk was a bit above my head, but the adventures of Rhys and Sandwich Girl and the Sexal Karma Fairy and the wheelchair-bound gay foot-fetishist kept me coming back on a daily basis to see how our hero was fairing. Throw in a few health related scares and dental trauma and I'm hooked. Now, of course, we have the lovely Han taking up much of his attention and his blog and I'm in for the duration!
So what has Rhys Wynne done that's got me smiling so much today? Why he has nominated me and my blog for The 2007 Bloggies Award - in the Best American Weblog category!
I am stunned and amazed. This blog is pretty much a letter to friends and family, telling them what's going on with us or what's running through my head on any given day. My family is so large and widespread that individual letter writing is pretty unmanageable, and except for my grandparents (who are not connected to the world-wide web) everyone I know has internet. This seemed like a good solution to that particular problem.
But the truly astounding thing is that people OTHER than friends and family seem to find this blog entertaining, if not interesting on a regular basis. I have an actual group of people who come by almost daily to see what's up with Z-boy, Darling Man and myself who are not related or have even met me. Sometimes I fail to see how strange my life is (as I listen to Z-boy singing "Constipated" while working on his Star Destroyer lego model) until someone says, "You had a two-headed turtle for Thanksgiving????" To me, it's a day in the life. To someone else - well...
So thank you, Rhys, for making my day (and not in a Clint Eastwood-kind of way), and telling me where and how to make my own nominations. Because, dear blog friends, there are quite a few of YOU that I would nominate in a heartbeat because you keep me thinking, dreaming, crying and laughing everyday.
(Visit Rhys! Click on "The Gospel According to Rhys" on my Blogroll. I am still hopeless at doing that linky thing within the text of my posts...)