Blogfriend and frequent commenter Gayle Miller of And you thought YOU were Cranky has tagged us with a "Nice Matters Award" for "those that are just nice people, good [distaff] blogfriends and those that inspire good feelings and inspiration!" Sugar and spice, anyone? See Dr. Sanity for the niceties of the word "nice." (Award design by Genevieve Olsen of Bella-Enchanted: Glitter and Grunge)
When we found ourselves tagged by blogfriend Gayle Miller for a "Nice Matters Award," after the initial pleasure at being noticed by one of our peers, we broke out in a severe case of virtual hives. The etiquette of blog-tagging memes requires the recipient to respond in kind, in this case to name seven of one's own blogfriends for "Nice Matters Awards." We've been tagged before -- by some of our very best blogfriends -- and just said no. As the assistant principal of the Discovery Canyon Campus school in Colorado Springs said the other day about why the the students will no longer be allowed to play the children's game of touch tag, "It causes a lot of conflict on the playground." How to choose one friend and not another? Give us ten, and we'll join the game:
Jill* of Estate Vaults: Wine or chocolate is always welcome.
Patricia -- our blog daughter! -- of Pat's Pond: I love the way you mix punditry, pets and party food!
Teresa* of Technicalities: Her father, who comments as Goomp on her site, is just as terrific as I thought he would be.
Sherry of Bittersweet Me, who honored us recently with a Blogger Reflection Award:
Oh Sissy! what a rare gem this woman is in a sea of gravel. When I first start reading her blog I couldn’t decide if she was an absolute genius or a complete nutcase. She’s a genius no question at all. No one else can match her style or her enthusiasm in blogging. Her cats Baby and Tiny play the role of Forrest Gump and manage to insinuate themselves into 90% of the events unfolding around us and it’s a trip connecting the dots.
As we wrote in her comments, "Wow! I can’t wait to tell the administrator of the nuthouse about this. Thank you so much for making my day."
No boys allowed at this pretty-in-pink awards ceremony, but we're giving the last word to Barry Campbell of enrevanche for having the wit and wisdom to offer us a "Thinking Blogger Award":
Sissy Willis comes from a different part of the conservative tradition than I do, but her political posts are always closely reasoned and well argued, and her sublime naturalist instincts and visual aesthetic sense are always refreshing to encounter online. Plus, the woman loves to cook. #1 on the list of bloggers I've never met in person that I'd like to throw a dinner party with.
As Bernie & Phyl would say, "That's nice."