Tuesday, July 17

Thank You for Being a Friend

"Mom, mom, mom, mom. The goose. The goose are talking to me!"

"The geese are talking to you? What are they saying?"


"Yeah? And what do you suppose that means?"

"uh... I don't know."

"Do you think they are saying thanks for the bread you're feeding them? Are they saying 'Thank y
ou, Andrew'?"

"uh... yeah. They are saying thank me Andrew, thank me for that bread!"


Thank You Mark!

Mark awarded me the Schmoozer. I am graciously accepting because, well, look at this cool button.
I am pleased and proud to hang it on my side bar, and I thank Mark over at The Green Fingered Photographer for sharing it with me.

This is what it's all about:
"Schmoozing is the natural ability “to converse casually, especially in order to gain an advantage or make a social connection.” Good schmoozers effortlessly weave their way in and out of the blogosphere, leaving friendly trails and smiles, happily making new friends along the way. They don’t limit their visits to only the rich and successful, but spend some time to say hello to new blogs as well. They are the ones who engage others in meaningful conversations, refusing to let it end at a mere hello - all the while fostering a sense of closeness and friendship"

And I now get to pass it along. I didn't see any 'rules' posted about it, so I am arbitrarily choosing to give it to six, no, seven *NOW NINE super schmoozy bloggers. In no particular order I share the love with:

Allison, over at Soccer Mom in Denial. In my mind, no one is more deserving. She was my first commenter and has been a loyal friend since the first moment she tripped upon my site.

Ken, who writes The Ambassador Returns. Baby, no one can schmooze like this man can!

Jen, author at A2EATWRITE. Friendly, kind, warm and wonderful. That's Jen.

Jami, from Not That Different. In a single word: Hilarious. In two words: Absolutely fabulous.

Fourier Analyst (I don't know if she's telling her real name so I shall keep it secret) Honest, funny, fresh, and gorgeous. That she is my offline friend too is my treasure.

Michelle, at Scribbit. Brilliant blogger. Great friend. AND? And I got to chat (as in SPEAK) with her via Skype* yesterday. Now, that was fun.

Ellen, who blogs from Belgium at Goofball's World. Always with a fun perspective and a friendly smile. She is a great presence in my blog neighborhood!

Happy Schmoozing friends!

While I was sitting in the acupuncture hot seat this afternoon, it occurred to me that I had forgotten to add in two bloggers who really deserve this kind of nod. This, I suppose, is what comes from trying to rush through a post. After all, I can't hold all that much in my brain any all of the time.
The rest of the awardees are:

Brillig, at 'Twas Brillig. Schmoozer just may be her middle name.

Rebecca, writing from down under at Rebecca James. Sweetest human on the planet. And sharp wit to boot.

That's it for real now. Even though there are others, many others, lots of others, DOZENS of others who should be getting this award. But I have to stop somewhere. I will leave it to those on the list above to send this award winging it's way 'round the neighborhood.

*want my Skype id? just email me.


  1. Awwww shucks. That is a wicked cool button. And you gave it to me!

    And my little lady says "Thank me" as well. We should get them together. It would be a lot of fun.

  2. Andrew is adorable!

    And Jenn, you totally deserve this award!

  3. Yeeehaa! I wun sumpin'! Course I alreddy wun when I gotcha as a freeind! Seriously babe thanks bunches. Really cute button that I'll post when I figure out how all this fancy stuff works! And thanks for the links to the other schmoozers that I'll be checking out soon! Thought-hugs!

  4. Thank you VERY much for the award! I'll be putting it up in the trophy room ... as soon as I get a trophy so I can justify the expense of building a room for it. But I bow down before your own exalted schmooziness.

  5. You're sweet, thanks!

    And I liked talking to you too though I'm better with a keyboard than I am with a phone :)

  6. I love it when you post blogs for me to check out. Thanks!

  7. A great mix of writers I already know who deserve the award, and several I am looking forward to discovering. Great list!

    And you, dear, require something extra -- Supreme Schmoozer, perhaps?

  8. oooh cooool I learned a new word and i won an award. What a surprise and what an honor. I am really moved that you like my blog enough to give me that award. My very first one!

    Thanks a lot for the encouragement to keep on schmoozing ;). And for making me curious for yet some more blogs on my bloglist to read?

  9. wow - thanks Jenn!!!

    But - "Sweetest human on the planet???" I think my Aussie accent has you fooled!!

    serioussly, though, thanks again, I'm flattered that you thought of me.

  10. nope. It's not the accent. It's that you are the sweetest human on the planet. Okay, maybe a little bit the accent.

  11. Hey, here is that website i was talking about where i made the extra cash.. later! i'm going to cali next week..check this out

  12. I've had more fun handing these out. Thanks so much for sharing the love.

  13. So adorable! Love the geese. And I will so have to check out some of these blogs... new reads! Yay!

  14. Schmoozing is a God given talent- I can only admire schmoozers. Congrats!!

  15. You're son sounds so cute! At first I thought your post was a poem.

  16. Thanks so much, Jenn! This was so sweet of you, especially since I'm so new on the scene.

    I'm away right now (family reunion) and only briefly on wireless, so I'll catch up later today when I'm back "for real."

    And CONGRATS to you, too, wonderful schmoozer! And I agree with Leslie and Anno and others - you totally deserve this award!

  17. Congratulations on your award! I'm glad you gave one to Brillig. I agree!