Friday, July 13, 2007

The Power of Positive Schmoozing

Well, gosh durn it... I've always suspected I talk quite a bit, but this pretty much proves it:

Both Angel and Ambulance Driver have nominated me for The Power of Positive Schmoozing Award! This is both highly great and slightly sucktastic.

It's great because, well, thanks y'all! And it's just the slightest bit sucktastic because I was going to nominate AD when I saw Angel had nominated me, but he beat me to the punch! So AD, I think you're gonna be stuck with a "Schmoozing to the Second Power" nomination anyway.

Oh sidebar blog bling, how I love you... (yes, yes, I'm a dork; you all know that by now). Now I've just gotta figure out how to make a "higher power" button for AD*. Heh.

I never really thought of myself as a schmoozer, but looking at the definition I indirectly snagged from Lois (see post below), it looks like I am. Like I said, I talk. A lot (yet I wonder why my kids never shut up? Oish). And over the past several months I've been blogsurfing and finding new places I like to read, and new people to keep up with as well as those I've been reading for awhile. I also may seem to litter the blogosphere with comments, but (and this is likely telling) I don't feel I comment enough. I guess it's because comments are golden to me, so I like to leave them in as many places as I can.

For such a blabbermouth, you think I'd be an extrovert on those personality tests.

Nope. INFJ.

The "I" stands for introvert. Huh. But what that really means, the extrovert and introvert classifications, is how we gain our energy. Extroverts recharge by being with other people. Introverts like people just fine (or many may, including me), but they have to get their "alone time" to be able to recharge. So yeah, I guess that fits fine too. An introverted babbbler; that's me.

Well, enough stalling. I have to pass this on to some folks, and can't figure out whether I am to nominate 5 or 10, since I was nominated twice in one day. Hmmm... well, regardless, let's get this party started!

1. BabsRN. Babs, this may not be your cup of tea, but you dropped by and commented when I was even more of a relative unknown in the blogosphere than I am now. You're not swayed by the popularity vote, you just go where you like and let the herd be hanged. Not sucking up, just saying it like it is. You rock. And your ferrett is damned cute, too.

2. Awesome Mom. You truly bring the funny in your own posts, and are generous with your comments on the blogs of others, regardless of the blog's focus... or lack thereof, in my blog's case!

3. Mauigirl. Lady, I have no idea how you came across me, but I'm sure glad you did. You're a breath of fresh air, and I enjoy you, your comments, and your blog... not to mention the "Kitchen Reciprocity" you and your husband practice, which mirrors the insanity in my house.

3. tz. Yes, we just "met," but your post on coincidences got me thinking on the potential of a post about Angel and me befriending each other through such a strange sequence of events. Besides, the similarities between some aspects of our lives just tickle me to no end. Remember, science is just another language!

4. Monkeygirl. Anyone whose first comment on my blog is is on the post regarding my unfortunate gulping of three cans of Spicy V8? Hee. And yeah, that was not a good choice for an afternoon beverage. I'm sticking to my Diet Coke from now on.

5. Rural Felicity. You are such a neat lady. I enjoy stopping by your blog and having you stop by mine. You amaze me daily.

6. Dr. Rob. You're a definite activist in the med-blogging field. And the Ask Dr. Rob series is both educational and gut-rippingly funny. Thanks for making me laugh at myself with my question about my cat addiction/allergy. Yes, I do know it's foolish to deliberately invite allergen-laden animals into my home. But I'm a pet nut, and I plead children who love kitties as an extenuating circumstance.

7. Femail Doc. Your blog is all doc, but your comments are all you. Whenever I see you've commented, I grin. And let me just say that coffee makers are "Teh EVIL" ;)

8. Patient Anonymous. Yes, you're on hiatus. But still, you roam the blogosphere regardless of the topic of the blog, and comment prodigiously on topics which interest you. So whenever you opt to return, here you go, girl.

And for the Power of Two:

9. Angel. Just because. Yes, I know you nominated me, but back "in the day" when I was a newbie on the boards you welcomed me. To the best of both our knowledge at the time, we didn't know jack about each other except that we were both on the slightly-more-crunchy-end of motherhood. And then we learned more and more... and well, I'm just glad I know you.

10. Ambulance Driver. See above. Way, WAY above, LOL.

Take care, y'all. And everyone who reads me, who's in my blogroll or not... thank you for being here. Thank you for caring enough to drop by and hear what I have to babble about today. And thank you even more for commenting.

If you're around and would like to be in my blogroll, just let me know. My e-mail is posted in the sidebar. I'm small enough I'm good with adding folks. Reciprocity rocks!

Blessings to all.

*not just for AD, but for Angel as well! Anyone up for it? I'm not graphically oriented. My lack of ability to post vacation pics might clarify that for some...


Femail doc said...

Thank you Amanda, I am honored. But this describes YOU best:

Good schmoozers effortlessly weave their way in and out of the blogosphere, leaving friendly trails and smiles, happily making new friends along the way.

Schmooze on.

Awesome Mom said...

Thanks for the award and the kind words!

Amanda said...

Awww, thanks, Judy! And Awesome Mom, you're quite welcome :)

Mauigirl said...

Amanda, thanks so much, I am honored! I enjoy your blog so much, and appreciate your comments on mine! You're so right, when you're first starting out - and probably forever - comments are so welcome! It makes you realize that people actually are reading what you write!

Angel said...

The feeling is mutual :) I'm just glad cyberspace conspired on our behalf ;)

See you in 4 days (if not before ::grin::)

tz said...

I have never been nominated for anything! I feel so special...waving hands in front of my face like a true beauty queen, tear rolling down cheek...

ok, so i can be a bit of a dorkster too :-)

Amanda said...

TZ, well, you're in good company here ;)

Congrats! It's dorktastic, but hey, it's also sincerely meant, plus... BLOG BLING!


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