Blog awards

Acceptance Speech of Sorts and Award nominations

Brushed teeth, checked eyes for mascara goop, sniffed underarms, adjusted pants to hide fugly mushroom top, brushed unruly hair…
Drum roll, cue awesome achievement music, oh wait I think my toast is on fire…

Dragging my feet back in front of the mirror, I pick up my hair brush and has my husband been using my hairbrush? MY hairbrush?

See why I’ve been late in thanking two lovely friends for deeming me worthy of blog awards?

First, from lyfbeckons : The Liebster Award (October 4, 2013)

Lyfbeckons was kind enough to nominate me for The Liebster Award. Lyfbeckons is a fairly new blogger.
His post titled ‘Life on the streets – A bitter reality’ is a compelling account of his interaction with a family living on the streets of Ahmedabad, India. I look forward to read more posts from him.


From Priya our sugarfreesweetheart : The WordPress Family Award (October 17, 2013)

sugarfreesweetheart is a gorgeous, brilliantly illustrated food blog that is simply unique. She brings excitement, innovation and fun to food blogging. I’m thrilled to recieve her name banner – hand painted from scratch. It made my eyes well up, how did she know I was a sucker for hand written, painted, hand made stuff?!



Now for the nominations:

1. The Liebster Award :

You can call it Favorite Blog Award, as “Liebster” is a German word for beloved, or dearest. However, there is neither competition nor a jury. And the award goes to…

Chennai Photo Walk: 

‘Home is where the heart is’ and I’ve left a big chunk of it in Chennai, India. This blog captured everyday images from around Chennai. It is special to me as it brings me a taste of home everyday. Hence this award goes to them.

Packed in India:

Absolutely adorable blog. The blog is about “Curating Indian packaging design”. It highlights unique, eco-friendly, quirky, traditional and innovative packing designs in India. Very interesting indeed.

Dorinda at Lakeside India:

Dorinda’s passion for nature, local art and culture makes her blog interesting. An expatriate couple in the Indian countryside will have faced plenty of hurdles. I like her spirit 🙂

2. The WordPress Family Award:

The wordpress family award… hmmm… I would love to turn right back and hand one to Priya. But that would be corny. I’m going to pass this award to some cherished bloggers:

Amit at Mashed Musings: 

Amit is a powerful blogger who can weave dreams and present stark reality with ease. A Gandalf of blogging, this wizard’s Open letter to all the molesters and rapists is one of my all time favorite posts. His posts can be funny too and has had me rolling with laughter.
The reason for this nomination is that Amit is my blog mentor. I can put up something totally crappy or crazy and he right there to nudge me along. Thank you Amit for being a part of my WordPress Family.

Jenna at daffodils and dishwater:

Jenna’s writes straight from the heart. It is difficult to pin this blog to a particular category. Book reviews, off beat articles and down right funny stuff. Jenna has always and I mean ALWAYS something kind to say to a fellow blogger and make you smile. You are a wonderful soul!

Jessie Veeder and The Veeder Ranch:

Daily photos from the Veeder Ranch is something to look forward to. Jessie’s blog is a wonderful way to experience the beauty of her ranch through the photos. Changing seasons, the animals and her beautiful family… it is like you already know them all (not in a creepy way).
I’ve always loved animals and this blog reminds me of what a wonderful world we live in.

Congratulations you all  ‘Beers and Cheers all around’!

If you just happen to have time to read – The Liebster Award comes with a set of questions I have to answer and make the nominees answer as well. Nominees – if you don’t answer these questions they’ll probably send dragons after you or something so… (more…)

I’m a Tangy Tuesday Pick!

Woohoo! Blogadda picked Soulsez as one of their Tangy Tuesday Picks!

Check it out by clicking on the picture:

Tangy Tuesday Pick!

Soulsez-Tangy Tuesday Picks!

This is simply Awesome! I’ve been saving my shampoo bottle speech for when I recieve the nobel price for sarcasm.

So I’m gonna take an impromptu swing and let Blogadda know that it is an honor to be named among other great Bloggers! Harish K, thanks for e-mailing me 🙂

Special Hugs and Kisses to all my readers (Except that gentleman at my mom’s office and the hairy guy from the coffee shop)

You made my day Blogadda! 🙂

You also made me a boy… I’m sure my mom would want to thank you – Now my gender befits my ‘tom boyishness’ lol!

Peace Out!

Blog Awards – July 2009!

I came back last week to 255 unread items in my google reader. As I sit back and read all your wonderful posts, realization dawned. You guys are brilliant. You make my day!

You make me laugh, smile, ponder and you deserve these awards!

First up, The XXtraordinary Blogger award:

You are XXtraordinary!

You are XXtraordinary!

The award goes to:

Sick Days – Alan, you truly are a riot!

Prison Diaries of Ram – Good luck to you Ram…

Crabby Old Fart – For what’s left of your days Donald… We love ya!

Chronic Writer The complete Humor man – Since 1982…

MirrorCracked – Love the new look…You truly are a blogger of sorts!

V-Lokam – A mixed basket that I love!

You are Treasured!

You are Treasured!

Now for the Treasured Blogger Award!

And(Drum roll please) the award goes to:

Gary’s World – For keepin it real!

Mashed Musings – Amit, you are insightful and I envy your photograps!

Apar – For never being afraid to speak your mind!

More awards to come… Thanks to everyone for making my life richer…


On a lighter note


On a lighter note, I received my first blog award! Hurray! This one from Aparna, who was the first person to ask me “Do you blog?” I huffed and I puffed…So, what does a blog add to your life?
Quality time with my antique computer
Hate mails to my internet service provider.
Some great friends / Impromptu dinners
Crazy talks
Silly pranks
What more can you ask for eh?

About passing it on, I would like to pass it on to one of my favorite bloggers, Charles Antony (the first person to tell me I’m gifted) and one Mr. M N Arvind, hoping he writes soon!

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