My mother used to say "you can't be pretty and smart" - unfortunately she said it smack dab in the middle of the awkward teenage years when I struggled with how to fit into the cheerleading clique of the hour and still edit the nerdy school newspaper. "Why not?" I secretly fumed, "I want to be the Barbie doll with brains." The fact that the fuming was smothered is a testament perhaps to my mother's influence, but I would like to think it had more to do with my own stubborn pencil brain. I wanted to be taken seriously. As much as I love all things prissy, as witnessed time again on this blog (those who know me best could attest that I do indeed worship my fingernails)......truth be told, I'd rather be respected for intellect than fluff.
That's why today's acceptance of an award from Lee, a tarheel rambler of distinction and a fellow blogger who is relatively new to our blogging community is important to me. He calls it the Brain Building Blog Award.
I like it! Apparently I wrote a post that has forced his brain into overload. See what I mean? It just won't stop. I never knew I had that affect on people. I just thought they came here for my cooking.
But Lee is new, so he doesn't know that the food is store bought because the Queen can't cook. He thinks I just sit around and think in my pencil skirt all day. Ergo, a brain award. Pleeeezzee don't tell him I'm not smart enough to cook. This is how Lee 'splains it in this post.....
Don't Make Me Blog That is a wonderful post from Mimi Lenox (Mimi Queen of Memes) about making sure we don’t hold back in our relationships. The post is wonderful, but the circumstances that prompted the post are more than a little scary. Mimi almost got creamed by a careless driver and the experience prompted her to think about all the important people in her life and her last contact with them. Did she say everything she wanted to say to them? Did she say she loved them?"
I have thought a lot about that post too since I wrote it. Maybe I have some fences to mend. I noticed also that several people wrote stories on a similar theme last weekend on their blogs. One that comes to mind is Rollie from Friday Night Fish Fry who had an actual car accident on Friday about the same time as my near miss. Odd! Why don't you pop over and give her a little blog love? Rollie is a talented photographer with an eye for humor as well as beauty in nature. You'll like her place. And she may need just a liiitttle attention after all that excitement.
Thank you, Lee from Tarheel Ramblings for allowing me to be the Barbie Doll with Brains today. I'm glad I made you think. Mom would be proud. Or not.
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