Friday, September 18, 2009

Better Than the Lottery

G6 turned what was a crazy day with lots of glitches into a really super day. Why? She nominated me for a Kreative Blogger award. Nicest thing that has happened to me in a long time. And that it comes from G6 makes it even better. I love reading her blog and am pleased as punch that she likes reading mine. So thank you G6. And readers, if you haven't visited her blog yet go on over to for some warm hospitality.
Of course there are some rules attached to getting this award so I'll try and fulfill them in between stirring the pots preparing for yom tov and preparing for school.

You must thank the person who has given you the award. (Okay)

Copy the logo and place it on your blog. After a couple of dozen frustrated attempts at doing this I finally got it thanks to G6.

Link to the person who has nominated you for the award. (Done)
Name 7 things about yourself that people might find interesting.

1. I'm beginning to dislike the number 7. Ever meme asks for 7 things and even this reward requires 7 things. I vote that we go back to no more than can be counted on the fingers of one hand, excluding the thumb. My only exception is going to be the seventh day of the week--Shabbos. There I love the number 7.

2. I like thinking in my mind and listening to people speak but for absolute clarity I have to get things down on paper so I can see them. I was the student who always took notes because that was the way I remembered and made sense of things.

3. I believe 100% that birth order affects personality and characteristic development. I'm a first born and I believe I can spot "first born-itis" in others. I don't think it was an accident that my husband appealed to me--he, too, is the oldest child. We share certain characteristics that I've seen in other first born children. Not to say that only first born children can have these characteristics, but mostly they do.

4. I hate lateness of any kind! (see characteristics of a first born child) Being on time for me means getting someplace 10-20 minutes before the time I need to be there. I'd rather sit in the car for a few minutes than risk being late. When I'm invited to someone's home for a meal at X o'clock I expect not to find my hostess just heading into the shower when I arrive.

5. I'm with G6 on this one--I do NOT take out the garbage. Fairly sure there's a codicil in my Kesubah that covers me on this one: I shall create the garbage and he/they shall remove it from my presence.

6. I'm a deeply rooted sentimentalist. I don't believe in new just because it IS new. New will have to prove its worth to me before I'll replace what I know, use and like. However, that being said.....

7. When it comes to labor saving devices, especially the ones used for running a household, I'm all in favor of the ones that have made life simpler and easier. Don't even think of saying to me that a food processor or microwave oven or vacuum cleaner or washer and dryer aren't necessities.

Nominate 7 other Kreativ Bloggers.

This one is not quite so easy as the others. For one thing, a lot of the people I'd have nominated have already been nominated. And for another, some of the blogs I read I think don't quite fall into the category that's being looked for. But I'll give it a try, and apologies ahead of time if I don't quite make it to 7--see my comment above about my feelings about the number 7.

If you haven't been there yet (and why haven't you?!), I hereby nominate SerandEz for this award. Never know quite what I'm going to get there, but it's always interesting. (And before you yell Ezzie, the maxim says that if you want something done, ask a busy person: they know how to make time: ergo, I'm nominating you.)

A blogger fairly new to the circuit is Harry-er. I like his use of quotations and stories to build a post around. I think that good bloggers should be encouraged to develop. Looking forward to seeing his blog grow.

I know that she has already been nominated, but if she hadn't I for sure would have nominated bad4 for this award. And yes, the same goes for G6 And anyone who thinks that these two "non" nominations don't count for the seven required, well, I wasn't a math major and I can add any way I want to.

I seem to have an affinity for learning-type blogs. Two I particularly enjoy are Matt at and The Rebbetzin's Husband at I believe that both of these bloggers offer creativity along with their content. And interspersed between the Divrei Torah are some really interesting personal takes on a lot of ideas and topics that we all can chew on. And whatever their reactions are to these awards, I just know they are going to forgive me for adding to their busy lives right now; after all, it's almost Yom Kippur. (At worst, they'll both produce a derasha on why blogs with divrei Torah should be exempt from blogging awards, and I'd bet they would be interesting derashot too.)

I'm also nominating SuperRaizy over at She's got an eclectic group of postings, which I like. Reading her blog also reminds me of why God, in His wisdom, gave the raising of children to the young. I surely remember some of the child raising situations she writes about, and I'm surely happy that I'm reading about them instead of still doing them.

Yup, that's seven, fuzzy math and all.

Post links to the 7 blogs you nominate. (Done)

* Leave a comment on all 7 blogs to notify them they have been nominated. This is the chicken little moment and I'm definitely going to do this, but I'm going to plead erev yom tov-itis. Right after yom tov--I promise!


Leahle said...

Congrats on the award--well deserved. Sat down for a minute to have a coffee and saw the posts from today. Did you finish making yom tov last week?! Not complaining, just saying.

Have a shana tovah.

G6 said...

Great job!
... and I hate lateness and am a big sentimentalist too....
All the best for a shana tova.

Rae said...

Congratulations on the award--always knew you were creative.

Agree about the first borns. New parents with a first child are very rule conscious and try to do everything by the book. By the time they get to the younger siblings the parents have relaxed and learned that nothing catastrophic is going to happen if you don't follow those rules exactly. But the firstborn personality is already set.

Also a first born here and married to a first born. Seems we understood where we were coming from.

Avi said...

I just don't get it. What is it about garbage and women? I mean it's not like women don't get their hands dirty with lots of other stuff. They change dirty diapers. They mush their hands into all kinds of yucky raw food stuff, they clean toilets. Why stop at taking out the garbage?

Or is this one of this male-female things that just doesn't have a logical answer?

SuperRaizy said...

Thank you so much! I'm so glad that you find something worthwhile to read on my blog (once in a while, anyway.)
I have posted my "acceptance speech" but I'm not too sure that you're gonna like it...