Sunday, July 16, 2006

I'm Ready For My Close Up Mr. DeMille

I wonder how many people under thirty know where the title for this entry came from?

Here's the deal. I've been out of town and computer free, keeping up with my AOL email on the phone. Yes, I could have done an audio entry BUT I DIDN'T FEEL LIKE IT. Okay?

At some point during the past few days people began leaving comments and congratulating me for making the Editor's Picks. First, thank you to Michal for picking me.  Second. It's about damn time.

I've been writing a journal since March 17, 2004. More than two years. I've never been an Editor's Pick. Not that I don't deserve to be, based on some of the lame journals I've seen profiled.

I don't know why I've been skipped over. After all, I was anointed for fabulousness by Judith Heartsong's secret judges when we were writing essays to compete in her monthly contests. Bet you didn't get a Heartsong Award to hang on your blog.

That was back when we had a nice little community here. Before the sh*tstorm caused by AOL's decision to scr*w its paying members last fall. And hundreds of people left. Sorry if I offended anyone by leaving the "i" out of sh*tstorm. And the "e" out of scr*w. Get over it.  [Meanwhile, there's a link to Judith's new blogspot blog in my Other Journals].

There's more. Armand, who is chasing bad guys in Iraq or Afghanistan these days, created the Kicking Ass and Taking Names Award just for me, because of something I did without regard to my own safety here in J-Land -- an honor I try to live up to every day. [The link to his blog, Un-Common Sense is also in my Other Journals].

I also tied Remo for Most Outspoken VIVI award last year. Remo has gone private to protect his own privates. They say a tie is like kissing your sister. Not when it comes to being tied up with Remo, however.

I've even been chosen to be a Guest Editor myself. In fact, I had so many incredible journal recommendations that they ran two sets of Editor's Picks that week.

But until this past week, I have never EVER been anybody else's Editor's Pick.  What's that about?  Is it something I said?

It no longer matters. I'm not a virgin anymore. I have made the team.  Finally.  If you want to see the whole list, go to KEYWORD and type JOURNALS. I'll get to a link after some sleep. I put several hundred miles on my car over the past few days, working and playing.  Maybe I'll even tell you a little about my travels if enough people beg me.

Meanwhile, yay for me.

13 comments:

suzypwr said...

It's about time! Congrats!

It's easier to go to Community and then Journals - no spelling needed :)

xoxo

sistercynthiadr said...

It's about damn time!  Congratulations!

swibirun said...

You've NEVER been an editor's pick??????  I guess it's only because I've never been an editor.

But on that note and your "no longer a virgin" comment, I guess you took my editor's cherry since you picked me as one of your picks.....

kaydeejay5449 said...

Congrats, if you don't say so yourself.  LOL  I found you thru Michal's recommendation and I've enjoyed all that I've read.  Very creative!  Kathy

screaminremo303 said...

Why have dessert before the entree? I hope the roadshow was a success. Don't forget to clean the Jeep. Slim-Jim wrappers get mighty gamey after a month or so.

Welcome home.

bosoxblue6993w said...

comparing yourself to Gloria Swanson?    tsk, tsk.   at any rate ... a long deserved recognition.

elleme2 said...

Recognition long overdue.  I know you're on many a Favorites list. so I'm surprised this hasn't happened before.  Congratulations.

rgossett4195 said...

Yes way long over due.!!  rose~

ksquester said...

Mrs. L. IT is LONG overdue. Congrats and I look forward to all of your entries.  Anne

ber144 said...

I'm absolutely mortified that when I made the picks the week before everything blew sky-high last November that I did not pick you.  I must have thought that you had been featured before.  I feel personally responsible for the eight month delay (though I did give you a shout after I listed my picks).  WHAT THE HELL WAS I THINKING?  I shoulda seen it coming.  Please resist the urge to smack me should we ever run into each other downtown.

Jim

dr1hguy said...

I suppose it could have been worse; you could have received something equivalent to a Lifetime Achievement Award instead of a Grammy.

Belated congrats on your belated prize.

ladeeoftheworld said...

Congratulations!  You deserve it..........

mombzbe said...

Saving the best for last, maybe?  
It's about time.  Congratulations,  :D
Anna