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
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.