Monday, April 09, 2007

Thinking Blogger Awards

Exquisite chocolate eggs by Elizabeth Harrison.
Photograph by Wendi Schneider.

I was astonished, and very humbled, to find both Jason and Gabriele named me as one of the winners of their Thinking Blogger Awards.

It's hard to type, I found, flat on your behind on the floor.

It's even harder to choose other bloggers.

Because Jason and Gabriele would have been two of my first cognoscenti picks.

Jason, for his constant demonstration of show-not-tell, and sisterkin, Gabriele, for her witty and delightful bunny hunting.

Riffling down my Favourite's List, I hit Carla, of the warm analytics; Miss Snark, a Goddess of the Gate, who thinks from both sides of her head; PBW, for her dry humour and an equally sharp poniard - and I'm not beyond the first names on my list.

Geeze. They want five, excluding the nominators.

Everybody on my list are Thinking Bloggers - or they wouldn't be on it.

At random, I pick Kate and Raine - intelligent, individual, beautiful minds who think for themselves.


Jeff said...

Congratulations on being selected for the Thinking Blogger Award.
Well deserved, Bernita!

Robyn said...

I agree.

Congratulations! I'm always envious of your ability to be intelligent and witty, yet never arrogant or condescending. You would be a wonderful serious conversationalist, but a also a hoot at the pub. So from me, a fangurl SQUEEEEEE!

Bernita said...

Thank you, Jeff.
Above my deserts - but very sweet.

Oh, Robyn...thank you, Dear Heart.
There are so many fantastic people in blogland - who am I?
The pub, now, pour a drink into me and my naughty mouth overfloweth...

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the kind words, Bernita!!

I'm not surprised at all that you've been picked more than once. Your blog an amazing contribution to the blogging community. Congratulations!

Sam said...

Congrats, and thanks for posting new blogs to explore - they look fascinating, and lead to other doors, that lead to other door, and before you know it, I'm procrastinating again!
(But thanks anyhow, lol)

Bonnie Calhoun said...

Congratulations...but they should really give you an award for all of the artwork you display...what a collection on pictures!

kmfrontain said...

Definitely well deserved, Bernita. Congrats. :D

JLB said...

You're one popular lady Bernita! I was going to tag you too until I saw that Jason beat me to it! Your nomination is well deserved Bernita.

And I agree - it was totally hard to pick just five!

Have a great week,

raine said...

You just made me cry.

Thank you, thank you dear Bernita. Your good opinion means more to me than any award would.

And congratulations!!
Very well deserved!! :-D

Bernita said...

Thank you, Jason, over and over. So nice of you and Gabriele.

Sam, thank you. I know - my list grows longer daily, and I must get my side-bar updated.

Thank you, Bonnie. We paint with words, they with oils or acrylics or a camera, but I find the line blurs between the two.

Bernita said...

Thank you, Karen.
~who is also a Thinking Blogger~

JLB, for me it is impossible, truly, which is why I closed my eyes and stabbed my list ( after cheating a bit with Miss Snark and PBW - but dammit, they blog and they think !) Thank you for even considering me at all.

Raine,I admire you so much, your sheer grace and style.

spyscribbler said...

I can't think of anyone who deserves it more, Bernita! That's awesome!

And I love your list; any who aren't already in feed reader, are being added immediately! Thanks!

Erik Ivan James said...

Well earned, Bernita.

Nicole Kelly said...

Congratulations! I say you definitely deserve such an award!

Bernita said...

Thank you, Natasha. You will enjoy those additions.
I didn't do them half justice in my comments.

VERY nice of you both, Erik and Nicole.
Thank you.

Rebecca said...

Hey Bernita - those eggs look beautiful - are they really meant to be eaten?

And congrats on getting a Thinking blog award - though it would be a rare talent indeed for someone to blog WITHOUT thinking, wouldn't it? ;)


Bernita said...

Indeed they are so intended, Rebecca.

I donno, the word "thoughtless" still retains currency in our language.
However, I chose among my many favourite Thinking Bloggers, several Thinking Bloggers, who make me think.

Daisy Dexter Dobbs said...

Greatly deserved. Congratulations, dear Bernita!

Carla said...

Thank you, Bernita, you're too kind. As it happens, I've just done my list and nominated you as well.

Bernita said...

~alternately beaming and ducking~
Daisy dear, I am immensely flattered by all this. Thank you.

Not at all, Carla. You cannot realize what a tremendous help you have been to me, both specifically and generally.
Thank you.I am honoured.

Gabriele C. said...

Thank you for the kind words.

Bunny hunting indeed. Would you believe I got another one yesterday? They're evil, them bunnies. :)

Bernita said...

Thank you for yours, Gabriele.
Glad to hear it. Some of them get bloody big, and they'll eat everything -if you don't keep them down.