Friday, February 11, 2011

Anyone else ever mistaken for . . . ?

I need to be clear: I am thrilled to accept a Stylish Blogger award from Ironic Mom, (who got hers from Clay Morgan of the highly diverting EduClaytion), but:
1.    I accept it while wearing what I wore yesterday. And that was no screaming hell, let me tell you.
2.    I find it ironic indeed that she would pass along any award having to do with style to someone whose blog is called “Worn Ragged.” It describes way more than my nerves, is all. 
3.    I believe she is speaking primarily of my syntax, as I can haul out an elegant sentence every once in a while. These sentences tend to be about such inelegant things as phlegm, tuna casserole, and horrifying tomatoes, but that is between me and my shrink.
4.    I gave Ironic Mom a picture of a $1.50 pin, and she gave me an award. That’s style.  
The rules of the game are this: First, I tell you 7 things about me. (I will understand if you just want to go and look at that tomato instead).
Here we go: 7 Things You Won’t Hear from Others

1.    I was once mistaken by the LAPD for a transvestite hooker on a Hollywood street corner.
2.    In college, I signed up for an entire year of medieval Welsh literature solely to escape a boy who didn’t have the pre-requisites to get into that class. I would later leave him at the altar (or “allor” in Welsh).
3.  I often wear a tiara while conducting (non-video) conference calls.I feel it gives me a certain gravitas that I otherwise lack. Being, you know, in my pajamas most of the time.
4.    Beluga whales fill me with horror. I wish them well but I cannot look at them.
5.    All the headshots I use in my business life are taken with me wearing my pajamas. You are the first to know.
6.    Ever since “What Not to Wear” first came on, I have lived in terror because I know my friend Annie would totally turn me in for a hatpin and a kitten.
7.    After tapeworms, I regard Play-Do as the single most disgusting thing on earth. (PS: Under no circumstances ever, EVER Google “Tapeworm.”)
Now I get to nominate 6 other bloggers for The Stylish Blogger Award. These are 6 funny, smart and admirable people from whom you'll get a laff (mostly), a cry (once in a while, but--hey--that's life), and a little bit of you-need-to-hear-this. Here’s my list:
Alpha Monkey: The only person with whom I have exchanged several hours’ worth of IMs about badger taxidermy. Sends presents in the mail from America. Advises about lipstick. Understands about hips. Favorite person.

Unknown Mami: Rocks a paper bag. Her "Sundays in my City" is one of my favorite Web habits.

Copenhagen Follies: Jennie is smart, funny and can be counted on to travel to exotic locations—and post photos. Finland! Marrakesh! Also: nice hair.

Baking Vintage: Smart, pretty, fun—and now also a professional baker. You want to be friends with Katie.

Saturday Jane:  Not only, but partly, because she appreciates scrub jays.

BrainyJane/BrandyIsMagic Because of this sentence, if because of nothing else (but not because of nothing else): “I will never understand: why people wear full linen jumpsuits. All that ironing? Why do that to yourself?”

In order to accept The Stylish Blogger Award, these nominees must do the following:
  1. Write seven things about yourself.
  2. Present the award to six bloggers.
  3. Contact those people.
  4. Create a link back to the person who did this for (or to) you.
If these nominees do not wish to accept the nomination, they can donate money to Kiva or totally ignore this post. I will continue to love them no matter what.


  1. No you didn't! Oh yes you did :) And thank you.

    What's wrong with tapeworms, they have rights too you know!!!

  2. I am going to start wearing a tiara when I cook.

  3. don't know how to do items 2 or 4. But I'm willing to learn. Be patient with me :)

    Also, thank you terribly, my favorite person and friend!

    (P.S. I once got busted wearing a tiara while cleaning house by my neighbor. I answered the door forgetting it was on my just seems so natural up there. After quite a conversation where HE kept a straight face and never mentioned it, I caught my reflection in a window! It was hard to face him sober after that.)

  4. Wow, what a list! As for lasting impact I'm going with tapeworms and the transvestite confusion.

    Thanks for the mention. I've never been called (as fas as I know) highly diverting in my life. Thanks! I think ;-)