Wednesday, October 15, 2008

My Oscar Speech

“You like me! You really, really like me!” Sally Field uttered those famous words when she won her Oscar in 1979. Like many people that day, I wasn’t watching the Oscars because I had better things to do. But unlike most people, I have spent many hours since then writing my own Oscar speech in case I was ever lucky enough to be nominated. Of course, since I no longer act, that isn’t likely to happen any time soon.

But this morning I had cause to think that my time had finally come! I wasn’t winning a wimpy, naked golden man – I had won something far, far better. Connie of Whale Ear and Other Wonderings presented me with a Proximidade Award.
“This blog invests and believes, in ‘proximity’ meaning, that blogging makes us 'close'. They are all charming blogs, and the majority of them aim to show the marvels of friendship; there are persons who are not interested when we give them a prize, and then they help to cut these bows; do we want that they are cut, or that they propagate? Then let’s try to give more attention to them! So with this prize we must deliver it to eight bloggers that in turn must make the same thing and put this text.”
So in honour of the occasion I thought I would share the first few lines of that Oscar speech I wrote so many years ago. “I’d like to thank all the little people. Leprechauns, faeries – this is for you! I’d also like to thank all the people who said this would never happen. Mum, Dad, Hubby – thank you!!”

Since I will never have the opportunity to share the rest of the speech with you, I have decided to move on (temporarily) and thank Connie for bestowing this award upon me. I cannot tell you how wonderful I felt this morning when I found out about your award. **hugs** “Warm and fuzzies” doesn’t even begin to describe the honour I feel at the moment. Thank you.

My duty, as I understand it, is to now pass the adoration along to other bloggers, so that they too can feel the love. My daily reading list is almost fifty blogs long so this was a very difficult list compile. In my opinion I have fifty winners of this award but since the rules state I can only nominate eight people. With that in mind, I have decided to nominate and present the Proximidade Award to a few of the wonderful bloggers I love to read each day.
Congratulations everyone! Don’t forget to pass the love along!


The Noles Family: USA to Egypt to Greece to Texas to Italy said...

Thank you so much. I am very honored to accept this award. I very much enjoy your blog. Thank you for sharing your experiences.

Miss Kim said...

Wow! How fantabulous!! Though I was always taught that "it's not whether you win or lose, it's how you play the game"... my son once reminded me "But Mom-- it's not much fun if you always lose!"

Winning is such a treat!
Thank you and I'll pass on the honour asap.


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Anonymous said...

You live in Egypt - how cool is that?!?!

That mug of hot chocolate looks mouth watering btw . . .

Thanks for stopping by today!

Anonymous said...

Well...congrats and pats on the back..I think!

Connie said...

What a lovely speech! :-) I was very tickled to receive this award - it is a sweet one - and had to share the good feelings... Glad you liked it!

Jenni said...

Goodness - I am...speechless. Thank you! And thank you for sharing.

Anonymous said...

I have so enjoyed my visit via BATW..... and good luck with the dentist. They give me the nervous shakes as well.
P.S. I'm from Texas..