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  • Paying it Forward.


    zombiechickenMy good friend Pam gave me an interesting and extremely flattering award yesterday, the Zombie Chicken.

    Now, in standard fashion, I am flattered and honored that anyone in their right or wrong mind would think of me when dishing out any kind of blogger-created award.

    Usually, I bookmark the award and have every good intention of paying it forward, but… uh… well, as many of you know, I am full of good intentions.

    Pam, however, dished out a heaping helping of guilt and pressure along with the award. Ahem. Get this.

    I know from experience that waiting to post awards is never good; I end up losing them and the blogger from which they originated.

    Aaak! You mean, I have to not only graciously receive my award (for which I am humbled and thankful. Every time.) but if I don’t pay it forward, karma bites me in the butt? Butt…. Butt…. I have other posts to publish! And stuff! And things! Aw crud. Okay. Just for you, Pam. And those who I may have lost (have I lost you?) because of my failure to pay it forward:

    The rules of the zombie chicken say…

    “The blogger who receives this award believes in the Tao of the zombie chicken – excellence, grace and persistence in all situations, even in the midst of a zombie apocalypse. These amazing bloggers regularly produce content so remarkable that their readers would brave a raving pack of zombie chickens just to be able to read their inspiring words. As a recipient of this world-renowned award, you now have the task of passing it on to at least 5 other worthy bloggers. Do not risk the wrath of the zombie chickens by choosing unwisely or not choosing at all…”

    Now, I know a bunch of excellent, graceful and persistent bloggers who regularly produce remarkable content. I don’t, however, know what the heck a zombie apocalypse is. I’m also not sure I’m intimidated by a wrath of zombie chickens. But I’ll play along, because the artwork is cute. And if you drew that? You deserve an award, too. I’m also not sure how I’m going to limit my list to 5, so pardon me, Zombie Chickens, if I exceed my limit.

    Without question, Pam herself is deserving of the award. I love her blog, I love the way she thinks, and I also love her dogs.

    Sarcasmom is always an enjoyable read. YellowRose is thoughtful and inspiring. Usedtobeme is consistently introspective and personal. Mir’s blog will suck you in and never, ever spit you out. Lisa’s Chaos is just beautiful. Melissa is fun and creative, June is kind and nature loving kindred spirit, Melissa @ Inspired Room and Laura make me feel at one with my inner home-makeover cravings, and Pricilla has to be my newest, most favorite blogging critter.

    Is that more than five? Oh well.

    I have seen a lot of blogs and bloggers come and go, and while I know that we’re all here because we crave interaction, I also know that the amount of time I interact with others is always limited. I wish for more, but it just doesn’t happen. I always hope that you all know that I love you and appreciate you and that if I had more time to give to each of you, I most certainly would.

    For each of you who make the time or take the time for me, I appreciate you and hope that though my gestures may be small, you know that they’re packed with a punch.

    I pray you all have a blessed Easter, and enjoy your weekend!


    Pam said,

    extremely flattering award

    :rofl: That’s when I started laughing! You’ve taken the chicken graciously and for that I am extremely grateful.


    4.11.2009 @ 11:14 am
    Renee said,

    YAY! I didn’t win.

    I have to admit that I haven’t been such a good girl about awarding these either. So I’m glad to not have the pressure. :D

    4.11.2009 @ 12:13 pm
    june said,

    Aw shucks… :blush: I’m so flattered. :thanku: so much! I do check in daily, but my time for commenting has been reduced. Know I’m there and that I always, always enjoy seeing your art. :thumbsup:

    4.11.2009 @ 5:25 pm

    Although I am terrified of zombie chickens, I thank you ever so much for the award. Thank you! I am always honored when anyone thinks of me! I too wish I had more time to give, as I have found so many wonderful friends online that I would like to get to know better!

    Many Easter blessings,

    4.11.2009 @ 5:37 pm
    Sarcasmom said,

    Wow. I am immensely flattered Leanne. I too am finding time time a precious commodity. I am always thinking I wish I had more time to read everyone’s posts. to leave witty comments and to write inspiring insightful posts. In the meantime I just am keeping up as best I can. Thanks for thinking of me.

    4.11.2009 @ 7:39 pm
    Shane said,

    I just wanted to say that the title reminds me of the movie of “Pay it forward”…… good movie, but I like the Zombie Chicken!!!!!!

    4.11.2009 @ 9:39 pm
    Lisa's Chaos said,

    Ahhhhh, you are so sweet! I love the zombie chicken! :) Thank you! May you have good karma! Happy Easter!

    4.11.2009 @ 10:17 pm
    Da Goddess said,

    You were so much nicer about the award than I was. I cursed her out. And then I embraced it. I’ve actually decided zombie chickens are cool and rule! :rockon:

    4.11.2009 @ 10:48 pm
    usedtobeme said,

    Aweee. Look at you all sweet and stuff. I pink puffy heart you all the way! :thanku: xoxo Me

    4.14.2009 @ 11:21 pm

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