Friday, November 27, 2009

You Guys Are Making Me Blush...

Don't ask me how--but amazingly enough I have won two--yes, TWO more blog awards this week. I don't know how it happened--I'm not even bribing you guys!

And I've been struggling to figure out how to explain how happy it makes me, and the best I can come up with is the "Dance of Joy" from Perfect Strangers.

(For those of you who have NO idea what I'm talking about, here's the clip--and yes, this is one of those shows that doesn't really hold up, but trust me, when I was 10 it had me ROFLing--before ROFL was even a term!)

Well, that was...interesting.

Anyway, thank you Sara for the Best Blog Award:

and thank you Heather for the One Lovely Blog Award:
You guys have really made my week. And this time all I have to do is nominate some other bloggers to pass the awards along. I don't even have to tell any more embarrassing things about myself (now that really does deserve the dance of joy!) :)

Though, it's REALLY hard to choose who to give blog awards to, because frankly I want to give them to everyone, but I'm going to limit it to three each just in the interests of time (it does take quite a while to make these links and then notify everyone and well, I'm SUPPOSED to be revising right now).

So I'm going to give the Best Blog Award to:

1. Frankie Writes- I think you all know how much I love her blog at this point but I just can't stop rewarding her.
2. Lisa and Laura Write- Because their posts are hilarious and their Vlog was legendary and they don't even mind when I harass them with occasional emails.
3. See Sara Write- Because she manages to be funny and eloquent and include pictures of hot actors--a winning combination in my opinion.

And I'm going to give the One Lovely Blog Award to:

1. Rhiannon Hart- Because her posts and her comments are SUCH a joy to read
2. Southern Princess- Because she's my own personal cheerleader AND she writes amazing posts
3. RK Charron- Because she will track down every amazing contest on the internet, organize it and post a link on her blog and save me TONS of time.

Congratulations to everyone. I really could list 30 blogs for each award, if only I had the time.

And, you know, I have to say, it feels a little weird not having to list all kinds of personal, embarrassing things. So I tell you what. I will tell one more embarrassing story (if you want--I certainly don't HAVE to) and I'll even let you guys pick from one of the following:

1. How I was on a really bad game show when I was 18. And lost. And got yelled at by the producers for making a joke about my buzzer not working.  And got hit on by a creepy audience guy and one of the camera guys.

2. How I went to the Academy Bake-off (as in the Academy of Motion Pictures--and no, it has nothing to do with baking) and ended up accidentally sitting in the area where all the VIPs and voting was going on and spent the whole time afraid they were going to kick me and my friend out, but we couldn't move because we would disturb the presentation. Not to mention that we had NO idea how important our Professor was until that day.

3. How the totally incompetent student film crew I was a part of almost burned down an Indian Casino and injured a pedestrian and got the Casino (and I believe USC) sued for a truckload of money.

Sadly, I'm not making any of this up.

If you want to hear one of those stories, vote for your favorite in the comments. And if not, no worries. I'll gladly save my humiliation for another day. :)


  1. Congratulations on your awards! I love the Perfect Strangers video clip you posted! :-)
    What a hilarious game show story!

  2. OMG congrats and thank you again. This is some week! I used to love Perfect Strangers when I was a kid, I can't believe you found a clip. Now must add new award to blog, thank you!

  3. Thank You for the award Shannon!
    You are so sweet! I would love to hear the story about... crap - its a tie: GameShow Girl or Indian Casino Girl.

    Oh how I cannot wait for the entry...

    By the way - sorry you had to work today :o(

  4. I'm pretty sure that the Casino story was the most adventurous.

  5. Congrats on your awards and I used to love Perfect strangers. :)

  6. Shannon you are totally famous! SO many awards! Hoorah for you and thanks for sharing with us! We're so glad that our paths crossed in the blogosphere and we LOVE getting e-mails so keep the questions coming!

  7. Hi Shannon :)
    Thank you very much for the award.
    I *glances furtively around* remember Perfect Strangers too.
    I vote for #3
    I hope you have a wonderful weekend!
    Thank you for all the lovely comments you have given me on my blog.
    Love & Best Wishes,

  8. I wanna hear about almost burning a casino down! Though I'm very curious about the cakeless bake-off too ;)

    Congratulations on your awards, and thank you for mine! I'm so pleased you like reading my posts and comments. I'm going to check out the other blogs you gave awards to as well.

  9. Brizmus: Yay-another Perfect Strangers fan. I SO loved that show. :)

    Frankie- Heh. I know, there's been a lot of awards going around. But you TOTALLY deserve. :)

    Southern Princess- Aw, thanks for the sympathy. I'm SO bored. Enjoy the award, you totally deserve.

    Q- Oh yes, the casino story is a doozy, We'll see if it wins. :)

    Roni- Another Perfect Strangers fan?!?!? I knew I had awesome followers. :)

    Lisa and Laura- You may regret saying that. I'm VERY good at coming up with questions. :)

    RK: Aw, thanks. And I can't believe how many Perfect Strangers fans there are. :)

    Rhiannon- I'm glad you like it-you totally deserve. Stay tuned for the embarrassing story. :)

  10. Wow, you are the award queen!

    I admit I used to be a Perfect Strangers fan, too. And I can't decide which story to vote for - they all sound great:)

  11. #1.
    No... #2

    No.. #1

    Wait! #3...

    UGH. I can't decide - can you just tell all of them por favor????

  12. Can you tell all three stories? I vote all three! And you were on a game show??!

    Congrats on your blog awards! I have a good mind to start referring to you as multi-award winning Shannon. You know what? I think I will. ;)

  13. Congratulations!!! Awards are like getting a virtual hug from the world, aren't they?

    And you totally get points not only for referencing the Dance of Joy but for posting a clip as well. That is soooooo the best happy dance ever. Love it!!!

    Have an extraordinary day! (although methinks you already are!) :)

  14. Melane- I'm starting to think everyone was a Perfect Strangers fan--they were just too afraid to admit it. And I think I may just have to call myself the award queen now. :)

    Sara- Heh. You're funny. I love the obvious indecision. Cute. :)

    Sarah-LOL. That's two votes (from two Sarahs, strangely enough) for all three. Hm, I may have to give you what you want. And I love my new title. I might just have to demand it from now on. :)

    Inspired Dreamer- They really are. And wow, another Perfect Strangers fan. I was fully expecting everyone to complain about the silliness, but apparently everyone has excellent taste. :)

  15. I think all three stories should be told in one big SUPER-EMBARRASSING post, but if I can only pick one, I'm going with the casino.

    As a child I remember being stunned to discover than Bronson Pinchot didn't ACTUALLY have that accent in real life.

  16. OK, I was rofl with the Perfect Strangers reference...then I got to your absolutely-true-stories and almost died! *snort* !!!

  17. Sam- Aw, thanks for stopping by and reading. And yes, everyone seems to love my humiliation, so I may just be sharing all three. And I COULDN'T BELIEVE HE DIDN'T HAVE AN ACCENT EITHER! Remember how they'd sometimes have him speak without the accent on the show? My parents would tell me that's how he really talked and I'd be like, No he doesn't. Don't you hear his accent? Ah, to be so young and silly again. :)

    Beth: Heh. Glad you like. At least others can get enjoyment from my humiliation. :)

  18. You are on a roll! Congratulations!

    Oh, and definitely #2!

  19. Congratulations! And add me to the Perfect Strangers fanclub roll call!!

  20. Carolina- Aw, thanks. :)

    Diana- Wow, apparently the show was A LOT more popular than I thought. (As it should be) Heh.

  21. Congrats on your awards! And can I vote for hearing more about number 3? Seems interesting. Congrats again on winning two blog awards, that's awesome!

  22. I vote for all three, or just #3 (if you don't have time for all three).

    And congrats on the awards. Your blog is great.

  23. Hayley- Aw thanks. I have no idea how I've won so many, but I'm certainly not complaining. :)

    Myrna: Heh. Another vote for all 3. Looks like I may have to do just that. And aw, thanks. You're so sweet. :)

  24. I vote Game Show story. For sure.

  25. Heather- Then you're really going to like tomorrows post. (I cringe just thinking about it)

  26. Congrats on the blog awards! (That video made me smile, by the way. lol)

  27. Perfect Strangers! I love them!

    Congrats doll

  28. Mireyah: Aw, thanks. And nice to meet you! Thanks for the comment!

    Juju: Wow- who knew there were so many Perfect Strangers fans out there? I love it. And thanks. :)


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