Thursday, April 23, 2009

et tu, washingtonian?

It's the magazine cover heard seen around the world. Oh lordy. I'm so embarassed.

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I was and still am an Obama supporter. However, this is our president! He's not a celebrity. First it was countless fluff magazine covers (fluff = In Touch Weekly, People, etc.) pre and post-election. Then it was the craziness over Bo, the family puppy (who already has several books in the works). And now this photo of the President on vacation after the elections is a magazine cover? And it's on the Washingtonian! I expect these shenanigans from People, not Washingtonian Magazine.

The celebrity worship of our President and his family (and the dog) must stop.

Pretty soon, we'll be seeing this headline in the tabloids:
Barack and Michelle: Trying for another baby!

Let the bumpwatch begin.

In other happier news, Bilbo from Bilbo's Random Thought Collection recently awarded me with the Blog Friendship Award!

I'm incredibly honored that Bilbo picked me for this distinction. If you haven't checked out his blog, you definitely should. His writing is excellent with just the right touch of snark. And he has this lovely feature called Cartoon Saturdays that is always good for a few chuckles. Plus, I've had the pleasure of meeting Bilbo in real life and he's extremely personable and funny. So, thanks, Bilbo! And, blog peeps, go read his blog!!!

The best thing about this award is that I get to give it to five other bloggers! Woot Woot.

Before I do, here is a description of the award:
"These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers. Deliver this award to five bloggers who must choose five more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award."

Without further ado, here are five bloggers who I feel are worthy of this distinction:

Instatick from Questionable Rationale--I love her blog, she definitely speaks from the heart. We have such similar opinions that I think we share a brain. Plus, her doggie, Sadie, is the cutest!

Lexiloo from Tea and Crumpets--Lexiloo does an excellent job of engaging her readers in her blog which makes me want to come back and read more. Ha! I just said 'engaging.' Lexi and I have bonded over our mutual desire to get engaged to our significant others who may or may not be picking up on our signals. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you too, Lexi!

Zandria from, well, Zandria--I've met Zandria in real life and I have to say that she is just as pleasant in person as she is on her blog. Plus, she often follows up on my comments via email, which just makes her even more personable!

Mad from Diary of a Mad DC Cabbie--While I've never met Mad, he has been gracious enough to help me out with some things in real life despite not really knowing me. He may be ultra snarky but his blog signature ("Don't forget the homeless") and his actions indicate that he really is a nice guy after all.

Zipcode from Capitol Hill 20210--Zip has no problem speaking her mind and bearing it all on her blog. It's kinda cool to read someone's blog long enough to witness that blogger going through a personal journey of self-discovery. Her frankness is refreshing to say the least.

Well, there ya have it. Please go visit these awesome bloggers!


Mad Cabbie said...

Lizzie, thanks for the extra nice words, I really do appreciate it and I feel the same way about you and your blog. BTW I thought about you a few months ago while watching a movie called "Tortilla Soup" with my sister.

Juliet said...

You're right, that cover photo is indecorous. (But, um, I keep coming back to look at it, so...)

Off to go read some awesome new-to-me blogs!

Zipcode said...

awww thank you love!!!!

Anonymous said...

Aww - thanks hon! :)

Bilbo said...

Thanks for the plug! Hope to have the pleasure of seeing you again sometime at another bloggers' happy hour!

Zandria said...

Yay for the shout-out! Calling me "pleasant in person" makes me remember that you and I have never really had a good chance to talk all that much whenever I've seen you -- either it was a Halloween party where I didn't know what you looked like, or a blogger happy hour where you were sitting across the table from me.

But still...I'm glad you got that impression about me! :)