Jan 27, 2010

wtf? Wednesday and an...award!

So, wtf?  I got an award!  Heather Kelly at Edited to Within an Inch of my Life has given me a Silver Lining Award.  So, why am I saying wtf?  Two reasons.  First, because it's wtf? Wednesday and I have to say wtf? about something.  Second, because what did I do to deserve an award, especially one regarding the proverbial silver lining.

Here is what Heather had to say about moi,
"To Jon: For spewing enthusiasm all over the blogosphere. Man, you have to get up early in the day to comment at any writerly blog before Jon. I'm pretty sure he'll be ruling the blog world sometime soon--and his enthusiasm reminds me of glitter--once you start shaking it around, it spreads EVERYWHERE! Insidious! We need more of this kind of enthusiasm to keep us afloat while facing revisions or rejections. Rock on, Jon!"

I mean, she compared me to glitter!  Demetri Martin may have this to say about glitter, "The thing about glitter is, if you get it on you, be prepared to have it on you forever 'cause glitter is the herpes of craft supplies."  Well, Demetri, I am here to stay, too.  See, Heather said I'd be taking over the blog world in no time.  Paul Michael Murphy might get to rename New York to New Murph and his name may sound worthy a child television star, but he was not compared to glitter.  Glitter sparkles and in the world of YA lit, many people think of one thing upon hearing the word sparkles: Edward Cullen.  So, now I make the argument that Heather compared me to Edward.  Now, I know I don't have his good looks and I am not a vegetarian (or a vampire, for that matter), but I can see it.  Essentially, I am being given the Silver Lining Award because I am Edward Cullenesque.  Is there any better reason out there?  Well, she does say that I am enthusiastic, that's a close second.
Heather, thank you!

Now, I must pay it forward because, even though it's an award, there are rules:
* Post the award on your blog.
* Let them know who gave it to you and link to them.
* Nominate five other blogs and link to them.
* Let your nominees know that they've received the award.
(My recipients can do whatever they want with 'em, I don't care)
*DISCLAIMER: Sorry about the odd formatting in this post and most of my others...I am illiterate in certain areas.*

Okay, so I posted the award.  Check.  I told you Heather gave it to me.  Check.  Now, my nominations.

Well, this is probably against the rules, but I have been thinking to myself about who I would choose in the instance that I ever received an award...and the first person that always pops into my head is...

Heather Kelly - I know.  I know.  Wtf?  She gave me the damned award, so why would I give her one too.  Well, I cannot change the fact that she is awesome, tubular, and rad.  Also, I am in the dark (being new to the blogoshpere) about what awards my other nominees have received, so why take that into account regarding Heather?  Heather's blog, you know the name, has been one of my favorite places to frequent from the beginning of my blogging experience, which was a few weeks ago.  Heather's blog is full of anecdotes that just hit the spot every time, "I'll shoot for the stars. And if one of them falls, then all the better!"  Heather is probably best known for featuring published or upcoming authors during her Friday Feature segment.  These are excellent reads, I recommend you page through her past entries.  Oh, and stay tuned for some, ahem, upcoming ones featuring, ahem, coolness.  Also, she managed to turn insidious into a compliment.
Alright, moving along.

Mariah of Constantly Risking Absurdity.  Just look at the name of her blog!  Mariah brings fun and enthusiasm to the everyday and I always look forward to reading her posts.  She features hilarious videos and she even chose James McAvoy to be her assistant, for which I still deserve something, I believe.  Just kidding.  Kinda.

Next, I am giving an award to Ali of Ali Cross, Author.  I love Ali because she always comments on my blog and says things that make me feel special.  Ali's cool.

Next award goes to Natalie Murphy at The Sound of Rain.  Natalie is also a frequent commenter to my blog, but I really like her for her blog.  She always posts fun things that just make your day better.  If you were already having a good day, it will still be better after visiting Natalie.

Last, but never least, I give an award to Brandon.  His blog, The Bard's Bookshelf, has become on of my favorites in just the last week, but I like everything he has to say.  While, I may not agree with all of it, I like the points he makes and I like his book reviews.  He always has something positive to say.

I understand that the blogosphere is saturated with awards and everyone has one, but this newbie blogger is happy to receive one and I am even more pumped about handing them out.

Anita Laydon Miller, Tina Lee, Marybeth Poppins, and PMM already received one, but they are on my list of faves too.


  1. Bless your heart, Jon! You are very deserving of the award. I really appreciate the sunshine you post, despite some of the challenges you face. It's inspiring and puts a lot of my own feelings into perspective. I appreciate you thinking of me while paying it forward.

    I'm posting another book review today, btw. Hopefully, I can squeeze it in sometime this morning. Shh, don't tell my boss. ;)

  2. Ha!! The "herpes of craft supplies". So true.


  3. Demetri's stand up is funny.

    It was 42*F the other day when I took the photos at the beach, from a few posts ago. Now, it's 15*F. Michigan is so annoying sometimes!

  4. Yay! Rock on with your glittery, award winning self.

    And I am staunchly pro-glitter myself.

  5. I have to say that was well done. While reading this blog I was thinking, my gosh this guy deserves every word and upon finishing I think you have done your rewarder proud. you both make tears spring to my eyes. I love it. This is a beauty of a wtf? Wednesday. You have made a wonderful spot on the blogoshere.

    Thanks for mentioning me.

  6. Congrats Jon! What time do you get up, anyway??

  7. Jon--Okay--This post made me belly laugh. I got the damn thing back! I guess that's about right, for wtf? Wednesday!

    But seriously, thanks so much for the kind words! I really appreciate the kudos!

    Make sure to sprinkle tons of glitter in my corner of the blogosphere, 'kay?

  8. HA! I love the path of logic... or is it illogic? Edward Cullinesque indeed...
    congrats, and remember those immortal words from "Valley Of The Dolls:"

    "Sparkle, Neelie. Sparkle!"


  9. Carrie - G2k. Btw, we are both in Michigan. I have to admit, I recently saw something about the weather on your blog and I was thinking, "Uhuh, nothing compared to here," but here is the same place! If I ever meet you in person, I'll throw some glitter at ya.

    Tina - :) + :..( = me too.

    Elana - Uh...um...sevenish. Although, I am in EST, so that helps.

    Nat - YW.

    HK - I'm on it! I am stocking up on glitter as we speak. I hope you know that you have earned yourself some serious novel dedication, those I don't hand out lightly.

    Lee - I will now be reading that. I was going to say, "Yeah!" But, since I don't know...I will go find out.

  10. Coolness! I mean, totally tubular, man.

    Thanks! ♥

  11. *blushes*

    You're so sweet! And Heather is right, you definitely spew enthusiasm all over the blogosphere.

    If you want an assistant of your own, I'm sure I could hook you up :)

  12. Ali - You got it! Using tubular gets you an extra point. I'm not sure what it goes toward...

    Kelly - Thank you, I think I'll demand my minions call me that...once the Blogosphere is mine (in 2.3 years, my advisors estimate).

    Mariah - I would love an assistant, suggestions? Btw, I don't want any of your sloppy seconds.

  13. Congrats on the award! I can see the Cullenesque resemblance.