Come ye one and all. Lend me thy ears. Errr…. On second thoughts keep your ears to yourself. What good would having your ears do me in good old blogosphere?? Your eyes are what I want lent so that I can share the news of the good fortune that has befallen me. I have been chosen (Yippee!) to be the recipient of the prestigious (What do you mean, ‘Says who??’ What a question! Of course I say so!) Butterfly Award conferred by none other than that mystic poet Usha. A big and resounding ‘thank you’ with a virtual hug thrown in coming your way, Usha. I am humbled and honored and beaming. At the same time I cannot but hang my head in shame for the delay in accepting the award. I lay the blame squarely at the feet of the erratic net connection plus the intrusion of real life into my virtual one. The nerve, eating up my online time!! Grrr…
As per instructions, I can display the logo in my blog page and also confer it on those whom I think deserving. And you, the deserving ones chosen by …ahem moi, can do the same too and of course mention who you got it from. Don’t you dare forget that! So here goes:
I confer the Butterfly Award on
Vivek, friend nay, best friend, exceptional human being and talented writer whose best, believe you me, is yet to come.
Bob, whose world revolves around his little grandson Jimi. His blogs tell it all, his love and adoration for the little hero of his life. Proud to have you as my friend.
Rashmi, for being my twin well, almost, you are so much younger!!
Manju, whose blogs are so down to earth. I like the topics you choose and the simple way you express what is on your mind.
Indianhomemaker, I know you already have been conferred the Butterfly Award. What the heck, I am sure you have space for one more.
Blog updated on 29 Nov 2008
Usha, the mystic poet strikes again!!
Whaddya know, seems its my season now for awards!! 😀 I have been conferred another one. This time its the (even more) prestigious “Free Spirited and Independent” Blogger Award. For this one I am not going to be content with yelling Yipppeeeee!! and be done with it. I will do a small little jig as well if you all will close your eyes for a moment. This award means a lot to me though I really am not sure if I deserve it, if I am free-spirited and independent enough for it to be mine, but I certainly like the fact that someone did think so. Thank you Usha, thank you so very much. How many awards do you carry hidden in that handbag of yours you take to school?? Or is it one of those magical ones ever conjuring up awards?? Hmm….
Anyway here it is:
The “Free Spirited and Independent” Blogger Award
To confer this one, I really need time. Free-spirited. Now that word means a lot to me. Hmmm…. I will have to do a bit of thinking before I confer this one on anyone. I will let you all know later when I am done with my thinking.
Shail, Congrats! Like the female Muhamed Ali,I trust you will continue to float like a butterfly and sting like a bee.
“Float like a butterfly and sting like a bee” Yes PRG I would like that! ..and thanks!
Shail, delighted to see the butterfly here! Congrats! Another one awaits you at Overdrive.. 🙂 A trophy, no less! 🙂 🙂
Thanks Usha!! I have added the other one too and updated my blog. Thanks for that one too! 🙂
Fly on your pretty wings like a butterfly!
😀 😀 😀 😀 😀
Pssst!! In case any one is wondering why I am grinning, this here is my sis who bites!!
Congratulations on the acquisition of a beautiful butterfly, Shail! You deserve it!
And I most certainly do not deserve one. So I am surprised to see my name here as one of the persons you have passed this on to. You do mean me, don’t you? Or is it some one else with the same name?
Manju, thank you! Of course I mean you!! 🙂
Congratulations on the acquisition of a beautiful butterfly, Shail! You certainly deserve this lovely award!
And I most certainly do not. So I am surprised to see my name as one of the people you have passed this on to. You do mean me, don’t you? Or is it some one else with the same name?
Congratulations!! That is a Cool Award(I am becoming more americanized :P).
And thank you!! This twin is honoured :).
Thanks Rashmi! Cooooool! 😛
Sally Z.Adebayo said:
You most certainly deserve any and every writing award that comes your way!!!!
Sally, that is so sweet of you! 🙂 Thank you so much!
Congrats, Shail!!! Great going!!!
Thank you Ganga!
Shail- Your butterfly has now appeared on my blog. Come and take a look.:)
Sorry for the delay Manju! …and congrats!
hey there! i hv jus tagged ya… u might wanna check this out… http://shaili87.blogspot.com/2008/12/tag-time.html
Oh I am so sorry Shaili. You will have to excuse me from doing the tag! 😦
spontaneous mini said:
chirpy and poignant. Frank and personal. Thanz for coming by.
I am planning to do some Indian writers maybe January they will be up 🙂
Happy I across you.
Thank you Mini. I will drop in later. I am travelling now and have very less time.
spontaneous mini said:
I have my wrong website listed on the comment above.
Wow needed something nice today !!!! My car broke down (rode he clutch) – and I was feeling so miserable, and then I find this fabulous surprise here, Thank You Ma’am 🙂
You are welcome IHM! 🙂
By the way , Congratulations for both your awards!
And that is Rode The Clutch. Am making too many typos these days 😦
SREELAKSHMI NAIR said:
hi shaili i just bumped into u r website by accident and hey i just started loving it..u are doing good yaar..and congrats on the award….your writings say how independent and free spirited you are.. 🙂
The name’s Shail, Sreelakshmi. Welcome to my space and thanks a lot for the appreciative words. Ok, I am beaming @ the ‘…your writings say how independent and free spirited you are..’ bit!! 😀
Congratulations on your awards! Sorry could not make it for the award ceremony though you had insisted 🙂
“We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.”
Salil, there you go making excuses for not turning up though I insisted on your presence! 😦 Nyways, make sure you make it the next time! 😛
BTW that’s a wonderful quote!
all these awards are doing the rounds every where… finding people to take it are more… i have to find 8 co bloggers for a particular award… For a new bloggie like me all this is alien stuff…. learning though..!!!!
Yeah, since we have to pass on the awards, you find it all around. This award thingie is new to me too though I cannot call myself a new blogger! 🙂 Congratulations on your award Dhiren. I will drop in to see what the award is.
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