Sunday, July 29, 2007

Breaking Down The Gender Barrier

So CJ gave me the laugh of the century this morning when she bestowed upon me the "Rockin' Girl Blogger Award" with these kind words:

"Chris, you may be lacking one of the key elements to win this award, but on the other, you've got it made hands down"

Ha! Though I may be missing a few oh so important anatomical parts, I will happily accept on behalf of all of us guy bloggers that missed out on this one ;) What makes me most happy about this one is that I can pass it along to some of my favorite girl bloggers out there:

Quarter Life Crisis: I've been friends with this girl since high school and she's done some amazing things. Since Katrina (yes that's now a measurement of time in New Orleans) she's lost nearly 100 pounds and has now moved to Florida where she's a teacher. Her blog's always a fun read.

Literacy Chic: This is Megan's sister and I've actually known her longer than I've known Megan! We worked together at a coffee shop and she's a great person. Her blog is a great one. She writes about her experiences as a grad student writing her dissertation and teaching literature to undergrads, religious philosophy, and being a mommy to two and very soon to number 3!

Dark Orpheus: Her blog is great! You get a little bit of everything here. Book reviews, music reviews, philosophy, yoga, movies, everything! Always something interesting to read and discuss.

So, do I get to nominate a guy too?? If so, Carl, you rock!!!! I'm sure that many of you know Carl. He's one of the first bloggers that I "met" when I started blogging and remains one of my favorites. His passion for books, art, and humanity come across so strongly in his posts and I always look forward to them. He sponsors these amazing reading challenges that build awesome communities (and the prizes aren't so bad either ;) and he's just an all around rockin' blogger.

So there you go! All of you gals (and guy) rock! Proudly display the button on your blog and nominate three bloggers of your own. I still can't stop laughing at this, it just cracks me up. Thanks CJ...you made my day with this one!

Edit/Update: Aha! Thanks to Nymeth, I've found this button that was created for us guys who were given this award, so feel free to use this one Carl ;):

14 comments:

Nymeth said...

There is actually a blue button for "awesome guy bloggers". I only discovered it a few days ago at Mailyn's blog.

Not that there's anything wrong with guys proudly displaying the pink button :P Quite the opposite! I'm all for breaking down gender barriers.

Chris said...

lol...I'll just wait patiently for the "awesome guy blogger" to come around. In the meantime, I'll wear my pink badge of honor :p

jean pierre said...

you go girl! :)

a much deserved award for a very cool blog!

Chris said...

HA! I got quite the laugh out of this one JP!

Stephanie said...

You are definitely a Rockin' Blogger!

Chris said...

:D Thanks Steph

cj said...

You're entirely welcome, Chris. You deserve it, in whichever form - pink or blue!

cjh

Carl V. said...

My feminine side both congratulates you and thanks you as well!!! ;)

Darla D said...

Yes, you rock awesomely!

Chris said...

Thanks again CJ! I'll keep the pink AND blue ;)

Carl, ha! this could get very strange...you deserve it! Wear whatever badge you choose with honor!

Well thank you Darla!

Rhinoa said...

Yay go you! I like the blue boys button with the guitar, very cool.

Chris said...

Rhinoa, I'm diggin the blue guitar button too...I'll stick with that one ;)

Dark Orpheus said...

Hey Chris - I'm stunned - and very honoured by the nomination. Thank you. To be honest, REALLY wasn't expecting it, so STUNNED is the operative word here.

Chris said...

:D Much deserved Dark Orpheus, I always enjoy your blog...enjoy your award!