Okay, so Sandra Bullock is standing in for me, and Meryl Streep is standing in for all of you — Jizo Chronicle readers, other nominees for the Blogisattva Awards, and beloved adminstrators and judges of the awards. A big wet one for all of ya.
I woke up this morning to find out that The Jizo Chronicles had been named “Blog of the Year.” I was in shock… really. I was prepared for the possibility this blog might get recognition in the “Engage the World” category or achievement for “Opinion Pieces or Political Issues,” but not this. No, not this. Not that I am being in-authentically modest here, but really… other nominees for the Best Blog category were some incredibly awesome sites —
Mind Deep – Blogger: Marguerite Manteau-Rao
Smiling Buddha Cabaret – Blogger: Marnie Louise Froberg
Sweep the dust, Push the dirt – Blogger: John Pappas
The Big Old Oak Tree – Blogger: Trevor Maloney
So when my name turned up, I felt like what I’m guessing Sandra might have felt after receiving the award for her performance in the film Blind Side. I mean, Sandra did a good job of acting in a kind of mediocre movie, but did you see Gabourey Sidibe in the movie Precious? Sidibe’s performance just blew me away. And I bet Sandra thought the same thing.
So I feel a little sheepish getting this award, even though I am proud of what The Jizo Chronicles has offered over the past year. But I’ll try to get over that sheepishness and be simply grateful for this.
However, in full disclosure, there are two factors that may affect this decision… First, I admit that I have fraternized with one of the judges:
And second, in all fairness, you should know that most of the posts on The Jizo Chronicles are actually penned by my wonder dog, Lucy. I am merely her scribe.
If after all that, the committee still wishes to hand the award over to me and The Jizo Chronicles, I humbly accept it.
May all beings be free and happy…
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