Actually, it's just one award, but whatever. This morning, after 24 hours of power-outage, I finally got to check my email, and what do you think I saw? Rachel at The Girl with the White Parasol gave me a blog award! So, it was seven o'clock in the morning and this was me, but not so utterly gorgeous at that hour:
Getting a blog award is always a great honor, but getting it from one of my favorite bloggers, one of the blogs I read in my quest to learn how to write well because the writing is so good, makes me ridiculously happy. And knowing that she actually likes my blog is mind-blowing, she said of me:
I thought I was a Barbara Stanwyck fan, but Natalie leaves me in the dust. But she's more than a fan, she's also an enthusiastic and generous writer. Always look forward to her thoughts.
Anyway, this pretty much made my day. Thank you, thank you, thank you, Rachel! Now, on to the actual blog award and re-awarding:
The rules of this award are as follows:
- Tell everyone something that no one else knows about
- Link to one of my posts that I personally think best fits the following categories: Most Beautiful Piece, Most Helpful Piece, Most Popular Piece, Most Controversial Piece, Most Surprisingly Successful Piece, Most Underrated Piece, and Most Pride-worthy Piece.
- Pass this award on to seven other bloggers
First of all, something that no one else knows about: I love poetry. I do, yes indeed. My favorite poet is John Greenleaf Whitter and my favorite poem is "A Psalm of Life" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. And, wouldn't you know it, I also love impressionistic art.
Now, linking to my posts:
Most Beautiful Piece - Goodbye, Ms. Peters the last post of the many I did during two weeks I dedicated to Carole Lombard. I feel kind of weird saying that I thought what I wrote was beautiful (conceited much?), but I did think that this was kind of pretty.
Most Helpful Piece - I'm not sure if this means helpful for other people or helpful for me, but my Miss Stanwyck, Meet Miss Head gained me at least six followers. And I have a rotten time getting people to follow my blog, so that was helpful to say the least.
Most Popular Piece - According to the Blogger Stats my answers to the Valentines Day Meme have gotten the most hits, so, here's to romance!
Most Controversial Piece - Obviously my most controversial piece was the piece I wrote for the Citizen Kane debate, Citizen Kane From My Point of View, because people do not like it when you say that Citizen Kane is boring.
Most Surprisingly Successful Piece - I was surprised so many people liked my review of Ball of Fire (1941). Really, really surprised. I was also surprised that my Dueling Divas Post was so well-recieved.
Most Underrated Piece - Uh... I don't even know... if they didn't like it who am I to say they should have? There's my answer to that.
Most Pride-worthy Piece - My article on Capra-Corn. I was pretty happy with it, and it won first place in two FilmClassics contests, so I'd say I'm most proud of that one.
And giving the award to seven other people:
Frankly, My Dear: Rianna is fantastic. Frankly, my dear, this Lucy fanatic is my blogger-bestie and she keeps an amazing blog.
Classic Forever: Funny isn't even a good adjective, hilarious isn't even a good adjective. Millie's absolutely brilliant and I often find myself in tears because it's just that great.
The Most Beautiful Fraud in the World: This is the only blog I follow that talks about modern movies, and even if I don't particularly like modern movies, I love Kevyn's thoughts on them. Yes, yes, yes Kevyn is absolutely great.
A Nugget of Wisdom. If You Can Call it That: Daphne is English and hilarious and I love her. This is another brilliant blog that I often find myself in tears over. Mhmmm.
Waitin' On a Sunny Day: Another favorite blog of mine. I love everything she says. Smiles, lots of smiles, whenever there's a new post from Sophie.
Flying Down to Hollywood: I think my favorite thing about this fabulous blog is listening to all of the musical clips she posts. And her weekly guess-this-quote game is eternally fun.
Comet Over Hollywood: I love it, I love it, I love it! This weekend she's holding a blogathon, which is bound to be fun, but this blog is always entertaining.
So, there we go! Take a look at the blogs, and if I tagged you and you do not wish to participate that is not a problem. I will not hate you for the rest of eternity.
Until Later On~