Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Diva Jood Has To Purchase A Gown

Yes, it's true. Border Explorer has awarded me the Arte y Pico Award. And the reason Diva Jood needs a new Gown is because the Gown the Award is wearing is too lovely for words.

So, there are rules. Rules. The Diva hates rules, but c'est la vie.

1)Pick five (5) blogs that you consider deserve this award for their creativity, design, interesting material, and also for contributing to the blogging community, no matter what language.

2) Each award has to have the name of the author and also a link to his or her blog to be visited by everyone.

3) Each award winner has to show the award and put the name and link to the blog that has given her or him the award itself.

4) Award-winner and the one who has given the prize have to show the link of “Arte y Pico” blog, so everyone will know the origin of this award which is here: Arte y Pico.

I must bestow the award on five other blogs, which is terribly difficult because a)there are so many I really love, and b)so many have already gotten the award. Not that it's cheap, it's not. It's just that there are a lot of very good reads out there.

But I will follow the rules to the best of my ability.

1. FranIAm is an amazing blogger. Her blog is a mix of politics, personal, and a deeply spiritual path. I love her journey and honor it with this award.

2. The Pagan Sphinx has already received this award from Betmo, but I have to award it again. This blog is another mixture of peace, art, life and spirituality, and plus I got a fantastic salad recipie off her.

3. DK of Redheaded Wisdom is a favorite of mine. She's hilarious, she's political, she's passionate, and she's a great writer. Love ya, sista!

4. Utah Savage is another repeater. However, in the time she's been blogging, she captures attention with a mixture of memoir, humor, photography, and rage that is all tempered with a language so colorful it defies description. Plus she explained what a Swamp Cooler is.

5. Torrance Stephens of Raw Dawg Buffalo is an amazing writer. He is an educator, a poet, an entrepeneur, a philosopher, a father, and a pet store owner. I love his blog.

Okay, I have followed the rules, now go read them and get excited.


Randal Graves said...

What the hell? Everyone I was going to tag with this has gotten tagged already. You might get another one anyway. In the immortal words of that NRA clown, you bloody bastards.

DivaJood said...

Randal, I wound up tagging some repeaters my own self. What can we do? It's a small world, and all that. Sorry, now that's an annoying theme song, for which I will go stand in a corner.

eProf2 said...

diva, congratulations, you deserve it. Thanks for the leads on one or two blogs I haven't ever visited. I'm so glad you selected DK. She is very deserving and I hated not including her in my five picks. Again, congratulations. Wear your award (and new dress) with pride.

Utah Savage said...

Can one have too many Oscars? And think of the possibilities for a new gown every now and then.

Thank you, Diva dear. I have a call into my Administrator to help me make this linky thing work. Sadly I haven't your linky skills.

DivaJood said...

EProf, thank you! It is such a glamorous award, too.

Utah, non, ma cherie, one can never have too many Oscars. I mean, look at you, two in one post!

FranIAm said...

This is so lovely and I am in such esteemed company!

Thank you, thank you.

I bow my head, hold my hands together and say namaste!

D.K. Raed said...

Thank Diva, this is a real honor! I'm still working on a translation. Is it "Art & Beaks", "Art & Peaks", or "Art & sharp pointy objects" (like, knives come to mind)?!?

Almost everyone I read has already been nominated (waaaah). I'll see what I can do. I'll have to add straps to my gown, but those gloves, OMG, I need a pair of those, love that color!

Blueberry said...

If you get a new gown, get one with wings... but not the "feminine" kind with the peel-off sticky back. Those are no fun.

Utah Savage said...

Diva, my diabolical doppelganger. After a night of sad dreams, I'm up too early with a song running through my head that I can't quite remember the words to. Life is sometimes all too dreamlike. So, again I come to thank you. Thank you. Divajood. Too bad we don't get a travel agent to take us through our dreams. If we did, I'd come home with pictures and knowing the rest of that song.

So, now I get to spend the day handing out prizes. These are a few of my favorite things. And no, that wasn't the song.

DivaJood said...

FranYouIs, you are so deserving - and I love that we have connected.

DK, I believe it is "Art at the Peak" which makes me nervous because me & my MFA have done diddlysquat art in a while. See above post. The gloves do rock, though, don't they?

Blueberry, good advice. I will not get the sticky wings, nasty. My gown will have the real deal.

Utah, a travel agent for dreams. Now, I could create a niche market for that and make a bundle. Yikes, that would be interesting.

Border Explorer said...

Congrats, Diva. You so deserve it. You brighten many a day.
Great choices for the pass alongs, too.

DivaJood said...

Thank you, B.E.