Imagine my surprise to learn that I have now been tagged as a schmooze.
Lest I was to take umbrage at another attack on my good name, I was pleased to find that "schmooze" meant: to converse casually, especially in order to make a social connection. (Okay, I'm being a little schmaltzy; I knew the definition of the word.) You might say that schmoozing is a lot like blogging!
Yes, I said I was "tagged." Now don't worry, it's not another meme, and yes, I'm going to tag five of you nonetheless. All you need to do is to copy the award image above to display proudly on your site and then tag five
To whom do I owe this honor you might ask? From the Land Down Under, where legend and/or rumor has it that the inhabitants there must coat the soles of their shoes, or feet if they have no shoes, with sticky substances in order to keep from falling off into space because there is no gravity on the earth's bottom as there is here in the Land Up Over, I must say thank you to Peter !
These are not schadenfreude-type selections. They are well intentioned. First, I'm going to pour some schnapps to deposit just below my schnozzle before I announce my "schlections."
Keeping with the deliberate alliterations above, my first Schmoozee is one of the first Bloggers I met over two years ago. Peg, better known to many of us as Schnoodlepooh, is an uber pet lover. A visit to her "Poodle City" will confirm that fact. Her posts center around her and her family which consists of Baily, Baxter, and Brody, as well as some feathered friends as well.
She puts up some wonderful photos depicting the adventures and misadventures of her boys. I've never been able to detect any family resemblances, but who am I to question her genealogy? Won't you stop by and say hello?
Over in the thin air of the Colorado Rockies, allow me to introduce you to Ben O. - one funny dude! Ben's blog epitomizes the spirit of schmoozing in that his posts ask for participation from his readers.
He features a weekly Feedback post and the popular Super Caption Contest.
Perhaps the thin air of living a mile above sea level fuels his light-
Reading the posts of my next recipient of the Schmooze Award, we must venture back a day to Australia. It seems to me that every Aussie Blogger that I have read has a great sense of humor and posts to his or her blogs with comedic delivery. The site Phils Phun, is no exception. If you are looking for some laughs and good jokes you can't go wrong paying Phil a visit.
Somewhere overseas, in a world he didn't create, there exists a monster of a Blogger. It's downright "scary" what this funny Scary Monster brings to the table over at at his site, Me No Blog ! Deep down inside beneath the monstrous veneer he projects, there is an intelligent and funny person lurking there. His posts are interactive to the extent of cross-posting between the reader and him, not only in the comments but on the respective sites as well.
If you dare, why not take a few tentative steps into his blog crypt?
Last, but by no means the least, I wish to bestow this award upon my deserving friend and partner at Verbicidal Tendencies, Serena Joy. (How's that for a shameless plug?) Sharing my passion for the spoken and written word, SJ's site, Parenthetically Speaking, has a regular feature called "Twisted Linguistics." Sometimes the reader is asked to supply definitions for mutilated words that have been culled from the Blogosphere.
You will always find quizzes and surveys to which you can participate. She opens every post with insights into the foibles of life. You don't have to like to spell to go visit her for a spell.
I'm sure you'll agree that these Bloggers are worthy. I'm equally sure that they will relish your visits and any comments you might leave. You can always congratulate them. Yes? (Who knows, if you haven't yet received a Schmooze Award, you just might if you visit and comment.)