No, stop laughing. There is someone out there who thinks I’m nice! And smart! And witty! But the kicker is: She called me gorgeous. Obviously she has only seen the photos that have passed the Greeblemonkey stamp of approval (and, err, Photoshop), but I when someone wants to call me gorgeous other than my husband (who is required to by section 3.2 of our wedding vows), I ain’t gonna complain.
This fabulous person is Nadine, who is livin’ la vida loca in the Netherlands at Hello, World It’s Me.
And before I talk about Nadine and her gracious award, I want to talk about how stupid AND funny my crew and I are. I walked out into the hall just now to verify that people from the Netherlands are indeed “the Dutch” (because, I was pretty sure, but no need to spew my idiocy all over the blogosphere). But my crew is so hilarious, I will take one for the team – and spew.
Aimee: “People from the Netherlands are called the Dutch, right?”
(immediate responses, not even a second’s pause:)
Eric: From Nether Nether Land?
Bryan: Nutter Butters?
So, I am sure that Nadine is feeling really good about giving me this award right about now.
An award that is about being nice. But, I promise, I am truly honored by the award. And as snarky as I may get, and as many f-bombs as I may drop, I am so glad she sees through my crap. Because I *am* a nice person. Or at least I try really, really, really hard. Because being nice feels good.
And having Nadine as a “bloggy friend” (as I refer to you all when I speak of you to Bryan) is a treat too. In fact, I am often amazed at the ultra cool group of people I have found through the wires of the Internet. And I am damn glad for each and every one.
So here is where I spread the love. The person I have chosen to pass the Nice Matters Award along to is that little sassafrass from the pacific northwest: Sizzle Says.
Not only is she funny, thoughtful and completely adorable… I absolutely LOVE the relationship she has with her friends. The warmth and camaraderie between them comes through so often, and it’s simply a joy to read about. She is honest and puts herself out there… and even though she struggles (just like all of us), her niceness oozes.
Rock on, sister.