I was going to write a Haiku today, and I had been struggling with subject matter. But then ... I got an email - and then I got another which was a comment on the day's post. Both with the same message. Just that one was sent direct and one through the blog. The sender/commenter was OHmommy. Her message was short and cryptic: "Because you are a Dad." And a link to another site.
I was busy - I didn't read the link - I just clicked on it. And it took me to the Blogger's Choice Award site where she had nominated me in two categories. The "Brag Badges" are upper left and upper right on this page. "Best Blog About Stuff". "Hottest Daddy Blogger". Aside from the fact that it's been a long, long, LONG time since anyone referred to me as "Hot", the whole thing was insanely flattering. IS insanely flattering.
OHmommy is one of those bloggers for whom I have an immense amount of respect and admiration. Hers was a name I'd heard about a long time before I began to read her. She's been interviewed on television - as a blogger. I only mention that because it speaks to her reputation and to the quality of her place.
And so I am elevated. I feel like I have achieved Rock Star Status.
It's a euphoria of the moment. It probably won't last. But it IS fun. And it IS flattering.
We now return to our regular programming.
Tomorrow? The rest of the first segment of Chapter 2.