Tuesday, January 03, 2006

The 2006 Bloggies

OK folks, even if you're a blurker (one who reads a blog regularly without ever making him or herself known to the writer), this is your chance to give a boost to Rebecca's sense of self-esteem. Check out this link and vote for me in as many categories as you think describes my blog.

I'll never know if you did or didn't, but you'll know.


Evenewra said...

So you know... a friend just recommended your site to me. As you'll see from this post I'm trying to decide whether to make my angry blog less anonymous. He thought I might learn from yours.

PrincessMax said...

I found this post on a blog I read regularly, Evenewra. Maybe it will shed some more light. The best way to find how I feel about anonymity is to click on the link in the upper left hand corner for people that are planning on visiting the island.

Gale Cabanilla said...

I''m not familiar with this subject but interesed.

Anonymous said...

Eek! I had no idea I was a blurker, so sorry. I have been reading your blog since I met you at Jessica G's bridal shower last summer. It has taken me a while as I started from the very beginning and have just now gotten to January. I would like you to know that I think your blogs are very well written. Honest, funny, and sincere. Several times I have questioned my own life and choices as a result of reading what you had written. I lived in rural northwest Illinois until a month before my 15th birthday, then moved to Orland Park and started my sophmore year at a high school that was 9 times larger than my old one. It was an assult on the senses to say the least. I was surrounded by the suburban life that you were escaping/evacuating from when you went to Orcas Island. The suburban life is one of consumption and keeping up with the proverbial Jones's. It can be nauseating. All the soccer moms in their gas gussling suv's with no regard for anyone else. The ones in debt up to their eyeballs just so that they can have the Pottery Barn living room that looks so picture perfect in the catalog. Those things do not buy happiness or even contentment. They will not fix any problems. It is someone else's idea of perfect. Just like airbrushed cover girls, it is not real. A person needs to find their own style and place in this world. That is the struggle and many live in a daze and are oblivious to it all. You are one of the lucky ones. You were courageous enough to leave everything you new that was familiar and go in search of something else. Since you did not find what you were looking for in the "suburban life", you went and discovered an "island life" that was full of genuine people. It was a true community. Now, you are living the "city life" the hustle and bustle, the constant noise. There are things for you to discover there. Be as open as you were on Orcas and you will find the true happiness that you seek. There may be another move in the future. Maybe even back to the burbs, but I don't think you will ever live the "suburban life" again. Anywho, what I wanted to say in this comment was...I was too late to vote for you for the 2006 Bloggies, but I would have.

Kate G