Sunday, February 28, 2010

I Feel Pretty, Oh So Pretty

..."Representing the United States of America, gold medalist BLissed-Out Grandma." I mount the medal stand and bend down so the prince of Monaco can place the medal around my neck. I free my flowing blond locks--er, dangly earrings--from the ribbon and accept the understated green bouquet. I sing along to the Star-Spangled Banner (does nobody do that any more?), wipe a tear, then wave jubilantly to the cheering crowd.

* snap *

Okay, I'm back from my Olympic daydream to tell you about a different award, bestowed upon me by the lovely Allyson at Magnolias and Mimosas. I feel like a "glob" today, but let's focus on the "gorgeous" part instead. Thank you, thank you. I'm passing this award to Ms Sparrow, one of my very first followers, who often sees the beauty in things but sometimes needs to be reminded of her own!

Speaking of beauty, here is Mr. March from Maine. Specifically, he is Bernie Lontine, who promises "coverage for everything" through his insurance agency. The calendar is produced by the Greater York Region Chamber of Commerce and supports area nonprofits. It came to me through a giveaway by Eva at Wrestling with Retirement.

And speaking of Olympic daydreams, I am a little sad to see the winter games end. The figure skating--my major reason for setting up in front of the TV--was fabulous. The skiing and snowboarding and speedskating ranged from amusing to amazing. The Opening Ceremonies had that stunning k. d. lang rendition of "Hallelujah," and the Closing Ceremonies had--huh? William Shatner? Okay, they had some lame moments, but you gotta love that they opened by making fun of the torch malfunction during the Opening Ceremonies! With a mime pretend-pulling the missing part of the torch up out of the ground! The Canadians have a great sense of modesty and humor. And I want their national anthem. It's beautiful, peaceful, and fun to sing.

22 comments:

Respectfully Yours said...

Congrats on your award. Well deserved. Have a great Monday.

Matthew said...

The award's a killer. Well done to you. :)

Kat said...

Enjoyed the whole post. I also loved the ice skating and the hockey, even though we ONLY took the silver! What's wrong with that? Anyway, I was a bit disappointed in the closing ceremony as well. Guess they were ready to move on to other things. But it was great entertainment for the past two weeks. You are funny and write so well.

IndigoWrath said...

Hey Blissed-Out! I've still got yesterday's events to catch up on, but I'm missing it already. The BBC HD coverage in the UK has been outstanding. It's been nice to have some positive news to watch, too. Indigo

DJan said...

I loved the entire Olympics. We even got some "bump" in traffic here on the other side of the border from them, and I really enjoyed the hockey game yesterday! It was great to see it end on a positive note after the beginning... and congrats on your award, BTW! You are definitely a GLOB!

JenJen said...

Nice job! and? *snap* is cracking me up. Stealing that.

Allyson said...

Oh Canada...I feel more than just a little bad about the fact that every time I hear it, I STILL think of "South Park: The Movie"...yeah...that's bad. I totally missed the closing ceremonies...but glad there was some humor. I love a country that can poke fun at themselves.
Also? I'm so glad you shared Mr. March..because y'know..I kinda thought you would forget. *yeah right*

Marion Williams-Bennett said...

Congratulations on your well-deserved award! It sure is beautiful here!

And thanks for Mr. March! I grew up in Maine, and it's so lovely to see our state so well, um, represented!

Thanks!

Far Side of Fifty said...

I came by to see Mr march..needless to say ..he did not light my fire:)
I have also been enjoying the Olympics..and have enjoyed the re broadcasts in the middle of the night.. I fell asleep and missed the closing ceremony..oh well. I did think that we played a great Hockey game..but I was happy for Canada:)

Golden To Silver Val said...

Congratulations on your well-deserved award...you are, indeed, a gorgeous lady of blogging. Keep smiling....it makes everyone wonder what you've been up to.

Julie Magers Soulen said...

I was sad to see the Olympics end too. Isn't it fun to imagine what if I were racing down that hill.... Oh well. LOL

Cheers!
Julie
Julie Magers Soulen Photography
Blog of Note

WhisperingWriter said...

Congrats on your award!

Jeanie said...

Congratulations on your well deserved award. I have to admit that I got a little Olympic fatigue before it was over, but there were great, fun to watch moments.

Kathy said...

Congrats on the award. I enjoyed the Olympics. Love the skiing and speed skating. Short track is amazing!!

Colleen said...

I agree about the Canadian national anthem. By the end of the Olympics I knew most of the words and was sining along.

Also, when Amy Williams from GBR won gold in skeleton, I wondered, Why are they playing "My Country Tis of Thee?"

I really must get out more.

gayle said...

Congrats to you!!

Midlife Jobhunter said...

Congrats on your award. Also, I enjoyed the Olympics. Ice skating, ski jumping, downhill racing. Oh, to be in such great shape. And now, back to nothing on TV. Perhaps I'll get back to my books.

Ms Sparrow said...

Thank you, dear Blissed, for the unexpected honor! But, have you seen my latest blog? It's about my water heater!

I'm thinking that giving me this award says more about what a kind, generous person you are than it does about my blog. In any case, I hope to merit the GLOB award and pass it along to other bloggers of distinction!

I am Harriet said...

Hi there.
I love your GLOB!
Stopping by via SITS to say hello.
Enjoy the rest of your day!

Harriet

Daniel Dragomirescu said...

I appreciate your blog. All my best wishes!

Daniel D. Peaceman, writer and editor

UberGrumpy said...

Well, I came for my dose of 'Blissed Out Grandma Cheers Me Up' and as usual you deliver!

William Shatner? Missed that. Extraordinary

Gramma Roxanne said...

Just saying hello from a Canadian that couldn't watch the Olympics no tv service out here in my neck of the woods unless you can afford a fancy dancy satellite dish.

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