She Earned Each and Every Rhinestone, The Hard Way!

Recently I have become acquainted with Karen of My Microscopic Life. She is a grad student in the great state of Iowa, and hangs out on the internets with good people like Weaselmomma, Nonna, and Oh Captain.

In checking my sitemeter as I obsessively do ten to fifteen times each day do every now and then, I started to see that someone from the Ames, Iowa area seemed to be reading my archives. All of them, as in EVERY. SINGLE. MONTH. That’s like, four hundred and something posts.

But that’s not all, folks. She left comments. Not hundreds of comments, but a comment here and there all along the way. I had to go back and moderate them because I changed my settings to “Moderate comments more than 30 days old” when that juvenile delinquent got all critical about my M&M post, in order to head off jacka$$ comments before any went up. (They didn’t even bother. Shew.)

Anyway, I was already planning to surprise her with an award, but when I got out of bed on Thursday night with a shoulder soreness (from working out) that was seriously getting in the way of my sleep, I checked my blogroll and found this little goody waiting for me. Click it. Read it, because it’s a great post, but if you’re lazy or short on time, just look at her pictures. She drew that tiara on her swim cap, people. Totally blew me away.

Anyway, Karen, YOU are truly a tiara-wearing blogger in more ways than one. And so I hereby present you with this official award that you can post proudly on your blog. Post it in good health, my child. Wear it proudly!



  • Jennifer

    Ha!! I had never read those posts before (the m&m's or the critic one). Maybe your critic should read my last post about totos and tutus. Hmmm…wonder what he'd think of THAT!

  • Michelle

    Wowww. That’s really impressive. I’m so not worthy to be a stalker. That ALMOST makes me want to do water aerobic. Almost.

  • The Microblogologist

    Melisa, you are so sweet, thanks =)! I am glad the lighting and distance made the crappy drawing look good, close up and with decent light it does not look that impressive, hehe. I’ll make you one if you do water aerobics with me when I hopefully move back to the Chitown area, we’ll be so stylin’.

    Jennifer: THAT is why I have blog OCD, those are great posts I would have missed out of had I not read her archives. They are so going to make a rehab program for blog addicts one of these days, lol!

    Michelle: Thanks =). You should totally try water aerobics, it is a lot of fun and a great full body workout that combines strength training with the aerobic aspect into one workout and so you have more time to read blogs and eat cookie dough (or is that just me?). And you don’t have to dress as funny looking as I do, just don’t wear a low cut top/bikini ;).

  • nonnasnonsense

    damn. i don’t think my dr. believed me the other day when i told her about my memory problems but i went and read micro’s post and it was totally brand new to me. then i read the comments and i was a commenter already. that was only TEN days ago and i don’t even remember it. at all. *sigh* i think i’m getting old timer’s disease (that’s what the idiots in TN call alzheimer’s)