So what's the deal?...I'm not Jewish enough to be nominated for a J-Blog award?
I realize I'm new to all of this...but I noticed there IS an award for best new blogger.
All the blogs I read are busy boasting their nominations for the J-Blog awards.
When and where are these awards being held, anyway? Will Joan Rivers be "doing" the redcarpet? Do I need to buy a gown (and be prepared to tell Joan "who I'm wearing")?
When I created this as a fake blog last June (you know, so I could go around the blogoshere giving my 2 cents), I had no idea that I would end up in the company of mostly Orthodox Jews.
It all started when I began reading Robert Avrech's beautifully written Seraphicpress.com. He began by writing about the death of his wonderful son, Ariel. His honest and mesmorizing writings had me hooked immediately. Robert's blog has since turned into a forum for many things...the "screenplay-like" love story of he and his wife, as well as many political postings, which... well, as Robert knows...we just won't go there!
From there, I was introduced to TorontoPearl, who kindly befriended and guided me into this unknown territory of blogging. She has been my mentor, teaching me about the life and many traditions of Orthodox Jews. And, just like the commercial..."you tell two friends, and so on and so on..." I suddenly found myself immersed in a world I had no prior knowledge of upon entering the world of blogs.
Now I'm about as far away from being an Orthodox Jew as they come...so you can imagine how eye-opening it has been for me to see another way of life, within my own religion.
(Thank goodness for Neil Kramer and Danny Miller...who remind me everyday, there are still Jews out there like me...not so religious, but definitely bound by culture).
Of course, Psychotoddler and Dr. Bean have taught me that you can be a really funny, heartwarming and politically aware Orthodox Jew...something I hadn't known before.
And so, although I'm new to all of this, I really thought that perhaps my writings had already begun to overwhelm you, hook you in, teach you great lessons in life, and just prove that, although not Orthodox... I can be a really funny, heartwarmimg, and politically aware (okay, maybe not so much political) Jew too!
To all the nominees...break a leg...afterall, just being NOMINATED is an honor, right?
As soon as anyone can tell me where and when these awards are being held...PLEASE, let me know...
I have the perfect " little black Calvin Klein number" on hold at Nordstrom's.