Oh yeah, and it’s possible I promised a few of you ponies.
Well, it appears flattery and groveling and free ponies totally work with you guys. (I mean, come on now, of course it worked! Who doesn’t like a little flattery and a few free ponies?)
On Monday, I found out that I won the award for the Best Asian Weblog. And let me tell you that was no easy feat as I had to beat out some pretty fierce competition.
(Yes, that is a photo I took of my computer screen because I still don’t know how to take a screenshot even though a lot of you told me how to do it last time. But I’m not really very good at following directions… or understanding directions which happen to use fancy high-tech words like “double-click” and “computer screen.” Besides, I’d like to think my winning this award is just proof that you all love me just the way I am – namely, hopeless.)Needless to say, I’ve been pretty pumped ever since I found out about my win.
This is even more exciting than the time I won that box of freeze-dried fish after running my first 5K race in Japan. (Don’t be too impressed. Everyone won a box of freeze-dried fish at that race. I suspect this was a ploy to lure as many race participants as possible. And I’m thinking it probably worked. I mean, who wouldn’t want a whole box of freeze-dried fish… besides, umm, me, that is?)Of course, I couldn’t have done this without you.
Now, I would really love to pay you all back in some way for all your support and votes and encouragement. But, sadly, the award does not come with any kind of cash payment or even a shiny statue that I can try to trade in for stuff.
So, I’ve been racking my brain for the past couple days trying to think of a suitable token of my appreciation.
And this is what I came up with:
(Yes, that is my couch in the background. I felt it only right that it was included. And, yes, indeedy, I am wearing my bathrobe. Because, sure, I could have dressed up for a fancy victory photo-shoot but I’d hate for you to think I’d already gone changing on you.)
Thank you, guys.
You’re pretty much the bestest.