Friday, January 30, 2009

Lemonade Stand Forced to Close

“I think all bloggers should make a pact to let memes die a peaceful death.” – Jane Kennedy Sutton

I have the honor of receiving the "When life gives you lemons, make lemonade" award from both Joan De La Haye and Chester Campbell. At first I groaned. Then I read the ‘rules’ and learned that all I needed to do was pass it along to ten other blogs. That’s easy enough I thought, sighing in relief. I wouldn’t have to dig any family skeletons out of the closet or reveal more embarrassing facts about myself.

I didn’t want to be the one to cause a meme to die, but I can’t think of a single blog to honor with the award. It’s not because there are no worthy sites out there—I found plenty. Spending more time than I care to acknowledge, my search for a site that had not been named or that had not previously posted this cute little picture, came up empty. Being an introvert, I am not comfortable going to a complete stranger’s blog, tapping them in the comment section, and yelling, “Tag, you’re it!” as I dash away. So I’d like to offer my apologies for being the one responsible for running this nice little stand out of business.

If there is any blogger out there who hasn’t yet received this honor but would like to, please let me know. I will be happy to edit this blog to include you. Otherwise, will someone please let me know if I am expected to return the award to some cyberspace closet to collect dust and await a host that can follow the simple directions?

Thanks for stopping by.

Tags: lemonade award, Chester Campbell, Joan De La Haye, cyberspace, tag, meme,


Helen said...

There are actually rules if a person decides to refuse to accept or pass on a meme or tag. In such case, a blogger must:
1. Drink a cup of coffee or tea, or even lemonade,
2. Twirl around in their desk chairs twice, or if their desk chair does not twirl, then they must walk around the chair two rotations,
3. Kiss a living thing, be it spouse, child, cat, dog, lizard or plant,
and 4. Actually, there is no 4. That's it, just 1 through 3.

Helen Ginger

Anonymous said...

Been there got that and have the T-shirt - lol

Awards are okay, but a bit overdone lately seems to me. I can't keep all the awards up on my main page, too many & cluttered so I rotate them a few at a time.

But kudos, Jane - shows your blog is being recognized and appreciated!

Bluestocking said...

LOL!! I'm alawys the last to be nominated. I don't posst them on the front if my blog though. It wrecks the décor.

Jane Kennedy Sutton said...

Thanks for the list of rules, Helen - I've followed each one of them. Now I should be able to sleep again at night!

Jane Kennedy Sutton said...

Thanks for the kudos, Marvin. I like your idea of rotating the awards. I'll have to see if I can figure out how to do that.

Katie Hines said...

I got tagged once, too, and let it die on my end. Part of the reason, no matter how fun, was I simply don't have a lot of time to do things like that. BUT I did learn a lot about other writers, so it was fun.

Anonymous said...

Love Helen's response.

I'm letting the meme's die this weekend, after I post the "25 Random Things About Me." That one at least seemed like a little fun to me. I won't tag anybody else, though.

kriswaldherr said...

Jane, I had a similar reaction: appreciated the meme, but just feel too shy to pass it on -- especially since I passed a different meme on not too long ago.

Christina, I liked the 25 things meme. It was very interesting to read things about people that I thought I knew well.

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