Despite what my tweets may suggest, awkwardly observing people is not the ONLY reason I like to go to the gym after work– It’s actually a great opportunity to scroll through any mobile notifications I may have missed throughout the day, and can easily be done whilst hanging my panting, pizza-infused body over the rails of a stairmaster.
Yesterday, I was only a couple minutes into this process when this popped up:
I was all kinds of intrigued– What does it mean to be “IN:” In trouble? In Sync? In Indiana? I scrolled to the top of the feed and saw that the BlogHer ’14 Voices of the Year had been announced— and by some stroke of magic…
I’ve received the VOTY People’s Choice Award for Humor, HUZZAH!
Except it wasn’t really a stroke of magic– You guys made this happen by voting for me in a time crunch after I procrastinated for over a month and then submitted just days before the deadline. Out of 2500 submissions, I managed to receive one of only four People’s Choice Awards, due entirely to the fact that I have the most kick-ass readers on the whole of the interwebs. I remember a handful of you chronicling your half hour BlogHer registration battle and feeling an indulgent mix of guilt and appreciation that you were willing to go through so much trouble.
I honestly don’t know how to thank you, and I’m wracking my brain for an appropriate response. I recall making some sweeping promise that I would share a video of myself on Ambien from when I was living in China and thought it made perfect sense to explain my existence using various props I found in my bedroom. Somehow that doesn’t seem like enough.
For now, I leave you with this painfully awkward explanation of my feelings:
I had to upload it to Facebook because I’m pretty sure it’s in violation of YouTube’s copyright policies and you know me– I just love following rules.
ALSO: Don’t miss these fellow VOTY winners: Angelle, Darcy Perdu, Outmanned Mommy, Roshni, Menopausal Mother, and Vikki Caflin. I am looking forward to meeting so many of you this summer and I’m going to go shoe shopping ASAP so I can find some that won’t lead to me falling on my arse in front of a huge group of people. For those of you who won’t be at BlogHer, please keep an eye out for Aussa’s VagaBlogger Commune, coming to an open field near you.
Thank you again, so much– you really are my favorite people. That’s not just something I say when I run out of words at the end of a video.
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