My friend Lisa, who I met when we both worked in a bookstore and has since pursued a secondary life as an artist, says that we all need "a secret life" or a passion outside of our career.
I believe that when you do a creative endeavor, like sculpting, painting, or writing, you really have to do it for yourself first. And as much as I love when people read this blog, and am a total comment whore, I really do it for myself first.
Still, self-winding as I am, we all love a little love, and this week I got a whack of that, when alfred lives here was one of five blogs shortlisted as best LGBTQ (lesbian gay bisexual trans queer) weblog in Canada.
I grinned for hours after seeing this. I saw it on twitter, cuz that's where all the fresh news is. So huge thanks to the CWAs for this vote of confidence. And thanks too for the ginormous spinach feta pizza... wait, that wasn't you?
What is this award? From the awards website: The Canadian Weblog Awards promote good weblogs of all genres from across Canada... The Canadian Weblog Awards are about quality not popularity, so there is no public vote. Each weblog is judged by a volunteer jury against a set of criteria.
Am I gonna win? I am guessing not. I am not that lucky. It would be so totally cool though. Cuz they send you a shiny new car when you win! Uh, wait, that's not right...?
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