Monday, July 14, 2008

to all the girls i've spammed before...

isn't it sad when you expect your free email service to act more like your paid personal assistant? while i love the fact that my little yahoo pal ("liam") will automatically divert most junk into the trash, i still get frustrated that there doesn't seem to be any rhyme nor reason to the sorting. for instance, i consistently get emails that are labeled "confidencial" [NOT my spelling], or asking me to "confirm my won amount" [again.}

and somehow the good ones sometimes slip through to the dreaded underworld of SPAM. today i thought i might browse through the emails that didn't make the cut, and lo and behold, it turns out yahoo has been at it again!

i've been honored with an award... and i almost didn't know about it!!

arte y pico

thank you, courtney, for the pleasure of your kind favor (just kidding - i got that wording from one of those *other* emails!!) seriously, i am truly honored to be thought of as someone who has "creative ease."

according to the *official* website, arte y pico can be translated into a wonderful phrase in Mexico, “lo maximo.” (it will never find its counterpart in English, but if it HAD to, it would be something like, "Wow. The Best Art. Over the top.") [mostly not my words.] according to the tradition of passing along blog awards, here's the gist:

1. Pick 5 blogs that you consider deserving of this award for their creativity, design, interesting material, and also contribute to the blogging community, no matter what language.

2. Each award has to have the name of the author and a link to his/her blog to be visited by everyone.

3. Each award winner has to show the award and put the name and link to the blog that presented her/him with the award.

4. The award winner and one who has given the prize have to show the link of "Arte y Pico" blog so everyone will know the origin of this award.

5. Show these rules.

i feel a little on the spot to carry on the tradition of nominating 5 blogs, but here are 5 blogs that have inspired me over the past few years.

the nesting place
chez moi
sweet funky vintage

i hope you will find some inspiration there, as well. and, if you've sent me an email and i haven't responded, my apologies!! as soon as that $7.6 million is transferred into my account, i'm going to go right out and hire a new personal assistant!


Rebekah said...

hilarious! sometimes i think i should send out my resumes to foreign spammers and offer to write their emails for them. i'd make a killing! think of how many more people would fall for their ploys if the emails were at least written in proper english!

Kelly A. said...

Congrats on your award!

My yahoo account has been extra bad with the filtering lately. Must be in a slump.

Neighbor Jane Payne said...

Congrats, Lelly! What a funny post and closing line.

carlo said...

well deserved! :)

Holly said...

Yes, you and your perfect little bites of life blog are very deserving of that award!

Courtney said...

so glad you found your prize...finally! you so deserve it and I love ya for making me WANT to blog even when I just can't think of anything to write about :) are awesome!

patsy said...

How fun- so glad you didn't miss out on this!
your blog= so great!!

Cecilia said...

Congrats! That was a well deserved award!

Lucy said...

You do have a great blog and are a phenomenal blogger. Way to go.