Since I don’t have an agent or a PR department, I have no choice but to shamelessly promote myself (see award #4). I think there is a blog badge or button coming at some point; I’ll proudly post it here when it arrives.
If you’re in the Chicago area (or want an excuse to be) and would like to attend the awards banquet and ceremony on April 18, click here for tickets. Presenters and VIP guests include Michelle Malkin, John Fund, Stephen Moore, Mary Katherine Ham, Paul Jacob, and Joe the Plumber (yes, really!)
A quote in honor of Sam Adams, the namesake of the award:
“It does not take a majority to prevail, but rather an irate and tireless minority keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men.”
The award-bestowing Sam Adams Alliance is a 501(c)(3) “To Do Tank” based in Chicago. They educate, inform, and empower citizens about important political issues through New Media tools (blogs, wikis, Google groups, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, etc.) Among other things, they created Blogivists: the platform/server upon which this blog was started.
I do realize this isn’t the Grammys and that the Thank Yous are the most boring part of any awards event…but in addition to a general “thanks” to my readers and fellow bloggers, I would like to specifically acknowledge a few people for their support of this blog:
- My mom, Anne, who nurtured my love of the English language via weekly stacks of books from the local library and who points out my typos before anyone else sees them
- My husband and best friend, The Venerable Mr. Crum, who turned an independent “I’ll-never-get-married” girl into a very happy wife and who makes me yummy snacks when I’m blogging and forget to eat
- My mother-in-law, Angie, who has become a good friend and blesses me constantly with her kind words (and occasional blog comments)
- Our 3 terrific kids – Kayela, Gavin, and Kylee – who have brought much love and laughter into my life
- My uncles David and Tommy, who cheer me on from afar (both are that rare breed: staunch New England conservatives)
- My mentor and friend, Chuck Muth, who suggested that I start blogging and pointed me to Blogivists, and who has played a part in nearly every good thing that has happened for me in Nevada media and politics
- Tiffany Anderson, Charlene Ragsdale, Carrie Hawkins, Carol Schultz, and Darci Dubreuil, who are as faithful in cheerleading as in friendship
- And finally, for the presence of all these incredible people in my life, and the successes of the past year, my humble thanks goes to The Man Upstairs. I surely don’t deserve the many blessings God has rained down upon me. His grace is just amazing.