I was standing at the deli case at Woolworths when I learned that I’d made Kidspot’s Voices of 2013 top 100 bloggers list. I can’t remember for sure, but I suspect I made an involuntary squeaking noise when I read the email. I'm pretty sure I kept most of the cereal aisle amused with my end of the animated conversation I had with Bearhands. I know for a fact, I was so distracted by the news that I bought top loader washing powder for my front loading machine. But that’s nothing compared to what happened next. Standing between deodorant and toothpaste, I fired off an email to the Editor of Kidspot:
"I’m flawed to have made the list and am thrilled to accept my position – thank you."
Yep. Flawed. Not floored mind you. I’m flawed - totally unnecessary to have bought this to Samantha’s attention; my spelling did it for me.
I was pretty embarrassed when I discovered what I’d done. Way more embarrassed than I was in 1995 upon realising I’d mis-buttoned my dress, half way through a soliloquy about the birds and the bees at a speaking competition. Still this is way less embarrassing than the day my Mother extended an arm and smiled “You must be Richard” at a bloke called Graeme who’d just dropped me home in the early noughties.
So, I'm off to a good start in the competition. My three favourite posts are over on my profile page on the Village Voices site. Please head over and check them out, then pop back here are reassure me that you've done something equally embarrassing. Deal?
what do you think about the three posts I chose?
do you have a favourite that didn't make the list?
is your spelling flawed?