Thursday, July 02, 2009

Oh wow. And I mean oh wow.

And I really mean oh fokken wow.

Wow.

Thank you so much Blogger!

There are no words.

For now.

Since it's 5AM and I'm gearing up to go to the airport in Funland in order to embark on a yet another epic journey into the heart of the outskirts of Africa that will take me through Stockholm (who wouldn't want to), Copenhagen (12 hours - Thanks for that hubby), and Zurich (they better have a Starbucks). If they let me on board that is. In Finland you should not smile like a loon at 5AM. Or at all. Because it's Finland.

Here I came Jo'burg. And I am feeling good.

51 comments:

Elliot said...

I thought I'd tell you that I really like the photograph of the giraffe you're using as your banner while I'm stopping by. Nice blog and congrats on making Blogs of Note.

-Elliot
http://theblushingcrow.blogspot.com/

Optimistic Pessimist said...

You so deserve to be a BoN... you've always been a BoN to me, and that's not just the wine talking. I would totally write that even if I were sober right now.

craftymug said...

Congratulations on Blog of Note. Your new journey sounds wonderful! Have a fabulous time.

tippyrich said...

Congrats on Blog of Note, I would think your were wonderful even if I were sober too. Vodka perspective is very clear and precise however. ♥

The Fragrant Muse said...

Absolutely deserved. Congratulations Extranjera!

♥ Braja said...

Well done being a blog of note. Which note? :)

Did they tell you beforehand, btw?

Just Jules said...

Oh, I knew I had good taste. Glad Blogger does too :)

So well earned. Time for more wine, never enough excuses for wine!

Cyndy said...

What was that you were telling me about Karma? BoN. Very cool. Congrats!

GÜSS is speechless. That shows how totally amazing this is!

wv: djawsis: the condition in which one's jaw is stuck open from being totally struck with awe and happiness. Usage: The news of your BoN gave me djawsis. I've read the only cure is champagne...

jociegal said...

I have actually stumbled upon your blog before and found it really entertaining. Thanks you for the great stories and the glimpse into your life, which is so different than mine, which I love.

Take care!

Janet said...

confokkengratulations! ;) (sorry, i don't usually talk like that but this is one of those moments where i must make an exception!) you rock!

V said...

whatever happened to people being mentioned in a blog of note and not thanking?


i thought this was a blog about a person not having direction, based on the title, blah...false advertisement

julochka said...

oh yay!! my nomination worked!!! big, huge congratulations!!!

spudballoo said...

Fantastic! Huge congratualtions, so well deserved. Ooof that journey sounds stinky, good luck and may the STarbucks be with you.

The Site Aggregator said...

just recently joined but i can see why blogger picked you :) congratulations!

B said...

Yay!!!!!!!!!!!!! So well deserved! I knew it'd happen! :)

Maverick Malone said...

How interesting! Cool blog :) I've always wanted to travel...never have yet, though. Safe trip through Stockholm, etc. Can't wait to see what's next :)

xox, mavi

Catja said...

Hello :) how are you? You have a very cute blog. / a swedish girl

The villager: said...

Nice blog. Well done.

blessingsgoddess said...

Congratulations !

B said...

Hey too cool! Good on you and safe journeys.

kristina said...

congratulations, babe! you fokken rock! and have a safe trip!
xox
K

S. said...

Good for you! :)
The smiling part sounds exactly like Estonia. I went to the marketplace today to boy these wonderful pastries from an Armenian lady and a guy who must have been her brother, told me I'm a beautiful girl. You don't do that in Estonia, by no means. That's why it made my day :)
So go on and smile as much as you want!

Jelica said...

Congrats! Totally well deserved.

wwwkwata.blogspot.com said...

ku njani baba, ku thini? congrats for being noticed.bravo
wwwkwata.blogspot.com

Molly said...

Congrats you!
And welcome home. Africa awaits you with open arms. And probably some freezing weather. And maybe some chancers.
And probably a few hadeda's, and some lovely Joburg sunsets. And some balmy winter days.
And definitely with lots of smiles
:)

Tender Branson said...

Enjoy your foray through Scandinavia. Love the banner at the type of the page.

John Morris said...

Have fun and watch out for the bugs!

McGillicutty said...

Congrats... I always feel a little behind 'cos the euro contingent gets their say first and I am just waking up!!! Great news, get home safely!!!
Ali.

Fidgeting Gidget said...

Yippee!! I'm so proud of you, too! Now, have safe travels (and I hope they DO have Starbucks), and get back to your little nook in Jo'burg. :)

Даня said...

Great!

My name is Erin. said...

OMG! You made Blog of Note!!! That's fokken amazing!!! Congrats! Though I'm sure that now with the zillion readers you'll have that you won't have as much time to reply to us in the comments. I might miss that part. If you keep replying to us mini-bloggers, you'll never get that novel finished.

I look forward to each and everyone of your posts. You deserve the recognition.

P.S. Look for my all things Finnish posting coming soon. It was partially inspired by you! XO

Jill of All Trades said...

Congrats on Blog of Note. Carla

corticoWhat said...

WOW! I feel like one of my friends just got a part in an Ovaltine commercial! Congrats

Vancouver's Enviro Girl said...

YAY FOR MY (sorta) SISTER! She rocks, and is cool and is so extremely worthy of this award. And if she ever gets out of the CPH airport and does not have to live forever at SB, you will all see why!

caroldiane said...

this is so great - it is like a friend winning an Academy Award (okay, it is for the foreign short animated film category - but it is a huge award...) - glad that your fantastic writing has been recognized!! xo

rxBambi said...

Just one of your many fans wanting to say Congrats, you really are fokken awesome!

laiza said...

Wow! I totally enjoyed your blog. You deserved to be in the BoN. Nice reading through your everyday adventures. Great photos by the way.

Rosemildo Sales Furtado said...

Hello! Congratulations to you, because you have a beautiful blog. If you put a translator, will be much easier for everyone to understand and comment on texts.

Abraços,

Furtado.

Ah! Have a nice trip.

wiyono said...

wah mantab sekali ini dari indonesia silahkan commennt a back

Allen said...

Wow! a fellow South African on the 'Blogs of Note' List!

Well done!
*proud*

Ah, no where like SA! ^^

Amy said...

Congrats on Blogs of Note!

www.achuisle.blogspot.com

sähläri said...

Moi you fellow Finlandian!
Just stopped to say congrats for the great giraffe pic!

Polly said...

Wow! Well done! Now I know two blog-of-note bloggers in person, how cool is that!!

Totally deserved, congratulations!

Have a safe trip!!

julochka said...

so excited to see your numbers rising...it was 188 when i left home around 1 p.m. to see you at the airport and when i got home at 23:00, 261. yay for a very deserved BoN! :-)

Sandy K. said...

I decided to check out the Blogs of Note, and found your enticing title. Followed it. Found the giraffe. Signed on to follow your blog. It will take me a while to catch up:)- but I'm becoming so addicted to blogging that this shouldn't be a problem. My novel? ah yes...my novel. That's another story.

bumblebeesies said...

do you actually travel for a living?i actually dont get what you do. but it seems like you do absolutely nothing and that seems like fun.
I guess this is one of the inane ones.

Brian Miller said...

congrats on Blog of Note. love the header. off to check a bit deeper and hang out a bit.

Blogger Tutorial said...

that's great...really happy for you...^_^

kristine said...

see, this is what hapens when you threaten to not blog!! congrats! k

Mrs.Rotty said...

I was just checking blogs of not and i was all like "i know her"! as if i actually knew you. hehe. congrats! you totally deserve the honor.

Pattern and Perspective said...

That's awesome. Congrats.