Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Your Monday Photo Shoot: On Tuesday Or Even Wednesday Rated PG-13

"If being sane is thinking there's something wrong with being different...I'd rather be completely fucking mental."

-Angelina Jolie

Monday Photo Shoot: Post a photo of an award, plaque or certificate.



Our friend Karen, Mavarin, came up with a wonderful idea, which was to post a special subject for the completely underappreciated, and terribly overworked John Scalzi, AOL Journal Land's very own beloved BLOGFATHER. :) So, in honor of his recent win of the John W. Campbell award, this week's "Your Monday Photo Shoot," is to post a photo of an award, plaque or certificate. Our entries can be posted at John's blog, Karen's blog or at at both!

Well, see, I have won things, but never something which awarded me a statue, a certificate, plaque or the such. I have won a scrapbooking contest, which gave me a $10:00 gift certificate, and a mention at the stationary store where it was held. I won a diamond necklace from Sear's. LOL. I won a bottle of Champaign and a certificate for free Martinizing, but that was when I was in the 1st grade, back when children were allowed to win alcohol. Don't worry I didn't drink it, I gave it to my old kindergarten teacher. LOL. Still...as a grown up lady...I have never won an award. Came close though...I was nominated six times for a AOL Journal Land "Excellence in Journaling" award...lost all 6 nominations! ROFL. Losing that perfectly should really be rewarded with a certificate or something. Tee Hee. But it seems I can't win for losing. LOLOLOLOL

So, I suppose the closest thing to falling into the required criteria for this assignment would be the many, many, many certificates I have received over the years for having "successfully completed" all the various psychological programs required of me, after having either stressed myself out, or gone insane. LOL. Thank goodness I always enjoyed school, because I always stuck with my One-on-One classes, Group Therapies, MAP Groups (Managing Anxiety & Panic) Intensive Out-Paitent Therapy, and Adult Day-Care. Yep, I have been THAT nuts. LOL.

There were too many "certificates of completion," to scan and post, so I created one tonight, and framed it, so that it could be used as the official "What The Hell Happened," award. I know the print in the photo is a little small, trust me, you always want to read the fine print, so here is what my award says...

The Ondine Award or "THE WHAT THE HELL HAPPENED" Certificate.

This certifies that CARLY has completed years of Therapy, Group Therapy, Intensive Out-Patient Therapy, and...Adult Day Care!

"It's been lovely, but I have to scream now!"

Give her, I mean ME, a round of applause! And some Graham crackers. Man, Adult Day Care rocked! Good times, good times! :)

-OndineMonet
"Good Times Never Seemed So Good"
Berkeley, California
August 29th, 2006
Evening

5 comments:

Karen Funk Blocher said...

That is totally wonderful, you delightfully silly person, you! - K.

julie said...

*gives round of applause*

I love that!

Kelly said...

you are so wrong - that was NOT lame! you go girl!

Nancy said...

Well now, I think the best awards..or should I say, REwards, come from completing anything that has to do with self-growth...and you've done many. Although to be honest, I don't think we ever truly complete that path, now, do we?
So I want you to know how much I admire you...in many ways. Keep growing...the awards/rewards are endless, my friend.

Nancy

Pamela said...

I love your certificate! All that you went through made you who you are now..and I love who you are, Carly!
Pamela