Tuesday, July 24, 2007

A Schmoozer? Me?

Drunk Mummy has awarded me this Schmooze Award! I feel quite honored and am also speechless! I'm a schmoozer? Me? Really? I never would have thought. I always thought of Schmoozers to be the type of people that snake their way into the hottest parties and hob-nob with the best of them to be able to get what they want. I see Schmoozers as successful people who rely on others to float them and pay their way. The American Heritage Dictionary defines Schmooze as Slang: To converse casually, especially in order to gain an advantage or make a social connection. In that case, I guess I am a schmoozer because I DO want to make a social connection to you. But in no way am I snaking around looking to gain an advantage.

Drunk Mummy said this about me: "Jenny at Mountain Mama, who has such a warm, conversational style, you feel that you are sitting right next to her, at the kitchen table of her lovely mountain home. Download the shiny badge, Jenny, and enjoy!" I feel giddy reading that and hope that many of you feel the same way, feeling welcome to sit at my kitchen table with a plate of home made jam and bread with cold iced tea (or hot if you lean that way). If there is any kind of schmoozing I do, I do it with food. I love to cook and bake and usually make all the food when when we have parties. I try to make it different every time and love to see the happy people enjoying my food. If I did my schmoozing right, you'll help yourself to washing the pile of dishes sitting on the counter!

Thank you Drunk Mummy for your thoughtfulness and for this award. I have many to whom I would like to pass this on to, but will only pick one.. This Schmoozing Award goes to.. (drum roll please).. Dj Kirkby of Exquisite Dreams. She has been schmoozing her soon-to-be former boss and co-workers for a smooth release to a new job and I think she could use the encouragement. Her blog is one I read daily and enjoy when she responds to my comments, making me feel like a friend. A Schmoozer, indeed! :o) Paste this pretty badge on your blog and just ooze with Schmooze! Enjoy!

4 comments:

DJ Kirkby said...

OMG! I really wanted this one too, so thank you! I have presented you with an award as well but you beat me to it as today is wordless wednessday and so the award posting isnt going up until Tomorrow.

Krissie said...

Congrats, Jenny, on connecting socially so successfully! ;)

Dana said...

Congrats, girl!

jenny said...

Dj-- I aim to please!! :o) Looking forward to your posting to see what it is you are awarding me with! Til then..

Krissie and Dana-- Thank you, thank you!!