But I was both surprised and (to complete the cliché: honored) that Same Life -- New Location showed up on a list of the 10 Best Expat Blogs About Mexico.
And great company it was for this little blog as it struggles to find its way to Melaque:
- Adventures of a Third World Shopkeeper
- Jesus de Monte
- Mexico Trucker
- Peeks at Mexico
- Same Life -- New Location
- Staring at Strangers
- Tales of Zapata Street
- Travels with Travis
- Zocalo de Mexican Folk Art
Of that group, I read seven whenever new posts appear. In fact, you will find them listed to the right of this post.
I do not know what the criteria were for selection. But the other blogs are extremely good, and I get a warm feeling just walking on the same red carpet with them.
On the other hand, I could probably come up with a list of blogs just as good.
What did not surprise was the limousine at the door with liveried footmen to escort me to the grand champagne award dinner. I say surprised -- because I am still waiting. In all fairness, though, I didn't expend any campaign money for the honor. And no cabinet positions come with the award.
Instead, I will sit home tonight alone, eat Sunday leftovers, and contemplate the state of man in a world of joy and woes.
Thank you, academy.