Wednesday, February 15, 2006

More obnoxious bragging

Might as well get all the rest of the obnoxious bragging out of the way in one day.



Florida Cracker told me back in December, "Hey, I was in Borders today and there was a book, 'Blogosphere, Best of Blogs'. You were in there!"

I thought he'd been eating bad mushrooms. The book wasn't due to be published until February! But then, because I'm vain and nosy, I researched and found that the book had been available as a special to Borders in November. I pre-ordered from Amazon (we don't have Borders here) and just got the book. I was in there! (Sorry for casting aspersions on your sanity, FC.)

I noticed that some of my blog friends are in it too. (If I were writing the book you'd all have been in there!) There's also a blog to go with the book, of course. (Plus extra material.)

I'm in the "Garden Diaries" section. So, that's at least twice now that I've been able to convince people that I know something about gardening...



when really, I don't!

I erased the last names to protect the innocent. I noticed that there's no date, but it's hot off the presses... I just graduated.

I still have almost everything to learn about gardening. But I highly recommend the Master Gardener course. It's one of the most fun things I've ever done. Plus, it's a fantastic way to make friends in a new place.

OK, no more obnoxious bragging for a while, I promise.

21 comments:

TheTwinkie said...

Hey!

I got your email! Thanks! Mom says that I can use one of my gift cards to buy it!

Twinks ;)

LauraHinNJ said...

Congrats on your graduation. Better get busy on those hours!! (Can you guess that I'm an MG too?)

LauraP said...

WTG! Now you're a certified expert. I've wanted to do the master gardener course for years. It only seems to be offered an hour or more away at a time that's impossible for me.

Sabine said...

Congratulations! Both news are very impressive!

Rurality said...

Hey Twinks, I was happy to see you in the book too!

Laura H, I'm working on it already! Twenty hours will seem like a breeze compared to 40. :)

LauraP, petition for a class closer to you! They were not going to have any more classes in our county after the one I took, but they ended up getting enough students who wanted it, so the program lives on...

Thanks Sabine!

I Gallop On said...

Very cool. Congrats. I will check out that book.

Hick said...

Congratulations! You deserve it.

Floridacracker said...

I was beginning to doubt myself, as I have never seen the book again since that day Christmas shopping.
Congrats on both things!

yllstonewolf said...

YAY!!! you deserve it! i love your journal!

weldergirl said...

Hey! Congratulations! I have really enjoyed your blog.

Lacy said...

yay! Congratulations! Oooooh, you're in a book! If your blog gets too busy, do those of us that are "pre-book" get a priority pass?

Sharfa said...

Can I say: It's about time! Completely deserved, in my humble opinion. Congrats!

Like Lacy, I feel like the whole world is now privy to my own secret goldmine. No cutting, we were here first! (I know, I'm being selfish.)

I've been a long time gardener but have never even thought about a Master Gardener course. Feel like sharing your experience about becoming a "Master Gardener"?

TurtleHeart said...

Congrats! You deserve to do a little bragging! Go YOU!!

threecollie said...

Congratulations on both counts! good for you.

Rurality said...

Lacy have no fear... I don't think it's gonna come to that!

But thanks everybody. :) It really was a treat, even though I know I'm just the lucky recipient of being linked from a few very good blogs.

Sharfa I'll try to write about the MGs in more detail. Remind me if I forget. :)

Jenn said...

"I'll try to write about the MGs in more detail. Remind me if I forget. :)"

Hey, we will. I'm curious too.

And thanks for the email the other day. I really need to get busy, huh?

Clare said...

well deserved rurality. Well deserved.

farmgirl said...

Congratulations! And thanks for letting me know I'm in the book, too. Made my day. ; )

TheTwinkie said...
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TheTwinkie said...

Sorry about that. Bumped the wrong button.

Just wanted to say that I got the book and it's really cool!

Twinks ;)

Rurality said...

Thanks y'all. As you can see, I'm trying to tell other people who are in it too, if I read their blogs, but I haven't read the whole book yet and I may have missed some.