Saturday, October 3, 2009

The Blogman Badge

CR Ward over at nominated me for the Blogman Badge! apparently, you must go through a series of rites in order to post this on your blog:

1. Tell us your favorite superhero and why
2. Copy the badge and post it to your blog
3. Present the badge to five other worthy bloggers
4. Post links to five people you nominate
5. Let your nominees know they've been chosen

To perform the First Rite:

So - to perform the first rite: I shall tell you of my deep affection for Wonder Woman. Yes. She of the American Flag turned Bustier. She not only had an invisible plane and the lasso of truth, but the strength of the Amazon, the gifts given her by Aphrodite, man-killing beauty, and bracelets... that could repel bullets. Her accessories did not define her, they made her look good, and they kicked ass, too!

I think my love of Wonder Woman had to do with the simple fact that she was a brunette. I know how stupid this sounds, but hear me out. I had an older, beautiful sister with pale, perfect skin, blonde hair and blue eyes. In the seventies, this was the definition of beauty. They were everywhere, and anywhere there was a blonde, there was a mousy brunette (often with glasses, another of my afflictions) standing in her shadow. Charlie’s Angels: the only brunette was brainy and sorta mean. Three’s Company: Chrissy Snow was the beauty. Janet Wood was smart and sensible, but clearly took a back seat to the blonde. I was an avid reader of Laura Ingalls Wilder’s books, and she also had a pretty sister with long, blonde hair that Laura always admired, suggesting that somehow, she came up short for having brown hair.

Wonder Woman didn’t take second seat to anybody! She was tough, sexy, took risks, and was never in anyone’s shadow. Yeah, I know, she wears a leotard. The bustier is a bit much. And all of a sudden, she can fly due to some weird, alien technology because the damn plane got stuck on some alien planet. Also - the theme music on the 70’s tv show? Listen to it, and not start spinning around and thinking of uses for the Lasso of Truth!

Now: the 2nd rite:


Rites 3 and 4

Sarah Dooley at Dooley Noted I wish I could write like this woman.

Spamwarrior at How to be a Perfect Lady This girl is the blogjam-master!!

Steve at Steven’s Spot One of my support system, who beats health demons and is dedicated to his sobriety

Jade at Jade hears voices : Another whose bloggums make me jealous

Adam at Editing Hat : An all-around joyous gentleman, and damn funny.

please note that I didn’t name sparklepeaches or Lori, because Adam will want to....

and rite 5: done via AW and blog comments.

I shall blather on tomorrow about my edits. For now, I shall revel in my newfound status.


  1. Aw, thanks Bet! :D

    *Lotsa huggles*


  2. Dude you rock! Thanks heaps.

    I better go dust up my acceptance speech...

  3. Congrats on your blogman award!

    I'd love to friend you on NaNoWriMo. What's your username? Spiritcaster is such a great fantasy title. I would so buy a book called that at Barnes and Noble!

  4. Thanks Bettielee!!!! Been feeling down the last couple days, this brought a smile:)

  5. Yays - I give smiles for free!

    Thanks Aubrie! I am bettielee on NaNo - for the life of me, I couldn't find the "authors" tab.... am I blind or just dumb?!


  6. And let's not forget Wonder Woman didn't even need a phone booth to change into her super persona - she just had to twirl around!

  7. Congrats. I have been tracking down this badge because Elana Johnson and I created it. I am amazed at how far afield it has gone. Nice choice of superheroes too. There's a reason there has been no Wonder Woman movie. I doubt anybody could compete with Linda Carter.

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