Saturday, February 03, 2007

You LIKE Me! You Really LIKE Me!

My darling and devoted powder pigeons!! Pardon me while I wipe tears from my face and compose myself!

What joy to have won three awards from the recent UU Blog Awards!
Your humble and holy beauty correspondent has won,

Best Writing
Best New Blog
Best Anecdote or Narrative, Best of Class (can someone explain that to me?)

from you! You! Aren't you just TOO DEAR?

Now honestly, while PeaceBang might have dared hope to be acknowledged as Best New Blog, she hardly knows what to say about Best Writing. How did this happen? What does this mean? Is this evidence of a quiet rebellion among American clergypeople? I hear the cry of my people: "Enough theology, we want LIP GLOSS!"

Well, my loyalists, PeaceBang HEARS you. She will keep the frivolity and the lip gloss ALIVE on this blog. Others may delve into the deep waters of religious meaning, but PeaceBang will keep this space alive for product reviews, dishy exposes of What Not To Wear in the pulpit, and passionate ruminations about looking our very best while toiling in the vineyards of the Lord.

Bless your hearts.

I'd like to thank my sister Karen for saying to me last April, "You really need to start another blog just for all the beauty commentary." She is the spiritual midwife to the madness that is Beauty Tips for Ministers, and we blow her kisses today.



Blogger Berrysmom said...

PB, please tell me that you were up until 1:27 a.m. for some other reason, and not waiting for the upstate returns.

I love your writing, I love your blog, and I'm thrilled that you won!

Now I will get back to writing my sermon, and you'd better get going on yours, too.

Love you!

10:14 AM  
Blogger PeaceBang said...

LOL! B's Mom, I slept way too late on Friday and decided to start watching a crazy Czech film, "Little Otik" at 10:30 pm last night. Big mistake. I got totally sucked in!
Love you too!

10:29 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


7:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yay, congratulations! Now, I need some help. Direct me toward some good waterproof mascara. Please!

9:46 PM  
Blogger PeaceBang said...

Anon, darling, PeaceBang highly recommends CoverGirl Remarkable washable waterproof mascara. It really does stays on in all but the wettest conditions -- but it doesn't require loads of petroleum based products to remove.
If you're dead set on totally waterproof, Marathon Mascara is another good one.
PeaceBang is a true believer in the old, cheap mascaras. Leave all the fancy new ones on the shelf. They're full of fibers and lengtheners and gimmicks but are really no improvement on the old school formulae.

10:20 PM  
Blogger Quotidian Grace said...

Congratulations, Peace Bang! Those awards are well-earned.

10:33 PM  
Blogger Louise said...

Just found your blog through the UU Blog Awards. I'm a member of the church of the Larger Fellowship and the award link was sent to everyone via our mailing list.

I love, love, love your site! Already sent the URL to a lovely minister friend in California who needs no tips but I'm sure will enjoy your writing. Congrats on the award.


1:51 PM  
Blogger Caroline Divine said...

Wahoo! Mazel Tov!

Your loyal fan,


2:29 PM  
Anonymous Madgebaby said...

Glad to hear of your awards, Peacebang--I was honored to vote for you.

Just keep keeping us all in line, OK? I'm doing some supply work this spring and along with remembering how to write a sermon, I'm remembering to match up my clericals, wash my alb, polish my shoes (and nails) and avoid hair in the eyes while presiding.

5:03 PM  
Anonymous kate setzer kamphausen said...

PeaceBang, on the mascara question, I have to disagree - the best is still Maybelline waterproof Blackest Black mascara - I *and* my makeup-artist-friends all swear by it!

As to the theology/lipgloss dichotomy, I say - Jesus was incarnate in this creation. And thus our created bodies, and what we do with them, and how they look, DO INDEED MATTER. Thank you so much for believing they matter!!!

6:11 PM  
Blogger PeaceBang said...

But Kate, what BRAND of Maybelline waterproof? DO TELL!

6:12 PM  
Anonymous John Plummer said...

You deserve every accolade! :)

8:56 PM  

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