At least, not when it's used in this context:
This was presented to me by the very-nice-herself Miss T.! As I reminded her, "nice" is not always the word that people would associate with me, but I'll happily accept the award, and happily pass it along.
According to Bella Enchanted, who came up with the award, Nice Matters honors “...those that are just nice people, good blog friends and those that inspire good feelings and inspiration! Those that care about others that are there to lend support or those that are just a positive influence in our blogging world!” To that I'd add, it's not always surface niceness that counts. Sometimes the snidest commentary perks me up like no other, and anything that makes me giggle is worthy of being called nice.
With that in mind, here's who I send the award to:
Bezzie (don't laugh, Bezzie--your K.A.Y.E. program this year alone deserves the award!)
KMKat (possibly awarded this just based on the grumpy pre-Christmas post)
Sarah (I still love my scarf, Sarah!)
Katie (for not only providing laughs, but FOOD)
Carrie (because just the name of her blog makes me chuckle)
This is, of course, just scratching the (nice) surface of the wonderful world of bloggers out there. It's odd to me to think that, just three years ago, I didn't read any blogs. Now, well, hmmm....I hesitate to calculate how much time I spend reading blogs. I tried to weed out my Bloglines the other day, to no avail--everything on my list is something I enjoy reading. And for that, I thank you, my fellow bloggers!