Thursday, September 21, 2006

The VIVI's

                                    

Ok, not the entry I intended today but I have seen so much discord and ruckus over the "awards" that I feel I must say a few words or, in my case, a few more.

I'm looking around here for someone popular as I have heard that "all" the committee members are popular.  ROFL...surely, I wasn't being referred to.

Please read the ideology of the awards above.  That was the intention of the awards.  Not a Pullitzer Prize or a free trip to Disney World.  It's called fun if you want to participate.  If you don't want to, that's fine also.  I have journal friends who don't like these awards and journal friends that do.  I love them all and have no problem with their own expressions of opinions.  I will still love them when the awards are all said and done.

J-Land is a community.  It's like any community; some who like to participate in some things; some who don't.  Since I've started my journal, there was "Trick or Treat" through J-Land and Christmas Caroling.  Some loved it and participated.  Some thought it was stupid and didn't, and some who were totally unaware that it was even going on.  There were many who departed over the ads and then returned.  Welcome back is what I say.

The VIVI Awards are no different.  As far as the name...yes, they were named after Vivian but VIVI also means "life."  I tend to think that people who hate the awards would hate them no matter what they are called.

The awards are going to continue.  Some may love the fact; some may hate the fact.  That's one's own personal prerogative; as it is also one's prerogative to state that fact.  It is also an option to ignore and continue on with your journal and your life. 

And now to address cheating and the polling.  There will be no cheating.  As far as the polling, we will try our very best but polling is polling.  For heaven's sake, if our nation had controversy over a Presidential election and polling, how in the world does anyone expect that the polling will be 100% effective on free websites?  Nonetheless, we will give it our very best shot to make it as accurate as can be expected.  What do I expect...honestly, I have no clue but have been doing tons of homework on the polling sites.

The polling for the nominations will be put up in a week or two.  No one is forcing anyone to vote or accept a nomination.

Jackie and I have both decided that we will not be in the running for any of the final awards although we appreciate all of those who have cared enough to take the time to enter our journals in various categories.  Actually, we decided this from the get go.

To those that are cynical and angry, I'm sorry you feel that way but that is your right.  To those that simply don't like this kind of thing, I am still going to continue on with it because I tend to look at it as a fun thing.  Yep, I'll be one of the silly ones shopping online "buying" my Vera Wang, Jimmy Choo and lots of bling.  In actuality, I couldn't even afford one Jimmy Choo shoe, let alone a pair but a girl can dream and have fun pretending.  Life is not serious all the time.

When it's all said and done, both my journals will still be where they are right now.  I'm going no where as long as I'm still alive and kicking.  Maybe I'm just an old bat who's learned from the school of hard knocks but this old broad ain't crumbling; at least not over something as simple as "awards" for AOL journals.  If some hate me afterwards, then I'll know who my true friends are....so be it.

Keep your candidates for nominations coming because there are still many who are having fun with this.  For those that would like a better award system, JLand is all yours also...go for it. 

CHEERS......CHRIS....one of the most popular persons in JLand...lol...NOT

 

(Of course, you get stuck looking at one of my tags...mwuah!)

34 comments:

siennastarr said...

{{{{{{Chris}}}}}}}}

Jackie

lifes2odd said...

It's all so silly!!! The VIVI awards are all in good fun. People need to lighten up already! I thought we were all here in J-Land to escape the BS in life, not to drag in all here too! Ugh!!
Martha

imgr8phil said...

Well said!!  Why can't people just take them for what they are.  What I say is They are what they are!  Have fun and if you have to take them that serious then maybe they aren't for you!

Phil

nightmaremom said...

{{{Chris}}} Love ya girlfriend!
d

fisherkristina said...

Well put!

Krissy
http://journals.aol.com/fisherkristina/SometimesIThink

mikev009 said...

You go girl.  ~ Mike

chevyz71gurl74 said...

No hard feelings on my part Chris....
Hugss..~Terri~

sugarsweet056 said...

APPLAUSE APPLAUSE!!! {{{}}} ONCORE!
Great job, right on the nose gurl, you keep on rockin!
Hugs, Sug

radar446 said...

Very well said, and something that needed to be said.  Thank you!

Greg
http://journals.aol.com/radar446/PhotoTrek/

lv2trnscrb said...

well said, Chris.  

(sad thing is I don't even know who Jimmy Choo is :)

betty

bmorrrick said...

Hi Chris,

I don't understand all of this, but that's okay with me! (ha)  Just wanted to wish you good luck with it all.

Take Care,
~Bilinda~

tendernoggle said...

AMEN!!!
LOVE YA,
CARLENE

bigcupostfu said...

pretty smart lady you are.

lanurseprn said...

Very well said Chris!!  Couldn't have said it better!  I hope it does go on and we have a great time with it.
Pam

jckfrstross said...

good luck:)

Deb

lisa41076 said...

Well said Chris ~!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Hugs to you Lisa

jlocorriere05 said...

Perfectly worded Chris, a voice of reason amongst all the crap we've had to listen to from some! I hope those who have been whinging on will now crawl back under their miserable little rocks and go back to sleep! As we all know the awards are just fun, no big fat winners checks to collect, no paparazzi knocking on our doors.... just simple fun! It's nice to see someone stand up for what they believe in, regardless of whether they'll lose 'friends' over it. No, you won't lose any true friends Chris, you'll just be loved more for having the courage of your convictions. Jeannette xx  

xomywayox said...

Bravo you ol bat!! No fear of us wearing the same dress. Cause I'm already looking for my next slutty outfit!

Love Brenda

jeanno43 said...

Well said Chris, more power to your elbow.  If people lose friends over it, then those friends were never friends to start with and would be no loss. In some ways, this trouble has been a good thing, not for the committee, but it has been a real eye-opener into the real characters of some people!

emabecmar said...

very well said. (((hugs))))
Cindy

mosie1944 said...

Although I don't participate in the Vivi's, I will never understand the anger the awards seem to evoke in so many people.  I wonder if they are harboring anger in other areas of their lives, and this is just a release for them.

xxroxymamaxx said...

You rock Chris!  Can I ride in your limo?  : )  Hugs and GBU, Shelly

chat2missie said...

You go girl!!  Couldn't agree with you more!
Missie

seraphoflove9001 said...

Well said! I agree...this is how we are all truly seeing who are real friends are!
Lisa

pharmolo said...

Well said, just you carry on straight ahead.

jeadie05 said...

Good on ya Chris ,.,.,.,Jan xx

mmartinez07 said...

Very good entry Chris, and very well said. I hope it helps. (((HUGS)))
Mandy ~

jmoqueen said...

I love your tag at the end ;-)  Yay go VIVI's - all this nastiness is silly, let's get on with the fun

Jen xx

dwhee70041 said...

Chris,
I agree, if it's fun and you feel like participating....do it!  If not, "do you own thing" as we use to say in the sixtys.  Thanks for all the work you and the crew are putting into this venture.
David

penniepooh said...

DARN!! I was hoping for that Pullitzer Prize.

Well said , my dear. You and Jackie are both doing a great job and it`s too bad you won`t be considered for the finals, because I think you would both win.  
I better get "shopping" for my outfit! Hey, save a seat in that limo - I`m riding with you. :0)
Love you,
Penny

rebuketheworld said...

Yah know, I think they should start the polling after the deadline is over. I just found your journal and like you said, the ones that arent as popular deserve should recognition. If they start the polling prior to voting, not everyone will be considered. By the way, beautiful graphics you've made here.


hugsdoodlewacky said...

((((((((((((((((((HUGSTOYOU))))))))))))))))))Thanks for sharing and have a good Sat.

lanurseprn said...

Well said Chris.  Let's just have fun with it.
Pam

shayshaydc said...

Chris........... WELL SAID!!!! YOU GO GIRL!!!! Why do some people have to take life so serious all the time????????? Let's have some fun!!!!! http://journals.aol.com/shayshaydc/Golfaholic
Sharon:)