Monday, January 26, 2009

farting dogs and lost weekends

Well, it's been a long time since we've done an awards show, and just this week two of them have come this way. Perfect timing too, since I'm trying like the devil to divert everyone's attention from yesterday's post and the sheist storm that ensued. So...away we go...



I'll start off with the one from Willowtree at A Dingo's Got My Barbie, because if he doesn't get to be first he'll whine. This is an award theoretically just because he felt like giving out awards, but in actuality it's just another one of his sick little games. He just wants to see how many hoops we're all willing to jump through for one of his famous awards. (If you don't believe me, go to the Dingo and read the list of requirements. Make sure you pee first, since you won't be getting up any time soon).



WT is my late-night on-line chat buddy, when he can fit me into his busy social schedule. Between teaching his dogs to fart on cue and devising contests built around obscure puns that no one gets but him, he's a busy guy. He's like the Outback's answer to Rodney Dangerfield. Minus the respect. Double the shock value.


In his usual backhanded way, he explained why each of us got the award, and for the most part none of it was particularly complimentary. As far as I could tell, mine boiled down to the fact that a) I'm not nice and b) he wanted to see me naked. Alright, Peter, just for you...




If I were a nice person I would have warned you that that was coming.



The other one is from Iota at Not wrong, just different. It's a Proximity Award, which sounds kind of odd until you read the explanation:


This award focuses not on the glory and fanfare of blogging, but in the PROXIMITY to one another through this online-world. This blog invests and believes in the PROXIMITY--nearness in space, time and relationships. These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandizement!


Now I don't normally lift things verbatim from other people's blogs, but she put this so absolutely perfectly that I just have to quote her. This was her response:


This is obviously hogwash as I am totally interested in both prizes and self-aggrandizement (although I'd rather it was spelt with an 's' - aggrandizement that is, not prizes). And as for 'the glory and fanfare of blogging', well, I'd definitely be going for a slice of that, if only I knew where to find it.


That makes two of us. Just for the record.


She gave me this for an interesting reason. See, we both live in the same state, although neither of us is from here. Our cities are not close to each other, but last Fall she ended up spending a weekend in my town, a fact which came out in an email exchange we had a couple of weeks ago. And across the cyber miles, we both said some version of Oh! If only we'd known. We could have actually met in person. Wouldn't that be cool?


I've never met another blogger in person, although there are quite a few I would like to. There are actually several I feel like I have met, even though I really haven't. But this almost chance encounter brought the whole Small World theory close to home. And that's what this award is about. It's about making a great big world seem a lot closer through blogging.


Whether you have clothes on or not.

10 comments:

Janie said...

It's fun to meet other bloggers (that you want to meet!)...

The Finely Tuned Woman said...

It's very daring to post a picture of yourself naked and congratulations on the awards.

Chances are that I'll never meet another blogger, because you all live in different countries.

Pamela said...

I think we're twins (ref the picture for WT)

Maggie May said...

Looking at your photo in the nud....... you are a bigger person than I had imagined! LOL

WT said...

Hmmm, somehow I thought you were taller.

WT said...

And without a tree growing out of your butt.

Iota said...

Glad you like the award. If I ever find the glory and fanfare, I'll tell you where to come.

Daryl said...

Its fun to meet other bloggers .. always always always its as if you've known one another forever .. this past Saturday I met Mental Pause Mama and Tsannie ... check out my blog for pix and links to their blogs

And its so funny you chose a Botero painting .. this week, Thursday, I have scheduled a post of one of his sculptures

aims said...

I'm so happy I can now put a picture of you in my mind when I read your blog. Thanks girl!

As for meeting other bloggers - always fun. While we were in Kansas (ever so briefly) I wished and wished I could meet up with you.

Fortunately we didn't have any accidents and ended up in your ER - but still - a cuppa would have been lovely don't you think? With clothes on mind you. Please.

the rotten correspondent said...

OH, MY GOD. I FORGOT TO PASS ON THE AWARD. AARGH. (YES, I'M SHOUTING).

I'M TELLING YOU, PEOPLE, I'M DANGEROUS LATELY.

TOMORROW. I'LL PASS IT ON TOMORROW.

NOW I'LL STOP YELLING AT MYSELF.