Sunday, October 19, 2008

Here We Go Again

I've always heard about the price of fame, but I never realized what a burden it must be. Thanks to Bilbo of Bilbo's Random Thought Collection (why does it seem like I'm always linking to Bilbo? I've never even met the man, assuming he's a man.), it appears that I've received the coveted "Superior Scribbler Award". I say it's coveted because it's the first award I've been presented since I started doing this. Note that I am completely ignoring the fact that this is a blatant pyramid setup and that soon every blogger on earth will be displaying this award.

Being of something of a literal bent, I wonder why "Scribbler" was included in a blog award, since scribbling is not actually involved. Why not call it the "Tremendous Typist Award", the "Big Blogger Award", or the "Say! Some People Will Read Pretty Much Anything Award"?

Anyway, here it is:

Alas, heavy hangs the head that wears the crown. You can't just bask in the glory that is this award. Oh no. You gotta do stuff or you can't, in good conscience, display said award. Here's the list from the originating web site:

1) Each Superior Scribbler must in turn pass The Award on to 5 most-deserving Bloggy Friends (see below).
2). Each Superior Scribbler must link to the author & the name of the blog from whom he/she has received The Award (see above).
3) Each Superior Scribbler must display The Award on his/her blog, and link to This Post, which explains The Award (see current).
4) Each Blogger who wins The Superior Scribbler Award must visit this post and add his/her name to the Mr. Linky List. That way, we'll be able to keep up-to-date on everyone who receives This Prestigious Honor!
5) Each Superior Scribbler must post these rules on his/her blog (see 6).
6) See 1.
Thank you, Bilbo. I appreciate the award and your very kind words about my blog. Now stop wasting time on these silly blog memes and decide who you're voting for.

At the risk of insulting anyone who might not appreciate being referred to as one of my "Bloggy Friends", I would like to pass this award on to the following deserving people:

Fiona at "travelin through". She makes me laugh, her blog is easy to read, and, most importantly, she recently tagged me for something and paybacks are hell. I would've included Green Canary in this list for the same reason, but Bilbo beat me to it.

J.M. Tewkesbury at "The Chronicles of Tewkesbury". Passionate, eloquent, and frequently humorous, I thoroughly enjoy the things she posts. She is currently heavily into the politics thing, not that I blame her, but among the reasons I look forward to the end of the political silly season is the hope that J.M. will be able to return to the more pedestrian, day-to-day writing about her life that attracted me to her blog in the first place.

Herb at "Herb of DC". He's the only person I've ever read whose description of tying a shoelace made me laugh out loud.

Livitluvit at "Live It, Love It". Funny. Always a good read, despite the fact that every time I look at her blog I get a Led Zeppelin earworm. She's away in Costa Rica right now, and I'm hoping that when she gets back she'll be so mellowed out that she won't rake me over the coals for doing this to her.

Shannon at "Disaffected Scanner Jockey". I rarely read one of her posts without at least a grin, and usually there's a laugh or two. I only wish that I could write like her. I'll be surprised if she follows through on this because she's quite the busy person with an extremely popular blog, but I think she deserves it.

So there, Bilbo. I did it, despite the fact that you said I'd probably ignore the rules. As we've each mentioned in recent posts, we sometimes (civilly) disagree on a variety of subjects, but I'm very happy to say that we're able to put aside our differences and treat each other as mature, reasonable, thoughtful people. With that in mind, I'll close with this: "Nyeah".


Mike said...

I actually am a scribbler. I print most things because even I can't read my own writing.

Gilahi said...

I'm sorry. I couldn't quite make out what that says.

Mike said...

Bilbo, make him stop! Smartass stupid comments are the domain of Bilbo and Mike. Make him stop or ..... I'm going to give you another award. Yeah .... The daily Bilbo award.

Gilahi said...

You apparently have some misguided notion on the size of my readership. You think Bilbo wastes his time here?

fiona said...

Thank you for giving me a mention...I think?
I have no friggin clue how to do this. The last "meme" ( had to look up the meaning) had me going nuts. As YOU well know "sigh"
Well what else was I going to to today anyway huh?
I may need some/more assistance darlin,who am I kidding HELP!!!!

Gilahi said...

Looks like you use Blogger. Creating links is actually pretty easy there. Type your text, highlight it, and then click on the little "chain" icon above the editor. Fill in the full link (pretty easily cut/pasted from other blogs), and there you go.

This'll teach you to tag unsuspecting people...

fiona said...

I have learned my lesson - head hung in shame - xxxxxxxxxxx

Gilahi said...

As a former manager of mine used to say, "There are no problems, there are only unsolved opportunities."

Of course, I wanted to smack him every time he said that....

Bilbo said...

Hey, what's wrong with blatant pyramid setups? That's what has made the American economy strong and great. No, wait...I mean...uh...oh, never mind.

Gilahi said...

It has certainly made Social Security the solid, sound, safe institution that it is today.

Herb of DC said...

"I'd first like to thank the inventors of YouTube and also all the little blogs I regularly steal material from..."

Gilahi said...

Herb - And I'd like to thank you for not saying, "You like me. You really, really like me."

J.M. Tewkesbury said...

Oh, dear. The pressure's on.

Actually, you're not the first person to beg me to get back to normal, late-night rantings and ravings, as well as observations on why the pinkification of consumer goods is wrong, wrong, wrong.

I'm actually working on a piece about the downfall of Tinkerbell. She's become a trollop and I'm disturbed, especially because I was Tinkerbell in my first grade play. My earliest avatar is looking skankier and skankier every day. It's ruining my otherwise untarnished dapper dyke image!

See? I still have the snark in me and it isn't all Palin, Palin, Palin. :-)

Thanks for the award! I'll post it soon. (Like after the elections, when I'll be desperate for material. Although, if McCain-Palin win, I won't be desperate for material. I'll just be desperate.)

Gilahi said...

Just to be clear, J.M., I don't mind your current politically-based musings at all. I think you're doing a great service by keeping us all informed. There's just a whole BUNCH of reasons that I'll be glad when this whole season is over, and getting back to your everyday stuff is just one of them.

J.M. Tewkesbury said...

G: I'll be glad about that, too! Is this election over yet? Dear God, somebody please shoot it and put it out of our misery already!

Gilahi said...

As I write this, there are only 9 days to go. Hang in there.

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