Wednesday, January 19, 2011

I've Been Named A Blog Of Dope!






Oh, wait. That's Blog Of Note. Whatever. I'm always pleased to be singled out for honors and commendations, no matter how insincere, so I'd like to take this opportunity to thank those who made this gimcrackery possible. As with the artwork above, all that follows will be fuzzy and not-quite-right in some undefined way.

First, my humble thanks to my parents. They both encouraged me to read, and I suspect they're both pleased that it led to writing. Well, one of them, anyway. My Dad is dead, and he probably doesn't care as much as he used to. My Mom, bless her, taught me my alphabet before I even went to kindergarten, so she has herself to blame for every embarrassing thing I've said here and for which she has probably blushed in front of her friends, if she still has any.

I'd like to thank MY WIFE. She suggested I start a blog. At the time, I didn't even know what a blog was. It sounded unsavory. Much to her surprise, this one turned out to be just that. The fact that I've taken great pains to hide her true identity should have let her know by now how much I love her, since I've never been reticent about hiding the identity of anyone else when I could get a cheap laugh and ruin their life.

My sincerest thanks to Magazine Man, who is ten times the writer I am. Maybe a hundred times the writer I am, come to think of it, as he's been published, over and over, while the only money I've ever earned from writing came some 20+ years ago when I was paid $8.25 an hour to write an office supplies catalog, and I ended up putting all of that, and more besides, up my nose, so it's probably a good thing I'm not making any money now because otherwise I'd probably be dead, which may or may not have been a benefit for the world at large if it had occurred, so... Hmmmmmmmm. I think I had a point when I began that sentence, but not now. Anyway, MM hasn't written a new blog post since over a month ago, so he no doubt had some inkling of my pending glorification and hightailed it out of town before he could get any of the blame.

I couldn't let this opportunity pass without saying "Hi" to my swell pal, Cricket. When others were telling me I didn't know the difference between a dipthong and a gerund, he assured me that all I had to do was look in the mirror to see one and the other didn't matter.

No acceptance speech, or whatever this is, would be complete without my telling Knucklehead that the Yankees, Jets, Lakers, and Kings, all suck big wet donkey.

Finally - which means the rest of you can stop worrying - I'd like to thank Lime and Buck and Michelle and Ananda and Stu and Hilary and Thimbelle and Twinks and Daryl. They've all been featured on my sidebar for some time now and haven't been ashamed enough to ask to be removed. It's puzzling, but nice.

Oh, and Eddie Bluelights, just because nobody else I can think of would have taken a bashing like I gave him and been a good enough sport to laugh at being called a cross-dressing duck fucker.

[*Jim now inserts self-aggrandizing plug disguised as sincere thank you*]

Oh! And I see he's featuring me in his roast again this Sunday! Yay! I don't deserve it, but Eddie is such a nice fellow, especially if you supply the orange sauce.

Finally, I'd like to thank Blogger. If it wasn't for them, I'd be doing something worthwhile and making a few bucks. Which, by the by, raises a question: There isn't any cash award attached to this, is there? I'd hate to think I just blew it by transgressing some sort of morality clause. However, it was Eddie. I couldn't help it.

To anyone I failed to mention, consider yourself blessed.

Soon, with more better stuff.


59 comments:

Hilary said...

Oh so cool! Three of my favourite Bloggers have been mentioned on Blogs of Note just in the past few weeks. Somebody there knows what they're doing. It's going to get pretty busy around here for a while. I'm happy to be one of those who already knew what a great blog yours is (despite the sports) ;) and what a great, guy you are.

Chris@Knucklehead! said...

Perhaps the Jets, as you say, "suck big wet donkey," but I'll have to ask...what do you think the Patriots are doing this coming Sunday?

Anyway, congrats on the Blog of Note. I've always wondered what one has to do to receive that distinction and now I know.

Not much, apparently.

Just kiddin', of course. Nice work.

Apryl said...

Congrats my friend!!! I am jealous! I aspire someday to be a Dope.

Score one for the Massholes!!

Pat - Arkansas said...

Congrats, Suldog! I send thanks to YOUR WIFE for encouraging you to start a blog. :)

commoncents said...

CONGRATULATIONS ON BEING CHOSEN A BLOG OF NOTE!!!

I like your site... I'll be back!

Steve
Common Cents
http://www.commoncts.blogspot.com

France Rants said...

Am a new follower and a new blogger so thank goodness for Blogs of Note otherwise I would be 100% clueless (versus the potentially 90%, no wait, make that 85%. that I actually am).

Congrats. And go buy your wife something with the money you didn't get for being a BON.

I'm Jane said...

Dammit...now I have to go look up diphthong. I have a vague recollection of the word from grade school, but I now I need to verify that this is something language-related and not another word for the thing I have to dig out of my ass every day. Thanks for nothing, Sully.

Jayne said...

Well, what a lovely acceptance speech. And quite a chuckle.
I haven't been hanging with you that long, Suldog, but I know you sure deserve that BON.
Nice work! ;)

Jeni said...

Gimcrackery? What in blazes is that and what, for a dictionary (or other reference type material) are you using anyway?
Your modesty in this acceptance speech is way too low, Buddy! A Blog of Note that occasionally delves into dope is still a good thing and something of which you can be proud -which I know you are but take another bow anyway. I think that would be called an "Encore" wouldn't it? Or does that apply only to writing more and not bowing and or genuflecting?

Thumbelina said...

I'm blessed!

Congrats. About time!

Carolina said...

Congratulations on having a Blog Of Note. We, your faithful followers, knew that all along of course. Lovely speech!
;-)

Uncle Skip, said...

I have a feeling it's gonna get crowded around here.
Diphthongs and gerunds I know, but gimcrackery I will only have to assume is what many of us post on our blogs, similar to, but not as valuable as, trivia?

Jinksy said...

I'm so glad to see you are still on top form, Suldog! Keep up[ the good work! LOL

Suldog said...

For those with a hankering for knowledge of obscurities...

http://www.thefreedictionary.com/gimcrackery

Rachel Hoyt said...

LOL. Nice acceptance speech for being named Blog of Dope! As far as a cash prize... well, we bloggers can hope. :o)

Rhyme Me a Smile

Bruce Coltin said...

I feel bad that there is no money in it...well, I feel kind of bad. Or, I just don't know what I feel. Is it possible that Blogger is using you to promote itself? Damn it, ask them for a few bucks. They've got plenty.

Jennifer Scavone said...

congrats. =)

http://jenniferscavone.blogspot.com

Ciao!

Eleonora said...

CONGRATULATIONS!! Yesterday and today both friends of mine, how cool! I love to hang out with celebrities...
Totally deserved, bravo Blogger.
Too bad there's indeed no money involved.

Maggie May said...

CONGRATULATIONS! Of course your blog deserves this blog of note.
Glad you are graciously accepting awards now!
Looking forward to your roasting over at my brothers. I'm helping him get a good fire stoked up!
Maggie X

Nuts in May

Barbara Shallue said...

Congratulations! I think it's well-deserved!

Linda said...

Congratulations and kudos as well!

As Maggie May mentioned, this was an unusually gracious mention of an award for you. And by that I mean gracious for you, not the general public's idea of gracious.

Levonne said...

Congrats on being named a blog of note! Keep on expressing you!

Eddie Bluelights said...

Well . . . . well . . . . well!! Congratulations, Jim on the Blog Of Note award . . . very well deserved and I am told you would have had it earler if you had been much nicer to your blogging buddy LOL. I have long ago given up duck LOL . . . hadn't you heard?
Your roast is almost ready and now you are a celebrity I expect you to bring loads of champagne to celebrate on Sunday. I may make turn you into a burnt offering!!

Moannie said...

Jim, I'm pleased that you were semi-kind about this award because, well, I got one too and I thought it was a bit special...and now I know it is because if anyone's blog is 'of note' yours is.

Yeah the Bons. XXX

Karen said...

Well, whatdyaknowbout that! Congrats :)

Thimbelle said...

Me 'n Twinks like hanging out over there on the sidebar. It's like getting to sit with the cool kids in the lunchroom... ;)

Seriously - you deserve EVERY award you get. MM is a great writer, but you have obviously paid attention to his teachings, young Jedi. You have become quite the storyteller as well.

As well as a Master Spewer of Vitriol.

XO Thim :)

PS: Did you know that if you eat more than 2 fruitcakes in a year that you qualify for the title of "Senior Taster", thereby elevating your status from mere membership in I.F.F.Y. to that of "S.T.I.F.F.Y": Senior Taster in the International Fellowship of Fruitcake Yahoos.

Congratulations!

Crazed Nitwit said...

Over 8 dollars an hour twenty years ago was a fortune! You were worth every dollar. Funny as always.

Angela Christensen said...

Seriously? A kid gets busy singing and baking turkeys and you put me on the no-fly list? ;) I'm writing, I'm writing, already. Seriously, congrats on the recognition - it couldn't happen to a funnier guy.
Angie at Eat Here

Michelle H. said...

Major congratulations for your Blog of Note... um... notice. Too long deserved, or perhaps someone still had some leftover New Year's hooch and plugged your name in instead of the real person who should receive such honors.

Just kidding, MLGF! Revel in your award and be proud!

Kaycee Lee said...

Congrats on the blog of note! :)

~Kaycee Lee~
Check out the giveaway on my blog:
http://kcleephotography.blogspot.com/2011/01/my-first-giveaway-3-prizes.html

KLo said...

You deserve it and then some ... your blog is remarkable ... in an "everyman" kind of way ;) Heehee, you know I love it!

Lori said...

Congratulations on such an honor! Very deserving and worthy of reading...enjoy!

rosaria said...

Congratulations, big guy! Heck, you already knew that!

Tim King said...

Aw. Ya know, I was envious until I found out you hadn't been named Blog of a Dope. I mean, what good is being "Blog of Note"? Note my ass. Dope (in any sense of the word), that's at least something unique and different. :-) -TimK

Mariann Simms said...

I don't even know what a "Blog of Note" is, but, as usual - I really want one. Hell, I'd take any award as I'm so envious of any and all of the ones you have. BUT...I have one YOU don't have: The "You've Been Sullied" one! So ha! :)

Strange that we both used the word "inkling" in our most recent blogs (I swear I only read this now). Of course, we both also used the word "the" - but that's not as remarkable to me.

Congratulations on the newest award! You definitely deserved them all.

Annah said...

Love your writing style. LOVE LOVE LOVE IT.

Good for you and congrats.

Vipul Chejara said...

Now that is an acceptance!!! hahaha.. Nicely Written

DigitalDesparado said...

congratulations....
I think my blog should be a blog of note too. You should click my name and see if you agree......well go on then.

Spam?? what do you mean SPAM???? I said congratulations didn't I !?!?

A Daft Scots Lass said...

fucking awesome blog.

Love yer stuff...

Grumpy Old Ken said...

Good stuff. Now the fun starts!

Clare Dunn said...

I have no cash, so I will leave a comment.
Congratulations on getting BON'd. Because of the gimcrackery, I was led here, and perhaps I will stay. What I've seen so far is, well, let's say intriguing.

OK?

cd
http://clare-dunn.blogspot.com/

blessingsgoddess said...

Well done !

messymimi said...

Good stuff here. Really good stuff.

Congratulations.

i beati said...

paper bag will have to do SANDY

Craig said...

Well, I knew what 'gimcrackery' meant. . .

And evidently, this 'award' of yours means that you're gonna be gettin' more spam comments than you used to.

So, you know, you've got that goin' for you, which is nice. . .

Cricket said...

Brilliant. Congratulations, my swell pal.

Still laugh out loud at "cross-dressing duck fucker," which, as Dave Barry might say, would be a great name for a band.

word veri: grabism. Hmmmm.

IT (aka Ivan Toblog) said...

I'm thinking that (not your) Uncle Skip pegged it when he said it's going to get crowded around here.
I don't know how they're picked, but his time the pickers got it right. Other times I wonder if they even looked at the one they picked.

madd said...

i dont pet a dog but i love your dog ..

Red Hamster said...

Congrats on your BON award!

I'm blessed with the laughs you bring to my otherwise dreary work day. Yes, I shouldn't be reading blogs during working hours, but you are worth it.

Cute picture of you, but see how big & moist your nose can get when you put "stuff" up it?

Buck said...

Oh Shit, Oh Dear. Now there's gonna be a BOATLOAD of clue-free but well meaning newbie commenters. I suspect you'll get more than a few members of The Perpetually Offended set wandering in, too. Ya better go find your Nomex drawers, Jim.

Tis a mixed blessing, this Blog Of Note thing. But it would be churlish of me to NOT say CONGRATS! COOL!

RSA Online said...

I think is the best Bloggie acceptance speech I've seen so far :)

The Good Cook said...

Congrats!!! that is awesome and well deserved.

Rebecca said...

But of course yours should be a blog of note.... If there's ANYONE's blog that should be called out - it would be yours. :)

Annah said...

Oh and p.s. No cash award for Blog of Note :( SADLY. If not... my check must've gotten lost in the mail.

And you've been blogging for five years?!?! You're my fucking hero. Can I curse here?

Gina said...

Congrats on making the Blog of Note by Google.
That's how I found your blog. I figured I'd visit the resent blogs of note.

Gina

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Nice blog (and dog :p) !

Gaston Studio said...

A HUGE congratulations Jim! I actually follow 3 of the more recent people Blogger has selected for Blog of Note but like Hilary said, we already knew there was substance there... somewhere!!
Jane

Ruth and Glen said...

Well look what happened while we're on the road battling just about every freakin' snow & ice storm over the past 3 weeks.

Woo Hoo!!! Congratulations Jim!!
Well deserved !

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