Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Another Award I Don't Deserve

For some unfathomable reason, people who seem otherwise sane keep on giving me awards. The latest to do so is Angie, from Gumbo Writer. She gave me the following piece of gaudy fluff:

Now, according to Angie: "... it's given to bloggers who keep their posts real."

Not to be looking the present of an equine in the oral cavity or anything, but The Marie Antoinette Award? I never saw Ms. Antoinette as the type of historical figure you'd prop up in front of everyone as a model for keeping it real. Will visitors here see the visage of Louis XVI's wife and say, "Ah! I can count on this fellow to tell me the truth!" Probably not, but what the hell. Let them eat cake.

Angie further states that the following rules are to be, um, followed:

*Please put the logo in your blog

*Place a link from the person whom you received the award

*Nominate at least 7 others

*Put the links of those on your blog

*Leave a message on their blog to let them know they've been nominated.

Now, Angie is a fine writer, so I'm sure she didn't write those rules, as ungrammatical and punctuation lacking of full be are they. That bit of snarkiness aside, I've accomplished the first two directives. I am not going to even attempt to fulfill three through five. There are far too many people on my sidebar who deserve recognition for 'keeping it real', and I will not be party to choosing seven of them and making the remainder cry themselves to sleep tonight. So, if you don't already have the award, and you want it, feel free to take it. You don't even have to tell anyone that you got it here. As a matter of fact, I think I'd prefer that.

Standard Disclaimer For All Times When I Receive An Award

Despite whatever hideous crap I typed above, I am actually quite honored. That someone would think so highly of me is startling and confusing, but also gratifying. I will do nothing in particular to try and live up to this, but I hope that whatever I do do (Hah! I said 'Do do!') won't embarrass you too much. If and when I am indicted, feel free to disavow all knowledge of me. I expect I'll probably do the same, concerning you, any moment now. In addition, I will be posting this wonderful award underneath all of the others on my sidebar and, as is my wont, appending some sort of denigrating comment to it. Do not take that comment seriously! I really, really, truly, and honestly love to be recognized with any sort of gimcrackery available, so pile it on.

In other words, Angie, Thank You!

Tomorrow: The re-print I promised you on Monday! Oh, be still your beating heart!


Michelle H. said...

Gimcrackery? Okay...

To let you know - when I received my award, YOU were the first person who came in mind to give it to until I also saw your name on the list.

So that's TWO people who thought you were deserving of it.

Just a thought...

lime said...

hahaha, i may just need to invent some awards to bestow on you just to see the fun comments you stick underneath them in the sidebar.

Unknown said...

For your next fresh post you really should publish The Dictionary According To Jim due to your savvy use of your own vocab and uber creativity in inventing them.

Well deserved award indeed :)

Cath said...

Just smilin'

Love your sense of humour.

Suldog said...

OK. While I would certainly like to take credit for inventing a wonderful new word, I can't. "Gimcrackery" is a real honest-to-goodness dictionary-verified word.


I first came across it (actually, just "gimcrack") in something by Twain, many years back. I had no earthly clue what he meant by it, so I looked it up. I have since tried to wedge it into my own writing at every conceivable opportunity. This was one of them.

Lisa Johnson said...

Congratulations on the award! Hmmm. Actually Marie Antoinette probably started keeping it pretty real towards the um ... end of things.

Bear Naked said...

Congratulations on receiving the award AND for making me have to clean off my monititor.
(It was way over due--the monitor cleaning that is.)

Bear((( )))

Angie Ledbetter said...

LOL, nope, didn't write the rules. You really
do-do deserve the award! :)

Leon1234 said...

Oh, sure you do.

Anonymous said...

Oh Suldog...I would give you the award for the writer of the funniest DoDo, if I knew how the darn things get from one place to another.

Sandi McBride said...

Ah shoot, we knew you felt honored all along...who did you think you were kidding?

Janet said...

I think I'd have to agree about reality vs Her Majesty. I like the purple background with the snow by the way.