Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Make That, "The Award Winning" Cthulhu's Family Restaurant
That's right, I am the 264th recipient of the Superior Scribbler Award, a peer-awarded recognition of my bloggy awesomeness! I must say, it's about time, and it took my new bloggy friend less than a week to see that I was on the right side of the fine line between stupid and clever.
Here endeth the gloating...
Okay, what is it?
A high school journalism teacher writes a blog, and for her 200th post creates an award that is supposed to be passed on to "five deserving scribblers", and passes it to her first five. And so began the award's journey through the blog-o-verse until my new comrade-in-blogs, Dawn at MDI received it for her fine work and outstanding reflections and observations on weldable cookies.
Another NaBloPoMo member, I've enjoyed reading her her blog for the last week; but being that she is far more extensively read in the blog-o-splat than I, I am honored and humbled that she thinks so highly of my work. Thank you, Dawn. Unsolicited praise means the most, and that it comes from someone who wouldn't recognize me if I side-swiped her on the highway makes it mean that much more.
The awards creator also laid down some rules for recipients:
- Each Superior Scribbler must in turn pass The Award on to 5 most-deserving Bloggy Friends.
- Each Superior Scribbler must link to the author & the name of the blog from whom he/she has received The Award.
- Each Superior Scribbler must display The Award on his/her blog, and link to This Post, which explains The Award.
- 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!
- Each Superior Scribbler must post these rules on his/her blog.
Since I have fulfilled rules 2 through 5, but before I get on to rule 1 I have a couple of confessions.
First, I must admit that my blogroll is more than 60% "electronic tiger" - I don't peruse most of them and since "Blogrolling" has been down for a bit and cannot be updated, I just need to delete it and start from scratch.
Second, I have been a very introverted blogger since starting up - I started in part because my friends have blogs, and I have mostly kept to reading theirs until like, ummm...a week ago.
So while I do not have a wide and extensive list of potential blogs to choose from, those receiving are nonetheless very deserving. Especially since they have provided inspiration and set great examples for my foray into blogging, and because of that I see I can start building an audience outside those people I already know.
Okay, enough, on with the awards and then I'll take my blah-blah to the blah-blah-ologist. In no particular order:
1. Briwei is an old friend of mine from high school and college, now living in the best town I ever sailed a ship out of, San Diego. I enjoy his thoughts, his tales of family life, and the funny videos he digs up on It's a Bri Wise World.
2. Chuck is another great guy from the South Coast of Mass, who is honestly so freakin' brilliant he frightens me. A great photographer, political junkie, with a great scientific mind. His blog, Unbecoming Levity is a real treasure.
3. Julie is another friend from...you guessed it, the South Coast, author of Hamster of Doom, The. Miscellany, eclectic stream of consciousness, PSA's and keen cartoon and film observations.
4. James is my cousin. I won't tell you where he is from, you can guess. He's been putting out his blog, Aces Full of Links for, well...since before the turn of the century. Science, activism, skepticism, everything from politics to song-slaying to coffee, everyone should read this blog.
5. Maggie married my cousin. It was an excellent choice for both of them. Her work on Pandora's Tea Room is can best be described as heartfelt, interesting and incredibly well-reasoned essays on education, religion vs. science/women/reason/you-name-it, the trials and tribulations of raising their two brilliant daughters, and a host of other relevant and sometimes uncomfortable topics.
Okay, so there are my five - all great, all fun to read, I hope you take the time to read them.