06 July 2008

It must be award season...

We'll take a pause this Sunday to take care of an important piece of business. I was lucky enough to receive an award from Emily at Two Dogs Running the other day:
The 'Arte y Pico' Blogging AwardThis wonderful lady has been a loyal reader for a long time now, regularly providing quality comments, but more importantly, she can be relied on for a wide variety of amusing posts at her blog, particularly this nice tribute/advertisement for my blog last month (amusing because it's all so untrue yet so draining to my bribery fund). Naturally, I can't say enough to praise her, and because of that fact, I'll keep it simple and just stop here. After all, they've started up the orchestra and they're about to cut the mike.

The rules for this award, shown below, stipulate that I am to pass it on to five worthy bloggers, so without further ado, I present it to the following people:

1. Mrs. B Roth at It is I, Mrs. B. Roth - We're seemingly very different people, and yet I find myself agreeing with her on most things most of the time-- that's always a nice feeling. She points out on her sidebar that We're all alone in this together, and I think that mindset applies to so many areas of life that it's the only one us sane people should focus on promoting.

2. Christina at MamaNeena - She's got an even bigger handful to handle than me, but she still holds it all together way better, including blogging every day. Whether it's hilarious pictures the like of which I wish I was fast enough to catch, or hard-to-believe stories that might have very well come from my own house, her blog is a reliable source of entertainment for me.

3. Kevin at Always Home and Uncool - This guy reminds me a lot of myself, which should tell you enough that I don't need to go on too much more. We all know how much I love myself, after all. And if you didn't love me almost that much, you wouldn't be here reading, right? Right??

4. Christy at Heavy on the Caffeine - Her dedication to practicing the craft of writing while managing everything else life throws at her helps keep me doing the same. Also, her public admission to doing very little housework most days helps reassure me that I'm not alone on that front.

5. Natalie at Tell Me About It - She provides a handy window into a very different world for me, as she (born and raised in the US) and her family have lived in Turkey for six years. Her blog is like a funny travelogue of the kind of day-to-day places and things I always appreciate so much more than the big Standard Tourist Attractions.

Check out all five of these bloggers and their blogs, and you won't be sorry you did!

For the winners, here are the rules for this award:

1. Pick five blogs you consider deserving of this award, whether for creativity, design, interesting material, or contributions to the blogging community, no matter what language.
2. Name each nominee and link to his/her blog.
3. Show the award and include the name (and link to his/her blog) of whoever presented you with this award.
4. Link to the Arte y Pico blog so everyone knows the origin of this award.
5. Post these rules.

If you already have this award, you only have to accept this additional recognition.


Natalie said...

wow! thanks. totally shocked me. i headed here to see if you had this award since someone awarded it to me yesterday! i was surprised to see it awarded to me twice...in two days! after 2 years of blogging i finally got an award! yea! thanks! and since i discovered you were already awarded it i chose to give it to someone else...but just so you know...you were my first pick!

Kevin McKeever said...

Yes, I'm like Dan, but with 67% fewer readers and 83% fewer commenters on my blog! That means visit me, write a comment and dang, you will be noticed, praised and asked vital screening questions such as, "Did you bring the croutons?"

Plus my Xanax prescription is far weaker than his. As such, I supplement with microbrews, Fountains of Wayne CDs and Fantastic (with bleach)!

Thank you for the honor. I'm touched. But you already knew that.

Maria Melee said...

Thank you for the comments, Literal Dan!

You are awesome as well.

I'd have lots more awesome things to say but I have to go pass out and sleep. Apparently staying up until 2 am sucks balls the next day even if you weren't boozing.

Anonymous said...

Awe! I'm so flattered that you gave me an award. I should let you borrow my Wii Fit as a thank you!

Anonymous said...

Awww...aren't you sweet! Thank you! I'll post about it tomorrow...and yes, the check is in the mail.

Ali said...

fantastic. five more great blogs to suck my time. thanks for that. hahah :)

Mama Dawg said...

You so deserved this! Enjoy the fame while it lasts. In a few days, you'll fade into obscurity never to return.

Well, hopefully not since I happen to like your blog.

Thanks for the nice shout out! It made my morning! Of course, just waking up makes my morning, too, so take it for what it's worth.

TerriRainer said...

Congrats One-Eyed Dan! You ROCK!

:) Terri

LiteralDan said...

Natalie: I should have thought to be as thorough. It wouldn't have helped me, since my two (that I know of) double-awardees got their other ones at the same time. What are the odds?

I'm always glad to be first pick. As true today as it was in gym class.

Always Home and Uncool: Damn, the croutons! I always forget something. Hey, I didn't touch you-- I don't wanna be caught up in some kind of investigation.

Mommy Melee: You failed to use an adjective to indicate precisely how awesome you think I am, so I'm at a loss for the appropriate response.

And you know what's even worse than staying up till 2? Staying up till 4. I found out recently. Ugh.

MamaNeena: You should! You should!!

Christy: Sweet. I'll be waiting!

Ali: Hey, I'm nothing if not The Master of Time Sucking. What do you want me to do? Defy my fate?

Mama Dawg: Never shall I fade into obscurity! I will plunge in all at once if I ever am not insanely popular the world over.

Next time, edit out the last sentence.

TerriRainer: You know, that name is really growing on me. And giving me the stink-eye.