20 August 2008

Make room on the mantel, Vol. 3

Well, since I'm away camping in Minnesota anyway this week, I figured I would take care of a little business that I almost let slip through the cracks of my horribly scattered brain.

Almost two weeks ago now, the delightful and witty Middle-aged woman from Unmitigated was kind enough to present me with an award. This one is called the Kick Ass Blogger award, and it was created by MammaDawg (not to be confused with extremely loyal reader Emily, a.k.a. Mama Dawg*):
Kick Ass Blogger Award
The approval of this lady means a lot to me, because between her posts and her comments here and elsewhere, I can tell she would make a formidable opponent in a battle of wits, humorous or otherwise.

And now, I have the honor and duty to pass this award along to five other bloggers of my choosing:

1. The Microblogologist - Sheer chance made her a reader of mine since before almost all of you were born... as fellow readers of mine. She just started her own blog, and she's coming along just fine. Check her out! Or she might send a cloud of deadly germs your way.

2. Chris** a.k.a. Weather Moose - This guy has just the right sense of humor (mine), and as an added bonus, he's a weatherman, so feel free to either complain to him or ask him a million questions. Or both. Sorry, Chris, you asked for it when you decided to become a weatherman.

3. Kori** at See Kori Rant - You may notice a pattern, but here's another person who amuses me and writes with a similar outlook on life. Of course, her life is often much more dramatic and interesting than mine, so it generally makes for much more compelling reading.

4. Rikki at Boogers, Kisses, and Spilled Milk - Here's a lady who knows how to pick and choose stories and quotes for maximum effect, and who does so with an infectious joy and amusement. Also, she includes way more pictures than I do, which I really need to try to do more. You know what they say about pictures, of course, and I've got to cut back on my 1000-word posts.

5. Andrea at The Sweet Life - Andrea seems to be one of those people juggling a million things while making it all look effortless, though the most relevant among the things she juggles is regularly creating polished and interesting blog posts. Check out this one, for example. Another notable skill of hers is letting me win free delicious chocolate.

For those who haven't already received it, here are the rules for this award:***
• Choose 5 bloggers who you feel are "Kick Ass Bloggers".
• Let them know in your post or via e-mail, Twitter, or blog comments that they've received an award.
• Share the love and link back to both the person who awarded it to you and to www.mammadawg.com.
• Hop on back to the Kick Ass Blogger Club HQ to sign Mr. Linky, and then pass it on!

* I'm amazed that even when she's not the one giving me an award, Mama Dawg still manages to sneak into the post. That takes skill, ladies and gentlemen.

** In going to grab links to their blogs, I found that these two already received this award. This happened to me last time, too, but given the distribution rate and inherently incestuous nature of these awards, I think it's bound to happen no matter what. Aside from that, I'm lazy, and I already typed all this out, so I'm giving it to them again anyway. So there!

*** For the record, you may have noticed, and you probably would have guessed, that I couldn't resist correcting/editing these rules, but I did so
only superficially.


unmitigated me said...

I started blogging in June of this year, and I've o idea how you found me, but it was your comments on my vacation posts that got me hooked! So I thank you, and I blame you.

Anonymous said...

I'm looking forward to checking out these great blogs. If LD approves then they're bound to be good!

Mama Dawg said...

It's cause I ROCK!!!

BTW....I did a whole post on Trooper Thorn and somehow you managed to find your way into that.

We must have that in common.

Chris M. said...

Wow, I'm in a state of shock right now.

I got this award from ^mama dawg, and now from literaldan.

I can't be more pleased.

Thanks be to God, my family, friends, and Bill Gates. For without him, Windows would not be possible.

Thanks Dan!

Weather Moose

PS - Bring on the questions! It's not every day you get to ask a weather nerd anything!

Rikki said...

AAAGGGHH! I am SO touched! This is my very first blog award! Thanks LiteralDan, you have been such a nice blogging big brother to me!

Oh happy day!

Now...if I can only figure out how to get the award up on my blog...

Kori said...

Thank you SO much! and for me, it matters not that I have already gotten it, it is just as exciting the seond time around. Because it means that people like what I have to say. Or are hooked on the drama, either way-like a soap opera, maybe, or a potato chip that you can't eat just one of. But it's all good! And I still had two to give away and you were going to be one of them, but now I can't. Dang.

Momo Fali said...

Congrats! I hope you're having a blast camping!

J.L. Danger said...

You edited the rules!

hahahaha! I would totally do that too.

Oh man.

sarah said...

I'm jealous.


Ann(ie) said...

Congrats! You are a kick ass blogger!!!

Anonymous said...

Awww, thanks LiteralDan! I must take this opportunity to confess, that as a big fan of Forrest Gump you're always "Lieuten-ant Dan" in my mind. I'm sorry, but it's true.

I'm so honored. Not only to have been given a Kick Ass Blogger award, but also because an awesome writer complimented me on my writing. Self-esteem? Boosted.

Ali said...

Congratulations! You ARE one kick ass blogger!

The Microblogologist said...

Thank you so much, my first award and from one of my favoritest favorites! I was having a crappy week until I read this post =). I even managed to get it not only into a post but into the side bar thing too, I am feeling so tech savvy (which means that I am soon due for a butt kicking by something technological). Though I worry about the fact that I followed the instructions and linked back to you, I am so going to lose all my readers now!

Hope you had an awesome time camping and did not get eaten by a bear or something!