I recently received a Versatile Blogger award nomination from onwindydays, which I think is super nifty keen! I’m very flattered that anyone would think my blog is worthy of an award, and I’d like to thank onwindydays for the nomination.
Here’s the thing about the Versatile Blogger award, though: it’s basically a chain letter for blogs. It’s a really warm and fuzzy chain letter, but when you’re nominated, you’re supposed to nominate 10-15 other bloggers for the award, and they nominate 10-15 others, and so on until, as far as I can tell, no one is blogging about anything except how they’ve been nominated for the award! Also, it doesn’t look like there’s any way actually to vote on which nominees win, which means I never get to put on my virtual couture gown, parade down the virtual red carpet, and look as if I virtually believe myself when someone else wins and I have to pretend to be thrilled for them. Always a nominee, never a nom!
So I have created my own award: The Don’t Read This Blog At Work award, for blogs that will make you laugh at inappropriate times if you’re not careful about where you are when you check them. Here’s the award pic I created for it:
Here are my rules for the award: you may nominate no more than three bloggers, each of whom must have made you laugh out loud with at least one post. Those who receive the nominations may consider themselves as having received the award, and they must post a gushing acceptance speech thanking the person who nominated them, perhaps thanking any companion animals they may blog about (I would thank my whistling marmoset, for example), and maybe closing with a shout out to their lord and savior or, failing that, their parents. Those who receive the award may, but need not, pass on the award, but will not themselves be eligible again until they have published at least ten more posts. There will be absolutely no oversight of any of this, so feel free to violate the rules at your pleasure.
So there you go: I’ve created this award, and now I’m sending it out into the world. Who am I nominating? Onwindydays! Not just a pretty site, this blog will make you laugh at the blogger’s inveterate procrastination from studying, and then reaffirm your faith in basic decency when you see what a sweet, clever, kind-hearted person the blogger is. I highly recommend perusing the blog, especially if you have a test or major project you’re trying to put off getting ready for. And thanks for the nomination, sweetie!