Monday, April 13, 2009

Award Of Glyphing


Looks like some of the visitors to this blog have bestowed me with a couple of awards. I’d swing Sock Monkey round my head in celebration but sadly, Geoff has added him to the list of useful household items she’s taken away and hidden. So Girly of Whirly’s bra will have to do.*


First off is this one from Bevie and Writtenwyrdd...


And then there’s this from Freddie**...


I feel like I’ve not only had my cake and eaten it, but that a huge plum now inhabits my thumb. I could hitch a lift to Venus on the strength of this, and I’m tucking these awards away for posterity in my sidebar.

The second award, incidentally, comes complete with the following sentiment, which I certainly appreciate after this most bizarrely re-trodden of weeks. I was supposed to be celebrating a whole year of blogging — but maybe I can do that this week. Anyhow, the text...

This blog invests and believes in the PROXIMITY — nearness in space, time and relationships. These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandizement! Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated.

Most of the visitors to this blog live a frightfully long way away and it’s unlikely that we will ever meet (unless an asteroid hits the earth, smashes it into a zillion tectonic plate shards, and spins us all off into space along mutually intersecting parabolae).

If it’s OK with everyone, I’m going to take a leaf out of Fairyhedgehog’s book (ouch) and forgo the meme aspect of both of these awards, mainly because the handful of people upon whom I might possibly bestow them probably have them already. And I hate choosing favourites — unless it’s pasta, beer, underpants, leaf tea, acrobatic mongeese, clocks, duvets, bullet ricochet sound effects, facial expressions of geese, hamsters, foxgloves, carpets, rollerball pens or cacti. And did I mention supermarket security guard uniforms?

Anyhow — the first part of my superhero story should post some time today over at The Legion of Online Superheroes, so do, please, jet over there in your capes and take a look around.

News just in via the comments trail is that I missed this one, from McKoala. Beats having your scrotum shredded with a pointy talon, I suppose...



* Shame she’s still wearing it.

** Let me know if you need a link here...

11 comments:

McKoala said...

I'm sure Geoff is taking great care of Sock Monkey and is not ripping any arms off. Mind you, what's the leg situation?

Um, I gave you an award too. It has a zombie chicken in it. I'm not too into awards, but, yanno. Zombies. How could I say no?

Bevie said...

It should post at noon, London Time.

Whirlochre said...

McKoala
Not sure how I missed that one. It's included. Sounds like fun over at McKoala Days...

Bevie
I'll check it out in a few seconds...

fairyhedgehog said...

The zombie chicken award is the best! How can you possibly resist zombie chickens?

Congrats, Whirl, and I look forward to reading your story. (Mine is still under construction. Ish.)

Whirlochre said...

Yes, the lure of partially animated poultry is too much to resist. Particularly after yesterday's lunch.

Salmon, today, however, so all I need now is a cyborg haddock award and I'm up and running.

Which reminds me — I still have an award for Janey somewhere. For her feet.

Natalie said...

Wow, Mr. Popular. Well deserved though.

Scarlet-Blue said...

Congratulations, Mr whirly!
Sx

Kiersten said...

The "Shame she's still wearing it" was the best part of the whole post. Ha!

JaneyV said...

I think I saw GoW as she was sling-shot over the SE. She may make it as far as France.

Congrats Whirl. I heart your blog too!

KLo said...

Congratulations! You deserve it ... your blog is fantastic : )

Whirlochre said...

Hurrah!