Friday, January 18, 2008

Those Who Think It's an Honor Just to be Nominated Clearly Don't Know How Good It Feels to Win

After years of scribbling into notebooks and sacrificing nights out with friends in order to stay home and write, my hard work, hermit-like behavior and penchant for idiosyncratic photography has finally paid off.

That is to say: I have received the prestigious and much-coveted Blog of Steel Award.

Thank you to M@ for the nomination (which he admits came mostly out of pity) and to the friends and family who stood by me all these years.

I would like to pass this honor along to =) whose humor — though fairly new to blogger — is worthy of an increased readership.


David said...

Well! Congratulations! It was that idiosyncratic photography that caused me to become a regular reader (found by following a link on Burnett's Urban Etiquette). The writing kept me returning. Good for you!

Meh said...


M@ said...

I'll have to check out the Person Formally Known As =).

Workman said...

We all knew you could do it. Now just don't forget us little people.

michele said...

Congrats! Don't know whether I like the photos or the writing more - so I'll have to say both are fabulous!

ds said...

well done.

Anonymous said...

Congrats! But you forgot to go on with you speech for too long, thanking everyone including you pet's hair stylists. :-P

Keep it up. We love your Blog of Steel.

thirdworstpoetinthegalaxy said...

David - Welcome to YAWP! Feel kind of bad that I can't reciprocate. Do you have a public blog of your own, by any chance?

Meh & DS - Is now a good time to point out it's not a real award? :)

M@ - Funny you say that, because that's almost how I referred to her here.

Workman - I'll be sure to thank all y'all my acceptance speech.

Michele - Thanks! I think this award was more about pity, but I'll take what I can get. ;)

BPP - Oh you know I'd thank Maude — at the very least.

David said...

Blog reading has replaced column reading for me (I miss Royko). Dave Barry led me to Burnett, who led me to YAWP, who led me to M@, =),... I would guess that previous winners of the award would be even more protective of it - increasing rather than decreasing its value.

Pamela said...

Love your acceptance speech.

Stacy said...

I am so proud of you. You make us cat ladies proud honey!

=) said...


I am honored to have the award passed along to me. I will try to be worthy of your sponsorship!

My luck this will be the post that causes my poor little blog to Jump the Shark.

I don't have to get a cat now do I?