Thursday, August 28, 2008

A Muskadillo First

I admit it. I don't get blog awards. I mean that in both senses of the statement: I neither understand the point of them, nor do I receive them. Except very rarelylike this one that NCS gave me:


When I was awarded this, I was, 1) relieved that I didn't have to make a speech; 2) feelin' warm 'n' fuzzy because I just got an award; and 3) confused. I mean, what was I supposed DO with it? Print it and frame it? Or put it on a t-shirt with the words "I WON THIS!!!" added on the bottom, and if anyone even so much as glanced at my shirt, I could strut about and talk to myselfvery loudlyabout how cool my blog was 'cause I got an award? And did the award come with a cash prize or anything? (I'm pretty sure it doesn't, because I've been watching the mailbox like a hawk, and so far no cash prize has shown up.) I still don't know about this awards stuff.

However, not knowing about something is hardly a deterrent to blogging about it.

So I decided to createand awardan award. Just to spread some warm fuzzies around.

(And one thing I decided that was going to be unique about this award: darn it, it was going to have a trophy that went along with it that the recipient could hold and look at, grow misty-eyed over, and possibly bury in the back yard so no one else could steal it.)

The recipient of this Muskadillo First, of this incredibly non-prestigious and pointless award is:

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....BOOM! (Some bored sniper in the audience just took out the drummer hoping to make the awards ceremony GET ON WITH IT ALREADY)








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Melissa of Mejojac's Memos!

That's right! Melissa, you are officially awarded this:



...quite literally, too. Ask her. She now has a frog of gold sitting on top of her computer.

And here's a small one that may fit in her sidebar (if she's in to that sort of thing):


What about anyone reading this who did not just receive an award? Doesn't NOT winning an award make you feel...well, a little loser-y? Well, HAVE NO FEAR! Another aspect of the Muskadillo Awards Program is that for every award given, there will also be a consolation prize that anyone who reads this is entitled to.

So, here you go, all you other peoples. Here is your award:


Yeah, it won't fit in your sidebar.

Deal with it.

14 comments:

Melissa said...

WOOHOO!! Hurrah for me! My trophy is very content here on my computer. I'd like to take this moment to thank everyone who voted for me... which, I guess, would just be Wynne! Thanks again - my Golden Frog makes me smile :) (see, I told you it made me smile!)

Kimberly said...

Ah Wynne...I'm so glad you're blogging again. The days when you post are just that much more delightful. Thanks for the giggles!

No Cool Story said...

YES!!!!
I knew today was going to be a great day, I just didn;t know how great!
Ah!
Thank you. Thank you Wynne & muskadillo (dreaming of muskadillo), thank you to the academy, thank you to Blogger, Father Al, my mom, my dog and countless, nameless individual.
Thank you!

cardiogirl said...

I am in love with the screaming cat. Kudos to you, chick. Well done!

Tirzah said...

Hee Hee! The screaming cat is great!

Marie said...

How could I feel losery with such a fantastic befanged consolation prize?? I'm getting all fuzzy and teary.

You're so fantastic, Wynne. Let's dispense with the prizes altogether and you just come move into my neighborhood. That's all I ask.

Thorny Tree Lady said...

Hey there, Wynne. I'm a lurker. At least I used to be. A few months ago I'd read your blog a LOT, 'cause you're freakin' funny and a fantastic nature photographer. Then I took a long lurking hiatus and hardly read any other blogs. But today, after laughing my head off at your Mad Libs Monday entry, I clicked back to see your site. THEN, I read your May Day post and saw the face of a grown man that I used to recognize as a little kid. HOW DID JEFFY URIEN GROW UP SO FAST??? Tell your husband Casey Fountain says hi. My husband is from Spokane, and my little brother (Jeff's age) is at Gonzaga Law. Small world, huh?!?!!?!

Shar said...

So I DID feel loser-y. I think because the golden frog award is so cool. I mean, who doesn't need but still wants a golden frog? EVERYONE! But then I kept scrolling and I now I feel even better because all of us loser-y people got your other cool prize. You should go into awards making. Everyone wants one.

Millie said...

Congrats Melissa!!

I am gonna MAKE that screaming cat award fit in my sidebar. Believe you me.

Jean Knee said...

I love it! Thank you soooo much i'M A LOSER YEA!!!!!


yEA mELISSA YOU LITTLE FROG LOVER YOU!!!

Rhonda said...

My first visit and you are already giving me an award! I am honored.

ELASTICWAISTBANDLADY said...

Kimberly used to whisper those exact same sweet comment nothings to me too.

ELASTICWAISTBANDLADY said...

Jasper makes my frown go upside down.

SMOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOCCCCHHHHHHHHHH

Bif fat kitty kisses for Jasper!

Kimberly said...

You are SO funny. Why haven't I been reading your blog more regularly? (Oh yeah, because I have no time for a life...and yes, I count reading other people's blogs as a life!)