Saturday, September 12, 2009

Oh scrap

Lora [2] gets a lot of blogger awards because she deserves them, she earns them. Over the years I have been awarded many times for things I've earned [5], and occasionally for things I had nothing to do with other than standing in the right place at the right time [5]. This award is more of the latter than the former, but what you see here is at least honest and it is, for the most part, scrap. So I'm proud to receive it [1].

All of these "awards" are in effect chain letter pyramid schemes that promote the provider of this service - fair enough considering the cost. Awards have "rules" just like chain letters. Rules s'mules; bend them, break them, any way you need them; it's all right. Look below for the rules Lora posted [2].

She bent rule 3 by awarding all The Urbanity bloggers (see the list on the left [4]). These are of course all the ones that I would choose, so I do [3], recursively [4]. But to avoid incest, here are a couple more that deserve an award [4]:

  • Kimy for mouse medicine. This is the blog I wish I could write [5], but I don't have her talent [5].
  • Neil Tasker for Light and Dark. The name says it all, and he says it in that refreshingly honest and frugal way of a keen-eyed Scot. I "borrow" many of his photos for my screen-saver slide-show [5].

I have lived near where each of these exceptional blogs are authored: Cleveland, Ohio [5] and Dundee, Scotland [5]. This has something to do with why I looked at them in the first place, but little to do with why I keep following them [5].

Two more [5]:

  • I have other blogs under a different pseudonym.
  • I am in some way or other related to Lora (Well, aren't we all?).

Honest Weblog Award Rules[6]:

  1. You must brag about the award.
  2. You must include the name of the blogger who bestowed the award on you and link back to that blogger.
  3. You must choose a minimum of seven blogs that you find brilliant in content or design.
  4. Show their names and links and leave a comment informing them that they were prized with the Honest Scrap Award.
  5. List at least ten honest things about yourself.
  6. Pass it on with the instructions!


Lora said...

they are silly, no? These awards.

almost as silly as the conditions they come with.

mouse (aka kimy) said...

oh me oh my.... thank you very much, I am very honored.

however I do find the rules quite intimidating and quite contrary to my normal modus operandi but will try....


Neil Tasker said...

I too am flattered by your kind award, but more especially by your kind words. Thank you.