Tuesday, August 18, 2009

This is a Multi-Award Winning Publication

It seems I have earned the respect and admiration of a few readers of this humble blog. How the hell that happened I have no idea. Stark cynicism must have climbed in value since the last time I checked. But who am I to deny myself the benefits of free publicity?

So I will momentarily shed my humble ego (NOTE: WTF? Humble? You expect any of us to believe that?) and accept these two prestigious awards that some random bloggers made up. (NOTE: is it a Freudian slip that I almost typed boogers just now instead of bloggers?)

First, the Kreativ Blogger Award:

One cannot just claim this coveted prize without completing a series of Herculean tasks. Really, Herculean? Surely you jest! Buy nay, as you read through the list of duties (NOTE: Ha ha! He said "doodie") you will see what a challenge each one is...

1. Thank the person who nominated you for this award.

I received this nomination several days ago, and I don't remember who it was from and I'm too lazy to look it up right now. Really the first nomination was from Bridget, but she didn't really nominate me, just emailed me that she wanted to nominate me but was afraid that I would do with the nomination what I am doing right now, i.e. using it to fuel my sarcasm. Then Laura nominated me. And I got another nomination from Vodka Logic. So thanks to all of you!

2. Copy the logo and place it on your blog.

I didn't place it, I pasted it. I hope this does not disqualify me.

3. Link to the person who nominated you for this award.

Crap. Now I have to do the research I avoided on task number one. Ok, research done, it was Laura Martone.

4. Name 7 things about yourself that people might find interesting.

4.1 I am a heathen. But regular readers know that already.
4.2 I play bass and guitar, and I write songs and lyrics.
4.3 I try to sing, but I'm not good at it. If you are pretty drunk, I'm good enough that you probably won't mind, though.
4.4 I had a normal, well-adjusted childhood with friends and a loving family, but was still a basket-case as a teenager.
4.5 I am an introverted extrovert. I like attention, but only when I am alone in the center of it. I hate being in a crowd, and I am a shitty conversationalist at parties. Small talk and I have never gotten on well.
4.6 This is like slaying the hydra, all these things about me are like the hydra's heads, as soon as I tick off one interesting thing, another one pops up in its place. I told you this was Herculean.
4.7 I'm really humble (NOTE: Bullsh!t.)

5. Nominate 7 Kreativ Bloggers.

These are in alphabetical order by author. To avoid creating what Microsoft Excel would call a "circular reference" I did not nominate those who nominated me (and/or considered nominating me):

D. Michael Olive, DMichaelOlive
5.2 Lady Glamis, The Innocent Flower
5.3 Laurel, Unhinged...Seriously
Mira, Come in Character
5.5 Penney, The Sometimes Almost Fictional Life of Penney
5.6 Tricia J. O'Brien, Talespinning
VodkaMom, VodkaMom

6. Post links to the 7 blogs you nominate.

See 5.1 through 5.7.

7. Leave a comment on each of the blogs letting them know they have been nominated.

Holy f&%*ing s^!# this is taking forever.

Vodka Logic nominated me for this one, and I like it better because the logo is not frilly and girly and the sub-tasks are in quantities of 5's and not 7's.

**Each Superior Scribbler I name today must in turn pass The Award on to 5 most-deserving Bloggy Friends.

No rule saying I can't just copy and paste the first 5 from the other award. Sorry numbers 6 and 7, no disrespect. The alphabet doesn't favor you.

5.1 D. Michael Olive, DMichaelOlive
5.2 Lady Glamis, The Innocent Flower
5.3 Laurel, Unhinged...Seriously
Mira, Come in Character
5.5 Penney, The Sometimes Almost Fictional Life of Penney

**Each Superior Scribbler must link to the author & the name of the blog from whom he/she has received The Award.

See above, under the logo.

**Each Superior Scribbler must display The Award on his/her blog, and link to this post, which explains The Award.

See above, above the link mentioned above.

**Each Blogger who wins The Superior Scribbler Award must visit this post and add his/her name to the Mr. Linky List. That way, we'll be able to keep up-to-date on everyone who receives This Prestigious Honor.

How could I not participate when the name is as cute as "Mr. Linky List"?

**Each Superior Scribbler must post these rules on his/her blog.

This I refuse to do. Eat me.


Scott said...

Thanks for the morning laugh . . . and congrats on the award.

My theory about the award - whoever created it in the first place devised innumerable tasks to complete so that the winners would spend inordinate amounts of time posting the award on their blog and not writing and getting published while the original creator is writing and getting published and laughing hysterically at how well her (sorry, it has to be a woman who created the award) evil plot is working. Boy, would she be impressed at that run on sentence!!


Rick Daley said...

Boy, did I ever fall prey to her ruse!

That was one hell of a run-on sentence, I'm proud of your achievement ;-)

Vodka Logic said...

Hey be proud at least the blogs are getting read... and I do love a good laugh

Thanks Rick.


jbchicoine said...

Gosh, Rick—if I had known how pretty that looks on you, I would have given you an official nomination ...
All the best to you!

Vodka Mom said...

you know sweetie, if we keep this up people will start to talk!!

For real- I am honored. I should give YOU an award for always making me laugh.


Penney said...

Dude, you've singlehandedly made me famous! You're awesome! (oh, and you can consider this your thanks, as required by award #1, duty #1.)

Amy said...

I love a good rant done with style. Looking forward to stalking...er...following your blog.

Mira said...

This was hilarious.

Thanks for the nod and the link, Rick.

I'm sorry, but you are a sweetheart. A funny sweetheart.

Rick Daley said...

Penney- Ha Ha! You said "duty"

Amy- Welcome! Don't forget to sift through the archives.

Mira- Shhh...enough with the sensitive stuff, you'll blow my cover as an unrelenting smart-ass.

moonrat said...

hahahahahaha. this was an awful lot of work. heathen.

Rick Daley said...


The work paid off, it was a catalyst for you to stop by ;-)

Laura Martone said...

Well, harumph, if I had known how grumpy you and Ink were gonna be, I never would've nominated you guys for the girly Kreativ Blogger award in the first place. After all, just typing the word "kreativ" went against my very nature as a spelling nerd.

But, seriously, despite your grumbles, I stand by my nomination... yours is a funny, charming blog, Rickypoo, and you deserve some credit.

Besides, I couldn't be the only one performing such Herculean tasks... us heathens have to stick together and, as Vodka Logic wrote, "at least the blogs are getting read".

Rick Daley said...


I don't mind getting the award, but all the work you have to do to claim it is what makes me grumpy. It keeps me from my procrastination.

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Argh. Oops, I mean thank you ever so. Hilarious, Rick, and, oh, congratulations and all that jazz.

phd in yogurtry said...

Hello, Vodka Mom sent me.

Can I say, you are making me look bad? I received the Superior Scribbler a week ago and have yet to acknowledge or do anything at all with it. And that goes for others. Lazeee. Congrats on your multiple awards. They feel good to get.

Lady Glamis said...

Thanks for this award! I've finally put it up on my blog. You can find it HERE. Thanks again!