Friday, July 11, 2008

We would like to thank our Mom...

Kirsten says:

“I am an only child. The whole world revolves around me. This is a fact.”

Well, we are happy to reassure her that it doesn't show (in a bad way) on her very entertaining blog, the SoccerMom Files!

We, on the other hand, happen to be the youngest children of our respective families. In accordance to Uncle Kurt's theory, based on his personal experience as the youngest child in his own family, we just aim to entertain. We are used to not
being taken seriously. Not all people like to be entertained, though, or not by us anyway. At the end of his days, poor Kurt was lamenting that he had no family left to entertain. As for us, our respective families live far away – or we live far away from them. So we entertain each other silly on a daily basis.

But now it seems we have managed to entertain Mom Kirsten too! As we announced last Wednesday, she gave us an award!!

And what a beautiful one too!

by Arte y Pico.

OK, here comes the copy-paste part (the weird grammar is not ours):
1) You have to pick 5 blogs that you consider deserve this award, creativity, design, interesting material, and also contributes to the blogger community, no matter of language.
2) Each award has to have the name of the author and also a link to his or her blog to be visited by everyone.
3) Each award-winning, has to show the award and put the name and link to the blog that has given her or him the award itself.
4) Award-winning and the one who has given the prize have to show the link of “Arte y pico”blog , so everyone will know the origin of this award.
5) To show these rules.


And now comes our part!

We are very fond of all the blogs we list in our blogorama – see right side of this page, not to mention a couple of others that we just haven't gotten to include yet. So this is a bit tricky.


First we'd like to acknowledge a couple of finalists that didn't make it, but we love them nonetheless.

Frank Widman, from Simple Man Simple Thoughts, for his excellent other blog Strange News for a Coffe Break Chuckle. Don't be turned off by the ad posts now and then, there's some hilarious news in there! Go look for them!

Our dear Monica, and her Quarks and Bosons we'd love to honor, but she keeps a low profile to protect her privacy. Charming!

Jeannette (her doctor calls her Lynn) still eats Spaghetti and she is beyond nuts. Very silly, pointless blog that promises exactly what it offers: Jeannette Eats Spaghetti... then blogs about Whatever. You have to love her, but why?


And the winners are:

ONE: We can not not give an award to FrogBlogDogLog!!!, by Bimmy the Bookish and Co., which happens to be an excellent blog for children, which we still are, according to our families. Now you have to understand that Bimmy may not be able to follow all of the rules above, because the blog is read by underage children too, who are not supposed to surf around following links all over the place. So Bimmy may choose to comply with the rules selectively, or not comply at all, or transfer the whole procedure to her adult blog, the Reading Hero, which we could have awarded as well.

Recent post example.

By the way, Bimmy, something tells us you might enjoy the Doodle Week project we just found out about!

TWO: Next comes Catpaw, the angry cat from Toronto, because we like grumpy cats, even when they are not grumpy any more. And we hope he will not disappear again, like he did last January! Cats tend to do that...

Recent post example.

THREE: Another one who does not have a lot of time to blog these days, because she's found a real job, is Jillian, the Verbose Slacker and slacker no more. Her blog JillianApproved is very popular already, but it can be so stupid, we really have to. To be perfectly honest, this is also a bribe for her to approve us.

Recent post example.

FOUR: Speaking of bribes, how could we forget LordLikely! We hope to always be granted access to your lavish lounge, your Obscene Magnificence!

(Any post will do as an example.)

FIVE: So we have two Brits, one American, and one Canadian, so let us switch to a different language and give our fifth Arte y Pico Award to Lotofagus, and his Greek blog Land of Oblivion, so that he doesn't forget us with all those lotuses he's been eating. He too tends to be grumpy and we'd like to cheer him up. Actually, he is on vacation right now so he will not hear the good news for a while. Hopefully he will not forget to come back.

Recent post example.


Hope you'll enjoy some of our picks! Well, thanks again to all our readers, and as Lord Likely would say,


And have a very nice weekend!


fwidman said...

..Thanks for the link and the kind words. The ads are a bit much there, but the insanity of the news is worth laughing at :)
Plus this is a good money making blog with all the paid posts to read LOL

Lord Likely said...

Huzzah! Another fine award to add to my trophy cabinet!

My man-servant Botter shall be kept very busy polishing all my various trophies, which is doubly good news for me!

Many thanks indeed!

Frog the Dog said...

Woohoo! An Award!! A proper, arty award!
I haven't even got my cycling proficiency yet, so I'm VERY excited about this, THANKS Bananananas!!!!

Bimmy the Bookish said...

Frog, stop running around in circles - we'll share the award on the reading hero website, thanks!
It will fit in great with what we were planning to post this week about inspirational ideas :)

Meanwhile, it's very interesting to learn that you are both the youngest of your respective families, and you certainly ARE entertaining! Is your house perhaps known as The House of the Perpetually Silly Ones?

Have a great weekend Bananas, and don't run. Bananas should never run; not in THOSE skins:)

Obi-Sven-Kenobi said...

I have had a secret message from Catpaw, who is currently on a secret mission near the north pole. I can't tell you anymore right now apart from to say that the smackerels of mackerels are safe on board, but the huskies are in Labrador.
Don't tell anyone.

Roufa Tav Gosou & Mimi Lass said...

You are very welcome, Frank! All the best with the blog.

Lord Likely: we do hope you will not have to sell it? Wishing you good luck.

Frog, Bimmy and Obi, perhaps we'll soon see pictures of Frog Ted somewhere very white!