Today I was awarded the Arte y Pico award by Ruth Hull Chatlien. I was also given this one a few weeks ago by Drowsey Monkey and since she was very low key about it all and didn’t insist that the recipients went ahead and passed it along – and I was away on holiday at the time – I thanked her warmly and that was that.
I very much appreciate when people take the trouble to send me things like this, I’m touched, and honoured, and it makes me feel warm and fuzzy all day, and there are plenty of blogs out there who deserve these things from me, so it’s time I did something about that. I’ve been lazy, and that’s the truth of it, so now I’m being a good girl, joining in, and putting it all right.
And while I’m on the subject of awards, laziness and putting things right, I also received the Johnny Depp Award from Sandy, of I Beati – again, while I was away. This was my first ever award and I had no idea what I was supposed to do with it, except I thought perhaps it was intended to be embedded somewhere and I haven’t a clue how to do that, so once again, I went all warm and fuzzy, thanked Sandy most sincerely, and parked that delicious picture on my desktop, where it still remains, so that I can ponder how it is that a man can look that good in a ripped tee shirt whenever I see it.
To these wonderful people, I’d like to say a huge thank you. I really do feel honoured, and will now pass them along to some very fine fellow bloggers.
The Johnny Depp Award goes to my friend and fellow drooler Jenny, of I’m Having A Thought Here. Jenny, please accept this award for the blog with the most Johnny Depp references and quotes that I’ve ever seen, and for being a great Deppsister.
The Arte y Pico award is for creativity, design, interesting material, and also for contributing to the blogging community, no matter what language.
The first to get this one is Mr Nighttime, and you’ll see by the post which I’ve linked to that he does indeed provide services to Blogdom. He’s also sharp and funny and at times, thought provoking. Mr N, I don’t know if you’re into awards or not, but you deserve this one!
Then there is JD of I Do Things who selflessly does all manner of things, like .. um … sneeze … so we don’t have to. She’s a scream, and I strongly recommend that you visit if you haven’t already done so.
Babs from Beetle Blog is next. Babs, I salute you. You write the funniest product reviews and the most wonderful diatribes I’ve ever read, and I love your reminiscences too!
Don’t Bug Me – an excellent and very funny blogger whose repertoire is broad. You never know what you’ll find there, but it’s always worth reading! I particularly like her posts about small creatures (oh, alright, insects, bugs etc), and she’s not above making a decent social comment either.
One of the very first blogs I added to my news feed was English Mum in Ireland, and she is my last recipient. She encourages new bloggers, promotes the cause of ex-racing greyhound adoption (she is owned by the delightful Bertie) and writes in a pithy and often very funny way about a wide variety of subjects. She has also led me to some great blogs which I now read regularly.
So now for the rules.
If you choose to accept this award, this is what you should do:
1) Pick five (5) blogs that you consider deserve the award for their creativity, design, interesting material, and also for contributing to the blogging community, no matter what 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 winner 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-winner and the one who has given the prize have to show the link of the Arte y Pico blog, so everyone will know the origin of this award.