Friday, July 11, 2008

In Which I Am A Winner (For Once)

Something happened to me today. Something that made the fact that I consumed curdled milk yesterday fade into a distant memory. Something that gave me a warm, fuzzy feeling in a special place.

No, not that place. Pervert.

Lola, over at Sassy Mama Says, has selected me for the Arte Y Pico award. Since you have to be fluent in Spanish (I am many things, but that I am not) to read about the award on its website, I will briefly describe it as something you give to other bloggers whom you feel deserve recognition. Not only did I receive said recognition on Lola's blog, but I got to steal the following image:

I'm going to place this on the trophy shelf I put up a couple years back. You know, the dusty, empty one over in the corner.

I feel special to been talked about in such glorious terms such as "big guy", "great writer", and "very funny". I don't normally let compliments go to my head, but I couldn't help it this time. Lola and I are relatively new friends in the blogging world, and I'm glad she thinks as highly of me as I do of her.

And, as with a lot of things dealing with blogs these days, there are rules that I'm supposed to follow upon receiving this award. I'm supposed to give out this award to other bloggers that I feel deserve the same recognition. I was going to be selfish and horde all the glory to myself, but I ultimately decided that wouldn't be fair to the people that write the amazing blogs that I follow on a daily basis. With all that said, here are my selections:

Moonspun: I'm not sure how she came about my blog, but I'm glad she did. She is a very intelligent and warm person, and I enjoy following her writing. She lives in Vermont, which makes her a pretty cool person in my book. She also comments on everything I write, which makes me feel good. I envy her ability to appear very "human" in her writing. She is very honest and I appreciate that very much.

Joy Is Everywhere: There is too many good things to write about this person. She's awesomely vulgar, has a great taste in music, and is a talented painter and photographer. She exudes so much of her personality in her writing, and she doesn't hold back much at all. As a fellow photographer myself, I give major props to her.

Sometimes Funny Is All I Have: Leonie and I have quite a history. I've been following her for about three years now, and she is the first person I've ever known who lives in a different country. She is funny and witty, and recently wrote a review about a vibrator in very careful and tactful terms. She also is a great musician and singer, and I would highly recommend checking out some of her music, in addition to her blog.

Even though the rules state otherwise, I'm only going to recommend these three for this award. While I highly value and respect all of the bloggers that I follow, please know that it was hard having to choose, and I feel you all deserve recognition. Putting your thoughts, feelings, memories, and opinions out on the Internet can be hard to do, and I highly respect everyone I have encounterd. To risk being a little cliche, you people are a beacon of light in an otherwise dark world, and I have the strongest of platonic feelings towards all of you.

For those that I did select, here are the rules for this award, should you choose to obey them:

  1. Pick five blogs that you consider deserve of this award, (whether for creativity, design, interesting material, or contributions to the blogging community, no matter what language).
  2. Name each nominee and link to his/her blog.
  3. Show the award, and include the Name and/or link to the blog of whoever presented you with this award.
  4. Link to the Arte y Pico blog so everyone knows the origin of this award.
  5. Post these rules.

Tomorrow, I'm going to write about my first car. It should be an interesting and bumpy trip down memory lane... Stay tuned.


moonspun said...

*blush* Aw, Badass, you are too kind! I think I found your site either through "the List" from Dad Gone Mad or just a comment. I do know that I couldn't resist checking out the name "Badass Geek" and I think the first post I read was about you washing dishes and I was hooked. I comment everyday because you give me things to think about everyday and that's a good thing!
I am glad you think highly of my blog...and I feel pretty cool living in Vermont! :-)

Forever In School said...

Hey, Congratulations BA Geek!
I am very fond of your writing style and glad that you received this award.
I am also very proud that you read and comment on my blog.

Where is the after party? Please please invite me!!

Sus said...

DUDE!!! I must look like a was hit on the back of the head with a fying pan. I can't seem to wipe the grin off my face! I am really glad you like my mad skills with the sailor talk. Thank you thank you!

Lola said...

Oh, you don't follow rules either, Badass. I love you so much more now!

Badass Geek said...

Moonspun: My "dish vermin" post is one of my favorites. I worked on that thing for two days!

FIS: Thanks! I'm glad you like it here. As far as the after party goes... Think you can get up to Maine by 8pm tonight?

Sus: A frying-pan smile! Just what I hoped to achieve! And you're welcome!

Lola: That's how I roll. =)

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