Saturday, July 14, 2007

Major Award Winning Blog

When I was a kid, I always wondered what it meant when at the beginning of the Buggs Bunny / Road Runner Hour, the announcer would say "It's time for that Oscar winning rabbit!"

To my ten year old mind, I was all, "What's an Oscar? What's so great about winning one?"

Hey, I never said I was the sharpest pencil in the cup.

But later I learned that Buggs Bunny had won an Academy Award, the "Oscar", and that in some circles this is considered a good thing.

The Oscars have long since lost their luster by handing them out willy-nilly to knuckleheads like Sean Penn, Al Gore, and Michael Moore, not on the merits of their work, but on their tireless efforts to promote ultra-liberal values through their work.

But that's a dead horse to beat on a future post.

In the blog world, some folks can just flat-out write, and are funny, and most important of all, speak elloquently AND plainly enough for even a Louisiana public school product like myself to understand and appreciate.

One of the blogs I regularly visit is Scribbit: Motherhood in Alaska - How Could I Make This Stuff Up?.

The other day, she included me in a list of bloggers to whom she was bestowing the "Blogger Reflection Award".

Thank you Scribbit. I accept this award, with all associated rights, honors, and benefits (which, I understand, amounts to simply bragging rights).

I tend not to pass on these things, but I'm going to break with my own tradition and nominate Norma at Collecting My Thoughts.

She is as plain-spoken as a person can be, with much better grammar than I can muster.

I think her personal quote under the title of her blog pretty much says what you can expect:
Opinionated, strict, safe for children, honest and well researched blog with some slang, statistics and humor for pacing, and occasional prejudices and snipes tossed in for balance.
Give her a visit, and give her some comment love too. Oh yeah, she cranks out the posts on no less than ELEVEN (yes, ELEVEN) blogs that she authors or participates in, so there's almost always a new post or two when you visit.

She covers the political things that I care about way before and way better than I can, and is one of the main reasons I don't write many political posts any more.

Go visit Collecting My Thoughts right now. And no lurking. Comment, dag-nab-it!


Qtpies7 said...

LOL, I'll go check it out because you say so, but politically speaking, I rarely give my opinion. Because it bores me to no end! I do have opinions on some topics because I have to pretend to care because my husband cares and wants to talk about it.
Really, all I want is to have my husband write who I am voting for so I can go in the booth and check the boxes and not have had to follow all the drivel and figure out all the half-truths and half-lies.

Hammer said...

I'll check it out. Thanks

Travis said...

Good for you. I think you write eloquently and from the heart, which is why I frequently return to see what has filtered from your mind through your fingers and to this page.

Babystepper said...

Congratulations! Did you buy a new outfit for the occasion?