Thursday, September 3, 2009

Broadway Carl's Blog-O-Mania Recipient of Honest Weblog Award

I stared at my phone waiting for it to ring. I sat on my stoop waiting for the mailman to deliver my trophy or medal or certificate or whatever it is I'm receiving as my Honest Weblog Award. No matter; it is very flattering that those who read my blog (or at least one reader) found my musings, rants, diatribes and random thoughts worthy of such an honor.

Annette, of Just my little piece of the world fame, has seen it fit to bestow upon me the Honest Weblog Award. Her own blog is one I follow and I truly admire her writing and world view. Thanks, Annette, for the kind words and loyal clicks. Now on to the minutia.

Honest Weblog Award Rules:

1. You must brag about the award.

2. You must include the name of the blogger who bestowed the award on you and link back to that blogger.

3. You must choose a minimum of seven (7) blogs that you find brilliant in content or design.

4. Show their names and links and leave a comment informing them that they were prized with the Honest Weblog Award.

5. List at least ten (10) honest things about yourself.

Then pass it on with the instructions!

The following of the rules:

1. Woohoo! Honest Weblog Award, bitches! I rock! Suck on it!

2. See second paragraph above.

3. Seven blogs:

Bob Cesca's Awesome Blog! GO! - I don't know how I initially came across Bob's blog, perhaps by reading a Huffington Post article, but I've been hooked from Day One. Bob Cesca's combination of information, snark and loyal commenters make this my most visited blog daily.

The Rude Pundit - I always anticipate a great post and a good laugh and I am never disappointed by The Rude One. If you're faint of heart, you might want to prepare yourself with a stiff drink before heading into NC-17 territory (they don't call Lee Papa "The Rude One" for nothing), but you'll be sure to learn something and be smarter for it. So what if on occasion you'll be blindsided with certain crass images that will curve your spine? It's nothing a few years of therapy won't fix.

Booman Tribune -Booman is an incredibly intelligent and entertaining writer, tells it like it is and has a kick ass frog logo. Or is it a toad?

The Political Carnival - I don't know how GottaLaff and Paddy manage to put as much great content up in such a quick period of time on a daily basis. If you hear about something in real time and expect to write about it as it's happening, Laffy and Paddy have already beaten you to the punch. Simply amazing.

and doctor biobrain's response is... - Funny, witty, and dextrously analytical, Dr. Biobrain is a joy to read. The good doctor breaks it down so that even a six year old can understand. Unless that six year old brain is trapped in the body of a middle-aged neo-conservative of course, in which case the debating in the comments section becomes a laugh riot!

OsborneInk - Matt is a tremendous writer as can be attested by his blog content, short stories, and letters to the editor. After seeing a month's worth of town hall crazy, it's nice to know a former military man can be a liberal.

Zaius Nation - Man, oh man, are you going to enjoy this site! The graphic content itself is justification enough to bookmark this blog and visit daily, let alone the amazing take on who is writing the blog. I won't give it away, just go check it out.

And of course, I have to include my friend Annette for the reasons mentioned above (see second paragraph.)

4. Inform bloggers... Working on it.

5. Ten honest things about myself:
~ I'm a big time procrastinator.
~ I feel like I have a good work ethic, but if I ever won the lottery, my co-workers would never see my face again. And I am amazed at those who continue to toil at a crappy job after they win a big jackpot. Life's too short to waste time not enjoying it.
~ I'm generous to a fault (at least that's what I'm told).
~ I like nice, new shiny things like laptops and cars to the point of getting depressed when wanting to buy a new, shiny thing but knowing I don't need said new, shiny thing.
~ I like really good food and really good wine and don't hesitate in spending a pretty penny for a night out. I have my wife to thank for that.
~ I should call my mom more often.
~ If the White House kills the public option and loses at least 84 progressive votes in the House in exchange for one Republican vote (Olympia Snowe) in the Senate, this blog is going to get real ugly.
~ I'm a bad swimmer.
~ When I was a kid, I wanted to be an archaeologist. I thought finding old stuff in the dirt was cool.
~ I was a music major in college and used to be a performer (musician, actor and singer). I still miss singing and think I still have pretty good chops - like "well above average" good. If I find some old video, I'll YouTube it.
So that's it. My rules task is done. I think I'll be getting my plaque any day now and I've reserved a space for it on the wall.


Annette said...

Great job... Thank you for the reward and the award.. also the kind words... I don't know what to say.. you and Matt have just made me all teary eyed with your praise..

Thanks for being a great sport about this... The picture is your You should have copied it.. sorry I guess I didn't explain that very well.

Matt Osborne said...

Heh. Yours is also one of my favorite blogs, Carl. Congrats on your award! Too bad there's no check from George Soros involved...

GottaLaff said...

You are such a sweetie, Carl, thank you.

But seriously, I doubt I'll have time to follow the rules and write all of that.

I will, however, tweet about you right this minute! xoxoxo

Doctor Biobrain said...

Uh...I don't even have the time to read seven blogs, let alone being able to name seven that I find "brilliant." Hell, I've been so busy lately that I've barely found time to read ONE blog and I've been skimming that. Some of us have lives, ya know. But hey, I don't see anything in these rules that say I can't name pretend blogs, so I might think about going that route.

And just so it's clear, based upon the exponential growth of each winner naming seven more winners, my calculations show that every blog will have received this award by some time next February. And that really kind of diminishes the glow of having been named a winner. Of course, there's nothing in the rules that say a blog can't win more than once, so I suppose the REAL honor will be to those who can claim the most victories. My calculations show that a blogger like Atrios will win this a thousand times for every time a schmo like me wins. So rather than being some great honor, it just shows what a heaping pile of shit my blog is. So thanks, Broadway Carl, for helping remind me of what a real nothing I am in this vast universe.

Dextrously analytical, indeed.

NowhereMan said...

Congrats on the award.I made a copy of the picture so technically,I have one too!

Dr. Zaius said...

Ha! Thank you, Broadway Carl! I am honored. :o)

Fraulein said...

Congratulations!! Very well deserved. With any luck maybe George Soros will come through with a cash prize!