Monday, December 1, 2008

It's a Major Award!!!

I'm glad it's not like from Italy and all 'fraaajeeelaaay' or anything.. cause my kids would probably break it if it was.

So a couple of my favoritest bloggy dudes decided that the blogosphere really need to Man Up and went ahead and made some Manwards. Cause.. you know.. all them bloggy awards out there are all like girly and frilly and crap. I am beyond honored to be a recipient of BOTH of these awards and will proudly display them here upon my blog.

So first up is my lovely way awesome award from GoodFather (aka GF.. not to be confused with 'girlfriend'), because well, in true MAN form Captain Dumbass was too lazy to make up roolz for his Manward. So I need to go drink some of my Kreative Kool Aid in order to post that one.. no worries it will be up soon.

So here is my Manward, the Measures Up Award, that I humbly recieved from GoodFather...

Seriously.. how awesome is that?

So here are da roolz...

This Blog Measures Up Award

This award is for any blog that truly ‘measures up’.


1. Say one nice thing to a man in your life.

2. List at least six ways that you measure success in your life (or for your blog).

3. Assign this award to six other blogs and leave them a comment telling the blogger that you’ve assigned them this award.

4. Link back to the blog that you received this award from.

So, here goes...
  1. To my wonderful husband, J.. Thank you. Thank you for all your love and support over the past month as I bravely and ambitiously pursued both NaNoWriMo and NaBloPoMo all in one month. Your encouragement, whip-cracking, and taking over of child rearing duties made it all possible. You know full well how many times I said "I give up!" or "Crap! I forgot to blog today!", I don't have to count them for you, and you never allowed defeat to be and option for me. So thank you, my dear. You are the bestest. (seriously people.. he even drove me to the final writein so that I wouldn't go spinning and sliding off the road and end up having to finish my book in the car stuck in a ditch while rescue workers tried to extract me with the jaws of life.. 'hang on guys, just 253 more words!!!')
  2. Six ways I measure success in my life or on my blog... I guess I will go with 'on my blog'.. 1) Are less than half the comments on any given post mine? 2) Did I feel good when I hit publish? or did I cringe and think twice? 3) Did I piss anyone off?? (sometimes it's good to piss some people off..) 4) Does anyone hate me yet? (some say you're not truly a success until you get hate mail.. I'm not there yet.) 5) How many of the Cool Kids are hanging around my blog?? 6) Did Jen from Steenky Bee leave a comment? cause if she didn't, that post must suck.
  3. Now, I would like to bestow this truly awesome award to a few of my favorite bloggy friends.. So here you go, Shawn the Backpacking Dad, Aimee at Boy Story and Beyond (as if she, like me, doesn't have enough manliness in her house..), my funny friend Father Muskrat, Pamela Preggos at The Dayton Time (I hear she's going for 'earned most awards while pregnant or something..), and of course her hubs The Mister, and Amy (who could use any manliness she can get over at her girlie house..) at The Sprightly Syndicate.
  4. I already linked back to GoodFather.. but I will do it again, because I am feeling generous today.


Anonymous said...


Thanks for the link-backs! Your husband sounds awesome. I love your blog measurements, lol! I have yet to receive any hate mail either, so I'm also not trying hard enough ;).

Kat said...

Congrats on the Manward. I got the one from Captain Dumbass and I have decided to post it tomorrow with arbitrary rules :)

Pamela said...

Wow. This is like a meme disguised as an award. That's a lot of work for a Monday morning.

But thanks. You rock.

Also, I agree with the Steenky Bee criteria. I've been dropping in other people's places right after her lately, and calling her names (all in fun, I swear...she asks for it, she does), but I haven't seen her around for a while, so maybe she's mad at me. Or maybe she's too busy working out. Hmmmm.

Amy said...

Thank you sweetie i really need some manly vibes around here what was i thinking getting ride of our male dog. How bout a male goldfish. I'll post this when I get home from picking Audy up from school.

Michael from said...

Cool beans! I'll have to write an acceptance speech later tonight or another night this week.

I feel so manly now.

Jon Dayton said...

Wow! I'm an award winning blogger! I bet that's even a Stanley tape, one of the good ones with eleven foot standout.

Anonymous said...

Congrats on the award!!!!!! Now why did I not think of doing a Man Award. That is just like me....I'm kind of a slacker.

Now I just need to prove myself once again and earn me one of them there thangs!

Backpacking Dad said...


Michael from said...

my acceptance speech is published!

A Free Man said...

I LOVE that movie. Maybe I need to watch it to get into the Christmas spirit.

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