VE has tagged me. I'm not entirely with what since the only rules are that you must not talk about the rules. He is as notorious for shredding memes as I am. In fact, he even has espoused the idea of making a Meme into a Themthem. So anyway, he proceeded to say he was going to list 6 random things about himself and then 6 habits but that only one of each would be true. I figure since I can't even talk about the rules and VE did whatever he darned well pleased I can do the same.
Following that, Desmond Jones tagged me as a friend. I also have other awards that have been collecting dust around here. I have a tendency to be the dead letter office of blog awards, not out of ingratitude or greed. (Hhhmm, as I am looking around I am having a hard time finding where I put them.) All that to say, today I am going to make VE's tag into some sort of bizarre themthem by making my own strange awards.
First allow me to bestow the Fly Guy Award upon Desmond. Anyone who takes a picture of a pumpkin cheesecake with a crack in it that looks like the Greek letter Pi and earnestly presents it to a math teacher exudes geeky cool. I just know he is right now trying to figure out how to replicate those fly specs.
G-man gets this too because the man's house has got to be some sort of museum dedicated to all things retro. He's just always been fly.
Cooper gets it because his mind is twisted toward puns in a similar fashion to mine (Yeah, puns are fly. I made the award. I'm bestowing the award. I get to define the parameters of fly-ness.), he's a drummer, and the graphics in his sidebar speak to me.
NYD gets it because the guy seriously rocks the tie dye socks.
Next, I have to thank VE for his fascinating view of the world. I often leave his blog thinking, "Wow, I never thought of it that way before....my brain may never be the same."
Suldog gets this award too because he can link the most disparate ideas in a single post and it makes sense. Also, he shreds any award he is given and I just can't wait to see what he does to this one.
Well, Logo actually IS a biker chick so she's an obvious winner here.
Susie traipses all over India without a worry and manages to get Kashmiri businessmen to mug for some crazy photo shoot for her blog.
Moose picks up and moves to the Arctic Circle just to mix things up a bit. She's cool in more ways than one.
Jocelyn writes with panache about her beloved's wounded man bits. She lets her wee Finnish boy refer to himself as Paco. And she vents frustration with annoying students by satirizing William Carlos Williams.
Citizen of the World cooks some of the most amazing looking meals, does her own landscaping, and has has close encounters with "aliens" who do their own landscaping.
UPDATE: Mary gets this one too because I love the way she handles the people who feel compelled to find her dates. She finds some hilarious things on the interwebs and often has a slightly skewed way of looking at things....of course, that would qualify for the award where those guys are kissing their own butts. Mary, take the one you want.
This requires some explanation. My dear limelets have described my laughter when I get on a real gut splitting guffaw as "Hyena Mode." They have let me know they can't decide which is more disturbing, the sight of me howling, cackling, and turning purple in the process or the sounds I make in such a state. This award is for all of you who crack me up on a regular basis. There are too darned many of you to list. If I've ever commented on one of your posts telling you how hilarious you were or if I ever responded to some crazy comment you've left me saying you made me spit my drink all over my monitor consider yourself a recipient of this. If you are feeling neglected or just think a slobbering hyena I pilfered from a Disney site and slapped a caption on is something you want in your sidebar have at it. It's yours.
I was going to use this graphic for the folks who make me laugh but those teeth made me think of Moannie's dentist Stavros, and Suldog's dentist (Look! You're getting another one to abuse!), and Furiousball's woes at the dentist. If you guys want the award or want to print it out and send it to your dentists, go for it.
And finally, here's an award which should require no explanation at all.