Thursday, December 30, 2010

Unaccustomed as I am am am to public speaking speaking speaking...

I want to thank Lord Yorkshire Pudding of Pudding Towers, Sheffield, Yorkshire, England (for readers from other planets, that’s in the U.K.) for giving this blog an award that allows me to display the following one-of-a-kind objet d’art:

I think.

I mean, I wouldn’t want to look a gift horse in the mouth or anything, but even as I gratefully and humbly accept this award for Best Blogger in his street in Canton, Georgia I can’t help remembering that just one short year ago, at the end of 2009, Lord Pudding named me Top American Blogger of 2009.

Lo, how the mighty are fallen. Or at least not riding as high as in days of yore.

Still, any award is better than no award, so in the spirit of hands-across-the-sea camaraderie, hail-fellow-well-met bonhomie, and the peace-on-earth-good-will-toward men congeniality currently but only temporarily in vogue, I say a simple, heartfelt “Thank you.”

I now relinquish the microphone phone phone, with one parting shot question estion estion:

Who died and left Pudding in charge of end-of-year gala award banquets?


  1. Are you sure that's an award? I mean, it's cuter than...(I'm pausing to think of a non-profane word--you just don't know how hard you make it for me, what with your prohibition on filthy language), cuter than...(I'm still thinking) HECK; that's a good one. Oh...oh, darn, I might as well just go ahead and admit it; I'm envious. It's a beaut. It's one of the best looking awards I've ever seen. That Pudding fellow is marvelous--and you are too. You deserve this award. .

  2. lol cute ! lol
    Hope you have a Happy New Year!!!

  3. Thank you, Snowbrush and A Lady's Life, for being part of my vast reading public, without whom this blog would just be so much hollering into the darkness.

  4. congrats to you and nice to read your blog for the first time!

  5. The competition from your street was fierce. You were up against Hank and Flo's "Alzheimer Support Blog", Laura McDonald's "Crochet and Knitting in Georgia" and Jerry Weinburger's X-rated "Las Vegas Dolls" picture blog so well done for coming out on top!

  6. John Gray in Sheffield, welcome to my blog! You know I'm dying to ask it: How can there possibly be enough room in your fair city for both your talented self and Yorkshire Pudding?

    YP, I had no idea of the stiff competition. Around here Hank and Flo just dodder up and down the hill and Laura convinced Jerry to put up some or her nice knitted curtains in his front window to hide the X-rated movies on his 60-inch telly from the eyes of the innocent children passing by on the sidewalk. My award means so much more now.