I Would Like to Thank the Academy... er, Alice...


The creative and wonderfully nutty Alice of HoneyPie has kindly bestowed on Of Cabbages and Kings this fine blog award, for which I greatly thank her.

The award was originally created by Arte Y Pico and is dedicated to those who:
"nourish and enrich the spirit and creativity. They see dedication, creativity, camaraderie, joy and above all, ART - much art. I wish that this prize is entertaining to all bloggers who share this space and enrich it a little more each day."

I bet you're wondering where the art comes in, aren't you? Well, see, Alice knows all about my extensive collection of "Bullfighters Painted on Velvet"-- I just didn't think she'd spread it around like this. I mean, I don't want to have to contend with a possible high-tech burglary and, as we all are aware, the Bullfighter on Velvet market is really buzzing lately.

Anyway-- Thanks to Alice for bestowing upon me this great award. It will look really good on my mantle, right in the place of honor between:

  • My "Flute Player Who Made My Ears Bleed the Least This Year (1989)" award, courtesy of my high school marching band director
  • My Honorable Mention in the "Dave 'Scribbles' Jaffe School of Drawing Cartoon Turtles for Fun and Profit" scholarship contest and...
  • The McDonalds' Monopoly winning game piece which nets me a free small fries the next time I go there. Woo-hoo! Free fries!
Ahem...

In terms of passing along the award, I would like to share it with the following folks:

  • Joe of Crotchety Old Man Yells at Cars- Who fights the good fight against surly web applications that wish to hamper his vast humor and keen observational eye through glitches and obtuse HTML...
  • Greg of The Midnight Garden because his garden really is his art-form, and he takes photos of it and the nature around him that lighten the heart... soothe the soul... Er, also get dirt under your nails.
  • Claire of A Little Piece of Me, for her humor, spirit, kindness and crazy doodling. Also because she's taught me the proper way to use "pants" in a sentence for the next time I'm in the UK. Here-- I'll use it in a sentence now: "Getting awards from your fellow bloggers is not pants. It's cracking, and I'm terribly chuffed! "
And I guess while we're having a day of sweetness and light and to make this acceptance speech as excruciating as possible according to the laws of any major award ceremony...

I did want to mention, Cabbages had received a really lovely blog review last week over at DoYouDiggIt.com. The thing that struck me most about this review is how much thought was put into the writing of it. You just don't see reviewers who work so hard to craft their own language within their reviews. So thanks to Mary Ward over there at DoYouDiggIt, for stopping by and taking a look at my weird little corner of the Internet. It's much appreciated.

If you gang would like to check out the review, you can do so here.

Thanks to everybody these last few months who have helped keep Cabbages lively, interactive, and fun.

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Did you know that I first came across Alice of HoneyPie's blog through Humor-blogs? True story!

20 comments:

fake lottery tickets said...

The owner of this blog has a strong personality because it reflects to the blog that he/she made.

Da Old Man said...

Another great post, as usual. And I am honored, but before I go all Sally Fields, I just want to thank you for your kindness.

Note to fake lottery tickets: the adorable redhead pictured is a she. Oy vay.

Jenn Thorson said...

Fake Lottery Tickets- Heh- And I'm going to use my strong personality to say your comment is "spam," which will stay here only because it is so wholly disingenious it amuses me.

DaOldMan- I'm having fun trying to rectify you as Sally Field. "Gidget" Sally Field, no less. :)

Da Old Man said...

I'm more the Norma Rae "You like me, you really like me" teary-eyed version. Though I will be going to the Jersey shore with Moon Doggie tomorrow morning, so that's not so totally crazy.
By the way, me standing on a table with a sign "Union" is purely a visual option you would be better off not having.
Same would probably apply to any vision on the beach in my mankini.

Jenn Thorson said...

DaOldMan- Maybe stick to a few safe, mankini-free rounds of Skiball, followed by a refreshing beverage overlooking the ocean. :) Say 'hi' to MoonDoggie for me.

Greg said...

Oh, great, since DaOldMan didn't rule it out, I'm now picturing him in a nun's habit, soaring above the Jersey Shore.

Jenn, congratulations! You deserve the art nod on two fronts, not only your delightfully funny stories to ease us through the duller parts of our days, but all the original artwork that goes along with each one!

And thank you, thank you!! I better go deadhead the garden and work on the dirt under my nails while I scheme about some "off-the-cuff" acceptance speech of my own! The paparazzi better not be trampling my garden when they come for interviews tho!

Greg said...

Ummm...what's the actual name of this award...?

Jenn Thorson said...

Greg-

DISCLAIMER: Cabbages is not responsible for any damage done to the awarded blogger's premises by paparazzi or to the faces of the paparazzi when you deck them. Thank you.

Jenn Thorson said...

Greg- It's the Arte y Pico award. Made by Arte y Pico. And initially distributed by... Art y Pico.

He's a modest guy, Arte is.

Da Old Man said...

I have a room overlooking the bay. I'll be blogging from my balcony starting 4th of July. Lots of pictures of the bay, I guess. And my balcony. No Flying Nun costumes, though.
Hotel is right next door to some Tiki bar type place. Oh yeah, adult beverages by the bay. As long as nature stays away from me, all will be well.

Alice said...

Bravo! Bravo!

I'm inbetween mac-n-cheese and rinsing river gunk off the kids, but I'll be back to check out your links.

You rock!

ThriftShopRomantic said...

Alice- Just don't get the mac and cheese and river gunk mixed up... 'kay? We want you all to be healthy. :)

You rock, yourself! :)

Claire said...

I love fake lottery man, haha!

Are you sure you mean me? I get the pants bit and the doodling, but not sure about the rest of it :)

I love joe's blog, but have yet to visit he of the moustached avatar.

As shall add this lovely award to my invisible page, which unfortunately only I can see, It may make me appear ungrateful but I am not really!

:) :) :)

Drowsey Monkey said...

Damn, did I miss the after-party again? Sheesh.

Congrats! Very well deserved :)

manager mom said...

Wow... I didn't know that there was a "bullfighters' category of the "on velvet" genre. I thought it was just velvet Elvises (Velvis?) and dogs playing poker...

Jenn Thorson said...

Claire- Oh no, I meant the OTHER Claire, from the UK, with a blog called A Little Piece of Me. I KNOW-- it's really, really confusing! :) I am glad that the award can live on your invisible page for only you to see. This way it's safe, and the mumborg will not accidentally bump it while cleaning.

Drowsey- Ah, the after-party is still going-- here is a lampshade for your head; I will help you up on that table so you can begin dancing. :)

Manager Mom- Oh, indeed there are bullfighters on velvet (I am sorry to say I know this to be true). It's a whole underappreciated (ahem) genre of the velvet art. It must be seen to be believed. :)

Claire said...

Phew I thought you didn't mean me :)

The mumborg is only good for washing dishes and whizzing to the shops, although she breaks a lot of cups!

You going to try the new comment thingie?

Jenn Thorson said...

Claire-- OH THAT comment thingie. I'll have to look into it. I totally forgot.

ThriftShopRomantic said...

Claire- OOH- that was easy! YAY! Thanks.

Claire said...

YAY! :)