Sunday, May 2, 2010

Honest Scrap from The Bulter Way

Paul and Kerry over at The Butler Way graciously bestowed The Honest Scrap award on me. I've seen it in the sidebars of other blogs and am delighted to be able to include it in mine - if I ever get a real computer back. Mercury is in retrograde once again which may or may not be the reason why every computer in my home died last week - except this ancient lap top which I am grateful to have, but I still prefer a desk top. Fortunately Buzz Kill was able to canabalize one to fix the other, but then it caught a virus (perhaps from Facebook) which caused an endless loop of malicious marketing from a spyware company in addition to IE opening spontaneously every five minutes or so to porn sites and Viagra ads. Very odd. It's in the repair shop now.

I could have sworn that The Honest Scrap award had something to do being brilliant since Liberality has one and she is certainly brilliant. Since one of the tasks that comes along with this award is passing it on to five other bloggers, and since I believe she writes brilliantly and passionately from the heart, I'll pass it on to her again.

One trouble with Facebook is that once you become friends with your blogging buddies, you don't go by their blogs as frequently anymore because you get these little updates all the time that give you the illusion that you're up to date with someone when you really haven't had more than a passing headline. These bloggers fall into that category:

Yellowdog Granny
That's Why
Mauigirl's Meanderings

Then there is Utah Savage, whom I consider my bloggy big sister - and not only because she's another crazy Gemini from Texas. She does write brilliantly and passionately from the heart whether she's presenting her well informed political views or coming to terms with events in her own life - from a friend's illness to one man's sadly scraggly ponytail.

Even though that's five, I'm giving The Honest Scrap award to Punch, too, simply because I like the captions under his photos.

The other part of this award is listing 10 random things about yourself - which I am totally not going to do at the moment (if ever). The Preacher arrives tomorrow and I need to run some errands since it's not everyday a character steps out of blogland and into real life in your living room - especially on the day of Velvet's judicial review at school.

Buzz Kill is tending to Velvet today and tomorrow. He is unaware that Velvet has, in fact, pledged eternal loyalty to the Hookahs - although the incident with the Douchers that led to Velvet's arrest had nothing to do with the process of pledging. That incident is partly why Velvet has been declared the Worst Pledge in the History of Hookah House. Another reason was the three sketchy, mad ghetto dudes who dropped by an alumni party at Hookah House saying they were friends of Velvet but who were actually looking to sell some Ecstasy. I don't know where Velvet met these fellows, but it's not the first time he attracted mad ghetto drug dealers.

One random thought that continues to percolate in my mind, however, is that the oil slick headed towards New Orleans could very well be a punishment from God on account of that damn Southern Republican Leadership Conference. I'm sure Pat Robertson would agree.

Really, though, I think it's more likely that Gaia has finally had enough of this bullshit and is raising her voice.


Blogger yellowdoggranny said...

oh my..ain't this grand...thanks so much and will get on this post haste..much love..jac

May 2, 2010 at 11:10 AM  
Anonymous dissed said...

I think the planet's trying to shake off Sarah Palin. Since she's all about drilling, I can see how it could get confusing.

May 2, 2010 at 12:24 PM  
Blogger Life As I Know It Now said...

Thank you for the award and for the mention. I have had a lot of school friends ask me why I'm not on facebook. I just won't do it. I like the idea of being, if not anonymous, at least somewhat obscure. You totally deserve this award for your great writing that you do here. I enjoy your blog tremendously.

May 2, 2010 at 3:45 PM  
Blogger PENolan said...

Back at 'cha, Granny and Libs.

dissed, that makes perfect sense. The planet must be trying to get rid of a lot of people - but it may finally be time for the dolphins to really say, "So long and Thanks for all the fish."

May 2, 2010 at 4:02 PM  
Blogger Punch said...

Big mistake PenO.
I'll do my best to honor your honor. Thanks for likein' me. Hell's Belle's, I'll let you break in line ahead of JadesSomethingorother, and Mr. Whathisname, who think i'm a (your insult here).
Thanks again. I had a great weekend with old college mates, I have not seen in decades (Decades). Bad news is Velvet is making lasting friends. I would encourage him to choose wisely.

May 2, 2010 at 6:02 PM  
Anonymous jennifer said...

Look at that Gaia dancing there.
I think she's had enough too. In the meantime, chacking out the blogs and hope you and JDHays have a blast!

May 3, 2010 at 12:15 AM  
Blogger Commander Zaius said...

Really, though, I think it's more likely that Gaia has finally had enough of this bullshit and is raising her voice.

The "funny" thing is I fully expect Gaia to cull us down relatively soon. This oil disaster in the Gulf has me utterly freaking on both the sheer size of what is going on and the fact that the usual suspects with buddies in the oil companies still are saying we need to "drill baby drill".

I figure when Mother Earth decides to let loose her wrath on us it will be far worse than anything senile old Pat Robertson could ever imagine.

May 3, 2010 at 4:28 AM  
Blogger jadedj said...

A well deserved award PE. I honestly thought I gave that to you a year or so ago. Well, I intended to.

I am with Liberality regards facebook...just prefer a more anonymous existence here in the ether.

I am too damned angry to talk about the oil slick and the shitheads who have reassured us on numerous occasions that it couldn't happen. I'd like to oil slick their sorry asses along with a few feathers.

May 4, 2010 at 6:14 PM  
Blogger Mauigirl said...

Thanks so much for the award! I know what you mean about keeping up on Facebook making you not as apt to read blogs thoroughly - for one thing, FB surfing takes up time that once was used for blog reading! I'm trying to get a better balance of it again so am trying to catch up on all my favorites!

May 8, 2010 at 1:37 PM  

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