Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Happy Hour in the Blogland Bar & Grill

Doctor Von Monkerstein, of Monkey Muck, Cover Me, Dr. Monkey's Retro Blog, Panel World and Book Monkey 88 has declared I am a Ray of Sunshine. It must be true because he's an observant, insightful fellow - not simply one of those cranks with multiple blogs. Most of those blogs are all about images and illustrations where he demonstrates that he's talented with a caption. At Book Monkey 88, you'll find Used, Rare and Out of Print books for sale.

I discovered he's bestowed this award on me yesterday when my statcounter showed a familiar referring link: When somebody's blog appears as a referring link a few times in the same afternoon, it generally indicates that something's up. Something, indeed, since Dr. Von Monkerstein is not a bit sunny. Sarcastic, Caustic, Twisted and/or Funny - but Sunny isn't an adjective that springs to mind regarding the doctor.

The thing I like best about his version of this award is that he has abandoned all the strings that may or may not have ever been attached and declared the recipients can do what they like regarding said award. I am, therefore, passing it on to a few bloggers who consistently lift my spirits when I've gotten bogged down in The Bullshit. These individuals have a perspective on Life, The Universe and Everything that consistently entertains, encourages or sends the reader off on a tangent s/he may not have ever considered were it not for the opinion and analysis offered by said individual in blog posts and comments -- kind of like a virtual drinking buddy whom I'm always glad to find here at Happy Hour in the Blogland Bar & Grill.

Comrade Kevin
Beach Bum

As usual with awards going from bloggers to bloggers, this one could have gone out to any and every blog on the blogroll in my sidebar, but it is often said that Eight is Enough. I do want to specially mention Mad Priest, though, because of the time he put me on his prayer list. As a general rule, I'm totally not into prayer lists, but I remain astonished and significantly touched that people all over the world took a moment to say, "Thank God for Trish." Now that's a Ray of Sunshine - even if, in Reality, there is No God at all.


Blogger jadedj said...

Aw gee whiz. Even without adequate caffeine in my body as yet this morning...I am so happy to receive this Ray of Sunshine into my life. And the best part is to finally know that someone is actually reading the shit on my blog.

Thanks Tricia.

July 22, 2010 at 8:34 AM  
Blogger MRMacrum said...

How can I follow jadedj's comment with any witty thank you? Except to say I am very pleased you took the time to visit my blog and actually liked at least some of what you read. Thank you very much.

Blog Awards create an odd feeling of discomfort and pride in me. Like being singled out by the teacher in front of class for having done something right. Odd for me because all through school I became used to and proud of being singled out for being a bonehead.


July 22, 2010 at 8:56 AM  
Blogger Gail said...


I am SO honored - and yet I still have no clue as to how to claim this amazing award and post it on my blog - no clue at all.

Love you Texas and "Thank you"

peace and hope.....

July 22, 2010 at 9:36 AM  
Anonymous Jennifer said...

Gee, I'm honoured and chuffed and pleased and all that stuff.

I'm with the Doc - you are a ray of sunshine Trisha. Yours is the blog most likely to cause me to be caught surfing at work as it never fails to cause me to giggle, smirk, laugh, guffaw and snort with derision at your hit targets. And make me want to become a more honest and truthful writer.

Most of all you're just someone I really like and I can't remember how I stumbled across you but I'm glad I did.

July 22, 2010 at 12:41 PM  
Blogger Alexa said...

Oh, you ... xoxo

A recognition like this from you means a lot.

At this moment I feel bogged down with the blazing muck of deep summer, so I have nothing sunshine-y to say but Bless you xoxoxoxoxoxoxxoxo !

July 22, 2010 at 3:50 PM  
Blogger Comrade Kevin said...

Thank you!

July 22, 2010 at 8:25 PM  
Blogger Beach Bum said...

What did Sally Field once say, "You liked me, you really liked me!"

Thank you very much!

July 23, 2010 at 3:07 AM  
Blogger verymissmary said...

WOW. Thank you. This is a real special award, and I am very happy if my little bloggety blog ever gives you a smile, or respite from The Bullshit.

Everyone who knows you Thanks G-d for Trish!

Imagine us living in a world where everyone appreciates us...says thank you for all the times you...oops, I'm sorry, I drifted off for a second into a delusional fantasy...I'm back...that was we have teenagers? I'm sorry what?

July 23, 2010 at 4:40 PM  
Blogger Alexa said...

A ray of sunshine? ... Now *that's* my idea of the God force in action. Works splendidly, as does Happy Hour.

A ray of sunshine : you :-)

Bless xo

July 24, 2010 at 3:40 AM  
Blogger PENolan said...

Jaliya, an excellent analogy.

Happy Hour in the Sun or
Fellowship in the Light.
Who needs a church?
Not me!
Especially not with all y'all around.


July 24, 2010 at 6:35 AM  

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