Quote of the day...er...week...umm...hey, look, a quote!!

Tibi gratias agimus quod nihil fumas.

It says "...freedom of...", not "...freedom from...".

"It's amazing to me how many people think that voting to have the government give poor people money is compassion. Helping poor and suffering people is compassion. Voting for our government to use guns to give money to help poor and suffering people is immoral self-righteous bullying laziness. People need to be fed, medicated, educated, clothed, and sheltered, and if we're compassionate we'll help them, but you get no moral credit for forcing other people to do what you think is right. There is great joy in helping people, but no joy in doing it at gunpoint." - Penn Jillette







Thursday, January 22, 2009

You like me...you really like me!

Well, Gina does, anyway. At least...I think she does...because she was sweet and gave me an award - my very first, in fact! Thanks, Gina!




The Dardos Award is in appreciation of the merits - cultural, literary and individual- of every blogger who expresses him/herself on his/her blog.

The conditions are to:
Be tickled pink,
Copy and paste the award picture to your blog,
Write down the regulations,
Link the blog who bestowed you the award,and finally
Nominate 15 blogs for the award.

I am delighted, which I hope will be an acceptable stand-in for "tickled pink". I've followed the rules (as much as I ever do), and will now get on with the nominating.

1. Rachel at The Waxing Moon - her blog is part poetry, part environmental crusade, part photo-journal of life in the Yukon. I dig her.
2. Kit at Kitmama's Penseive - she's not just a real-time friend, she's a spot of crunchy granola goodness punctuated with accents of nature, kids, cooking, and occasional Internet goofing-off.
3. Tanis at Attack of the Redneck Mommy - I don't know her in person, but anyone who make me laugh out loud (and then have to tell the Evil Genius that I won't read him what made me laugh because it's adult in content) deserves a prize.
4. Susan at Stop Calling Me That - she's had some rough days recently, but she still brings the funny...and maybe a bit of grace under fire, too.
5. Charlie at Back to the Fridge - dude makes weight loss seem almost like fun. Almost.
6. Marcy at The Glamorous Life Association - her take on vintage ads is hilarious, and her recent series on Swedish Rock Bands almost hurt me, I laughed so hard. Her slices of California life are cool, too.
7. Laurie at Foolery - if you don't know why, you haven't read her...but here's a hint - she's almost as deeply weird as I am, and she's way cuter.
8. Shawn at Backpacking Dad - he's well spoken, thought provoking, and dang it...he's cute!
9. Mrs. G over at Derfwad Manor - she's who I would like to be if I ever grow up.
10. Elden at Fat Cyclist - someone I have never met, never spoken to, but has made quite an impact on my life. I think about his wife, his family, every day, and constantly send them little blessings because they need them. Despite that, he manages to be gracious, funny, and generous with his blog, time, energy, and dollars.
11. Suzy at Hollywood: Where Hot Comes to Die (R) - she's one funny, tart, witty woman who is way underemployed.
12. Mizz Magpie at Magpie Musing - she is warm, welcoming, a real Lady, even when she's not.
13. MereCat at More MereCatherine - she's considering hanging up her hat, but I hope she doesn't - she's fun, bright, and good-natured, and the world needs all of those it can get!
14. Sean at Writer Dad - well spoken, well written, imaginative, creative, and industrious - need I say more?
15. Black Hockey Jesus at The Wind in Your Vagina - there is no way to quantify him, you just have to go read his words to understand.
16. (yeah, yeah, sixteen). Becky at Mommy Wants Vodka - if for no other reason than she's ninety-months pregnant and still has a sense of humor.

Please understand, it wasn't easy for me to narrow it down- I read all those blogs on the sidebar every day, and a few more besides...and every one of them is engaging and worth the time. I didn't mention Mum and her blog, or my dear friend M and hers, because they haven't been writing much of late - but I love them nonetheless. I didn't mention Noble Pig, BloggerDad, Organized Doodles, Boobs Injuries and Dr. Pepper, Baby on Bored, Namasdaisy, and a dozen others because I was trying to follow the rules. Sigh.

Thanks, Gina, for thinking of me!

13 comments:

RachelW said...

Congratulations, sweetie! And... thanks for passing it on to me. You're too kind!

The Glamorous Life said...

WOW. Thanks for passing this on to me. And congrats to you as well.

SO cool to get an award. (and for the very kind things you said about my blog!)

Magpie said...

Mwah! Thank you.

Kyddryn said...

You are quite welcome, friends - it is my pleasure!

Redneck Mommy said...

Thank you so much! You just made my day. Which I appreciate cuz I just stepped in puppy poo.

Argh.

MereCat said...

Thanks, Kyddryn! You're pretty special yourself!

Suzy said...

Thanks Kyddryn but you know I'm not exactly Mrs. Art Linkalotter. I'll TRY, but only for you.

Kyddryn said...

Tanis, I'm so sorry about the poo...blech..as bad as cat horf, huh?

Merecat, thanks...

Suzy, you play on your own terms and I know it...so no worries.

Ginaagain said...

Of course I like you! I don't read people I don't like!

foolery said...

Oh yes, I like you. Don't much care for Sally Field, but YOU I LIKE.

You are more than deserving of recognition for your words. I still think about your owl series from last year -- the photos, the thoughts, the serialized saga of your owl neighbor.

Thank you for your kind words. I strive to be weirder than you and cuter than SOME living thing, so I am on the right track.

Cheers, my bloggy friend!

-- Laurie

Kit said...

Thank you, Kyddryn! I am honored- it's my first blog award! :)

15?? Wow, I don't think I even have that many blogs in my blog roll. . . perhaps I'll send the award on to a select few instead. In any case, thanks again! I appreciate the nod. (and the pithy portrayal of my blog!)

Writer Dad said...

Hi there, Kyddryn. Thanks for the love. Sorry it took me so long to get here, I've been kinda swallowed a bit lately. Those are all such nice things to say to me. No, you needn't say more. I appreciate every word.

Thanks, and have a great weekend.

Sean

Bird said...

Well I just came over from Kitmama's place to say hi and thumbs up for giving her an award and now I see I have another list of interesting blogs to check out while I procrastinate over doing my tax paperwork. Thank you for giving me all this procrastination material (including your own blog) I think I have enough here to keep me busy for a good few hours tonight. Nice to meet you, by the way :D