"Goodfather! What's going on?"
"Just trying to decide what to wear, Captain. Can I text you a picture?"
"Got it. Nice shoes."
"Thanks. Got them on sale. Steal! Do you think I could wear this with my lilac sweater?"
"What colour pants are you wearing... Damn it!"
"Just spilt my peppermint mocha. Listen, I've been thinking. We've both received some really nice awards from people, but for the most part, they're all a little... feminine. If you know what I mean."
"I know. A little too much pink and a few too many flowers."
"Exactly. We need to man up the blogosphere. Us daddy bloggers need to represent!"
"We totally should! How about black? Maybe with some power tools-"
"Great great great! Look, I don't have Photoshop, so how about you do all the work creating us some badges and I'll take all the credit?"
"Um... that sounds-"
"Is that 'Womanizer' you're listening too? I'm so glad Britney is back. Gotta go, hockey game tonight. Kiss kiss!"
Then I smacked myself in the junk and went to Home Depot. I don't know what I'm supposed to do with a mitre saw, but dammit, I've got one. I like to set it up in the carport and then walk around looking up at the house like I'm planning something big.
Today goodfather and I are launching a joint shock & awe awards campaign. Make sure you go over to his site and check out his goods. Here's mine:
I don't have any rules or stipulations with this, just take it and run. Maybe speak kindly of me from time to time. In fact, if you want to pass it on, make up your own questions. If you don't want to use it because it doesn't fit in with your motif I'll understand, it is pretty manly. Still, you've been awarded. Pass on the manly love.
In no particular order except for goodfather who worked on this with me and Middle Aged Woman who gave me my very first award. Ok, maybe I should do this alphabetically. Or my own special version of the alphabet. I'm not linking everybody below because it's already after 11pm and it's A LOT of names. And mostly because I'm lazy.
Apathy Lounge, April's Little Family, Anndi
Bad Karma, Blissfully Caffeinated, Bedsidetalesman
Clark Kent's Lunchbox, Colepack, Cheaper Than Therapy, Cameron, Churchpunkmom, Ciara, Caroline...Online, Coconut Belly (see, I told you)
Edge of Insanity
Goat & Tater, Gimme the Juice
Heinous, Hey You! It's Me, Half As Good As You
Irish Gumbo, It's a Dog's Life
Jodiferous, Jess, Justsomethoughts, Jett Superior, Jenni Jiggety
Kaply, King of New York Hacks, Khadra
Melanie (yes, you whiny sister), My Life in a Nutshell, Me & You & Ellie, Ms. Partly Cloudy, Mommy's Escape, Momma Trish, Momcat, Mariah, Momo Fali
PAPATV, Pacing the Panic Room, Petra aka The Wise Young Mommy, Pseudonymous High School Teacher
Stiletto Mom, Steenky Bee, Sprite's Keeper, Starbuckbitch, Sarah's Blogtastic Adventure, Sassy Stephanie, Sherandipity, Sleep Deprivation Ninja
Texas Word Tangle, Two Dogs Running, 3 Bedroom Bungalow, Tismee2, Tattooed Minivan Mom
Vodka Mom, Vespa Beth
Zipbag of Bones
Yes, the list is long and distinguished, but I couldn't just pick five or so people because I don't want to hurt anybody's feelings. Everybody on this list either follows me or comments regularly and for that, you deserve an award. For one thing, you're obviously deeply disturbed and should be kept happy for everybody's sake, but more importantly, you bring a little sunshine to my day. Now if you'll excuse me, I've got something in my eye...