Two Awards And A Sassy Recipient

I have come to a sobering conclusion. After the apocalypse, only two things will remain. Cockroaches and blogger awards.

I hope the preceding statement does not make me appear ungrateful. Quite the opposite. I am honored and humbled that the very talented writer and poet Polly has nominated me for The Genuine Blogger Award and the Reader Appreciation Award. Thank you, Polly. Despite my feistiness, the gesture is much appreciated. That you and I breathe the same air is remarkable.

 In tracking down the rules for these awards, relief rained upon me. You see, The Genuine Blogger Award has no rules. It is merely a way to let recipients know their work is appreciated. That is so sweet, syrup drips from my follicles.

As for the Reader Appreciation Award, I must share a bit of what I’ve been up to and pass the award onto some deserving bloggers.

Oh, dear. I am dull. Hear the air yawn around me.

Rather than bore you with my daily comings and goings, allow me to share what three strangers have been up to. That’s right; I don’t know these people. Does that matter?

  • For example, the balding man idling at the red light in front of me two days ago makes candles. How do I know? Because he plucked wax from his ear as if paraffin would soon be a scarcity. Never have I seen such determination. But where he stored his treasure is anyone’s guess. I’m just glad the light changed before he needed a sticky adhesive.
  • At a recent conference, seated two rows ahead of me, I discovered a starving woman in my normally well-fed community. At least, I assumed she was famished, because never before have I witnessed a diminutive woman eat a bread roll bigger than her head.
  • Oh, and I must tell you about Cheeks, a woman entering the deli just ahead of my son and me. It’s not that I’ve never seen spandex on a dimply, over-sized buttocks; I’ve just never seen the clingy material bury so deep in one’s crack that two distinct hills are the outcome. It was like butt boobs. Or so said my teenage son.

Image credit: One Inch Punch

As much as I’d love to go on, I recently promised brevity in blog posts, so I must bid you adieu. Besides, there is a string-bean of a man laying mulch outside of my window, and lest he think I am a mesmerizing master at work (yeah, right) or a slacker (bingo!), I best get my single-breasted buttocks out of this chair.

But before I go, I need to nominate others for these awards, always a difficult choice when one reads dozens of wonderful blogs. I opted on the following bloggers because, aside from Polly, they were my six earliest followers, who—against all odds—faithfully come back to see me. As always, do not feel pressure to play the game. Just know that I truly appreciate your support.

JM McDowell

Kourtney Heinz

The Girl in the Cat Frame Glasses

Postcard Fiction

GM Barlean

A Rich, Full Life In Spite of It

What about you? Have you encountered any strange strangers lately? Or maybe you’re the strange one?…

92 Responses to “Two Awards And A Sassy Recipient”

    • crubin

      Yes, that’s a great chair, isn’t it? I’d love to have a couple of those in my basement.
      :)

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  1. Arizona girl

    I love coming up with stories for the random people you encounter on the street. I always wonder if and what kind of story they’re concocting for me….

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    • crubin

      That’s true. I imagine I provide just as much fodder as they provide me. In fact, maybe we’re both being discussed on someone else’s blog right now.
      :)

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  2. lynnettedobberpuhl

    Holy crap. I can’t think of a single bizarre close encounter. I need to get out more. How is this possible? I enjoyed your observations (secondhand) and am sending brainwash in case you want to get some of those images out of your head.

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  3. Kourtney Heintz

    Carrie, congrats on your double blog awards! Thank you so much for these blog award nominations!:) I’ll be posting on them soon. Loved the candle maker in the car.

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  4. iamtheinvisiblehand

    Congrats on your awards- more than deserved! You always know how to make me laugh.

    BTW, I just changed my computer and my new firewall is quite reluctant to letting me access your page, so I’ll still be around, just not sure how many comments I’ll be able to leave you from your blog… 😦

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    • crubin

      Thank you for the kind words. Sorry your firewall is giving you grief. It apparently has a grudge against me.
      :)

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  5. Pink Ninjabi

    Love this post, especially the randomness of ear wax while I’m eating breakfast.😀 HAHAH.. Congrats on the much deserved awards. I think by default, they should just land in your inbox. Yup, like an autodirect for awards.😀

    Pink.

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    • crubin

      You’re too kind. Especially after I made you read about ear wax while breakfasting. Oh well, it could have always been worse. Next time, perhaps?…

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  6. introvertedblogger

    You are indeed worthy of being a genuine blogger!

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  7. writerwendyreid

    Congrats on the awards Carrie. And I am definitely the strange one.😛

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  8. char

    Butt boobs! Your boys do come up with the craziest labels. Congrats…and next time you see the candle man at the light, will you place an order for me? A febreeze scented candle for my son’s room, please. I’m sure he will appreciate that it is made from real–nonartificial earwax.

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    • crubin

      Ha ha! He might appreciate the “natural” wax, but I’m guessing it won’t smell like Febreeze.
      :)

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  9. butimbeautiful

    Such a relief – an award without Rules! Congrats! And yes, I’m the weird one other people talk about when they get home. Was crossing the carpark the other day near the local shops when this youth ogled me and exclaimed ‘Space Cadet!’. Dunno what that was about but pleased to add colour to his day!

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    • crubin

      Oh, you gave me a good laugh-out-loud with that one. I wonder what it takes to earn the catcall of “Space Cadet.” Sounds like quite an honor to me.
      :)

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  10. Perfecting Motherhood

    Congratulations! I recently met someone (actually two different people, on two different occasions) and I couldn’t figure out if it was a he or a she. I feel quite pathetic for not being able to solve the mystery not once, but twice…

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    • crubin

      Maybe it was Pat! That won’t make sense to you if you’ve never watched Saturday Night Live, but Pat was a character of indeterminate gender. Funny on TV, but I imagine awkward in real life.
      :)

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      • Perfecting Motherhood

        Oh, yeah, that’s exactly it! At least I didn’t have to speak to the person in both cases, but I couldn’t help staring to try to find cues to determine the gender. Very awkward. I’m SOOOOOOO glad my kids weren’t with me then, or I’m sure they’d embarassed me in public.

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  11. the curtain raiser

    Always interesting to just watch people and such great blog fodder when you can relate what you see in a humerous way. I now have visions of the guy in the car and his candle factory. Congratulations Carrie.

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  12. Ann Marquez

    Congratulations, Carrie! I’m working on passing on awards today when I really should be … um … studying😉 It is overwhelming and time consuming isn’t it? But I must admit that I really, really longed to receive at least one award. (Vanity, vanity) And I do love having the opportunity to pass them along. Despite the hard work.😉

    BUT I just read about this one award where the originator warns to not deviate from the original instructions (now I feel guilty about encouraging rebellion.) And I’ve noticed that people are beginning to block awards by placing an “Award Free Zone” notice on their site. But oh well, oh well … live and let live, right?😀

    BTW – I nominate you for the Kreative Award Passer-On Award … but don’t worry, it doesn’t really exist, and you don’t need to do a thing.😉

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    • crubin

      Ha ha! But beware–now that I know you enjoy the awards, any more I get may come your way. Cue evil laugh.

      I’m definitely a rule-breaker on these, so I suspect the award where no deviation is allowed will not be delivered to me. Such is life, and I shall survive.

      And thanks for your fictitious award. Always a treat when I don’t have to do anything!
      😉

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      • Ann Marquez

        “Enjoyed” … Enjoy with an “ed.” Past tense.😀 And after today and tomorrow’s post I’m taking a “have to” hiatus, sooooo ………. tagyou’reit!😉
        (But I’ll still be lurking and keeping an eye out for that upcoming book of yours😉 )

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