Sunday, January 18, 2009

A Slight Pause In My Midlife Crisis For Some Awards

If you’re one of the many bloggers who’ve been on break or one of the handful of unique visitors landing here because you typed “psycho woman pussy good” into Google, or one of my loyal skimmers, or if you just dropped by to get another look at Muskrat’s snuggie, let me get you up to speed:

I am a Hippie. 

Yes, as determined by my readers (because I once got arrested for skinny dipping) and also by my Teen (because I make him walk to school) it’s now official.

And this Hippie's been writing recently about her Card Carrying Gay Buddhist Buddy (Medical Marijuana Card, that is) whom she is learning many things from.

Except Buddhist Buddy can’t seem to help her cut through the cycle of midlife crises—which reared its graying head last week with the double whammy of taking a career-diving job and discovering her supervisor was a former student.

But that didn’t stop Britain’s most distinguished undistinguished writer, Chris Wood from awarding this double-whammy post. For the long, sad, Sarandon-saturated story, scroll down. OMG! This alliteration thing is contagious.

It should be noted that I am only the second recipent of this award, after the wicked funny Bee, and the fact that Chris is on my list of top ten bloggy crushes in no way influenced his decision.

Thanks Chris. I feel so very honored. You now have a reserved VIP spot on my couch for the tour across the pond to promote your book:

which can be purchased here on Amazon.

And if that award wasn’t enough to temporarily relieve this migraine of a midlife crisis, Cat from My Name is Cat has given me another great, but less grammatically-correct award:

Thanks so much Cat!   And on top of that Bossy stopped by to express her sympathy.  In short, being a failure never felt so good.

NOTE TO NON-BLOGGY WRITERS AND GOGGLING PERVERTS FROM DUBAI: I apologize, but it’s a Blog-Award-Blog world out here. This is all part of the gig. So in order not to bore the bloggness out of you, here is a video rap on correct grammar that I ripped off from Dan at The Art of Panic.

It's Sistersalad's  Yo Comments Are Whack  And it's good.  I mean, well.  No, I mean, ah, excellent. 

Now, the Butterfly award comes with rules that state I'm to pass it on to five others. If they choose not to pass it on, that's cool. I do it in order to give my fellow bloggers a shout out.

They are the wickedly funny:

The Self Deprechaun

Just Because You Don't Need It

Heinous at Irregularly Periodic Ruminations

Vodka Mom at I Need a Martini Mom

Unfinished Dude's wife. Tradition has it that I award The Dude. But this Hippie has decided it's his wife's turn. She writes a damn funny story about Himself funky-white-boy-ing it up with his bros and one h-e-double-hockey sticks of good blog Herself.  She's:

Shieldmaiden96  at Dispatches From the Northern Outpost

Now Chris' Nobel Prize for Awesomeness also comes with stipulations for me:

1. This weekend, thy shall drink much beer. Beer is the fruit of wisdom, and killer of brain cells that don't pull their weight (I can prove this here).
2. Teachers don't get much credit. Remember your value: You change the world for people.
3. You must be at the Cavern of the Crescent Sausage at sunrise on Winter Solstice, wearing a Viking helmet and Neil Young t-shirt, holding a bowl full of lasagna.

I think this Hippie can handle that.


For these and other wicked bloggers, visit Humor-Blogs.

For another peek at The Snuggie, scroll down.

STAY TUNED: More Tuesdays With Buddhist Buddy--The Straight One


Anonymous said...

Congratulations. Non-bloggy writers? I'm stealing that.

Matt-Man said...

Well it's official...You Frickin' RAWK. Cheers Meg!!

The Self-Deprechaun said...

Hi! Thank you for the award, although I don't know when I will become that butterfly, it seems that i will forever be an Asian Shrek forever and ever. That video was slammin' like you! Pass some of that hippie cabbage please.

Jeff said...

Good toke man. Thanks for sharing your doobage.

Chris Wood said...

You're welcome! Thanks for reserving me a VIP place on your couch and for mentioning my book!

Hope the weekend was good ...

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

Congrats on the award! Also, the video was great... you've made me a very happy English teacher.

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

Actually, I'm liking it better and better the more I'm listening to it.

JD said...


haulin down the hardware

can be quite funny

Matt said...

Funny video. Maybe I'll steal it, and claim it as my find to my family.

Father Muskrat said...

I'm feeling a little exploited here. Nonetheless, congrats on your award!

Jinksy said...

Congrats on the awards.

Personally, I think any award that acknowledges drinking beer as a prerequisite will gain it more cred (at least from me) than a Tony or Daytime Emmy.

Keep it up.

VE said...

Awesome award! Of course you'll have to be on the road for 312 days a year giving talks about your awesomeness. First stop...Omaha...

Vodka Mom said...

you ROCK!!! And, in your honor, I will raise my glass to you tonight!!!

Needless To Say said...

Congrats on your awards, and thanks so much for including me in your award celebrations! I'm having a beer right now in your honor! Yay for Ohio hippies!

Heinous said...

Thanks, Meg! I'll have a drink in celebration. On second thought, since you can't be here to raise a glass with me, I guess I'll have two.

Father Muskrat said...

PS- I love the rap that attacks shitty writing.

Pearl said...

Oh, you're funny!
Slightly Hippie-ish Myself,

Shieldmaiden96 said...

Didn't want you to think I was ungrateful for the award, just hadn't had a chance to tell ya so.

Someday we'll have to hit on the other things we might have in common. I have some Grateful Dead concert memories, pleasant yet vague...still wish I had that purple dress with the little bells on the hem.