It seems awards season is back; I've been awarded two of them in the past week. That's like... a lot.
The first came to me from Ian (rather too cutesly looking for my taste, so I know Ian didn't design it, but then these awards tend to the cutesy):
This one I'm supposed to award to people whose blogs I think are fun to read. Which, all things considered is sort of bizarre, isn't it? I mean, if I read these people, obviously I think what they have to say is highly entertaining. After all, I wouldn't read a blog just because it's there. I have standards you know. So, here are two men and two women among all those in my blogroll. Check out the others too, they all deserve it.
Urban Animal - A good friend of mine who I actually met online (proof that the internet is not overrun with psychos, ok, well she is a little psycho now and then but that part of her charm). She's relatively new to blogging, but caught on really quick. Her blog is a mixture of informative articles on Toronto, updates on her adventures in running as well as her adventures with creepy crawly critters (check that alliteration!)
Furiousball - Discovered a while back, his is a blog about his work, his life as a single dad and his general trials and tribulations. He has a wicked sense of humour, and that list of links at the end of each post - I dunno where he finds that stuff... Besides his blog, I basically stalk him around the internet for his brilliantly funny comments.
Tai - A funny, articulate lady is Tai. Unfortunately, since the end of June she's been having too much fun to blog. I'm hoping she'll tire of having fun soon and she'll be back amoung us.
Dorky Dad never fails to get a chuckle from me. His take on fatherhood and his sardonic wit are brilliant. So are his graphics. I've choked on my tea reading his blog more often than anyone elses... That is high praise indeed, though it's hell on my nazal passages.
The next award was bestowed upon my by Violet Sky. I discovered her quite recently and she quickly became a favourite. I'm supposed to give this one out to 7 people who have brilliant blogs. Seven no less! This is turning into a looooonnnnnngggggggg exercise. So here, in no particular order:
Jocelyn - I've been following her for a long time now. Her posts always have me in stitches. She's a writer/mother/teacher buried somewhere in the midwest (Duluth?). Anyway, it's almost a frigid there as here in Quebec so I feel for her. We seem to keep warm pretty much the same way in winter - by drinking buckets of wine.
Geewtits - She is a strange woman, and I mean this as a compliment of the highest order. Another blogger I have met in person (again, a great experience). She's sort of like god in that her mind works in mysterious ways. Her thought process is a highly entertaining mystery.
XUP - An ex blogger who just couldn't stay away, XUP hails from Ottawa. She used to be the Urban Pedestrian, hence her current name. Again, funny, incisive and highly entertaining. I think maybe VioletSky has alread nominated her, but I couldn't pass her up.
Big Brother - To my real big brother because, well hell, I like his blog (and not just because he'll beat me up if I say otherwise). Despite the fact that he's been pootling around Ireland for the past few weeks while I've been stuck working my butt off and hasn't been blogging enough to keep me entertained, I still give him this award because... ok, beause he'll beat me up if I don't. Old habits die hard.
Citizen of the World - Another blog I wouldn't miss for the world. Always entertaining, always thoughtful, always good. Her blog celebrates the little things. Plus she often posts lovely pictures of food, which keeps me happy...
The other side of Paris - Dumdad (so named by his son Brainbox) is a stay at home Dad and journalist living out near Versailles on the other side of Paris with the Frog Queen (his wife), Princess Perfect (his daughter) the aforementioned Brainbox and Scabby the cat. The most recent addition to the family is a siberian hamster, whose life, with Scabby around, is defintely on the line. Check out Dumdad for more adventures in Paris... oops on the other side of Paris.
Ian - Of course this wouldn't be complete without an award to Ian, who must have been my twin in another lifetime. He's the curmudgeon to my... curmudgeonette??? Sometimes I think this guy can actually root around in my brain, his train of thought is so similar. Except for potlucks. He destests potlucks. Me, I like 'em... Anyway, besides, if I give him this award he'll be annoyed 'cause he'll feel honour-bound to pass it on. Gotcha!
Now all I have to do is let all these people know. Got to get to it...