Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Arte Y Pico

A shout out to Divajood
who was kind enough to give me this award and like the Diva, I need that gown.

I am one lucky blogger. I have been (twice) given the Arte Y Pico award. I know it's greedy of me to accept it twice, but what can I say? I know I'm not worthy of this double honor, but it does give me the opportunity to pass it forward five more times, and acknowledge some of the wonderful bloggers who have encouraged me, in my six months of learning this blog thing we do. So here come the prizes you wonderful five. Drum roll please:
1) Unconventional Conventionist
3)Ghost Dansing
4)Dada's Daily
5)Texas Oasis

Why this five you ask? Well let me tell you:

1) Unconventional Conventionist is a heart throb for me. Makes me shiver with pleasure when he gives me a read and leaves one of his smart, funny, encouraging, kind comments. Just yesterday, when I was reading fairlane's hilarious post, it was UC's comments that made me sputter and double over with laughter. And in times like these, doesn't everyone need a good laugh at least once a day. His site is as charming as he, obviously reflecting his wit and wisdom. He writes of many things--politics, hard times, good times, and if you're really lucky you might find him seated at his piano playing a bit of Chopin. My Unconventional friend is one very talented and generous blogger, and to my knowledge, the only man to actually read my novel, Maggy. I know he actually did it because he he left the perfect musical accompaniment for the chapter Body Warmth. For a man who knows The Whippenpoof Song, and can play it for you like it was a love song. Thank you Unconventional Conventionist.

2)SuziRiot made me feel like I'd finally made it. I'd only been blogging a few months when out of no where there she was, reading me and leaving comments. Then, bam, she gives me a REBEL GRRL Award. I put that in all caps, because when I think about SuziRiot who also gives the Fucktard of the Week Award, she both thrills me and scares me a little, but I think in really great moments of feeling alive, I have SuziRiot's spirit firing my fingers and making stacatto tapping noises with my fingers on the keys--just the way I believe SuziRiot really types. Fast and musical--a verbal onslaught so consise and strong, it must be accompanied by the sound of ten fingers hitting the keys with force.

3)Ghost dansing scared me the first time he came calling. He leaves music in his wake, and sometimes one-liners that get you where you live. His avatar scared me a bit too--is death paying me a visit with musical accompaniment or a teenager terrorizing me just to mess with my head? After a couple of visits, I followed him home (yes girls, just like the tramp that I am) and what did I find but some very good writing, and some very scary information about the thugs and liars who rule us now. And scarier yet, I still can't figure out whether I'm crazy about a 60 year old man who works for the CI A or a nineteen year old who does very good research. Very mysterious. Just like a blogger called Ghost dansing should be.

4)Dada's Dally sometimes writes about politics in a voice as clear and crisp as a cool spring in a hot climate. Refreshing and unexpected. Comforting and unnerving all at once. He has a Mrs. Dada, like a woman on the line with him talking in the background. I can hear her voice speaking through him now and then, and I envy them both a little for the obvious love they share. Hope I'm not embarrassing you Dada, but your damn lucky to have her. Sometimes he travels to escape the babbling bastards on the MSM (my words not yours Dada), and takes us along to the nearest charming cantina. We get to go inside and partake of a cold brew, visit friends. I swear, the first few times I visited Dada's place, he called it Dada's Daily, but once, just once, when I nagged him about his occasionally vanishing from the daily grind of putting out the paper, next time I show up it's now Dada's Dally. Well it is summer--what better time to dally?

5)Texas Oasis and I are cousins twice removed. Or so I pretend. In my mind she is my only remaining relative who stayed in Texas, yet somehow managed to escape the ignorance and racism that was my cracker past. She is smart without ever been a smart-ass. A trait I have never managed to pick up. Sadly, she is the only one in the family to get this graceful way of saying fuck you, without ever actually uttering a cuss word. She is a feminist, she is an animal lover and has the Texas contingent of Dcup's Pussies for Peace. Say howdy, honey!

Now, for the rules, you have some awesome rights and responsibilities--don't you hate it when gifts come with rules? Here goes:

These here be the rules:
1)Pick five (5) blogs that you consider deserve this award for their creativity, design, interesting material, and also for contributing to the blogging community, no matter what language.
2) Each award has to have the name of the author and also a link to his or her blog to be visited by everyone.
3) Each award winner has to show the award and put the name and link to the blog that has given her or him the award itself.
4) Award-winner and the one who has given the prize have to show the link of “Arte y Pico” blog, so everyone will know the origin of this award which is here: Arte y Pico.


All-Mi-T [Thought Crime] Rawdawgbuffalo said...

well represent sista
still giving out awards
im finna (im country) chk them out, Diva turneed me on to u so i hope u do some justice, im sure u will folk

ps - rolled u if u dont mind

DivaJood said...

Oh, goody. I was begining to feel like chopped fucking liver.

Check your email, I explained the line through words thingy to you.

Utah Savage said...

Torrance, Dude, it's always an honor to get rolled. Thank you so much. I hope you return often, so I too can get hip and learn a new way of expressing myself. As I sometimes bore myself.

Diva, you're too kind to the technologically impaired.
Thanks, babe

Randal Graves said...

I want to be able to cross stuff out in comments. Screw you, blogger!

Utah Savage said...

I'll bet you do, Randal!

DivaJood said...

Geeze, Randal, I want to cross things out when I'm walking the streets. Call me crabby.

Ghost Dansing said...

thank you Utah and a warm congratulations to my fellow awardees....... drop by my place and see if i followed the rules correctly...... following rules is one of my best things!
bad reputation

Blueberry said...

Here's my howdy. Wow! I am honored. I am going to put in on the mantle.

Ghost Dansing said...

ooops.... i wasn't paying very close attention and gave one to texas oasis too!

well.... i'm not taking it away..... but i'll add another.....

Ghost Dansing said...

oh good..... lucky for me i added a sixth award, so i still gave out 5 with only one redundancy.....

Utah Savage said...

What did I tell you ghost, we all love you

Randal Graves said...

diva, just get one of those industrial-sized magic markers. Sure, the offending jackass will still exist, but he or she will have a giant line on them.

Unconventional Conventionist said...

Bless you, but screw you hunny. Now, I have to write something, blergh.

I'll get to it next week. We got company comin...