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Phylly, thank you so much for the Versatile blogger award. I guess those tangents weren’t too much then?

Before I get to the ins and outs of this award, I just want to say I really enjoy Phylly’s blog. She and I are on the same wave length if her interests are any clue. She has similar taste in music, movies, literature, humor, …actors. Her posts always strike a chord with me. One of my favorites is May 13th, “Show Your Pearly Whites!” Love this post for lots of reasons not the least of which is anyone who puts up a video of Allan Sherman is someone I would love to know better, and there are many other posts which make me think this about Phylly. That’s just the one that stands out in my mind. Wait. Then there was the post about Earth Day where she talked about being a great fan of Joni Mitchell. Me too! There was also the time she mentioned Ogden Nash, The Beatles, Far from the Madding Crowd and John Standring all in one post! I assumed she’s a fan of all of those, and it had me thinking me, me, me and also me are a fan.

So many times I’ve read her blog and had the thought, “I would have a great time with this person.” I’ve had these thoughts so much with some bloggers that I’ve wanted to acknowledge it with fanfare somehow. If you’re thinking this is a long thank you for my award, almost in the vein of an award for Phylly, then you’re right. It is in fact an award.
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To Phylly goes the first ever “Do Wah Diddy Diddy” Blogger Award.

Phylly, may you be the first of many to wear it with a giggle if not with pride, and hopefully, this will keep us all from becoming too serious. As far as any rules for passing this on, it may be passed onto two bloggers who have you musing, “Yeah, I’d like to party with them.” But only two since oftentimes finding more can be a real hassle. Most important the recipients must not take themselves too seriously, which means they have to have some affection for Bill Murray. No Bill Murray love, no award. Fine Print: must like at least one thing — skit, movie, whatever –with Bill Murray. See his IMDb page for reference. The recipient must then share this Bill Murray love with us. Below is mine and what inspired this award:

I’ll get back to you on my Versatile Blogger award.

And just so this post won’t qualify as a tangent, I must have an RA segue, i.e., something that is not strictly about RA but not a tangent either. Sort of a variation of Six Degrees of Separation or the Kevin Bacon game.

So where was I? Oh, yeah, trying to think of something to say about RA. Since I’m tired, and I don’t really have anything to say about him this evening (yes, there are times when I really don’t have anything to say about him), how ’bout a picture?

and a song (the whole thing LOL!):

Screencap courtesy of RichardArmitageNet.Com

Got Your Sunshine Award

I’ve received a few awards in my life, but never one that made me smile so much. I’m a bit humbled that anyone would give me an award for all of my nonsense, but I’m glad to know I could make someone smile. It’s wonderful there is something redeeming about being snarky and talking about Richard Armitage incessantly. A big thank you to That Fond Impossibility for the Sunshine Award. I’ll wear it with pride. And we’ll have to keep a close eye on you as I think you might be a candidate for The Addict List.

Now to bestow this on someone. I assume the Sunshine Award is about making people smile, and if I’m wrong, well, the award I’m giving is about smiling. I thought of several bloggers immediately. I understand from somewhere (I’m sorry I don’t remember exactly where) that I can give it to three bloggers. If I’m wrong about that too, well, does it matter? I’m giving it to three bloggers:

Reforming Geek I’ve read this blog for quite a long time. It always makes me smile and yes, I feel a bit of sunshine reading it and for awhile after I’m done. I have never commented over there but will today when I make this “presentation.” It will be interesting when she comes over here to find out who I am and realizes we are a bunch of nuts. But hey, we’re happy nuts, and she might enjoy the wallpaper, and maybe we can get her to watch Vicar of Dibley (see below).

Armitage Fan Blog Of course I have to give this to Nat. If there was ever anyone who deserved the Sunshine Award, it’s her. I don’t even care if she’s already gotten one. She deserves another one! Plus, the anniversary of her blog is upon us, so she REALLY deserves one for making so many of us smile for so long. Thank you, Nat.

and last but not least:

reviewerama I have missed her! So in honor of our Ragtag returning to the blogosphere, I have to give her one. Well that, and I always get a smile when I read her stuff. Still think she should be writing for a living. Welcome back, Ragtag!

Yes, the entire episode is back on YouTube. :D