Thursday, July 17, 2008

winner winner chicken dinner!

I have just received the coveted prize of

My acceptance speech:
You like me! You really really like me! I am truly honored to receive this award and even to be nominated in the company of such great bloggers. I'd like to thank the academy, my mentor and blog designer, Tiburon, my friends and fans for reading my blog, and I'd like to thank heaven for naptime so that I can have two minutes to myself (OK, two hours) to write my blog and keep up on other blogs. Thank you!

Now to the nitty gritty...

This award has rules:
1. Please put the logo on your blog. (check)
2. Add a link to the person who awarded you. (check)
3. You must nominate 7 fellow bloggers for this award. (see below)
4. Add links to the recipients. (duh)
5. Leave a comment so the recipients know they have received an award. (I have to go to all that trouble after already giving them an award??? Fine.)

In the #3 rule, above, I'm pretty sure they mean I should AWARD seven bloggers. Because if I only nominated them, who will vote for them to get the award? That would be a whole different type of blog post. So I will go right ahead and award the Brilliant Weblog award to:

Jennie - Beehive and Birds' Nest. Granted, she is my sister, but she's also hilarious and witty and straightforward. I always read her blogs first.

Tiburon - Shark Bait. Since the rules don't state that you can't award someone who has already been awarded...right back at you, babe. Your blog is what inspired me to get started.

Tiffany - The Would-Be Writer's Guild. This is probably the first blog I started reading of someone I didn't know from Adam. I'm not even sure who I linked to it through because of the tangled web of blog love out there. But it is probaly the funniest, cleverestest blog I've read to date.

Becky, yep - What it is...XOXO. I can count on Becky for a good laugh on her blog and a good comment on mine, something I always appreciate.

Andre - Hoyt Family Adventures. Although I like to keep my own blog as frivelous and irrelevant as possible (while still using lots of big words, as you can see), I do like to occasionally delve into deeper waters. And no one can wax philosphical AND interesting at the same time like Andre. It keeps my brain alive.

No one knows sarcasm like Cara at Cara Dee's Boring Adventures. And I like a little sarcasm in my diet. It has been a starvation diet lately, Cara, so get posting.

MiaKatia - Flashing Yellow Lights. Brilliant. Witty. Well-written. Cracks me up. Love it.

And the final award goes to(I know, it's 8, so what.)....drumroll please.....

Although a newbie at blogging, my brother Ben at The Davis Family can show off loquaciousness like no one else I know. (Must run in the family.) I like to do it AND to read it, what can I say? This post shows off his skillz at their very best.

Everyone else linked on my front blog page gets an honorable mention. I wouldn't keep reading your blog if it wasn't awesome! So thanks for entertaining me and keeping me updated on your life. You are the best!


Mia said...

Well deserved award! There are a few blogs I will read even when I don't have time for all of the blogs in my reader and yours is one of them. Thanks for the shout out! Makes me blush ;)

Erica said...

Congratulations on an award!!

You deserve it too. I like to come here to get a good chuckle.

CaraDee said...

This sounds a lot like a pyramid scheme....
Also, I'm the 6th one you award to? I'm sad.

Tiffany said...

Good golly, thanks for the shout out!

Mindi said...

i hope this doesn't go to your head.

just remember us little people who helped you get there.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for your magnanimity. You won a second Brillante award, though I don't think you should have to be forced into the process of awarding it again. Thanks again and congratulations again!

Bek said...

Totally random blog lurker (I think you might the first blog in a LONG time that I have found that I don't have any connection with!!! )...

I linked her via your sister.. I have no idea how I found her..but the house in your header reminded me of my grandma's house (and all the really cool old houses in Heber, where she lived...).

Yay. i love finding new blogs.. :-)

tiburon said...

Awww if I was to give it out seven more times - you would get all seven :)

Thanks :)

alex dumas said...

Dude, your brother is a nerd. In a good way...