In an unbridled exhibition of shameless self promotion I am thrilled to announce that I have been nominated for a highly prestigious
2006 Canadian Blog Award.
To my surprise I was not nominated in the Cultural, Science or Religious Blog category. Here I thought that I was some sort of half-assed quasi scientific, *pseudo intellectual, social commentator.
*It is always fun to pronounce pseudo as swaydo.
Apparently my perplexing comic stylings and semi coherent satirical ramblings, zany rants and general tomfoolery do not dovetail into an all encompassing synopsis of the Cultural ascent/descent of homo escapeons. So much for my generic all purpose theory of the meaning of life!
A quick glance in my archives reveals that I am an object for your pity and not your scorn. I see myself as normal while others get the impression that I am sort of a touchy feely, eclectic, smartass and a delusional, wannabe philosopher who is obviously crying out for help.
My postings are all over the road.
(ie.Last minute filler from blogthings) a few
I confess that I never actually wrote out a mission statement for my Blog and that like most of you I am pretty much just in it for the money. HA! Wait a minute.. it reads a forensic interpretation of modern humans on my banner!
I started posting in February and thought that it would be a good way to force myself to write everyday. HA!
My incredibly rewarding tenure as a 'stay at home Dad' is nearing the end of its term and although I have never publicly stated this I plan to write for a living in the future. HA!
I had not written anything interesting over the past 20 odd years other than Downtown Office Vacancy Reports yawwwn or Offers to Lease/Purchase.
Before that I was a TV Commercial Writer/Producer and I did study Advertsing and Journalism in College but I never got around to actually writing.
On top of that I was a dumbass dinosaur who didn't know how to turn on a computer because I always had a secretarial assistant.
Despite all of those obstacles, last February when a nice man who works with my goodladywife and who is a world reknown blogger, and whose name will remain anonymous, Brian the Mennonite, suggested that I should try blogging.
I still remember how excited I was to get my first comment on Feb 15th
Brian the Mennonite said...
I'd just like to let you know that I am out here reading your stuff (I was going to call it sh*t, but I didn't want you to be offended, "cause I like it) and will have to reread it several times to grasp all of it. I think I like what I'm reading so far. I've added you to my blogroll and will probably refer to you occasionally when I want to talk about a distant acquaintance of mine who seems to know what he's talking about.
..and with that blistering barrage of encouragement I knew that I must really have stumbled on to something big... then lo and behold lightning struck again.
One month and 25 postings later I received another comment on March 21st
gautami tripathy said...
In India, the mall culture is relatively new! The shopkeepers shout at the top of their voices to visit them. It sounds like a street market! Minus the open spaces!
I got a comment from some guy in India!
(Sorry gautami but because of your avatar I didn't know that you were a beautiful intelligent woman)
I was ten feet off of the ground..2 comments..neener neener... nothing could stop me now... then holy crap another comment! So soon, its only March!?
No Way! I was ready to yell AVALANCHE! when out of the blue my daughter's old boyfriend sent yet another comment April 7th..
Jeff Gagne said...
WOW, i am the newest fan of your blog, get a TV show, and i'll watch you talk all day.. you're wicked, and as for ur blog about Jesus getting beat up by the Olsen twins.. brilliance
Now I was getting traction, major advertisers will soon be beating a path to my site with these killer demographics!..ah the power of positive thinking!
Despite all odds it happened again, this time I received feedback on my uber important April 10th account of how American Idol Clay Aiken was robbed, ROBBED I TELL YA...
Bwahahaha!!! So true, so true!!!
My highly informative take on slang terms for the penis and related poor choices for naming boys brought even more accolades..
I'm sure your post is the envy of all your friends. No wonder your wife (Alice?) is so proud ;-)
Well, well, well...less than a month later my new crazy cyber-stalker is back harrasing me and hogging my entire comment section on April 18th..
I was going to ask what a Sasquatch was. Thank you for explaining it so well. x
You get the picture...
I am so DUH!
One day I finally realise that you get what you give so I started reading other blogs and started commenting and immediately discovered the true joy of blogging which is the interaction...the snappy repartee, the witty banter tossed to and fro and the merciless, relentless teasing that you give and receive from others in the comment section.
I call it the afterparty.
There are so many funny, brilliant, misguided, talented, caring people out here with a bevy of different views, alternative realities and interesting angles on Life.
They become more than just fast friends, they become
Now I spend so much time enjoying other blogs that I often forget to post..oh well..I mean whatever!
Congratulations and props to my peeps and fellow nominees..
Andrea @ Colouring Outside The Lines
Within, Without @ Snippets From Spaceship Orion
Joyce @ Chronicles Of Blunderview
Brian the Mennonite @ I Wonder
for your well deserved nominations
Anyway I am thrilled to get noticed and I would like to thank whoever nominated me and I hope that the cheque clears.
Nominations are open until Sunday November 12th and first round voting begins on Nov 15th. Don't forget to vote and vote often.
Do you remember your first words of encouragement in the comment section?