27 June 2009

No, Her Last Name Isn't "O' Furniture" - Good Things

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls and genders in between, more good things have landed softly on my noggin. The intrepid Patty Mooney at A Diary Left Open has been kind enough to bestow upon me an award most excellent:

Burning Bright, most fitting, as that is how it feels sometimes when I sit down to write. Even better, that was the title of a novella by John Steinbeck. Very cool! Patty was so kind to give this to me, and it was created by Jen at Barefoot In The Sand. It's all so groovy, and I dig it. So if you can, drop some comment luv on 'em, tell them I sent you. Oh, and Patty has a great collection of lamp hats, check them out!

SHE WENT TO HAWAII, AND ALL I GOT WAS THIS AWARD: Seriously, though, the intrepid and lovely Pseudonymous High School Teacher also shook the awards tree, and I was the lucky fellow on whom the acorn fell:

Fo' rillz: See? It's an acorn! Pseudo graciously passed this along to me, and I'll borrow some wonderful word-ocity from her blog:

"The Renee Award, I’m told, is one of the most meaningful awards in blogland because it honors someone who is incredibly inspirational in his or her intelligent and witty writing.This award further celebrates a person’s smart, strong and inspirational spirit and it honors those who spread joy and love like an acorn, a small package growing into a tall and sturdy oak tree which spawns more acorns."

My moms often told me I was good at spreading stuff (stuff meaning b.s.), but joy and love? Well, man, that is indeed, the Balls*.

Many thanks to Patty and Pseudonymous, for reading and for making my day, twice over. Make sure to visit (San Diego and Hawaii, folks, dig the weather) and let them know I sent you.

*As my friend (and most gifted writer) cIII at The Goat and Tater would say.


  1. Ah, when it rains...

    I came by to tell you that you have an award over at my blog. Congrats n two in a row!

  2. Paddy O'Furniture had a really cool chiminea once. I almost bought it. Not really the point of this post, was it...

  3. Congrats on the doublin' up. Love your header shot. Nothing like cast iron for gumbo (or whatever).

  4. Congrats on your awards, Irish! Most deserving, as your writing is most inspirational and witty.
    Top of the morning to you!!!

  5. You're going to need a display case soon.

  6. Now what do you call the stuff that sits on an Irishman's deck????


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