April 29, 2009

The Honest Scrap Award
I just received the Honest Scrap award from Libhom whom I consider a fellow scrapper. Thanx, Libhom **blush**.

Here’s the description of the award:
"This award is bestowed upon a fellow blogger whose blog content or design is, in the giver’s opinion, brilliant." [thus the blush]

"Scrap means left over, fragments, discarded material. Many times truth and honesty are discarded material, considered fragments and left over. People like us need to tell it like it is, and let the scraps fall where they will."

“Many times truth and honesty are discarded material.” Ain’t THAT the truth?
See the Rules below— Here, I’ll just follow them:
1] Oh, gee, what can I say? I sure like to think my blog pushes honesty. So, yeah, I’m really, really proud to have received this thang.

2] Did this already. Thanx again, Libhom.

3] Uhhhhh—SEVEN? That’s a lot of blogs! In no particular order, here are the blogs I've passed the award to.

a] Ramona’s Voices— Ramona describes herself as the eternal optimist. Certainly a skill to cultivate in these times. Even so, she’s not shy when it comes to taking on the ghastly economic situation we’re in, the Second Amendment, Rush Limbaugh, and on and on.

b] An Average American Patriot. Jim and I have known each other for a long time. We converse about weekly.
Jim pulls no punches when it comes to holding our government accountable. And it doesn’t matter who’s steering the ship. He’s every bit as p-o’d about the lack of prosecutions as he is about the torture. Take a look.

c] A Little Reality— KnightErrant describes his blog as “A search for reality (or at least a little fun) in politics and life.” He may be surprised at this nod as I’ve been lurking on his blog for a while but haven’t checked in with any comments lately.
Honesty is KnightErrant’s middle name. KnightHonestErrant. Kinda has a nice ring to it, doesn’t it?

d] Pissed On Politics by Polishifter lays it all out on the table. He comes across strongly and he comes across angry. He takes on everything from the Republicans’ Small Tent Strategy to Swine Flu to Terrorism to Torture. Coming away from his blog you’ll have no doubts as to where Poli stands on the issues.

e] Another I’ve lurked on [and will have to come out of the shadows in order to tell Ed that I’ve awarded him] is Left in Missouri.
He talks of “being blue in a sea of red.” Having lived in Missouri and now, living in Florida, I very well understand how he feels.
Much of what he reports on is the state legislature. A nice change from the majority of us who concentrate on the federal level. Missourians, take note.

For my final two, I’m going to depart from the norm—at least for my list:

f] Polaris, a blog written by a couple of channels of a post-earth entity called Polaris and who know another entity I study called Michael. Matthew and I communicate on Polaris and on my blog, All that Is.

g] And finally, Morning Martini. Pissed off Patricia who posts Mondays through Thursdays [ Fred the Cat, posts on Fridays] tackles everything from her disgust with the Bush administration and torture to her ongoing saga regarding the newest member of her family—a little yorkshire terrier.
She also takes us on tours of Florida’s beaches to watch the hatching of the sea turtles and their race for the sea. An eclectic and thoroughly enjoyable blog.

That’s seven! **whew!**

OK, now I’m supposed to tell you ten honest things about myself. This could be as hard as awarding 7 blogs:

1] I was born in the first 10 minutes of the baby boom. Well, not quite. Maybe the 2nd 10 minutes. Anyhow, I’m 61 and a half years old.

2] As a result of [1], I’m really, really tired of the Blame the Boomers movement that’s been going on for at least the last 40 years.

3] My first computer was virtually free. I paid only for the hard-drive.
When I asked my friend who built that computer what size hd to buy she told me, “Get a half-gig—that’s all you’ll ever need.” **giggle!**
Since then I’ve become the original puter potato.
Oh, and a few weeks ago when Molly died, I bought a new hd—ahem—160 gigs. Not to mention the 3 external hd’s. So much for the half gig.

4] Rachel Maddow is my very, very favorite talk show host.

5] There’s a beast sleeping in my computer room right now. His name is Jake. Someone dumped him in my retirement community about 6 months ago and he worked his wiles on me. I was just a helpless bystander. So now a litter box is a major part of my life.

6] I LOVE Stephen Colbert and I don’t care WHAT the conservatives say—yes, he’s doing satire.

7] I’m such a hermit that I fire up my truck once per month to go to my free-health clinic. And, once or twice per month, I take my golf cart to the grocery store and to PetSmart about a block away. Other than that, I’m a stay-at-home.

8] Because of [7] I’m not too worried [for myself] about swine flu.

9] A friend introduced me to an awesome free online game here. I played it 7 times while I waited for a 2nd game—a prequel, here. And, I’m not a huge computer game person.

10] I’m a 5th level old Sagittarius born in the year of the boar. No, NOT BOOR! BOAR—as in pig. OK, don't start.

Rules and Regulations
These are the rules and the instructions for the 'chosen ones’:

1.You must brag about the award. Check.

2.You must include the name of the blogger who bestowed the award on you and link back to the blogger. Check.

3.You must choose a minimum of seven (7) blogs that you find brilliant in content or design. Or you may improvise by including bloggers who have no idea who you are because you don’t have seven friends. Surprise someone! Check.

4.Show their names and links and leave a comment informing them that they were prized with Honest Weblog. Or think of it this way--show the seven random victims' names and links and leave a harassing comment informing them that they were prized with Honest Weblog Award. Check.
Well, there's no prize, but they can keep the nifty icon.

5.List at least ten (10) honest things about yourself. Then pass it on with the instructions! Check.

OK-- all done!


KnightErrant said...

Thank you most kindly. However, had my mother heard you describe me as 'honest' she'd have laughed for a week.

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PoliShifter said...

Thanks Two Crows.

At first I was "am I coming across that angry?" But yeah I am angry.

And the name of the blog is after all Pissed On Politics for fuck's sake.

Matthew | Polaris Rising said...

Ooo, thank you! What an honor!

two crows said...

hey, KnightErrant--
well, I calls em as I sees em.

refer your mom to me-- we'll have a talk.

two crows said...

right on, Poli--
and there is, after all, such a thing as highly justified anger, don'tcha know.

two crows said...

you're certainly welcome, Matthew.

most the blogs I've seen receive this award are politico types. but, I note honesty where I find it.

Ramona's Voices said...

Thanks for including me. Pretty neat! But now I have to work to earn this honor, I guess. Loved reading yours. That was fun.

two crows said...

hey, Ramona--
yeppers--the award is well deserved imnsho.

and, it wasn't so hard once I got started. getting going was the hardest part, for me.

have fun!

libhom said...

Rachel totally rocks!

Thanks for passing the solidarity along.

two crows said...

hi, libhom--
thanx for the award.

and yeah, Rachel leaves the rest in the dust, doesn't she?