Thursday, August 20, 2009

Yet Another Blogging Award

Long time readers of Murphblog know that this is, in fact, an award-winning enterprise. Newer readers surely suspected as much. So it should come as no surprise that I've been recognized yet again for my blogging brilliance.

The lovely Myra has once again demonstrated impeccable taste* by presenting me with the Superior Scribbler blog award. It is, of course, much deserved.

The problem with this award is that it comes with cumbersome strings attached. There are five rules I'm now supposed to follow, which sucks, because as everyone knows, people who win awards shouldn't have to follow rules. [Exhibit A] Therefore, I'm going to ignore them and do as I wish. GUIDELINES ARE FOR THE UNCREATIVE.

Instead of passing this award on to five deserving bloggers whose work I enjoy, I am going to give it to blogs that I've never read. Instead of adding my name to the "Mr. Linky List" (as if I'd want my name associated with such foolishness), I am going to make fun of the Mr. Linky List. (I called it foolish, in case you missed it.) And instead of posting these rules on this award-winning blog, I am going to flaunt the rules.

And now, I present the Superior Scribbler award to the following blogs, whether they deserve it or not:

1. Becca at Becca's Cross Stitch--she blogs about--you guessed it!-- cross-stitching.

2. Nameless at Reflexology-Foot Massage--a blog about foot reflexology written in English by a French person. I guess the French don't give a hoot about foot reflexology.

3. Star Wars Blog--This claims to be the official blog of It was last updated on January 21, 2009. I know there hasn't been a new movie in a while, but come on, you're Star Wars. You can't think of a single thing to blog about? Interview a Jawa or something.

4. Mary K. Greer of Mary K. Greer's Tarot Blog--That's tarot as in the cards. Click this link and watch Whoopi Goldberg getting her tarot on. Or don't. I wouldn't. Whoopi Goldberg's annoying.

5. Jeanne Carpenter of Cheese Underground--a blog about Wisconsin artisan cheese. It's no secret than nearly any food can be made better by adding butter, bacon, and/or cheese, so this is a blog that truly deserves the honor. Yea cheese!

*Previous example of impeccable taste: "When I was eight or so, I developed this thing for gnomes."

And we'll just pretend this didn't happen.


Anita said...

I can't believe you've never read Becca's Cross Stitch!

Paul Michael Murphy said...

I know, right?

Myra said...

See? I was soooooooooo right. You are soooooooooo wrong.

And admit it. You wish you had your own Edward on a Stick.

Myra said...

Oh, and PS, I left you a special PS on today's blog. I'm sure it will take care of all your Christmas shopping needs.

Amy Allgeyer Cook said...

It came as no surprise to me that your blog is award-winning. There are all kinds of awards out there these days.

Tracy Edward Wymer said...

I approve of this approach. It makes sense out of something that is senseless.

Monica said...

oh PMM, i always knew you were destined for greatness.

MG Higgins said...

I don't know where I want to go first--the tarot blog or the Cheese Underground. You sure know how to pick 'em, PMM!

Congrats, by the way. You're, like, totally deserving.

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Kelly said...

Wow! Now you are a multi-award winning blogger!
I'm off to check out the Star Wars and cheese blogs! I'm a fan of both. (of Star Wars and cheese, not the blogs...yet)