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(Truth be told, I had seen this image once or twice before in my Internet-hopping career, but I just couldn’t place where, and I never realized before that it was an award.) I love Julie (and I also love her beautiful and unique name which is Julie) and I love her fun blog, so I immediately clicked over there to see what was required of me winning this award, if I had to, like, send her a tank full of dolphins, or some such nonsense.
Turns out, Julie received the same award from Lily, another of my perpetual favorites at Incoherent Ramblings of A Moss (I always thought it was “Moss,” Lily, like you were making some sort of British-y inside joke about Kate Moss. Now I realize it is “Moose” not “Moss” although I say split the difference and go “Mousse” as in chocolate. Just my opinion.). I pressed my Mouse impatiently (Mouse, not Moose) to click on over to Lily’s blog to find out the award specifics (how much money, exactly, would I be required to send her and Kate Moss this time?).
When I arrived at Lily’s blog, I was more confused than ever (she tends to have that effect on me). There was a new picture I had not seen, something about the “Conspiracy Surprise Lucille Ball” award. Was this what I was winning? This is kind of a big deal because Lucille Ball was always one of my comedy idols (don’t forget Carol Burnett, too). If I have indeed won the “Conspiracy Surprise Lucille Ball” award, that is obviously a huge honor. Thank you Lily, and Julie!
There was some sort of four-letter word award right below that, but the only four-letter words on my blog are Tall, Cake, Back, Pain, Drug, Lazy, Home, Cash, TiVo, and Target (I think that last one might be more than four letters). So clearly, I was not actually winning that award.
Next, there was something called the “Supportive Blogger” award with a picture of a mouse. Come on, Lily, you can do better than that. A mouse is way too small to support anything. Swap out that photo of a mouse for one of Brad Pitt or George Clooney or Jake Gyllenhaal. That is an award I could definitely get behind. Any of them could support my blog any day of the week.
But then, I happened to scroll down a little bit more and saw the blog award I was meant to have: there, in a preppy explosion of pink and green was the “Kreativ Blogger” award, also known as the Bad Speller award. Ah, finaly: an award I truely deserv.