The BoGgies! (well, Honest Scrap Awards)

Book of Grudges has been lucky enough to have received two awards lately from other bloggers and now we’re ready to spread the love!honest_scrap1

Regis over at Wizards & Wenches gave us a Sticky Keyboard award, because we know he loves all the cute animals (and prints them out and puts them on his wall!). Honestly, it means a lot Regis, don’t pay attention to my humour.

And then, Bootae’s Bloody Blog gave us an award too! Out of the blue and very humbling, and always surprised but happy by attention to the blood splatter!

Now, these awards come with some stipulations and it’s my turn to carry them out:

  1. When accepting this auspicious award, you must write a post bragging about it, including the name of the misguided soul who thinks you deserve such acclaim, and link back to the said person so everyone knows she/he is real.
  2. Choose a minimum of seven (7) blogs that you find brilliant in content or design. Or improvise by including bloggers who have no idea who you are because you don’t have seven friends. Show the seven random victims’ names and links and leave a harassing comment informing them that they were prized with Honest Weblog. Well, there’s no prize, but they can keep the nifty icon.
  3. List at least ten (10) honest things about yourself. Then pass it on!

So, I give you my 7 picks for a BoGgy Award:

Stylish Corpse – started with WAR, quickly moved on to be an entertaining read covering any number of MMOs from the very charming Ysharros. If you don’t read it, you should. And then follow her on Twitter!

Spinksville – Book of Grudges would be nothing without Spinks, who agreed to come on board and write a blog with me after I had a particular daft idea one day. She gave BoG most of it’s great content, I think we can all agree.

Syp’s new project – Bio Break – because I would have nominated Waaagh, for all the reasons I made in my post about Waaagh closing. Syp was a massive help when we started blogging and has continued to support the community intensely. Think Mythic should have sent him more presents, so this award will have to do (just wipe off the blood splatter).

Gaming Granny – Esri is another of us female bloggers, one who shares our love for cute animals pictures and that can’t be overlooked. She used to be in charge of the White Lion blog, but has moved on to more general topics here, and again, always worth reading.

Josh Drescher – to get back on topic, he has the most updated and bloglike of the WAR ‘pros’ blogs (Sorry Paul, I hate Myspace and don’t love video blogging though I appreciate it spawns greatness). And for that, he gets an award.

Adventures in Figuring out MMO Design - Iain C, for again, giving us a huge amount of help and support in the early days of the blog and when you could. Also because although this blog isn’t updated all that often,when it is, it’s always interesting and thought provoking.

Killed in a Smiling Accident - they get the award for being purely awesome. Great guys, great blog, always makes me smile (if not laugh!) and I boggle at their ability to entertain while still making some really valid points. If you don’t read it, you should get in trouble.

I have a lot more I could have awarded, and 7 is quite hard, but anyway, there’s my choices as of today at 6:30am. An also-ran would probably be May Contain Gamers, which is Codemasters’ blog and shows everything I think a gaming company blog should be!

So that was just a delaying tactic and now you need 10 facts about me.

  1. I hate cheese (unless it’s toasted nearly to death or doesn’t taste of cheese – ie. Philadelphia). I know, people think this makes me weird
  2. I had a female rat called Elvis who was one of the BEST pets ever
  3. I was once HM Treasury’s webmaster
  4. I lived in Gainesville, FL for two years with my husband, before returning to the UK
  5. I want an Aibo really badly, and can no longer explain why (since I now have cats who would prob be scared of said Aibo). Damn you Sony for stopping making them!
  6. I’m a middle sister, though I swear I don’t have middle child syndrome/complex - really!
  7. My hair has been purple, green, red, blonde, I’ve had a mohawk and I’ve been a skinhead 4 times. None since I reached 30, but I always threaten to go skinhead again
  8. I intend to get another tattoo before the year ends. I currently have blue daisies around my ankle, but I’ve just found a new design I like… so now it’s all about getting over being a slacker
  9. I was nearly expelled from a primary school. It never went past the stage of being asked to leave, because I did. And my parents found me a much better school anyway! So nyeh!
  10. I went to New College, Oxford and did a degree in English Language and Literature. I’m not very proud of this, I’m adding it because it’s prob the most shocking fact about me I can think of as I’m not the type and discuss it very rarely

9 Responses

  1. You’re really very kind.

    Unfortunately, being desperately English, I have no idea how to deal with praise of any sort. So I’ll probably just pour these cornflakes into my hat, wrap Clingflim around all the items in the house that start with the letter ‘F’, and then spend the rest of the day pretending to be Reginald Maudling.

  2. [...] (Belated edit so I don’t get sued: and the smelly, snot coloured wonderful, eco-friendly Book of Grudges!) I love you all, truly. Mwah, mwah – let’s do lunch! Eh? I have to name MORE people? What is [...]

  3. @Melmoth deal with it and pretend you’re Cher. It worked for me (check today’s post).

    @Arbitrary — I may have to retract my standing marriage proposal in the light of your hatred of cheese. On the other hand, your hatred and my adoration probably balances us out: cheese and anti-cheese. It’s probably better that we should never meet in person or the world might end.

    Oh and I have an English degree too. Wot’s wrong with dat, eh? Granted, it wasn’t much use to me professionally for 20 years…. ;)

  4. @Ysharros it never fails to amuse me how my hatred of cheese is always seen as my most heinous crime. The way I see it, it means more cheese for those that like it!!

    (and yeah, my degree did very little for me professionally, though I guess stood me in reasonable stead to comment on classics in the public library… those books no-one takes out cos they’re not sagas or Mills & Boon)

  5. @Arbitrary — hrm, I like the way you think! All right then, let’s make the cheese/anticheese alliance. You can have all the HobNobs. Deal?

  6. DON’T diss the cheese, else you will be hunted down and hurt.

    Good damm wierdo’s everwhere. What’s happening to this once great nation, mutter mutter mutter ;)

  7. @Ysharros I did try to pretend I was Cher once, but nobody fell for it because I didn’t look manly enough, apparently.

    “Crackers for the Cracker God! Cheese for the Cheese Throne!

    And a nice glass of port, please waiter. Thank you.”

  8. [...] Granny has been nominated for the Honest Scrap “Award” by Arbitrary over at The Book of Grudges AND by Ysharros at Stylish Corpse. As Sally Field knows well, it’s great to be recognized by [...]

  9. I don’t know why, but all this time I thought you were a guy. Sterotyping 101! I am glad you threw up some new sites to pass the award on to. It was getting old seeing it passed to the same people over and over.

    Xerb
    War Underground

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