Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Let's be proximidade friends

Max is not especially high on blogging awards, especially from people he doesn't know - but when two people he admires very much decide to include his blog in an award chain, he is tickled to go along with it. Accordingly, THANK YOU Janet and Angelika! You give Max MUCH more honor that the little dog deserves. (But never mind that. :)

Janet of "Adventures in the 32-akrewood" bestowed the "Proximidade!" award to us. The Proximidade Award is described as:

"This blog invests and believes in PROXIMITY - nearness in space, time and relationships. These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes for self-aggrandizement! Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers!"

I feel very proximidade to Janet right now. At least as proximidade as her Mountain Man would allow. Which, I guess, is not all that proximidade after all. But I feel close to her as a blogger. :)

The other award I am grateful for is from Angelika. Angelika passes to us the "Let's Be Friends" award. It could have been the "Go Take A Flying Leap" award, and I would still covet it because it passed through Angelika's hands, and she thought of my blog. Astounding. Not astounding that she thought of me, but astounding that she could pull herself away from Googling more Hugh Laurie pictures long enough to actually do this... this... thing to for me.

The "Let's Be Friends" Award represents:

"These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers. Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award."

This is incredibly true of your faithful Max, with the exception of the part about not being interested in self-aggrandizement. We'll just fudge on that part. I DO cherish friends and blog mostly for the making of new friends, although none (to my knowledge) has ever allowed me to propagate them.

Again, thank you both.

Here I must confess, however, that I do not propagate awards that are originated by people I don't know. I have few enough friends as it is, lord knows. So I will simply pass them along to Canucklehead 8 times each, if that's ok. His fair-weather friendship means next to nothing to me anyway. Rest assured he would never concentrate long enough to read this far down in any of my posts, especially a post about blog awards. Never fear. I know the Canucklehead and his slothful habits well. Plus, he is Canadian and therefore doesn't read real English that well anyway.

Is there anyone out there I haven't offended yet? No? Okay, then. Thank you for your attention, such as it was.


  1. Dear Max, you deserve all that comes your way. :)

  2. Congrats dear. I am sure you deserve much more.

  3. I have to concur with ettarose on this, you certainly deserve much less. (Wait, did I read that right?) I'm not sure if this honour means I actually have to add another sidebar to accomodate 16 new widgets, so just to be safe I will post them zero times but offer my thanks anyways for thinking of me. The truth is that they are just to 'girly' for me and I'm really not that secure with my masculinity as it is. I could go on, but you ate away too much commetning time with your once again overly verbose posts. I'm not sure how to manage to say in 2,000 words what could be said in 50 - its a gift I suppose. Furthermore, I do consider this to be in direct violation of the 'Canuck-Max Meme Truce of 2008' and repercusions will be forthcoming. You dear sir have made a very powerless enemy! GOOD DAY! ps - CHEERS!

  4. Hee hee - you'll notice I didn't pass it along to 8 people either. I tend to break chain letters one way or another. The Mountain Man is not the jealous type.

  5. Well, congratulations and all that! I am working on improving my real English skills, just like Canucklehead in between shoveling all the snow we're getting, that is :)

  6. @Sheila - So true. I have always secretly thought this. Why do I have a feeling more is about to come my way, cold-hearted one?

    @Ettarose - You have been warned. More than once. Now back off. The blood of the saints compels you. The nitroglycerin tablets of Father Marin compel you. Ack Ack.

    @Canucklehead - No way a violation. I didn't pass them on. And, like, ANYTHING could be too girly for you. I can't believe you commented two days in a row. Stay the fuck away from here.

    @Janet - We think alike. :) (Sorry, that just slipped out. I didn't mean to insult you. :)

    @Lidian - Sigh. You may in fact be a Canadian now, or at least a pretend Canadian, but I feel sure that you didn't learn to read and write English in a one room log cabin 3 miles west of Yellowknife, taught by French fur traders, like Canucklehead did. It is all part of the wonder that is the Canucklehead mystique. That and hockey. Hockey and cheap beer.

    Sorry about the snow. (That's the Canadian mystique. :)

    February 20, 2009 2:55 PM

  7. PS - Speaking of wonder (and ego) did you know that Canucklehead once ran for mayor of London? Honest to god. Ontario, I mean. But that's a pretty big city. He only got beat by 11.

    Other candidates.

  8. He thought working for the phone company would make him a shoo-in. A man of the people so to speak.

    Have you ever looked into his eyes? Do you remember the pub I used to run, that is boarded up right now? Here is a picture of him after only two drinks.

  9. yaryal

    Congrats on those awards!
    I fully support the sabotage of the meme/chain blogs. Carry on!

  10. I dislike awards, but I do enjoy when other people get them! :)

  11. @Sue - Thank you. I think. I will leave you alone about your comment moderation.

    @Chica-thank you for coming by. Tag! Kidding. :)

  12. You deserve any awards you get, your posts are always interesting and diverse!

  13. So true, Frostygirl. :) You are always on my side. Thank you.



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