I don’t generally do awards. Too many elementary school disappointments, like the time Billy Guthry was voted by cafeteria staff as “Most Likely to Barf on Succotash Day” when, in fact, I still get queasy thinking about the way the zuccini looked in that gelatinous broth.
Like vegetable mucus and stewed tomatoes.
Hold on. I’ll be right back…
Sorry. Where was I?
Right, Billy Guthry killing my dream.
Anyway, that was a long time ago and I’ve moved on. And while I still tend to shy away from awards, particuarly when it involves competing against other writers (unless Billy Guthry shows his face), I made an exception when Kendall F. Person informed me that I was a nominee for the Public Blogger Award. When he explained that I was one of only two nominees to make it by a unanimous vote from a field of 700 performers, I was so surprised I almost vomited.
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