Whenever this world is cruel to me...

So I received a rather interesting award the other day from our fair Faiqa at Native Born. It's called the "You're a Great Buddy" Award.

Now, with a name that seemingly innocuous, you'd think, "Wow! That's cool! Faiqa likes me. She really, really likes me!"

But then there's the image that goes with the award...


There are so many interpretations of this image that I really don't know that I want to go there. Am I the bombed-out one on the ground? And, if so, are they my friends helping me up or is one the "great buddy" helping the other to dispose of me?

And then there's some discussion between LeSombre and NYC Watchdog regarding how yeti and sasquatch disposal is a requirement when being awarded this "honor."

So you'll understand my concern over this so-called "award." Is it truly a good thing or just an excuse to pile shit on you and say that it's now your responsibility to take care of it and, if you don't, clearly you're not as great a buddy as they originally thought?

Well, I suppose I can just accept it and feign ignorance when Faiqa asks for a favor. Or I can just stop responding to e-mails, Tweets, Facebook notifications, Plurks, text messages, nudges, comments, etc., entirely (I've noticed there are far too many non-phone ways to get in touch with me).

But the good thing is, according to the rules, I am supposed to give this out to ten other "shovel (wo)men" who I feel are also Great Buddies. Actually, since I'm on the topic, here are all the rules in their entirety:

  1. Put the logo on your blog.
  2. Add a link to the person who awarded you.
  3. Award up to ten other blogs.
  4. Add links to those blogs on yours.
  5. Leave a message for your awardees on their blogs.
    Because nobody likes leaving notifications in the age of RSS feeds, right?

I'm going to give this award to 10 other bloggers and warn them that if I receive any odd "buddy" requests from Faiqa, they're being pawned off on them. I will, however, deal directly and personally with any lime Jell-o requests she might make, so don't even ask.

So here, in no particular order, is my list of 10 Great Buddies!

Totally Unrelated Aside (TUA): Tonight's the night, baby!

Previous Post

Listen to the math...

Feb 12
On Tuesday night, Katie invited me to go to school with her. No, not one that she's teaching, but one that she was attending. Why? They were going to be meeting a pretty special guy named Mike Byster, also known...
Next Post

Love letters in the sand...

Feb 14
I know today is Self-Love Day, but before I detail why I love myself, I want to make quick mention of the other holiday that shares this date... Happy Valentine's Day! To all of you, to your friends, to your...


You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.


I think it's a take on the old joke: Friends help you move. Real friends help you move the body.


Awwwwww, you just made my day :) I was just about to kill the whole office... but then I saw your post and decided that I should lighten up... so now maybe one of them gets to live, not sure which one though

Thanks Babe, muah!

SoMi's Nilsa

Just because my parents are coming to town tonight doesn't mean you have to put such an ugly picture of my father up on your blog. Really, if you take a photo from his other side, it's much better. =)

Sybil Law

I hope the movie is good!
Also, I think you'd be pretty good and methodical about hiding a body. Just a sense I get from you...
Happy Friday the 13th!


What a perfect Friday the 13th! Thanks so much you!

Enjoy the movie. I'm actually going to see Coraline instead of He's Just Not That Into You. And in 3D!

Have a wonderful weekend. :)


The preview for that movie makes me sleep with the lights on because it freaks me out. I do love scary movies but not when I am home alone with the kids! My oldest wants to see it though and I told her she would have to go with her dad because I am not up for it right now!

My kids are dying to see Coraline and I think we will take them this weekend. That one I think I can handle!


Thank you for making me a buddy! It warms the cockles of my heart this morning cause I was having a bad day til I saw this.


Kevin Spencer

Cheers mate. Thankies.

Friday The 13th!!!!!!


I've never heard that before, but I like it!


And, if need be, you've got someone who'll help you dispose of their bodies. ;-)


I guess I should've obtained permission before using his photo, eh? So, um, which side is the better side?


Oh, there's no question I'd be great at it. Dexter's got nothin' on me.


Please tell me how Coraline is. I kinda want to see it.


And it should do no less than make you want to keep the lights on. Wouldn't be Jason Voorhees without it! Let me know how Coraline is.


Happy to help, buddy! ;-)


You're welcome!


Um...I am kind of glad I wasn't on that list because that image that accompanies it? Kind of weirds me out.

Have fun at the movies!


Um, you are. See bullet #9. ;-)


DAMN! I totally missed my own name. I blame this virus that's had me sick all week. This is the first time all week that I've sat up at the computer for more than 5 mins a time.


Goofball. Hope you feel better.


What a way to end a week! You're a sweetheart! Thank you!! <3 xxx


You're absolutely welcome.


I got picked as a buddy by two bloggers now. Awesome! And thanks for the Jason mask gift on Facebook. Slash and burn, man!


Who was the other blogger who picked you? I feel like I've missed out on a lot of these Great Blogger announcements. Only saw three. And you're welcome on Voorhees. Thought you might like it.


NYCWD over on A Pile of Dog Bones


That's right.


You are *obviously* one of the people dragging the body. Not the body itself, geesh. I am nowhere in the graphic. I'm at home creating an alibi for myself. Obviously.


Oh thank God! I don't know what I'd do knowing that I was being thrown into a ravine, ocean, landfill, endzone of a football stadium. That would just be too much for me to take. ;-)


You're a great buddy, because you'll help me hide a dead body?

Thanks for the award.

And sorry, but I am not going to rename my gd blog. I never wanted to change my last name and only did it to please my husband. My blog is all I have left. :)


Oops. Wrong link on my name... ha ha ha. That's what happens when you hit post instead of preview!


Yeah, you did finally do the driver's license, as I recall, right? That's a good start. Maybe I'll convince Steven to sobbingly beg that you change your blog as the one and only thing he wants for, say, a Christmas gift. ;-)

The comments to this entry are closed.