On undeserved awards

I’d wanted to blog more again this month, I really did, but it feels like I blinked and the last couple of weeks were gone. I suppose between visiting relatives and Christmas shopping December just got away from me. And that’s a shame, cause I had a very funny satirical piece planned on recent power cuts in South Africa (now, I’m afraid, it’s a bit dated), and of course a review on The Hobbit – Battle of the Five Armies. I’ll still write that review, but probably only in 2015 as we’re with the in-laws this week so there’ll be little time for blogging. Suffice it to say for now that I can heartily recommend it. In my mind, Peter Jackson and his team finally got it right. Not completely, mind you, but it’s good enough that I’ve forgiven him for the first two.

But I at least wanted to wish you all a Merry Christmas (at least all of you who celebrate it – those who don’t, the wife and I still wish you the hope and good will we associate with the season).

And I got an award. I mentioned previously that I’m not really doing awards any more, for as much as I enjoy getting them, I tend to forget about them, I never know who to nominate, and every time I have to share eleven interesting facts about myself I realise anew how very uninteresting I am. But the very least I can do is give a shout-out to the blogger who nominated me, so here goes.

Thanks very much to Belladonna Took  for nominating me for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. With the (ir)regularity I’ve been blogging lately I don’t feel very inspiring (not to mention inspired) but apparently I do it for some people (freaks).

While you wait for me to write something decent again, why not go check out Belladonna’s blog, American Soustannie in the meantime (if you’re curious about the name, read the explanation on her about page). She’s a fellow South African (expat, though, but we still love her), and she’s sure to make you laugh.

And on that note, I’m signing off for 2014. Have a great last week of the year, party responsibly, and I hope to see you all again on the first when I’ll be talking about how horribly I failed in my New Year’s resolutions for 2014 (haven’t decided yet if I’m going to bother making any for 2015…)

9 thoughts on “On undeserved awards

  1. Merry Christmas – and all the best for the New Year. Kinda funny how us Southern Hemisphere folks end up with Christmas in the height of summer – tinsel and candles sitting in bright sunshine and blue skies while the barbecue’s going.

    1. True. The mercury hit 38 degrees Celsius here today with a felt temperature of 43. The aircon at full blast barely made a difference. The traditional songs about snowmen and sleigh bells just don’t cut it.

  2. Thank you for the recommendation! I actually doubt any of my nominees will do anything about the award … Seems to me they are very nice things to have (like warm and fuzzy bedsocks on a cold night – you feel a bit embarrassed about them, but you wouldn’t want cold toes, now would you?) Anyway, I was chuffed to get my first and thought I’d spread the cheer, since it’s the season for that kind of thing.

    1. Absolutely. I’ve been thinking I might actually revisit this one in the new year and have a proper go at it. After all, we can all do with a bit more inspiration (and it doesn’t require me to list eleven facts about myself, which makes it a lot easier to do XD )

    1. Will you also be responding to your writing prompts or will it be like your song suggestions where you just sit back doing an evil laugh while making me jump through hoops? Not making any promises, but I’ll definitely go have a look. And Merry Christmas to you also 🙂

      1. I will not be responding to my own writing prompts. However, I kind of expect at least a small crowd starting out and, if it grows enough, I’ll invite others to write prompts through the site. I’ll happily participate in the ones I don’t write.

        These won’t be an “evil laugh” kind of prompts. They will be an “intellectual infusion” kind of prompts.

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