Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Who is this Dardo and Why Is He Handing Out Awards?
"The Dardos Awards is given for recognition of cultural, ethical, literary, and personal values transmitted in the form of creative and original writing. These stamps were created with the intention of promoting fraternization between bloggers, a way of showing affection and gratitude for work that adds value to the Web.
I think it's sweet that someone considers my overenthusiastic dilettantish blathering worthy of attention but I shall accept the award nonetheless, since I've always said it's a sign of good breeding to be able to accept compliments -- and gifts -- with grace. So huzzah to P.L. Kerpius of Scarlett Cinema, and a tip of the cap, a flutter of the petticoat, a curtsy, blush and doffed bonnet to all, hip hip tiddlywinks great big bully gosh hurrah!
The Rules are: 1) Accept the award by posting it on your blog along with the name of the person that has granted the award and a link to his/her blog. 2) Pass the award to another five blogs that are worthy of this acknowledgment, remembering to contact each of them to let them know they have been selected for this award."
And now the great difficulty of selecting five other blogs to laud! See, I don't actually read that many (hence my pathetic little blogroll) and also, many that I'd like to have nominated are already tagged, and therefore untouchable (like Self-Styled Siren and Six Martinis and the Seventh Art). Also, it's a tad embarrassing to have to contact these good people, due to my pathological shyness. However, never let it be said I shirked my duty or disobeyed the hard and fast rules of web-based creative platforms, so here it goes:
Best View In Brooklyn
I've Been Reading Lately
Art and Ghosts
Garfield Minus Garfield
My Cozy Little Whimsy Nook
You have been chosen, either because you bring delightful art, whimsy and curios into my world (Art & Ghosts), create staggering 19th century costume reproductions and are obsessed with macarons (Cosy Nook), alert me to some of the best of the printed word (I've Been Reading Lately) or the goings on in my own neighborhood (Best View In Brooklyn) or lead me to question the very essence and nature of life, love and my own sanity (Garfield Minus Garfield).
Finally, I resolve to read more blogs, and welcome any suggestions. I will dutifully expand my blogroll, too.