Wednesday, December 31, 2008

my favorite bloggers of 2008

Being the daughter of an editor (Dad) and a teacher (Mom), I know good writing when I read it. So I'd like to present the first annual Camp Cactus Spit Take Award to these five bloggers for their exceptional ability to add laughter to a very serious world.
  • Ms. Tootsie Farklepants, for the post in which she so brilliantly shares a nearly universal fear of performance anxiety when publicly faced with new technology.
  • Bossy, who wrote an exceedingly eloquent explanation of the highly-charged Russia/Georgia conflict.
  • Foolery, for a hysterical yet somehow cautionary tale of the importance of appropriate footwear for herding cows.
  • Derfwad Manor, where Mrs. G, the lady of the house, deserves a medal of honor for this incredibly creative idea.
  • Last, but most definitely not least, Auds at Barking Mad wins the top honor of 2008 for this post outlining the perils of diligent housekeeping. (I'm thinking it may even inspire the government to put warning labels on vacuums.)
I encourage you to click on the links and read the original text of these posts, but be forewarned:

DO NOT ATTEMPT TO DRINK ANY LIQUIDS WHILE READING. YOU WILL ALMOST CERTAINLY EITHER CHOKE, OR AT THE VERY LEAST SPRAY SAID LIQUIDS ALL OVER YOUR COMPUTER SCREEN.


Trust me on this. I'm still wiping coffee off my keyboard.
Happy New Year!

5 comments:

g said...

Oh my god. All wonderful, but I am in awe at the vacuum cleaner story.

foolery said...

Durnit, the computer ate my comment, which was, in essence,

THANK YOU MISS PETUNIA!

What a nice way to start my blogging year. : )

And while I remember very well both Mrs. G's and Auds' stories, I need to go read Tootsie's and Bossy's (and reread the other two, which were fantastic).

Thanks to you, great award concept and logo, and Happy New Year!

-- Laurie @ Foolery

BOSSY said...

Awww, thanks. Bossy will spit-polish her spit take award thrice daily. You're a doll.

Tootsie Farklepants said...

Thanks Doll!! And I will polish mine too but I'm gonna use Bossy's spit.

Flowersbyfarha said...

uh, is this why your next post is about your computer crashing?