Friday, October 30, 2009
And the Award Goes To...
Welcome to the first annual Big Litowski Golden Pin Awards! Following in the footsteps of Tina Lynn at Sweet Niblets, I've decided some of my Followers and regular readers deserve some special recognition. Here, in no particular order, are the winners!
The Firstest With the Mostest Golden Pin goes to Abby for being the first to find, comment on, and become a Follower of The Big Lit, making my day, something she still does regularly with her insightful commentary.
The Thoroughbred Golden Pin goes to Amber, the Louisville Filly, who always cheers me up with her humor and sensibility.
The Intellectual Soul-Mate Golden Pin goes to David, our UK ally in the query wars, for elucidating so well the tribulations of the writer's life.
The Are You Experienced? Golden Pin goes to Jennifer for loving Hendrix and for her always empathetic notes.
The Inspiration Golden Pin goes to Tina Lynn. This is really a three-fer: (1) for inspiring me to give out these awards; (2) for inspiring me to name 17 Things You Don't Know About Me (coming soon to a blog post near you!) and (3) for having the nicest damn smile ever!
The Best Blog Handle Golden Pin goes to Too Cute to be Very Interesting. This is self-explanatory.
The Miss Snark Lives Golden Pin goes to Dawn because she never fails to crack me up with her wicked sense of humor. Also, her blog has an adults-only disclaimer. I mean, fuckin'-A, Dawn!
The Voice of Reason Golden Pin goes to Jm Diaz for always grounding me in reality when I need it the most.
The Wise Owl Golden Pin goes to Steve for his infrequent, but invariably sage, advice and counsel.
The Best Blog Name Golden Pin goes to Literary Cowgirl. I mean, "Horse Shit, Stilletos and Rosin." You gotta love it. She should also get some kind of award for most interesting background: infantry soldier, bronc rider, pipeline worker, survival instructor, writer...!
The Fellow Fed Golden Pin goes to Lt. Cccyxx because he understands what it means to be inside the belly of the Beast. He should also get an Honorable Mention for his blog handle, though I can't figure out how to pronounce it.
Thanks, guys -- I love having you along for the ride.