And The Winner Is…

29 Aug

My readers leave a lot of funny comments on this blog.  Stop it, will you!  You’re embarrassing me; I’m supposed to be the amusing one. 

I find it difficult to be funny back so, to circumvent my inadequacy, I am announcing the Comment of the Week Award, with a magnificent prize, to be known hereinafter as the CoWAbunger (TM) (Anybody know how to superscript?).

The magnificent prize is a photograph of a trophy/rosette/plaque of some kind, because I’m not made of money, you know.  All decisions are made by me, and are final unless a suitable bribe is offered.

The inaugural CoWAbunger (TM) (Anybody know how to superscript?) goes to someone who has shown consistency in her commenting ever since I’ve known her; but that’s not why she’s the winner.

Someone who speaks her mind so I’d better stay on the right side of her; but that’s not why she’s the winner.

Someone who already gets regular mentions in this blog (previous comment refers); but that’s not why she’s the winner.

Who I’ve already told in my reply to her comment that she gets Comment of the Week; that’s why she’s the winner, because she inspired it.  Oh, and her masterly response to my Weekly Photo Challenge: Up post.  That’s why she’s the winner.  That and the flattery, which I usually hate, as you know.  Honest.  But did I mention she was a straight talker, so it must be true that she loves me?


Here you go:

I have the feeling I’ve forgotten something…

…oh yes! 

And the Winner is…Nancy!    CoWAbunger! (TM) (Anybody know how to superscript?)

Unfortunately, Nancy couldn’t be here today to collect her award, because she lives on another continent.  I have a feeling that’s going to happen a lot.


47 Responses to “And The Winner Is…”

  1. nrhatch August 29, 2011 at 16:00 #

    That is the best trophy that I have ever NOT been able to collect! I love cows. So winning the CoWAbunger . . . I’m speechless!

    CoWAbunger dude!

    BTW: That case of Maltesers is on its way. 😆


    • viv blake August 29, 2011 at 16:18 #

      that’s what I call a bung! What can I do to get one of those|?


  2. Cindy August 29, 2011 at 16:37 #

    Congrats to Nancy and hello again, Tilly 🙂


    • nrhatch August 29, 2011 at 20:11 #

      Glad you’re back and that you had a lovely time in Cape Town. 😀


    • Tilly Bud August 30, 2011 at 11:05 #

      Hello stranger! I’ve missed you.


  3. kateshrewsday August 29, 2011 at 17:11 #

    Huzzah! Couldn’t go to a better person !


  4. Janie Jones August 29, 2011 at 17:24 #

    Congratulations! Fabulous trophy, one that I’m sure will be coveted.


    • nrhatch August 29, 2011 at 20:06 #

      Who wouldn’t want an award with a COW on top?

      Far better than receiving a silly old Oscar and having to thank “the Academy.”

      Plus, since I’m thanking Tilly . . . and responding to other comments as well . . . Tilly’s comment counter is going to sound like a Pin Ball Machine!

      {{ping}} {{ping ping}} {{ping ping ping}} 😉


  5. gigihawaii August 29, 2011 at 17:30 #

    Congrats, Nancy! This is a great way to remember names. I won’t forget Nancy, now.


    • nrhatch August 29, 2011 at 20:08 #

      Thanks, gigihawaii!

      BTW: That’s a wonderful moniker. I wish I had started my blog by referring to myself as “Florida.” 😎


  6. Gobetween August 29, 2011 at 18:09 #

    Nice I idea to encourage funny comments 😉


    • nrhatch August 29, 2011 at 20:09 #

      Life improves with laughter.
      Laughter is the shortest distance between two people.

      Funny comments are . . . FUN! 😆


  7. misswhiplash August 29, 2011 at 18:40 #

    I knew it ..when I was reading down I knew it would be Nancy. She deserves it…. is there a consolation prize? I need consoling after my bad week…..

    love to you TillyB


    • nrhatch August 29, 2011 at 20:01 #

      Your wish is my command, Patrecia.

      Your CoWAbunger Trophy is winging its way through Cyber Space as we speak . . . 😉


    • Tilly Bud August 30, 2011 at 11:09 #

      Poor MissW. Look out for today’s post 🙂


  8. Big Al August 29, 2011 at 19:42 #

    Congrats to Nancy. I’m sure you will continue to award this honor based entirely on merit and the clever thought put in by whoever posts. No one would dare question the integrity of this “contest”. Great idea.

    P.S. “Have you received my check yet?”


    • nrhatch August 29, 2011 at 20:10 #

      You’ve got exactly the right idea, Big Al.

      As I’ve learned over time, TillyB would rather be bribed than complimented ~ “No applause. Just throw Maltesers!” 😆


  9. Tinman August 29, 2011 at 20:42 #

    I love the trophy, and well done Nancy.

    I don’t even know what superscript is, so no help there, I’m afraid.

    (Since you’ve already had Maltesers thrown at you, can I just say that I thought Manchester City played particularly well yesterday).


  10. Tinman August 29, 2011 at 20:44 #

    If Nancy’s doing all the replies today, you should comment, Tilly. You might win the award for next week.


  11. SchmidleysScribbling August 29, 2011 at 22:40 #

    I think it is Cowabunga, but you Brits put ‘r’s in strange places. Dianne


    • Tilly Bud August 30, 2011 at 11:21 #

      I’ve put an explanation in today’s post 🙂


  12. Paula Tohline Calhoun August 29, 2011 at 23:40 #

    Couldn’t go to a better blogger! You are absolutely right on with everything you said about everyone’s favoriute blogger/commenter! Hurrah for NRH!

    By the way, superscripting is easy as pie! If you have Windows 7, go to your “Character Map,” (it listed under accessories in your program list – as a matter of fact I’m pretty sure it’s available on just about any Microsoft OS). There are TONS of very interesting superscripts as well as all the diacriticals you could ever want, plus the characters of most non-cardinal-letters-using languages, i.e. Cyrillic, Greek, Hebrew, Arabic, etc. etc. (Don’t have the Asian ones on there, though, but you can fuind those elsewhere).

    Examples are: ▲ ► ▼ ◄ ◊ ○ ◌ ● ◘ ◙ ◦ ☺ ☻ ☼ ♀ ♂ ♠ ♣ ♥ ♦ ♪ ♫ ♯ Ⱡ ⱡ Ɫ Ᵽ Ɽ № ™ ₱ ₯ ₳ ⃰ ₢ ₠ ͏ Ɠ Ƿ Ǯ § © ® ° (This is just a small xample of the hundreds available on that map.)

    Also, what I use as frequently or more so is the list of codes you can get here:

    Click to access Typing%20Special%20Characters.pdf

    I just print this and keep it near my computer. After a while you get where the codes are memorized – like the umlaut in Zoë’s name!

    Hope this helps. . . It really is easy. . .


    • adeeyoyo August 30, 2011 at 04:22 #

      Thanks so much, Paula! These used to be known at ASCI characters and I also kept them on my desk next to my computer. However, since my life has changed I can’t acceess my list. You have been such a great help ♥. 😀


  13. klrs09 August 30, 2011 at 01:19 #

    What a great idea! Congratulations to Nancy!


  14. adeeyoyo August 30, 2011 at 04:16 #

    I can’t think of anyone more deserving! CONGRATS Nancy! Way to go, girl! 😀


  15. Perfecting Motherhood August 30, 2011 at 06:00 #

    Switch to HTML in your text box and type this:

    And you’ve made my cow of the day!


  16. eof737 August 30, 2011 at 08:57 #

    Good for you Nancy! Now you need to honor your other blog lovers Tilly… Yes, it is getting a bit one sided and we are all itching to bite ya! 😆


  17. sarsm August 30, 2011 at 23:58 #

    Congratulations Nancy!! Love your ping comment 🙂



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