That’s The Thanks I Get

30 Aug
Too Many Award Groups?

Image by Creativity+ Timothy K Hamilton via Flickr

Yesterday’s Award Ceremony seemed to go down well, apart from a little carping in the cheap seats from those who felt left out; but I am not pleased with what I now see is my unworthy winner: guess what she did?  She gave it awayThat’s right, Nancy re-gifted my award like a set of cheap toiletries at Christmas. 

I didn’t thumbsuck this idea to go sharing it round the net.  I didn’t (possibly) infringe image copyright so people would read about me willy-nilly and come racing over here to see what the fuss is about.  I didn’t spend nothing to have it thrown back in my face.  I intended sharing the award as much as a box of you-know-what; but now it has lost its exclusivity.

However, the damage has been done; and once you hear who Nancy’s recipient is, you’ll quite understand that she was too afraid to do anything but pass it on: the deserving secondhand winner is…Miss Whiplash.

I am an idiot, actually (thank you, Hub, for that masterly overview of the situation): I should have given the award to the scary people first.  Oh, wait….

I went over to Miss Whiplash to see how she was coping with the sudden fame and adulation, and read something that I just have to share with you.  Miss Whiplash has been having trouble with her computer:

Anyway next day I went to see Chris and Colin who do the Tarot readings. Colin asked if there was anything that I really wanted to know. Yes I replied…can you tell me where my e-mail list of contacts have gone and where my photos are, and where everything is..

I think I can help you there he said, I used to be a Computer Technician.

You couldn’t make it up.

Well done, Miss Whiplash; it wasn’t a comment but it did give me a real laugh out loud moment.  


A brief explanation about the spelling of CoWAbunger™ (thank you, everyone who offered help; I just c+p this one; it’s easy when you know how), which caused some confusion: it is not to be confused with cowabunga

(i)    a greeting by Chief Thunderthud of HowdyDoody fame
(ii)  an exclamation of joy by a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle
(iii) a surfer dude’s phrase to show off his/her coolness

CoWA: Comment of the Week Award – the ‘the’ is silent, as in        .

bunger: bung (to offer a bribe to a greedy blog owner) + er (the Scouse pronunciation of ‘her’); thus, bung ‘er a box of Maltesers and the award is yours.



15 Responses to “That’s The Thanks I Get”

  1. sufilight August 30, 2011 at 10:07 #

    It’s past my bedtime here in the States and can’t think of good comeback, but looking forward to the replies when I check your post in the morn’. 🙂


    • Tilly Bud August 30, 2011 at 11:04 #

      Me too; next week’s trophy is up for grabs 🙂


  2. eof737 August 30, 2011 at 10:25 #

    Good job Nancy, MzPat is worthy! 😉


  3. Cindy August 30, 2011 at 10:58 #

    *trots off to mail a box of Maltesers to England*


  4. nrhatch August 30, 2011 at 14:19 #

    I pressed the “like” button 3x . . . but it won’t let me stuff the ballot box! It keeps asking for Maltesers. 😀

    But, I beg to differ!
    I am not a re-gifter!
    The award you gave me is still on my cyber mantel.
    Where it shall stay . . . except when it needs dusting.

    The CoWAbunger Trophy is a stellar idea, TillyB!
    Great karma.

    Ohm . . .


  5. earlybird August 30, 2011 at 14:21 #

    So you’re unashamedly open to bribery then? 🙂 (*thinks* – might need something more original than Maltesers…hmmm)


    • Tilly Bud August 31, 2011 at 12:02 #

      Nothing is more original (or acceptable) than Maltesers.


  6. gigihawaii August 30, 2011 at 14:52 #

    She still has the award on her cyber mantel, Tilly. Never fear, it is here. lol.


  7. SchmidleysScribbling August 30, 2011 at 15:56 #

    Gee, thanks for the update Tilly. I am old enough to have watched Howdy Doody, so I got confused. Dianne


  8. sarsm August 31, 2011 at 00:07 #

    I may have to visit Miss Whiplash’s page…


  9. kateshrewsday August 31, 2011 at 06:42 #

    Gracious, awards are complicated.


    • Tilly Bud August 31, 2011 at 12:03 #

      Thank you. I never thought of it as a gracious award 🙂


I welcome your comments but be warned: I'm menopausal and as likely to snarl as smile. Wine or Maltesers are an acceptable bribe; or a compliment about my youthful looks and cheery disposition will do in a pinch.

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