Tag Archives: Awards

This Weesk’ CoWaBUnher Has been CXD

21 Dec

I read all of your comments, I think.  I even answered some.  But I have puff-balls for eyes and can’t see past the mucus.  I couldn’t make a decision as to which was the best comment because, by the time I’d stopped to blow my nose, wipe my eyes, cough, cough, cough, blow my eyes, wipe my cough, dry my zone, cough some more, I’d forgotten what I’d read.

Sorry about that.

CoWAbored Yet?

12 Dec

I ought to ban Pseu.  This is the third time she’s won the CoWAbunger.  And she had her own birthday post on Saturday.  But her comment was just too funny not to win:

The post was about sending Christmas cards to the astronauts on the International Space Station.  Her comment:

I’ll put them on my ‘over-seas’ list. 

Well done again, Pseu!  Now stop being so funny and give somebody else a chance, or I’ll have to do away with the award altogether.  Or should I make it monthly?

Here’s your cow third:

If anyone wants to complain about her third CoWAbunger, Pseu me.  Check her out at http://pseu1.wordpress.com/

CoWAbunger’s Got Integrity

5 Dec

An outright winner this week, for respecting the integrity of this blog:

On my post A Prompt Too Far:

Wwwhack! Do you feel that? It is me throwing my shoe at your head.

 Gobetween is the worthiest winner to date, I’m sure you’ll agree.  You’d better, or she’ll hurt you.

Well done, Gobetween.  I and my sore head salute you. 

Here’s your award:

To read more of Gobetween’s unique perspective on life in South Africa, visit her blog at http://gobetweenflames.wordpress.com/

There Can Be Only One CoWAbunger This Week

28 Nov

Though Pseu deserves a whole herd of them.

This is Pseu as you might know her:

On a joke post about fonts:

These jokes are just your type

On a joke post about owls:

It’s not that I don’t give a hoot, it’s just that I can’t be feathered.

On a post in which my son emulates his mother:

that Spud is a chip!!! hahahaha

(Not sure about the hysterical laughter there, Pseu.)

On a joke post where Garfield and friends fix a cold engine, Viv commented:

20 sleeping cats would keep the engine warm enough to start. Problem: getting 20 cats to move.

And Pseu replied:

you mean when they are catatonic?

And in the same post, àpropos of nothing at all:

Too many spiders in your house can turn it into a no fly zone.

As if all that wasn’t enough, Pseu even wrote a joke for me over in her own comments section:

What do you call a group of shipwrecked Richards? 

Desert Island Dicks

(That might be lost in translation: here in the UK we have a Radio 4 programme called Desert Island Discs.)

Here is your award Pseu; well done!

Check out Pseu’s blog if you like close-up photography, poetry and interesting stories about life.

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CoWAring

21 Nov

Before I award this week’s CoWAbunger, I have to ask you not to inundate me with outraged comments and hate mail.  

I have gone against the habit of a lifetime and…accepted a compliment

I know, I know!  What was I thinking?  All of you good, self-restrained commenters who never say anything nice to or about me must be furious.  Those of you with less self-restraint who let slip the odd nice remark which I studiously ignore must be seething.

I’m sorry; I couldn’t help myself.  I’m weak, I know, but she hit me on my Achilles scalp:

  I don’t think it is possible to not love France. Viv is tinier than I had thought, and your hair is beautiful, Tilly!  cindy

Here is the photo which inspired her sincere but factually incorrect compliment on my post France, Day 4:

I have dreadful hair; not manky like my teeth, but thin and mousey and flyaway.  My plaits look like drab friendship bracelets; when my hair is short I look like a boy; when it’s long I have to tie it back because the static electric shocks to the lips really hurt.  My family take turns thanking me for the hair in their food, despite tie backs and a head covering when I prepare meals.  I have never, ever been complimented on my hair in my entire life.  Is it any wonder I caved?

Thank you, Cindy, for making my day.  Hair is your award:

And have another one for being nice about France:

 

Go and visit Cindy at her blog, The Only Cin; especially if you love good food.

Due To My Absence, This Week’s CoWAbunger Has Been Suspended

14 Nov

CoWAbunger Hoist

7 Nov

I’m not doing this just on Viv’s say-so, though she does have a lot of influence over The Laughing Housewife (don’t tell her!); I’m doing it because it’s the right thing to do.  Pleasing myself, pleasing a friend and choosing the winner never seemed so easy before. 

For this excellent comment on I Always Listen To My Readers, in which I was hoist by my own petard, step up, Big Al.

 Photo

To all my fellow commentators, please vote on the following:

For making us answer polls on her blogs, Tilly Bud should be:

1. Henceforth and forever more banished from the blogosphere ____

2. Tied up in a room with a box of Maltesers just out of her reach ____

3. Be made to listen to a recording of WordPress prompts played over and over ____

4. Be made to listen to all the knock knock jokes that ever existed ____

or….. (and this is especially cruel)

5. Be complimented on every thing she writes ____

 

I found a wonderful picture of a cow doing a pole dance but I can’t use it.  If you’re curious, it’s here.  Then there was a picture of a bull goring a matador right where it would hurt me (in the mouth); I’d like to have used it – satisfying on so many levels – but Big Al was so charming and so funny that I decided to go with what he really deserves…a smiling cow.  Here you go, Big Al:

Big Al isn’t funny just in here.  Check out his blog, The Cvillean.  Don’t be put off by the fact that he can’t seem to spell his own name.

Well done Al!

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