And the Academy Award Goes to Me.

Greetings everyone! I have received this lovely award from JavaQueen. It’s not the Academy Award, but it’s still quite awesome. She herself is also quite awesome, I highly recommend you give her a look-see. Anyhoo, I am passing it along!


The “Let’s Be Friends” Award:

These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers. Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this written text into the body of their award.


Seriously, the internet is the best place ever to meet friends. It’s also the best place ever to meet sketchy characters selling assorted body parts out of the trunks of cars, but I guess that depends on where you look. As for me, I found love! So that’s where I’ll start.

Sprinting to Hell: This is Josh’s main blog, although he technically co-writes 800 Miles with me. My first impressions of him were at STH where he often lets loose a hilarious tirade against the man, the machine, the world at large. At other times it’s a who’s-who of awesome sights and sounds, of corners of the internet you would rarely otherwise brave, and if nothing else a brief glimpse into how rad a boyfriend I’ve got. Thanks, internet, for leading me to Mr. Right. Totally Fucking Badass Awesome Right. I probably wouldn’t have found him without your help, given the ridiculous distance and all. The next round is on me.

And now for some real life friends (other than Josh that is, who is obviously my friend as well.)

No Really, It’s Just My Face: This is Talea’s blog. Talea is snarky, hilarious, and unapologetic. In real life, she is my best bud, at my hip damn near 24-7 and less than 20 feet away from me at the office. Technically she’s my boss I guess, but whatever. We belch a lot. When either of us leave the city (which is rare, as we both adore Toronto and all its oddities), the other is always left dazed, confused, and more than a little pissed. Nobody is more excited about me staying in Toronto than Talea.

Except for maybe these two awesome ladies who are both very thrilled that I am staying, and equally thrilled that Josh is moving on up!

So Very Domestic: This is my friend May’s blog. May is what you would get if Bif Naked beat the hell-ass out of Martha Stewart and ran the outcome through the internet about eleventy-seven times. Like, hardcore.  She added another wee one to her growing brood very recently, and within a week was up baking, knitting, and sewing together little skull-and-crossbone diapers. Seriously. Don’t cross her in an alley – she could beat you up if she wanted, and then make you feel bad about it when she bakes 3 pies the next day.

Romi: If you haven’t met Romi, you are missing out. She was the first real-life friend I met on the blogosphere, after Talea and I coerced her into meeting us for a birthday related night of drunken debauchery, cupcakes, candy, and an ill-advised venture into the gastro-instestinal distress that is the combination of cheeze-whiz and jam. The latter, I assure you, was not Romi’s idea. Either way, she is fantastic, in blog world and 3D world. Go read her stuff right now. She used to promise cake in exchange for readership, but this is no longer. Now you have to read her blog or endure beat-downs from yours truly.

And for my remaining four choices, some terrific people who may not be my friends in 3D, but are sure awesome nonetheless.

Praying to Darwin: Ginny is cool as shit. Ginny seems like the kind of gal I’d really like to hang around with, or maybe at the office while Talea and I act like morons. She seems like she’d be down. I’d totally be her bud in 3D if I wasn’t scared away by the million miles of snow, wheatfields and oilsands I’d have to traverse (or, you know, whatever is outside of Ontario – in my head it’s all snow, wheatfields and oilsands. And mountains and junk, but they’re past her block.)  She’s flippin’ hilarious and has good taste in flooring. Because these things matter to me. Go read her stuff. Like, right now. I’ll wait.

Joan Harvest: Joan gives me the warm fuzzies all over. Every time she calls someone a dumbass, I want to hug her and tell her she’s awesome. Joan, you’re awesome! She has one of the coolest little houses I’ve ever seen, (I’m in love with her porch) and all sorts of great stories, many of which revolve around broken asses and the art of self defense with a cane. She’s the kind of lady you want to have around, you never know when cane-fu might come in handy!

Birdpress: Ok, so you know how I’m all madly in love with a guy named Josh, who I met over a vast distance and am now trying to bring into my permanent 3D world? Yeah, she pretty much did too! And now she’s married to her Josh, so clearly these things work! 😉 She’s also the rad chick who sent those five questions to me that I finally got around to answering with my Josh (sorry it took so long, and thanks! They were super fun.) Good times, good times. Get reading!

VeggieMacabre: I’m all about people who have the guts to just up and move hundreds of miles, and then do stuff like fight fires, avoid death, sew balls on reindeer sweaters, and other fun activities. Always a good read. If Will happened to stop by our general vicinity, I’m pretty sure Josh and I would have bitchin’ fun times going out for beer with this dude. Cheers Will!

Alrighty folks, that’s all for me at the moment. But if you’re still craving more, you have plenty of me-approved reading to keep you occupied. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have to go finish packing for the trip that’s still over a month away, and then nibble at my cuticles while the clock ticks.






  1. talea said,

    April 29, 2009 at 11:23 pm

    Awwwwww, I lub you!
    And dude, this is really one of the bestest posts ever. I love your descriptions of everyone, especially May.
    I’m ridonkulously happy that you’re staying in Toronto. It took me forever to find rad awesome friends here, and I don’t want them leaving dammit!
    And on a side note:
    Hey guysh, whatsh up?
    Giggity Schwing.
    Word. Yo.

  2. birdpress said,

    April 29, 2009 at 11:46 pm

    I loved your descriptions too! How very thoughtful. Thank you. 🙂

  3. joanharvest said,

    April 30, 2009 at 1:07 am

    Oh, you are such a sweet pea!!!! Thanks for all the wonderful words. I really appreciate this award. Thanks! Wicked Pissah!!!!

  4. Josh said,

    April 30, 2009 at 1:38 am

    This was a good post darlin, you described everyone really well. I dug it. I do think it’s funny though that you would give me one, because as you pointed out to me, I don’t fit the description at all. I’m not particularly charming or friendly, and I blog like my entire personality is as good as my love making skills. (which are frankly, amazing)

    But I still appreciate it, I love you. Blog on with your bad self. ❤

  5. Ginny said,

    April 30, 2009 at 6:01 am

    Oh man, you make me blush!!! I adore you.

    (And I’m excited FOR Talea that you’re staying in Toronto!)

  6. Scott said,

    May 1, 2009 at 12:15 am

    Congratulations! And thanks for sharing those blogs–they’re quite enjoyable!

  7. IdeaJump! said,

    May 1, 2009 at 11:34 am

    Congrats on the award! and this was a wonderful, thoughtful well-written charming post. 🙂

  8. nursemyra said,

    May 2, 2009 at 11:35 am

    have to agree with your opinion of Ginny. she really is as cool as shit

  9. May said,

    May 2, 2009 at 7:03 pm

    Awwwww! That was so sweet and so accurate! I *love* your description of me, so rad! The others were faboo also, natch, but yeah Biffy vs Martha totally makes my day! I’m so so so excited you’re staying and also very excited that Josh is coming up to be a part of our insanity! Sake-bomb night tonight! What am I doing right now? Go on ask. I’m making a pie! 😛 Honestly, I am.

  10. Romi said,

    May 4, 2009 at 1:06 am

    Oh Em!!!!!!!! I am so, so honoured to have received the award under “real life friend” category! For real, you, Talea and May represent that glowing beacon of the Internet which is not creepy or “craigslist killer like” or perverse! And soon Josh will be a contributing factor to that as well….I LOVE YOU GUYS 😀

  11. javajunkee said,

    May 4, 2009 at 1:23 pm

    LOL ok …loved all the shout outs but the one for Joan was my favorite…how friggin funny and so true! The art of self defense with a cane! ROFLMFAO!

  12. Emerald said,

    May 4, 2009 at 4:25 pm

    @ Talea: I lub you too! I’m glad you enjoyed the post, it took me a while to write. I felt like I was too uninspired to come up with any actual news 😛 Remember: Money-money-money-mooooooney….*mon-AY!*

    @ Birdpress: Thanks, glad you enjoyed them! 😀

    @ Joan Harvest: No prob Joan. Wicked *everything* my friend 😛

    @ Mah BehBeh: Well natch I had to give you an award. I find you plenty charming, and you’re definitely my pal and whatever. Plus I love you and stuff. And yes, the lovemaking skills are exceptional 😉

    @ Ginny: Ha, I love that this causes blushing and yet a handful of staircase boogers is like ‘But of course…’. You and yours are rad, yo.

    @ Scott: Thanks man, feel free to stop by anytime.

    @ IdeaJump: Thanks, glad you enjoyed it 🙂

    @ NurseMyra: Well who could disagree, really? 😉

    @ May: Dude, you and Biffy would make a pair. How much did I love her with Strombo? And your latest wee one is such a Biffy-baby what with those awesome cloth diapers you stitched. Sake-bombs were mad fun, I cannot wait until Josh is up to have all these fun times with us.

    @ Romi: How glad am I that we stumbled upon you? Like, very! You’re an excellent addition to the mix indeed.

    @ Javajunkee: That’s the first thing that comes to mind, all her hilarious cane stories! I did much rofling with all of these.

  13. Will said,

    May 5, 2009 at 6:27 pm

    Awwww. You are too kind. You know if I was ever within 100 miles of you and Josh I would make it a point to stop by for a few brews. It could happen!

  14. JavaQueen said,

    May 6, 2009 at 8:52 am

    So sweet! Great job on passing it along! Sounds like all of your recipients are awesome! A few I don’t know yet and will have to check them out 🙂 xoxoxox

  15. May 6, 2009 at 3:14 pm

    Hi, interesting post. I have been thinking about this issue,so thanks for sharing. I’ll likely be subscribing to your posts. Keep up the good posts

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