Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

I won an award!

You got that right. I won an award.

Um, my blog did. Po-tay-to. Po-tah-to. I won an award!


"I would like to thank my mom, for all her support and encouragement, my dad, for his unconditional love, my brother, for generally being a pain in the neck, my friends, for lending me money, my cat, for meowing, my neighbour, for playing his crappy music too loud, my teachers, for all that they taught me, and last but not the least, myself, for being so brilliant, gorgeous, funny, gifted, and all around wonderful ."

What? This seemed to call for a cheesy "I would like to thank" speech.

Oh, I would also like to thank Tys on Ice for considering me worthy of this award. I nearly forgot him.

Who said that? "How did an idiot like you win an award?" You are just jealous, mister. I won it because I am a kidu. It says so on the award.

"This award is given to a blog that invests and believes in PROXIMITY - nearness in space, time and relationships! These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes or 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 cleverly-written text into the body of their award."

See? I am an 'exceedingly charming' and 'kind' blogger who deserves more attention. Ha!

Since I am all for the aggrandizement of others too, and also because the rules state so, I pass on the award to the following eight people:

1. Tangled- Because she thinks I am nice.
2. Silverine- Because I think she is nice.
3. Sayesha- Because she makes me laugh.
4. Tea N. Crumpet- Because she likes me.
5. The Monk- Because he is one of my best-est friends ever.
6. Somebody Else- Because I like her writing.
7. Quietly Amused- Because he is a brain surgeon. Curtsy, fools.
8. Prats- Because she deserves an award.

In other news, I tried to kill myself, and failed. Unintentionally, of course. I ate some shellfish that had eaten some algae that makes toxins in its spare time. Then I spent the night blogging (observe my dedication, and also, cheap shot at getting you to read my post) before ruining everyone's sleep by clutching my tummy and screaming "Appendix! Appendix! My appendix has ruptured and perforated! Get me to a hospital, stat, before I develop peritonitis." I spent a day in the ICU, with people hovering over me watching for signs of respiratory paralysis. On the plus side, I did not have appendicitis.

That was my first time as an in-patient, and I didn't care much for it. I hope I will remember that the next time I see a patient. I have a huge thrombosed vein running down the back of my hand, and it still hurts when I flex my wrist.

My Dad's second home is the ICU, and I now know why he hated it. It comes back to him all the time, doesn't it? I think I'll stop now.

Here's a cheerful thought. It's Christmas day tomorrow! And I have a gift for you all! Because Santa does not.

My gift for you is in the upper left hand side. There. See a green box titled 'Twitter updates'? That is the it. You can thank me in the comments. Merry Christmas!


Tea N. Crumpet said...

No sh--? I am in the company of a freaking BRAIN SURGEON? Hey, and he is in the company of a former street mime. I bet he'll be telling his friends about this! :)

Thanks! I'll figure out how to post this on my blog and cherish it always!

tangled said...

I'm first on the list! I'm first!
Wish the reason for winning the award also had something to do with my writing, but a first blog award is a first blog award.

Thanks, you. :)

Prats said...

thank you thank you...that was so sweet of you....
I'm honoured!!

Somebody Else said...


Are you Father Christmas? How did you know I needed goodwill in the midst of these unimaginably cruel exams? Virtual Hug!! Thank You Thank You Thank You.

I'd send a virtual kiss instead for saying you liked what I "write"[guffaw!!] (Are you sure you didn't mean somebody else? [ess, I master of puns]). But that darned Bollywood film has totally ruined people's thought trains. We don't need that sort of trouble.

If I knew where you lived, I'd send you a huge box of chocolates, but then you must stay off such unhealthy food right now(And I'm really broke!). Some other time, maybe?

Hope you're well after the ICU stint.(brrr) TGC! :)

the Monk said...

Dear Lord. Award and all. the Monk is above all awards and suchlike, but one shall make an (oft-practised) acceptance speech all the same. In my blog, of course.

Thanks. :)

silverine said...

Congratulations on the award and thank you so much for conferring one one me!!! Happy New Year dear!! :) Keep writing. I drop by frequently though a lil lazy to comment!

Ziah said...

Poe-tayt-o? :)

Happy New Year woman!! Hope you doin okay now. You should feel better though, considering you're already done killing all the sheelfish and thereby the dead algae that poisoned you:)

Spunky Monkey said...

I get nothing?! :(
Happy New Year!

Adorable Pancreas said...

tea n. crumpet,

I has everything to do with your writing, and nothing to do with the fact that you keep poking me.

Oo, you're welcome. :)

somebody else,
I'm broke too. But then I always am. :(

the monk,
Yes, yes. Where is it? X-(

Adorable Pancreas said...

Thank you. I understand laziness too. :D

Happy new 'ear to you too. I'm fine, except that I crave shellfish now. :(

spunky monkey,
You won a Rhodes scholarship. *greeeen*