Propagating the bows of friendship

6 Oct

An award!  From Cheryl!  Behold the oddness!

This blog invests and believes, the proximity. [meaning, that blogging makes us ‘close’ -being close through proxy]. They all are charmed with the blogs, where in the majority of its aims are to show the marvels and to do friendship; there are persons who are not interested when we give them a prize, and then they help to cut these bows; do we want that they are cut, or that they propagate? Then let’s try to give more attention to them! So with this prize we must deliver it to 8 bloggers that in turn must make the same thing and put this text.

I know, this is so last week, but with DynaGirl’s birthday and the homecoming of the Chuck, I had already posted two days ahead, and when you already have posts just sitting there in the queue all ready to post, you don’t just jump in there and post again.  Timeliness be darned!

I realized just this morning that this is a chain award, and I’m not usually a chain person, but I am always loathe to cut the bows of proximity to our friendship so I am extending this award to:

Susan M, kamillivanilli, Boquinha, Patience and Jody.

Yes, I know that’s only five, but with the rounds this award has been making, I’m running out of bows of friendship.  I only know so many people, people.  Not to say that these five fine bloggers are awardees by default or that I’m scraping the bottom of the barrel in any way.  There is no barrel bottom here!  No sir!

And, my friends, please do not in any way feel obligated to continue the chain.  I promise not to come to your blog and check to see if you have posted about it or anything.  Well, I suppose since I read all of your blogs I will know if you have posted about it, but I will be in no way offended should you choose to revel in the glory of this award privately.

Ooh, but you could do this 7 random things about me meme that goes with it!

1.  I think I may have a minor apple allergy.  Whenever I eat more than a couple of apple slices my face gets all hot and flush. 

2.  When I take dinner to someone (like when they have a new baby or an illness) I always make the same thing.  Creamy chicken enchiladas.  Always.  And if I really like them, they get guacamole, too.

3.  The word “supple” really creeps me out.  There are many other words that would also go in this category, but that’s the first one to come to mind.

4.  I am kind of afraid of raisins.  *shudder*

5.  As a youth, I was known to do a killer Fat Albert impression.  My younger sister could do a similar voice, but it wasn’t quite the same so we called it her Skinny Albert.  Or maybe it was just because she was skinny.

6.  I haven’t been to a doctor for anything besides birthing babies in almost 14 years.

7.  I’ve composed dozens of Oscar acceptance speeches in my head.  They are always witty and funny, touching and relevant, and when I’m done delivering them, Meryl Streep gives me a standing O and I get a meaningful head nod from Jack Nicholson.

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19 Responses to “Propagating the bows of friendship”

  1. madhousewife October 6, 2008 at 9:32 am #

    #7 = AWESOME

    Now that you bring it up, “supple” is kind of creepy-sounding.

  2. cornnut32 October 6, 2008 at 9:36 am #

    i’m also afraid of raisins. i don’t like the way they look at me.

  3. Debbie October 6, 2008 at 9:39 am #

    It cracks me up that the word “supple” creeps you out. It really doesn’t bother me much.

  4. Julie October 6, 2008 at 10:55 am #

    There are many words that creep me out. Panties is one of them. But I use it anyway — how can you not with little girls? Supple? Genius. That one if certifiably creepy.

    And I love #7. I used to give my acceptance speeches while sitting on the toilet. I’m guessing no head nod from Jack for that one.

  5. bythelbs October 6, 2008 at 11:01 am #

    Julie, we say pannies at our house. It really does help if you take out the “t”. Or we say undies. Panties is just wrong.

  6. thewoobdog October 6, 2008 at 11:02 am #

    I’ll have a baby if you’ll bring ME creamy chicken enchiladas… (Okay, maybe that’s a bit drastic… but YUM!)

    The word “bulbous” creeps me out. Ewww. “Bulbous.” EWWWWW.

    Erm… *shyly shuffling feet, looking down at ground* Did you get my email?

  7. kamillivanilli October 6, 2008 at 11:29 am #

    oooohh..supple is a weird word. Too close to the word “nipple” perhaps? Another word that ends in “pple” that is unpleasant in my mind. Although I don’t mind the word apple. Hmmmmmm….

    I really don’t like the words comfy, cozy, or mukluk.

    I agree, thewoobdog, bulbous is another gross word. Reminds me of the word bulge…another bad word.

    Thank you, bythelbs, for the bow of friendship. Words cannot express the honor I feel. I feel like giving my own Oscar acceptance speech.

  8. cheryl October 6, 2008 at 12:50 pm #

    Buxom is gross, too. Although it’s funny when you say it out loud and use it to describe your great-aunt what’s-her-name. She’s so buxom!
    Eww.

    Penis is also a gross word. It may the “correct” word, but I hate it, and I’m already mad at myself because #3 thinks it’s the “coolest!” word. Sigh…

    Oh, and hey, you’re welcome and all that for the award. When I saw the description, I just HAD to give it to you! 😉

  9. bythelbs October 6, 2008 at 12:57 pm #

    OK, bulbous might be going on my list. And also that word that Cheryl used that I cannot bring myself to repeat. Anatomical correctness be darned!

    I don’t mind buxom (I don’t like bosom, though, especially pluralized—bosoms, ack!) or comfy or cozy. And I actually kind of like mukluk.

  10. Julie October 6, 2008 at 1:15 pm #

    Ewww! Cheryl! I do not like that word one little bit. It’s about the same yuckoness as the girl word. Why must those words be so yuck. Can we move to come up with something less nasto sounding as the new official words.

    That reminds me of a funny story. My SIL’s former neighbors were going away for a weekend and so their 3 year old daughter was to stay with some friends. They had a little talk with her about inappropriate touching before she went.
    When they got back, she came running out of their friends house smiling, “Mom and Dad, I had the BEST time and nobody even touched my gina!”

    Now back to my regularly scheduled comment. I walked outside just now to get the mail and was immediately grossed out by a Victoria’s Secret coupon in my box “Free Panties!” Are you kidding me? Right after this post and subsequent comments? As I was dry heaving (not really) by the box, I received a welcome moment of relief — a package from none other than BYTHELBS! Thank you for the awesome Schrute Loot) yes, I totally made that up. One comment from me is worth like, 2 grand.
    I’ve already finished up the Swedish Fish. Thank you!

  11. Susan M October 6, 2008 at 1:59 pm #

    Hey thanks! I don’t know if I’ve ever thought about the power of a word to creep me out. Except for the word spider.

  12. Alison Wonderland October 6, 2008 at 2:32 pm #

    You’re all up in the night.

  13. bythelbs October 6, 2008 at 3:28 pm #

    Julie—That story is creeping me out! Glad you enjoyed the Schrute Loot. That was fast—Chuck just mailed that Saturday!

    Susan—I can actually say spider no problem. The only time the word spider creeps me out is when somebody yells it out in warning like “Spider!” or whispers it in fright like “Spider.”

    Alison—Is that supposed to be some kind of euphemism for total whack-jobs? Harumph!

  14. bythelbs October 6, 2008 at 3:32 pm #

    Mad—To be honest, if I was ever nominated for an Oscar, I would totally ask you to write my just-in-case-I-win speech.

    cornnut32—I never thought the raisins were looking at me before. Thanks for the nightmares!

    Debbie—Notice how you said it doesn’t bother you much?

    Woob—If you lived in proximity to me, I would make you enchiladas, baby or no.

    kamilli—I’d like to hear that acceptance speech, but only if you promise not to say supple.

    cheryl—Thanks for increasing my chances of getting nasty search term hits!

  15. madhousewife October 6, 2008 at 4:03 pm #

    I don’t mind the word “buxom” or “bosom.” “Bosoms” is an extremely popular word in our house. I guess I prefer it to “boobies.” My husband prefers the term “honkers.” When it’s multiple choice, I think I have to go for “bosoms.” Now that’s an awesome quote to take out of context. Madhousewife: “I go for bosoms.”

    When I got married, my MIL made me promise not to teach my children the anatomically correct terms for sex organs until they were at least 10 years old. Seriously. I guess she’d had too many experiences with three- and four-year-olds going around yelling those terms at the top of their lungs in church and stuff. Whatever.

    I don’t have a problem with “panties,” but I think in our house we always say “underpants,” just because “underpants” is a funny word. I’m thinking of adopting the term “knickers,” though.

    The word I can’t stand is “crotch.” It sounds like something ravaged by venereal disease. “Crotchety” is therefore also problematic.

  16. bythelbs October 6, 2008 at 5:05 pm #

    Mad—I would have to say I prefer “bosoms” to “boobies” and “honkers.” “Crotch” is kind of an ugly word, too, but I’ve never connected “crotchety” to “crotch”. To me, “crotchety”= Dana Carvey as the grumpy old man. Flibbidy-floo!

  17. Mother of the Wild Boys October 6, 2008 at 7:45 pm #

    You gals are a bunch of weirdos. *loving wink*

  18. cheryl October 7, 2008 at 7:43 am #

    Crotch makes me have nightmares. In the day. Day-mares.

    And Julie is totally worth 2 grand. Or 3!

    HA! Mad goes for bosoms.

    Oh, and bythelbs, you are welcome. I know you will get all kind of random crazies over here now. Woot!

  19. Boquinha October 7, 2008 at 12:25 pm #

    We say “calcinhas” in our house. It’s Portuguese (I’m Portuguese so it’s not *totally* random). It literally means “little pants” but that is monumentally better than panties. Blech, I’m so glad to know I’m not alone in my dislike of that word. Plus, “calcinhas” is cute.

    But more importantly . . . IT’S A MAJOR AWARD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I’m SO SO SO SO SO SO SO SO EXCITED!!!!!! I’m thrilled and honored and . . . ohmygoodness . . . I’d like to thank the Academy and God and all my family and friends . . . and God . . . and all the blogging community, especially God and also, this award wouldn’t be possible with lbs. And God. {Cue Music}. Oh, I have to stop talking now, so let me just thank God one more time. And lbs. And God.

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