Friday, January 2, 2009

A Hoy There, Mateys!

Ta-da! I won my first blog award, A Hoy! (This is probably old hat to many of you, but it’s my first award, so I’m very excited. )

It was given to me by Radagast, who was actually my first follower, too, way back in September, when I started this. It was he who first made me realize that blogging is more than just putting your thoughts on (electronic) paper – they actually go out into the world, and people read them, and engage with you. For a writer who’s used to working without an audience, that was heady stuff indeed.

I’d like to re-award (like re-gifting, but without the risk of social embarrassment) to everyone in my blogroll. After all, that’s why you’re in my blogroll –- because I enjoy your blogs so much. However, the Hoy by-laws prevent me from passing to more than three blogs that are already in my blogroll, though, so I’m going to shoot for diversity of content.

My choices for passing this on are:

1) K (Interstitial Life) – because she’s hysterically funny. Pick a post, any post, and I guarantee you’ll laugh.
2) Connie (Far Side of Fifty) – because she posts such gorgeous photos and she tells stories of the America I remember growing up in, and regret that my grandkids will never know.
3) Buffalo Dick (Opinions and Rectums, We All Got One) -– because he’s funny, and he cooks beautiful food and sometimes the blogosphere gets a little girly and he breaks that up. With an ice axe.
4) Rachel (Rachel’s Ramblings) -- because her posts always show me something I've never seen before, or thougt about before, or somehow make me think.
5) Chef E (The Behind the Wheel Chef, et. al.) – because there’s a lot of variety in her 6 blogs. If you can’t find something to your taste in one, you will find it in another.

Rules for Making an Award
1. Pick five blogs that you consider deserve this award based upon any criteria - for example, the quality of the commentary, wit, humour, artwork, overall design, value to you of the information being provided, and so on.
2. The awarding blogger should choose at least two blogs not on his or her own blogroll, the purpose being to encourage variety of reading matter, and to have the person making the award think about what they like to see and read.
3. Your five choices must be published in a dedicated post on your own blog. This post must contain the name of the author (which may be their logon name), and also a link to his or her blog to be visited by everyone. This post should contain brief details of what attracted you to the blog. Details may also be posted in the comments section of "What is a Hoy?"
4. In the same dedicated post, each winner has to show the award and acknowledge the blog that has given him or her the award.
5. Both those awarding and receiving A Hoy must show the link to A Hoy blog, so that everyone will know the origin of this award.
6. When publishing details of the blogs to which you have made your awards, these rules must be published for recipients to follow.


  1. I received an award from Mistress Picks in November, and now this, I am honored as I only began in the late summer myself after the health food store (my cafe hang out) closed down in I needed a place to spread back out the wings so to speak...Thank You, and I love yours as well!

  2. Thank you for thinking of me.

    This is my first blog award of any kind.

    I'll pay it forward (I just have to think about it a little first).

    I really enjoy your blog.

  3. congrats on your first award! Found you through SITS...hope the new year is going great for you so far!

  4. Congrads on your award. What a great way to start the New Year!!

  5. A big congrats for your first blog award!

  6. Note to self: Buy new ice axe... Laugh it up, funny girl.... :)

  7. Congrats tp you and all the other winners! I will check out your choices as they sound very interesting! Enjoy your New Year...I think it will be great!

  8. Congrats on the award. I hope you realize that your blog is my favorite. You and Far Side give me lots to think about and that is what all this blogging stuff is all about. I appreciate your comments and plan on emailing you later today. Never thought starting a blog would be so fulfilling and so thought provoking. I was just looking for a venue for some of my random thoughts.

  9. DAMN!!! I personally feel you should receive a DOZEN more!!! Take the booty one from my site. RIGHT NOW! I officially award YOU~~~

  10. Congrats on your first award and Happy New Year!!!

  11. I love your comparison to the "regifting". Made me chuckle!

    Anyway, thank you for stopping by my blog. I have an extremely well trained dog. :) We went to dog training classes when he is younger and I kinda "get into it". People call me for advice a lot.

  12. Congrats on your award!!!!!! Happy New Year, matey!!


  13. Jeanne, Thanks for the award, I am deeply humbled. I hope that you will not take offense that I leave it with you, you are far more deserving than me. I made it a policy early on not to participate in any of the awards. I do occasionally do the memes. Thanks again and I hope we are still friends:)

  14. Congrats on the award and on a most interesting blog.

  15. Congratulations Jeanne and well deserved.

    Thanks also for the great links and I go and check these terrific blogs out.


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