My Oh My…

22 Aug

…so young and yet so famous!

I’m not talking about myself, sillies. ‘Tis the blog.

Piper from over at Sunshine deems it worthy of an award, based on my supposed poetic brilliance. 😳

You’ve made it your life’s mission to embarrass me, haven’t you, girl? 😛

Err, actually, I just learned that the real purpose of the Award is this:

The Brilliant Weblog award is a prize given to sites and blogs that are smart and brilliant both in their content and their design. The purpose of the prize is to promote as many blogs as possible in the blogosphere.

So this is what I get for the meagre 15 posts I’ve scribbled, but hey, do I sound like I’m complaining? :mrgreen:

Much as I’d like to mulishly cling to it like I do my tiramisu, I am honor-bound to give it away, because The Rules of the Award say:

  • When you receive the prize you must write a post showing it, together with the name of who has given it to you, and link them back.
  • Choose a minimum of 7 blogs (or even more) that you find brilliant in their content or design.
  • Show their names and links and leave them a comment informing they were prized with the Brilliant Weblog Award.
  • Show a picture of those who awarded you and those you give the prize (optional).
  • And then we pass it on!

After much thought and throat-clearing, I’ve decided to tout my blogroll a bit, so here goes:

  1. Grimescene: As honest and entertaining as the man himself, this one was also recently recognized by WordPress as one of the growing blogs of the day. We have something of a mutual admiration society going, him and I.
  2. Anindita Sengupta: The original high priestess of poetry, she won the Toto Funds the Arts Award for Creative Writing in 2008. She is also my editor at UV so I have to say nice things about her. 😉
  3. Calcutta Chromosome: A weblog badge isn’t enough for this man. Somebody institute a Filmfare Encyclopedia Award, please. I am not easily amazed, but his page does it every time.
  4. Blogical Conclusion: I’m not an avid movie-goer. I think you guys know that. Also know that if I do make it to a cinema hall, it is chiefly due to Brangan. Okay, now I’ll run and hide before The Boy finds me.
  5. Ink & Olives: She could be me. Only, she’s not. She scripts my thoughts and ribbon-wraps them with a flourish that makes me applaud. (And imagine how an octopus would salsa.)
  6. Twisted DNA: TD is my perfect man in numerous ways. Geeky, irreverent and politically outrageous. Only, he’s hooked, booked and cooked and I don’t have a thing for green eyes.
  7. Sharanya Manivannan: Rocking the Chennai literary scene, the Venus Flytrap girl makes me occasionally want her life. Until I remember that I live in South Bombay and get hugged at work everyday. I’m applauding, though. Hear me?
  8. Chidiya Udd: Flotsam & Weeds’ art gives me a happy this-is-what-vodka-must-feel-like high. For what my humble opinion is worth, I think she’s immensely talented. And, in another life, or when I have more money (whichever comes first), I’ll be buying it off her.

And that’s that. I’m off to shine my badge. Toodles.

Edited to add: The delightfully insightful Thinking Cramps has chosen to bestow this honor on me again. Thanks, girl. I assure you it’s always the words that have their way with me, not the other way around. 😉

12 Responses to “My Oh My…”

  1. Sharanya Manivannan August 22, 2008 at 9:57 am #

    😀 Thank you! I shall finishing rocking Madras Week out and then pass this on!

  2. damnhobsons August 22, 2008 at 10:18 am #

    Darn girl! You caught me without my Oscar speech prepared. Let me wing it… I would like to thank my family, and Jupiter for being in the appropriate house at the right time. I would like to thank Obama and Paris Hilton for – just being there… and I would like to … hell forget it! I will just shut up and accept it…:) Thank you…

  3. errormsg August 22, 2008 at 12:28 pm #

    my oh my!…(blushes, mumbles 3 and a half thank you-s, awkwardly shuffles right toenail)….thank you 😀

    iv been away from cyberspace in general, will definitely pass this on as soon as i start stepping onto my keyboard again 🙂

    (just when i was getting bored of flippant blogging, i get this with a bright blue cup of sunburnt tea…see what i mean? see? see? :D)

  4. Anindita Sengupta August 22, 2008 at 12:46 pm #

    You make me sound scary :). Which is a good thing, actually ;). Thanks girl…will pass it on soon.

  5. Orange Jammies August 22, 2008 at 3:52 pm #

    Sharanya: You do that. 🙂

    Damnhobsons: No, no, go on, I’m listening. Aren’t you going to thank your beloved camera? 😛

    Errormsg: Nothing like a spot of stardom to nudge one back to life. 😉

    Anindita: I do? 😕 But you’re so harmless and kind!

  6. Piper.. August 22, 2008 at 7:47 pm #

    Hey I linked a post of mine to yours(Unhinge – rmbr that one? ).. I just couldnt get it out of my mind.

  7. Orange Jammies August 22, 2008 at 10:27 pm #

    Piper: “Inspired”! Whoa! The only thing I’ve inspired thus far is a sudden release of baby bladders. 😉

  8. kavita August 23, 2008 at 7:34 am #

    hey… thanks a ton! this is awesome. big hug!

  9. Twisted DNA August 24, 2008 at 8:30 am #

    “Geeky, irreverent and politically outrageous.”
    Oh my god, I am so honored! WAIT A MINUTE… this obvious flattery is to get around saying “funny”! Aha! 😉

    Very kind of you. Thank you 🙂

  10. Orange Jammies August 24, 2008 at 10:30 am #

    Kavita: 😀 To you too!

    Twisted DNA: Funny is the default setting. And you’re welcome. 🙂

  11. Gulshan Aunty September 3, 2008 at 7:09 pm #


  12. Orange Jammies September 3, 2008 at 7:10 pm #

    Aunty G: Thank you, thank you! *waves at the cheering throngs*

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