We had five commenters yesterday who knew that "Why is there air?" is attributable to one of my fave rave comedians: Bill Cosby.
I wish I could have found the actual routine, but there is no YouTube record of that particular one. It was, however, the title "track" of a comedy album that I completely wore out as a kid.
Instead, I offer you his version of the story of Noah's ark. (Yes, that is a big, scary photo of him -- get over it. Thank you.)
Ok, enough of the funny stuff. I know you all want to know WHO WON MY SPECIAL PRIZE!!! I entered the five brilliant commenters into the giant maw of random.org, the official bloggish randomizer, and ...
The winner is ...
Sarah from Redefining Perfect!
And because I am all about fairness, and not discriminating amongst the YOUNGER whippersnappers, I created a SECOND winner. You didn't even have to have the answer; all you had to do is comment.
So I entered ALL of you into the giant black hole of random.org and came up with ...
*trumpet fanfare here*
Catwoman from Canadian Thoughts in Texas!!
Both of you, please email me your snail mail addy (my address is in my sidebar) so I can get your special Janet Planet package out to you (uh, when I think of what goes in 'em)!
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A bit of celebratory business...
Laurie of the Seven Stories has bestowed upon me a great honor.
It is the Arte y Pico award, originated by Arte y Pico and passed along to bloggers who inspire others with their creativity and their talents, also for contributing to the blogging world in whatever medium. When you receive this award it is considered a "special honor." Once you have received this award, you are to pass it on to 5 others.
I am truly touched to have been given this award, Laurie, and in keeping with its specialness, will pass it on lovingly, and according to the rules:
1) Pick 5 blogs that you would like to award this honor to.
2) Each award has to have the name of the author and also a link to his or her blog to be visited by everyone.
3) Each award winner has to show the award and put the name and link to the blog that has given her or him the award itself.
4) Award-winner and the one who has given the prize have to show the link of "Arte y Pico" blog, so everyone will know the origin of this award.
I would like to award this lovely tribute to creativity to everyone, but since I can only pick five, I guess I have to narrow it down some. Here are my five:
Miss Anne Derstood, who pulls no punches, takes no prisoners and names names (except her own). She is the one I turn to when I'm not sure about a touchy post. She is also the one who pretty much made me what I am today (whatever that is ...). I loves ya, baby!
Anglophile Football Fanatic, more commonly known as AFF ... or just plain Holly. She writes a kick-ass post and plays a mean game of Scrabulous. My descent into the madness of Facebook has solidified a wonderful friendship with a woman who never ceases to amaze me.
Holly of June Cleaver Nirvana. Despite the fact that I can NEVER stay on her updating blogroll for more than five minutes, she is one of my favorite reads. Holly's Animated Life is not appropriate reading material at work -- not because of risque content but because people look at me funny when I spit assorted liquids all over my keyboard and snort uproariously. She totally inspires me.
Jen from The Amazing Trips gets my fourth nod. Why? Because she is the only person I know who, with her husband, could pick up at a moment's notice and drive across country with 3-year-old triplets and not-quite-1-year-old son and not lose her ever-lovin' mind. Plus she doesn't mince words. When she does lose it, she tells us. In real words with real feeling. Mostly I lurk on her site, but I don't miss a post.
And last, but totally not least, is JJ the Laundress. As a charter member of the Janets Who Blog Club, JJ is another one who amazes me with her candor and introspection. She has had a tough time with motherhood and she tells all. Hugs, my friend.
That's my list. Five of the many who inspire me as a blogger, a mom and a person. I could only pick five. Which is sad, really, because so many of you are part of my daily life.
Love ya. Mean it.