Thursday, 14 October 2010

No, You're Not Imagining This.

Seriously, you are not imagining this.  This is not some sort of parallel universe.  And no, you are not stuck in some 'Groundblog Day' type situation.  Seriously, you are not imagining this.  This is not some sort of parallel universe.  And no, you are not stuck in some 'Groundblog Day' type situation.
Another highly intelligent blogger has had the good sense to bestow the much loved and very much cherished, 'One Lovely Blog Award', to the ever so humble, ever so shy, me!   Did you note the exclamation mark to highlight dramatic impact?!  Now then, not one to make overly long and boring acceptance speeches, bordering on inane and incoherent gibberish, I will get on with and thank the critically acclaimed blogger who is named 'Sam'.
Sam, I salute you, in a very nice way, for bestowing this award upon me.  Sam at, 'Rot Du Jour', does an extremely clever and funny blog.  Sam, is sending me money.  I'm joking.  Sam's blog is well worth a visit, if you have not already done so, and can be discovered at, (yes I know, get on with it!), can be discovered here at this link that I am now going to finally place on here:  Rot Du Jour   I should also mention, as a public service, that Sam is desperate for a working can-opener.  Maybe you can help.
Now, time honoured tradition states that I evidently should pass on the, One Lovely Blog Award, to equally worthy recipients as the awesome and incredible me.  Note my ongoing modest theme, here.  However, being a bit of an anarchist, I'm going to do something slightly different.  If you are on my 'Bog Roll', sorry 'Blog Roll', please know that I am thinking about what a great blogger you are.  If you are not on my Blog Roll, please know that I am also thinking about you and what a great blogger you are.  Did I get around that okay?  Hmmm.
Anyhow, I am going to forward this award to just one very special young fellow.  A young lad who has touched the hearts and minds of so many of us.  A young chap who understands and embraces the power and the magic of the written word.  Lenny is a wonderfully inspiring young writer and it's my honour and privilege to pass on the, One Lovely Blog Award, to him.  It's Lenny's birthday on October 20th and I know you will join me in wishing this very special young guy, a very happy birthday.  You can find Lenny's blog at the following link:  Lenny's World  

And for no reason, whatsoever, here is a framed photograph of Penny, internet star and a thoroughly delightful dog......


  1. ROTFLMAO Gary! Penny looks like a TRUE work of art! And if you ever find yourself requiring long distance dog-sitting services for said work of art-please contact me!
    And thank you for the very funny plug (and also for calling me clever-I can assure you my head has swelled to the size of large watermelon) I probably should send you some money eh? Congratulations I love your blog and it's alternating themes of seriousness and hilarity. Sincerely Sam (eh?)

  2. Hi Sam,
    First of all, eh, I want to thank you for even considering my humble and terribly shy self, remotely worthy of such a deeply profound and indeed, inspirational award.
    And I do think you are clever. Your blog most certainly woke me up, this morning. Memories eh! Fantastic!
    I thank you for kinda' thinking my varied blog is worth a read. Well, maybe a quick glance, just to increase my hit count.
    Anyway, I felt terrible about your plight in so far as not having a working can-opener.
    I thank you and Penny thanks you for your kind offer to dog-sit. 'Arf, arf..' Oh, that was Penny speaking, not me. In case you weren't sure, eh lol

  3. Hi Carole,
    It is a beautiful award. I was honoured to have received it from Sam. I am truly pleased to forward it on to Lenny.
    Have a lovely evening, Carole.
    Kind wishes, Gary :-)

  4. Hi Gary! The lovely blogger award doesn't just suit you once, it truly deserves a second hurrah! On that note...Hurray! Thanks for the blog referrals too. Sam and Lenny are great reads! Hope you and the lovely dogger Penny enjoy your autumn weekend!

  5. Hi Rebecca,
    Yikes, it's gone 2:00 A.M., here, and I seem to be having trouble getting to sleep.
    So, I will respond and say thank you for your kind comment. I must keep my ego under control and very quietly mention that I have received this award, three times. I am one lucky dude.
    Hey, very good...and 'The One Lovely Dog Award' goes too....
    Sam and Lenny are great reads and I'm sure they will get lots of positive feedback.
    Thank you, Rebecca. I hope you have a lovely weekend.
    In kindness, Gary :-)

  6. A beautiful award for a beautiful man. How very poignant. Oh, almost forgot, Happy Birthday, Lenny! And Penny, you're too cute.

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  8. Dear Gary,
    I missed your last post on Thanksgiving Day, so may I take this opportunity to wish you a belated happy Thanksgiving, and also congrats to Lenny, whose blogs and comments I often read and find incredibly charming.
    Anyways, it has been a while so I will be sure to get in touch soon. Been very busy of late, running around like the proverbial blue-arsed fly, but achieiving very little! (see how I used that exclamation mark for dramatic effect! Oh, I've done it again! And again).
    With Very Best Wishes,

  9. Gary, perhaps you should make your own award using the lovely shot of the framed Penny. Congrats on the award and thanks for giving me a new blog to visit.

  10. GARY!! Congrats for the title! Your humble speech humbles me! LOL. What did you do to poor Lenny! I giggled looking at his photo. Now you should really get a real frame for the photo. A frame for a framed picture! Okay yeah insane gibberish. I love your post! And yes you're not imagining that I just typed that! <3

    Take good care, and I'll be checking Lenny's blog.


  11. Congrats to you, Gary! The Lovely Blogger Award, aye? Well, you are pretty terrific. Don't know about being so terrific-ly-ish pretty enough to be called 'lovely', mind you. But I do know... and hereby declare... that you are a swell guy that's very supportive and one that writes a wise and humorous blog.

    Speaking of swell, I noticed your head was swelling. Yes, the one resting on your neck. It's hard to keep your modesty in check when thou is so great and stuff. I know from experience. :)

    I'll check out those 2 blogs you recommended. And good looking dog you got there. Have a great weekend and don't do anything I wouldn't do. Heh heh.

  12. hi mr gary! wow thanks for that cool award. its kinda girly. ha ha.
    i got it up on my blog and its really special cause i got it from you.
    ...hugs from lenny

  13. Another cool and interesting blog mate and a thoroughly well deserved award. Take care, simon

  14. Congratulations on the award Gary and I think it's really special that you gave it to Lenny. He really does brighten the blogworld up with his wisdom and hugs....

    Have a wonderful weekend!

  15. Congratulations, Gary. Well deserved! Sam has impeccable taste :)
    The enigmatic, masked blogger

  16. Hi Joylene,
    Wow and thanks for such a nice compliment. Me beautiful? Amazing what I can do with a bit of make-up. Seriously, that is very kind of you to say.
    And, yes indeed, Happy Birthday, Lenny!
    Penny is now blushing. She thanks you in her own special way, 'arf, arf..'
    Have a really nice weekend, Joylene.
    With respect and kind wishes, Gary :-)

  17. Hello 'Multi Blogging',
    Thanks for dropping by. I have checked out your link on blogcatalog and I am now your blogcatalog friend.
    Wishing you much success with your blog. Have a nice weekend.
    Kind regards, Gary.

  18. Dear David,
    Thank you for the Thanksgiving Day wishes. It was a time of quiet reflection, as I thought about my Canadian friends and family, all gathered around for a traditional meal.
    I considered Lenny to be a very apt choice. Like you mention, our young friend's blog and comments are very charming and very sweet.
    Superb usage of the exclamation mark, David! You are a totally awesome dude, dude!
    Hope to see you soon, you, "proverbial blue-arsed fly."!!
    Kind wishes, Gary

  19. Hi lifeshighway,
    Now, that's a very good idea. I wonder what I could name the award? The 'One Lovely Dog Blog Award'.
    I'm a regular visitor to your very clever and interactive site. I am very pleased to see that you now have a new fan checking out your site.
    Thanking you, kindly. I hope you have a very nice weekend.
    With respect and kind wishes, Gary and 'Penny' :-)

  20. Hi Shanaz,
    I just knew would realise just how humble I am. Folks keep telling me I super awesome and a inspiration to all forms of reality in all dimensions.
    Yet does all this adulation go to my head? YES IT DOES! lol I must finally give into overwhelming consensus that I am so incredibly fantastic. Or something like that. I state, once again, ever, ever so modestly and shyly.
    I can tell you, and please keep this a secret, Shanaz, that Penny is really sitting inside an actual picture frame. So, perhaps we could get the framed framed.
    Oh, Shanaz, you will be pleased to know I haven't a clue what your comment was about. lol
    I'm sure you will see what a great young dude, Lenny is.
    Have a peaceful weekend.
    Kind wishes and a framed dog, your way, Gary :-)

  21. Hi Kelly,
    You know, folks have mentioned to me that I'm 'pretty' as in 'pretty ugly'.
    Thanks for such nice words. The interaction and support we have shared has been very much appreciated by me. Like you, I do try to instil some variety in my blogs. Keep em' guessing, I reckon.
    Yes my 'head' is a swollen throbbing mass of pure delight. I realise you have the same situation happening in your life. It's really difficult and quite embarrassing, having all these folks staring at our swollen heads:-)
    Yes, please do check out those blogs. Lenny is such a great kid and he leaves such nice comments on my blog. And Sam. Well she does a very funny blog that I'm sure you will enjoy. I like her sense of humour (humor). American English, yikes!
    Hope you have a good weekend, Kelly. Me, I'm going to rub my naked body with a great gooey mass of strawberry flavoured (flavored) 'Jello'.
    All the best, Gary :-)

  22. Hi Lenny!
    You are most welcome for the award and I hope you have a really neat birthday!
    Yep, I guess the award might seem to have a kinda' 'girly' name and look about it. I have received this award three times.
    Thanks for putting up the award on your cute little blog. I am very flattered you did that. I think you are a very special young dude!
    Have a super weekend, Lenny.
    Hugs and smiles, Gary :-)

  23. Hey Simon,
    Thanks so much for that. I'm really looking forward to helping you set up your own blog.
    I just know it's going to be a positive resource and you can interact with all these really nice people in the blogging community.
    See you soon, dude.
    In peace, Gary:-)

  24. Hi Sharon,
    Thank you for the congratulations. I am always flattered and surprised to receive awards.
    It inspires me to keep writing and use it for what it is, in my case. And that would be a wonderful positive resource in my ongoing battle to challenge my mental health issues.
    It was my great privilege to bestow this award to Lenny. A remarkable young chap who has my utmost respect and admiration.
    Here's wishing you a wonderful weekend.
    Hugs and smiles, your way, Gary :-)

  25. Hello Masked Friend,
    Thank you kindly for the congratulations. Sam is obviously a lady who appreciates quality writing. Heck, she even reads my stuff! lol
    I was very moved by her bestowing such a prestigious award to humble and shy, lil' ol me.
    Big respect to you and your blog. Keep writing and enjoy.
    With respect and positive wishes, your way, Gary

  26. Hey Gary! Congratulations on receiving yet another well-deserved award. Now I will not utter any planet jokes because it might spoil the fun. And it's not really polite to mention "Uranus" when someone's sipping champagne while celebrating an accomplishment. Uranus and champagne don't go well together, right?


    Oh, geez, look at what I've done! I did exactly what I did not intend to do. Sorry about that Gary. I guess Jung's right. What we resist persists. I hope I don't do it again. Wait, that's wrong. I shouldn't resist. Ok, I'll do it again. There ya go.

    Give my regards to Sam, Lenny, and Penny. I think they're great folks. Peace and love to everyone. =)

  27. Hi Ryhen,
    Thanks for thinking me a well deserved recipient of yet another blogging award in recognition of my greatness. Which of course, I personally, am very shy about.
    Thank you for not making any planetary remarks alluding to URANUS.
    Hang on, you did make a reference to that planet and something about slurping on champagne. Never mind.
    Try to resist resisting. Then again resisting resistance is apparently futile, apparently. Sorry, I couldn't resist.
    I shall pass on your kind wishes to Sam, Lenny and Penny. Penny has told me she thinks you are like a totally awesome, dude!
    Peace and respect, your way, Gary

  28. Congratulations. As a fellow recipient of this lovely award, I feel you really deserve the recognition and that you will continue to put your terribly shy, humble, and inspirational self on the blog line. My best.

  29. Greetings Count Sneaky,
    Thank you very much. And I shall truly endeavour to remain humble and modest about my outstanding achievements.
    You were a most worthy recipient of said award. I also recall that I bestowed 'The Versatile Blogger Award' upon your good self. And well deserved you were.
    Have a peaceful week and thanks for your encouragement.
    With respect, Gary


I do try to comment back to each commenter individually. However, I might have to shorten my replies or give a group thank you. That way, I can spend more time commenting on your blogs. Thank you and peace, my friend.