Monday, June 28, 2010

Award to the Wise

I realize that this is déjà vu all over again, but not only did I just receive another award, but earlier this month, I was given the same one: The Versatile Blogger Award.

Yeah, I’m so versatile, I’m writing the exact same post again…

Seriously, though, thank you to new blogger friend, Jennifer Juniper, who is currently vacationing in Switzerland Colorado.  Check out her blog; she’s funny and very cool.  I’m always amazed that anyone reads my crap, let alone give me some kind of award for it.

The funny thing is that the award graphic is different from the one I was originally given, so I feel absolutely no shame in posting them both, to bolster the illusion that I’m a decorated writer.  But also, since the graphic IS different, I also feel no shame in changing the rules.

I still don’t like passing it on, which gets me out of having to choose between so many writing friends.  And instead of providing 7 tidbits about me (which I just did a month ago and there are only so many tidbits to go around), I thought I’d drop 7 links to posts I did long before you ever came around.  Can you say “Cheap post?”

Feb 20, 2009: Is That a Towel in your Pants, Or are You Just Glad to See Me?  A public stunt at work peters out.  I also recall a similar prank from college.

Feb 23. 2009:  Bluz’ Rules of Vegetables.  One of my all-time favorites, which spells out my feeling on… gulp… vegetables.

March 10, 2009: Obama 3 Dogma 0.  This is one of my first political rants that, if you know my most of my other work, should be celebrated for its brevity.

March 31, 2009: I the Jury.  I drew jury duty last year and blogged the whole thing.  Welcome to “Justice: Baltimore Style”.

April 30, 2009: A Word From our Sponsor:  “You’re Stupid.”  My media courses in college pay off here in this rant about TV advertising and what advertisers must think of us.

May 10, 2009: Musical Memory Lane.  You know how certain songs immediately take you to some other time and place?  This post is about that.

May 25, 2009: Goodbye Old Friend.  When Yours Truly turns in his old reliable TV for a shiny new HDTV, he can’t help but wax nostalgic about the journey they’d taken together.

These are some of my favorite posts that no one knows about.  I hope you know about them soon.  And please feel free to comment… it’s never too late to tell me I’m full of shit!


Judie said...

O.k. Dude--I'll take Door #6 for $200--Musical Memories: Just today I heard "Sailing" by Chris Cross when I was in the grocery store. That alone tells you just how old that song is! It brought back bitter-sweet memories of when I lived in Chi Town.

Now, I'll take Door #7 for $500--Goodbye Old Friend: For years we had a humongous big-screen t.v. that took up half our den. The picture was starting to fade, but at least I knew how to work the damn thing. In comes Mr. HDTV and all of a sudden BigScreen was history. The flat screen arrives, so now I have to re-arrange the entire den so everyone can see. But wait! There is no one here but us! I put our chairs right where I want them. Now if I could just figure out how to work the remote!

bluzdude said...

Funny the things you hear in the grocery store. I remember earlier last year, hearing both Smoke on the Water and Don't Fear the Reaper in the store. Thought they were odd choices to shop by.

I so love my HDTV... Best investment I've made in ages. I suppose it's only a matter of time before I go for the Blue Ray, but I'm not looking forward to replacing all my favorite DVDs.

Jennifer Juniper said...

Dammit!! Why didn't I think of changing the rules?!?! Your rules are so much better than mine..

bluzdude said...

I don't even follow my own rules.

DG said...

The failed Terrible Towel launch is hilarious.

I've always wanted to be picked for jury duty, but it's never gonna happen.

Music - I totally agree with you. Thanks to the marvel of Guitar Hero my children are being schooled in the beauty of my 80's music. Had to find the lyrics for "Livin' on a Prayer" a couple of week ago...

Judie said...

I never get picked to serve on a jury. They read the questionaire I had to fill out, and I'm sure they think I will botch the whole trial.

T.v. advertising is the epitome of dumbing down in America.

bluzdude said...

First off, thank you for actually looking at some of the old posts. You must have had a LOT of time on your hands… =o)

I’m hoping to get picked for jury duty again… you’re supposed to be available again after a year, so I’m overdue. I’m so interested in going through the process and seeing what happens from the inside.

If I could have pulled off that towel prank, it would have been legendary. They’d be talking about me at the office for years.

I just wish you could find lyrics back then, as easily as you can now online.

I never thought I would get picked either, because I read a lot of news and am aware of local and national issues, and I know the lawyers like their jurors ignorant and pliable. But I think they’re so hard up for jurors in Baltimore, anyone with a pulse can get on a panel if they want. The only questions I had to answer were very broad, as you can see if you read the story. As long as I didn’t know the defendant or have a cop in my immediate family, it was cool.

You should definitely read the TV commercials post. I make your point in spades… although not so much that the ads MAKE us dumb, but they sure portray us that way.

vange said...

It's 6:20 pm MST and you're full of shit.



bluzdude said...

It's always nice to know the exact moment someone realized I'm full of shit, so I appreciate the time stamp translation to your time zone.

Judie said...

Oh,yes! Too bad you didn't get to actually be Juror #1! You might have been picked as the foreman! WooHoo!

As for the ads--I rest my case!

JennyMac said...

Congrats on your award and how hilarious that you change the rules and don't follow them even then! My kind of rebel.

bluzdude said...

That was something I was worried about. I absolutely did NOT want to be foreman…at least not the first time on a jury. I like to see how things work first, before assuming any kind of “leadership” role. I would have done everything I could to get out of it.

Now the SECOND time around… I’d have them getting my coffee.

To quote a once-famous comedian, “Nobody tells me what to do, not even me!”

Anonymous said...

You and my hubs should eat dinner together every night. He calls himself a "meatatarian" - I'm pretty sure that's from a Wendy's commercial. I liked the line: "biased against “vegetables of color.” Yes, you want to be careful of that.

Oh Man, do I agree with you on the Obama post. This thought right here is so EXACTLY what I feel, too - thanks for capturing the thought in words: "one person or group does not get to insert their morals or values into my life. In other words, it’s the Mind Your Own Goddamn Business philosophy"

And, that commercial was so sad. At least our local cable has funny ones. Very simply done, but not horrible like that. Wow. I feel like commercials "dumb me down," too. I'm so insulted by how stupid they must think I am.

Congrats on the award!

Bachelor Girl said...

Once again: