Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Whoa, nearly missed my award!

*sound of thunderous applause, or as much as can be generated by one pair of hands - mine*

Thank you, thank you so much for my award. Of course, I could not have done it without the support and backing of my computer and keyboard and of course I have to thank my typing master from long ago without whose sarcastic mockery I would never have learnt typing, and if I hadnt learnt typing, this award could never have been mine. Yes, mine! MINE, I tell you MIIIIIIIIIIINE! I'm not giving it away! I DESERVE it after all these years of being ignored and passed up for awards because of the envy and jealousy of a LOT of people whose names I cant remember but when I do, boy are they going to regret setting me aside especially as now this award is mine mine MIIINE and nobody can take it away hahahahahaha... who are you people? Your white clothes are SO not in fashion... Where are you taking me?... I wont go without my award, because it's MINE!... oh, it's going to be in a safe place along with me? ... where nobody can steal it? In my own room? No hard or sharp surfaces to damage my award? oh, okay, I'll come with you. But I'll keep my award with me.


Thanks very much for the award, Rads. :) I really enjoyed giving my acceptance speech - I've been prepared all along for an occasion like this, you know. You can tell, cant you? :)

Now, some more about the award itself -

Purpose of the award:

This award is for blogs whose content and/or design are brilliant as well as creative. The purpose of the prize is to promote as many blogs as possible in the blogosphere.

This is a difficult task for me, not because I cant think of any brilliant blogs, but because pretty much all my favourites have already got the award!

Anyhoo, here goes, and if you've already got the award, just consider yourself twice as brilliant, folks! :)

1. Kamini Dandapani at
Tales of South India - a gorgeous lady who lives in NY, travels the world and writes beautifully about her travels, about music, dance and pretty much anything she takes up. I, for one, cant help wishing that she would write more of her excellent short stories...

2. ??! at
This Is A Title - a skinny guy (I'm inferring, I dont know him although I wish I did) whose writing is profound, funny, perceptive... and who's put on 4 kilos in two months and is happy about it - the lucky so-and-so!

3. Merino, at
Orange-a-Whelmed - She takes some of the most beautiful nature pix I've seen - especially her macro ones, they're breath-taking. She's also got the cutest little nephew...

4. Gopal, at
Gopalsworld - Ok, he's my brother, but I'm not biased when I say that he writes really well and is very very funny. His (in)frequency of posting is what his fans grumble about - one post a year doesnt cut it, da!

5. Shruthi, at
Hallucinations! - Writes beautifully about anything and, as a bonus, once in a while she describes what her adorable little one-year-and-a-few-months old daughter gets up to. I hope to meet them whenever I'm in India next.

6. Umm Oviya, at Quite Qatar - Journalist, mother, ex-colleague, who writes eloquently, and very readably, about a lot of things.


brinda said...

oooh! now that fame has happened, can fortune be far behind?

shyam said...

Brin: Dunno about fortune, but sarcasm followed really quick :D

Teesu said...

Congrats, Shyam -- and good comeback above!;)

Anu said...

Nice to see you're back, Shyam! I've taken a peek at this neat blogroll you've got going, and I must agree, Orange-A-Whelmed is a fantastic photographer, and Kamini's travel tales are fascinating. Your brother's description of Veg. puffs still tickles me...:)

Kamini said...

Wow, thanks, Shyam, I'm overwhelmed by your praise, and can't stop blushing and smiling! Okay, I've got the hint, I'll put up a short story for you, but first I have to force myself to finish the Croatia travelogue, okay?
And of course, congratulations to you - you really do deserve the award!

WA said...

Yayyy thanks for the links Shyam, they all sound great, off i go now.

Great acceptance speech

umm oviya said...

oh, you were not sarcy! thanks shyam. i'm so THRILLED, i feel silly.
Thank YOU!
and congrats on your award too.

??! said...

Ah merci. But I hope you won't mind if I don't put it up. I...umm...don't do awards. But thanks anyway.

shyam said...

Teesu: Thanks :)

Anu: Thanks! It's nice to be able to point people towards blogs I enjoy! :)

Kamini: Hey, no pressure re the short story :) I'm happy to wait, especially if it means more Croatia chronicles!

wa: thank you, thank you :)

V: I'm NEVER sarky, except sometimes :) But not this time

??!: You'd be drownded in awards, so I do see your point. In any case, mine was to give, yours to receive - with no requirement to exhibit or pass on :)

Orange Fronkey said...

Awwww.. that's sweet!

Thank you :)))).. I'm a lil slow on the acceptance speech.. very very slow..LOL

mumbaigirl said...

Congratulations and thanks for the links!

Pollux aka Paps said...

Congrats da.