Sunday, October 26, 2008

I Wuz Nominated

I am honored. Earl of Just The Library Keeper nominated me as a Superior Scribbler. Hah! Actually, coming from Earl - this means a lot. It's my humble opinion that Earl is superior both morally and ethically. I'm sure he'd try to be self effacing about his adherence to high standards, but that is also proof of his efforts to be a better person. He is a great example of working to live up to some pretty high benchmarks, and succeeding quite well.

So, according to the rules, I gotta nominate five people I think deserve this. Actually, winnowing down to five is gonna be tough, and some of the people I'd nominate have already been covered.

First is Charles G. Hill of Dustbury. I don't know how he does it. He posts several times a day with something unusual and different than the rest of blogdom, plus his gentle humor, snark and dry wit have me anticipating new posts. He claims to be a Democrat - but I think he's more of an unaffiliated Conservative. It's difficult to pigeonhole his thinking, because it is so diverse. He has an unabashed shoe fetish (like that isn't a good thing? Go read and see), and he makes yardwork entertaining. He's also a car guy, so that pulls me right in. He resides in and covers issues relating to OKC, OK - since half my family is from there and my Sis lives in same - captures my attention.

Next up is threecollie of Northview Dairy. She and her family run a dairy in New York, and I really enjoy reading her thoughts on the various issues they encounter. Farm life there is far different than what I'm used to. She found me from Jeff Soyer's People of the Gun, and I've certainly been enriched as a result. She also writes an opinion column called The Farm Side for her paper - The Recorder of Amsterdam NY. Talk about yer 'ritin' bona fides - she's got 'em right there! She is also an excellent photographer, and finds art, art I tell ya, on the farm. Apparently, there are actual trees and water there at the dairy - something I don't see much.

Then there is ptg of The Plains Feeder. I'm really not sure if he's into this award meme kind of thing or not, but he's gettin' nominated anyhow. His political analysis is dead on, in my humble opinion. His law degree might have something to do with it. He has two cobloggers - abe and dadgum, that keep it interesting. After visiting, I feel like I've learned something. He's located on an old feedlot north of Omaha, so his coverage of regional issues resonates here in Kansas.

The next two I met through Kim DuToit's site and several iterations of the forums he and The Mrs. have hosted over the years. They are in my email address book, and we all share jokes and links frequently. I consider them to be some of my best online friends.

Firstly is Morning Glory. I've enjoyed reading her thoughts and musings both in the forums and on her blog. I'm so glad she decided to blog and share her thoughts. She has a daughter in the military, so her political views have a ring of authenticity - and as far as I'm concerned, she has "room to talk" about the issues. She's walking the walk.

Second and lastly, but not the least by any means, is MoK of Six Degrees of Blondness. She makes a big deal about how she's blonde and how that makes her a ditz, but don't let that fool you. She is one sharp lady. Her hubby Mr. Mo contributes the occasional post as well. She recently resigned her position at Freddie Mac. She kept her employer out of her blog until she resigned, and her insights into the "bailout" and Mac's involvement have been enlightening.

Of course there are rules:

  • Each Superior Scribbler must in turn pass The Award on to 5 most-deserving Bloggy Friends.
  • Each Superior Scribbler must link to the author & the name of the blog from whom he/she has received The Award.
  • Each Superior Scribbler must display The Award on his/her blog, and link to This Post, which explains The Award.
  • Each Blogger who wins The Superior Scribbler Award must visit this post and add his/her name to the Mr. Linky List. That way, we'll be able to keep up-to-date on everyone who receives This Prestigious Honor!
  • Each Superior Scribbler must post these rules on his/her blog.

All of these people are far better writers than I. I'm sure my English teacher would like a word or two with me for some of my more egregious violations, but oh well.


Earl said...

The best thing about this is the bloggers you introduced me to look at, thanks!

CGHill said...

I take my lead from Will Rogers, who asserted, "I am not a member of any organized political party. I am a Democrat."

Mo K said...

You give me way too much credit, Mr. Jeffro, and I thank ya kindly! I've been spending more time posting over at ConClub lately, but I do relish the freedom of being able to write stuff at SDoB that I don't feel would be appropriate over there, esp. when I want to rant to my heart's content about liberals.. not wanting to offend the more liberal authors of our group too awfully much, ya know.
I don't much care on my own LJ. Heh. ;-)

Mo K said...

Oh, and I beg to differ re your writing skills. Not to sound like a "mutual admiration society" :-) but not only are your posts very interesting -- your grammar, etc. is perfect, from what I've seen. Don't sell yourself short!
I'm so proud to have you in my links.

threecollie said...

Wow, I can't thank you enough for your kind words! You really made my day!