Monday, January 19, 2009

3rd Annual Golden Spork Awards!

Who needs the Golden Globes when there are shiny sporks to be had?

Feel free to do a little victory dance on your way up to the podium. You deserve it! Most of you could have fit into multiple categories. But I stuck with one each just to be fair... and to avoid unnecessary ego inflation. Haven't I already told you how wonderful you are? I don't want to have to use your award on you. Exploding heads are awfully messy business.

"Funniest" Spork Award
(These people make me want to pee my pants.)

"Endearing" Spork Award
(Some of the sweetest and most kind hearted people I've ever met.)
Mrs. Pao
J (of Swede Hollow)

"Savory" Spork Award
(Best all around. I can't go a day without checking these blogs.)
Janet (of Planet of Janet)

"Crafty/Creative" Spork Award
(They have more talent in their pinkie toe than my whole office combined.)
Knotty Mouse

"Inspiring" Spork Award
(Amazing photographers with an eye for everyday art.)
Yellow Rose
Janet (of Fond of Snape)

"Articulate" Spork Award
(Some of the most impressive writers in the blogosphere.)
Apathy Lounge
Woman In A Window

"Delightfully Snarky" Spork Award
(Wit and sarcasm at it's finest!)

"Fascinating" Spork Award
(Bloggers that make me think.)
Fortune Cookies

"Blog-God" Spork Award
(The celebrities of the blogosphere.)
Rude Cactus
Chris (and Chaos and Mayhem)

"Clever" Spork Award
(The people that give me pause.)

"Bold and Beautiful" Spork Award
(These people are more interesting than Spanish soaps.)

"Down Home" Spork Award
(These bloggers could make anyone feel at home.)
Cat Herder

"Social Butterfly" Spork Award
(They could make friends at a funeral.)
Jen (Texaconsindiva)

"Great New Find" Spork Award
(Welcome to my madness!)
Persnickety Ticker
J (of I'm a Troublemaker)
Betty O Rocker

"Best Looking Blog" Spork Award
(They're too sexy for this blog.)
Kelly (of Wonderment)
Aunt Jackie

"Favorite Commenter" Spork Award
(To those who diligently comment, even if their blog is dead or nonexistent. With this award I also give them squatting rights. Mi blog es su blog, friends. Just don't touch my beer, ya hear?)

Sarge (Alex)

Please leave your acceptance speech in the comment section.
Awards can be picked up in the post below.



At 19 January, 2009, Blogger Mouse said...

*clutches Golden Spork* I'd like to thank Tink, my Mom, and the sheep who sacrificed their wool so that I might be crafty. Now.. where is the fabulous after-party??

At 19 January, 2009, Blogger Mary said...

Aww gee thanks Tink (another poor innocent person has fallen for my niceness) I'll be sure to let the next few people I make cry know that I got an award for being nice and sweet, so they should STFU already and let me do my job ;-) I heart Tink. Because she is swarkey (that's my word to post--I'm going to make it into a real word....)

At 19 January, 2009, Blogger said...

I'd like to thank my MIL for giving me adequate blog fodder when nothing else is going on in my life and there's nothing between me and a blank page but a full bedpan.
I'd like to thank my publicist, (er, I guess that would be my brother, Cam who is my blog king, pooter guru).
But most of all I'd like to thank Tink for reminding me daily of the intrinsic value of the spork and without whom this would not be possible.
Ahem, Thank you.

At 19 January, 2009, Blogger Chris said...

Oh man, I sure can't mention this at home or the kitties will be insufferable!

*sniff* Thanks, Tink! But... celebrities?! Wha...?

At 19 January, 2009, Blogger Shania said...

I'd like to thank the blogademy and my peeps, especially Tink, who recognized my brilliance from one or two subpar posts.

*clutches Golden Spork above head*

*has a wardrobe malfunction*

*blushes and runs off the stage*

At 19 January, 2009, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have to thank Tink for bringing some light and laughs into this lil bored heart of mine! :)

Speaking of beer, when are we all getting together again so we can share some of that lovely Midas Touch (Dogfish Head) beer you and Hoop liked so much :)

At 19 January, 2009, Blogger J said...

I like to say, its an honor just to be nominated. I'd like to thank the 2008 PB Blogvitational for the opportunity to participate in this event. Tink rocks! I also like to thank my wife
(music starts to play)
my cat Lucky
(music gets louder)
(music volume starts to cause pain)

At 19 January, 2009, Blogger Jay said...

Wow! This is such a surprise. Gosh! If I had known I was going win I wouldn't have drank so much wine.

Seriously, who would have thought that I would beat out Heath Ledger for this? Not me.

Anyway, I want to thank the Amish for all their unwavering support. Without all their visits to my blog, keeping my traffic numbers artificially high, I don't think this would have been possible.

I think most of all though, what has really brought me here today to accept my THIRD CONSECUTIVE Golden Spork Award is my modesty and humility. I truly believe the fact that I don't go on and on and on about how great I am, and I don't rub this win in everyone's face, is why I keep winning. Nobody likes a bragger.

What's that? My fly is open? Oh well, that's just another thing I keep winning awards for.

So, in conclusion .. Hey stop with the music, I'll take all the time I want up here! The people love me! Anyway, as I was saying, I'm going to accept this award, not because I deserved it, although I did, but I'm going to accept it for all the little people out there. The people struggling to find the funny on their own blogs. I hope that I can provide you with just a bit of inspiration. Just like I did last year. And the year before.

Thank you and may the God of your choice bless you.

At 19 January, 2009, Blogger Vanessa said...

I'm stunned and flattered! Thank you so much for the award; it will be proudly displayed!

At 19 January, 2009, Blogger the planet of janet said...

you like me! you really like me!

i'd like to thank tink and the academy ... and my five children, who never fail to talk nasty at the dinner table!

At 19 January, 2009, Blogger Woman in a Window said...

Dude, I didn't (sputter, sputter) um, I mean, I had no idea.
Tink, thanks. That was awful sweet.

At 19 January, 2009, Anonymous Anonymous said...

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At 19 January, 2009, Blogger Jen said...

Grazie sempre per essere la qualitĂ  sporky nella mia vita. Baci.

At 19 January, 2009, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you ... thank you... I don't think I've ever given anyone "pause" before. I do think I have given my wife a yeast infection a time or two, however. I feel like I should make a political comment in long standing of the Oscars, so I think we will observe a moment of silence for the cold children of Canada. It's unfair they are cold, we should send truckloads of money to them.


At 19 January, 2009, Blogger geenalyn said...

awwww I'm endearing :) Love you Tink and really hope one day our paths will cross in person. In the meantime i'll just keep sending you mail :)

At 19 January, 2009, Blogger LL said...

Fascinating? Well shit... isn't that the sporky equivalent to Miss Congeniality? *sigh*

At 19 January, 2009, Blogger Karen said...

Thanks so much! I feel honored to make you need Depends.

At 19 January, 2009, Blogger mamatulip said...

Blog-God? That's awesome! LOL! And I'm in such good company!

Thanks, Tink!

At 19 January, 2009, Blogger Susan's 365 said... first blog award. Thank you so much!

At 19 January, 2009, Blogger Reb said...

I'd like to thank the little people inside my computer. If it weren't for them, I wouldn't have any readers. I am glad that I make you feel at home Tink, you are the bestest!

At 19 January, 2009, Blogger Gin said...

I'd like to thank the Academy of Tinkdom for this prestigious award. I will cherish it for years to come.

At 19 January, 2009, Blogger YellowRose said...

I'd like to thank the academy (Tink) for this prestigious award! I am humbled and honored to be in the company of such greatness!

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!

At 19 January, 2009, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you add a "grossest" blogger award I'd like to apply.

At 19 January, 2009, Blogger Pamer said...

it was wonderful just to be nominated. Thanks for the Spork, Tink. You make me want to be a better commenter

At 19 January, 2009, Blogger flutter said...

This spork is a culmination of many sleepless nights of pealing through my dictionary, learning new words.

Lack of sex, the key to writing well, the key to the spork!

Thank you, thank you!

At 19 January, 2009, Blogger Janet said...

TINK! I am SO not amazing or inspiring, but it sure made me smile that you think I am :-) And I was having a sucky night til I read this. The "Pirate" spork makes it even better! Thank you!!!

At 19 January, 2009, Blogger meno said...

Aw man, you made me blush.

I would like to thank YOU! I can't wait to put it up on my blog. It's the only award i ever put up there.

At 19 January, 2009, Blogger meno said...

man, that was a tough decision. I was sorely tempted by the pirate, but decided to go with simple elegance.

thank you again.

At 19 January, 2009, Blogger Aunt Jackie said...

zOMG!!! Tink! I can't believe I am a 2nd Year Champ!! Wow. Thanks so much, and you just don't know what it means to me. Finally a good point to my day I'm so glad I popped in.

I will display it with pride and love.

You Rock Tink!

But I'm not excited to get that song stuck in my head "I'm too sexy for this blog, too sexy for this blog some sayyy I'm a hooggggggg!!!" (sorry had to make up a rhyme on the fly)

At 20 January, 2009, Blogger Dana said...

You know, there is nothing better than knowing you won't be left out of the awards as long as you can manage a comment!

Thanks Tink! I always enjoy this time of year, not just for the additional Golden Spork I can now proudly display (I can be a two-fisted spork holder), but because you have some great readers and I always find some fantastic blogs in this list!

At 20 January, 2009, Blogger Gary's third pottery blog said...

holy crap, CES'T MOI!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thanks TINK!

At 20 January, 2009, Blogger fiwa said...

Girl, you are just the sweetest. Hands down.

Though I have to say, my favorite category is the "favorite commenter" award. Squatters rights - that cracked me up.

love you-

At 20 January, 2009, Blogger Christy said...

Congrats to everyone who won! All of you rock!

At 20 January, 2009, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, Tink - Thank You So Much!!
I'd like to thank Susie for inspiring me to blog, OddMix who brought me here, and the WWC (and TINK!!) for the weekly challenges. To all you WWC-ers out there, thank you for setting the bar high and inspiring me.
And, um, yes, I think I *have* made friends at a funeral...
If I can't be funny, at least I can be friendly. :)

At 20 January, 2009, Blogger Betty O Rocker said...

THANK YOU! I'd like to thank everyone (Tink) who made this possible. It's an honor just to be nominated. I've been working on new formats for the blog and many new projects to post. Not to mention my life is never dull, so there's always something going on over there on my blog.

Thank you again and I love your blog! GOD BLESS AMERICA!

At 20 January, 2009, Blogger Gramps said...

Hey, that's pretty damn cool. Thanks, Tink. Makes me think that I should perhaps, you know, put up a new post. It's only been about 10 years.

At 20 January, 2009, Blogger Kelly said...

Thanks so much! I have Goofy Girl Designs to thank for my beautiful blog design. She's quite talented, and inexpensive as well. We worked together to find the right artwork and she crafted a beautiful template for me to use. I highly recommend her.

Now, on to discovering all the other award-winning blogs....

At 20 January, 2009, Blogger Hilary said...

Nicely done! Congrats to all. :)

At 20 January, 2009, Blogger Peggy said...

Thank you so much darling!

Three years in a row!! Rock!1

At 20 January, 2009, Blogger Gramps said...

Ha! New content!

At 22 January, 2009, Anonymous Anonymous said...

*shaking hands and sweaty palms* Oh, I told myself I wouldn't cry, I am! What an amazing moment! Of course, I'd like to thank the Hollywood Foreign Press for their role in this auspicious occasion. My imaginary agent as well as fellow cast members: George Clooney (*starts to hallucinate*), Henry Ian Cusick, and the guy who plays Sawyer on "Lost". (*begins rambling*) Of course, none of this would have happened if Tink didn't have such a pull with the voters in the blog academy. And that time I had an extended and possibly drunken conversation with a small tusked animal which turned out to be Jay's Viking helmet. (hic!) All of it brought me good luck and...sweet that some kind of a jacket that ties in the back? Get away from me with that thing! Get away from me this instant, I say, or I'll tell Barack on you the very moment I get back to the White House. I know he misses me........

At 22 January, 2009, Blogger LMPP said...

Woohoo!! I finally won something and as usual 5 days later I find out about it!



At 22 January, 2009, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh, the coveted "Favorite Commenter" Spork Award!!!!!!!!!
I am but a child in the world of blogs, and here I am with my very own award! I have tried for 3 days to write a comment worthy of this accolade, and ironically, I've got nothing...
Kiss THIS, word verification!!!!

Ahem...Anyway, thanks Tink! This brought me another step closer to giving what I receive day in and day out, and finally starting that blog I've talked about for over a year.

Um, I'm eyeballin' that beer over there...

At 27 January, 2009, Blogger mrspao said...

Awww thanks :)

(I won't get all Kate on you!)

At 05 February, 2009, Anonymous Anonymous said...


I take a bit of a blog break and missed the awards! I could've been a three year contender!!!!

At 05 February, 2009, Blogger Foo said...

Awww, thanks. Especially since the only sporkaward I'm entitled to is the "MIA Spork".

WV: "fojorkas" Oooo! I finally found a good replacement for "dipwad"!

At 01 April, 2009, Blogger Fortune Cookies said...

Oh wow Tink! Thanks so much for a spork award! I'm so lame I just now noticed it...this year has been...well you know how it's been.
I'm gonna carry my spork over and wear it so so so proudly!
*does the Queen wave (twist the pearls, screw the lightbulb, twist the pearls, screw the lightbulb...)*

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